Category Archives: About reading and books

Of spiders, ice and codes

I recently spent an absolutely delightful morning at The Shriram Millenium School in Noida with grades 2 and 3. The children brought tremendous energy, enthusiasm and curiosity that made for a really fun session for me as I spoke about … Continue reading

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Jo Henwood: “A good story gets into your head and teases your mind”

Spontaneous wit, bubbling humour and a thirst for understanding things about India define Jo Henwood, the storyteller from Australia, who was on a short visit to Delhi recently. It was one of those odd coincidences that work their way into … Continue reading

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Cross-country Workshop

I was a little worried that Eureka was abducting me for some obscure reason as they took me on this beautiful solitary drive through misty mustard fields with the shadowy Aravali ranges in the background, with no traces of human … Continue reading

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Guest Review: The Boy Who Loved Math: the Improbable Life of Paul Erdos

Well… What do I have to say about this book? Lets see… AMAZING! If you aren’t going to read this book, you’re really missing out on a lot of good literature. If you do and you are into art, you … Continue reading

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Guest Review: My Family and Other Animals

This is a real-life account by the legendary animal expert Gerald Durrell. In this autobiographical book, Durrell recounts some of his amazing adventures when he was a child. This story is about Durrell and his family. He and his siblings … Continue reading

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Guest Review: The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

Lines may divide us, but hope will unite us… Nine-year-old Bruno knows nothing of the Holocaust, Final Solution and the horrors and cruelty of the Nazi Camp.  All he knows is that he has to leave the comfort of his … Continue reading

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Want to become a Eureka Reviewer?

We kick off this new initiative this Gandhi Jayanti with three exciting reviews by three young reviewers. We shall keep uploading more in due course. Click on the links below to read them The Boy in the Striped Pajamas My … Continue reading

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The Giving Tree

Give the tree a book and it will give you one back. It all started with a photograph circulating on Facebook. It was the picture of a Christmas Tree made out of books. For us at Eureka!, it seemed like … Continue reading

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Scholastic Experts Issue List of Ten Trends in Childrens Books from 2010

Found this interesting article online. Scholastic, the largest publisher and distributor of children’s books, today released a list of 10 Trends in Children’s Books from 2010. The list was compiled by editors from Scholastic, including children’s literature experts from Scholastic … Continue reading

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Wanted: Coffee-table books for children

When someone asked us for coffee-table books for children, we blinked. Then we hemmed and hawed, finally expressing our regrets. Much later, we thought over it – if there are coffee-table books for adults why not for the children? There … Continue reading

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