Skill Builder Maths-4 by Sonia Mehta

51pngS+w7uL._SX419_BO1,204,203,200_.jpgI received the book Skill Builder maths 4 as a review copy from the publisher and am thankful to them for the same. This book is the fourth in the series of four books and is meant for 9 year olds.

About the series:

With over 50 activities in each book, The Maths Skill Builders series aims to foster in children the subject skills and twenty-first century skills that are essential for success. These books enable the acquisition of numerical, logical and thinking skills, with kids learning and practicing key skills through play.

The books are broadly aligned to children’s learning levels at school and available at four different levels of complexity, so you can choose the level that best suits your child’s learning stage. The most striking about this series is – Children learn while playing, with skills being practiced through fun activities.

About the book:

This book contains mathematics activities, puzzles and problems to help young learners practise basic arithmetic and hone their logic, reasoning, creative and critical thinking skills. Through fun and challenging scenarios, your child will learn and master mathematics skills that are also applicable in a widerange of everyday contexts. Level 4 is suitable for children aged 9+.

My take:

This book is the fourth in the series and is meant for children who are 9 years and older. The main focus of the book is on number names, factors and multiples, roman numbers, multiple mathematical operations, rounding off, time, factorisation, fractions to decimals, problems of time, profit and loss, shapes, geometry, statistics, areas, Venn Diagram, Sudoku, and many puzzles, games and other activities. This book is an interesting way for the child to revise his/ her concepts.

A must read book for all. Try doing the problems, it will really destress you.

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of the book from the publisher in return for my honest review. I have NOT received any monetary compensation for the same.

 

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Skill Builder Maths Level 2 by Sonia Mehta

51+Alt1qeDL._SX419_BO1,204,203,200_.jpgI received the book Skill Builder maths 2 as a review copy from the publisher and am thankful to them for the same. This book is the second in the series of four books and is meant for 7 year olds.

About the series:

With over 50 activities in each book, The Maths Skill Builders series aims to foster in children the subject skills and twenty-first century skills that are essential for success. These books enable the acquisition of numerical, logical and thinking skills, with kids learning and practicing key skills through play.

The books are broadly aligned to children’s learning levels at school and available at four different levels of complexity, so you can choose the level that best suits your child’s learning stage. The most striking about this series is – Children learn while playing, with skills being practiced through fun activities.

About the book:

This book contains mathematics activities, puzzles and problems to help young learners practise basic arithmetic and hone their logic, reasoning, creative and critical thinking skills. Through fun and challenging scenarios, your child will learn and master mathematics skills that are also applicable in a widerange of everyday contexts. Level 2 is suitable for children aged 7+.

My take:

This book is the second in the series and is meant for children who are 7 years and older. The author has used puzzles, games and other activities, this book is an interesting way for the child to revise the concepts of basic mathematical operations, number names, expanded form, odd-even, ascending- descending order, logical reasoning, time, fractions, geometry and basic statistics like tally marking.

A must read book for all.

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of the book from the publisher in return for my honest review. I have NOT received any monetary compensation for the same.

 

Skill Builder Maths Level 1 by Sonia Mehta

51qKl-IPsOL._SX419_BO1,204,203,200_I received the book Skill Builder maths 1 as a review copy from the publisher and am thankful to them for the same. This book is the first in the series of four books and is meant for 6 year olds.

About the series:

With over 50 activities in each book, The Maths Skill Builders series aims to foster in children the subject skills and twenty-first century skills that are essential for success. These books enable the acquisition of numerical, logical and thinking skills, with kids learning and practicing key skills through play.

The books are broadly aligned to children’s learning levels at school and available at four different levels of complexity, so you can choose the level that best suits your child’s learning stage. The most striking about this series is – Children learn while playing, with skills being practiced through fun activities.

About the book:

This book contains mathematics activities, puzzles and problems to help young learners practise basic arithmetic and hone their logic, reasoning, creative and critical thinking skills. Through fun and challenging scenarios, your child will learn and master mathematics skills that are also applicable in a wide range of everyday contexts. Level 1 is suitable for children aged 6+.

My take:

This book is the first in the series and is meant for children who are 6 years and older. The main focus of the book is on basics of mathematical operations ie addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

The author has used puzzles, games and other activities, this book is an interesting way for the child to revise his/ her concepts.

A must read book for all to revise maths the fun way.

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of the book from the publisher in return for my honest review. I have NOT received any monetary compensation for the same.

14 Works By a 14 Year Old’ by Nikita Makam

cover3 (1).pngI received the book ’14 Works By a 14 Year Old’ by Nikita Makam as a review copy from the author. As described by the author herself in her email, this book can best be summarized as ‘a potpourri of poetry and prose’. This book is 48 pages long and has 9 poems and 5 stories.

The blurb:

“Why do I insist against opening a box you find in the ground?

How do robots decide to save the human race?

What is the big deal about a tomato soup pyramid?

What really happens when you shatter an old china jug?

What do a girl’s unusual recurring dreams mean?

Why are children afraid of the dark?

Well to find all those answers and more read ’14 works by a 14 year old’. “14 works by a 14 year old” is a collection of short stories and poems. Whether you’re looking for a funny limerick or a short thriller story, this book has got it all.

My take:

The author has beautifully expressed her thoughts using 9 poems and 5 stories. The language is simple and even the poems are easily understandable.

It was hard to believe that this is the debut work of a fourteen year old.

Looking forward to more such books from her.

Buying links:

It is available in both print and e-book formats.

Notionpress– https://notionpress.com/read/14-works-by-a-14-year-old

Amazon: https://www.amazon.in/14-Works-Year-Old/dp/1645461807/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=9781645461807&qid=1559658338&s=books&sr=1-1

Flipkart:

https://www.flipkart.com/14-works-year-old/p/itmfgxnyggnqzxcf?pid=9781645461807

Lulu (e-book) – http://www.lulu.com/shop/nikhita-makam/14-works-by-a-14-year-old/ebook/product-24118552.html

Apple iBookstore (e-book) – can be found on app or by clicking the ‘Available on apple iBookstore’ icon on the lulu page

Disclaimer: I received a free e-copy of the book from the author in return for my honest review. I have NOT received any monetary compensation for the same.

One Lonely Tiger by Benita Sen (author) and Sekhar Mukherjee (illustrator)

61Im37dSc4L._SX494_BO1,204,203,200_.jpgI received the book One Lonely Tiger, a thoughtfully narrated book, just in time for the World Environment Day to sensitize young readers towards the issue of extinction and loss of habitat for various species. The book has been authored by Benita Sen and illustrated beautifully by Sekhar Mukherjee.

 

 

The blurb:

He looks down where the forest was

And lets out a long, sad sigh.

‘Where did my home go?’ he cries.

‘Where and why, oh why?’

The rapidly shrinking forest has a lonesome, friendless tiger who is left with only his own shadow for company. Whom should he play with now that all his fellow tigers have disappeared?

In the tug-of-war over living space between people and the wild, where will the animals go if more forests are cut?

One Lonely Tiger illustrates this urgent threat of extinction and loss of habitat among valuable species, and asks the pressing question: are our trees, wild animals, birds and insects safe amidst us?

Gorgeously illustrated and thoughtfully narrated, this book sensitizes young readers to the pathos and loneliness of our wildlife and the ecological crisis around us.

My take:

The author has narrated the story of a lonely tiger to impress upon the reader, the importance of the shrinking habitat and how we are responsible for it.

This book in beautifully written in a language that is easy to understand and would create a lasting impression on the young minds.

The illustrations are beautiful and very apt and I would definitely recommend this book to one and all.

Kudos to the author for the idea and to the illustrator for the illustrations.

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of the book from the publisher in return for my honest review. I have NOT received any monetary compensation for the same.

FUN WITH ENGLISH SERIES: Phenomenal Phonics by Sonia Mehta

51tsdZzPaJL._SX384_BO1,204,203,200_.jpgI received the book Phenomenal Phonics by Sonia Mehta as a review copy from the publisher. This is the last book of the six book Fun With English Series. It is a series of workbooks that focus on teaching English language concepts through fun and challenging activities. Each book is 46 pages long and the cover mentions that it is for children seven and above.

About the FUN WITH ENGLISH SERIES:

Do idioms intimidate you? Do you find proverbs problematic?

Do you look at words and go, what on earth does that mean?

Is punctuation a pain? Fear not, English can be funny language, but it is actually pretty fun to learn too! The Fun with ENGLISH series focuses on all the strange, silly, unusual and fun things that are part of the English language – you’ll never think of words, proverbs, figures of speech, idioms and punctuation as boring again.

The blurb:

PHENOMENAL PHONICS

Learning what sound goes with what letter can help you rhyme and make listening to and speaking in English a whole lot of fun! This book is jam-packed with fun activities for you to learn and practice listening and speaking using the right letter sounds.

My take:

At the beginning of the book, the author has a note for the parents and teachers. In the note to the kids, the author has explained what phonics are all about.

Then she talks about certain words like digraphs, trigraphs, silent letters like k, l, words ending with f sound when they are spelt ‘ugh’ and words with a long e sound. And then start the games like the maze, vowel combinations, choosing the right digraphs, words with a short u sound, word grids, trigraphs, short I words, cross word, jumbled words, odd word out, silent l words, long u sound words, silent letters and puzzle time.

I loved this workbook and enjoyed solving the puzzles.

​The best part of each book is that the solutions are there at the end of the book.

 

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of the book from the publisher in return for my honest review. I have NOT received any monetary compensation for the same.

 

 

FUN WITH ENGLISH SERIES: Wondrous words by Sonia Mehta

81-Lwx3EflL._AC_UL320_SR248,320_.jpgI received the book Wondrous words by Sonia Mehta as a review copy from the publisher. This is the fifth book of the six book Fun With English Series. It is a series of workbooks that focus on teaching English language concepts through fun and challenging activities. Each book is 46 pages long and the cover mentions that it is for children seven and above.

About the FUN WITH ENGLISH SERIES:

Do idioms intimidate you? Do you find proverbs problematic?

Do you look at words and go, what on earth does that mean?

Is punctuation a pain? Fear not, English can be funny language, but it is actually pretty fun to learn too! The Fun with ENGLISH series focuses on all the strange, silly, unusual and fun things that are part of the English language – you’ll never think of words, proverbs, figures of speech, idioms and punctuation as boring again.

The blurb:

Words, words, words. Words that sound the same and mean different things or mean the same thing but sound different; words that are noises and words that have silent letters…there are just so many different kinds of words in English! This book is jam-packed with fun activities for you to learn and practice using new and interesting words.

My take:

At the beginning of the book, the author has a note for the parents and teachers. In the note to the kids, the author has explained about synonyms, homophones and homographs.

This book has 22 synonyms, 14 homophones and 12 homographs.

And there are activities like matching, choosing the correct answer, crossword, cracking the code, jumbled words, maze, searching for synonyms. finding mistakes, using the correct homophone, word grid, meanings, matching homographs to pictures.

My favourite was homographs.

I would recommend this book to young and old alike.

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of the book from the publisher in return for my honest review. I have NOT received any monetary compensation for the same.