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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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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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10 Terrific books on Tigers

International Tiger’s day is observed on 29th July and is celebrated annually to raise public awareness of Tiger conservation and protection of Tiger habitats. On this day, let’s read some brilliant books to children written about Tigers and also read…

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Award-Winning Children’s Author Arundhati Venkatesh

Arundhati Venkatesh is an award-winning children’s writer. Her chapter book, Petu Pumpkin Tooth Troubles, won the SCBWI Crystal Kite Award 2015 for India, Middle East and Asia. Petu Pumpkin Tiffin Thief was also voted to the top 3 in the RivoKids Hindustan…

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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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My Vibrant Library – Simple tips to make your library a fun and interesting space.

BOOK ART Book art is made from carefully folding the pages of recycled books to create various designs. You can create almost anything with a little effort – from hearts to houses, words, symbols and objects. This is an absolutely fun thing to do – an…

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Laughter Ever After with Jane De Suza

Jane De Suza is the author of the recently-released book – SuperZero, a laugh-out-loud book for children. Other children’s books that Jane has written include Party in the Sky, The Big Little Want and the Han Series. She has also…

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5 Lovely Books about Sharing

The Pleasant Rakshasa The Pleasant Rakshasa is a wonderful story about a monster called Karimuga. Karimuga was a pleasant, friendly and beautiful rakashasa. All the other rakshasas were jealous his purple skin, pink cheeks, red eyes, and his wonderful hairy legs….

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