I am sharing this on behalf of my 7 year old daughter Akshara for the KBC Summer Bingo Senior 2022. Akshara started with reading basic books when she was 6. But after joining KBC and checking the recommendations, I bought her Ready Freddy books from Scholastic India through KBC’s storefront. That was the first chapter book she enjoyed reading. Ever since then there is no turning back. She enjoys seeing the read alouds in KBC group and loves participating in the various KBC competitions. I have bought many good and interesting books based on KBC recommendations, particularly Indian authors which I would have missed otherwise.
So here is the review of the list of books Akshara enjoyed reading for the Kbc Book Bingo.
1.A Book by an Indian Author
The Girl who ironed her hair and other Stories by Lalita Iyer
I Like Lalli and her brother Shive because they always have so much fun and are so funny. This book is about things like ironing hair, having fart competitions, stealing roses, eating scones. Lalli’s mother always makes Lalli something. Once she made her Shoe flower oil and once plenty of dresses. And the funny parts of fart competition and ironing hair were good in this book. One of my favourite oarts in this book is when they eat scones.
This book can be ordered from Scholastic India via our kbc storefront as well. Scholastic India always has special offers on.
2.A Purple Coloured book
The Pony-Mad Princess –Princess Ellie saves the day by Diana Kimpton
I like this book since it is about ponies. In this book the pony-mad princess is grooming the ponies. When Meg the palace groom goes to the hospital, Ellie and her friend Kate groom the ponies. They realize that it is more difficult than they expect, when George comes and spoils everything with his rules and Moon Bean is in danger. It is up to Ellie to save the day.
3.An award winning book
I will not ever never eat a tomato by Lauren Child (this can be read by 3-7yos as well)
It is a British Books award winner. Charlie has a little sister Lola. She is small and funny. In this book Charlie tricks Lola into eating her unfavorite food. He tricks her into eating carrots by calling it as ‘Orange twiglets from Jupiter’. Next he tricks that peas are green drops from Greenland. After that he tricks her that potato is cloud fluff from pointiest peak of Mount Fuji. Read the book to know if finally Lola eats the tomato. I love this book a lot ever since watching the read aloud in KBC FB group.
4.A Book with boy protagonists
13 Storey Tree House by Andy Griffiths
This story is about pretend mermaids, flying cats, giant bananas, etc. In this book Terry paints Silky Till’s cat and makes friends with Mermaidia, a mermaid who turns into a sea monster. In this book Andy and Terry have drawing competitions, whack each other with giant bananas, etc. I like Andy and Terry because they are interesting people. This book is funny and has beautiful illustrations.
5. A mystery/adventure book
The mystery of the strange bundle by Enid Blyton
This is a 5 Find outer series along with their dog. I like Fatty and Betts because Betts is kind and Fatty is funny. I like Pip and Larry because they made many notes in this book. I like Daisy and Buster because Daisy was useful in this book and Buster always makes everyone have fun. The mystery of strange bundles is about wet clothes, flu and ventriloquism. Mr.Goon is always angry with five find outers and one time Fatty tricked Mr.Goon with his ventriloquism. It is interesting how the five find outers solve the mystery.
6.The First book in a series :
First Term: Book 1 (Malory Towers) by Enid Blyton
This book is about how Darrell and her friends spend their first year at Malory Towers, a boarding school in England. I like Darrell, Sally, Maryloe and others because each of them have something in them. For eg. Alicia is up to mischief, tricks and has a very sharp tongue. The book is also about their first form at school, happenings in the class, fun with mamzelle and also about characters like Gwendoline. The book focuses on the many adventures that Darrell has when she finds a friend called Sally Hope.
Captain Underpants and the attack of the talking toilets by Dav Pilkey
In this book there are 2 friends named ‘George Beard’ and ‘Harold Hutchkins’. All the teachers would say something about them. Their teacher Miss Rubble would say that George and Harold were disruptive and behaviorally challenged. Their gym teacher Mr. Meaner would say they needed attitude adjustment; while their principal would have a few more choice words to include like sneaky and criminally mischievous. In this book George and Harold want to get into a big competition called ‘Second annual invention convention’. George and Harold soon get mischievous and make many mischievous tricks on inventions for the fourth graders. And they also get into trouble by making talking toilets. I like this book because it is full of mischief done by the two boys.
This book and series as well as Dav Pilkey’s other books can be ordered from Scholastic India via our kbc storefront as well. Scholastic India always has special offers on.
8. Scholastic Book
The Adventures of Mooli and the Bully on Wheels by Asha Nehemiah
Mooli is a meddlesome boy and with his friend Soups (Supriya) together they have some fun. In this book with Harsha the bully on wheels. They make a new way trick of taking a video of themselves in trampoline. This book is entirely about the antics of Mooli. I like how Mooli does lots of funny antics with his friends.
This book and series can be ordered from Scholastic India via our kbc storefront as well. Scholastic India always has special offers on.
9.A non-fiction book/encyclopedia:
Usborne flap book See Inside Maths book:
See inside Maths book is full of surprises. We can learn tables, multiplication, division, subtraction, addition, counting and calculations. And also it is full of flaps. And there is so much fun in flaps. We can even learn fractions. We also have everyday math chapters where we learn to count money, learn to see time, also count crowd of people. We can also have fun by building cubes, floor tiles, also check diameter of ball. It has many useful and exciting things. When you come to the chapter of snakes and ladders you will have climb up and climb down flaps. The book also has many questions and answers. It has totally 86 flaps that I love opening.
10.A Book about school stories
Miss Daisy is Crazy by Dan Gutman
This book is about a boy AJ who hates school. And his new second grade teacher Miss Daisy doesn’t know much of anything. This book is all about video games, skateboards and measurements. This book is very funny and interesting. Miss Daisy pretends that she doesn’t know anything and makes the kid teach her Maths, words and everything. I like this book because I am also in second grade.
11. A Classic
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
Tom Sawyer was a troublesome boy who loved adventures. He lived with Aunt Polly, Cousin Mary and his half brother Sid. In the beginning of book he would smartly make another boy paint the fence white. He made friends with Becky Thatcher and Huckleberry Finn. I like Tom Sawyer because he is mischievous. Tom Sawyer has many adventures with Huckleberry Finn, Joe Harper and Becky Thatcher.
Mark Twain not only wrote Tom Sawyer but also another book ‘Adventures of Huckleberry Finn’.
12. A rib-tickling book
My Brother’s famous bottom takes off! by Jeremy Strong
I like this book because it is funny. In this book it goes on about Bo Peep and this book is full of sheep, astronauts, rockets, volcanoes, twins and most of all boats. In this book Nicholas’ brother’s famous bottom is going into space. And Nicholas’ sister acts like a tortoise. Nicholas’ father says a sheep follows him and comes home with a sheep. This book is also about gravity swing. This book is Rib tickling because in this book people talk funnily and say ‘Tiptop’, ‘Tippety Top’.
13.An Inspiring Book
Matilda is a brilliant and sensitive girl. Matilda’s parents think she is not useful and a cheat. Matilda reads many books. She nearly read all the children books in the library in her street. I find her inspiring because she has lots of knowledge and something magical about her. Matilda becomes friends with her teacher Miss. Jenny Honey and then becomes aware of her problems. Whether Matilda is able to help Miss Honey forms the storyline.
14.A Sci-fi/fantasy book
Enchanted World: Pinx and the Ring of Midnight by Enid Blyton
This book is an interesting book. It is full of adventure, magic and makeovers. In this book it is fully about fashion, trolls, trees, fairies, giants, moles, butterflies and pretty dresses. In this book Silky, Melody, Pinx , Petal and Bizzy go to the land of giants where Pinx has a perfect idea of finding Ring of midnight.
15.A book on being eco-friendly
My Famous brother’s bottom gets pinched by Jeremy Strong
In this book the parents and kids are kidnapped and explained how diapers pollute the environment and not to use the plastic diapers. It is a funny book and yet teaches us the importance of being eco-friendly. This book is a sequel of My Brother’s famous bottom takes off.
16.A book on any place in the world
Early Learning program The Search for the Seven Sisters
This book is about Nick and Fran. They visit Padooka Falls where their grandmother lives. And along with their grandmother Gigi they visit her sisters who stay in different places across the world. They visit United States, Grand Canyon and see great Aunt Kate. Then they visit Australia and see the kangaroos and meet Aunt Dahlia. Then they next visit Russia, China, Africa and Mexico. In each place they visit the locals, enjoy the local sports, eat the local food. While reading the book we feel like we are travelling and visiting all the places.
‘She Can You Can’ by Garima Kushwaha
This is one of the best biography books about inspiring and iconic Indian women. It is a must have for all young children. It has brief stories about women achievers arranged in the order A-Z. In this book I Like Bhanu Athaiya who is a designer. I also like Deepa Malik because she was like Tom Sawyer very playful. She became a sports person. I also like Fathima Beevi who became the first female judge judge, Homi Vyarawalla female photographer and Janaki Ammal a scientist. (you can read the detailed review here)
18.A book by favourite author
Grandma’s bag of stories by Sudha Murty
I like Grandma’s bag of stories because it is interesting and fun. This book is about one grandmother, grandpa and their grandkids. In this book the grandmother tells all types of stories to kids Raghu, Meena, Anand and Krishna. This book has stories that teaches us moral values. All the stories in this book happen in India. I love the story ‘Payasam for a Bear’ the most.
19.A new author that you were introduced to
Four Children and IT by Jaqueline Wilson
In this book one girl named Rosalind is the main character who reads many books like Enid Blyton and other series of olden days. The book has 4 children in the story Rosalind, Robbie, younger brother Smash and Maudie the half sister. They spend their summer vacation and meet a Psamead, have picnic and climb trees.
20. A book that was gifted to you.
Tulsidas Ramayana by Ram Charit Manas
Tulsidas Ramayana Amar Chitra Katha book is a story about Ram. It has 5 comic stories. And the book is about people from long time ago like Ram, Lakshman, Sita, Bharat and Shatrugna. It also has stories about Kausalya, Kaikaye, queen Sumitra, Ravana, Kumbakarna and Surpanaka. It has many mythological stories and is designed beautifully.
It has 5 stories – Childhood days of Ram, Ram in exile, the abduction of Sita, In search of Sita, Ram the Victorious.
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