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We’ve had lots of exciting recommendations in our kbc facebook group. This is the curated post of books recently ordered by our members via kidsbookcafe.com to help you add awesome reads to your childoo’s personal library!

Etiquette for Children by Dreamland (for 5-12 years according to the publisher) – there are 4 books in this series that cover different aspects of life. They are also available as a combo of 4 titles. Achira has kindly shared inside pages in the fb group here.

In her words,

“Etiquette for Children by Dreamland Publications are a set of books which are structured into different sections.

Each book beautifully explains etiquettes for various situations. The illustrations are very catchy and the language is simple for kids to understand. A comprehensive set of books which can be used to introduce etiquettes and their importance to kids using examples from day to day lives in a direct and non preachy way. The message is straight forward and that makes it very handy!”

Meal Time Cloth Books (for toddlers)

My Mummy is Magic Vichithra has shared inside pages and done a read aloud in the fb group here. Quoting her:

This book celebrates the moms and their dedication and love for their little ones. The text describes the magic of mom with little one while playing, reading stories, getting hurt and ends with bedtime cuddle and kisses. The beautiful illustrations are attractive and would be loved by children. Mom with a magic and a cute little baby admiring mom is a treat to eyes.

A B See for 2-5 years (32 pages)

Yes! No!: A First Conversation About Consent for 2-5 years (36 pages)

Private Parts are Private: Learning private parts are private and what to do if touched inappropriately for 2-6 years (22 pages)

Phonics Fun: Bear Clare’s Pear (24 pages)

Phonics Fun: Fyodor and The Dinosaur (24 pages)

Phonics Fun: Freddie for 4-7 years (24 pages)

Bubblegum Bear for 4-7 years (24 pages)

What’s Under the Bed, Ted? for 5-6 years (26 pages)

Four Silly Skeletons (32 pages)

Monty And Sylvester – A Tale of Everyday Super Heroes (32 pages)

Fred: I Will Love You Anyway (32 pages)

Croc and Bird by Alexis Deacon. Other books by this acclaimed author can be found here.

The Bumblebear by Nadia Shireen (of the Barbara throws a Wobbler fame) for 3-5 years

The Blue Giant (32 pages)

Impossible! (32 pages)

Barefoot Empress (32 pages)

Little Echo for 3-7 years (32 pages). Punidha has shared a lovely read aloud in the fb group here.

Hom for 3-6 years (32 pages). Punidha has shared inside pages and a lovely read aloud here in the fb group.

Disney Frozen: Northern Lights – Magical Adventures (38 pages)

One Tiny Dot by Lucy Rowland (40 pages) – an amazing book on kindness. Tanvi has shared the inside pages here in our fb group. . Excerpts from her post:

There is this little dot of kindness which was walking along. As soon as she saw someone being kind in any way, the dot grew. It kept growing on spreading kindness along the way. Soon she met a big ball of anger. Will the kindness alone be able to comfort that ball of anger?

Such a beautiful story which displays how kindness grows and spreads if shown to others filling everyone’s heart with happiness. Illustrations are beautiful and the story rhymes which makes it super fun to it.

You Are 25% Banana for 5 years+ (32 pages)

Pip, Lop, Mip, Bop for 6-8 years (48 pages)

My Funny Family: Jenny the Joker (48 pages)

Bamba Beach (80 pages)

Tracing Roots (81 pages). Quoting Prachi who has shared an inside page of the book in the fb group:

This book is precious. It has stories about the most common variety of trees in India. The stories are being narrated by a Grandfather. The first story is about India’s favourite Mango tree and is a folk tale from Asha ji’s state, Goa! There is lots of tree trivia about each of the trees- Mango, Banyan, Jackfruit, Neem, Ber, Peepal etc.

Stuff: Curious Everyday STUFF That Helps Our Planet for 5-8 years (56 pages). Amar has this one and Neil is fascinated by it!

Oodles of Noodles Activity Book

Off we go! To Mumbai, To Mumbai.

Home Again

Cambridge Bright Sparks Books (there are different levels) – Mona’s daughter has done a read aloud of a LEVEL 3 BOOK in the kbc fb group here.

Step into Reading: Wild Kraits (Wild Reptiles)

Hugo (3+) – A heartwarming book on caring and looking out for others

If I Built a Car (If I Built Series)
There are other books in the IF I BUILT SERIES by Chris Van Dusen.

The Ladybird Big Book of Slimy Things Amardeep’s Neil is super fond of this book!
The Ladybird: Big Book of Dead Things (64 pages)

JOKES FOR FUNNY KIDS – this series is available for different ages.

Queen’s Knickers – Hilarious book about the different kinds of knickers that royal people may wear


Melvin Beederman, Superhero series for 7-10 years (144 pages)

The Bare Bum Gang and the Football Face-Off for 7-9 years (128 pages)

The Chicken Squad series for 7-10 years (128 pages)

How Do Kids Make Money?: A Book for Young Entrepreneurs for 7-10 years (32 pages)

Isadora Moon Goes Camping for 7-11 years (128 pages)

The Best of Iggy – Book 1 for 7-10 years (160 pages)

Secret Princess – 18: Sea Turtle Song (128 pages)

Taranauts series by Roopa Pai for 8 years+ (128 pages)

Casson Family series for 8-12 years

Mahal (304 pages)

The Monkey Who Fell From The Future for 9 years+ (336 pages)

Secrets (The Hill School Girls) for 10-14 years (128 pages)

365 Cool Ways To Remember Stuff for 7-12 years. Achira grabbed this during the Amazon great summer sale and has shared inside pages in the fb group. Quoting her:

There are some books which you buy not knowing how they are and when they completely surprise you the joy knows no bounds. This is one such book for sure! Absolutely amazing one with cool hacks to remember stuff. Covers topics like spelling, grammar, time tables, human body, monuments and so on.

If you are looking for a fun way to remember stuff this is a must have.

Encyclopedia : 365 Facts You Must Know . Achira’s Divit was gifted this on his b’day. She has shared some pages in the fb group. In her words:

365 Facts you must know by Om Kidz is a wonderful book which has such amazing information across varied topics! Did you know that the earth is actually slowing down and when dinosaurs lived on earth a day had 23 hours! Today earth takes 23 hours 56 minutes and 4 seconds for one full rotation. Have you ever wondered why our fingernails grow faster than the toenails?

There are many many such facts that I didn’t know and am really enjoying reading this with the boys.

Space Detectives: Extra Weird Creatures (176 pages), SPACE DETECTIVES is a series as well.
Spy Toys: Undercover by Mark Powers (224 pages). SPY TOYS is a series with other books.

MANGA BOOKS for all ages
Anime books for all ages

Wild Wisdom Quiz Book – Quiz book on Wildlife


Sharadhi’s Stavya asked her to teach more about fractions… She shared books that helped in the fb group with inside pages here. Excerpts from her detailed post:

1) Usborne Fractions and Decimals: (lift the flap maths)

Amazing book with very easy to understand language, starting from the basics of what is fraction, it goes into deep understanding of more complex challenges like sorting, comparing, percentages etc. It is also very colourful and interactive. Kids would want to dive in, flip style makes it more understandable eg: if we divide one pizza between two and flip style shows the way it’s divided… Loved this book, good for ages 6-8 yrs.

2) Building blocks of mathematics-fractions – by Joseph Mudthun and Samuel Hiti

This is by far the best book for kids about fractions … Who can teach fractions better than a fraction itself… Looks like an animation comic book, with a story style of narrations… It can’t get better than that … Kids (ages 6-8 years) can self read and understand… Great book.

3) Working with fractions – by David A Adler and Edward Miller

This book gives us the idea of how to teach fraction problems to kids… The book mostly contains birthday themes with examples of cake fractions, musical chair, balloons etc . I would suggest if we already know about fractions then this book would help understand the real life applications of it… Good for kids ages 6-8 yrs, colorful, creative.. Kids could do this at home and understand better.

4) Fractions and Decimals – Rebecca Wingard- Nelson

When we were trying to find books on fractions this is the first one we saw at the library.. However this could be good for now older kids about 12 and above. Very complex for kids and lacks the charm to attract younger audience… This is mostly like workbook which is test oriented as the name says.

5) Fractions=Trouble! Claudia Mills and G. Brian Karas

Wilson Williams the character of this book has struggles with math and is in grade 3.. it ends well with bad times turning to good times, engaging story to capture children’s feelings, frustrations and dialogues.. However I feel the kids might get an idea that math is tough and not really loved much , if they don’t hang on to it longer.. Good for kids around 9-12 yrs.

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