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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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“I’m happy being a writer-editor-bookclubber-bookshopper and everything else in between!” Says Vidya Mani

After a long chase, Hippocampus finally pinned Vidya Mani to do an interview with us. Enjoy her witty responses and expert advice. When was the first time you, as an adult, discovered a love for children’s literature? I used to work…

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5 Significant Special Needs Books

Children at some point will encounter people with disabilities. In such situations, they may be inclined to stare, heckle, laugh or make inappropriate comments. They may even be scared sometimes. Siblings of children with disabilities also face a myriad of…

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6 Rib-tickling books

  Children’s laughter must simply be the most delightful sound in the world. Hippocampus recommends 6 hilarious books that won’t just make them laugh-out-loud but also help enhance their reading experience. Don’t let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo…

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“There’s a little part of us that remains a child forever.” says Payal Kapadia

  Payal Kapadia’s debut book, Wisha Wozzariter, won the Crossword Award for Children’s Writing in 2013. It is also on the “101 Indian Children’s Books We Love!” list. After getting a B.A.(Hons.) degree in English Literature from St. Xavier’s College,…

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Vishaka Chanchani is a well-loved illustrator with a Masters in illustration from MS University, Vadodhara. She has written and illustrated many books for children and is also an art educator and workshop facilitator in Bangalore. Her book – The House…

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6 Unique Alphabet Books

There are several wonderful alphabet books that have been published over the years to help children learn the 26 letters of the English alphabet. Here are some of our favourites that are absolutely distinctive and off-beat. Go ahead and grab these books…

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