By Dhrubaa Ghosh, Aug 14, 2021 12:00
A common crib we hear form everyone is that kids don’t read storybooks anymore. We are not sure that this is true since the sales continue, and unless there was demand, why would the publishers print these? We have lined up 5 delightful fiction books for kids. Anyone above seven years of age can enjoy them.
Tomatoes for Neela
By Padma Lakshmi
Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers
From bestselling author and host of American TV programme “Top Chef”, Padma Lakshmi and Juana Martinez-Neal, comes a story that tastes like a wholesome meal. Travel the world from home, tasting your way through a heart-warming journey.
Minecraft: The Stonesword Saga – Crack in the Code
By Nick Eliopulos
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Book one in the new Minecraft fiction series for readers above 7. Minecraft book releases are ‘events’, given the huge following of the game franchise globally. But this book is fun even if you don’t play the game. The Evoker King is turned to stone. 6 young adventurers, including brave coder Theo are out to rescue the King.
Maddy Yip’s Guide to Life: A Laugh Out Loud Illustrated Story
By Sue Cheung
Publisher: Andersen Press
Perfect for fans of Tom Gates and Sam Wu series, Maddy Yip is a joy to read. Maddy is fine, until she realises that everyone she knows has a talent - except for her! Maddy is determined to change that. With misadventures greeting her terribly hilarious attempts, will Maddy ever find her true calling?
The Amar Chitra Katha Folktales Series
Publisher: Amar Chitra Katha
Amar Chitra Katha has recreated some iconic comics for early readers. This new series includes Funny Folktales from all over India, the Best of Wit and Wisdom from the country’s amazing range of folklore and fables, and Buddhist Stories.
The Story Quilt: Regional Children’s Stories from India
Compiled by: Harshikaa Udasi
Publisher: Harper Children’s
The Story Quilt is brings to children a flavour of writing in different Indian languages, especially those languages that we read very little about. The book includes original stories written in a large variety of languages, translated into English from Assamese, Gujarati, Kannada, Kashmiri, Konkani, Maithili, Punjabi and Sindhi, among others.