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Nancy Drew – Book Review of The Snowman Surprise | Bookosmia

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Read with Sara stories for kids, by kids by Navika Kharbanda BookosmiaNancy Drew fan? Check out this review of The Nancy Drew Notebooks – The Snowman surprise, sent to us by    Navika Kharbanda, a 10 year old Bookosmian from Noida.
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Author’s Name- Carolyn Keene

Illustrator’s name- Paul Casale

Publisher’s name- Simon & Schuster 

 

Nancy drew - Book review of The Snowman surprise

 

 

It’s winter break, and Nancy, George and Bess can hardly wait for Sunday! It’s the day of the big snow festival in town. This year the girls are also entering the competition. They already know what they’re making too- they are going to build swans from the ballet swan lake! Nancy and her friends have only three days to make the most beautiful structure they can. But, when someone starts wreaking their statues every night, the girls are worried they will never be able to finish in time!

 

Will Nancy and her friends put a freeze on the culprit, or will their chances of winning melt away?

 

The main characters in the book are -: Nancy, Bess, George, Tess, Denise, Joan and Moon Deli’s service man.

 

My favorite character in the book is Nancy because she had valid reasons and ideas that helped to locate the snowy suspect at last.

 

Nancy drew - Book review of The Snowman surprise

 

The story gives us a message to find the culprit after exploring every minor detail; otherwise you may make a mistake by assuming who has done it.

 

I loved how Nancy and her friends had each different reasons to suspect who wreaked their structure each night.

 

This story is written in mysterious style where every line had a mystery hidden in it.

 

I would recommend this book for ages 7 and up.

 

I would give this book a 5 out of 5 star rating.

 

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K-Pop – BTS Army Fan Doodle | Bookosmia

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Art by Navya KyalK-Pop alert! Who here is a fan of BTS? 10 year old Navya Kyal, a Bookosmian from Kolkata is a huge fan, also called the BTS Army and doodles about it!
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K-Pop - BTS Army fan doodle
I love to make new doodles. Recently I started liking BTS Songs a lot!! As BTS followers are called ARMY, I made a doodle/ mandala of it. There are name of all the BTS members and some words they created! Borahae!
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Learn To Draw An Owl – Writing Prompt Of The Day | Bookosmia

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Parina JainLook at that cute owl in the nighttime! What do you think it would say if it could talk? A great conversation starter by 13 year old Parina Jain, a Bookosmian from Gurugram.
She goes to Shiv Nadar school.
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Jharkhand – Learn About This Beautiful State Of Eastern India | Bookosmia

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Shambhawi JhaLet’s travel to Jharkhand and learn all about it in this fabulous essay by 14 year old Shambhawi Jha, a Bookosmian from Ranchi.
She goes to Delhi Public School.
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Jharkhand - Learn about this beautiful state of eastern India

Johar! ( Greetings in Santali, one of the languages spoken in Jharkhand.)

 ‘Jharkhand’ , made up of two Hindi words – ‘jhar’ and ‘khand’ meaning ‘the land of bushes or forests’, is a state in the eastern part of our country, India . The capital of Jharkhand is Ranchi.

Around 500 BCE, Jharkhand state was a part of Magadha and Anga. During the medieval period, the region was ruled by the Chero ruler.Later, during the Mughal period, the Jharkhand area  was known as Kukara. After the year 1765, it came under the control of the British Empire and became formally known under its present title, “Jharkhand”.

In 1972, there was a movement for a separate state of Jharkhand.  Finally, with the support from both RJD and Congress, the ruling coalition at the Centre led by the Bharatiya Janata Party cleared the Bihar reorganisation Bill, thus paving the way for the creation of a separate Jharkhand state on 15 November 2000 on the birth anniversary of tribal leader Birsa Munda.

Jharkhand - Learn about this beautiful state of eastern India

Jharkhand is located in the eastern part of India and is enclosed by Bihar to the northern side, Chhattisgarh and Uttar Pradesh to the western side, Odisha to the southern part and West Bengal to the eastern part.Much of Jharkhand lies on the Chota Nagpur Plateau. Many rivers pass through the Chota Nagpur plateau. They are: Damodar,  Swarnrekha river etc.

Jharkhand - Learn about this beautiful state of eastern India

Hindi is the official language in Jharkhand. Staple foods of Jharkhand are rice, dal, vegetable and tubers. Spices are sparingly used in cuisine. Famous dishes include Chilka roti, Malpua, Pitha, Dhooska, Arsa roti, Dudhauri,and Panipuri (Gupchup).

Jharkhand - Learn about this beautiful state of eastern India

The Sohrai and Khovar painting is a mural art form practiced by women. Sohrai painting is traditionally done at the Sohrai harvest festival, while Khovar painting is done at weddings. Film industry in the state of Jharkhand is known as Jholywood. Birsa Munda Airport is the largest domestic airport in the state.Jharkhand is known for its waterfalls, hills and holy places. Parasnath, Baidyanath Dham, and Rajrappa are major religious places.

Jharkhand - Learn about this beautiful state of eastern India

Some important cities include the capital city, Ranchi ; the coal city , Dhanbad ; steel city  Bokaro; and the industrial city , Jamshedpur. Some famous personalities born here are the famous cricketer and former captain of the Indian Cricket team, Mahendra Singh Dhoni from Ranchi city and Miss World 2000, Priyanka Chopra from Jamshedpur. Jharkhand contributes to around 40% of the total mineral resources of the country and hence is known as the mineral state of India.

Adi Johar! ( Thank You in Santali language.)

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Book Review – Classic Animal Tales – Cock-a-Doodle- Do | Bookosmia

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Book Review with Sara of Harry the dirty dog by K.S.Rithik ChennaiLove animal stories? Here’s a book recommendation for you from 9 year old K S Rithik, a Bookosmian from Chennai.
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Classic Animal Tales : Cock-a-Doodle-Do
Publisher: Angel publishing house

 

Classic animal tales - Cock-a-Doodle- Do

 

When I saw the cover page of the story I thought it would be a funny story. This is a fictional story. I chose this book because I like animal stories.

From the story I came to know that we should behave well with others. In this story, Cockerel the cock would crow loud and wake everyone up early in the morning. But Ducky did not like to wake up early in the morning. So she warned Cockerel not to do that. This did not have any effect on Cockerel. They argued for a long time. What happens next? To know that, read the story.

The main idea of the story is to teach children how to behave with others. My favourite part is when Cockerel crowed and woke up everyone! He is also my favourite character.

I recommend this story to the age group 5 +. If I could change something in this story I would add some characters. My review rating for the story is 5/5.

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Roald Dahl – The Witches – Book Review | Bookosmia

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Art by Amayra GuptaRoald Dahl fan? Check out the review of his book ‘The witches’ by 10 year old Amayra Gupta, a Bookosmian from Delhi.

She goes to Montfort Senior secondary school.

 

 

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Roald Dahl - The Witches - Book Review

 

 

When I first saw this book I thought that this book will be very amusing. My mom bought this book for me as I love reading.

The main character of this story is a little boy who goes and lives with his grandma in Norway. He gets to know that witches are real. He now knows how to identify them. What happens next? Do read to find out.

 

 

Now let’s talk about the author. Roald Dahl was a British novelist, short story writer, poet, screenwriter and wartime fighter pilot.

 

Our author here, has an impressive way of writing stories. It was written so well I could imagine all the pages.

 

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There is even a film based on this book. I have not seen it but I plan to watch it.

What I understood after reading this book was that ‘It does not matter how you look like if you have someone that loves you’.

 

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The Witches is written for kids ages 7 and up. On a scale of 1-5 stars, I would give it 5 stars.

 

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Peppa Pig – How To Draw Peppa And George | Bookosmia

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Art by NithwinLet’s draw Peppa Pig! 6 year old Nithwin S, a Bookosmian from Chennai, shows us how!
He goes to NSN Memorial.
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Peppa pig - How to draw Peppa and George
My favourite characters are George and Peppa.
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Diwali 2021 – Green Crackers And Family Celebration | Bookosmia

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Read with Sara stories for kids Vihaan Dhir Kolkata BookosmiaHow was Diwali? 9 year old Vihaan Dhir, a Bookosmian From Kolkata writes a wonderful account of this year’s celebration was quite vibrant compared to last year.
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Diwali 2021 - Green crackers and family celebration

The main difference between Diwali celebration last year and this year is the pandemic and its life cycle.

 

Last year we experienced a high volume of Covid cases and the unavailability of the vaccine led to celebrations that were mostly indoors or over Zoom with extended families from other cities. This year, with the drive from the government more than 100 crore vaccines have been given and covid cases are also low. We could observe safety measures and interact with friends and family. This year, we celebrated a “green” Diwali with only green fire crackers and lights to brighten up the celebrations.

 

Diwali 2021 - Green crackers and family celebration

 

 

Last year I could not give my friends gifts personally but this year I went to their houses and gave them gifts.

Diwali 2021 - Green crackers and family celebration

While there may have been differences in how we celebrated Diwali last year and this year, the most important thing remains the same every year that is – family.

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Uttarakhand Day – A Virtual Tour To The Land Of Gods | Bookosmia

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Read with Sara stories for kids by kids Pratishtha Dixit Rudrapur BookosmiaThis week we celebrate Uttarakhand Foundation day! 14 year old Pratishtha Dixit, a Bookosmian from Rudrapur, Uttarakhand gives us a red carpet welcome to her state. Must read!
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Uttarakhand Day - A virtual tour to the land of gods

On Earth, there is no heaven, but there are pieces of it. One of those pieces is located in northern India surrounded by the great Himalayas popularly known as Uttarakhand.

 

Uttarakhand was created to recognise differences based on culture, ethnicity in the year 2000 and was known as Uttranchal but later in the year 2007, the name was changed to Uttarakhand to give tribute to those who fought for this state in the name of Uttarakhand Andolan.

Another popular name for Uttarakhand is Dev Bhoomi(Land of Gods) as has numerous religious sites.The highest Shiva temple in the world namely Tungnath is also located in Uttarakhand.

Uttarakhand Day - A virtual tour to the land of gods

 

Rich mineral resources are found here like limestone, rock phosphate, copper graphite, gypsum etc.

Apart from this, it is the home of two UNESCO World Heritage Sites i.e. Valley of Flowers and Nanda Devi National Park.

 

Uttarakhand Day - A virtual tour to the land of gods

 

Uttarakhand is also a great tourist attraction, people from all over the world come here to relax and enjoy the beauty of nature.

 

Uttarakhand is filled with purity; in the air, in the environment and in its people. Uttarakhand is divided into two regions that are Garhwal and Kumaon. In the medieval era, the Garhwal region was known as Kedarnath and the Kumaon region was known as Manaskhand.

 

Chholiya (or Chhaliya) is a dance form practised in the Kumaon division of Uttarakhand, India. It is a sword dance accompanying a marriage procession but now it is performed on many auspicious occasions.

 

Uttarakhand Day - A virtual tour to the land of gods

 

With its stunning elegance, this place is also said to be favoured by gods and one should surely visit this amazing place filled with love.

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Book Review – A Journey To The Center Of The Earth by Jules Verne

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Book Review For ‘A Journey to the center of the Earth’

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Need a weekend read? 13 year old Saksham Jain, a Bookosmian from Delhi, reviews a Jules Verne classic for us.
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A Journey to the centre of the earth Jules Verna Bookosmia
I just finished a fantastic science fiction book ‘A Journey to the center of the Earth’.
The book cover is amazing, anyone can tell that the story is about a dangerous and adventurous mission. It is a novel written by Jules Verne and published in 1864. 

This book is mostly about science facts and adventures. Harry Lawson is the narrator who is learning science under his uncle, Professor Von Hardwigg in Germany. One day they find a book written by an Icelandic historian from the twelfth century. They find an old parchment written in runic language. They discover the path to the center of the Earth.

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What follows is an incredible adventure as we see them head to Iceland, to an extinct volcano with the help of Hans Bjelke, their tour guide. What happens next? What will they discover? You must read to find out.

According to me, anyone who is above 10 should read and enjoy this book. I would like to give this book 5 out of 5 stars.

Did you know the book was adapted into a movie by the same name in 2008? Check it out!

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Diwali Firecrackers- Should they be banned? | Bookosmia

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What’s your stand on bursting firecrackers during Diwali? 8 year old Prathmesh Chokhani, a Bookosmian from Kolkata, makes a solid case against the practice. Do you agree with him?

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Every Diwali, after we worship God and eat food, we go somewhere in our backyard or to an open field to burst firecrackers. But this year due to excess pollution in the country in a few cities, firecrackers are banned. Despite this, the sale of green firecrackers is permitted.

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Green crackers cause only a bit of pollution and that is why they are permitted. But that doesn’t mean they can be burst anytime and everywhere. Even green fire crackers are banned in the northernparts of India. In other parts of India, firecrackers can only be burst on the days of Diwali.

The prime minister has banned crackers as they cause global warming and also get people sick. Also, for those who have lung, heart conditions or asthma, crackers can make their symptoms worse.

Bursting crackers also increase noise pollution that may disturb babies, older people and those in the hospital. So, why can’t we just not burst crackers and find other ways to spread the joy and light?

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Hurrah!! It is Diwali, the festival of lights | Bookosmia

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7 year old Kavya is a Bookosmian from Kolkata who loves to write.

Read with Sara fish story by kid Kavya Singal Kolkata BookosmiaThis is her very own composition. She is extremely caring and loves to share her views for all Bookosomians to read.

Diwali is her favourite festival .

 

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Hurrah!!   It is Diwali, the festival of lights and brightness and joy!!

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We celebrate Diwali because Ram,Sita and Laxman returned to Ayodhya from exile, on this day . We burn fire crackers, decorate our houses with diyas and illuminate with multi- coloured lights.

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We give gifts, sweets and chocolates to our friends, family members and neighbours. We also wear new clothes and jewelleries and visit our near and dear ones to greet each other.

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We worship Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesha on this day and also do lots of shopping on Dhanteras. We draw colourful rangolis on the floors, light candles, put wall hangings and thorans to welcome our guests with pleasure. We also make yummy dishes as Daawat in Diwali like halwa, dahi vada, kachodi etc. Since it’s a religious festival, we also go for Puja with our family members.

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Diwali is one of the biggest festival celebrated in India.

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Here is our 7 year old Bookosmian, Keshav Lodha from Mumbai sharing his beautiful artwork. Keshav is a student of North Point School, Mumbai

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Diwali – India’s Grand Festival Of Lights | Bookosmia

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Story by KrishivTomorrow is Diwali or Deepavali! 8 year old Krishiv Kedia, a Bookosmian from Kolkata tells us about the festival’s significance.

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Diwali - India’s grand festival of lights

Diwali is a very big Hindu festival. It is also known as the festival of lights. It is celebrated to mark the occasion of Lord Rama coming back to Ayodhya after 14 years of exile.

 

We celebrate the grand festival for five days. Diwali also celebrates the birthday of Lakshmi, Goddess of wealth. It is the victory of good over evil. Many people helped Lord Rama defeat the demon, Ravana. One of them is Hanuman.

 

We pray to Lord Rama to give us everything we want. Every year, I celebrate Diwali with my entire family. Last year, I went to the market and bought diyas and hand painted them myself. I decorated the house with my mother and made a rangoli which was looking very attractive. Then my brother, father and I bought Kurta Pajamas that looked similar. We wanted to match each other’s clothes so that we look nice.

 

Diwali - India’s grand festival of lights

My grandfather and I went to a fire cracker shop and bought many crackers that could last us for the entire month. The day arrived, I burst my crackers from 8 to 10 pm. All of us did puja and had a lot of fun. We had our traditional delicious food that is cooked every year during Diwali. Next day, we went to meet our relatives and friends.

I wait for Diwali to come every year as the whole house is illuminated with diyas and lights and I have lot of fun celebrating it with my family as we all come together during this festival.

 

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Halloween- What Costume Did You Wear? | Bookosmia

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Read with Sara stories for kids by Jeyan Hyderabad BookosmiaHurray! Halloween just passed by! 9 year old Y Jeyan had fun trick or treating. What about you?
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Halloween- What costume are you going to wear?

Pumpkins carved on every street,

Sticking out of the ground are toes and feet.

 

Children cosplaying as monsters,

Or scientists with futuristic blasters.

 

Children trick or treating,

The candies later, they will be eating.

Till midnight children will be lurking,

The naughty ones will be smirking.

 

To the next level, kids would prank,

About them they won’t be frank.

 

Halloween means “Holy Evening”,

Jack – o – lanterns shoo evil spirits, people are still believing.

October 31st is Halloween,

A child of any age, about it would be keen.

 

October 31st is also All Saints Eve,

We remember the saints who already did leave.

 

Dracula is everyone’s favourite monster,

But my favourite one is a gorilla lobster.

 

Halloween- What costume are you going to wear?

 

 

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Digital Art – Every Pixel Tells A Story | Bookosmia

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Read with Sara stories for kids by young writer Taneesha Singapore BookosmiaDigital art rocks, right? Check out the painstaking work put in by 14 year old Taneesha Sheth, a Bookosmian from Singapore on this purrfect painting!
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Oil Pastel Crayons – Art That Reflects My Thoughts | Bookosmia

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Suvali PattanaikA fabulous artist in the house! That’s 12 year old Suvali Pattanaik, a Bookosmian from Bhubaneswar who shows us her versatile paintings. Check them out!
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Oil pastel Crayons - Art that reflects my thoughts
I have drawn something unique as I love to draw, write poems and dance.
Oil pastel Crayons - Art that reflects my thoughts
I have drawn elephants because I love animals.
Oil pastel Crayons - Art that reflects my thoughts
I have drawn a unique theme on God Jagannath.
Oil pastel Crayons - Art that reflects my thoughts
I have drawn Ganesha because of Ganesha puja.
Oil pastel Crayons - Art that reflects my thoughts
I have drawn Covid-19 because I want to save the earth from covid-19.
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Vivo IPL 2021 : A Look Back | Bookosmia

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10 year old sports loving storyteller Sara from BookosmiaHey friends, Sara here!  I love sports and I couldn’t be more excited to see your entries pouring into my ‘Sports’ section. Keep them coming.

 

 

Read with Sara Essay by PrathmeshWhat was your favorite IPL 2021 moment? 8 year old Prathmesh Chokhani, a Bookosmian from Kolkata takes us on a rewind of the tournament this year.
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        Vivo IPL 2021 : A look back

The World T20 is going on currently and many players on India’s team were discovered at one tournament. Which tournament is that? The IPL!

 IPL  (Indian Premiere League) is one of the most beloved and entertaining cricket tournaments after the World cups. Every  year more than 158 million people watch it.

There are 8 teams – Mumbai Indians, Chennai Super Kings, Kolkata Knight Riders, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Rajasthan Royals, Delhi Capitals,Punjab Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore.

        Vivo IPL 2021 : A look back

Till now 14 seasons have happened in which the most entertaining season was the 14thseason played in UAE. Mumbai Indians were the defending champions who had won their 5th title in 2020.But the 2021 IPL was very different.

The first match was between RCB and MI in which, RCB comfortably won by 2 wickets. The man of the match award was giving to Harshal Patel, who made the MI middle order collapse by his brilliant bowling.

As the tournament progressed, more interesting matches came by like the RR vs PBKS, where the Punjab Kings set a monstrous total of 222 runs in 20 overs because of KL Rahul and Deepak Hooda’s useful innings and after that Punjab Kings took the wickets of Ben Stokes and Manan Vohra and thought Punjab had won the game,but it was not over as Sanju Samson the Rajasthan captain scored a century but unfortunately the Rajasthan Royals lost by just 4 runs. But as the first half ended, the tournament had to be postponed as Covid 19 cases had started affecting people.

        Vivo IPL 2021 : A look back

The 2nd half of IPL resumed on the 19th of September. The second half’s first match was between MI and CSK in which CSK won by 20 runs. Another surprising moment was in the last league game between RCB and DC, where Bharat Singh hit a six on the last ball which granted RCB a win.

In the playoffs, Chennai secured victory and advanced to the finals winning by 4 wickets and then in the eliminator round KKR beat RCB by 6 wickets and went in the 2nd semifinal. In the 2nd semifinal, KKR won against DC and advanced in the final.

        Vivo IPL 2021 : A look back

Now it was time for the final and KKR won the toss and elected to field first. But electing to field was a mistake as CSK put a target of 193 which m KKR couldn’t chase and so CSK didn’t only win the match, they won the tournament and won their 4th title.

It was a very entertaining tournament and I hope better tournaments happen.

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Ved Neeraj ZanvarLove mythology? Check this book review of Devdutt Pattanaik’s Jaya by 11 year old Ved Neeraj Zanvar, a Bookosmian from Kolhapur.

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Book : Jaya, the illustrated retelling of the Mahabharata

Author: Devdutt Pattanaik

As I am an avid reader and love tales from from Indian mythology, I bought this book to know more about Kauravas and Pandavas.

 

It is an interesting and engaging book which retells the story of Mahabharata from the ancestors of the Pandavas and Kauravas, to the end of the snake sacrifice made by Janmenjaya when his father, Parikshit died of snake bite.

 

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This is a tale of division of land and household and the exile of the heroes.

 

A war takes place at Kuru-kshetra between the Kauravas and Pandavas. Who won the war and what was Krishna’s role in it is what forms the crux of the book.

 

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Magazine For Kids, By Kids- October’21 edition

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Magazine For Kids, By Kids , published monthly by India’s top creative platform for children, Bookosmia. Here is the October edition.

October is here already. Whoosh! The year is flying by much like our young Bookosmian journalists and podcasters who have made us proud with the live events they have been part of – asking questions to accomplished personalities, running their own podcasts to filing in reports, we are in awe of their clarity and drive. This issue will catch you up with all their wonderful work. More joy comes to us from our young contributors who love Durga Maa and show their love for her through their writing and art. Sports fans, don’t miss the cover story on Smriti Mandhana. We also have a special activity to help you warm up to T20 world cup and those not interested in sports can try out the cool weekend prompts to keep your creative juices flowing. Lots packed in- fun and engaging- just the secret sauce we love. Hope you like it too!

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Poem by Purabi KayanDurga Puja in the times of Corona! How was it? Hear it from 14 year old Purabi Kayan, a Bookosmian from Kolkata.

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Cosmic crowded pandals,

All across swift moving sandals

Attired in authentic dhotis and saree,

Wearing printed masks, nobody could disagree!

 

A feet’s distance was firmly maintained,

The festive vibe was thus attained!

Call of the dhakis and conchs,

Mishti Doi and Khichdi was a major lunch.

 

Devotees stood with folded sanitized hands,

Put an end to the pandemic was their demands.

The resplendent majestic idols shone,

Cooperation and exuberance by the citizens was shown!

 

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Art by Amayra GuptaHow was your Durga Puja celebration? 10 year old Amayra Gupta, a Bookosmian from Delhi, makes precious memories of Durga Maa with this beautiful painting.
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Movie review by Drea Sujeet11 year old Drea Sujeet from Mysore makes us go ‘whoa’ with this letter to a girl in Palau. Know where it is? Read on!

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Palau Islands tourism - Dear friend, I would love to visit

 

Dear Aulani,

Hi! I’m Drea, from India. I find your island country, Palau extremely fascinating. I have always wanted to visit it. I feel that small countries have great beauty and it’s a must to explore it. Honestly, little did I know that there is an island country named Palau, I came across it in one of the famous English movies, ‘Journey 2: to the mysterious island’.

In the movie, two of the main characters are from Palau. I searched Palau up on Google and I found out that it’s an archipelago of 500 islands and also the fact that Palau is the first country in the world to ban environmentally harmful sunscreen!

It would be wonderful living on one such island. You are so close to the water and natural resources too! According to me, countries like yours best define tourism.

Palau Islands tourism - Dear friend, I would love to visit

I would have loved to visit during my vacations but due to the pandemic I couldn’t even step out of my house! I’ve always wondered how life is on an island. I don’t fancy city life at all. It’s super crowded and so polluted. People hardly take the initiative to even know what’s happening around their own locality. I would take any chance to escape the city and live on a calm and cool island. Believe me, you wouldn’t want to spend your whole life in a city. And I’m a foodie so you probably know what I am going to ask next.

What’s the traditional food of Palau? Do you cook? I’m sure that everything you get there is going to be tasty. I just seem to know it! And just in case I visit, just letting you know that I’m not very fond of fish so please serve me something instead of that!

Palau Islands tourism - Dear friend, I would love to visit

There are so many questions coming to my mind about the lifestyle of Palau.

Now, the first thing that’s intriguing me is, what the weather in your country would be like? I mean, yeah I know that it’s going to be a tropical climate and all that. But what happens when you encounter floods? Have you ever encountered it? That’s the only reason I am afraid to go on an island. You never know about the climate. It can totally betray you! I don’t even know swimming that well so I’m really afraid. Just confirm that we don’t have to swim too much and I’ll be there!

Palau Islands tourism - Dear friend, I would love to visit

Now the next question, what are your traditions? Like, you’re traditional dances and songs. When I visit Palau, I would love to hear all these melodious songs and see all the beautiful dances in person.

In India, we have many traditions. It’s one of the many reasons why India is so popular for tourism. But for a change, I would love to know the traditional songs and dances of other countries as well. I don’t know dance that well but if I get the hang of the songs I would love to sing along!

Now the last question on my mind is, (I have more questions to ask, but this letter is going to be too long so I’ll just keep it on hold), how many religions are there in your country? I have heard that there mostly Christians but are there any other religions that are followed in Palau? I would love to know.

The questions I asked above can be easily answered by Google in just a few seconds, but I thought it will be even better getting all the information from a citizen of the country.

 

Palau Islands tourism - Dear friend, I would love to visit

 

You know what? I’m going to visit your country during my summer vacations this year and I’m going to tell all my friends, family and relatives about the wonders of Palau. And if you get a chance, don’t forget to visit India too.

Hope you reciprocate my letter soon. Can’t wait to visit Palau!

Yours affectionately,

Drea Sujeet

 

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Sara HarlalkaWelcome Durga Maa! 11 year old  Sara Harlalka, a Bookosmian from Kolkata has a beautiful welcome poem for you. Do you also have a poem for her?

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Durga Puja - Dear Durga Maa, this is for you

Hey Maa, Mother Durga!

You are the mother of the universe,

It’s you who takes care of all

And removes glooms of all hearts.

 

Last year…

As the festival of Durga puja was drawing to a close….

The red carpets were being rolled up,

The poles were being pulled out,

The tents were being removed,

And the broken pieces of thermocol lay strewn around

Like pieces of luggage….

 

Ma Durga, you stood in a corner

With your family and the willy Mahishasur

In a posture of steely resolve and quiet determination.

 

Hail, Devi Durga-Mother of all,

So, at last you respond to our call.

 

Breeze is there, catkin swings,

Clouds move slowly with their wings.

Green are paddies, brimming with joys,

Peasants are free now, putting their loys,

Children are waiting for new dresses,

Jaba and Jiu are blooming now fresh.

For you Devi, decorating new seat,

Covered in white, clean and neat!

 

We’ve been waiting through the year

With hope, joy, excitement and cheer.

 

Mother as you come, make us feel,

Erase evil and selfishness to kill.

 

Bless us to worship you with devotion and care,

And fill us brotherly love so we can share.

 

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Essay by Prisha MehraDurga Puja is here! To take us through the essence of this beloved Indian festival, here’s 8 year old Prisha Mehra, a Bookosmian from Kolkata.

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Durga Puja is a Hindu festival celebrated to mark the victory of good over evil as the mother goddess Durga killed Mahishasura on this day.

There is a story behind this. Once Brahma granted Mahishasura the boon to be killed only in the hands of a woman.

 

Durga Puja 2021 - Why do we celebrate this festival?

 

 

Soon the asuras were troubling the devas. This news reached the three gods, Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva.  They created the mother of goddesses, Shakti of Shakti, Durga Maa.

 

Goddess Durga then fought Mahishasura over a period of fifteen days during which he kept changing his shape to become different animals and misled her.

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Finally, when he transformed into a buffalo, Goddess Durga stabbed him with her trident and that was the end of him.

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Story by YuthikaIt’s the season of festivals, am I right? 12 year old S Yuthika Nandini, a Bookosmian from Chennai, recaps the two major festivals that we celebrated last month. Did you also do festival related drawings? Send us!
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Read with Sara essay on river Dhakshitha from Chennai BookosmiaWhat inspires your art? 7 year old Dhakshitha C, a Bookosmian from Chennai was so impressed by cherry trees she saw in a video that she decided to bring them to life through her painting!
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Painting helps bring our imagination to life. Painting nature helps us relax. I was watching a video about nature and that inspired me to paint a cherry tree.

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Saksham JainAny Rick Riordan fans? 13 year old Saksham Jain, a Bookosmian from Delhi reviews ‘The lost hero’ for us!

 

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Rick Riordan’s The Lost Hero - Book review- For 11+

 

 

I had already read other Percy Jackson books, now I laid my hands on this fantastic Heroes of Olympus series.

The book cover is amazing. The Lost hero is the first novel in ‘The Heroes of Olympus’ series written by Rick Riordan. It includes ancient Greek and Roman mythology. It is also a mixture of modern and myth. This story is set in late 2010.

This story is the beginning of another great prophecy. The main characters in this story are Jason, Piper and Leo. Jason has disappeared from his Roman camp (Camp-Jupiter) and lost his memory. He has reached the other Greek camp (Camp Half-Blood). Three of them were offered a quest to rescue the goddess Hera from a very dangerous evil who is preparing an army of giants and other underworld monsters. They must rescue her before the winter Solstice. There are many heroes in this novel, but I liked Jason most, he is the son of Zeus. He has many abilities;he has a coin made up of imperial gold which can change into either a sword or a spear.

 

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According to me, anyone who is above 11 can read and enjoy this book but I highly recommend that you should first read the previous series ‘Percy Jackson and the Olympians’ if you haven’t.

I would like to give this book 5 out of 5 stars because this book pushed me to be a young author.

 

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#SaraReads young authors stories for kids by kids BookosmiaHave you read the award-winning book Frindle? 10 year old Mira Sharat, a Bookosmian from Bangalore, has and sends us her thoughts about it in this book review.

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“Frindle” is a book written by Andrew Clements, an author of more than 50 books for children. Brian Selznick, the illustrator, has beautifully illustrated the book.

 

Nicholas Allen, or Nick, the lead character is a fifth grader who is always trying to liven things up for his class. His witty ideas makes the story hugely entertaining. There is also a battle brewing between Nick and Mrs. Granger, which takes the story forward.

 

What makes the book most interesting is the surprising twist at the end. Finally, things do come back to normal in the town in which Nick lives. No wonder it has won sixteen state book awards, as well as the Christopher Award.

 

I would recommend this book for ages 8-12 (but it was so engaging that even my mother enjoyed it!). I would give this book 4.5 stars out of 5.

 

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Story by SrijaToday is Mahalaya! What is this festival about? 10 year old Srija Bhadra, a Bookosmian from Kolkata gives us all details!

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Mahalaya - What is it? Why do we celebrate it?

Bengalis are known to celebrate different seasons with joy and fun. The ornaments, traditional clothes and sweets that we get to see and taste in west Bengal are awesome.

One of the main festivals is Durga Puja.

Every Bengali knows about this festival. Durga Puja is celebrated when Maa Durga officially begins her journey to return to her home after having vanquished Mahishasura.

Seven days before the festival starts is known as Mahalaya. It is celebrated because it is the day when Maa Durga leaves her husband, Lord Shiva from Mt. Kailash and returns to her maternal home for roughly a week.

Mahalaya is an auspicious day for the Bengalis. On this day Bengalis perform some rites for the near and dear ones who have passed away.They go to a sacred river like the Ganges to perform the rites. We all love to go for pandal hopping. But did you know that on this day we paint the eyes of Maa Durga?

Mahalaya - What is it? Why do we celebrate it?

Every Bengali household gets up early on the day of Mahalaya and listens to a collection of songs or mantras called ‘Mahishasura Mardini’ in the sonorous voice of Birendra Krishna Bhadra. These mantras invoke the Goddess; the most eminent one being Jago Tumi Jago which means ‘Awaken, Oh Goddess!’.

Every year on this day people start wearing their new clothes, eat Bengali cuisines like rice and pulses and who can forget the most important thing in the Bengali cuisine, the diverse types of fish and rosogulla. While some prefer vegetarian, I always eat non-vegetarian.

Mahalaya - What is it? Why do we celebrate it?

People go out for shopping and enthusiastically wait for Durga Puja to arrive.

The message of Durga Puja is a universal fact that in the end, good triumphs over evil.

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Madhubani Art – With Love From Mithila To The World | Bookosmia

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Madhubani art - With love from Mithila to the world
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Being India’s largest ‘for kids, by kids’ platform, Bookosmia is proud to have our young readers chat up with their favourite authors in our podcast.

What a delight to have the author Aparna Karthikeyan interact with our Bookosmians and answer their unfiltered questions in the most endearing way on her book Woof! Adventures By The Sea, published by Red Panda, Westland. Here is a compilation of unfiltered reviews by young readers of Bookosmia who have chosen to use their love for reading and talent of writing to share their feedback. Read the ebook below or Woof book – By Bookosmia kids

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Nature with Sara Keshav Lodha Mumbai BookosmiaMahatma Gandhi loved nature, so does 7 year old Keshav Lodha, a Bookosmian from Navi Mumbai, who paints these beautiful landscapes as a tribute on Gandhi Jayanti.
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Essay by Anant MohtaLet’s celebrate tourism day with our favourite travel memories. 12 year old Anant Mohta, a Bookosmian from Kolkata tells us about his trip to Varanasi (Banaras). Tell us about yours!

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Tourism Day - A holy trip to Varanasi - Ganga Arti

Situated on the banks of the holy river Ganga, Varanasi or Banaras (or Kashi) is a perfect place for religious enthusiasts and believers.

When visiting Banaras, get set for a lot of fun and monkeys who are a major sighting there! These mischievous arboreals keep the air filled with those kee-kee sounds the entire day.

Tourism Day - A holy trip to Varanasi - Ganga Arti

Moreover, Kashi is a paradise for foodies. My favorite dishes are Shrikhand, and the malaiyo and is available only during winter.

Speaking of winter, no other place feels as cold as Varanasi during winter. There is thick fog during morning and waking up early in the morning is almost a dream. I am shocked by how my nani wakes at 5 in morning.

 

Known as the spiritual capital of India, the sights of this city are worth witnessing. Believe me, your travel is  incomplete  without witnessing its serene ghats by the holy river of Ganga.

The tranquil winds are rejuvenating, and they take all the pain and stress away. The crowds at night that gather during Ganga Aarti are enjoyable. It is indeed one of the highlights of this holy place.

Tourism Day - A holy trip to Varanasi - Ganga Arti

Did you know how many ghats are there in Varanasi? There are 80 of them! The last of them being the Assi Ghat, and Assi translates to 80! Moreover, I am very blessed to have my  nani’s house at a place which is very close to one of the most visited temple – the Kal-Bhairava temple.  The god there is Lord Bhairava. He is known as the Kashi Kotwal or the Guarder of Banaras and a Black Coloured dog is his Vahan (vehicle).

 

If you ask me to define Banaras in a way other then a place for religions, I will describe it as the paradise of foodies. Apart from Puchka being the jewel of the crown, Banaras has some exotic dishes for you to taste when you go there.

Tourism Day - A holy trip to Varanasi - Ganga Arti

Shrikhand and Malaiyo are my favourite dishes. They are yellow coloured and are very tasty. Shrikhand is a yellow-hued dish made from yogurt. Malaiyo is also a yellow coloured dish. It is made out of milk and a yellow cloud stays above it. There is a “Dina Chat Wala” which makes amazing chats. It actually makes everything out of 1 puchka which is an art itself.

Banaras is also famous for paans. There was a time when ‘ Khaike Paan Banaras wala’ song was on the mouth of every child of the country. Pans have only added to the cultural and religious beauty of the city.

Tourism Day - A holy trip to Varanasi - Ganga Arti

Banaras has been a place of mixed feelings. I never understood how time flies there. I have a walk of suppose, 20 mins and the clock shows difference of 50 minutes. Taking a dip in the Ganga feels like heaven.

Another interesting aspect about Kashi is that it has more lanes than roads. You don’t know where you can reach just by going through those galis (nooks).

 

My tickets to the holy city have been booked. Going after 2 and a half years just feels different. I couldn’t help but count days left for this amazing journey via flight, which is another amazing thing.

 I hope to have a lot of fun, and some puchka.

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World Tourism Day – Travel To Beautiful Bali | Bookosmia

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Read with Sara poem by Suhani KhemkaToday is World Tourism day! What a beautiful education our travels give us! 13 year old Suhani Khemka, a Bookosmian from Kolkata writes about her incredible trip to Bali.

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World Tourism Day - Beautiful Bali

 

There I was sitting in a speedboat about to go up in the sky to parasail, a feeling of excitement and fear ran down my nerves. I couldn’t believe it!

It all started when we landed at Bali airport, after a short but tiring flight from Singapore. We took a cab to our villa. Enjoying my winter vacations in a sunny place with parents and brother was a boon.

While going to our villa I felt as if I was going through a trapdoor on the street wall and entering a different world.  After crossing the street on one side of the road, brown bamboo cottages between rice fields stood before my eyes leaving me bewitched.

 

World Tourism Day - Beautiful Bali

 

The clothing there was diverse in color and people wearing them were like peacocks on a rainy day. The traditional food preparation and presentation used various natural flowers, spices, grains packing them with flavor. What left me speechless was the beautiful art done by the people there.

World Tourism Day - Beautiful Bali

Paintings or wooden carvings, statues, or portraits of spiritual beings, all captivated me with their perfection.  The local people’s charming and pleasant nature was also very heart-warming and friendly that made my trip even better and full of delight. Colors danced around, happiness filled everyone’s hearts, merriment showed up in sparkling eyes, nature sang its song and beauty covered the place. In almost every aspect the Balinese culture showed gracefulness and medley.

World Tourism Day - Beautiful Bali

The trip taught me the importance and beauty of diversity. Tourism being the main source of livelihood, the locals show hospitality to tourists beyond measures. I had a great time learning about a new culture and look forward to go on more trips like this.

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Abhinav Bindra’s Talk – How Sports Teach Us To Face Our Fears | Bookosmia

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Read with Sara stories for kids by kids R.S.Anandita Chennai BookosmiaAbhinav Bindra bagged India’s first individual gold medal at the Olympics. What has his journey been like? 12 year old R S Anandita, a Bookosmian journalist from Chennai attended an enriching talk from him and reports about it.

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Olympism as a word is such a potent practice. It is played less for pleasure and more for imbibing values. We hardly realize how much playing a sport can have a tremendous influence on us.

Mr. Abhinav A Bindra, the man who changed Indian Olympic History, by winning the first-ever gold medal for India, magnanimously shares the values he obtained and assimilated in his life.

“When I look back at my career, I can see what it made me as a person. The values that I imbibed by playing sports continue to be with me and will be with me for the rest of my life. I was able to build values like excellence, friendship, respect, honesty, integrity, and I was taught how to win and lose by sports. It helped me to build a lot of relationships with my parents, coaches even with my competitors.”

Abhinav Bindra’s talk - How sport teaches us to face our fears

Earlier, I never gave much importance to sports and physical activities. I tried my best to stay away from them.  I never knew how much it had an impact on me until I heard about this webinar. It was an eye-opener!

Olympism indeed stimulates lots of values inside a human being. I think that the indispensable value is facing a failure. We all face failure in life, in some way or the other. Failure breaks us, or so we think! Failure is the stepping stone to success. Sports help us to build a lot of new relationships and meet new people as well. We never know how much important socializing is. Building relationships is a must. I find that being extroverted is not so bad at all!

Abhinav Bindra’s talk - How sport teaches us to face our fears

When I play a sport, I feel complete. My mind, body, and spirit become fulfilled at the end of the day. It boosts my self-esteem to the core. I find that I perform well in the academic field.

During exam season, we lack physical exercise, but I found that getting half an hour of exercise, boosts my grades. In today’s rushed world, we, busy bees, almost forget to take care of our physical health, in which sports play a vital role.

We practice various religions but do we practice something that helps us- Olympism? It’s time we think about this.

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Healthy Diet – Eat Right, Live Strong | Bookosmia

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Navya ParikhHealthy eating is rad! But what’s right to eat and what’s not? 7 year old Navya Parikh, a Bookosmian from Vadodara makes it easy for us with a poster! Send us your poster!
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Read with Sara stories for kids by kids by Priya Dharshini BookosmiaWhat’s the best tourist spot you have visited? For 14 year old Priya Dharshini, a Bookosmian from Hosur, it is the Taj Mahal!
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Taj Mahal - Why it is the best tourist spot

My favourite tourist spot is the Taj Mahal.
Taj Mahal is one of the seven wonders of the world and is famous for its breathtaking beauty.

It was built in Agra between 1631 and 1648 by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his favourite wife Mumtaz Mahal.

Taj Mahal stands on the banks of the river Yamuna. It is a historical as well as a cultural treasure. The name Taj Mahal means ‘crown of palaces’.

Taj Mahal - Why it is the best tourist spot

 

The Taj Mahal is made of white marble. One of the Taj mahal’s most recognizable features is a large white dome that is often called an “onion dome” due to its shape. The old name of Taj mahal was “roza-e-munavvara”.
No matter what your age, that first sight of the Taj Mahal, is a feeling you will never forget.
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Darjeeling – A Hill Station You Must Visit | Bookosmia

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Aaditri story of Dusshera festivals with Sara BookosmiaWhat’s your dream vacation spot? For 11 year old Aaditri Paul, a Bookosmian from Kolkata, it is Darjeeling!

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Darjeeling - A hill station you must visit

It is truly said that “If you are in a beautiful place where you can enjoy the sunset and sunrise, then you are living like a lord.”

There are many places in this world that are much beautiful than you’ve read, much beautiful than you’ve heard. Want to know about one? It is known as the land of thunderbolt, the place with the most beautiful snowfall, Darjeeling. It is known as one of the best hill stations in India, located at north India. Its’ beauty will leave you spellbound and awestruck.

Darjeeling - A hill station you must visit

The snow covered mountains appear golden during sunrise. Darjeeling is famous for the tea it produces and the resplendent view of the third highest mountain Kanchenjunga, waterfalls etc. Each year they produce approximately 11,000 tons of tea.

A peak out of the window early in the morning can help you catch a glimpse of the attractive Kanchenjunga. The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway is also known to be a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The railway is also known as the toy train.

Darjeeling - A hill station you must visit

The perfect Rangeet valley in Darjeeling can be viewed from the Darjeeling Ropeway. It is the cable car ropeway, the first ropeway to be built in India.

The tiger hill is a famous place in Darjeeling which has the best view during the sunrise. This spot is always full of tourists.

Darjeeling - A hill station you must visit

There are many other beautiful places that can be viewed in Darjeeling like the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Batasia Loop, Nightingale Park and the Darjeeling rock garden. One of the most famous foods in Darjeeling is the Tibetan Thukpa, traditional Nepali thali and the Naga cuisine. Getting to eat these foods is worth visiting Darjeeling.

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Magazine For Kids, By Kids- September’21

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Magazine For Kids, By Kids , published monthly by India’s top creative platform for children, Bookosmia. Here is the September edition.

 

 

Dear Readers,

Here we are with the third edition of ‘Bookosmia’ – A magazine for kids, by kids!How’s September treating you? From teachers day, Ganesh Chaturti to grandparents – there was lots to celebrate this month. And to make the celebration sweeter we had a platter of wonderful sporting events to watch and marvel.

How inspiring are our para-athletes who made us proud at the paralympics! More sporting fun to look forward as the IPL starts again. Why is the IPL back and what is the chocolate advertisement that is making the whole country swoon? Quiz, writing prompts, art, books (a fantabulous interview with author Aparna Karthikeyan) and so much more! That’s our power-packed September issue for you, brought together by kids just like you!

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The Alchemist – Book Review – A Journey To Meet Destiny | Bookosmia

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Have you read The Alchemist? 9 year old Nandini Maheshwari, a Bookosmian from Delhi reviews this best selling story of a shepherd boy and his journey to find treasure.

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The Alchemist - Book review - A journey to meet destiny

Title -THE ALCHEMIST

Type- novel

Genre- Fiction

Year published – 1988

Place -Brazil

Author – Paulo Coelho

 

“His journey led him to his destiny “ – is what the novel Alchemist all about . It’s a lovely book about a shepherd boy whose name is Santiago Dusk.

Santiago hails from the Spanish province of Andalusia who dreams of travelling the world in search of a treasure as desirable as ever found. From his home his journey to the exotic markets of North Africa and then into the Egyptian desert where a fateful encounter with an alchemist awaits him.

The Alchemist - Book review - A journey to meet destiny

 

Throughout his journey, Santiago meets a lot of new people and encounters many problems, which ultimately help him to learn and grow. The whole story is very captivating and entertaining. It is all about finding meaningful treasures in life .

It’s a fable about following your dreams…

The advice that was given to Santiago that when you really want something to happen, the whole universe will conspire so that your wish comes true is the core of the novel’s philosophy.

 

The Alchemist - Book review - A journey to meet destiny

 

Around 65 million copies have been sold all over the world .

My favourite character in the book is the Alchemist

My favorite part of the book is when the boy finally meets the Alchemist

The book emphasizes the values of faith, hope and love.

I would give it a rating of 5/5 stars.

This book can be a great recommendation for people of all ages who are trying to find the true meaning of life.

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IPL 2021 – Why Is The IPL Back? And Why In UAE? | Bookosmia

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10 year old sports loving storyteller Sara from BookosmiaHey friends, Sara here!  I love sports and I couldn’t be more excited to see your entries pouring into my ‘Sports’ section. Keep them coming.

 

 

Read with Sara by young writer Adwaith Chennai BookosmiaThe IPL starts in a day! But hey wasn’t it played a few months ago? Why is it back? 12 year old Adwaith Menon, a Bookosmian from Chennai answers all our questions about it!

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The Indian Premier League, the most prestigious domestic cricket league of the world, starts again on Sunday! Why was there a round two? Here’s what happened.

IPL 2021 came to an abrupt stop in May due to some of its players getting infected by the coronavirus. Not only the players, even the coaches got affected by COVID – 19. Cricketers from abroad made their way back to their countries with great difficulty. Many countries banned incoming flights from India, fearing the virus. Australia banned all Indian citizens as well as their citizens to fly from one country to another. The IPL proved to be dangerous for the players affected by the virus in spite of the bio bubble.

IPL 2021 - Why is the IPL back? And why in UAE?

A ‘bio bubble’ is a safe and secure place which does not have contact with the outside world, thus providing the people in it with safety. Only players, support staff and match officials are permitted to enter the bubble.

The BCCI had provided bubbles in practise sessions, hotels, matches and transportation. But the bubble does not guarantee the safety to be 100%, as has been already proven.  This brings me to my question. Should the IPL have been played during the pandemic? Wouldn’t it have been much safer if they had postponed the IPL to a time when the cases decreased? Wouldn’t it have been much sensible to host the IPL in countries where there were very few cases? The IPL hosted during this struggling time burdened the security, police and healthcare systems.

IPL 2021 - Why is the IPL back? And why in UAE?

When the players played the matches with vigour, many were in hospitals gasping for breath and recovery. A celebratory moment like the IPL during this time was not sensitive. Many argued that the IPL had been a light in the darkness. But would the people who were deprived of the beds say so? Was it right for a celebration during this time?

The BCCI should show more practical thinking in hosting the Indian premier league now. Postponing it was a wise decision. It is good that it is now happening when cases have decreased. Moreover the host country is UAE. Many security and health precautions have been taken for the IPL now and let’s hope it goes on without hassle!

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The Hunger Games – Perfect for 13+ | Bookosmia

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Shreenithi SWho here is a Hunger Games fan? 13 year old Shreenithi S, a Bookosmian from Chennai reviews this best seller for us beautifully. What’s your take?

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Book : The Hunger Games

Author : Suzanne Collins

 

The Hunger Games - Perfect for 13+

 

 

This book was so amazing! It was a fresh and interesting plot. But the plot isn’t the only thing that catches the eye, it’s the illustrations too.

As I was going through the stack of books in the library, I saw a thick black book, covered with a ring of fire with an arrow shooting through a bird. Oh my, I was so intrigued. I had never seen anything like it before. So, I picked up the book, and never put it down. I delved into the world of Suzanne Collins’s Hunger games. A world of mystique, action and fantasy; A world to escape the real world. It’s set in North America called “Panem”.

Panem is divided into twelve districts, and the main character- Katniss Everdeen- lives in the last district. Ever year a place called the “Capitol” hosts the Hunger games and choose two people from every district to participate. The Hunger games is a brutal and dangerous game and definitely not for the faint-hearted.

 

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Twenty-four people are then put together in a man-made arena without any food, shelter or the basic needs of living. The last person that survives wins the game. Katniss who is selected to participate, is 16 years old and looks after her younger sister and her frail mother. They are very poor and it’s hard for them to make ends meet. But yet her strong and brave nature helps them to make their life bearable.

The author has managed to make this character “real”. Katniss has imperfections and flaws, which makes her relatable and interesting. She shows kindness, bravery, courage and emotional intellectuality. Every single part of the story was interesting! It will motivate you to read more and more. The writing style lured me in to keep coming back for more. The author takes you on a whirlwind rollercoaster, filled with ups and downs. The book was quite addictive, I have to say. The book may seem to go on forever. But never judge a book by its cover!

 

The Hunger Games - Perfect for 13+

 

Once you start reading it, you won’t want it to end. But I couldn’t help but think, what would I have done differently, if I wrote this book? I would’ve added a bit of comedy, just to lighten the mood. But don’t let that reason stop you from reading it! I bet you would still enjoy it. This book is for kids between the age group of 13-16. I would give the book a 4/5.

 

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Risha AravindkumarAn adventure to Singapore! That’s right!  10 year old Risha Aravindkumar, a Bookosmian from Bangalore takes us on one. Have you been anywhere interesting lately? Tell us!
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Singapore trip - My adventure at the Singapore zoo

My first day in Singapore was amazing. We went shopping, saw a clown and danced with him and so much more. The whole day was great but I knew there was something fishy going on with my mom and dad. I heard giggling and whispering between them. The moment I saw that I was curious to know what they were talking about. When I went to ask them they just said nothing and we drifted off to sleep. All that I know was there was something big going to happen.
The next day I woke up and saw my parents and my brother getting dressed. My brother looked as clueless as I was. As we were in the car, I asked my brother what was going on. He just said “I don’t know.”

Once we got down from the car, I saw the board saying “WELCOME TO SINGAPORE ZOO”.

 

Singapore trip - My adventure at the Singapore zoo

 

I was so happy, but what I did not know is that there was still something big to happen!

We saw a lot of animals the whole morning. We became very tired, so we went to a café.

Singapore trip - My adventure at the Singapore zoo

My parents told us that they will be getting us some ice-creams. My brother was in charge of me while my parents were away. He was so lost in his mobile game that he forgot I was there. I thought to explore a little bit as I felt a bit lonely. I thought that everything would be fine, but boy I was wrong.

Singapore trip - My adventure at the Singapore zoo

Well, when I thought that was enough exploring for some time I was heading back to the café. I started to look around. I could not see anybody. In fact, I could not see anything too! I was surrounded by a thick jungle. I heard a loud ‘GRRR’.

First, I thought a lion was behind me but believe me, it was my stomach! I was hungry. How I wish I could have eaten that ice cream! I sat and thought for a minute. What would my parents think if I was lost?

I walked and walked. I was not able to bear my hunger any longer. I finally saw a tree with some fruits. I climbed up the tree and plucked the fruits. But suddenly I got a shiver down my skin! I felt something rattling behind me. When I turned back, I saw a rattle snake!

I climbed down and ran as fast as my legs could take. I heard dry leaves crunching.

Singapore trip - My adventure at the Singapore zoo

It felt like something big was coming towards me. I took a sharp stick from the ground, held it and turned back.  I got interrupted by a loud voice.

I heard someone saying, “Wake up! we are here!” We were at the Singapore zoo!

I opened my eyes and saw my brother in front of me. I got up and said, “Wha-what the puppy – snake ohh my head hurts!”

 “Stop this nonsense what is wrong with you?”, said my brother.

“Did you pass out in the car? First one getting out of the car will get ice cream,” said my parents.

“Hey wait for me,” I said and ran behind my brother.

I couldn’t wait for more adventures during the rest of the trip!

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Poem by Avyan SinghHow can we restore planet earth? 6 year old Avyan Singh, a Bookosmian from Jabalpur, has it all worked out in his thoughtful poster. Send us your ideas!
He goes to Billabong High International School, Jabalpur.
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Save the environment- Reduce, reuse and recycle
This artwork is about the restoration of our planet Earth. It is showing the day to day changes that should be adopted by all, i.e reusing,  recycling, conserving resources and planting trees.
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DIY Rakhi – The Handmade Raksha Bandhan Gift | Bookosmia

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Aditri Reddy PalemNothing like a handmade gift, what say? 9 year old Aditri Reddy Palem, a Bookosmian from Hyderabad brings to us a tale about a brother and sister and a bond that money can’t buy!
She goes to Niraj International School.
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DIY rakhi - The handmade Raksha Bandhan gift
It was raksha bandhan. It is an Indian festival celebrated in the month of August. Emily was sad because she didn’t have money to buy a rakhi.
Emily was a craft lover, so she decided to make a rakhi on her own. Then she brought her hot glue gun, pom poms , 3D pen , colour paper , some ribbon and a pair of scissors. She was excited and as well as nervous that her brother wouldn’t like it because her brother never liked her work.
After a couple of days it was raksha bandhan and Emily was wearing her best top and pants. Her brother was surprised and flabbergasted to see the hard work and the effort his little sister put in to make that rakhi.
DIY rakhi - The handmade Raksha Bandhan gift
He gifted her many art supplies which looked like it would last many years.
Emily understood that her brother loves her very much. She decided to be confident and hard working. Her mom and dad were happy to see their daughter doing a lot of hard work and they wished her all the best for her life and keep up the good work! Eventually, she even became the state’s famous artist!
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Save Tigers – Teach Kids About Tigers, Not Angels | Bookosmia

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Read With Sara Poem by Krisha NijhawanTigers, our beautiful big cats will soon go extinct if the kids of today are not taught about them, writes 12 year old Krisha Nijhawan, a Bookosmian from Delhi.

She goes to the Millenium school, Noida.

 

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Save tigers - Teach kids about tigers, not angels

Tigers are the king
Thats all what we know
Not a colossal box of gold
Not a propitious crop which often you could sow

In the forest do they reside
But in the future they may only exist,
In the fantasy of a child

They are the evidence of our past
But today their population doesn’t apparently surpass

Teach about tigers, not angels,
Tigers are better than angels even though they dont have wings
Teach children how to save them before they go extinct

Saving tigers is ardous I know
But try give it a go

So let us bring our train of thought onto tigers before they die
Everyone should give it try.

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Lord Ganesha – Remover Of Obstacles | Bookosmia

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Yashika AgarwallaLord Ganesha – what do you think of him? Yashika Agarwalla, a 11 year old Bookosmian from Kolkata, puts her thoughts into this wonderful poem!

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Lord Ganesha - Remover of obstacles

The festival of Lord Ganesha,

One who loves laddoos,

He married Riddhi Siddhi,

And also cursed the moon!

 

He rewards you for your good deeds,

Punishes you for your cheats,

Any obstacle if you ever face,

Think of him to fasten your pace!

 

God with teeth made of ivory,

We shall celebrate his day with glee.

 

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Ganesh Chaturthi - A letter to Lord GaneshaToday is Ganesh Chaturthi! 8 year old Aaryan Vittal, a Bookosmian from Bangalore, is fascinated by the god and writes a letter to him! What would you write?
He goes to Ekya JP Nagar.
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Ganesh Chaturthi - A letter to Lord Ganesha
Dear Ganesha,
Thank you for all the blessings..
I start my day with your name Ganesha.
My Achi has taught me that you remove all the obstacles of our day ahead. I am fascinated and love to hear various stories about you Ganesha! I have learned that you are the younger son of lord Shiva and goddess Parvati.
I always wondered why you have a elephant head?
Then I learnt :
Big head- To encourage us to think big
Large ears-To speak less, listen more
Small eyes-To emphasis on the importance of concentration
Small mouth-To talk less, and keep a watch on your words
Tusk- To take in the good things, and leave behind the bad ones
Trunk- To be adaptable.
What is your favorite food Ganesha is it laddoo, or kolukattai? How do you have such awesome powers?
How is your friend Mooshak?
Ganesh Chaturthi - A letter to Lord Ganesha
I am reminded of you every time I spot a mouse, I would really like to know how Mooshak is really energetic to carry you around.
I would like to celebrate this day, by thanking you for always being there for us.
Hey I forgot to tell that this year amma is designing me a Ganesha dress.. I am so excited! You know what I made a clay Ganesha and won 1st place at my school competition last year.
Looking forward for corona to be over soon Ganesha, so we can meet all friends and family and be fearless as before. Im sure you will protect us all.
Thank you for the blessings! Love you
Aaryan
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SaraReads Happy Eid Poem by Aadya Kheria BookosmiaToday is Ganesh Chaturthi! 9 year old Aadya Kheria, a Bookosmian from Kolkata had no idea why her grandmother was singing shlokas to the god. Let’s read on to find out what happens next!
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Ganesh Chaturthi - Learning about the festival from grandmother

It was a bright and sunny day, the rays of the sun came glaring inside my window. I woke up and quickly got ready and ran downstairs.

 

I saw my grandmother sitting in front of Lord Ganesha and singing a shloka. She chanted-

 

“Om Gajaananam Bhoota Ganaadi Sevitam

Kapittha Jambuu phalasaara bhakshitam

Umaasutam Shoka Vinaasha kaaranam

Namaami Vighneshwara paada pankajam.”

 

I asked her why she was singing this shloka.

 

She said, “Oh! Dear Child, don’t you know that today is Ganesh Chaturthi?”

 

I then questioned, “Grandma, what is Ganesh Chaturthi, why is it celebrated?”

 

She explained that Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated because it marks the birth of Lord Ganesha whom we worship before we start anything new.

Later that day all of us in the family sat around a small idol of the lord and offered him Durva(blades of grass), red hibiscus flowers, turmeric, khoi and his most favourite laddoos or modaks that my grandmother made at home.

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Ganesh Chaturthi – What Is It And Why Do We Celebrate This Festival? | Bookosmia

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Mihika ShahHappy Ganesh chaturthi! So why do we celebrate this day? Mihika Shah, an 8 year old Bookosmian from Kolkata, gives us all details! Are you celebrating? Tell us!
Congrats to Word Munchers for nurturing her creativity. She goes to La Martiniere School for Girls.
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Ganesh Chaturthi - What is it and why do we celebrate it?

Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated to mark the birth of lord Ganesh. He is the God of new beginnings and fresh starts.

 

According to the Hindu calendar, this festival falls in the month of Bhadra. And according to the Gregorian Calendar this festival falls in the month of August or September.

 

Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated in many cities like Maharashtra, Gujarat and Karnataka.

 

On Ganesh Chaturthi, my mother cleans the God and Goddesses. We together decorate our house with flowers, we worship lord Ganesh and feed him his favorite sweet modhak.

 

All of the festivals are important for us because they are a part of our tradition, culture and religion.

Ganesh Chaturthi - What is it and why do we celebrate it?

 

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Basketball – Motor Skills, Fitness And Fun | Bookosmia

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10 year old sports loving storyteller Sara from BookosmiaHey friends, Sara here!  I love sports and I couldn’t be more excited to see your entries pouring into my ‘Sports’ section. Keep them coming.

 

 

Art with Sara with NeshaaSlamdunk! 13 year old Neshaa from Chennai is a huge basketball fan and tells us about it. What’s your favourite sport? Tell us!
She goes to NSN Memorial school.
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Basketball - Motor skills, fitness and fun
I love sports, especially basketball. I started playing basketball when I was 11 years old.  I love to play the game because it is good for my health.
I used to play it in the school playground with my classmates, and I miss that now.
Playing basketball helps us improve motor coordination and flexibility. James Naismith, a Canadian-American sports coach
invented basketball.
Basketball - Motor skills, fitness and fun
After moving to the United States, he wrote the original basketball rule book and founded the University of Kansas basketball program. His story is fascinating. Despite coaching many great coaches, he himself did not have a winning record.
I really enjoy basketball.

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Sketching – How Do You Like My Self Portrait? | Bookosmia

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Abhiram SuriCan you sketch yourself by looking at the mirror? 10 year old Abhiram Suri, a Bookosmian from Bangalore gives it a try. Great work! Why don’t you also try?
He goes to Jaigopal Garodia Rashtrotthana Vidya Kendra.
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Sketching - How do you like my self portrait?
My sister writes book reviews for Bookosmia every now and then, and she seemed to enjoy it a lot. So even I thought, of trying to draw myself and I had so much fun.
I’m 10 years old and I love animals, playing and drawing. Hope you like my portrait!
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Paralympics- Let’s Support Our Athletes! | Bookosmia

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Siddharth JainWatching the Paralympics? 11 year old Siddharth Jain, a Bookosmian from Delhi, has a created a beautiful art work lauding our athletes’ commitment to India!
He goes to Gyan Bharti School, Saket.
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Mussoorie Travel – Landour Bakehouse – A Must Visit | Bookosmia

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Dharini KarwaWant a travel suggestion? Head over to Mussoorie for a cuppa at Landour Bakehouse, suggests 14 year old Dharini Karwa, a Bookosmian from Nagaon.

She goes to Christ Jyoti School, Nagaon.

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Mussoorie travel - Landour Bakehouse - A must visit

‘Landour Bakehouse’ situated on the apotheosis of Mussoorie, surrounded by hills, covered with clouds, was established years ago during the time Britishers ruled India.

The structure and surroundings of the ancient built coffee shop are just so pleasant and heart-warming, especially for writers to write in. It is a silent and aesthetic place with spectacular drinks, snacks and extraordinary deserts.

Mussoorie travel - Landour Bakehouse - A must visit

The ancient design is just so great to write about and one can have a wonderful time there and spend hours relishing their food.

The customers visiting the place are usually mesmerized by the food and the scenery. The time when I went to this coffee shop I saw a couple of writers and photographers visiting this place and writing about it to their friends and family.

Mussoorie travel - Landour Bakehouse - A must visit

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Geronimo Stilton – The Hunt For The Golden Book – A Review | Bookosmia

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Book Review by Aarav ManetiGeronimo Stilton fan alert! 9 year old Aarav Maneti, a Bookosmian from Bangalore, reviews ‘The hunt for the Golden Book’. How do you find this series?

He goes to Deens Academy, Gunjur.

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Book Review - Geronimo stilton- The hunt for the golden book

I was so amazed by the book’s cover page. It had big, bold letters and they were in golden color and shiny. The picture shows Geronimo jumping from a plane with a parachute and he is holding a golden book.

I saw the book on the last pages of other Geronimo books. It said that it was a special edition book along with four other books. Another good reason why I bought it is that the heading says “Golden Book”. I really wanted to read it.

Usually letters in books are usually black but here special words are colored, bold, twisted and in various styles, that’s attractive. There are illustrations all over the book and almost on every page. All the pictures are very expressive and it made me feel more interested in the book. The general look of the book was mostly in golden color. The back cover was yellow and red with a small picture of Geronimo.

Let me introduce you to the lead characters of this book.

 

Geronimo Stilton – The author of the book, who runs The Rodent’s Gazette, the most famous newspaper on Mouse Island.

Thea Stilton – Geronimo’s sister and a special correspondent for the Rodent’s Gazette.

Trap Stilton – Geronimo’s prankster cousin and owner of Cheap Junk for less.

Grandfather William Shortpaws – Geronimo’s always-angry and always-scolding Grandfather and founder of The Rodent’s Gazette.

 

Book Review - Geronimo stilton- The hunt for the golden book

 

Geronimo had finished 10 years of writing books. His family wanted to host a party. Geronimo wrote a Golden Book for the occasion but, when he finished the book, it was stolen! The book follows their adventure of looking for the book.

 

My favorite part of the book was Geronimo’s amazing idea to host the party.

 

From this book, I learnt that if we work together we can do anything.

Book Review - Geronimo stilton- The hunt for the golden book

Best age-group for the book : 6-10

Rating on a scale of 5 : 5 *****

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Paralympics – The Inspiring Story Of Devendra Jhajharia | Bookosmia

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#SaraReads stories for kids a bicycle7 medals for India in the paralympics so far! What stellar performances from our athletes! Double gold medallist Devendra Jhajharia bagged a silver this time in javelin throw but what an inspiration he has been! 14 year old Aditya Dasgupta, a Bookosmian from Delhi tells us his story!
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Paralympics - The inspiring story of Devendra Jhajharia

Paralympics is seriously underrated in our country. The entire idea of differently-abled people participating in various sports events at an international level is fantastic but because of a few reasons such as perhaps a low literacy rate or less awareness of the fact that there is even a Paralympics, people are really missing out on a glorious wonder of the world.

I want to tell you the inspiring story of Devendra Jhajharia, a talisman for us at the Paralympics and double gold medallist in Javelin throw.
He was born in the Churu district of Rajasthan but why does he participate in Paralympics? That is because of the fact that he at the tender age of 8, touched a live electric wire while climbing a tree which resulted in the amputation of his left hand. Now I always wonder that how would a boy, who isn’t even in his teens yet feel when his arm has been amputated. He would have been devastated.
On top of that, he lived in a small village where people hadn’t even heard of Paralympics so let’s take a minute and think that what would have been the obstacles he had to overcome; mental trauma, bullying and most importantly making his parents believe in him and prove that he can make a career in javelin throw in such a country, where these career paths are frowned upon because of stereotypes.

From a disabled boy to a Paralympics gold medalist, Devendra Jhajharia has repeatedly proved that no disabilities are going to stop him from fulfilling his ambitions.

Paralympics - The inspiring story of Devendra Jhajharia
Devendra jhajharia has not only won a gold medal in the 2004 Paralympics but a gold medal in the 8th FESPIC games in south Korea in 2002, a gold medal at the IPC Athletics World Championships in Lyon in 2013, a silver medal at the 2014 Asian Para games in south Korea, a silver medal etc. At the 2016 Summer Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro, he once again won the gold medal for Men’s javelin throw at an F46 event, which is just a classification for javelin throw events with players who are disabled. That makes it a marvellous 5 gold medals and 2 silver medals in his entire international career.
And now he has another Paralympics silver medal this year!

All I can say is Devendra Jhajharia is the living example of how one writes his own destiny. The entire nation salutes him for his impeccable job at the javelin throw events. May he live, prosper and continue to accomplish and achieve such brilliant heights in the world of javelin throw.
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Essay by Diyah AgarwallaDid you do anything special for Janmashtami? 7 year old Diyah Agarwalla, a Bookosmian from Kolkata baked a cake for Krishna!
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Janmashtami- A cake for Krishna

We celebrate Janmashtami on Lord Krishna’s birthday. Lord Krishna was raised by Yashoda Ma and Nand Baba in Vrindavan. His favourite animal is a cow. His brother is Balaram. His best friend is Radha.

Lord Krishna’s favourite food is Makhan-Mishri. On the day of Janmashtami, we wear traditional clothes and listen to Krishna Bhajans. My entire family observes a fast on this day.

We stay up till midnight and do aarti when its 12’ o clock. I help my mother decorate Lord Krishna’s jhula with flowers. My mother bakes a cake for him too.

We love to celebrate Lord Krishna’s birthday.

Janmashtami- A cake for Krishna

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Read with Sara stories for kids by Jeyan Hyderabad BookosmiaHappy birthday Krishna! 9 year old Y Jeyan, a Bookosmian from Hyderabad, explains the significance of Krishna Janmashtami beautifully in this poem. How will you be celebrating?
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Krishna Janmashtami - Happy birthday Kaana

Dear Kaana,

In Mathura, you were born,

And from your family tree, you were torn.

 

Above your father’s head as an umbrella, was a snake,

But with fear, your father did not shake.

 

Giving sanctuary to you was not a piece of cake,

Your foster parents love was not fake.

 

They took good care of you,

You were very naughty and also your crew.

 

You were always craving for butter,

If you were asked about it, you would stutter.

 

You used to play a flute,

You would make others knock their socks off their boot.

 

You used to sing and dance,

I think you had a cool stance.

 

Gopikas your devotees were,

Their devotion was not sub – par.

 

Wow! Kaana, is it true?

That the Govardhan Giri was lifted by you?

 

To Mathura you took a chariot not a car,

You killed Kansa, so you get a star.

 

Happy birthday Kaana,

You are still liked by the people and the fauna.

 

Krishna Janmashtami - Happy birthday Kaana

 

 

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Art by B DeekshaaWhat does Krishna Janmashtami mean to you? For 14 year old B Deekshaa, a Bookosmian from Chennai, it is an occasion to celebrate unity!
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Krishna Janmashtami - Sketch of Lord Krishna
This drawing is so special to me as I drew my favorite god Krishna. I feel art and culture unifies us.
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India Art – A Doodle Tribute To Indian Culture | Bookosmia

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Art by Amayra GuptaWhat inspires your art? For 10 year old Amayra Gupta, a Bookosmian from Delhi, it is our country’s unity in diversity. Check her art!
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India art - A doodle tribute to Indian culture
What inspired me to do this doodle art on India was the greatness of our country. A fusion of different cultures, food and traditions is the second name for India. I tried to show national symbols and famous things of India through my drawing.
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Neymar Junior – What a player, right? 10 year old Shreyansh Mandoi, a Bookosmian from Bangalore certainly thinks so! Check out his sketch tribute to the Brazillian Forward.
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Neymar Jr - A sketch of the Brazil and PSG football legend

This is Neymar Jr.( Born on 5th February, 1992), a professional footballer, who plays for League French club Paris Saint Germain and the Brazil national team.

He is widely regarded as one of the best players in the world.

Football is my favourite sport. I follow him and like him very much.

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Book Review with Sara of Harry the dirty dog by K.S.Rithik ChennaiI am so excited to watch the Paralympic games! India’s matches start today! 8 year old K S Rithik, a Bookosmian from Chennai, tells us all about the Indian contingent!

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Paralympics India - Who are India’s best medal hopes?
The paralympics is a sporting event for athletes with disabilities.
India starts its first matches today with table tennis. Let me tell you how India has performed in the previous paralympic games.
India has bagged 12 medals till now which consist of 4 gold medals, 4 silver medals and 4 bronze medals.
For the Rio Paralympics, we sent 19 participants and bagged 5 medals. This time we’re sending 54 people to participate. And we are sending them to participate in 9 sports.
The paralympics began on August 24 (Tuesday) and ends on September 5 (Sunday). This year, our flag bearer is javelin thrower Tek Chand. I expect that we will get more medals than last year.
Paralympics India - Who are India’s best medal hopes?
The Paralympics started in 1960. Our first ever medal was gold which was won by Murlikant petkar whomade a record of 37.33 seconds in men’s 50m swimming in 1972.
A bright medal hopeful this year is Devendra Jhajharia who has bagged 2 gold medals for India in javelin throw. I expect that he will bag another gold medal for India this year too. Other exciting athletes from India are Varun Singh Bhati, Pramod Bhagat, Palak Kohli and Suyash Jadhav.
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I am very eager to watch the upcoming paralympics. Hope you are too!

 

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Drawing-Doodle Art With Colours Of The Sun | Bookosmia

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Art by Tvarita7 year old Tvarita Motwani, a Bookosmian from Kolkata, wanted to have some fun with her mother’s art supplies. How did she get them? Check her doodle art and her answer!
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Doodle art - Art class fun with colours of the sun
I started doodling after watching my mother doodle. I wanted to learn to doodle so that I could use my mother’s art supplies. I wait the entire week for my doodling classes.
I loved doing this doodle as it made me visualize the sun in a colourful manner apart from just the normal yellow and orange sun rays.  These were a lot of new patterns which was introduced in class and made me learn them in an interesting way.
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Raksha Bandhan – Brother And Sister Love Forever | Bookosmia

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Poem by Kashvi Shah Today is Raksha Bandhan! 8 year old Kashvi Shah, a Bookosmian from Mumbai, pens a sweet poem on what this beautiful festival means to brothers and sisters. Are you celebrating it too? Tell us!
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Raksha Bandhan - Brother and sister love forever

We trust each other

We will be together

I will always be by your side

You will be my true guide

 

You are like my mother

You are like my father

Our love will always be true

Our relationship will have good values

 

We all are caring

We all are loving

We all are helpful

We all will be joyful

 

I respect you so much

Our faith will grow in a bunch

Our love will not end

You are my best friend

 

You are always fair

May you be blessed with love and care

In life we will have a lot of fun

Dear brother and sister, Happy Rakshabandhan!

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Digital Art – Discovering The Shine Within Us | Bookosmia

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Art by Keya Malhotra14 year old Keya Malhotra, a Bookosmian from Delhi, makes us think with this stunning digital art about letting a child shine on their own terms! Do you also love digital art? Send us!
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Digital art - Discovering the shine within us
Everybody is born with a light inside them that burns brightly. When young, one is callow and unconditioned, thus accordingly credulous and tender, their light shines ever so brightly. A child’s light stirs something in you, something that is indescribable, yet confusingly pleasant.
It is as a child matures that this light starts to fade… by experiences, events, people and places that make one forget how to let their light shine bright. Emerging into adulthood and maturity tends to make life darker and seemingly pointless.
To overcome the apparent darkness that is so prominent in the contemporary world, one needs to realise their individuality and discover what makes them unique. One shall not hide their light merely to preserve their ego and live by social norms that bind our hands and restrict us from reaching our full potential. One needs to rediscover their light and allow it to shine.
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Book Review by Dhruv‘The Young King’ by Oscar Wilde is a historical fiction from the 1890s. 10 year old Dhruv Arora, a Bookosmian from Kolkata, delves into this fascinating short story with a strong message of empathy.
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Oscar Wilde’s - The Young King - A review
The story ‘The Young King’ by Oscar Wilde is a fantastic fable. It is set in a mysterious kingdom long ago.

It is about a young boy who has lived a simple life only to be told at 16 that he is infact heir to the crown. When he learns he will be the king, the boy asks for the most valuable items, ordering for the best coronation clothes.

Oscar Wilde’s - The Young King - A review

The main focus of the story is on oppression, as in all four dreams that the young king had the night before the coronation, he dreamt about how his coronation clothes were made with the ones making it being in bad conditions.

This story has lots of morals like ‘Do not support slavery’ and ‘Do not be greedy’. I agree with these morals but the best one is ‘Do not treat others unfairly’. To me, the moral is a very interesting part of the story. I believe Oscar Wilde has written quite a nice story.

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I liked that at the end, the young king chooses his own old clothes instead of the coronation robes.

I would recommend this story to ages 10-14 and give it five stars.

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Bookosmia Magazine For Kids, By Kids- July’21

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Here we are with the second edition of ‘Bookosmia’ – A magazine for kids, by kids! A special edition as we talk about our launch of India’s first podcast ‘for kids, by kids’ and joy of the recent Olympics.

Right from ideas, content, illustrations, photographs to design – this magazine is being brought to you by young Bookosmians who are taking the world by storm with their creativity.

An issue brimming with unputdownable content, we hope this will bring joy to you during these trying times.

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Independence Day Drawings – Jai Hind! | Bookosmia

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Essay by Aarav SinghHow did you celebrate Independence Day? 10 year old Aarav Singh, a Bookosmian from Portsmouth, USA, made wonderful paintings about India. Check out his art!

Aarav is a student of Dondero Elementary School.

 

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India
I made these drawings to celebrate Independence Day.
Independence day drawings - Jai hind!
My Nanu (grandfather) who is no more, always appreciated these kinds of art work.
Independence day drawings - Jai hind!
Independence day drawings - Jai hind!
Independence day drawings - Jai hind!

Pet – My dog Simba

I have always loved making art. I have never been hesitant while making art, I just do it and then see my result at the end. Art is kind of a meditation to me, since I’m only focused on making the artwork.

 

I came up with the drawing after my mom showed me a post from Bookosmia for the artwork. I chose to draw my dog as my subject. He is my best friend and I got him 2 years ago on Friendship Day- 4th of August 2019.

 

While creating my artwork, at the beginning, I started making a few drafts, but I wasn’t thinking of them as drafts, so I tried to make it look good. I wasn’t satisfied with my first 2, so when I began making this, I looked at my dog, then made the art. While in the course of making my drawing, I had to make lots of tiny tweaks to the body of my dog, and also a ton of tweaks on the head. At the end, I was finished with the drawing and started to add detail (fur, shading, hair color). I was very happy with my final piece.

 

Independence day drawings - Jai hind!

 

 

I didn’t try to make a story, but if I did, it would have been about my dog’s life. I crafted this with 2 different photos of him, one from when he was a year old, and one from now, when he’s 2.

My favorite artwork would be this one, since I worked a lot on this, and I also think that my dog liked the drawing too, and because I didn’t need any help on the drawing.

 

Independence day drawings - Jai hind!

 

What I love about this art is that it looks like he is staring back at me, something I know that I have a hard time to incorporate into my artwork: to make it lifelike.

Olympics 

What made me come up with this drawing was watching the Tokyo Olympics archery matches. Again, I have never felt hesitant making art.

I chose this theme because of watching different archery matches on tv, and because archery is cool. I was also hoping India to win.

I felt good throughout the whole process. I felt great after completing it.

Independence day drawings - Jai hind!

 

What I love about it is that the archery symbol has the 5 Olympic ring colors on it; blue, yellow, black, green, and red.

This picture doesn’t tell a story.

My favorite artwork is the one that I made of my dog, because it really looks lifelike to me.

 

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India-Pakistan Partition- The Night Diary – A Book Review | Bookosmia

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Read with Sara Poem by Deeksha SIndependence is such a sweet word for us but in 1947, when India was split into two countries – India and Pakistan, it was a tumultuous time.
11 year old Deeksha Sashi, a Bookosmian from Chennai, reviews a book about the partition called ‘The Night Diary’ by Veera Hiranandani. Read on!
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Book : The Night Diary
Author : Veera Hiranandani
The Night Diary - A book review

This book is about a twelve-year-old girl Nisha, who is half Muslim and half Hindu.

It’s 1947, and India, newly independent of British rule. It has been separated into two countries: Pakistan and India. The division has created much tension between Hindus and Muslims, and hundreds are killing people due to religious conflicts. Nisha lost her mother when she was young, the riots surrounding the partition will not let them live peacefully. Her father decides that it is too dangerous to stay in Pakistan after the partition so they decide to go to India.

 

She and her family are refugees. They embark on a long and perilous journey.

This is a very poignant tale about war and loss. This book narrates the most terrible period in Indian history in the form of a letters written by Nisha to her deceased mother.

 India-Pakistan partition- The Night Diary - A book review

 

This enlightens readers on how India was during the partition and how refugees suffered through all of it. This is a moving tale that haunts you and makes you wonder how a human being can kill others without thinking twice.

 

 India-Pakistan partition- The Night Diary - A book review

 

This book is appropriate for both adults and teenagers. It teaches how grateful one should be for what one has and how brave and courageous one has to be during tough times.

The book is written in a simple yet fascinating manner. It gets the reader hooked from the very beginning. It is very touching and transports you to that time when the partition of India happened.

This is an amazing story for middle schoolers especially if they are trying to learn about India during 1947.

 

I give this book 5 stars out of 5 and recommend it to ages 11+.

 

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Sketch Drawings To Remember-Joker to Owl | Bookosmia

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Art by Mauli SapamCome join me as I enjoy these stunning paintings by 14 year old Mauli Sapam, a Bookosmian from Ghaziabad, who loves painting on a wide variety of subjects!
She goes to Air force school, Bal Bharti.
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Sudha Murty – How I Taught My Grandmother To Read – Book review | Bookosmia

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Essay by Kavya MehtaWho here is a fan of Sudha Murty? 12 year old Kavya Mehta, a Bookosmian from Mumbai, writes a lovely review and her gleanings from ‘How I taught my grandmother to read and other stories’. Have you read it? Tell us!
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Sudha Murty - How I taught my grandmother how to read - Book review

This book is all about Sudha Murthy-a great author’s experiences, what she has learnt from them and some popular folk tales.

It talks about her real-life incidents which are very inspiring. The book goes through her journey from childhood to adulthood, from her career (corporate) to a compassionate teacher to a critical thinker and from a wife to a mother.

Sudha Murty - How I taught my grandmother how to read - Book review

It is a semi-autobiographical book with 25 beautiful and engaging stories which are motivating and inspiring. This book is recommended to children as well as adults. It has all the experiences, life values and learnings which a person should have at any age. It is a wonderful book which engages and makes the reader desire to read more and more.

Sudha Murty - How I taught my grandmother how to read - Book review

All these stories have touched my heart. Each and every story has at least one life value or learning in them.

Elements such as learning has no age bar, teacher should be respected irrespective of age and gender, books are valuable, you should be caring, egoless, never disrespect people, there is always a start at any age, nothing is impossible, excellence comes by practice not by accident, donate the first best to anyone and not the second best, respect your grandparents, education is essential, always be kind with your guests, your motherland is always your heaven, the real jewellery is education, everything will perish over a period of time – flowers, beauty, food and many others.

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She writes that no person looks beautiful forever. But education brings confidence to your face and that is the real beauty. Some other takeaways from the book are that if one man studies, only one person is educated whereas if one lady studies, the entire family is educated.

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I rate this book 5/5 stars and recommend it to everyone above the age of 9.

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Travel To Switzerland – A Haven For Nature Lovers | Bookosmia

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I can’t wait to pack my bags and head out once the pandemic exits from our lives. Until then let’s read through these wonderful travel memories from kids. Let’s keep our wish lists ready!

 

 

Story by Tasshvi N KillaIt’s Travel Tuesday! 11 year old Tasshvi N Killa, a Bookosmian from Kolkata, takes us to stunning Switzerland! Have you also traveled to an interesting place? Tell us about it!
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Travel to Switzerland - A haven for nature lovers

Travelling is rejuvenating and fun as well. And without any hesitation, I can say that I am a hodophile that is, a true travel lover.

A couple of years ago, I had visited Switzerland with my parents, a place for all kinds of people- nature lovers, hikers, adventurists, among others.

Switzerland is a mountainous country with various cities and we had visited a few of them.

First, we arrived at Interlaken. Interlaken is a mid-size town in the centre of Switzerland and has many different areas- Nord, Sud, Ost, and West(north, south, east, and west respectively) which are directions in German. Swiss German is the language most spoken there.

Travel to Switzerland - A haven for nature lovers

We stayed at Interlaken Ost. It is the gateway to the best hikes, slopes, shops, and restaurants in the region.

There, we experienced the joy of living in a Swiss chalet. It had a personal kitchen, a huge front, and back lawn, a table tennis board, and had beautiful gardening. The house was internally heated and had beautiful interiors.

If one is keen to go on hikes and see the world from above, he can visit Grindelwald which is in Interlaken Sud*(Interlaken South). One of Switzerland’s chief mountaineering, summer, and winter resorts, Grindelwald village is the starting point for climbing the First which is reached by a chair lift of 3,720 ft in length. The valley possesses excellent pastures and fruit trees. One must try the cheese fondue there. People can buy wonderful souvenirs for themselves.

Travel to Switzerland - A haven for nature lovers

From Interlaken, one can take the Swiss rail and go to Zermatt. The Swiss rail has the most punctual service and is one of the most spectacular mountain railways in Europe. Even the station clocks are legendary.
Zermatt, in southern Switzerland’s Valais canton, is a mountain resort renowned for skiing, climbing, and hiking. Its main street, Bahnhofstrasse, is lined with boutique shops, hotels, and restaurants, and also has a lively après-ski scene. There are public outdoor rinks for ice-skating and curling.

From Interlaken, one can also travel to Lucerne.Lucerne, a compact city in Switzerland, known for its preserved medieval architecture, sits amid snow-capped mountains on Lake Lucerne. The city of Lucerne is a popular stop for most people visiting Switzerland. The city is well known for its stunning medieval architecture and its stunning location on the edge of Lake Lucerne amid snow-capped mountains. A modern town today, it still has its quaint old-world charm.

Travel to Switzerland - A haven for nature lovers

When visiting Lucerne, one must take the mesmerizing boat ride on lake Lucerne.  Lake Lucerne is a lake in central Switzerland and the fourth largest in the country.  The view is magnificent. Migrating seagulls are often spotted here.

Travel to Switzerland - A haven for nature lovers

Lucerne is also known for its huge shopping streets and Swiss watches. In the chocolate factory which we visited, my friends and I made chocolate bars and decorated them. The factory was filled with the smells of chocolate. I even learnt about the history of chocolate and ate a lot of choco cubes.

Travel to Switzerland - A haven for nature lovers

From Lucerne, a day trip to Bern can be arranged. Bern is the capital of Switzerland. It is built around a crook in the Aare River. It traces its origins back to the 12th century, with medieval architecture preserved in the Altstadt (Old Town). In Bern, the shopping spree is much more mesmerizing. The cathedrals in Bern were also great.

Travel to Switzerland - A haven for nature lovers

Last but not the least, one can visit Mt Titlis. Titlis is a mountain of the Uri Alps, located on the border between the cantons of Obwalden and Bern. Mount Titlis is one of the highest mountain peaks that one can easily visit in Switzerland. Switzerland is also very popular among Indians as many of India’s blockbuster films were shot there. One is sure to get mesmerized by the beauty of these places.

Switzerland, therefore, caters to all kinds of people- nature lovers, hikers, adventurists, and those who travel as a hobby.
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Essay by AbhishrutiLooking for a good book to read? 13 year old Abhishruti Ghosh, a Bookosmian from Kolkata, is here to give a super suggestion. Here’s her book review on ‘The Heroes of Olympus – The Son of Neptune’. Have you read it? Tell us!
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Weekend Read - Rick Riordan’s ‘The Heroes of Olympus’

The Heroes of Olympus – The son of Neptune, is a book written by Rick Riordan, which has a magical blend of ancient Greek and Roman mythology and also a generic taste of the modern world deftly spun out into the form of a marvellous story.

 

My parents gifted this book to me on Christmas.

 

The story is based in the modern 21st century but the author has his own way of bringing us back to the time of the historic Trojan War.

The story deals with a boy named Percy Jackson who happens to be a demigod- the offspring of a human and a god. He wakes up to find himself in a completely unknown place, unable to remember anything. The book takes us on an unforgettable journey as he travels through the mysterious tunnels of ancient Greek and Roman mythology to find his way through the unknown.

Weekend Read - Rick Riordan’s ‘The Heroes of Olympus’

The main character of the story is Percy Jackson. Percy has been portrayed in the book as a brave, daring and reckless character. He has splendid leadership qualities and happens to be the son of Neptune or Poseidon- the god of the sea. He has an admirable personality and upholds himself as a gallant warrior, having the temerity to encounter any danger.

 

In my view, ‘The Son of Neptune’ is a fiction which makes us realise the importance of bravery, friendship and unity which are the more important things in life. In the story, Percy’s bravery and loyalty eventually helps him find out his true identity.

Weekend Read - Rick Riordan’s ‘The Heroes of Olympus’

The story is written in modern style and language and also includes a touch of light entertainment and satirical remarks.

 

I would like to recommend this book to all children aged 10 or above as a must read.

 

On a scale of 1-5, this book deserves a rating of 4.8 out of 5 and also deserves to be an asset of your preference.

 

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Story by Riddhima MishraToday is Hiroshima Day. Do you know why this day is so important? 8 year old Riddhima Misra, a Bookosmian from Kalyan tells us with a beautiful drawing why we should never take peace for granted.
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Hiroshima Day - No more wars, let’s maintain peace
Hiroshima Day is observed on August 6th every year. It aims to promote peace. This day is a reminder of the bombing attack on Hiroshima by the United States during World War II.
In 1945, the United States dropped an atomic bomb on the city of Hiroshima. The nuclear bomb that was dropped in Hiroshima city was named ‘Little Boy’. Three days later, on August 9, the second bomb was dropped in Nagasaki. The nuclear bomb that was dropped in Nagasaki city was named ‘Fat man’.
The explosions killed thousands of people. Apart from the killings, the Japanese also suffered from terrible burns and radiation sickness.
Hiroshima day aims to raise awareness about the dangers of nuclear weapons and nuclear energy.
This sad incident reminds us to put peace first every day.
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Aaditri story of Dusshera festivals with Sara BookosmiaNeerja Bhanot is a real life heroine. Do you know about her incredible sacrifice to save others? 10 year old Aaditri Paul, a Bookosmian from Kolkata, reviews the movie ‘Neerja’ which was made on her and tells us why we should know about her.
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Movies are the best companions to overcome boredom and this was especially true during the lockdown.

One movie that inspired me a lot is the one in which a brave lady sacrificed herself for other’s lives. Want to know the story in brief? Let me tell you!

Neerja Bhanot was born on 7th September 1963 in Chandigarh. She applied for a flight attendant job with Pan Am. After further selection she went to Miami, Florida for training to be a flight attendant but returned as a pursuer. She was traveling in Pan Am 73 flight as a head pursuer. The plane had stopped in Karachi, Pakistan for a stopover.

Neerja - Movie review

 

Some Pakistani terrorists hijacked the plane during the stopover. Neerja Bhanot was shot while saving three children in the hijacked Pan Am 73 flight. She died on September 5, 1986, just two days before her 23rd birthday.

The terrorists killed 20 passengers including 2 Americans and over 100 people on board were injured badly. She was the youngest lady to receive the Ashok Chakra Award and many other awards by different countries and governments.

The movie Neerja was a tribute to her bravery. It was released in 2016, directed by Ram Madhvani. The lead role of Neerja was played by Sonam Kapoor. This movie teaches us the importance of sacrificing for others too as it is also a source of happiness.

 

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I have been inspired by this movie a lot and I can bet that you will be too. It is said that “To give anything less than your best, is to sacrifice the gift.” And I too believe that a great achievement starts with a little sacrifice.

 

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So do think of others as you think of yourself too.
I give this movie 4 stars out of 5 and recommend it to ages 9+.
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MS DHONI – The Untold Story – Movie Review By A 12 Year Old | Bookosmia

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Essay by Anant MohtaThere is so much to learn from sport isn’t it? 12 year old Anant Mohta, a Bookosmian from Howrah, reviews the movie ‘MS Dhoni – the untold story’ for us. What is your favourite movie? Tell us!
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MS DHONI - the untold story - Movie review

Indian cinema has produced many gems.

But the one movie that is extremely close to my heart is MS Dhoni: the untold story. It is the story of a cricketer we all know – MS Dhoni, a small boy from Ranchi who grew up to be the most loved cricketer in India.

The movie talks about the boy’s financial struggles and the problems he faced as a kid.

The most prominent thing I learnt from the movie was the never give up attitude. The boy, despite being bullied and under pressure to choose a clerical job, persevered with his career in cricket and became very successful later.

 

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Moreover, I also learnt that it is not the physical and financial condition but the passion for something that decides your future. The boy despite being from a small town in Jharkhand became one of the most successful players in international cricket.

It was the (late) Sushant Singh Rajput who played this gem of a role. Sushant was one of the most loved actors across the Bollywood industry.

 

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In addition to this, I would like to mention a quote from the film which has become my success mantra

“Thode se mein khush hone wala mein se nahi hai ye mahiyaa”

(Mahi is not someone who will be satisfied with little).

I rate this movie 5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for all ages.

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Madhubani Art – Painting Vegetables Grown In India | Bookosmia

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Art by S VigneshHave you tried the Madhubani style of painting? 13 year old S Vignesh, a Bookosmian from Chennai, is fascinated with it and sends us his beautiful work depicting a collection of vegetables along with these thoughts on this art form. Send us your art work!
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Madhubani art - Painting vegetables grown in India

Art in the form of paintings and sculpture is a form of expression of human emotions and social realities.

The Madhubani painting is famous for its use of natural elements. Traditionally, this painting was crafted using natural colours. All colours were extracted from plant leaves, flowers, fruits and other parts of plants.

Here I have tried to paint vegetables native to India.

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It’s Not Ok- An eBook by young Bookosmians

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‘Its not ok’ eBook is a powerful compilation of stunning writings by young writers of Bookosmia who have chosen to use their talents to call out prevailing discrimination in the world and closer at home in India, from the stigma around menstruation to  the refugee crisis, these bright youngsters tackle the issues with passion and an optimistic view that can only come from the youth.

And we couldn’t have asked for a more credible person to endorse it, than the changemaker  Gaurang Raval, Ashoka Fellow and Clinton Fellowship awardee.

Yosha Gupta, Founder & CEO of MeMeraki, a company on a mission to revive Indian art,  compliments the use of Indian art for illustrating the difficult topics in this book.

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The Martian- A Wonderful Book Review | Bookosmia

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Here is a wonderful review of the popular sci-fi book The Martian from 2011, by 13 year old young reader Amogh. The book was adapted into a movie too.

the martian book review by Amogh

 

13 year old Amogh D A goes to Evergreen Middle School, Redmond, Washington.

 

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the martian book review

Book- The Martian

Author- Andy Weir

I was pretty curious about the book when I saw the cover page because there was a man in a spacesuit with sand floating all around him.

I got the book from a library near my house. And I got it because I wanted to find out how Mark Watney survived on Mars.

The Martian is a science fiction novel written by Andy Weir. This book was released in 2011 and it almost seems believable. The book is 385 pages long.

The story plot is based in 2035, when the crew of NASA’s Ares 3 mission have arrived on Mars to stay for a month and discover new vital information about Mars. But after six sols (a day on Mars) an intense dust and windstorm arrives and is a threat to the Mars Ascent Vehicle (MAV). And because of this, the crew is forced to evacuate and in the hurried evacuation, an antenna pole breaks and pierces Mark Watney. Due to this, Mark’s radio stops working. That means he has no sort of communication with his crew members.

This is a big problem because he was blown out of sight by the storm and was presumed dead. Because the storm is threatening the MAV more than ever, Commander Lewis decides to take off without completing the search for Mark Watney. However, Mark Watney is not dead. He is stranded alone on Mars. And he does not even have a radio. This means he has no sort of communication with his crew or NASA. Is there any chance for this lone astronaut to make it back to earth safely?

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They start to execute it when they encounter their first and only problem. The rocket was moving too fast. Due to this they would miss Mark Watney. And to fix this they had to blast an airlock to make it move slower. To know what happens next, read the book.

There is a movie based on this book. It is, as you may have guessed, the title of the book, ‘The Martian’. I have watched the movie but I like the book more because the book explains every one of Mark’s decisions in a more structured manner and gives better clarity. The movie also doesn’t show all the parts that are there in the book.

The Martian - A wonderful Book review

The main character of the book is an American astronaut, Mark Watney, who gets stranded on Mars, alone, and must improvise in order to face and survive every challenge that comes his way. He has to do everything on his own. He has a very less quantity of food, so he decides to grow potatoes on the Martian soil. He also burns hydrazine to make water for the plants. Mark doesn’t give up and starts to think about ways he could get rescued. And the most efficient one was to go to the Ares 4 landing site.

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My favorite part of the book was when Mark Watney set up the Pathfinder and had a stable connection with Earth. This gave the story a twist because Mark not only had a connection with NASA but everybody on Earth. But that doesn’t mean he can be easily rescued. After a sequence of events that need to fall in place, he gets in contact with NASA. NASA appreciates his intelligence so far. They decide to send him a care package with food, water and other supplies but the rocket with all the supplies explodes. Later, the only idea NASA has it let the Ares 3 crew know that Mark is alive and ask Ares 3 crew to go back to Mars orbit and pick him up. The Ares 3 crew is ecstatic to know that Mark is alive and accept the plan. They start to execute it when they encounter their first and only problem. The rocket was moving too fast. Due to this, they would miss Mark Watney. And to fix this they had to blast an airlock to make it move slower. To know what happens next, read the book.

I would recommend this book and  give it 4 out of 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐  

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Weekend Getaway – Visiting A Strawberry Farm | Bookosmia

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I can’t wait to pack my bags and head out once the pandemic exits from our lives. Until then let’s read through these wonderful travel memories from kids. Let’s keep our wish lists ready!

 

Nature with Sara stories for kids by Shreeda Germany BookosmiaHave you ever been to a farm? 9 year old Shreeda Thakkar, a Bookosmian from Hannover, Germany went to a strawberry farm and seems to have had a berry berry happy day!
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I woke up in the morning I was so thrilled to skip to the strawberry farm and pick up some strawberries, my friends were coming too!

My parents and I took the train and then we jumped on the bus and we marched along the pathway for 10 minutes heading towards the farm. As we walked we saw beautiful trees and houses. Now we were on the bridge and we saw a strawberry on the path!

Weekend getaway - Visiting a strawberry farm

Finally we crossed the bridge and waited for my friends to come, but then I was bored and clicked some pictures of a strawberry cow and I even made a riddle out of it ” Who poops strawberry poop and gives us fresh strawberry milkshake?” and the answer is a strawberry cow.

Weekend getaway - Visiting a strawberry farm

I sat on the strawberry cow seat. It was quite hot.

I was patting a strawberry cow I wanted to hop on it but the cow was wobbling as it was not made out of strong material like wood.

Being with the cow was so fun even though it was not real. I wanted to pick the strawberries so I grabbed the two clean baskets and gave one to my mom and we started walking between the strawberry bushes to pick the strawberries.

Weekend getaway - Visiting a strawberry farm

I filled my basket with the strawberries and thought I had many but I looked in my basket there were very few and I looked at my mom’s basket it was full of them!

Look at the big juicy strawberries! There were so many strawberry bushes.

This is my basket but the good thing was it was empty so I could take more time and enjoy the strawberries and my mom was eating the strawberries then after some time she went back to play with my baby brother and talk with my dad.

Weekend getaway - Visiting a strawberry farm

I ate so many strawberries until my tummy was saying “I need no more”, hahaha! I was having lots of fun.

Finally, one of my friends came, his name was Arnav and couldn’t find any strawberries ( just like me) so l helped him out along with that we chatted through the way. After five minutes my other friend came, his name was Rohan. Soon all our baskets were full. Then we played so many games!

We were walking over the bridge and we finally reached to the bus stand and we were in the bus after couple of stops we hopped off and jumped on the train and finally we reached home.

My mom made strawberry jam and…

Weekend getaway - Visiting a strawberry farm

strawberry cake …….

Weekend getaway - Visiting a strawberry farm

and strawberry milkshake , l drank it all up .

They were all tasty.

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Free Hand Drawing – Bright Colours To Cheer You | Bookosmia

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Read with Sara essay on river Dhakshitha from Chennai BookosmiaWhat’s the best thing about art? 7 year old Dhakshitha C, a Bookosmian from Chennai, loves bright colours! Check out her lovely art pieces!
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 I always love bright and cheerful colors.So I tried painting and I loved it. This painting is called ‘Mountains in the dark’.
Free hand drawing - Bright colours to cheer you
Painting is lots of fun and every stroke is fun for me. This is my special cup cake.
Free hand drawing - Bright colours to cheer you
Another reason why I like painting is that we can do anything we want and be creative. This painting is called ‘Colourful world behind bars’.
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Environment – Tall Trees In An Enchanted Forest | Bookosmia

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Art by Rishita KhemkaForests are fascinating, aren’t they? 9 year old Rishita Khemka, a Bookosmian from Bangalore, certainly thinks so! Check out her art work!
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Environment - Tall trees in an enchanted forest
This is a painting of trees in an enchanted forest. Next to the trees is a river! The reflection of the trees is shown in the river. I used cardboard, a toothbrush, earbuds, paintbrushes and paint to make this painting. I really enjoyed making the trees! I had quite a pleasant experience making this painting!
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Wonder Woman 1984 Movie Review – An Inspiring Female Superhero | Bookosmian

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Movie review by Drea SujeetWho is your favourite superhero? 11 year old Drea Sujeet, a Bookosmian from Mysore, cannot stop raving about Wonder Woman, and the message she conveys through her powerful character in the movie. Have you seen it?
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  Movie: Wonder Woman 1984 

Released: 2020

Directed by: Patty Jenkins

Wonder Woman 1984 movie review - An inspiring female superhero

Recently, I watched a DC movie, Wonder Woman 1984. I liked this movie very much. It portrays woman power and the fact that even women can be superheroes, just like a Batman and Superman.

 

I have very few comic books of Wonder Woman, but I have watched the movies. I like DC superheroes so much that I also have all their action figures, out of which Wonder Woman is my favorite. She is a superhero that stands by truth, love and wonder. I found the movie very inspiring.

 

The basic plot revolves around Diana a.k.a Wonder Woman who has to fight against two people, Maxwell Lord and Barbara Minerva, a friend turned foe. Barbara is upset with her life because nobody pays attention to her and is not popular amongst the people. Hence, she desires to be like her new friend, Diana Prince, who is very talented, confident, beautiful and positive, not as a superhero, but in normal life. But as they say ‘be careful what you wish for’.

 

Wonder Woman 1984 movie review - An inspiring female superhero

 

Barbara gains powers like Wonder Woman. However, Barbara uses her powers to side with the evil, Maxwell Lord.

 

Juggling between two villains isn’t easy, but Diana does it. The movie was indeed slow, but the inspiration and messages from the movie are unforgettable.

 

Wonder Woman 1984 movie review - An inspiring female superhero

 

The moral I got from this movie, is that you have to work very hard to achieve something. For instance, Maxwell Lord just wishes to be a wish granter and gets carried away with it. He gets so lost in his wrong doings that he creates nuclear bombs and even declares a war on Russia.

 

The phrases I liked in the movie are ‘nothing good is born from lies’, ‘the truth is bigger than everyone, ‘the world was a beautiful place just as it was, and you cannot have all of it. You can only have the truth. Truth is beautiful’ and, last but not the least, ‘you have a strong power in you. Stop doubting yourself. These inspiring words were spoken by an inspiring superhero. I loved the way Wonder Woman convinces Maxwell Lord to be on the good path, especially for his son.

 

Wonder Woman 1984 movie review - An inspiring female superhero

 

In conclusion, truth is a bigger hero than any of us. In the end, the truth shall always win, no matter what.

This movie is the best example of the power that women hold. This sheds light on the most needed topic today, truth.

We should thank god for creating such a great world and shouldn’t destroy it with lies, cruelness and disarray. Just imagine a world, full of happiness, truth, unity and love. Can you believe how much this world is going to change? As Diana once said ‘sometimes you can’t see what you’re learning until you come out to the other side.’

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I give this movie 4/5 stars and recommend it to ages 10+.

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Doodle Art – Circles, Spirals And Lots Of Fun | Bookosmia

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Art with Sara Saanvi Agarwal Kolkata BookosmiaWhat’s better than masala noodle? 11 year old Saanvi Agarwal, a Bookosmian from Kolkata, tells us in this cute poem and art work! So cool!
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Doodle art - Circles, spirals and lots of fun

You know how much I love to doodle
Hmm..a little more than masala noodle

A circle that moves into a swirl
Best describes the doodle world

Spirals, packed circles, flowers galore
Each design I separately adore.

Triangles,zigzag crisscross lines
Do whatever that comes to your mind

Doodling relaxes my brain
And throws all my boredom in the drain

Doodling is my passion, it is an emotion
Someday I aspire to take it as a profession.

 

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Mother’s Day Digital Art

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Do check out this fabulous display by 11 year old Vaishnavi Vinod Kumar, a Bookosmian from Sharjah.
Digital Art by Vaishnavi Vinod Kumar
Vaishnavi chooses the digital art medium to express her gratitude for mothers.
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For Mother’s Day in May, I made two drawings showing a mother’s love for a child.
Digital Art mother
A mother’s love is what  establishes trust and intimacy in a child’s life.
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Simple Joys – Fly Away Kite! | Bookosmia

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Art by BaivabWhat makes you happy? 7 year old Baivab Pattanayak, a Bookosmian from Cuttack, paints the sight that fills him up with joy.
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Simple joys - Fly away kite!
I don’t know how to fly kites but feel very happy to see it flying….
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Doodle Art – Making Alphabets Fun | Bookosmia

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Art by Navya KyalHave you tried alphabet doodles? 10 year old Navya Kyal, a Bookosmian from Kolkata, loves detailing them. Check it out!
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I did my doodle of the alphabet N, a few months back when I just joined my mandala classes. I had a lot of fun doing it and had to be focused to make the smallest details in that doodle.
Doodle Art - Making alphabets fun
As my name starts with an N and I love doing letter doodles, I really wanted to do a N doodle. When I showed everyone my N doodle they were shocked! They didn’t know that I could draw so well.
I started making even more doodles and mandalas which were getting better and better!
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Dinosaur Species – The Humming Dino | Bookosmia

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Art by Riddhima JainPresenting a new species of dinosaur – The Hummingsaurous! Check out the note on this innovative dinosaur along with art work by 8 year old Riddhima Jain, a Bookosmian from Delhi. Can you invent your own species? Tell us!
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Once there lived a stegosaurus. It was different from others. It liked humming birds. One day, when it woke up early morning, its’ mouth turned into a beak.

Next day, it’s long tail became long feathers, but its’ size did not change. It was now a rare species of dinosaur!

Everyone called it the hummingsaurous. But the only problem was it could only suck nectar off flowers, but that could not fill its tummy.  Sadly it remained hungry most of the time.

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Flash of Fiction – eBook by Kids | Bookosmia

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Read with Sara icon BookosmiaDear readers,

This is exciting! We have always believed that creativity can strike anywhere and here is an example of that. Taking a photograph as a story prompt, the young writers of this book (who are all less than 12 years old) impress us with their interpretations and tightly-packed story telling that keep us engrossed throughout.

 

This book is testament to what youngsters, if given mentorship and the right platform, can deliver. We congratulate and thank Tale Spin, our partner on this project, for their efforts and support. Many thanks to the brilliant photographer, writer and RJ Nishant Gadhavi for writing a foreword for this book.

 

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Big Blue Ocean – The Secret Treasures It Holds | Bookosmia

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Art by LakshayaaWhat secrets do you think the ocean is hiding? 12 year old Lakshayaa S, a Bookosmian from Bangalore, shows us her thoughts through a colourful painting. Can you guess what all she has drawn?
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Big blue ocean - The secret treasures it holds
The ocean is filled with secrets and treasures.
I wish to show those treasures to you all by my drawing.
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Drawing For Kids – Dinosaur Crayon Art | Bookosmia

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Art by Ayaan GuptaAyaan Gupta, a Bookosmian from Delhi, is a budding artist at age 5! Check out his beautiful crayon paintings!
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I love dinosaurs.
Drawing for kids - Dinosaur crayon art
All colours are beautiful.
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‘Prince with a Paintbrush’ Bookosmian’s Review

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Children’s books are crafted with a lot of love and excitement by authors. And while reviews for the book come from other authors, media, publishers and even parents, very rarely do they come from the kids themselves, for whom the book is written.
As a ‘for kids, by kids’ platform, Bookosmia likes to complete this feedback loop. Having published over 1800 kids from 120+ locations worldwide, we firmly believe that young readers and writers deserve to be heard.
It was a delight to have the author Shobha Tharoor Srinivasan interact with our young readers in the Bookosmia room on Bakstage app and answer their unfiltered questions in the most endearing way. Here is a compilation of unfiltered reviews by young readers of Bookosmia who have chosen to use their love for reading and talent of writing to share their feedback.

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Nature Drawings – The Magic Of Imagination | Bookosmia

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Art by ShambhaviI love to admire the art work of my friends and read the interesting reasons why they chose to do them. Here is one such fascinating collection of art and messages by 7 year old Bookosmian, Shambhavi from Bangalore. Send me yours!

 

 

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I imagine a world where cars are flying, colourful trees, flying fish, purple sun and orange clouds. I imagine a world filled with my own choice of colours where everything is clean and magical.

 

Nature drawings - The magic of imagination

 

This art is my imagination of the magical secrets of the ocean.  I have used watercolours and oil pastels to create this effect.

The magic of underwater has always attracted me. I sometimes imagine myself diving into deep water and watching it all myself. I dream of colourful corals, fishes, octopus and many different type of creatures.

In this painting I have tired to imagine and create the underwater world scene.

 

Nature drawings - The magic of imagination

 

This art work is inspired by the beauty of nature which is filled with so many colours.

I collected all these nature elements and have created a colorful landscape to celebrate colours scattered all around us on our earth.

Nature drawings - The magic of imagination

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Art by S Vignesh 13 year old S Vignesh, a Bookosmian from Chennai, loves doodling. Check out this beautiful pop art. Do you doodle as well? Send us!
He goes to NSN Memorial school.

 

 

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I like doodling cartoon characters.
Art-Doodle art - Colourful collage
Art-Doodle art - Colourful collage
My favourite APJ Abdul Kalam quote is “You have to dream before your dreams come true.”
Art-Doodle art - Colourful collage
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Art Ideas For Kids – Bubble Calligraphy | Bookosmia

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Art by UjjalSara here. Almost 6 year old Ujjal Bothra, a Bookosmian from Kolkata, tried bubble calligraphy and loved it! Do you also enjoy doing it? Tell us!
He goes to Birla High School.
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I loved making this art work.
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The Secrets Of The Ocean | Bookosmia

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Art by Ritisha GhoshWhat secrets do you think lie in the ocean? 8 year old Ritisha Ghosh, a Bookosmian from Hyderabad, expresses them through her art!
She goes to World One School.
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The ocean is filled with treasures. Here’s how I imagine it to be.
The secrets of the ocean
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Autistic Pride Day – My Neurodiverse Friend And I Are Not That Different | Bookosmia

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Sara and Madhav Not that differentHey, Sara here with my new friend, Madhav.

Madhav is on the autism spectrum. He does certain things differently that get me thinking, but I realize that we are ‘not that different’ after all!

 

Read with Sara stories for kids by kids R.S.Anandita Chennai BookosmiaToday is Autistic Pride day! 12 year old R S Anandita, a Bookosmian from Chennai writes a powerful essay about what it means to have a friend on the autism spectrum.
She goes to NSN Chitlapakam.
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Autism is not any kind of superpower! Autistic children are not that different.

 

I have a friend who is different from me and I don’t treat her any differently. We both do the same kind of stuff that neurotypical friends would do.

Autistic Pride Day - My neurodiverse friend and I are not that different

 

Since my friend is on the spectrum, I would:

 

• Not judge her actions
• See her as real
• Not urge her to enjoy whatever I do because if I do she will start to feel like an impostor
• Be there for her
• Raise hope for her future

I want to tell you about my friend who is on the spectrum.

 

I met her in my 2nd grade, but since I wasn’t cognizant about autism those days, I didn’t give much importance to her. I frequently saw her sitting quietly in one corner and not talking to anyone.

 

Autistic Pride Day - My neurodiverse friend and I are not that different

Once I reached my seventh grade she was in my class again! Coincidence, of course! As days passed I came to know a lot about autism and special children.

Then I started conversing with her and liked her a lot! Days went on and my half yearly exams were nearing and my teacher asked me to pair up with her and help her study. I agreed enthusiastically! We both studied together in the free time and had a great time.

Autistic Pride Day - My neurodiverse friend and I are not that different

Sadly, the exams got cancelled due to covid but I am hoping that she is empowering herself and making use of this lockdown.

During certain days, I would see her getting bullied by the children in my school and she would start to cry. My friends and I would console and confront the children and make them understand her situation.

Autistic Pride Day - My neurodiverse friend and I are not that different

I also remember my birthday where she gifted me a sweet note with a photo of both of us! I revere that gift!

Here’s to many more years of our everlasting friendship!

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Drawing For Kids – Transport and Scenery | Bookosmia

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Art by Arthavit Mohanty7 year old Arthavit Mohanty, a Bookosmian from Cuttack, is a bright young artist who takes inspiration from his surroundings.
He goes to DAV Public School, Rajabagicha, Cuttack, Odisha.
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A scenery on my TV:- I see the world through these two remotes.
Drawing for kids - Transport and Scenery
Mama and I – We went on a boat ride in Chilika Lake.
Drawing for kids - Transport and Scenery
My blue train – It has so many wheels that I could not count!
Drawing for kids - Transport and Scenery
My green aero plane – It is Google’s aero plane. So its’ color is green, blue and red.
Drawing for kids - Transport and Scenery
Peacock- The peacock with beautiful wings is sitting on a branch.
Drawing for kids - Transport and Scenery

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Bookosmia Magazine Jun’21- For Kids, By Kids

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We are thrilled (nope..that’s not the word), super duper deliriously rapturous (yup), to present to you…drum roll please…the first ever issue of ‘Bookosmia’ – A magazine for kids, by kids!

Yes, you heard it right! Right from ideas, content, illustrations, photographs to design – this magazine is being brought to you by young Bookosmians who are taking the world by storm with their creativity.

An issue brimming with unputdownable content, we hope this will bring joy to you during these trying times.

Stay safe, dear readers! Read below or download Bookosmia magazine 

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Art Showcase – The Werewolf On A Full Moon Night | Bookosmia

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Art by Kavin Kumar10 year old Kavin Kumar from Delhi discovered his love for painting and sketching during the pandemic and he shares his beautiful art work with us. Have you also been making art? Do share!
He goes to OPG world school, Dwarka.
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I was a bit hesitant to do artwork in the beginning because of how it could go wrong or how much time it takes but I started to enjoy it after some time. 
Art showcase

Now, I like to draw once every week because it is so much fun.

Art showcase

 

I choose something different in my artwork every time.

 

Art showcase

 

It gets boring creating the same thing again and again. So if I do a bird drawing one day, the next day I will draw something like animals.

 

Art showcase

 

While creating my artwork,I tend to feel bored as it takes a lot of time.

 

Art showcase

 

When half of it is done, I start to get excited and when finished, I am very proud of what I have achieved. 

 

Art showcase

 

One of my artworks that, I think, tells a story is ‘The Wolf’ – The wolf is howling, trying to find his pack on a full moon night. He can be a person who was bitten by a werewolf and turned into one.

 

Art showcase

 

My favourite artwork is the cat and the butterfly artwork (Titled ‘Friends’). It was the first animal drawing I made, it was really detailed and I had a lot of fun creating the butterfly, filling it with patterns.

 

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But my favourite painting work with colours was the sea painting which was filled with lots of colours. It was my first drawing of the sea and I liked making the waves in a different form.

 

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Lockdown Learning – Art From Online Tutorials | Bookosmia

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Art by Kavya Agrawal8-year-old Kavya Agrawal from Goa utilized the lockdown time to learn oil pastel work from videos online! How cool! Do check her art!
She goes to the King’s School.
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When lockdown was announced, we had to stay in a hotel for 68 days as my father was working there. Immediately we bought a 3×3 Rubik cube and one Hula hoop ring from the shop. I thought I will learn them in the hotel to pass my time.

I also learnt art work like drawing / Sketching / 3D Art / Oil Pastel art work during this time.

 

Lockdown learning - Art from online tutorials

Lockdown learning - Art from online tutorials
Lockdown learning - Art from online tutorials
Lockdown learning - Art from online tutorials
Lockdown learning - Art from online tutorials
Lockdown learning - Art from online tutorials
Lockdown learning - Art from online tutorials

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Flower Drawings – Why I Love Them | Bookosmia

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Art by Ayaan Agarwal6 year old Ayaan Agarwal, a Bookosmian from Kolkata, has a keen interest in art and his favorite subject is flowers! What’s your favourite thing to draw?
He goes to La Martiniere for Boys.

 

 

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These are colourful flowers and shrubs from my backyard.

Art- Flower drawings - why I love them

 

 

I call this painting – Chirps and Blossom.

Art- Flower drawings - why I love them

The beauty of a rose.

Art- Flower drawings - why I love them

 

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Nature Art – Sunsets, Rocks And The Blue Ocean | Bookosmia

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Art by Advik 9 year old Advik Gupta from Jaipur has made some wonderful art during the lockdown and shares it with us. Would you like to share your work too? 

He goes to Teoler High School.
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Nature Art - Sunsets, rocks and the blue ocean
Nature Art - Sunsets, rocks and the blue ocean
Nature Art - Sunsets, rocks and the blue ocean
Nature Art - Sunsets, rocks and the blue ocean
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Toy Truck – Easy Drawing For Kids | Bookosmia

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Poem by Wrishik Ghosh5.5 year old Wrishik Ghosh from Kolkata draws a cute picture of a truck full of toys! What’s your favourite toy? Send us your drawing!

Wrishik is a student of Birla High School

 

 

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This is a big truck carrying toy boxes for all of us.
Toy truck - Easy drawing for kids
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Sunset View At The Beach | Bookosmia

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Art by Spoorthi12 year old Spoorthi Shenoy B, a Bookosmian from Bangalore paints a picture we all want to see – a sunset view of the beach!
She goes to Little Flower Public School.

 

 

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This is a drawing of the blue waters of a beach, the red sand, at sunset. That’s where I want to be right now!
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Kolkata – Painting The City Of Joy | Bookosmia

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Art by Anaisha DagaGive it up for 7 year old Anaisha Daga from, a Bookosmian Kolkata who has a keen eye for details. Check her art out!
She goes to Modern High School for girls.

 

 

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Enjoying the sunset view of my beautiful Kolkata- City of Joy, as I sail down the river Ganges.
Kolkata - Painting the city of joy
Enjoying a summer afternoon in my garden.
Kolkata - Painting the city of joy
Hello Cherry Blossoms!
Kolkata - Painting the city of joy
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Painting The Seasons Of Nature | Bookosmia

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Art by Rishita Khemka9 year old Rishita Khemka, a Bookosmian from Bangalore is a painter in whose hands, nature comes alive! Check out her art and her thoughts.
She goes to Greenwood high international school.
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I tried my hands at perspective art. I really enjoyed using the different shades of green colour and the effect of light on the painting. It’s a beautiful countryside winter morning which I have tried to capture in my painting.
Painting the seasons of nature
This one is one of my favourite paintings. It shows the fall season in the United States of America. It was a great experience exploring the fall colours and the reflection of the sun on the river.
Painting the seasons of nature
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Thank You Eric Carle | Bookosmia

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Book Review with Sara of Harry the dirty dog by K.S.Rithik ChennaiThis week, the world lost Eric Carle, the author-illustrator of beloved children’s book, ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’. 8 year old K S Rithik, a Bookosmian from Chennai pays him a special tribute with his painting.

He is a student of NSN memorial senior secondary school, Chitlapakkam.

 

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Thank you Eric Carle for your wonderful books especially ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ which I read in school.
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Scuba Diving At Maldives | Bookosmia

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I can’t wait to pack my bags and head out once the pandemic exits from our lives. Until then let’s read through these wonderful travel memories from kids. Let’s keep our wish lists ready!

 

 

travel story by Vaibhav Giani14 year old Vaibhav Giani, a Bookosmian from Kolkata tried out scuba diving at Maldives and encountered a reef shark! 😱 Do read to know what happened next!
He is a student of Word Munchers and goes to La Martiniere for Boys.
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Scuba diving at Maldives

My sister and I reclined on the sun lounges sipping coconut water in a Maldives resort. About half an hour was left before we had to go to the dive shop, put on our diving suits and plunge into the ocean for our first ever dive.

Both of us were very excited but nervous at the same time. After having a short conversation, we took our cycles and rode off across the island to the diving centre where we met our instructor who was preparing our oxygen tanks.

 

We quickly put on our dive suits, took our diving equipment and hopped on to the local hand made boat which was beautifully decorated with native colours.

 

Scuba diving at Maldives

 

 

We first had to do a practice dive near the shore to get accustomed to the equipment.I quickly jumped into the water where my instructor was already waiting. He made me understand a few signs through which we could communicate inside the water and told me to wear the regulator which would allow me to breathe underwater.

 

He then adjusted the pressure of my diving suit which allowed me to slowly go deeper into the water. We went down to about 2 metres where he further gave me instructions and taught me how to manage my suit underwater and what to do in case of an emergency situation.

 

We then came back on the boat for a long twenty minute ride which would take us to our diving spot. During the boat journey, my instructor and I struck an interesting conversation about fishing and how the Maldives government had banned large scale fishing of whales which had become an endangered animal.

 

We soon reached the diving spot and that’s when my heart started beating at 100 miles an hour. My legs started shaking and my throat dried out. I quickly gulped down some water and stood at the edge of the boat.

 

I closed my eyes, took God’s name and just jumped into the water. I quickly put on my oxygen regulator, adjusted the pressure of my diving suit and started going down

 

Scuba diving at Maldives

 

 

As I went below the surface, I saw a whole new form of life. I was mesmerized by my surroundings. Fish of all kinds were swimming with me. I had just started to admire my surroundings when suddenly I felt a pain and pressure in my ear. I had completely forgotten to equalise my ears and the trainer had specifically told me to do so.

In less than a second, the pressure just increased exponentially and it felt as if my ears were about to burst any second. I grabbed my nose as fast as I could, blocked it and then tried to breathe through it, which allowed my ears to equalise to the pressure underwater. I felt a sigh of relief.

 

Scuba diving at Maldives

 

 

I continued to go deeper and deeper until I reached about 17 metres below sea level. The surroundings were just mesmerising. Corals of all shapes and sizes, both poisonous and non poisonous ones swayed from side to side with the ocean current.

 

Fishes shimmied around me gently touching my body which made me feel a tickle through my body. The pop and click sounds which the fish made while eating also seemed extremely tranquil.

 

I was just looking around when suddenly I saw a reef shark heading straight towards me. I was briefed about this earlier and was told to stay as calm as possible in such a situation as reef sharks are not interested in harming humans. Staying calm when a shark is approaching you is much easier said than done.

 

Scuba diving at Maldives

 

 

My body twitched and became stiff, I felt as if my heart was sinking and I closed my eyes.I could feel as if the shark was right next to my body. I was shaking. After a few seconds, I opened my eyes slowly and saw that the shark had changed direction and was not interested in me anymore.

 

I was just about to come back up to the surface when I saw a school of manta rays swim right past me which also sent shivers down my body. Slowly, I started to come back to the surface from where I climbed up on the boat and went back to the island.

Scuba diving at Maldives

 

This experience of mine while travelling was definitely one that would remain with me for the rest of my life. The peace and calmness I experienced underwater was serene.

I thoroughly enjoyed my experience of scuba diving and hope to dive many more times again.

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Butterflies And Flowers – Art work | Bookosmia

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Art by Urjita Saha11 year old Urjita Saha, a Bookosmian from Kolkata loves butterflies! Check out her drawings and her thoughts about them! Do you also love butterflies? Tell us!
She goes to Ashok Hall Girl’s Higher Secondary School.
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This drawing is done without using any pencil. This is one of my best drawings. Flowers are one of the most beautiful gifts given to us by nature.
Their different colours and the beautiful fragrance is what makes flowers desirable to human beings.
Butterflies and flowers - Art work
This is also a beautiful drawing done by me. Butterflies are very beautiful in appearance. A butterfly is born as an egg.It is found in many colours. Butterfly is my favourite insect.
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A Holiday To Bangkok | Bookosmia

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Book Review by Atharva Agarwal Kolkata Bookosmia6 year old Atharva Agarwal, a Bookosmian from Kolkata recalls some memorable moments spent with his family on a holiday in Bangkok. What’s your favourite holiday?
Congrats to Word Munchers for nurturing his creativity. He goes to La Martiniere for Boys.

 

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A holiday to Bangkok

 

My favourite holiday was a trip to Bangkok with my loving parents in the year 2017.

 

Excited as I was, I helped my parents pack the luggage. We reached our destination in two hours by aeroplane.

 

The hotel car escorted us from the airport to the Novotel Hotel. It was a luxurious hotel and we enjoyed staying and relaxing there.

 

A holiday to Bangkok

 

Our Bangkok trip was a well organised guided tour.

First, we visited the famous and much awaited Dinosaur Park. It was a thrilling experience to see the animated dinosaurs roaring and learning about them.

A holiday to Bangkok

Next morning, we went to the water park to enjoy water rides, playing and splashing water the whole day.

A holiday to Bangkok

Then we went to the amusement park, laughing and giggling on the rides.

 

Watching the aquatic life in the theme park was also quite fun.

 

My father and I enjoyed munching on snacks while my mother was busy shopping.

 

I like to go on such adventurous trips with my family.

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Telling My Stories Through Art | Bookosmia

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Art by AmeyaPrepare to be stunned by the art work of 13 year old Bookosmian from Hyderabad, Ameya. Read on to check her art work and her thoughts about creating them.
She goes to Sri Sathya Sai Vidhya Vihaar, Hyderabad.
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I love to draw and express my thoughts through my art. I like to work with different color combinations, mediums and styles. I wish to be a good artist.
Telling my stories through art
I really like to use colour pencils to draw. I also draw cartoons. I am fond of water colours and have made many works using watercolours.
Telling my stories through art

Art gives me pleasure and it helps me feel relaxed and happy. If I start a drawing I get immersed in the drawing until my arm starts to ache!

I like to try different mediums and explore many techniques. I have done many acrylic paintings but I really want to do an oil painting one day. I really want my art to be realistic and proportional.

Telling my stories through art

 

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Something About Me by Aditi Sowmyanarayan | Not That Different | Autism Awareness

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Madhav is on the autism spectrum. He does certain things differently that get me thinking, but I realize that we are ‘not that different’ after all!

 

 

Art by Aditi15 year old Aditi Sowmyanarayan, a Bookosmian from Bangalore opens up about the way she sees the world. Three cheers for our beautifully diverse world! #NotThatDifferent
She goes to Ishanya India foundation – Center for Individuals with special needs.
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This is me … looking at the world around me with wonder just like the girl looking at the moon.
Something about me
Sometimes I get it all, at other times I am confused, but for the most part, I am in between, hoping to find the horizon where our worlds meet.
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The Bengal Tiger- A Prayer for you | Bookosmia

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Nature with Sara activities for kids BookosmiaHello hello, Sara here! Thanks for pouring in your entries to my ‘Nature with Sara’ section, in which we find a beautiful way to show our care for nature.

 

Here is a powerful poem that all of us must read and think over.

SaraReads GratitudeDuringCovidYoung author Prabhgeet

11 year old Prabhgeet Kaur from Kolkata makes a compassionate plea to save tigers . I am with her. Won’t you join us too? 


Prabhgeet goes to Loreto House School,  Kolkata.

 

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It is groaning for help as loud as it can,
Begging for mercy from the strong and cruel man.
The Bengal tiger’s home is the forest, not the zoo,
It is missing the trees and its friends too.
bengal tiger poem kids
Some tigers are killed for their skin,
Used to decorate bags, dresses and fashion whims.
bengal tiger poem kids
Around hundred tigers are killed every year,
The world belongs to them too, so is killing them fair?
Fear God, we are killing his children,
Save tigers as they are God’s voice from heaven.
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About the poet-Prabhgeet
Read a moving story about a tiger who spoke, Call of the wild by 12 year old Neha from Chennai.
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Did you enjoy Prabhgeet’s poem on tigers?Really cool, right? Would you want to get published on this global writing platform and become a Bookosmian? Here is how to go about it- https://bookosmia.com/submit-a-story/

Easy Drawings of Landscapes by 5 year old | Bookosmia

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Hey everyone, your pal  Sara here! Welcome to my vibrant ‘Art with Sara’ section for kids.

Here I publish the works of young artists who share their beautiful work and their passion for artwork in form of a write-up!

In how many ways can you draw a landscape for different occasions? 5 year old Shiv Gupta from Vibgyor School, Bangalore has the answers.

easy drawing kids Shiv Vibgyor

5 year old Shiv from Bangalore loves everything about art- his drawing classes , safekeeping his colours and the time he spends with his Mumma colouring. Shiv has also joined keyboard classes.

 

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I love drawing landscapes. My mother helps me at times with drawing and choice of colours.

easy drawing kids Shiv

This is something I made for Diwali- with firecrackers and lights.

I added a flag to my drawing when I made it for Independence Day.

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Chennai – Great Food, Frolicking Waves And Fun | Bookosmia

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Activities with Sara Places to visit Bookosmia

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I can’t wait to pack my bags and head out once the pandemic exits from our lives. Until then let’s read through these wonderful travel memories from kids. Let’s keep our wish lists ready!

 

 

Travel Story by Akshaj Kar 8 year old Akshaj Kar, a Bookosmian from Cuttack travelled to Chennai to participate in the spell bee and what a lovely time he seems to have had there! Send us your travel story!
He goes to D.A.V. Public School, Sector-6, C.D.A., Cuttack.
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I am going to share one of the most memorable days of my life. I got selected for the national round of the Spell Bee competition for which I visited the beautiful city of Chennai.

 

I started my journey by train. The workers on the train gave us very tasty food. I liked that food very much.

Chennai - Great food, frolicking waves and fun

 

After an exciting and equally tiring journey of two days, we arrived at our destination.

 

We stepped out of the train and took a taxi to a hotel. It was not something luxurious but was good to stay. It was already nighttime so we had our dinner. The food served was very tasty.

 

Chennai - Great food, frolicking waves and fun

 

The next day, I went to my Spell Bee competition. We took a cab to the venue. Children from many states were there. I gave my best and the competition was very challenging. I was awarded too.

 

Chennai - Great food, frolicking waves and fun

 

It was already night by the time the competition ended. We returned, had our dinner and slept.

The next day, we had our breakfast and then took a taxi for sightseeing. It was exciting.

First, we went to a rose garden. It was very beautiful. There were different colors of roses like white, red, pink, yellow etc. It took about 45 minutes for us to see all the flowers. My parents clicked photos of me.

Chennai - Great food, frolicking waves and fun

Then we went to the chocolate factory and tea factory. We tasted the chocolates and tea there. They were very tasty. We bought a packet of chocolates.

It was already afternoon. We were very hungry. It was time for lunch. We went to a restaurant and ordered food.

 

The food served there was very tasty. We ate chapati, rice and chilly paneer.

 

Then we went to the boat house overlooking a beautiful lake. There, we took a ride on a boat. It was very big and beautiful. Many people were sitting in the boat.

 

Chennai - Great food, frolicking waves and fun

 

In the boat, we were given life jackets. We wore that. It was a very thrilling experience. We rode for 30 minutes.

Then we went to a fair. We rode on a mini train and the most exciting experience for me was riding a horse. The horse was big and cute. There were many stalls there also.

Chennai - Great food, frolicking waves and fun

The next day, we went to a temple. It was huge. It was very beautiful. There were many statues of gods. We prayed to the god. There were statues of Lord Shiva, Ganesh, Vishnu and many more. Many people were in the temple.

In the side, there were two big black statues of lions. That was one of the most beautiful temples I had ever seen. It took about one hour for us to see all the statues and pray.Then we returned to the hotel.

Chennai - Great food, frolicking waves and fun

We ate lunch at the hotel. We ordered rice, dal and cauliflower curry. Then I watched TV and painted for a while. Then we ate dinner and slept.

The next day, we booked a taxi and went to the beach. There we ordered an item which was a glass filled with juicy fruits like watermelon, apples, banana and many more.We sat on the sand and I made a beautiful sand castle.That day was our last in Chennai.

Chennai - Great food, frolicking waves and fun

After spending such a beautiful time in Chennai, it was time to travel back to Odisha. This time we traveled by flight – a faster and easier way to travel but I liked the journey by train because I enjoyed the scenic beauty of nature while traveling.

This was one of the most memorable trips of my life. Hope you all enjoyed my little travel story.

 

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Museum Day – My Trip To The Indian Museum, Kolkata | Bookosmia

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Activities with Sara Places to visit Bookosmia

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#SaraReads #GratitudeDuringCovid Young Authors AtreyoToday is International Museum Day! 9 year old Atreyo Bhattacharya from Kolkata writes about his memorable visit to the historic Indian Museum in Kolkata which includes a close-up look at an Egyptian mummy! Do you love museums too? Tell us!

He is a student of Word Munchers and goes to The Heritage School.
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It was a beautiful and radiant Sunday. I went to the Indian Museum with my friends and my local sports club. We were extremely excited to visit the two hundred year old museum whose stories I had heard  many times from my parents during bedtime.

 

When we reached our destination, we got down from the bus and stared at the giant white colossal building. We were flabbergasted!

Museum Day - My trip to the Indian Museum, Kolkata

We stood in a queue and ate ice-cream while our Sir bought our entry passes. Just after entering the museum, we took a look at the map of the whole premise.

We all got puzzled after seeing the huge map as there were so many different things to explore in a day.

Our Sir came to the rescue and became our tour guide for the day.

We started our museum journey with the Egyptian wing. It was a giant twilight room with a spotlight at its centre.

Museum Day - My trip to the Indian Museum, Kolkata

As we took a step forward, I saw a ‘mummy’ inside a glass coffin for the first time. It looked like a dead body wrapped with a white Egyptian cloth.

We all got scared at that moment. We came out of the room with heavy hearts as someone had died and was mummified and had been on display for us to see.

There was an exhibition going on outside the museum about Egypt. I even bought a papyrus book from there to cherish this memorable trip.

Museum Day - My trip to the Indian Museum, Kolkata

Soon after covering the Egyptian wing, we went to the archeological section and saw a giant skeleton of a reptile. We took a lot of snaps in front of that and later on learnt that, the skeleton was of an extinct crocodile which has now became a fossil.

Museum Day - My trip to the Indian Museum, Kolkata

Throughout the whole day, we explored every corner of the museum including the preserved sea animals, old aged coins and weapons of different metals.

Museum Day - My trip to the Indian Museum, Kolkata

In the process, we also had fun together. The trip will always be in my good memories for the rest of my life.

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Ooty- A Must-Visit Hill Station | Bookosmia

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Activities with Sara Places to visit Bookosmia

Hey everyone, your best friend Sara here! Welcome to my ‘Places with Sara‘ section 🙂

 

I can’t wait to pack my bags and head out once the pandemic exits from our lives. Until then let’s read through these wonderful travel memories from kids. Let’s keep our wish lists ready!

 

travel review by ShrivikaWhat’s the best way to learn? Travel, writes 12 year old Shrivika R from Bangalore. Check out her amazingly detailed travel story from her trip to Ooty!

Shrivika goes to Little Flower Public School.
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I had holidays for ten days. My exams had just finished. My parents and I decided to go for a trip as the COVID-19 cases were less. We hadn’t visited hill stations, so we decided to visit Ooty as it was near Karnataka and beautiful.

 

We flew to Coimbatore International Airport which is the nearest airport to Ooty.

Ooty- A must-visit hill station

 

Then we booked a cab and drove to Ooty. It took around 3.5 hours to reach. We stayed at a nearby hotel called ‘Rose Valley.’ It was a 4 star hotel. The rooms were spacious for us.

Ooty- A must-visit hill station

The weather was rainy most of the times. Because of the fog, the city seemed to levitate in the clouds.

 

The next morning, we visited three places. They were:

 

• Nilgiri Mountain Valley

It has the Toy Train. The train had cartoon characters on it. My dad and I took a ride on it. It was wonderful.

 

All the seats were full with lots of enjoyment. I was looking out of the window and eating a double scooped ice cream. ​I could see the mountains and valleys covered in the mist.

 

Ooty- A must-visit hill station

 

Next we visited,

• Ooty lake

It is one of the most visited tourist places in Ooty. The scene from far is very picturesque.

There was a boat house in which there were many boats. We decided to do boating under the supervision of an expert. Next, we went to see a boat race. The crowd was cheering for various participants. I recommend visiting this peaceful place.
Ooty- A must-visit hill station

Lastly, on that day we visited,

• The deer park

I had always wanted to visit this as I am a wildlife enthusiast. I adore deer. There were a variety of deer in the park such as Sambar deer. I loved it and touched one too.

Ooty- A must-visit hill station

It was 7 in the evening and it was time to return to our hotel. It took 30 minutes to reach the hotel and it was snack time. Mother gave me a sandwich. I enjoyed it. Father said, “We’ll have more fun tomorrow but get some sleep now.” We switched off the lights and went to bed.