Children will love to read the famous tales of animals in ‘Panchatantra’ and the morals associated with the stories. Each story is well picturised and written in a fluent style that will help children to learn and understand new words, their meanings and the context in which it is used.
Pages A fascinating story of a lion, its relationships with other animals and its quest to capture the animal kingdom, gives an insight into jungle life. Written in a simple language that will help children to build their vocabulary, especially words that are animal and nature-oriented. This book is a must-read with its beautiful pictures and interesting tale.
A timeless classic, this book is sure to delight children. The story revolves around Mowgli , a child who is raised by a pack of wolves, and his best friends, a bear named Baloo and a black panther named Bhageera. Their exciting adventures and antics in the deep jungle will keep children engrossed and absorbed in the book. Children can read aloud confidently and enjoy the beautiful pictures in the book.
A fascinating tale of a young girl who is treated cruelly by her wicked step-mother and step-sisters. The way her life is transformed by a fairy godmother is told in a simple manner with beautiful pictures that will endear to children and help them to learn new words.
Children will be spellbound by the captivating tale of Aladdin and his adventures with the magic lamp in the land of Arabia. Aimed at improving the reading skills of children, this book will definitely expand their knowledge of words and introduce them to simple sentences and pronunciations.
The Ant and the Grasshopper is one of the famed Aesop's Fables, which children will love to read. The colourful illustrations in this book will interest children to read on and enjoy this story of an ant and grasshopper and the important moral embedded in it. Children will be able to learn several, small words that are regularly used in conversations.
A book that children can read aloud by themselves to enjoy the story of 'The Little Mermaid' and her mission to become a human being. With enchanting pictures and written in a manner that can be easily understood, the book will help to expand children's vocabulary and improve their reading skills.
This book presents the story of 'Little Red Riding Hood' in a simple language that will make children learn new words. Children will enjoy the pictures while reading the story of how a young girl walks through a big forest to visit her grandma and outwits a wolf that plots to eat her.
A classic fairy tale of a young girl who is imprisoned in a tower by an evil witch and how she is rescued by a young prince. The attractive pictures will appeal to children and enthuse them to read the story, thereby helping them to learn more words and widen their vocabulary.
Children will find this fairy tale of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs very enchanting with its many pictures and interesting story. Children can read aloud and enjoy this tale to improve their language skills.
A book that will appeal to children's imagination. 'If I Ran the Zoo' takes young readers into the crazy world of Gerald McGrew, who dreams of changing his local zoo into a place filled with wild and funny animals. Children will love this book with its funny, weird picturisation of animals in an easy-to-understand language.
A very amusing story that will sure to entertain and make little children laugh. The author has written in a style that will encourage young minds to pick up new words and understand their context. Children will love all the bedtime stories along with the little chicken who keeps interrupting her father as he reads them out to her.
A very colourful book that will teach young children how to read confidently and form simple sentences. A funny and laughable story of how a very kind elephant agrees to sit on an egg while its mother takes a break is sure to tickle and amuse little readers with its story line.
An interesting story of a wild tiger cub who accidentally wanders into the midst of a human habitation in an Indian village. The story is narrated in a verse form that children can read, enjoy and learn. The rhyming words will help children to grasp new words in an easy way while having fun reading them.
Imagine having a tiger as a guest in your house for tea. This is precisely what happens when a young girl, Sophie, sits down to have tea and she hears someone knock on her door. This story is loved by millions of children for its wonderful illustrations that picturise this imaginative story in simple, catchy words. Children can read this book aloud, not just once, but many times to improve their reading skills.
Yet another classic book from Dr Seuss that aims at promoting reading and learning the English language in young readers. An all-time favourite in many families, both parents and children will enjoy reading this book aloud, especially about the way one should face life and its challenges.
Beautifully illustrated, this book will captivate every young mind who reads it. A highly imaginative story of a boy, who loved stars so much and how wished to befriend one of them, will inspire every child to read it several times and enjoy it. This book is aimed at introducing new words and helping children to frame simple sentences.
Introducing them to the animal kingdom, the author takes children into a world of different animals and their nature. Children will find this book irresistible with its bright pictures and an engaging story of a selfish crocodile who does not allow other animals to use a river in which it lives. A very apt book for children to grasp and expand their knowledge of words, especially those that are animal and nature-centric.
A thought-provoking book with important messages of unconditional love that a tree shows to a boy, which is written in verses. A book that children will surely read several times because of its unusual story related to nature. Written in an interesting manner, children can learn new words and the context in which they are used.
An inspirational biography of a woman scientist, Jane Goodall, who spent several years of her life in Africa to research on chimpanzees, their lives, mannerisms and behaviour. Children can read and learn several new words, and be inspired by the life story of this great scientist. A must-read.
A beautifully illustrated book that children will love to grab for a good, engrossing reading session. Centred around the life of a caterpillar, the book provides ample information to children, especially on numbers, days of the week, fruits, good eating habits, etc… Written in a very simple style, children can read this book aloud by themselves.
This book's illustrations are amazingly beautiful which will attract every child's attention and motivate them to read it. Presented in an interesting manner, this story of a boy who takes a lost penguin back to its home, will keep every young reader glued to the book. The book is full of new words that children can grasp and learn, and improve their vocabulary.
A book that outlines the mischief and tight situations that a young David gets into. With colourful pictures and an entertaining story, children will love to read this book aloud, enjoy David's funny antics and increase their knowledge of words in the process.
An engaging story of a little girl, Nooni, who visits her grandparents in a village and the unexpected adventures that she has. A must-read for children since this book gives an insight into the life of an Indian village. Written in a simple manner, children will be able to learn basic, new words and simple sentence formation.
This book has many good illustrations with an interesting story of a very hungry crocodile. Written in a manner that will appeal to children, the book literally brings to life the animal kingdom because of the words that are used. Children will love to read it over and over again, thereby improving their reading skills.
A fantasy journey of a young, bored girl into a world of imagination that is filled with wonderful surprises. The book has easy-to-read sentences with many commonly used words, which can help children to learn and expand their vocabulary. A good read for little children, whose reading skills are bound to improve.
This is an abridged version of the original. Beautifully illustrated, this book will appeal to all children. Basically, this is an autobiography of a horse's life from its carefree days as a young one to an adult. The style of writing will encourage children to read fluently, helping them to understand what it is to be like a horse, the hardships and cruelty it faces at the hands of human beings despite being very useful to them as an animal.
A very moving and touching fairy tale about the plight of a duckling who is shunned and rejected by his very own duck family because of his ugly looks. Children are bound to be attracted to this book, which will help them to read confidently, grasp new words and understand the strong, positive moral of how one should not be unkind and cruel to people on the basis of their looks or appearances.
With beautiful illustrations, this book brings alive the fable of the 'The Lion And The Hare,' which is one of the stories in the Panchatantra. Like other Panchatantra stories with a strong moral message, these books also have one with a tale that involves a lion and a hare and how the lion plots to kill the hare for food. Children can easily read aloud without any parental guidance since the style of writing is simple. High-frequency words are used and are repeated often to enable children to improve their learning skills.
An abridged version of the original, this story has been retold for this age-group while retaining at the same time all the key parts of the original. The bright pictures bring the story alive. Children will be excited to read Gulliver's travels and adventures in the strange land of Lilliput and Brobdingnag. An ideal book for children since it introduces them to new words, which they can learn and recognise by sight with repeated reading of this book.
A delightful book for children with beautiful, attractive pictures. Children will love this fantasy of a young, mischievous boy named Peter Pan who flies to Never Land with his friends, Wendy, John and Michael, where they encounter many unexpected adventures. Narrated in an easy-to-understand style, children will be able to learn more words and understand the context in which they are used.
A masterpiece from Roald Dahl, this book takes children into the exciting world of chocolates and sweets. With many unexpected surprises and twists and turns, the story revolves around a young boy, Charlie Bucket, who wins golden tickets to visit Mr. Willy Wonka's chocolate factory. A must-read for children, this book is sure to expand children's vocabulary and give them the confidence to build simple sentences on their own.
An abridged version of the original, the bright illustrations make the characters in the book come alive, and make reading interesting for children. This is an engrossing story of a young boy, 'Mowgli,' who is brought up by a pack of wolves and his adventures with other animals in a deep jungle. Written in a simple manner, children can read and learn many new words and the context in which they are used.
A very imaginative and playful story about crayons, what they feel and how they are used. A sure entertainer, children will love this story and will look at crayons in a different way after reading this book. When a young boy, Duncan, wants to colour, he finds only letters in his box instead of crayons, which say 'We Quit.' The cute pictures and text will enable children to pick up new words and understand their meanings in the context used. A highly recommended book!!
A classic fantasy, this book is a must-read for children. Written in a style that is age-appropriate, the book presents the story of four siblings, Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy, who step through a wardrobe and enter into the strange, magical land of Narnia, where they encounter many adventures. Many new and different types of words can be learnt, which children might not come across otherwise. A highly recommended book!!!
A charming book that will surely appeal to children. A bear meets the Browns in the Paddington Station and since then their lives have never been the same. Written in an endearing style, children will love to read Paddington Bear's good intentions and funny misadventures. This book is a fun way of learning new words and sentence formation. A highly recommended book!!!
An undying classic, this is a must-read for children. An outlaw, 'Robin Hood' and his band of 'Merry Men' set out on an series of adventures, which include robbing from the rich to help the poor. Presented in an interesting style, this engaging story will hold children spellbound. Children can read out aloud in a fluent, confident manner, and grasp new words and usages.
A heroic and little mouse, 'Stuart Little' has been adopted by the 'Little's Family.' A very endearing classic book, this book narrates the adventures of Stuart Little when he leaves his home in search of his friend, a little bird called 'Margalo.' A good read for children to learn sentence construction and expand their knowledge of words, especially words with multiple meanings.
A wooden puppet, 'Pinocchio' was carved by a woodcarver. Children will enjoy reading the mischief that Pinocchio gets into and the way his nose grows longer every time he lies. Written in such a way that children can read this book independently, the story is full of words that are repeated throughout to help children learn and recognise them by sight.
A fascinating book. Children will love the main character, 'Grace,' especially the way she achieves whatever she wants to. Written in a simple manner, children will be able to familiarise themselves with new words, especially words with multiple meanings, understand the context in which they are used and grasp them.
A very endearing story about a little girl called 'Fern' and a little pig called 'Wilbur.' The story also narrates the friendship and love between Wilbur and a spider called 'Charlotte,' who later on saves Wilbur's life. With very strong messages, this book is a delight to read. Children can read out aloud in a confident manner, understand complex sentences including unfamiliar words since the text is very child-friendly.
An all-time favourite, this book will captivate all young readers. Well-illustrated, children will enjoy reading about two siblings 'Dick and Sally,' and the antics played out by a cat wearing a hat. The rhyming words will help children to expand their vocabulary further and enhance their learning of the language. A highly recommended book!!!
A hilarious story that revolves around two characters, a fox in socks and Mr. Knox. The rhymes are a treat to read and children are bound to enjoy this book. A good read for children, who can learn new words, especially those that rhyme, and to build up their vocabulary. A highly recommended book!!!
A very lovable story of a young girl called 'Heidi,' who lives high in the mountains with her grandfather and her friend, 'Peter.' The story narrates her life and how she longs for her grandfather, Peter and the mountains after she moves to a big city. Simple sentences and frequently repeated words with beautiful pictures will help to build the confidence of children to read this book on their own. A number of new words are introduced throughout the story to enhance children's learning skills.
A very thought-provoking book since it captures the way a young child views life and its ironies. The illustrations that match the text are brilliant and well done. The book has a powerful message that life is all about appreciating others and helping people to lead a happy life. This story will answer the many questions that a child has about life. Narrated in a simple style, this book is a learning opportunity for children to read independently and enhance their knowledge of English language with new words.
A wonderful book, children will enjoy reading it. With attractive illustrations, the story is narrated in an amazing and easy-to-understand manner. A young boy 'George,' makes a magical medicine to change his cranky grandmother but the results are totally unexpected. Children can read this book aloud on their own, and learn many words that are commonly used and recognise them by sight.
The prinicipal character in this story,'Geronimo Stilton,' lives in Mouse Island and runs the Mouse Gazette. Geronimo once again embarks on a mind-boggling, incredible adventure filled with extraordinary characters like a frog named 'Scribblehopper,' to save the Queen of Fairies. Children will enjoy reading the thrilling adventures written in easy text with bright pictures, including the spellings of frequently used words and how to use complex sentences.
This book is one of the series of 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid.' The story is centred around a young boy called 'Greg Heffley,' his life at home and in school, and how his mother plans to get everyone in town to unplug their electronic devices for 48 hours. Children will be delighted to read Greg's experiences in this easy-to-understand narration. This book will help children to comprehend new words, their spellings and meanings, including sentence formation.
How I Taught My Grandmother To Read And Other Stories
A collection of stories that are based on true life incidents with each one of them conveying a goo moral. The stories are amazing and brilliantly described in simple words and good phrases, which children can easily interpret, understand and learn. As usual, the author, Sudha Murthy, excels and has produced an awesome book for children.
An amazing book that tells the story of a girl, 'Matilda' in a very humorous and interesting manner. Written in a simple style, the story narrates Matilda's special, extraordinary powers of telekinesis with which she overcomes the troubles that she faces from her parents, teachers, friends and others. An ideal book which will help children to read independently, learn new words and sentence construction.
An entertaining story of a hobbit, 'Bilbo Baggins,' this story is well-written and will surely entertain children with the adventures of Bilbo when he reclaims the kingdom of Erebor. Children can read this book out aloud, learn several new words with multiple meanings and expand their vocabulary.
A very touching story of a little girl by the name 'Sara Crewe.' A classic book that recounts Sara's experiences when her life suddenly transforms from a princess to a pauper after her father's death. Children can confidently read this book, learn how to form complex sentences and improve their language skills.
A classic fairy tale of a young, beautiful princess who goes to sleep for a hundred years after pricking her fingers. Beautifully illustrated with bright pictures, children will love to read this fairy tale of a how a young prince wakes up the princess from her deep slumber. A book that can be read by children on their own, most of the words are repeated to help children to recognise and learn them by sight.
A gripping and interesting story without a dull moment and with many beautiful pictures to match the text. A young girl, 'Dorothy,' encounters several exciting adventures when she tries to find her way back home. To keep her company are other strange characters like 'Tin Woodman,' 'Scarecrow,' and 'Cowardly Lion.' Presented in an easy-to-understand manner, children will enjoy reading this book, and be able to grasp new words with multiple meanings.
This classic book, which is a part of a series of books written by the author, is based on her real-life story as a child. Written in a style that will be easy for children to understand, the author shares her experiences when her family moves from the prairies to Kansas. Well-illustrated, children can independently read out aloud and enjoy this delightful story while learning new words, especially of a typical American setting in the 1870s.
Packed with thrilling adventure and set in a background of pirates and sailing ships, children will love to read this book. The story weaves around 'Jim Hawkins' and a search for hidden treasure. A must-read for children, this book will help them to learn totally different words and more complex sentences.
This is the first of the famous children's novels written by this author. An orphan boy, 'Harry Potter,' who lives with his aunt, uncle and their son, discovers on the eve of his 11th birthday that he is the son of two powerful wizards and has unique, magical powers of his own. With the delivery of a letter from an owl, Harry starts on an exciting journey into the world of magic. Children can enhance their reading skills, learn new words and usage of complex sentences.
A thought-provoking story about a miserly gentleman, 'Ebenezer Scrooge,' and how on the eve of Christmas he is urged to transform himself and be compassionate, generous and kind to all. Children can read this book aloud on their own, learn and understand the meanings of various words and the context in which they are used. A must-read book, indeed!!!
Based on the real life experiences of the author, the story revolves around the lives of the four March sisters, 'Meg,' 'Jo,' 'Amy' and 'Beth.' Presented in a simple style, the book narrates in an interesting manner the lives of these sisters, their financial struggles, disappointments and romantic rivalries. Children can read this book without parental guidance, learn and understand new words with multiple meanings and use them in a different context.
A highly lovable book, this story weaves around a little girl, 'Pippi Longstocking,' who is the new neighbour of 'Tommy' and his sister 'Anaika.' In a humorous manner, the author narrates the antics of Pippi, and so this book is sure to appeal to children. A book that can be read out aloud independently by children and to learn and expand more words.
A truly classic, endearing story of a little orphan girl, 'Anne Shirley,' who wins the affection of the Cuthbert's family with her positive and charming ways, when she starts working in their house. Children will be delighted to read this heart-warming story of Anne. This book provides a learning opportunity for children to learn more new words and their usages. A highly recommended book!!!
Yet another classic book from Roald Dahl. The story is about a clever, tricky fox called 'Mr Fox' and how he outwits three farmers, 'Boggis,' 'Bunce' and 'Bean,' in order to steal food and poultry from their farms and feed his family. With illustrations that accompany the text, this books makes for a good, enjoyable read. Children will not only be able to read this book on their own, but they will also pick up new words used in different contexts and understand their meanings. A must-read book!!!
A delightful story of a nanny, 'Mary Poppins,' who was hired to take care of the children of the Banks' family. Mary arrives with her talking umbrella and soon the children's lives are filled with fun, magic and adventure much to their joy. Children will enjoy reading this book and pick up new words with several, different meanings and their usages.
Another classic book from Dr. Seuss that will inspire children. Written in a simple language, the book talks about life and its challenges. With good illustrations, this book will motivate children to read further on. A must-read book for children to improve their English language, build their vocabulary and communication skills.
This wonderful collection of poems will captivate children's imaginations with their vivid, rhyming lines. The bright illustrations that match the poems will further the interest of children, and make reading and learning a fun-filled activity. A must-read book for children since they can learn and grasp many rhyming words, and understand their usages.
A collection of stories that will entertain children with their delightful characters and tales. Each story has a message with values incorporated in it. Written in a very simple style, the stories will keep children engrossed and help to improve their learning abilities including their reading skills.
A classic book with five different stories, each story having a different plot and message. Written in a simple but imaginative manner, the stories will appeal to children and make a good, interesting read. A must-read for children to enhance their reading skills , improve their vocabulary and sentence formation abilities.
'Jack' and his sister 'Annie' discover a mysterious tree with several books while out playing in the woods. It is when they start reading a book on dinosaurs that they are immediately transported to a prehistoric world full of these creatures. Written in a simple style, this fast-paced book is packed with many thrilling adventures that children will love to read and learn new words. A must-read book.
A classic, endearing tale of a young swan named 'Louis,' who was born mute, unlike his other siblings. With the help of a trumpet, Louis learns to play music and overcomes his disability to communicate. Well-written, this book has a lot of information on nature and swans, which children can learn and thereby expand their vocabulary.
A collection of stories that revolve around animals, Panchatantra is one of the most famous, Indian fables. Each story has a message with a life lesson on friendship, honesty, wisdom and other values. Children will love reading these tales, which are beautifully illustrated. Narrated in an easy-to-understand style, children can learn a whole range of new words that are related to the animal kingdom and nature, and further, build up their vocabulary.
A true story of a young girl who is rendered blind and deaf after an illness, and how she overcomes her disability with her extraordinary courage and will power. This touching story of 'Helen Keller' is told in an easy-to-understand manner with attractive pictures that will motivate children to read this inspiring book. A must-read for children to enable them to build their vocabulary and reading skills.
First Flight: The Story Of Tom Tate And The Wright Brothers
This book brings to life a slice of history, mainly one of the greatest inventions in modern civilisation. From a child's point of view, this book narrates the invention of the flying machine by the brothers, 'Wilbur' and 'Orville Wright.' Written in a simple style, children can read this interesting book on their own and expand their knowledge of new words.
One of the first in the series of a 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid.' The story revolves around a young boy called 'Greg Heffley' and his experiences in Secondary School. Written in a simple style with a lot of humour and wit with illustrations to match the text, young readers will love to read this book. A must-read book, children can improve their vocabulary and reading skills, and have fun while reading this chapter book.
A very touching and endearing book of a young boy, 'August,' who was born with a rare medical condition and facial deformity. The story narrates his struggle to blend in the school that he studies despite being bullied. Written in a simple and clear language, this is a fantastic book for children to read, learn and grasp new words with multiple meanings, and the usage of complex sentences. A highly recommended book!!!
An endearing story of a dog called 'Buck' and his fight to survive despite severe hardships. Kidnapped from his owners, Buck is sold and then made to work as a sledge dog in the harsh winter season. A gripping story and beautifully written. Children can learn the basic nuances of grammar and comprehension skills apart from building up their vocabulary. A must-read book!!!
An evergreen, classic story from the famous author, Charles Dickens. This is an abridged version of the original. The life and heart-wrenching experiences of a young orphan, 'Oliver Twist' is narrated in a very easy-to-understand style. An ideal book for children to read in order to learn, familiarise and grasp high-frequency words that are repeated often. A must-read book!!!
Written well in a humorous way, this is a story of 3 siblings, 'Bobbie,' 'Phyllis' and 'Peter,' and their mother who is forced to leave their luxurious home to a smaller home near a railway station after their father is imprisoned. Children can confidently read this book aloud on their own, enjoy the adventures of the three siblings, and learn new vocabulary and comprehension skills. A highly recommended book!!!
A very endearing story about a kind doctor named 'Dolittle,' who can speak with animals and understand their language. The book comes alive with the personification and characters of different animals. Children will be delighted to read the Doctor's many adventures when he is out to treat sick animals. A good learning opportunity to become familiar with the way animals talk and behave, and pick up more vocabulary and learn sentence construction.
A wonderful, classic book to captivate the minds of young readers. A young girl, 'Dorothy' and her dog, 'Toto,' are stranded in a strange land after a tornado sweeps them away. With amazing illustrations and a fun-filled story, the book recounts Dorothy's attempts to find her way back home with the help of the Wizard of Oz. Children can read this book on their own, and learn words with multiple meanings and their usages. A highly recommended book!!!
An absolute delight to read, this book has a collection of over 200 famous, animal tales, like the 'Fox and the Sour Grapes.' Each tale involves animals, their characteristics, wise and foolish behaviour with a moral message in the end. Children can read this book on their own since it is written in a simple language with beautiful illustrations. A must-read book for children to learn nature and animal-oriented words.
A gripping and enthralling story that will take children to another time and era. The book describes the thrilling adventures of a young girl, 'Meg Murry' and her younger brother that they experience in a different space and time when they try to rescue their father. A must-read for children, who can read this chapter book for a couple of days, and in the process learn a whole range of new words from this science fiction.
A classic novel from Jules Verne. Mr. Phileas Fogg, a wealthy gentleman, takes a bet that he can travel around the world in 80 days, and so he sets out in his mission with his butler. Children will be engrossed reading this gripping story, and the many adventures and challenges that Phileas faces while travelling. A fantastic book to improve one's general knowledge, vocabulary and reading skills.
This is an abridged version of the original classic written by Kenneth Graheme. Children will love to read the antics and adventures of four animals, a mole, rat, toad and badger with their human-like behaviour while yet retaining their characteristic animal habits. Beautiful, bright pictures accompany the text and make for a good, interesting read.
A truly enjoyable collection of stories that bring to the readers the lives and adventures of 'Suraj,' 'Ranji, 'Koki' and their friends. Set in the background of an Indian town, Dehradun, these stories are a delight to read and will appeal to children. Narrated in a very simple style, children can read this book on their own, pick up words that are used every day, and improve their reading and learning skills.
A classic, masterpiece from Mark Twain about a young orphan, 'Tom Sawyer,' who is brought up by his 'Aunt Polly.' Children will be delighted to read the life, fun and adventures of Tom Sawyer along with his friend 'Huckleberry Finn.' Narrated in an easy-to-understand style, this book will enable children to expand their knowledge of the English language and improve their reading skills. A highly recommended book!!!
A fascinating book that children can read independently without any parental help. With beautiful pictures, the story weaves around the magical adventures of three children, 'Joe,' 'Beth' and 'Frannie' in the Faraway Tree in the woods. Young readers will be glued to their gripping adventures, and in the process learn more new words and how to form complex sentences.
A classic story of a young girl called 'Mary Lennox,' who is sent back to Britain after her parents' death in India. Lonely and spoilt, Mary slowly undergoes a transformation after the discovery of a secret, magical garden. A delightful story that children will love, this is an easy-to-read book with age-appropriate words and sentences for children to read, learn and grasp.
A fantastic book from Roald Dahl that will surely attract children's attention. A young boy, 'Danny,' lives in a gypsy caravan with his father, who regularly poaches pheasants. The author has described this story in a very vivid and humorous manner with good illustrations to match the narration. A must-read book for children to learn and improve their reading and language skills.
Tenali Raman' was a well-known poet in the court of King Krishnadevaraya during the Vijaynagar rule in India. Famous for his wit, humour and wisdom, Tenali Raman's life and experiences, especially in the court, has been narrated in this book in the form of stories. Children are bound to have a good laugh while reading Tenali Raman's humorous stories, which depict a piece of Indian history in story-form. A good book for enhancing vocabulary and reading skills.
A wonderful collection of 12 fairy tales like 'Thumbelina,' 'The Emperor's New Clothes,' 'The Little Mermaid, ' etc. These stories will enthrall young minds with their tales of magic and adventure. Children can read this book on their own, and pick up a host of new words with multiple meanings and the context in which they are used.
A fascinating story, this book has won many international awards for its message about our environment. Two children, 'Brimir' and 'Hulda,' live on a 'Blue Planet,' which is occupied only by children. Their gripping and enthralling adventures are beautifully told with illustrations. A must-read book for children because of the simple language, the vocabulary used, and for its important message on the environment. A highly recommended book!!!
This book is a sequel to the first edition in the Geronimo Stilton series. Geronimo travels through 7 fantasy worlds to help the 'Queen of the Fairies' to hunt for the 'true heart of happiness.' Beautifully illustrated with bright pictures, children can read this chapter book over several days on their own. The mind-boggling, exciting adventures will captivate their minds. A must-read book for developing grammar and comprehension skills!!!
Harry Potter' is back in the 'Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardy' for the second year. This chapter book will take children into the spellbinding world of thrilling adventures, magic and fantasy, and keep them glued to it till they finish. A must-read book since it will help children to cultivate a reading habit, develop their vocabulary and communication skills.
A classic, endearing book from Dr. Seuss with a wonderful message of generosity and self-respect. A very kind moose, 'Thidwick,' lets many animals nest in his amazing antlers. Alas, his generosity is misused, and soon Thidwick is abused and condemned despite being so kind. Wonderfully written with rhyming text and brilliant pictures, children will love to read this story. This book is sure to improve their reading skills and vocabulary, especially rhyming words.
This book aims at encouraging children to read books that are of a different genre and expose them to the achievements of great men in different fields. 'Edmund Hillary' and 'Tenzing Norgay' were the first to climb the world's tallest peak, Mt. Everest. A must-read book for children to learn about the adversities and challenges that they faced while climbing the peak. An inspiring book, children can develop their reading skills, and learn a whole new range of vocabulary and how to form complex sentences.
An inspiring book on 'Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi.' Written well in an easy-to-understand manner, this book gives an insight into the life of Gandhi, his ideals, and his struggle to obtain freedom for India from the British rule using non-violence. This book is a must-read to know and learn about one of the most important leaders in Indian history. In the process, children will brush up their reading and comprehension skills.
A classic book with five, famous stories, written in a simple yet imaginative manner. Each tale is wonderfully woven around a specific moral that is important for the society. A beautiful classic for children, who can read this book on their own, and learn and grasp new words, including the formation of complex sentences with the correct grammar structure.
This is the first book in the series written by the author. A young boy, 'Percy Jackson,' suffering from dyslexia, who lives with an abusive step-father and adorable mother, discovers that he is the son of the Greek God, 'Poseidon.' The Supreme God, Zeus, accuses Percy of stealing the lightning bolt. Children will be delighted to read this fast-paced book with a lot of action, suspense and adventure, set in a Greek background. A must-read book to improve reading skills and build vocabulary.
This book is a sequel to 'The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.' A wonderful classic story, the author narrates the adventures and experiences of a boy named 'Huckleberry Finn' in the background of slavery in the US. Huckleberry runaways from his abusive father to go on a journey on a raft on the Mississippi River with his slave friend, 'Jim.' Being a chapter book, children can read this book for several days and cultivate a reading habit, pick up their vocabulary and learn how to form complex sentences. A highly recommended book!!!
A heart-rending story of a young girl, 'Anne Frank,' who went into hiding along with her family to escape from the persecution and atrocities of the Nazis in Germany. In a diary, Anne noted down the terrible sufferings, hardships and agonies that they faced, including starvation. A book that touches every heart, children can read about the Holocaust and its repercussions. A highly recommended book!!!
This book is one of the series of 12 children's books written by the author. Set in an imaginary 'Viking' world, a young boy named 'Hiccup' is the only person who can speak the language of the dragons. Hiccup has to overcome many obstacles to prove that he is a hero. The funny, wonderful, thrilling and action-packed adventures will capture children's heart. A must-read book to improve comprehension skills and grammar for effective communication.
Yet another fascinating book from Roald Dahl. A young girl, 'Sophie' is snatched away from her bed by a big, friendly giant (BFG), who is kind to her. Children will be delighted to read the exciting adventures of Sophie and the BFG in the land of the 'Giant Country.' Written in an easy-to-understand manner with beautiful, bright illustrations, children can learn many new words with multiple meanings and how to form grammatically-correct, complex sentences.
An evergreen favourite of children, this book is a collection of stories like 'Rip Van Winkle,' 'Sleepy Hollow,' etc. Written in a simple style with beautiful illustrations to match the text, this book is a delight to read. Children will love the tales and enjoy the adventures and fantasy that are narrated so well. A good book for children to expand their vocabulary and learn how to use words with different meanings in a different context.
A highly humorous, funny book that will completely entertain children. A huge peach grows inside a garden to giant size with seven, unusual insects in it. The giant peach with the insects sends 'James Henry Trotter' on a wonderful journey filled with magic. Written in a simple style that will help children to expand their knowledge of words and reading skills. A must-read book for children who will love reading this amusing story.
A classic book for children to read, especially those who love dogs. Packed with a lot of adventure and action, the book recounts the story of a little boy, 'Billy, ' and his two dogs: Old Dan and Little Ann. Children will love reading this easy-to-understand story of Billy and his dogs, their friendship and love for each other. A must-read book to pick up new vocabulary, learn fundamental grammar and complex sentence formation.
Stanley Yelnats,' a young boy, is sent to a detention centre, 'Green Lake Camp' for a crime that he has not committed. Along with several other children in the camp, Stanley is forced to dig holes as a part of the character-building process and report to the warden if something is found. Narrated in a simple style with humour built-in, this book will make an interesting read, and help children to pick up reading skills, including new words and usages.
Yet another series from Geronimo Stilton. A fast-paced book, full of magic, action and fantasy, this book is bound to keep the readers completely engrossed in the adventures of Geronimo, who is once again called to the Kingdom of Fantasy by a fairy princess for help. Written well in a highly imaginative manner, children can learn a host of new words and brush up their reading skills.
A timeless classic from an Indian author, this is a collection of 32 stories, set in the background of a small town, 'Malgudi,' in South India. Written in an easy-to-understand style, the author weaves the stories around the day-to-day life of normal people, their emotions, problems and experiences in a fascinating manner. Young readers will learn a whole range of new words with multiple meanings that are used in different contexts and basic grammar which will help in framing sentences. A highly recommended book!!!
A hilarious story that will captivate the minds of young readers. A young boy, 'Nick Allen,' is brimming with energy and ideas, especially about how to rename words, and asks why should a pen be called a pen? So one day, in a flash of inspiration, he renames 'pen' as 'friendly,' and this new word becomes popular in school. This book will amuse readers with its well-written story. A must-read book for children to develop their vocabulary, understand their meanings and usages, and improve their communication skills.
An evergreen, classic book. A family that is going on a sea voyage is suddenly stranded and washed on to a strange, tropical island. Despite all odds, hardships and adversities, the family learns to live amidst nature, use the available resources and survive. Readers will be thrilled to read their adventures and how they overcome their challenges. A must-read book for young minds to learn and grasp a whole range of vocabulary and improve their language skills.
A classic, science fiction that delves into the subject of travelling through time. The author was one of the first writers who wrote about this interesting subject of a scientist who invents a 'Time Machine' with which one can travel into the future. A book of a totally different genre, young readers will be able to travel in the future along with the scientist and enjoy this science fiction. A good book to learn new words with several meanings and expand one's knowledge. A highly recommended book.
One day, a young, bored lad by the name, 'Milo,' suddenly finds a large, toy tollbooth in his house. On driving through it, he enters into a world full of fantasy and magic. Young readers will be enthralled with the highly exciting adventures and imaginative characters that Milo meets. Written in a very witty, humorous manner, this book is an interesting read and will help children to pick up more complex words and brush up their reading skills.
This book is the third in the Harry Potter series. Harry is about to commence his third year in the 'School of Witchcraft and Wizardry,' and is all set to journey on another new, exciting adventure. Readers will be thrilled and spellbound with Harry's world of magic and fantasy. Written with a lot of imagination and wit, readers will enjoy this absolute entertainer and are bound to learn new words and usages.
A delightful book that narrates the deep friendship between the Mughal king, Emperor Akbar, and his minister, Birbal. These tales, which have been passed on from one generation to the other, pertain to that historical period and give a vivid description of the lives and experiences of people of that era. Readers will not only enjoy the humour and thought-provoking stories but also the wit and wisdom of Birbal. Well-illustrated and written in a simple style with a historical background, youngsters can develop their vocabulary and reading skills.
A timeless classic!!! Five little children are granted boons by a sand fairy but alas, there is a hitch. The wishes do not turn out like the way the children wanted or imagined. Written in a simple manner with a lot of wit, young readers will find this to be a wonderful book not only to read but also to learn and grasp a lot of new words, basic grammar and comprehension skills.
This book is one of the series of 'The Diary of Wimpy Kid.' A young boy, 'Greg' looks forward to spending his summer holidays indoors, playing video games, etc… However, his mom plans a holiday outdoors so that the family can bond together. With the entry of a new dog into the family, Greg's summer holiday takes a new turn and twist. Young readers will enjoy this hilarious book, written in a simple language with a lot of humour. A must-read book for readers!!!
Unhappy living in a crowded apartment and out of sheer desperation, 'Sam Gribley' runs away from New York City to the woods, to live in peace and solitude. A wonderful book which will be loved by all readers, more so by nature-lovers. Children can learn and develop vocabulary, especially words that are nature-oriented, and how to form complex sentences.
A heart-warming story of a little, village girl who exchanges her pendant for a blue umbrella with a tourist. Beautifully written, the author portrays the simple life of the young girl, her childhood, the values learnt in life and so on. The book will appeal to readers with its interesting storyline and simple language. Young readers can build their vocabulary, learn grammar and improve their communication skills. A must-read book!!!
An interesting book about the first men who landed on the moon. Astronauts, 'Neil Armstrong,' 'Buzz Aldrin' and 'Michael Collins' made a historic flight to the moon in their Apollo 11 and rewrote history. A must-read book for readers to know and understand this pioneering space effort. Children can learn many new words and terms, especially those that are space-oriented.
A timeless classic from Rabindranath Tagore. This book is a collection of his short stories like 'The Postmaster' and 'The Kabuliwallah.' Based on the lives of people living in rural West Bengal, the stories revolve around relationships, values of life and so on. A delight to read, children will love this book for its interesting, touching stories. Written in a simple style, readers can develop their vocabulary, learn how to write complex sentences and build their comprehension skills. A highly recommended book!!!
A truly inspiring story of a young, Pakistani girl, 'Malala Yousafzai,' who was shot by the Taliban regime because she spoke about the importance of girls' education. Despite being shot, Malala, continued to campaign for girls' education in her country. She was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her courage, determination and fight against illiteracy. Written in an easy-to-understand style, children will be motivated to read this young girl's story of courage, and improve their reading skills and vocabulary.
This is an endearing story of a gorilla called 'Ivan,' which is based on a true story. Ivan is held captive to entertain people at a shopping mall. It is only when a baby elephant arrives that Ivan realises what he is missing, and starts longing for his freedom. Poignantly written in a simple language, readers will be touched by this story. A must-read book, children can pick up new words and understand the usage of complex sentences.
A classic science fiction from Jules Verne. Prof. Otto Lidenbrock tries to follow the footsteps of an Icelandic explorer to reach the core of the earth. The entry to the belly of the earth is described in an ancient, coded manuscript. Written brilliantly, the author describes the Professor's exciting and thrilling adventures in a vivid manner. Young readers will find this book fascinating and enthralling. A must-read to improve English language skills and to learn as many new words as possible.
An endearing story with several messages for readers. A young girl, 'Abilene' owns a blue-coloured, china rabbit, named ' Edward Tulane,' who falls overboard into the deep sea while travelling on a ship with her. Written in a simple manner, readers will enjoy Edward's incredible adventures until he finds Abilene. Children can learn many advanced vocabularies and polish their reading skills.
A classic story from Alexander Dumas. A young sailor by the name, 'Edmond Dantes' is falsely accused of treason and arrested on the eve of his wedding to a rich lady. Written brilliantly, the story weaves a plot of betrayal, revenge and double-dealing. Young readers can learn and grasp new, advanced words and how to form complex sentences in a grammatically correct manner. A must-read book!!!
This book is a collection of evergreen, classic stories for children, which will keep them engaged in reading for several hours. Children will love reading the interesting stories of a monkey called 'Toto,' and of three children who are stranded in a storm, etc… Written beautifully, these delightful stories are a treat to read. The author introduces several, new words that children can learn and grasp apart from picking up comprehension skills.
This is an extraordinary story of a remarkable woman called 'Florence Nightingale.' Born into a rich family, Florence laid the foundation for today's modern, professional nursing system with her wonderful, selfless services to mankind. Also known as the 'Lady with the Lamp,' she used to tend to and take care of the injured and sick in the night with the help of a lamp. Extremely inspiring and interesting to read, young readers, can build their vocabulary, learn fundamental grammar and brush up their reading skills.
A timeless, classic Dickens' novel of a young boy called 'Pip.' A chance encounter with an escaped convict changes Pip's life much beyond expectations. Readers will be engrossed with this engaging story of Pip, his life and transformation. In the process, they will also learn new words and develop skills to understand prose. A must-read book!!!
A collection of children's all-time, evergreen, classic fairy tales in one book such as 'Cinderella,' 'Snowwhite,' 'Rapunzel,' 'Hansel and Gretel, etc… Written in an easy-to-understand style, young readers will be captivated with these enchanting stories of magic and adventure. Readers can also pick up several, new words and learn the nuances of grammar.
This is an endearing story of a girl by the name 'Ella.' At birth, Ella was bestowed with a gift of 'obedience' by a fairy, which made Ella obey and carry out other people's commands and wishes. Children will be delighted to read the way Ella gets freed from this curse of 'obedience,' and her exciting, magical adventures. Written in a simple style, readers can learn several new words with multiple meanings and the context in which they are used.
Another masterpiece from R. K. Narayan. This book is a sequel to 'Malgudi Schooldays' in which the author narrates the antics and adventures of 'Swami' and his friends in the small, South Indian town of Malgudi. Children will be captivated with the exploits of Swami and his friends, which are written in a simple style with many new vocabularies. Readers can also build up their reading and comprehension skills.
A gripping story of a young girl, 'Annemarie,' who saves her Jewish, best friend from the Nazis who invade Denmark. Set in the background of the Second World War, the author narrates the kindness, boldness and courage with which Annemarie helps her best friend to flee from the atrocities of the Nazis. Written brilliantly, readers can improve their comprehension skills and build their vocabulary.
A famous children's author, Enid Blyton, has brought out many books, and this book is one among them. 'Philip,' 'Dinah,' 'Lucy-Ann,' 'Jack' and 'Kiki' the parrot are holidaying in Cornwall when the mysterious Isle of Gloom beckons them with thrilling adventures. A delightful book to read, children will be engrossed in the Famous Five's exploits. Written in a simple style with age-appropriate vocabulary, children can expand their knowledge of English language and brush up their reading skills.
A story that takes a little girl, 'Charlotte' forty years back in time. Studying in a boarding school, Charlotte suddenly finds that she has travelled way back to the year, 1918, and is completely lost in this time space. An interesting read, this book narrates Charlotte's amazing experiences and how she tries to get back to her present time. Written in an easy-to-understand style, children can learn basic grammar and structure of complex sentences, and also develop their reading skills.
Yet another delightful book from Sudha Murty. Four children visit their grandmother who not only pampers them with lots of love and goodies to eat but also with enthralling tales of kings, queens, princesses, animals and so on. Written well in a simple, clear language and with beautiful illustrations, children will love reading these wonderful tales with a message. An apt book to improve vocabulary, learn essential grammar and cultivate a reading habit. A must-read book!!!
This book is one of the series in the 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid.' Like the other books in the series, this book is also hilarious and entertains readers with its funny storyline. After being dumped by his best friend 'Rowley Jefferson,' Greg's life becomes miserable, and he is fed up with his friend-less situation. How he copes up with this plight is written in a funny and amusing manner. A good book to develop vocabulary and understand complex sentences. A highly recommended book!!!
This is the third in the series on 'Harry Potter.' Harry is in the third year in the 'Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardy' when 'Sirius Black' escapes from the wizard prison of Azkaban, and goes in search of Harry with the intention of killing him. Packed with thrilling adventures, magic and fantasy, children will love reading yet another fantastic book on Harry Potter. Written in an easy-to-comprehend style, readers can pick up multiple new words, and improve their reading and communication skills.
This book is a series in the Geronimo Stilton's books. Geronimo meets his friend 'Kornelius,' who is a Special Agent. There is a plot to steal the diamond-studded Super Mouse Cup, and it is upto Geronimo and Kornelius to crack and solve this case. An amazing book that narrates the entertaining, awesome adventures of Geronimo. Children can learn and grasp several new words and improve communication skills.
This book is one of the series in the Nancy Drew books. Mr. Crowley, a shrewd and rich man, leaves behind enormous wealth, and there are several people trying to claim it. To prevent the wealth from falling into the wrong hands, Nancy Drew, a detective, sets out on an exciting, thrilling adventure to locate the real will. Presented in a simple, clear language, readers can enhance their reading skills and learn multiple, new words.
A classic book from Thomas Hardy. Set in the background of the 1800s in a town called 'Casterbridge,' the story revolves around the town's 'Mayor,' who has a shameful, secretive past to hide. The numerous twists and turns in the story will keep young readers engaged till the end. A good book to help in one's vocabulary and comprehension skills.
Being orphaned, 'Maia,' who is a talented, young girl, is sent from England to live with her relatives in a distant land on the Amazon. Reluctantly, she sets out on this journey with her governess. An amazing book which recounts the thrilling adventures that they experience on the River Amazon, children will be excited to read this story. Written brilliantly in a simple language, readers can learn a whole range of new words and polish their comprehension skills. A highly recommended book!!!
An endearing story of two little boys, Bruno and Schmuel, who are caught in the World War II, and their forbidden, extraordinary friendship. Bruno's father is the commandant of a concentration camp where Schmuel, a Jewish boy, is imprisoned. A touching story, readers can pick up several new words and learn fundamental grammar for effective communication.
The 'Borrowers' are tiny, human-like creatures who live in secret places in houses, like behind a clock or under the floor. They own nothing but borrow everything. Life goes on smoothly till one of the Borrowers, a girl called 'Arrietty,' makes friends with a human boy living in the house. Their friendship and the events that happen subsequently make an interesting read. An apt book to improve English language skills, including reading and comprehension.
The story revolves around a 10-year old boy called 'Jess Aarons,' who tries to be the fastest boy in town. When 'Leslie,' a new neighbour moves in, Jess's life changes forever. Together with Leslie, Jess launches on mind-blowing adventures and fantasy in the secret world of 'Terabithia.' Written brilliantly, this book is bound to mesmerise children with its beautiful pictures and vivid descriptions of characters. The book will also help to inculcate a reading habit in children and to improve their vocabulary. A must-read book!!!
A pilot air crashes into the Sahara Desert where he meets a small man called as the 'Little Prince.' The Little Prince narrates various, fascinating stories to the pilot. An amazing book, children will love reading the wise and enchanting stories with messages on life. Narrated in a gripping manner using a simple language, this book is a must-read for children to brush up their vocabulary, grammar and reading skills.
A heart-warming and touching story of a sickly mouse with very large ears, who loves a Princess. An interesting book to read, children will be delighted with this heroic tale of goodness and courage. Written in a simple manner, children can expand their knowledge of words, learn fundamental grammar and brush up their prose reading skills.
This book aims at introducing children to a different genre, science non-fiction, and help them to enhance their reading skills. A wonderful book that gives an insight into the lives of 50 women, whose discoveries and inventions have helped to change the world in a better way. A highly informative book with good illustrations, children will learn and grasp a host of new words, scientific facts and knowledge. A must-read book!!!
A timeless classic from Jules Verne. The story revolves around Professor Aronnax who joins an expedition to hunt for a giant sea monster under the sea. To his astonishment, it is not a sea monster that they discover but a submarine piloted by Captain Nemo. Written brilliantly, this gripping story about thrilling adventures under the sea will captivate young readers, who can pick up a whole range of new, advanced words with multiple meanings. A must-read book!!!
This book is a collection of twelve, short stories that are centred around the most famous detective, 'Sherlock Holmes.' A detective par excellence, Sherlock Holmes effortlessly cracks and solves each crime in the most meticulous and scientific manner. These spellbinding, thrilling stories that are written in a gripping manner will help readers to develop their vocabulary and reading skills.
A fascinating story of fantasy and adventure, written in an interesting style. Fourteen-year-old Percy Jackson and his friends try to rescue 'Annabeth Chase' and the Greek goddess, 'Artemis,' who have been kidnapped. Young readers will be enthralled to read this awesome book full of mystery and Greek mythology. This book is sure to help readers develop a reading habit, improve their vocabulary and comprehension skills.
This book is one among the series in the 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid.' Like the other books in the series, this book also has a funny storyline that will entertain readers. The Heffley family sets out on a road trip, hoping to have lots of fun, but then the journey is not as promising as it should be. Pretty soon, it turns out to be a bad road trip with plenty of adventure in store. Hilarious and funny, this book will help young readers to improve their vocabulary and learn fundamental grammar. A must-read book!!!
An endearing story of a 10-year-old girl, 'India Opal Buloni' and her stray dog, 'Winn-Dixie.' Being no ordinary dog, Winn-Dixie brings a lot of joy and happiness in Opal's life. Written in a simple, crisp style, this delightful story will help young readers to learn new, unfamiliar words and their usages, and improve their reading skills.
This is a classic collection of short stories by the great author, Ruskin Bond. Each story is poignant with emotions and with thought-provoking themes about some aspect of life and its experiences. Young readers will be delighted to read this wonderful collection that are beautifully illustrated. Readers can also learn how to form complex sentences and grasp the fundamental nuances of grammar.
An evergreen classic that is a favourite amongst readers. Unable to tolerate the cruelty and oppression in the 'Manor Farm' run by Mr. Jones, all the animals revolt against him and free themselves from his command. Written brilliantly, this book gives thoughtful insights into social injustice and other evils that plague society. Readers can brush up their reading skills, learn how to form complex sentences and improve their vocabulary. A highly recommended book!!!
This is yet another classic masterpiece from Roald Dahl, written in his usual inimitable style. In the first part, 'Boy,' Dahl talks about his own life with many riproaring, hilarious stories of his childhood. In the second part, 'Going Solo,' he narrates many interesting, fascinating adventures. In all, readers who will be hooked to this book from start to finish, can improve their reading skills and learn several new words. A must-read book!!!
An endearing, timeless classic that revolves around an old, Cuban fisherman who goes out to the sea to fish. Written brilliantly with vivid descriptions and inspirational quotes, the author recounts the courage with which this aged fisherman tackles the difficulties that he encounters while fishing. Readers will be inspired and motivated with life lessons that this book conveys. This book will also help them to learn vocabulary and improve knowledge of English language. A highly recommended book!!!
A classic masterpiece from a literary giant. This book is a collection of Tagore's short stories which are based on the rural life and culture in West Bengal, India. The author portrays human relationships and emotions in a vivid and poignant manner, often bringing out important messages and values of life. Written in a very simple, clear manner, these heart-warming stories are a delight to read. Readers can improve their grammar knowledge, and reading and communication skills. A highly recommended book!!!
This book is one among the 'Harry Potter' series. Like the others in the series, this book also weaves its story around Harry Potter and his magical adventures. The Triwizard Tournament, which is a test of magical prowess, will be held in the Hogwart School and Harry is also set to face death-defying tasks. Readers will be mesmerised with Harry's gripping and enthralling adventures. Readers can also learn and grasp several new, advanced words with multiple meanings and brush up their comprehension skills. A must-read book!!!
A touching story of war and immigration, this story is told from the eyes of a 10-year-old Vietnamese girl, 'Ha.' Caught in the Vietnam War, Ha and her family are forced to flee from Saigon and immigrate to USA. Written beautifully and poignantly in verses, the author captures the pain, trauma and emotional upheaval that this little girl goes through in life. Young readers will get to know a piece of history, and can also brush up their vocabulary and reading skills. A must-read book!!!
A literary, classic masterpiece. Set in the Puritan background of 17th century in American society, 'Hester Prynne' is publicly shamed and forced to wear the letter 'A' on her dress as a punishment for adultery. Written beautifully with graphic descriptions of characters and their emotions, the author gives an insight of the double standards and moral rigidity prevailing in the society in those times. Readers can pick up new words with multiple meanings and brush up their reading skills. A must-read book!!!
An endearing, touching story of a 10-year-old boy called 'Jackson,' whose family is forced to move out of their home. Poverty-stricken, life is difficult for Jackson and his family. The only silver lining is Jackson's imaginary friend – a cat. This heart-warming story about family and friendships is eloquently told by the author. Readers can pick up several new words with multiple meanings and learn how to use them in different context. A must-read book!!!
After a cargo ship sinks, a 16-year-old Indian boy named 'PI Patel' is stranded on a lifeboat in the Pacific Ocean with the following animals: a hyena, zebra, orangutan and a Royal Bengal Tiger. Drifting in the midst of the ocean, PI struggles to survive while fighting hunger and other adversities with courage and determination. Told in a fresh, appealing manner, readers will be absorbed in this extraordinary, amazing story. Readers can also develop their vocabulary by learning several new, advanced words. A highly recommended book!!!
A timeless, classic story set in the 1830s in England. The story is centred around 'Maggie Tulliver,' her brother 'Tom' and the rest of her family members. Written brilliantly, the author narrates Maggie's turbulent, emotional relationship with her brother and with those around her. An interesting read, young readers will find this book absorbing and can improve their reading skills, apart from developing their vocabulary.
Tintin adventures are an all-time favourite for many readers all over the world. Funny and brilliant, this book is one among the Tintin series, and will surely entertain readers. Tintin and Captain Haddock are planning to join an expedition to fly to the Moon on a rocket ship that is designed and constructed by Prof. Calculus. Young readers will enjoy this delightful book and will also get to learn about the basic, scientific ideas of rocket science, including vocabulary that is space-oriented. A must-read book!!!
Like all other Dr. Seuss's books, this is yet another thought-provoking, classic book that will delight his diehard fans. Presented in verse form, Dr. Seuss writes about the pains and aches of growing old in a witty, funny manner and with a lot of wisdom. Readers are bound to laugh heartily at his hilarious narration that gives an insight into old age and the process of becoming a 'senior citizen.' This book will help readers to learn new words and appreciate humour and wit in verse form. A must-read book!!!
This book is the first in the Hardy Boys' series. Very popular amongst readers, the Hardy Boys series revolve around thrilling, unsolved mystery and adventure that will captivate young minds. In this book, a criminal has hidden his loot in one of the towers of a mansion, and it is upto the Hardy Boys to discover it. Written well in a simple and clear style, readers will be excited to read Hardy Boys' action-packed adventures. An apt book to learn and grasp several new words with multiple meanings, including basic grammar.
This book is a wonderful collection of stories with attractive illustrations. A poor, little girl offers all the rice that she has to a hungry bird who in turn offers her immense riches as a reward for her unconditional kindness. With a lot of wit, wisdom and vivid descriptions of characters and situations, the author has presented many such stories of magical creatures, kings, queens, princesses and ordinary people. Readers will be enthralled to read these stories, and can also learn fundamental grammar and how to form complex sentences. A must-read book!!!
A classic book from the author of 'Tom Sawyer' and 'Huckleberry Finn.' Two boys, 'Tom Canty' and 'Edward Tudor' look like identical twins and also share the same birthdays, but one is a prince and the other, a pauper. Destiny soon plays a cruel game and their identities are confused. Edward, the prince, is thrown out of the palace and Tom, the pauper, is made to reign the kingdom. A great, interesting book that will engage readers, who can improve their reading and comprehension skills.
An evergreen, classic story that is cherished by readers for its gripping tale of adventure on the high seas. A young teenager, 'David Balfour' has been tricked into a sea voyage by his wicked uncle and sold into slavery. Fast-paced and packed with danger, excitement and action, readers will be enthralled to read how David is rescued with the help of his friend. Young readers can inculcate a reading habit, develop their vocabulary and enhance their knowledge of English language.
This book presents the life and times of the great learned man, Swami Vivekananda. Born into a family of lawyers, 'Narendranath Dutta' or 'Swami Vivekananda' was a saint, visionary, genius and an inspiration for thousands of Indians. An ardent devotee of his spiritual mentor, Shri Ramakrishna, he joined the monastic order to spread his spiritual philosophy. Young readers will be inspired to read this biography that is written in a simple style with many interesting insights of this great legend.
This is a treasure trove of evergreen, classic fairy tales like 'The Frog Prince,' 'Hansel and Gretel,' and so on. Illustrated beautifully, this book will carry the readers into a world of castles, fairies, dwarfs, witches, kings, queens, princes, magic, adventure and wonder. Written beautifully, readers will be absorbed in these fascinating tales, and can also learn and grasp new words, and brush up their reading skills.
This book is a collection of ancient fables that have been passed down from one generation to another. They are based on the previous lives and incarnations of Lord Buddha as a bird, animal or human being. Each tale has a message on morals and values, and tells us how to lead our lives in a better way. Immensely popular through the ages, readers will be delighted with these interesting, ancient folklore that are written in an easy-to-understand manner.
To Kill a Mockingbird
RHUK; The 50th Anniversary edition edition (24 June 2010)
Harper Lee 320 Pages
A Winner of 'Pulitzer Prize,' this novel deals with serious issues of racial inequality and injustice in American society during the Great Depression of the 1930s. Two teenagers, 'Scout' and 'Jem,' are a witness to this blatant discrimination and watch their father struggle to obtain justice for a black man. Written with a lot of humour, warmth and vivid description of characters, this book will help readers to expand their knowledge of English language, improve their reading skills and vocabulary. A highly recommended book!!!
Dell; Media tie-in edition (16 February 1999)
Homer Hickam 448 Pages
This is a true story that was originally published under the title, 'The Rocket Boys.' Living in a small, mining town of Coalwood, a young boy, 'Homer Hickam' fosters dreams of sending rockets into space. His mom is desperate and determined that he should not waste his life in the mining town. Written poignantly, the author traces the aspirations, and ups and downs of Homer's life in a gripping manner. Readers, who will be captivated with this story, can also brush up their comprehension and reading skills, and develop their vocabulary. A must-read book!!!
Number the Stars
HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks; New edition edition (1 September 2011)
Lois Lowry 176 Pages
This is a touching story of humanity, kindness, love and friendship. Set in Nazi-occupied Denmark, a ten-year-old girl, 'Annemarie Johansen' saves her best friend, a Jew, from the Nazis and gives her shelter. In a daring act of courage and bravery, Annemarie and her family also help Ellen's family to escape to Sweden. Written beautifully, the author narrates the story in an endearing and moving manner. Young readers will get to read about the Second World War and how it inflicted terrible cruelties on innocent people. Readers can also pick up new, advanced words and learn how to use them in different contexts. A must-read book!!!
Simon & Schuster; Reissue edition (26 December 2006)
Gary Paulsen 192 Pages
A spell-binding account of sheer grit and determination to survive in the most difficult situation. A small plane in which a young boy, 'Brian Robeson,' is flying to meet his father crashes in the wilderness, in the midst of nowhere. In a gripping style, the author narrates how Brian survives this ordeal using all his willpower and courage, and with a hatchet that his mom presents as a gift. An interesting read, readers will be mesmerised with this awesome story, and can also develop their vocabulary and reading skills.
Northern Lights (His Dark Materials)
Scholastic; 1 edition (15 May 2016)
Philip Pullman 448 Pages
This book is one of the trilogy written by the author, which was also published as 'The Golden Compass.' A fantasy novel, the story is centred around two children, 'Lyra Belacqua' and 'Will Parry' who wander around in fantasy worlds and encounter numerous, thrilling adventures with witches, armoured polar bears and so on. A gripping book, readers will not be able to put this book down without completing it. Readers can also brush up their vocabulary and learn several new words with multiple meanings. A must-read book!!!
A Man Called Ove
Sceptre (7 May 2015)
Fredrik Backman 320 Pages
A heart-warming story of a grumpy, old man called 'Ove,' who has staunch principles, strict routines and a short temper too. Life goes on for Ove in this manner till a friendly and bubbly family moves in next door when suddenly everything turns topsy-turvy. Laced with a lot of humour and wit, this is a moving story which will delight readers, who can also build their vocabulary with many new words and learn how to form complex sentences. A must-read book!!!
The Mysterious Affair at Styles
Cosimo Inc (30 October 2007)
Agatha Christie 153 Pages
This is the first book from Agatha Christie, the 'Queen of Mystery Fiction,' who has written several books on crime and mystery. It is also in this book that Agatha first introduces 'Hercules Poirot,' a Belgian detective who cracks and solves all the crimes and mysteries in a brilliant manner. Nothing escapes his sharp eyes and deductive skills. 'Emily' is murdered in a manor in the English countryside, and Hercules is called by one of the guests to investigate. A thrilling story, readers will be glued to this book, and can also learn and grasp multiple new words apart from improving their reading skills.
ISBN-13: 978-1602067912 q
Stormbreaker (Alex Rider)
Walker Books; 15th anniversary edition edition (1 April 2015)
Anthony Horowitz 172 Pages
This book is one among the 'Alex Rider' series. A teenager, 'Alex,' who sets out to unravel the mystery of his uncle's death is unwittingly forced into spying for the MI6 and encounters death-defying, dangerous situations. Action-packed with plenty of suspense, adventure and excitement, there is not a dull moment. Young readers will be engrossed in this book, and can also develop their knowledge of new words and formation of complex sentences.
Pride and Prejudice
Harper Press; Reprint edition (1 April 2010)
Jane Austen 416 Pages
An evergreen, classic book from Jane Austen. Set in the 18th century, the author narrates the story of 'Elizabeth Bennett,' an intelligent woman, and 'Mr. Darcy,' a rich, handsome man. As the title indicates, Elizabeth dislikes Darcy because of his pride. In turn, Darcy detests Elizabeth because he is prejudiced about her poor, social standing. Written brilliantly with vivid description of characters and their emotions, the author weaves an awesome story. Readers can learn new, advanced words, and improve their vocabulary and reading skills. A highly recommended book.
The Knife of Never Letting Go
Walker Books (5 June 2014)
Patrick Ness 528 Pages
A fast-paced, science fiction that defies one's imagination with its stunning, unique storyline. This book is the first in the trilogy, 'Chaos Walking,' written by the author. Everybody can hear everyone's thoughts, and it is absolutely chaotic without any silence. In such a world, a young boy by the name 'Todd Hewitt' lives in. The story revolves around him and his thrilling adventures in the new planet. Written brilliantly, readers will find the story to be gripping and absorbing. Readers can also brush up their reading and comprehension skills to improve their knowledge of English language.
The Magician's Elephant
Walker Books (5 June 2014)
Kate Dicamillo 224 Pages
An endearing, amazing story of a young boy, 'Peter, who is in search of his sister. A fortune-teller predicts and assures Peter that his sister is alive and an elephant will lead him to her. True to his prediction, an elephant magically appears and thereon Peter sets off on an amazing adventure. Written beautifully, the author weaves the story in a way that will mesmerise readers, who can learn and grasp a whole range of new, advanced words for effective communication. A must-read book!!!
Penguin; Reprint edition (29 June 2006)
Charlotte Bronte 624 Pages
A timeless masterpiece, this classic book finds a place of honour in any reader's collection. The story revolves around an orphaned girl, 'Jane Eyre,' who is brought up by a stone-hearted, uncaring aunt. Leaving her difficult and tough childhood behind, Jane subsequently takes up a position as a governess in Thornfield Hall where her life turns upside down. Written poignantly, the author gives brilliant and intense descriptions of characters and their emotions. An extraordinary book, readers can build their knowledge of vocabulary, improve their reading of long passages and comprehension skills. A must-read book!!!
William Collins; UK ed. edition (28 August 2013)
Herman Melville 608 Pages
In a quest of vengeance, 'Captain Ahab' sets out on sea in search of a white whale named, 'Moby Dick,' which had injured him on a previous sea voyage. Along with his crew, the Captain is determined to capture the whale not only to kill it but also to extract its oil. A compelling tale of revenge and justice, and good and evil, readers will be taken on a sea journey with an engrossing narration of whale hunting. In an engaging style, the author etches the story with brilliant descriptions of characters and incidents. Readers will get to read a whole new range of words that are nautical in nature and can also improve their reading skills. A must-read book!!!
Wise and Otherwise
Penguin India; Revised edition (18 July 2006)
Sudha Murty 232 Pages
Yet another enthralling book from Sudha Murty. This book is a collection of stories that are based on the true experiences of ordinary, Indian people in their day-to-day lives. With many thought-provoking messages, the author lays bare society's imperfections, traditions, values and morals. Written in a simple style with intense and powerful words, readers will be spellbound with the the way the author gives an insight into human nature and actions. An apt book to develop one's vocabulary, and reading and comprehension skills. A must-read book!!!
The Room on the Roof
Penguin Books Limited (1 October 2014)
Ruskin Bond 208 Pages
A book that was written when Ruskin Bond was just 17 years old, this story will capture readers' heart and mind. Unable to bear the strict upbringing of his guardian, a young Anglo-Indian boy named, 'Rusty,' runs away from his home to live with his Indian friends. With magic in his writing, the author weaves a tale of strong friendship and bonds of love between Rusty and his Indian friends. For generations, this fantastic book has mesmerised readers, who can learn and grasp many new words, fundamental grammar, and how to form complex sentences. A highly recommended book!!!
Percy Jackson and the Greek Heroes
Penguin (25 August 2015)
Rick Riordan 400 Pages
This book is one of the highly popular Percy Jackson's series. The author narrates the heroic tales, adventures and glories of several Greek Gods and heroes like Achilles and Hercules, and brings alive their characters in a brilliant and engaging style. Packed with lots of action, mythology and wit, readers will be delighted to read this interesting and engrossing book. Readers can also pick up several new words and their usages, learn to read long passages and develop their reading skills.
The Man-Eater of Malgudi
INDIAN THOUGHT; Edition edition (2009)
R. K. Narayan 240 Pages
A treasure trove, this timeless, classic book will fascinate readers. The story is centred around 'Natraj,' a printer who lives in the town of Malgudi, located in South India. His peaceful life is interrupted when 'Vasu,' a taxidermist, arrives in the town and takes shelter in Natraj's home. Written in a simple style with beautiful characterisation and details, readers will be delighted to read how Natraj deals with Vasu and his sinister plans of killing the local, temple elephant and other wild life. Readers can also brush up their vocabulary and learn several new words with multiple meanings for good, communication skills. A must-read book!!!
Rajpal And Sons; 2015 edition (1 January 2007)
APJ Abdul Kalam 104 Pages
This highly inspiring, wonderful book is written by the former President of India, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam. Dr. Kalam strongly believed that the children of a country will shape its future. Keeping that in mind, he has written these quotes to encourage and motivate young children and adults to dream and work for a better tomorrow, not only for themselves but also for the society and nation. Written in a very easy-to-understand style, this thought-provoking book is sure to have profound influence on young minds. Readers can build their vocabulary, learn several new words and quotations, and enhance their knowledge of English language. A must-read book!!!
Simon & Schuster; Reprint edition (26 June 2007)
Andrew Clements 240 Pages
A young boy, 'Greg Kenton,' hits upon a novel idea to earn some money in school. The budding, little entrepreneur decides to sell comic books that are written and illustrated by himself. To overcome competition, he joins hands with his rival 'Maura Shaw' in this venture. Unfortunately, the principal decides to ban their trade and comic books in school. A wonderful, funny book that will delight young readers and make them ponder about school, friendship, and what it takes to be a success. Readers can polish their reading skills, and also learn basic grammar and sentence structure. A must-read book!!!
The Merchant of Venice
Maple Press (1 September 2013)
William Shakespeare 120 Pages
A masterpiece, this book is an abridged version of the original. Like in his other books, Shakespeare excels himself in this book too, and presents a tale of love, greed, revenge, shrewdness, good and evil. A merchant in Venice, 'Antonio,' borrows money from Shylock to help his friend marry 'Portia.' When Antonio fails to repay the loan, Shylock demands a pound of his flesh. To his rescue comes Portia, who outsmarts Shylock in a brilliant way. A great, classical book, readers can enjoy this romantic comedy, and also learn new words, and improve their reading and comprehension skills. A must-read book!!!
Letters from a Father to His Daughter
Penguin Random House India; 3rd Edition edition (2016)
Jawaharlal Nehru 176 Pages
This book is a timeless piece of classic literature and consists of a collection of 30 letters written by 'Jawaharlal Nehru' to his daughter, 'Indira Gandhi,' A freedom fighter and the first Prime Minister of independent India, Nehru wrote these letters to Indira over a period of time, especially when he was away on work. Covering a range of subjects like nature, history, country, people and society, these letters reflect the deep love and affection for his daughter, and the bond between them. Young minds will be inspired by Nehru's thought-provoking letters which are still relevant in today's world and time. Readers can learn and grasp a host of new, advanced words with multiple meanings, and improve their comprehension skills. A highly recommended book!!!
The Complete Fairy Tales
Norilana Books (13 February 2007)
Oscar Wilde 144 Pages
This book is a wonderful collection of short stories like 'The Happy Prince,' ' The Selfish Giant,' 'The Nightingale and the Rose,' etc. The stories revolve around morals and values like selfless love, loyalty, friendship, generosity and so on. Readers will love reading these stories which are narrated in a simple but enchanting manner. An interesting read, readers can pick up several new words, learn fundamental grammar and improve their reading skills.
Gautam Buddha The Lord of Wisdom
Puffin Books (25 November 2011)
Rohini Chowdhury 136 Pages
Born as a prince, 'Siddhartha,' renounced his life to become the Buddha, and spread his philosophy and teachings in the world. Today, Buddhism, the religion that is founded on his teachings is practised widely all over the world. This book gives an interesting account of the life of Buddha, right from his birth till his nirvana. Readers will be inspired and engrossed in this biographical narration of one of the greatest man who lived on earth, and who changed the destinies of many people and is still continuing to do so. Of a different genre, this book will expose readers to history, religion and biography. A must-read book!!!
Akbar and Birbal
Penguin Books Limited; Latest edition (17 June 2016)
Amita Sarin 224 Pages
This book is a collection of stories that revolve around the friendship between the mughal king, 'Akbar' and his minister, 'Birbal.' Passed on from generation to generation, these stories trace the mughal history, life and times of Akbar, his rule, and society that prevailed at that time. Told delightfully, readers will enjoy Birbal's wit, humour and wisdom in these tales, and will also get to know a piece of important history
The Greatest Short Stories of Leo Tolstoy
Jaico Publishing House; First edition (29 November 2009)
Leo Tolstoy 384 Pages
An evergreen, classic collection of stories by the master story teller, Leo Tolstoy. This book contains famous stories like 'God Sees the Truth but Waits,' 'How Much Land does a Man Need?' ' A Prisoner in the Caucasus,' etc. Each of these stories reveal the life that prevailed in Russia in an earlier period, and convey a message that is still relevant in today's life. Written with a lot of humour, readers will love to read these extraordinary stories that not only entertain but also educate. Readers can learn many new words and understand their usages, and also develop their comprehension skills. A must-read book!!!
The Book of a Thousand Days
Bloomsbury Publishing India Private Limited (25 July 2016)
Shannon Hale 320 Pages
Locked up by her father, 'Lady Saren,' a princess, has to spend seven long years in a tower for refusing to marry a prince. Keeping her company is her maid, 'Dashti.' With meagre resources and little food to eat, the maid and the princess have no choice but to escape. Packed with adventures, romance, danger and drama, the author narrates this story in a refreshing manner that will entertain readers. Young minds can improve their reading skills, pick up new words and develop their communication skills.
The Hunger Games
Scholastic India; 2014 edition (10 November 2014)
Suzanne Collins 384 Pages
The story revolves around 16-year-old 'Katniss Everdeen,' who lives in the post-apocalyptic nation of Panem in North America. The 'Hunger Games,' is an annual, televised event which forces two participants from each district to fight against each other till death. When Katniss's sister is chosen for this battle, Katniss steps forward to substitute for her sister in an act of courage and sacrifice. Packed with adventure, romance, emotion, action, suspense, thrill and fast-paced narration, this story will mesmerise young readers who will not put this book down till finished. Readers can also improve their reading and comprehension skills, and build their vocabulary. A must-read book!!!
Arrow (21 May 2015)
Michael Crichton 416 Pages
With the help of genetic engineering, scientists have created dinosaurs after cloning their DNA in a far-off, distant, jungle island. The dinosaurs are locked in a park that is protected by electric fences. Things go wrong when power is shut off and the dinosaurs escape from the park endangering the lives of the scientists. Written brilliantly, the mind-blowing action and adventure in this amazing book will captivate the imagination of young readers. Readers can also pick up and learn several new words, especially those that are science-oriented, and can develop their comprehension skills. A must-read book!!!
The Scarlet Pimpernel
Dover Publications Inc.; Unabridged edition (6 August 2002)
Baroness Orczy 224 Pages
A timeless classic that is set in the background of the French Revolution. The French royals and nobles are forced to die on the guillotine by the French revolutionaries till a daring man comes to their rescue. Known as the 'Scarlet Pimpernel,' this daring man, whose identity is hidden, spirits away scores of French royals to safety in a bold, courageous and death-defying manner. Written brilliantly with lots of adventure, excitement, romance and action, readers will be glued to this book, which gives an interesting insight into the French Revolution. Readers can also learn and grasp new, advanced words with multiple meanings, and brush up their reading and comprehension skills. A must-read book!!!
The Story of My Experiments with Truth
Mohandas K. Gandhi 452 Pages
This book was written by the founding father of modern, independent India. Fondly and respectfully called as 'Mahatma,' Gandhi fought for India's freedom based on his philosophy and principles of 'ahimsa' or 'non-violence' and 'satyagraha,' and successfully liberated the country from centuries of British colonial rule. This book traces the life, experiences and journey of this simple and humble man, who not only shaped the destiny of the nation but also the destinies of millions others. A book of a different genre that will inspire young minds to read and understand the history of one of the greatest freedom struggle spearheaded by a noble person. Written brilliantly using a simple style, this book will help readers to learn new words and build their vocabulary and comprehension skills. A HIGHLY RECOMMENDED BOOK!!!
Spectra; Media Tie In edition (1 November 1991)
Isaac Asimovi 304 Pages
This book recounts a futuristic world where robots will reign supreme rendering human beings useless. Through a series of stories, the author takes the readers into such a world, and narrates how robots from their present state will advance to a more sophisticated version in the future. Readers will be mesmerised and enthralled with this science fiction that talks about funny and humorous robots, robot politicians and robots who will be present in every sphere of life, even to the point of controlling the world. An apt book to pick up and grasp a whole range of new words that are science and robot-centric, and improve reading skills. A must-read book!!!
Carry On, Jeeves
RHUK; paperback / softback edition (1 May 2008)
P. G. Wodehouse 288 Pages
This book is one of the evergreen, classic 'Jeeves and Wooster' series written by the author. Jeeves works as a valet for Bertie Wooster, who is a rich, idle British man living in London. Much more than a valet, Jeeves runs Bertie's household with an iron hand, takes firm charge of Bertie's life, fixes his problems with women and relatives, and saves him from boring, social obligations. In a delightful, humorous and witty style that will make readers burst into bouts of laughter, the author narrates the laid-back life style of British aristrocrats and their idiosyncracies. Readers can learn several new, advanced words with multiple meanings and improve their communication skills. A must-read book!!!
Embassy Books; 1 edition (2011)
Rabindranath Tagore 124 Pages
This masterpiece is a collection of 103 English poems written by one of the greatest poets, 'Rabindranath Tagore,' who was the first Asian to win the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913. An offering of songs, these poems, which were translated by Tagore from Bengali, cover a variety of subjects, primarily nature, mankind, philosophy and religion. Written beautifully, each and every word and line will have a profound influence on readers and captivate their minds, making them read each poem not once but several times. This book is a different genre, and will help readers to learn and grasp multiple new words, appreciate beauty in poems and improve their overall communication skills. A HIGHLY RECOMMENDED BOOK!!!
Gone with the Wind
Macmillan (12 August 2015)
Margaret Mitchell 1204 Pages
In the background of the American Civil War, this story unfolds in the deep South of US. A young, spoilt and beautiful girl, 'Scarlett O'Hara' is the daughter of a wealthy plantation owner. Subsequent to the civil war, when their fortunes took a downward swing, Scarlett's life changes dramatically. With the entry of the dashing, handsome Rhett Butler in her life, there is a whiff of love and romance. Written brilliantly, readers will enjoy this delightful book, which also gives an insight into slavery and racism that prevailed in that period. Readers can also develop their vocabulary, learn to read long passages and improve their comprehension skills. A must-read book!!!
Bloomsbury Publishing India Private Limited (2001)
Natalie Babbitt Pages
After drinking water from a spring, the 'Tucks' family is blessed with immortality. Keeping this as a secret, they move around in a nomadic fashion and try to live as inconspicuously as possible. However, when a ten-year-old girl, ' Winnie Foster' discovers their secret, they take her away to their home. In a hear-warming manner, the author describes the disadvantages of living eternally and the Tucks family's desperation to grow old. Readers can improve their reading skills, and build their vocabulary by learning new words and understanding their usages. !!!
The Maze Runner
Scholastic; Film Tie In edition (22 September 2014)
James Dashner 384 Pages
An action thriller, this book revolves around a teenage boy called 'Thomas,' who wakes up in a lift without any memory of his identity or surroundings. Taken to a place called the 'Glade,' Thomas discovers that the only way he can escape is run through a maze that keeps changing every day, and which houses strange, dangerous creatures. Full of action, excitement and suspense, the author builds up the story with plenty of nail-biting adventures. Readers can improve their reading and comprehension skills, and also learn multiple, new words.
The Book Thief
RHUK; Latest Edition edition (3 January 2008)
Markus Zusak 592 Pages
A young, foster girl, 'Liesel Meminger,' lives on the outskirts of Munich when the Second World War II breaks out. Poverty-stricken, Liesel is forced to steal to survive. On one occasion, she chances upon some books which she steals. Together with her foster father, she reads these stolen books and shares them with the Jewish man who hides in her basement. Written poignantly, the author vividly describes each character and their emotions, and brings them alive to the readers. A touching and fascinating story, readers will get to know a piece of history, learn and pick up several new words and improve their grammar. A must-read book!!!
The Fault in our Stars
Penguin; 2013 edition (3 January 2013)
John Green 316 Pages
A very moving story of two teenagers, 'Hazel' and 'Augustus,' who are both diagnosed with terminal cancer. At a cancer support centre, they meet and then their lives, which seemed dismal till then, changed for the better. In a beautiful and intense way, the author portrays their love for each other, their tragic moments, their ups and downs, and the way cancer devastates their lives and the lives of people around them. Readers can learn a vast number of new words and develop their communication skills. A must-read book!
George's Secret Key to the Universe
Random House (7 August 2008)
Lucy & Stephen Hawking 352 Pages
An amazing book, the story will delight young readers with its educative information on science and astronomy. In a very simple and clear style, the author narrates the adventures of a young boy, 'George,' whose scientist neighbours take him on a journey into space and the universe with the help of their super-intelligent computer called 'Cosmos.' This gripping story will stir curiosity and interest in science and space in the minds of young readers . Readers can learn a host of new words that are science-oriented and build their vocabulary, and also improve their comprehension skills. A must-read book!!!
The Princess Diaries
PAN MACMILLAN U.K (2015)
Meg Cabot Pages
Life turns upside down when a shy, young teenager by the name 'Mia Thermopolis' discovers that she is the princess of a small kingdom called 'Genovia.' A simple girl living an ordinary life in a big city, Mia is stumped by this discovery and does not know how to handle this sudden change in her life. In a delightful way, the author narrates Mia's not-so-smooth transition to a princess and the blunders that she commits. However, with the help of her dowager, queen grandmother, Mia is molded into a blue-blooded, immaculate princess. An enjoyable and interesting book, readers can learn and grasp multiple new words with different meanings, and polish their reading skills.
The Spy Who Came in from the Cold
Penguin UK (29 July 2010)
John le Carre 272 Pages
A classic spy novel that has entertained readers for generations. Set in the background of the Cold War, a British spy agent, 'Alec Leamas' is sent on a secret mission to East Germany to gather information. Packed with a lot of action, suspense and intrigue, the story weaves around Alec's dangerous encounters with other East German agents, who could expose him. Readers will love this fast-paced, gripping narration that will keep them glued to the book. Readers can also enhance their knowledge of words and brush up their comprehension skills. A must-read book!!!
Little, Brown Book Group; Latest edition (30 January 2003)
Daphne du Maurier 448 Pages
A timeless, evergreen classic that revolves around a nameless, orphaned heroine. On a trip to France, the protagonist of this story meets a wealthy widower, 'Maxim de Winter,' who soon proposes marriage to her. However, life after marriage is not so smooth smailing for the new Mrs. de Winter. In her new house, 'Manderley,' she has to deal with the sinister housekeeper and the haunting, lingering memories of the dead wife, 'Rebecca.' Readers will find this book absorbing and enthralling for its intense emotional drama, plot and intrigue. Readers can also improve their comprehension skills and pick up several new words. A must-read book!!
Penguin; Revised edition (24 June 2004)
Charles Dickens 1024 Pages
Yet another wonderful masterpiece from Charles Dickens. The story revolves around a young man, 'David Copperfield,' his experiences, struggles, and ups and downs in life. As a child, he led an unhappy life, but later on, went on to become a successful novelist. In a poignant manner, the author describes David's relationships with his step-father, aunt and friend, and his love interest. Readers will be enthralled to read the strong, intense descriptions of characters, situations and emotions. A gripping story, readers can pick up several, advanced words, and improve their comprehension skills. A must-read book!!!
To Sir with Love
RHUK (7 September 2006)
E. R. Braithwaite 208 Pages
A sensitive portrayal of racism and how a young man sets out to change people's mindsets and attitudes. 'Rick Braithwaite' takes up his first teacher's assignment in an East End school in London, and encounters severe prejudice, hatred and racial attacks from his students. The story takes the readers right into the classrooms and depicts the author's struggles to win equality, respect and love from his wards. Written in a very touching manner, this book will have an everlasting, positive impact on readers and captivate their minds. Readers can develop their vocabulary, and improve their reading and comprehension skills. A must-read book!!!
Lord of the Flies
Faber; Export – Airside ed edition (8 February 2000)
William Golding 240 Pages
A group of school boys survive a plane crash on an island and are left to fend for themselves. At first, the boys are overjoyed with their new freedom from school, homework, parents and adults. As time passes by, reality sinks in when survival becomes an ordeal. To bring in some sense of order into their lives, the boys frame rules and laws for themselves but fail miserably to follow them. The story gives an insight into human nature and behaviour, lawlessness and ethics. Written beautifully, readers will be engrossed in this thrilling narration. Readers can expand their knowledge of words and brush up their reading skills. A must-read book!!!
The Very Best of R. K. Narayan Timeless Malgudi
Rupa Publications India (31 January 2014)
R. K. Narayan 400 Pages
A masterpiece, this book is a collection of R. K. Narayan's famed stories, including some non-fiction works. The author takes us into the charming world of Malgudi and its timeless characters like 'Swami' and his friends, 'Raju' the guide, 'Sampath' the printer and so on. Written in a simple style, the author portrays these timeless characters, their day-to-day lives, experiences and emotions that will touch a chord in readers' hearts. Also included are excerpts from the author's autobiography and travelogue. Readers are bound to be delighted with this extraordinary book, and can learn and grasp several, new words, and basic grammar for effective communication. A must-read book!!!
And Then There Were None
Harper; Latest edition (2007)
Agatha Christie Pages
A gripping masterpiece from the 'Queen of Mystery,' Agatha Christie. Ten strangers have been invited for a weekend get-together to an island by a millionaire host, who strangely is not present to receive his guests. Little do they realise but the guests are all marked for murder, for each one has a dreaded, evil past and secret to hide, and none will survive before the weekend is out. Like in her other books, Agatha keeps her readers hooked to this story with spine-chilling narration, nail-biting suspense, twists and turns in the plot and an unexpected climax. Readers can improve their reading and comprehension skills. A must-read book!!!
Simon & Schuster; Enriched Classic edition (1 May 2004)
Emily Bronte 464 Pages
An evergreen, classic from Emily Bronte! A young, orphan boy, 'Heathcliff' is brought into the household of 'Wuthering Heights' by Mr. Earnshaw. From then onwards, a deep friendship blossoms between Heathcliff and Mr. Earnshaw's daughter, 'Catherine.' This friendship leads to bonds of intense, strong love between them, but then, their love for each other remains unrequitted. In a poignant manner, the author weaves an enchanting tale of love and romance, and the subsequent vengeance and madness that follows. The gripping narration makes for a compelling read and will keep readers engrossed in the story. Readers can brush up their comprehension skills, and pick up several new words and add to their vocabulary. A must-read book!!!
Vintage Children's Classics; Reprint edition (2 August 2012)
Louisa May Alcott 432 Pages
This is a classic, heart-warming story of four sisters, 'Meg,' 'Jo,' ' Beth,' and 'Amy.' Their father being away to fight the American Civil War, the family falls into hard times. However, the sisters support the family and keep the home fire burning. In a delightful style, the author narrates how these girls blossom into womanhood, the pains of growing up, their friends and relationships, and the laughter and fun in their lives. An absolutely extraordinary book written in an easy-to-understand language that will be cherished by every reader. Readers can develop their vocabulary by learning several new words with multiple meanings and improve their English language skills. A must-read book!!!
The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4
Arrow; New edition edition (6 July 1989)
Sue Townsend 192 Pages
This is the first book in the 'Adrian Mole' series. Written in a diary style, a young boy hilariously recounts his life, the pains of growing into teenage, his school, parents and all that happens around him. Life is captured from the eyes of a teenager, who considers himself to be an intellectual and expresses his opinions on everything. This leads to an amusing, funny and laugh riot account of life. Young readers will laugh their way through this book and will also identify themselves with the protagonist. Readers can polish their comprehension skills, and learn to appreciate humour and comedy as a genre. A must-read book!!!
Lord of the Rings
Harpercollins; Film tie-in International edition (1 November 2012)
J. R. R Tolkien 1264 Pages
This fantasy story was written as a trilogy by the author and has entertained millions of readers. Long ago, twenty rings of power existed which were distributed amongst the elves, dwarves and men. One was given to the 'Lord of Sauron,' who poured all his evil intentions into it, to help him rule over others. In a tale of good triumphing over evil, the author brilliantly recounts the adventures and struggles to destroy this evil ring of power. Fast-paced and gripping, readers will go through a roller-coaster ride of action and excitement in this book. Readers can also pick up and learn multiple, new words, and improve their reading and comprehension skills. A must-read book!!!