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Does Your School Library Have These 5 Books That Celebrate the Joys of Reading?

One of our favourite books at Hippocampus is ‘Biblioburro’ by Jeanette Winterson. This book is precious to us not only because it narrates the amazing journey of a passionate teacher, but also because it celebrates the simple yet powerful pleasures…

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How do you keep preteens and teens hooked to books? ‘Litpert’ Dr. Shailaja Menon offers great solutions

Joseph Colin has to be one of the most eager and enthusiastic school librarians we have come across. He works at Bangalore International School in Bangalore. Here’s a question he had for our ‘Litpert’ Dr. Shailaja Menon: Q. I feel…

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‘Illustrations provide the reader with a window into a new world’

There are certain characters in children’s literature that are unforgettable. For most of us who have read Mahasweta Devi’s ‘The Why-Why Girl’ (published by Tulika), Moyna is certainly one. Perhaps what makes her so memorable is her intense curiosity. But…

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How Can We Encourage Children to Read Across Genres? Litpert Dr. Shailaja Menon Has the Answers

Do young readers in your school stick to a few popular series and show reluctance in exploring new genres? Check out Dr. Shailaja Menon’s terrific suggestions on how to inspire children to read across genres. Q. How can we encourage…

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Election Carnival in Your School Library

Are your students aware of the 2014 General Elections and what it means to vote in a democracy? Bring in a bit of the election-mania into your library through our 5 easy-to-implement ideas. 1. Read-Aloud Elections (Grades 1-2) Get into the…

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15 Amazing Indian Books Recommended by Top Editors

Hippocampus School Library Services is delighted to reveal a list of 15 Indian books which have been declared as favourites by 5 top editors from Tulika Books, Pratham Books, Duckbill and Karadi Tales. The last decade has been exciting as well…

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Five Most Effective Ways to Keep Children Out of Your School Library

1. Keep the best books locked away in a cupboard, especially the ones that are likely to make children laugh. Laughter in the library is more dangerous than it appears to be. 2. Choose books for children every single time….

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