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Enchantico

November 30, 2018 .10 mins


The 9 Best reads for the month of November


November was a month of celebrations, Diwali, sweets, firecrackers and family. We’ve all had fun and most of all we enjoyed bringing the joy of reading to your homes. Happy November to you and here’s the latest edition of the best reads for this month.

age-5-6
For the 5 to 6 year olds, we’ve had a really amazing set of books this month.

Oi Cat! by Kes Gray

Oi Cat! by Kes Gray
The first book was Oi cat by Kes Gray. It’s about a silly cat who sits on gnats and then they bite her! Of course the gnats would bite her. The book is full of silly animals wanting to sit on stuff like shrimps sit on chimps, and a bunny would sit on honey or pheasants who sit on presents.

What we love:
We love the general silliness about everything in this book. While it’s silly, its easily a great story that will teach children subtly that they can’t be silly all the time.

What the kids will love:
The kids will love the cat. He’s hilarious and so is the frog. The kids will definitely laugh out loud!

Luna Loves Library Day by Joseph Coelho

Luna Loves Library Day by Joseph Coelho
The second book was Luna Loves Library Day by Joseph Coelho. This is a gorgeous book that speaks about a girl who loves to read and completely loves going to the library! She enjoys all kinds of books and loves to look at the pretty images in them.

What we love: 
We loved Luna who loves the library! We love that it so sweetly defines the love for reading and learning. Such pure joy is hard to come by.

What the kids will love:
Kids will love that Luna is just like them! They’ll also love that the book has a book within itself too!
For the 7 to 8 year olds, we had two pretty cool books in store this month and a third bonus book that we just couldn’t resist!

Susie Will Not Speak by Shruthi Rao

Susie Will Not Speak by Shruthi Rao
The first book was called Susie will not speak. It is based on the story of a little girl, who one day, all of a sudden decided to stop speaking. Why? Only she knows! Now, it’s up to her best friend Jamal to get her to start talking once again. But how will Jamal manage that? Find out in this lovely book by Shruthi Rao.

What we love:
We love that the story revolves around some problems that a child may face in their daily life. And we love that the solution is so-so simple!

What the kids will love:
The kids will love that Susie’s best friend, Jamal does crazy things and pulls hilarious antics to make her start talking!

Tom & Tallulah and the Witches' Feast by Vivian French

Tom & Tallulah and the Witches' Feast by Vivian French
The second book for this age group was Tom & Tallulah and the witches feast. Talk about problematic situations! Tallulah is a newish witch but she has been turning up late to all of the coven meetings. So one day, the witches decide that they were going to teach Tallulah a lesson. They ask her to cook every witch’s favourite dish for the grand witches’ feast, without telling her their favourite dishes. That’s a task for Tallulah. Now, Tallulah and her brother Tom, with help of a raven, need to figure out what each witch likes!

What we love:
We love that the story revolves around how Tallulah tries very hard to do something that she is terrible at!

What the kids will love: The kids will love Tallulah tickle, Tom tickle, and their cat, Sparkles. They will also laugh their hearts out when they read about the chatty crow who helps her through her kitchen adventures.

Lucky, it’s Diwali! by Nalini Sorensen

Lucky, it’s Diwali! by Nalini Sorensen
The third book, which was a bonus book, was the cutest of all. It’s about a little boy named Adit and his dog, Lucky. The problem is, Adit is scared of Lucky. But there’s another thing that Adit and Lucky both are scared of. Will this common fear lead to an uncommon bond of a lifetime?

What we love:
We love that this story is a heart-warming story about the bond between a pet and a little child. It’s beautiful to see a bond that is so pure and lovely!

What the kids will love:
The kids will love LUCKY! What a cuddly little puppy she is! The illustrations are guaranteed to bring Lucky to life.
For the age group 9 to 10, we had some awesome books as well.

The Upside Down King by Sudha Murty

The Upside Down King by Sudha Murty
The first book for this age group was a collection of stories from Indian mythology which are meant to teach us the values and lessons that our ancestors valued. The collections of stories range from the Mahabharata and the Ramayana, which are two of the longest epics in Indian history. With so many stories, there are endless conversations that will begin from them.

What we love :
We love that the book is a very interesting one that can be read by kids and adults alike. It speaks about the stories and the characters from the epics from ancient India.

What the kids will love :
The kids will love that the stories talk about the mythological characters that they have heard of from their grandparents!

Head Kid by David Baddiel

Head Kid by David Baddiel
The second book for this age group is based on a funny incident, which might be a not-so-funny incident for the people involved. Ryan who is the naughtiest boy in class loves to wreak havoc in the school and is going head to head with the new Head teacher! But what happens when Ryan and the Headteacher swap bodies on a freaky day! He becomes Head Kid!

What we love :
We love that the Head Kid helps kids understand someone else’s perspective. It literally answers the question, what it is like to be in someone else’s shoes.

What the kids will love :
Kids will love that the Head kid is so naughty and is so similar to themselves that they will love to read more of his adventures !
For the 11 to 12 year olds there were some fantastic books in store.

Max Einstein: The Genius Experiment by
James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein

The boy who harnessed the wind by Brian Mealy
The first book in the November Box was, Max Einstein, the genius experiment, who is a mad genius. She’s mad because she sneaks into college classes instead of sneaking out of them. In between hacking into classes and making useful innovations for the homeless, Max was recruited by a mysterious organization that recognizes her “talents”. What exactly does Max have to do next?

What we love :
We love that Max is the kind of kid who loves to sneak into classes.

What the kids will love :
Kids will love that the Max is the kind of mad genius who has a heart of gold! What a wonderful quality to emulate !

The Storm Keeper’s Island by Catherine Doyle

The Storm Keeper’s Island by Catherine Doyle
The last book in the November box was The Storm Keeper’s island, which talks about a boy Fionn, on the verge of meeting his grandfather who he didn’t even know existed. The grandfather who is the keeper of the Storm Island has invited Fionn to spend some time on the island. It's only when he reaches there is when he realizes that he is the next storm keeper and has to further fight a dark magic that rises from beneath the island. Will Fionn be able to fight this!?

What we love :
We love that the Storm Keeper’s Island is a wonderful book about the victory of joy and happiness over evil. We love how Fionn takes up the challenge of being more courageous and rising to the occasion

What the kids will love :
Kids will love the descriptions of the beautiful landscapes on the island. Catherine Doyle has very carefully and intrinsically described every detail.

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