Apr 292021
Medhansh, a 10 year old’s recommended reads for #kbcBookBingoSr
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I had a lovely time participating in Book Bingo by Kids Book Cafe.

So here is my first list of books against the categories given

  1. Mystery/Adventure: The Famous Five – Collection 3 : In the book there are two girls, two boys and a dog named Timmy. This book is a compilation of three Famous Five Books; Five Go Off To Camp, Five Get Into Trouble and Five Fall In An Adventure. In these three stories the Famous Five seek adventure which also make them run into trouble.
  2. A Graphic Novel/Comic: Karna by Amar Chitra Katha : The book talks about the ill-fated but generous Prince called Karna whose father use to drive a Chariot for kings. He became a prince when Duryodhana befriended him and crowned him the Prince of Aang.
  3. Classic: The Merry Adventures of Robinhood: This book covers the story of adventures of Robinhood, like when he wins an archery competition and the Sherriff didn’t recognize him as Robinhood, as he was in disguise. He finally wins the golden arrow.
  4. A Book on environment : 100 facts – snakes: In this they tell various variety of snakes. Even snakes come from different countries. This also covers some myths about snakes. This talks about how Vipers are more poisonous than Cobras.
  5. A Non fiction book: The story of India: Here we go through the timeline of India, cultures and various religions and states of India. This mostly covers the Independence times but also has mention of coronation times of Jawaharlal Nehru.
  6. A book by an Indian author : Ruskin Bond – Cricket for the Crocodile: There are two teams, the village team and city team, who come to play in a pasture for a cricket match. Incidentally a crocodile also lives there. The story involves all of them and how the crocodile enjoyed eating the cricket balls.
  7. A book with a female protagonist : The Blue Umbrella: This is a story of a little girl named Binya who exchanged her lucky pendant for a beautiful blue umbrella and when it rained in the village, she only had her umbrella to keep her safe.
  8. A funny book: Horrible Histories – Vicious Vikings: This book has funny facts about Viking history like their games and how to survive during those times.
  9. An informative book : Nat Geo Kids: Why – Answers to Everything: This book has answers to almost everything we ask in our daily life. For example, how trains run, how gliders glide, how our heart beats and brain functions, etc.
  10. Short Stories: Sudha Murthy – The Magic Drum and Other Favourite Stories: In this, Sudha Murty shares stories about a princess who was bird, a coconut that costed Rs. 1000 and a shepherd with a bag of words and so on.
  11. A fantasy book: Geronimo Stilton – No Time To Lose : In this book Geronimo goes to the times of Napoleon Bonaparte’s Coronation, Age of Vikings, the time of Minoans, etc.
  12. A book that was gifted to you: Mythology (the ology series) Here the author takes us to ancient and mythical creatures and beasts. This also shares information about Greek Gods and short version of Odyssey.
  13. An inspiring book : Boys Will Be Boys by Aparna Jain: This book covers inspiring stories about Indian men eg; JDR Tata, AR Rehman, Anant Pai, Vishwanath Anand and many more.
  14. A book with a male Protagonist : Rana Sanga: This has the story of the great Rana Sanga of Chittor who challenged Babar to get the throne of Delhi.
  15. A book that is also a movie/show : Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince: In this book Harry who is a 16 year old wizard, along with his best friends Hermione and Ron, find out that Snape who was working with Professor Dumbledore was actually against him and was an ally to Voldemort.
  16. A Book by author you have never read before: The Emperor Who Vanished: Strange Facts from Indian History by Kavita Mandana: This talks about strange facts of monuments, people and artifacts of Indian History. Like how Ashoka almost missed out from the Indian History for 2000 years and the Iron pillars of Qutab Minar never rust even after facing so many weather changes.
  17. A Book by your favorite author: The Hidden Pool by Ruskin Bond: This is a story of three friends who went on an adventure trip to Nepal and the Indian Border. This story covers small adventures during the trip.

So these were my picks for the #kbcBookBingoSr and I hope you all too enjoy reading these books.

Medhansh Dwivedi


Tales of Troy and Greece 

Tales from the Vedas and Upanishads 

Tales of the Greek Heroes (Puffin Classics) for 8-12 years

George’s Cosmic Treasure Hunt for 9-11 years and of course for space geeks 🙂 . These books are a highly recommended series called GEORGE’S SECRET KEY TO THE UNIVERSE by Lucy and Stephen Hawking

The Adventures of Prince Akbar (Classics with Ruskin) 

The Extraordinary Life of Alan Turing (Extraordinary Lives). There are other books in the Extraordinary Lives series as well.

Medhansh has a few ROSS WELFORD BOOKS which he has really enjoyed. In fact, Ross Welford is his current fave author!

Jeff Bezos-Biography Inspiring Stories Book for Kids by Renu Mehta for 8-12 years but advanced younger readers can enjoy as well. (72 pages)- Medhansh, who has now turned 13, has shared a video review in our kbc fb group here. There are other biographies in this series of Elon Musk , Steve Jobs. There’s a product bundle called A Complete Biographies of Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos and Steve Jobs – (Set of 3 Books) which would make the perfect gift!

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