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An interview with Himanjali Sankar


In a short interview with Hippocampus, author Himanjali Sankar tells us about how she got to writing a young adult novel and also talks about why she was so determined to write a book around a topic that’s considered taboo…

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Books about Puberty and Sexuality for Children


Adolescence and puberty can be potentially troubling times for children and adults. A good sex educator becomes integral for these transition years. This can be a parent or a qualified professional … and books! As children grow up, they begin…

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Conversation with Khyrunnisa

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Khyrunnisa A., prize-winning author of children’s fiction, created the popular comic character Butterfingers for the children’s magazine, Tinkle. Her books in the Butterfingers series published by Puffin include the novels Howzzat Butterfingers! (2010), Goal, Butterfingers! (2012), Clean Bowled, Butterfingers! (2015)…

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Breaking Gender Stereotypes


Women can’t drive. Boys don’t play with dolls. Act like a lady. Boys don’t cry. Blue is for boys and pink is for girls. Girls must have long hair. He is a sissy. Are these phrases all too familiar? You have…

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Organic Kitchen – Gardening Workshop



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Hippocampus is celebrating author/illustrator MO WILLEMS! Come over and have a rollicking time with crafts, games and wall painting. Laugh out loud with Storyteller, Lavanya and savor the delicious theme-based food too. For those of you who haven’t heard of the…

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Amazing Activities at your School Library


Hippocampus has been in the children’s library space for over 13 years and one of things we learnt very soon is that a great space and an enviable collection of books are the heart of a good library – but…

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