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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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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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Making Reading Enjoyable for Children with Dyslexia

October is Dyslexia Awareness Month. As an educator, have you ever wondered how reading can be made easier for children with dyslexia? Here are answers from Dr.Shailaja Menon that will not only help you understand the problems dyslexic children face, but also…

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Let’s Get Curious – with Author Shweta Taneja

Shweta Taneja is an author and comics writer based in Bangalore. She loves to prod into the paranormal and ask uncomfortable questions about everything. Her book The Ghost Hunters of Kurseong which  is packed with mystery and adventure is a big hit…

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5 Splendid Books on Animals

This October, let’s take time to respect, appreciate and celebrate all the wonderful animals that share the planet with us. It is important to speak to children about animals, animal safety, putting an end to animal cruelty and to stand…

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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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