Book Title – Hope: Stories for a healthy mind
Author – Pragati Sureka
Genre – Realistic Fiction
Publisher – Scholastic India
Recommended for Age Groups – 5+ years
This book contains three stories about three different kids – Ryan, Kabir, and Shoma – who come across various emotional challenges, which they are struggling to deal with and are unable to share comfortably with their parents. The stories depict the journey of how they overcome their challenges and learn to deal with the circumstances they are in. The book has a separate segment for parents too, with simple guidelines on how to boost a child’s emotional well-being. This book is for parents as well as children for mental health awareness.
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Sitting on a minibus
My heart thumping in my chest
The driver leaking
The blinding symphony of lights
Reflecting behind me
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Book Name – Dasavatara
Author – Piyusha Vir
Illustrator – Aparajitha Vaasudev
Publisher – Westland (Red Panda Imprint)
‘Dasavatara’ by Piyusha Vir, as conveyed in the title itself, is a book about the 10 main avatars of Lord Vishnu (the preserver). The book consists of short stories about each of these Avatars. All of these stories have an underlying theme – when darkness tries to take over the world, Lord Vishnu comes to the rescue as, after all, he is the preserver!
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I joined a writing workshop,
Where I learnt to join my dots;
And picked the art of writing,
To give wings to my thoughts.
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