Give Children Something New to Read

HarperCollins Children’s Books recently released The Festival List 2020. The list contains seven books of different genres – sports, fiction, non-fiction, food, etc. Below are the details about the books:

How to Be a Writer

For all those who have a secret ambition to write, or be published and want to know how to go about it, the book brings you expert advice from the master storyteller and writer, Ruskin Bond. How to Be a Writer is peppered with nuggets of practical advice such as the importance of observation, originality, writing routine, a notebook and a lot more. This book offers a unique insight into the writing process of one of India’s most beloved authors who has had an incredibly successful writing career spanning over 70 years.

The Mystery of the School on Fire

Written by bestselling writer, Ravi Subramanian, The Mystery of the School on Fire is the first book in a new set of detective stories for children, the SMS Detective Agency series. Set in the charming hill town of Solan, the book introduces three young children – the super mystery solvers – who together solve the mysteries that baffle the police and the authorities.

Superfoods for Superheroes

The book includes immunity boosting superfoods that are the need of the hour. It introduces ten nutrient rich superfoods such as nuts, spinach, ginger, turmeric, raw honey, sweet potato and others through stories that children will love. Brilliantly illustrated, each story is followed by fun facts about the superfood and a kid-friendly recipe which will help parents and children explore healthier food choices and understand the power of kid-friendly superfoods.

Learned Men and Women of Ancient India

This book is for those who ever wondered whether airplanes flew in ancient India or how the concept of ‘zero’ was invented. The stories in the book give you a glimpse into the lives and contributions of great minds from India’s past such as Vyasa, Sushruta, Surya Savitri, Chanakya and others who laid the foundation for the scientists, doctors, philosophers and inventors of today.

Goal! Shot! Run!

This is for sports enthusiasts and record buffs! Featuring national and international sports personalities such as Cristiano Ronaldo, Dipa Karmakar, Leander Paes, Lionel Messi, Mary Kom, P.V. Sindhu and many other popular sports superstars, this quick and easy-to-read fan guide in the popular short biography format, contains snippets of information from birthdate, to the country of residence, awards won, the first game and much else. Spanning a variety of disciplines from cricket, hockey and tennis to football, the Olympics, and more, each biography also includes an interesting bit of trivia and a full-page portrait of the sportsperson.

The Secret Life of Debbie G.

Illustrated by award-winning illustrator, Kalyani Ganapathy, and written by Vibha Batra, this is the story of a girl called Debbie who goes from being a not-so-popular sixteen-year-old to becoming an online sensation overnight. Equal parts poignant and fun, this is a bittersweet coming-of-age story that takes a close look at how social media influences the lives of teenagers.

Bena’s Summer

A young adult book by debut author Shibal Bhartiya. Written in a strong, distinctive voice, this is the compelling story of one summer in the life of an eight-year-old girl who is witness to riots, death, destruction and abuse over one summer but whose grit and audacity define her response to all these. It’s a book about an eight-year-old but is not for young readers. The social issues that are woven into the book make it relevant for young adults and adults both.

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