A useful resource despite a few shortcomings

Geetha Iyer
Teaching resources on the natural world are hard to come by and that is why the book, Handbook for Bird Educators is an extremely important addition, even though there is room for improvement, to the very short list of resources that teachers can lay their hands on to teach about nature and its creatures.

Learning from a master: The art of S. H. Raza

Chintan Girish Modi
Students and teachers of art are very luck today. Unlike earlier, they have many resources at their disposal to explore and learn from, especially easier access to works of Indian artists. A book on the life and works of S H Raza, something art teachers will find extremely useful.

In the lap of nature

Chintan Girish Modi
As a teacher, does the environmental studies curriculum in your school excite you? Is it built around nurturing a bond with trees, animals and birds? Are you willing to take your students outdoors to explore nature? Here is a book that might interest you and revitalize your spirit.

Parenting with a difference

Chintan Girish Modi
Here is a book on conscious parenting where the authors hold parents accountable for the biases that children internalize. Children learn such behaviours by observing adults. Therefore, in order to facilitate self-awareness, there are a number of questions that are presented to parents to reflect on.

An important resource

Chintan Girish Modi
In India, when we think of a teacher, it is always a woman that comes to mind. It is not often that we stop to think of women being anything more in the field of education. The book Women in School Leadership seeks to draw our attention to the challenges, struggles and triumphs of women in their role as leaders of schools.

Sound stories for little ones

Manaswini Sridhar
Reading is one of the four skills necessary to learn a language. However, most often, reading is limited only to the textbook, making it a dull and boring activity. As an important component of language learning, children have to get into the habit of reading and what better way of getting them to do it than storybooks? Fun with Phonics is a set of 24 graded phonic books for readers just beginning to read.

Art sparks and dazzles!

Siddhi Gupta
Art education is an opportunity for learners to explore, experiment and enquire. In this space, there is now a resource, a book called Art Sparks that can be seen as therule book for anyone who wishes to build a foundation in art.

Entertaining, educating, enriching

Geetha Iyer
Once upon a time, books for children on Indian plants and animals were hard to come by. Today, however, there are local organizations and publishers that are trying to fill this vaccum and Kalpavriksh is one such. Their books combine learning and fun and will help our children see Indian animals, birds, insects and even animal poop in new light.

Introducing Anne Frank to young readers

Amrita Patwardhan
Here is an illustrative biography on Anne Frank that brings her story to life in a way that is easily understood by children. War and death are tough topics for children, and this is made comprehensible in this book. A must for school libraries.

Introducing India’s environmental concerns to young readers

Chintan Girish Modi
Conservation and protection of the environment is a concern that everybody including young children should be aware of. But how does one introduce this topic to them? How do we make them realize the magnitude of the issue? How do we get them to start thinking about the environment? Meghaa Gupta’s new book is a good way to start.