Reading Essentials : A seven year old’s list for the young readers


Seven year old Dia Rajeev has a list for us, and in true bookworm tradition she cannot stop at ten. Thank you Dia for being candid and sharing your bests with us. Namitha Menon, our correspondent deserves a special mention for carrying the interview out honestly and raising a free-reading bookworm! So here goes Dia’s list:

  1. Moin and the Monster by Anushka Ravishankar

I love stories where secrets are involved and love the way, in this book, Moin tries to hide about the Monster in his room and makes lot of mistakes in the process and it makes me laugh.

  1. The 13th Riddle by Nadine D’Souza

I love how in the end the Mayorji (the name she has given the character Paheliji) gets so puzzled by the boy’s question.

  1. Great stories for children by Ruskin Bond

I love this book because it has amazing and surprising stories.

  1. Barbie Princess Charm School

Because I felt some one else will be chosen as princess and in the ending the most exciting thing happens: Blair becomes the princess!

  1. Captain Underpants series by Dav Pilkey

These are very funny stories and the funniest characters are George and Harold.

  1. Mayil will not be quiet by Niveditha Subrahmaniam and Sowmya Rajendran

Mayil is funny and some times very moody. I like this book because of Mayil and her friends.
 (The interviewer’s note: Personally, I felt this book is for a bit bigger girls as it talks about first menstruation and all. It was my mistake to buy it without checking, but surprisingly she loved the book and just skipped the part where she didn’t understand. Phew.)

  1. The magic faraway tree by Enid Blyton

It is an enchanting story.

  1. 4 heroes and a haunted house by Narayan Gangopadhyay

It is very funny.

  1. Sassy Gracie by James Sage

Another very funny book.

  1. The Susu pals by Richa Jha

This is about two friends and one of them has my name. It reminds me of my friends.

  1. Geronimo Stilton and Thea Stilton series

I like these books because all of them are about exciting adventures

  1. Wishing chair series by Enid Blyton

Exciting adventure stories

  1. The sweetest Mango by Malavika Shetty

‘A very good story. Amma, do mention this also.’ 
(The book is not in the picture since her friend has borrowed it.)

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