Aug 082023
We’re in August company!

Every month we curate the best deals and the most recommended books in our fb group. These were the books that caught our members’ attention. Special shout-out to Mona Sharma, who orders at least 25 books for her girls. She is our Deal Queen!

pc: Mona


The King’s Pants by Nicholas Allan (the author of The Queen’s Knickers) : A children’s picture book to celebrate King Charles III royal coronation for 2-5 years (32 pages)
King Charles: Celebrating His Majesty’s Coronation and Reign for 5 years+ (32 pages)
King Charles (Little People, BIG DREAMS) for 4-7 years (32 pages)

Our Queen Elizabeth: Her Extraordinary Life from the Crown to the Corgis  for 5-8 years (32 pages)

Usborne Peep Inside How a Rocket Works for 3-5 years (14 pages)
I Am a Force of Nature – board book (28 pages) Vichithra has shared the lovely inside pages here.
India’s Adventures in Space: Learn with Pictures Board book (20 pages)
Butterfly Colors and Counting (Jerry Pallotta’s Counting Books) board book (10 pages)

Zooborns! board book (40 pages)

Calm Down, Cooper! (32 pages)
THE MEMORY TREE (32 pages)

Somewhere, Right Now for 3-5 years (32 pages)

Cockatoos by Quentin Blake (32 pages) Quoting Kimeera who has shared inside pages here in our fb group:

I bought Cockatoos by Quentin Blake because I loved the illustrations. Though it’s a counting book, it has a pretty entertaining story too. So I started reading it to A, intending to focus on the story and not on counting. The book starts with Professor Dupont’s morning routine. He has 10 cockatoos, which escape from the conservatory one day(the reason will leave you in stitches), leaving the professor searching for them all around his house. Each room he goes to, WE can see cockatoos hiding, but HE can’t see them! The big surprise came when A started counting the cockatoos in each room all by himself.

Cockatoos is one of the best counting books I’ve seen so far. It is funny, captivating, has repetition and playful illustrations. And the best part of this book according to me? There’s actually no counting or numbers in the text. The cockatoos are just there in the pictures; the text only says that the professor couldn’t find them. It’s up to our childoos to count them (or not)! This is a very wholesome book.

Quentin Blake’s books are legendary and can be found here.

Luna Loves Library Day by award winning Joseph Coelho for 2-5 years (32 pages) – Prachi has this one!
Luna Loves Art (32 pages) Punidha and Asha have this one.
There are other books in the LUNA LOVES series.

Cricket Pang Values Series: Set 1: Set Of Five Books for 3-5 years – Values highlighted in this set: helping friends and working together, sharing and being generous, caring for and valuing friends,  being responsible and making amends, being honest and keeping one’s word!
Cricket Pang Values Series: Set 2 : Set of Five Books for 3-5 years – Values highlighted in this set: being brave and overcoming fears, being together and having fun, being considerate when playing pranks, being forgiving and letting things be, being thankful and curious.
The Cricket Pang Values Series: Set 3 – Values highlighted in this set: Being Punctual; Being Fair; Being Caring; Being Smart; Being Sporting.
The Cricket Pang Values Series: Set 4 – Values highlighted in this set: Being Patient; Being Fair; Being Fun; Being Kind; Being Smart.
Punidha has the first set and has shared the inside pages here in the fb group. Quoting her: “This set has five books which deals on being punctual, fair, caring, smart and sporting. The story is written with beautiful theme based on five animal friends who play cricket. A perfect collection for teaching values to kids through real life scenarios and cricket lovers will definitely love it. The story is designed for the early readers and it encourages them to read on their own.”

SPREADING MY WINGS for 3-5 years (32 pages). Punidha has shared inside pages here.
A book on confidence, diversity, embracing the difference and inclusion. To quote her:
“This is a heartwarming story of a boy who has Budgie named Rayf. Though both are different, he carries Rayf wherever he goes. So, he carries him to the Holiday Club as well. The boy is hesitant to enter the hall as everyone is busy with their activities but none of them carries a bird. He decides to leave his bird in his jacket’s pocket and tells him not to fly or sing. When it is outdoor activity time, everyone puts on coats so the boy does too. Will he be able to hide the bird throughout and have fun ? Or does he have courage to talk about his bird?
This book depicts how one can be oneself irrespective of the people around and not to fear about being different from others as everyone is unique. It also encourages you to be true to yourself and feel proud and confident the way you are.”

The Box Turtle by Vanessa Roeder for 3-6 years (40 pages) – Asha has this, and it’s one of the best books she has read in recent times on being unique and accepting as well as celebrating yourself the way you are!
The Stack by Vanessa Roeder for 4-8 years (40 pages)
Round Trip for 4-8 years (32 pages) A New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year.

When Worry Takes Hold by Liz Haske for 4-8 years (34 years)
Worry Moves On: by Liz Haske for 5 years+ (34 pages)

G My Name Is Girl: A Song of Celebration from Argentina to Zambia (40 pages) for 3-7 years
Through Grandpa’s Eyes (Harper Trophy Book) for 4-8 years (40 pages)
Michael Rosen’s Sticky McStickstick: The Friend Who Helped Me Walk Again for 5 years+ (40 pages)
Yes We Will: Asian Americans Who Shaped This Country for 4-8 years (40 pages). Punidha has shared her review and inside pages here in the fb group.

I’m in Charge of Celebrations (Aladdin Picture Books) by the award winning author Byrd Baylor for 6-9 years (32 pages)
There are other books in the Aladdin Picture Books series by the same author. The Way to Start a Day is a Caldecott Honor-winning picture book for 4-8 years.

A Hatful of Dragons And More Than 13.8 Billion Other Funny Poems (64 pages)

The Speed of Starlight: How Physics, Light and Sound Work (80 pages)

I Scream for Ice Cream: Splat the Cat (I Can Read Level 1) for 4-8 years 32 pages
Dixie And The Big Bully (I Can Read Level 1) for 4-8 years 32 pages
Little Penguin’s New Friend (I Can Read Level 1) for 4-8 years 32 pages
Little Penguin and the Mysterious Object (I Can Read Level 1) for 4-8 years 32 pages
Llama Llama Talent Show (32 pages)

Amelia Bedelia Storybook Favorites (192 pages)

The Worm and the Bird (64 pages) – Nominated for awards

Attack of the Slime (Mortimer Keene) for 5-7 years (96 pages). There are other books in this Mortimer Keene series)

Tony Robinson’s Weird World of Wonders: Inventions for 5 years+ (96 pages). There are other books in this series.
The Great Scientists series by Om Books for 5 years+ recommended by Sweta Mundhra. (16 pages)

FRANKIE’S MAGIC FOOTBALL series for 6-8 years (112 pages)
Kids Fight Extinction: How to be a #2minutesuperhero for 7-12 years (128 pages)
Bad Panda: The Cake Escape for 7-9 years (176 pages). There are other books in this Bad Panda series by Swapna Haddow.
Earwig and the Witch (144 pages)


Horrible Histories – World War (for 8/9-12 years)
Step Into History: World War I (for 10-14 years)
World War II (A Step into History)
Now or Never: A Dunkirk Story (Voices #1)
What Was the Bombing of Hiroshima? (8-12 years)
What Was the Holocaust? for 8-12 years (112 pages)
What Was series has a lot of history covered for 8-12 yos.
The Atomic Bomb: A History Just For Kids! Kindle Edition
Robert Oppenheimer : Biography for kids and beginners Kindle Edition
Bomb (Graphic Novel): The Race to Build–and Steal–the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon Kindle Edition for 10-14 years
Bomb by Steven Sheinkin for 10-14 years (304 pages)

Sapiens A Graphic History, Volume 1 for 14 years and above
Sapiens A Graphic History, Volume 2 for 12-17 years

Hello, Universe by Erin Entrada Kelly (352 pages) – Winner of the Newbery Medal
The War That Saved My Life for 9-12 years (352 pages) – *Newbery Honor book,
*Winner of the Schneider Family Book Award 
Inside Out And Back Again (288 pages) – #1 New York Times bestseller, a Newbery Honor Book, and a winner of the National Book Award! (based on true events during the Vietnam war)

DEMON SLAYER books for teens

Books published by Duckbill previously

Against All Odds for 8-12 years (96 pages)
Ravana Refuses to Die for 10-13 years (144 pages)

Karma Fights a Monster by Evan Purcell for 10-13 years (164 pages)
Karma VS The Evil Twin (144 pages)
Karma Meets a Zombie for 10-14 years (152 pages)
Neha and the Nose for 10-13 years (96 pages)
Missing: A Maginificent Superdog by Himanjali Sankar (176 pages)
The Stupendous Time Telling Superdog (144 pages) for 8 years+
The Case of the Nosy Time Travellers (Superlative Supersleuths) by Archit Taneja for 10-12 years (200 pages). There are other books in this Superlative Supersleuths series.
Gopal’s Gully by Zarin Virji for 10-14 years (144 pages)

Hot Chocolate is Thicker than Blood by Rupa Gulab for 11-16 years (theme: adoption) 224 pages
Daddy Come Lately by Rupa Gulab for teens on discovering dad is not dead and wants to meet!
The Lies We Tell by Himanjali Sankar for YA – 14 years+

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