Online Guided Novel Reading Integrated with Creative Writing

The Butterfly Lion by Michael Morpurgo

Bertie rescues an orphaned white lion cub from the African wild. They are inseparable until Bertie is sent to boarding school far away in England and the lion is sold to a circus. Bertie swears that one day they will see one another again, but it is the butterfly lion which ensures that their friendship will never be forgotten.

  • Age: 9-12 Yrs
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The Enchanted Wood

The first magical story in the Faraway Tree series by one of the world's most popular children's authors, Enid Blyton. Joe, Beth and Frannie find the Enchanted Wood on the doorstep of their new home, and when they discover the Faraway Tree they fall into all sorts of adventures! Join them and their friends Moonface, Saucepan Man and Silky the fairy as they discover which new land is at the top of the Faraway Tree. Will it be the Land of Spells, the Land of Treats, or the Land of Do-As-You-Please? Discover the magic! 

  • Age: 8+ Yrs
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The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate

Ivan is an easy-going gorilla who has spent his life performing for the crowds at the Exit 8 shopping mall. He rarely misses life in the jungle. In fact, he hardly thinks about it at all. But everything changes when a baby elephant called Ruby arrives and Ivan realises he must find a new life for them both. Told from Ivan's perspective this is a stand-out novel with a pertinent message for readers.

  • Age: 10+ Yrs
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Holes

Stanley Yelnat's family has a history of bad luck going back generations, so he is not too surprised when a miscarriage of justice sends him to Camp Green Lake Juvenile Detention Centre. Nor is he very surprised when he is told that his daily labour at the camp is to dig a hole, five foot wide by five foot deep, and report anything that he finds in that hole. The warden claims that it is character building, but this is a lie and Stanley must dig up the truth. In this wonderfully inventive, compelling novel that is both serious and funny,

  • Age: 11+ Yrs
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Charlotte's Web by E.B White

E. B. White's Newbery Honor Book is a tender novel of friendship, love, life, and death that will continue to be enjoyed by generations to come. It contains illustrations by Garth Williams.This is a story with many  hidden depths, which appeals to kids as well as their adult co-readers. It is a homely, comforting story about friendship.
 

  • Age: 8+ Yrs
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Wonder

He does ordinary things - eating ice cream, playing on his Xbox. But ordinary kids don't make other ordinary kids run away screaming in playgrounds. Ordinary kids aren't stared at wherever they go. Born with a terrible facial abnormality, Auggie has been home-schooled by his parents his whole life

  • Age: 10+
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A Long Walk To Water by Linda Sue Park

A Long Walk to Water begins as two stories, told in alternating sections, about two eleven-year-olds in Sudan, a girl in 2008 and a boy in 1985. The girl, Nya, is fetching water from a pond that is two hours’ walk from her home: she makes two trips to the pond every day. The boy, Salva, becomes one of the “lost boys” of Sudan, refugees who cover the African continent on foot as they search for their families and for a safe place to stay.

 

  • Age: 10 & Above
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The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl by Stacy McAnulty

A lightning strike gave her a superpower...but even a super genius can't solve the problem of middle school.Lucy Callahan was struck by lightning. She doesn't remember it, but it changed her life forever. The zap gave her genius-level math skills, and ever since, Lucy has been homeschooled. Now, at 12 years old, she's technically ready for college. She just has to pass 1 more test--middle school! Lucy's grandma insists: Go to middle school for 1 year. Make 1 friend. Join 1 activity. And read 1 book (that's not a math textbook!). Lucy's not sure what a girl who does calculus homework for fun can possibly learn in 7th grade. She has everything she needs at home, where nobody can make fun of her rigid routines or her superpowered brain. The equation of Lucy's life has already been solved. Unless there's been a miscalculation?

  • Age: 10+ Yrs
  • Time: Mon Wed Friday| 9:00 to 9:40 PM

Queen of Ice

Didda, princess of Lohara, is beautiful, intelligent – and lame.Despised by her father and bullied by his heir, Didda’s childhood is miserable and her future bleak.When she is married off to the dissolute ruler of Kashmira, she must learn to hold her own in a court ridden with factions and conspiracies. But Didda is no ordinary queen. Ruthless and ambitiou, she wants to rewrite history. Will she succeed?Queen of Ice is a compulsive read that brings alive the turbulent history of tenth – century Kashmir with an exquisite balance of fact and fiction. 

  • Age: 10+ Yrs
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Early Readers Program

This batch is perfect for children who are ready to take their first steps in reading. Through these books the children get to practice and strengthen the phonics they are already learning at school. We cover short-vowel phonic words and picture associations. Simple long-vowel phonic words and short sentences. 

25 Stories

From Level 1 to Level 4

  • Age: 5 - 7 Yrs
  • Time: Mon to Friday | 6:00 to 7:00 AM| 4:00 to 5:00 PM IST | 5:30 to 6:30 PM IST |9:00 to 9:30 PM

Jolly Phonics 4-6 Years

Complete Curriculum as per Jolly Learning UK. Jolly Phonics teaches children to read and write using synthetic phonics, which is widely recognized as the most effective way to teach children to read and write in English.

  • Teaching is multi-sensory and active, with fun actions, stories and songs
  • Age: 4+ Yrs
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The Cherry Tree

The Cherry Tree by Ruskin Bond is a very nice story promoting the importance of nature through a cute boy Rakesh, aged six.In Ruskin Bond books, nature has always been a persistence theme. He is of the opinion that the nature of the hills should be saved and encouraged.

  • Age: 6+ Years
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Getting Granny's Glasses by Ruskin Bond

Mani’s Granny is seventy and can barely see through her old, scratched glasses. With only a hundred and fifty rupees in their pocket and a thirst for adventure, Mani and Granny set off to buy a new pair. On the way, they get drenched in rain, run into mules and encounter a terrible landslide. Will Granny ever be able to reach the town and get herself a new pair of glasses?

  • Age: 6+Yrs
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Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl

An amusing story about Mr. Fox and his outwitting of three neighbor farmers. 

Fantastic Mr. Fox is on the run! The three meanest farmers around are out to get him. Fat Boggis, squat Bunce, and skinny Bean have joined forces, and they have Mr. Fox and his family surrounded. What they don’t know is that they’re not dealing with just any fox–Mr.

Fox would never surrender. But only the most fantastic plan ever can save him now.

 

  • Age: 7+ Yrs
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Early Readers Program

This batch is perfect for children who are ready to take their first steps in reading. Through these books the children get to practice and strengthen the phonics they are already learning at school. We cover short-vowel phonic words and picture associations. Simple long-vowel phonic words and short sentences. 

25 Stories

From Level 1 to Level 4

  • Age: 5-7 Yrs
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Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech

Thirteen-year-old Salamanca Tree Hiddle, proud of her country roots and the "Indian-ness in her blood," travels from Ohio to Idaho with her eccentric grandparents. Along the way, she tells them of the story of Phoebe Winterbottom, who received mysterious messages, who met a "potential lunatic," and whose mother disappeared.

  • Age: 10+ Yrs
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The Indian in the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks

The Indian in the Cupboard is the first of five gripping books about Omri and his plastic North American Indian – Little Bull – who comes alive when Omri puts him in a cupboardFor Omri, it is a dream come true when the plastic American Indian he locks into the old cupboard comes to life. Little Bull is everything an Indian brave should be – proud, fearless and defiant.But being in charge of a real, live, human being is a heavy responsibility, as Omri soon discovers. and when his best friend, Patrick, is let in on the secret, he soon realises that life changing decisions lie ahead.

  • Age: 10+ Yrs
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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

One miraculous moment changes Charlie Bucket's life forever.
A boy who only gets to eat cabbage soup for breakfast, lunch and dinner finds a Golden Ticket that will take him into Willy Wonka's magical chocolate factory.
Joining him on the tour are four horrible blighters:
Augustus Gloop - a great big greedy nincompoop, Veruca Salt - a spoiled brat, Violet Beauregarde - a repulsive little gum-chewer and Mike Teavee - a TV addict.
 

  • Age: 9+ Yrs
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The Giver

It's a perfect world, where everything looks right but ugly truths lie beneath the surface It is the future. There is no war, no hunger, no pain. No one in The Community wants for anything. Everyone is provided for. Each Family Unit is entitled to one female and male child. Each member of The Community has their profession carefully chosen for them by the Committee of Elders, and they never make a mistake. Jonas, a sensitive twelve-year-old boy, had never thought there was anything wrong with his Community, until one day. From the moment Jonas is selected as the Receiver of Memory at The Ceremony, his life is never the same. Jonas discovers that The Community is not as perfect as it seems. Although they appear to have everything, they are missing something of great importance. It is up to Jonas, with the help of the Giver, to find what long ago had been lost and so Jonas embarks on an adventure to save the world as he knows it.

  • Age: 8+ Yrs
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