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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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7 Delicious Books to celebrate World Friendship Day

World Friendship Day is celebrated on the first Sunday of August each year. This year, It will be celebrated on the 3rd of August, 2014. With August being a month that celebrates friendship, grab this opportunity to help children develop…

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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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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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Add Shades of Green to Your Library on World Earth Day (April 22)

How often do we tell children that their actions can make a difference? On World Earth Day this year, raise awareness around environmental issues. Here are eight awesome ways in which you can inspire your students to be more environmentally-friendly….

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World Earth Day: Read to Protect Our Planet

Do you take your own bag to the supermarket? Have you been recycling? Switch off the lights! Why don’t you cycle to work? It’s that time of the year when we are all reminded of the importance of being environmentally-friendly….

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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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Fill Your Library With Bursts of Poetry

UNESCO observes 21st March as World Poetry Day – a day when different forms of poetry and their creators are celebrated. Hippocampus has dedicated this month to celebrating poetry and urges you to do the same in your school library. Help your…

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Celebrating National Library Week 2013 with HSS

In November 2013, soon after the festival of lights, schools in 9 different states across India found time for yet another unique kind of celebration… National Library Week! India has recognized November 14-20th as National Library Week ever since 1968,…

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