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'When Jiya Met Urmila' is the story of two girls who live in the same area but in two different communities. Where one is rich and lives in the swanky Windy Woods, the other lives in a one-room house that is shared by seven people. Though the two girls are the same age, they have never met, till Jiya enters Mr Jajoo's premises in search of seeds, pods, flowers and a snail for her class project. Urmila who was watching Jiya from a distance sat up as soon as she sees Jiya enter. She knows Jajoo hates people and thus sets out to rescue Jiya from his wrath. What happens next? Do they become friends? Read the book to find out. Published by Duckbill Books and available on Amazon.in
The International Short Story Contest calls for short story entries on subjects of students' choice. Eligibility: 7 to 16 years Last Date: February 10, 2019 For further details, log on to:www.bit.ly/InternationalShortStoryContest
Woka, a Mumbai-based sparrow (called chimni in Marathi), loves to sip on ginger and peppermint tea while making travel plans. In this book, she flies across to the Sundarbans in West Bengal and Pangong Lake in Leh. Through the beautifully illustrated book, the writer and artist showcase the natural resources, animals and some of the environmental problems animals in both places face. It also has a map that traces Woka’s journey to both places via some important cities, which will acquaint the reader with the geography of the country. The language is simple and easy to follow. With facts and a game at the end of the stories, 'The Adventures of Woka Chimni– Book 1' promises to be a hit with young readers. Published by Penguin Books and available on Amazon.in
Clementine is a precocious but misunderstood third grader who is having not so good of a week. She gets in trouble with her school principal, her parents and her best friend, when all she was trying to do is help! Her heart is in the right place, but everything she does seems to make matters worse.
But the adults encourage her to be confident in herself. Kids will laugh out loud at her childlike mischief and innocence. Published by Hyperion Books and available on Amazon.in