Because India has such a diverse population, there are many opportunities to celebrate distinct holidays. For children, festive holidays and all the excitement go hand in hand with festive emotions, with activities like pandal hopping and food festivals. However, for the elderly, it is all about decorating homes and having fun. So how does one keep the kids busy through the entertainment and all the travels. Young children can use this time to develop the habit of reading books that not only provide them with knowledge, but are also fun to read.
We’ve listed 5 books for your Diwali break
The Land Beyond the Moon by Merlinwand
Written by Parvathy Raveendran and illustrated by Rajyasree Sarkar, The Land Beyond The Moon is a new book by Merlinwand that deals specifically with the loss of a pet. The story deals with battling supervillains while spinning through asteroids and the moon to revive the animal. In addition to choosing and naming the central character, the reader can choose which of the three worlds they wish to explore – the forest of Zee on a winged horse Peggy, the kingdom of Zee on the friendly carpet Rasul or the planet of Zee on the futuristic Dhruva spacecraft. The Land Beyond The Moon is the perfect book to teach children about the importance of relationships, especially the relationship between humans and pets.
Our Toxic World: A Guide to Hazardous Substances in Our Daily Lives by SAGE Publications
Our Toxic World takes a close look at these hidden perils and what we can do to make our own lives and the world around us a little cleaner, a little safer. The Sachdeva family is like many others. A father with a government job; his housewife wife; a son starting a career; and a girl in high school. And like most other families in a big city, the Sachdevas are surrounded in their daily lives by a cocktail of toxic substances. From food toxins, trash, automotive and industrial pollutants, green laws to chemicals, building construction contains every possible hazardous substance. The book describes the impacts of harmful chemicals and highlights alternative approaches to reducing their presence. It’s a graphic novel by Aniruddha Sen Gupta and Priya Kuriyan and a keeper for all green shelves.
“My Big Book” by Katha Books
My Big Book is a series of “big books” that are not bulky but contain ideas and inspiration. This includes My Big Book of Earth and My Big Book of Global Warming, edited by Geeta Dharmarajan. This series is a collection of poems, stories, stunning illustrations and sketches about the world. My Big Book of Earth explores the important and current topic of environmental protection and conservation in a loving ode to our planet Earth. My Big Book on Global Warming is a book that explores how global warming affects people and shows young readers many simple ways to help make a difference. It’s also a mix of fiction and non-fiction, with advice and anecdotes.
PS What’s Up With Climate by Pratham Books
PS What’s Up with the Climate written by award-winning author Vachharajani and illustrated by Archana Sreenivasan is a book that explores the topic of climate change and tackles the complex issue in a humorous, yet thought-provoking style. This work of non-fiction is incredibly well researched and has a paranormal understanding of where things are headed. It takes place in a world where the lives of all animals are turned upside down as it suddenly gets too hot, too cold, no rain, or too much rain. This book not only educates children about environmental issues, but also forces them to care about the environment and challenge themselves. It’s safe to say that this book actually helps children take the first step towards environmental conservation from their own home!
Ira the little dolphin and Lai-Lai the baby elephant by Tulika Publishers
Shekar Dattatri, a renowned wildlife and conservation filmmaker, is the author of these amazing books. Lai-Lai the Elephant is bilingual and introduces young readers to a playful elephant that is interested in its surroundings. To ensure that elephants like Lai-Lai have a good life ahead of them. In the second book, Ira The Little Dolphin, a contented little dolphin is encountered performing backflips in Chilika Lake. She is unaware of the dangers to the Irrawaddy dolphins. The photos in the book make the subject matter more appealing to young readers, ages 3-6. Both books emphasize the need to preserve forests and jungles.