5 Best Books To Read With Your Kids This Monsoon

5 Best Books To Read With Your Kids This Monsoon

Pitter-Pat! Pitter-patter, pitter-pat! Boom boom! From listening to such sounds to watching tiny waterfalls, from the lovely scent of moist soil to making paper boats, children love every bit of the monsoon. Why just children? In fact, mommies like me are crazy for rains too :-).

But rains also mean staying indoors more. And staying indoors means more time for fun with stories, books, papercraft, and hot crunch food. Ummm yum, crunchy food is already making me drool for pakodas with hot chai. But before I drift into the smell of crunchies and munchies, how about some quick recommendation for you that you and your little one can read this rainy season?

Here we go, we have picked five beautiful books that you and your little one can read together while enjoying the magic of monsoon.

The Blue Umbrella
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Giving back something which they love the most is difficult even for adults. Then how can a little girl do that? But there’s one pretty little girl from a village in Garhwal who did it. Yes, there’s a girl named Binya in the village. One day she gets a beautiful blue umbrella in exchange for her lucky leopard’s claw pendant. She carries it wherever she goes and very soon the whole village goes jealous of her and the pretty blue umbrella. Something interesting happens hereafter which makes Binya give up her most prized possession. Simplicity is always the best style, and Ruskin Bond proves it again with this wonderful story. “The Blue Umbrella” is an Indian novel by children’s favorite author Ruskin Bond.

Suitable for: 3 – 6.
Author Name: Ruskin Bond.
Publication: Rupa Publications.
Buy it from: Amazon/Flipkart.

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
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What if food dropped like rain from the sky? Imagine there are chocolates, burgers and cheese cubes everywhere. How would it be? Great! Or Messy! It’s both great and messy, isn’t it? There’s a magical town called Chewandswallow where food just falls from the sky. Eyes wide opened? Hahahaha… Yes, this story is about the same magical town. However, what if something falls on you which you don’t like or what if there’s too much food falling? Read this interesting narrative by Judi Barrett, kids will surely enjoy reading this. So now don’t go look up for food rain 🙂 enjoy reading Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, because it is an unusual and creative book created for children.

Suitable for: 3 – 6.
Author Name: Judi Barrett.
Publication: Atheneum Books for Young Readers.
Buy it from: Amazon/Flipkart.

Peacocks and Pakodas!
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From hearing the Badaboom sounds to eating tasty Pakoda, the sounds of thunders to the smell of moist soil. Everything about monsoon is beautiful, isn’t it? Not just us, the soil also loves the raindrops touching them after a long hot summer. This is the story of a little girl who enjoys every moment of monsoon. From saving the rainwater and telling the backstory of monsoon, the author narrates many things to the readers. When you are reading this pretty little book you will actually feel the happiness of monsoon season throughout the story.

Suitable for: 3 – 6.
Author Name: Manisha Chaudhry, Kumar Mala.
Publication: Pratham Books.

The Red Raincoat
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Kids usually can’t wait for using something that is new. Isn’t it? During those first few days of school. They show extra care on their new books, bags and stationary. It’s the same when you get them a new dress too. They will be waiting impatiently to wear it. So, during the monsoon, you got a new raincoat to your junior and he is all set to wear it, but there’s no rain. Hilare! Right? This is what exactly happens with the little boy Manu in this story. He gets a new red raincoat but there’s no rain. He’s waiting for those raindrops so that he can wear his brand-new red raincoat, but the rain is making him wait, wait and wait. Read this hilarious story with your kids, they will enjoy every situation Manu faces in this story till the last page.

Suitable for: 3 – 6.
Author Name: Kiran Kasturia.
Publication: Pratham Books.

One Rainy Day
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Is there anyone who doesn’t get excited about monsoon rains? No one, correct? Like all of us, the Little Hedgehog is also extremely excited about rain. He wakes up to the sounds of raindrops and also monsoon ready with a stylish new raincoat, hat, boots, and a shiny new umbrella. He is walking in the rain with all of them. Suddenly the rain shower turns out to be a storm and the little Hedgehogs day becomes an adventure. His friends were caught in the storm. Was he able to help them? Did they all find something to stay dry? Read this adventurous story of the little hedgehog.

Suitable for: 3 – 6.
Author Name: M. Christina Butler.
Publication: Good Books.
Buy it from: Amazon/Flipkart.

Do give these books a try but as I always say, these are some of the books that the mommy me enjoyed reading with her little one. It may happen that your junior won’t like some or all the books from this list and that’s perfectly fine. Every child has his/her own preferences, let’s just respect their choices and read them what they want.

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