5 Marvellous Books on Monsoon


At Hippocampus we believe that reading books indoors is the best way to enjoy the monsoon. Here are 5 books that are perfect for reading-aloud on rainy days. Listen to the Rain   Author: Bill Martin Jr. & John Archbamault…

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7 Spectacularly Illustrated Children’s Books


Illustrations in children’s books are not merely for decorative purposes. They often work as a hook for children – especially early readers – and work as a parallel narrative (visual) in many cases. Being surrounded by a plethora of wonderfully…

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Make Peace Contagious in Your School Library


 “If we are to teach real peace in this world, we shall have to begin with the children”  – Mahatma Gandhi With so much conflict in the world today, it is essential for us, as educators, to discuss and reflect…

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S L Faizal’s Experiments with Reading Innovations in Kendriya Vidyalaya, Pattom


It’s not every day that you come across someone like S L Faizal, a librarian who thrives on reading innovations in the school library. From launching the first library blog in India, to promoting information literacy through fun campaigns such…

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‘These days, I delight in the hope that I might help children discover how amazing and exciting history is’


Meet Natasha Sharma, the author of Rooster Raga, Bonkers! and Icky! Yucky! Mucky! who possesses a secret spell for making children howl with laughter. In this interview with HSLS, she talks about finding inspiration for stories, using humour as a writing…

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