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Children’s Fiction

101 Folk Tales From India by Eunice de Souza

101 Folk Tales From India by Eunice de SouzaMy thanks go to Aakanksha Singh for sending in a most interesting review of 101 Folk Tales From India. We don’t often feature children’s literature on the site, but I know from the number of hits we get when we do, that parents are always looking for new, challenging and interesting things for their kids to read.

Please also check out Aakanksha’s own book review blog Book Reviews Galore.

Read on for a full review…

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Buying Books for Children

Heidi by Johanna Spyri

I recently received a brief review of Heidi, kindly sent in by one of my visitors, and although I don’t usually feature reviews of children’s books, it got me thinking about some of the great classic children’s titles and how well they would be received by today’s youngsters. I never actually read Heidi myself, but can well remember my older sisters enjoying the book; at that age I had my own personal favourites by writers such as Alan Garner and Roald Dahl to keep me enthralled.

So how do these old classic children’s books stand the test of time? Are they still able to deliver the joy we all remember them for? First let’s start with Aakanksha Singh’s review and discuss it further from there. (more…)