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Listen to our podcast, “Chimes Bookshelf- Book Club For Kids”, where we recommend interesting books for kids to read. Our recommendations are made on basis of kid’s interests and the popularity of the book. Books are considered to be one of the most loyal friends and a great educator too. Reading and listening to books plays an important role in the all-round development of a child.

In this podcast, we pick up a book from our library and review it for all little readers. So join us on this exciting journey of literary discovery and in the process, develop the habit of reading in your kids. Enjoy the podcast whenever you want by downloading the Free Chimes Radio mobile apps – available on Google and Apple App stores.

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Books for Kids To Read

50. The Tale of a Fierce Bad Rabbit

“The Tale of a fierce bad rabbit”, is a tale about a good and a bad rabbit. There is a carrot, there is a hunter, and there us a lesson, listen in to know more.

“The Tale of a fierce bad rabbit” was written and illustrated by by Beatrix Potter and it was published in 1906.

49. The Tale of Jeremy Fisher

Jeremy Fisher loves fishing, he lives in a slippy sloppy place near a pond. He wishes to catch some fish to host a meal for his friends. Listen in to know who is Jeremy, and whether he is able to host that meal.

“The Tale of Jeremy Fisher” was written and illustrated by by Beatrix Potter and it was published in 1906.

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48. The Tale of the Pie and the Patty-Pan

What happens when a cat hosts a meal for a dog. Listen in to know more.

“The Tale of the Pie and the Patty-Pan” was written and illustrated by by Beatrix Potter and it was published in 1905.

47. The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy Winkle

Lucie, a nice little girl loses her handkerchiefs and an apron. With her friends Lucie goes to look for them and she reaches the house of Mrs Tiggy Winkle, the hedgehog.

“The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy Winkle” was written and illustrated by by Beatrix Potter and it was published in 1905.

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46. The Tale of Two Bad Mice

Two notorious mice, in their playfulness, find a doll’s house door open and vandalize it. The doll, Lucinda and her cook Jane come back and take action. Listen in to know what inspired the author to write this book.

“The Tale of Two Bad Mice” was written and illustrated by by Beatrix Potter and it was published in 1904.

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45. The Tailor of Gloucester

A tailor, helped by his cat is preparing a waistcoat for the Mayor. Whiile the cat is away, the tailor releases the mice caught by the cat. The cat becomes angry, what happens next, listen in to know more.

“The Tailor of Gloucester” was written and illustrated by by Beatrix Potter and it was published in 1903.

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44. Tale of Squirrel Nutkin

Nutkin, his brother Twinkleberry and their cousins wish to got to Owl’s island and collect nuts. So in order to get the nuts, they took gifts for the owl. But Nutkin teased him, and never took a gift. On the 6th and last day, the Owl lost his patience and decided to teach Nutkin a lesson. Listen in to know more.

“Tale of Squirrel Nutkin” was written and illustrated by by Beatrix Potter and it was published in 1903.

43. Tom Sawyer Detective

“Tom Sawyer Detective” is the sequel to “Tom Sawyer Abroad”. Tom and Huck got to spend summers at Aunt Sally’s. Even after they come back to St Petersburg to start school, they are called back. On the way they meet detectives, who need their help.

“Tom Sawyer Detective” was written by Mark Twain and it was published in 1896.

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42. Tom Sawyer Abroad

“Tom Sawyer Abroad” is the sequel to “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” and “Adventures of Tom Sawyer”. Tom, Huck and Jim are kidnapped by a professor who has invented an airship and he takes them on an air trip. They travel across countries, over oceans, and finally reach a desert. Listen in to know where exactly do they reach.

“Tom Sawyer Abroad” was written by Mark Twain and it was published in 1894.

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41. The Road to OZ

“The Road to OZ” is the sequel to “Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz”. Dorothy and Toto while trying to help The Shaggy Man, Button-Bright, and Polychrome, go through a journey with a lot of adventures. They later meet many people on the way to OZ for Ozma’s Birthday.

“The Road to Oz” was written by Lyman Frank Baum and was published in 1909.

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40. Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz

“Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz” is the sequel to “Ozma of Oz”. This begins with Dorothy of along with her cat Eureka visits Uncle Henry’s relatives in California. She befriends her second cousin Zeb. One day Dorothy, Zeb, Eureka, and a horse Jim face an earthquake and reach a strange land under the earth. The company has various adventures. Listen in to know more.

“Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz” was written by Lyman Frank Baum and was published in 1908.

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39. Ozma of Oz

“Ozma of Oz” is the sequel to “The Marvelous Land of Oz”. This story begins with Dorothy of “The Wizard of OZ” who gets blown by a sea storm on a shore. She makes many friends there, specially Ozma of OZ, and gets united with her old friends Tin Woodman, the Scarecrow, and the Cowardly Lion. Listen in to know more.

“Ozma of Oz” was written by Lyman Frank Baum and was published in 1907.

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38. The Marvelous Land of OZ

“The Marvelous Land of Oz” is the sequel to “The Wizard of OZ”. This is the story about a little by Tip, who along with his friends runs away from a wicked witch. The book has some lessons to teach its little readers. Listen to know more

“The Marvelous Land of Oz” was written by Lyman Frank Baum and was published in 1904.

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37. Jo's Boys

This is a sequel of “Little Men”, and the final book in the trilogy. This book talks about Plumfield Estate School’s students after 10 years of the events in the last book. Listen in to know where do the students stand after 10 years.

“Jo’s Boys” was written by Louisa May Alcott and was published in 1886.

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36. Little Men

This is a sequel of “Little Women”. This book talks about Plumfield Estate School. How students spend 6 months of their life. There are 10 boys attending this unconventional school. The children living there have their own garden and can have their own pets too. The children are raised with values and culture. Listen in to know what more the book has to offer.

“Little Men” was written by Louisa May Alcott and was published in 1871.

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35. The Secret Garden

This is a story about a girl who after loosing people around her, moves to England from India. The girl, who initially is rude and mean, later finds nice company and has a change in her temperament. Along with her two friends, the brother of her attendant, who knows magic, and her cousin, have a good time in their life. Listen in to know what do they find in the course of their life.

“The Secret Garden ” was written by Frances Hodgson Burnett and it was published in 1911.

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34. Little Lord Fauntleroy

This is a story about a boy who has an American mother and an English father. His paternal grandfather who is an Earl, has no surviving heir, thus he approaches the boy and he becomes Little Lord Fauntleroy. Listen in to know more about the story.

“Little Lord Fauntleroy ” was written by Frances Hodgson Burnett and it was published in 1886.

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33. A Christmas Carol

Unlike the last few episodes where Charles Dickens’ novels have little boys as protagonists, The Christmas Carol is a tale about an old miser man, who does not like to meet anyone. On a Christmas eve he is visited by the ghosts of his business partner, past, present and future, who make him realize many things. Listen in to know about them.

“A Christmas Carol” was written by Charles Dickens.

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32. The Great Expectations

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A story of Pip, who was an orphan raised by his disagreeable sister and good-natured brother-in-law. There are several events that happen in his life that leave a mark, like him giving food to a convict. There is a little girl Estella, a secret benefactor, some more friends that Pip makes on the way. Listen in to know more about the novel. 

“The Great Expectations” was written and by Charles Dickens and was published in 1861.

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31. David Copperfield

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A boy David Copperfield, who was born after his father passed away, lives happily with his mother and loving housekeeper Peggotty. When his mother marries again, his step father sends him to school. After his mother passes away, he faces some difficulty, finally getting a home with his aunt Betsy Trotwood. A coming of age novel, David Copperfield talks of various things that were prevalent in the society as well,listen in to know more about them.

“David Copperfield” was written and by Charles Dickens and was published in 1850.

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30. Oliver Twist

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A story of four friends a little boy Oliver Twist, who grows in a baby farm, later working in a work house. Going through various twists and turns, finally settles down and his hard work and good nature brings him happiness.

“Oliver Twist” was written and by Charles Dickens and was published in 1838.

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29. The Wind in the Willows

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A story of four friends a mole, a rat, a toad and a badger living in Edwardian times. Tale starts with starting of spring, and talks about how these four become friends and how their story evolves.

“The Wind in the Willows” was written and illustrated by Kenneth Grahame and was published in 1908.

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28. The Tale of Benjamin Bunny

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A sequel of “The Tale of Peter Rabbit” the book we have in this episode is “The tale of Benjamin Bunny”. The story begins where it left in the prequel, Peter and Benjamin come face to face with a ferocious cat, listen in to know who saves them both.

“The tale of Benjamin Bunny” was written and illustrated by Beatrix Potter and was published in 1903.

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27. Treasure Island

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Treasure Island is a story about ship sailing, adventures, pirates, and a treasure. Jim Hawkins, whose parents own an inn, acquires a pouch from a guest, and in the pouch is a map, which leads to a treasure. Listen in to know what other interesting things are there to read in the book

“Treasure Island” was written by Robert Louis Stevenson in 1881 and was published in 1883.

26. Little Woman

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On Siblings Day, a story about March Sisters. A coming of age novel, tells the tale of Me, Jo, Beth and Amy March. The girls though belonging to a poor family are very happy girls with their loving parents. A very successful novel of its time, it had sequels as well, listen to know their names.

“Little Women” was written by Louisa May Alcott and was published in 1868.

25. The Lady of the Barge

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An Anthologies of Horror yet Humorous stories. Many stories that scare you a little at the same time make you brave. With the very famous “The monkey’s paw” as one of them.” The lady of the Barge” was written by WW Jacobs published in 1902.

24. A Little Princess

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Stories of Little Princesses are very sweet. So is this one “A Little Princess”, this book talks about Sara Crewe, daughter of Captain Crewe, who sends her to a boarding school. A lot of things happen while she stays there. Listen in to know more.

“A Little Princess” was written by Frances Hodgson Burnett published in 1905.

23. Let's Celebrate Holi (Maya and Neel's India Adventure series)

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Holi is the festival of colors, so what is better than reading a book on this vibrant festival. A story of Maya, Neel, and their pet squirrel Chintu, who tell is more about this gala.

“Let’s Celebrate Holi (Maya and Neel’s India Adventure series)” is written by Ajanta Chakravarty and Vivek Kumar.

22. Bambi, A Life in the Woods

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The Book we recommend today is about a Deer, his birth, his childhood, time spent with his parents, various adventures he has throughout his life. Originally the book was written in German and was later translated into 30 languages across the world. “Bambi, A Life in the Woods” was written by Felix Salton and was published in 1923.

21. The Adventures of Pinocchio

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On World Puppetry Day, let us recommend the story of a puppet. The mischevious Marionette who has a lot of adventure in the journey of becoming a real boy. You may also listen to the Audiobook “The Story of Pinocchio” by Chimes Radio.  “The Adventures of Pinocchio” was written by Carlo Collodi in 1883.

20. Panchtantra

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On World Storytelling Day, let us read this collection of stories that have been read by generations. Panchtantra, every single story in this book teaches a lesson, which becomes values that are inculcated in children.  Panchtantra, a collection of animal fables, was written by Pandit Vishnu Sharma.

19. Grimm's Fairy Tales

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This collection of Fairy Tales talks about some very famous ones, like Rapunzel, The Frog Prince, Hansel, and Gretel among 210 tales. Each tale not only takes us to a different world but also teaches some moral lessons to the little readers. Grimm’s Fairy Tales were first published in 1812 and were written by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm. These tales were originally written in German.

18. Aesop's Fables

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Aesop’s Fables or Aesopica is a collection of stories which that have been teaching morals and values to kids of all times. Some very famous fables are “The tortoise and the hare”, “The Thirsty Crow” etc. These fables were written in ancient Greece, by a Greek slave, Aesop.

17. Arabian Nights

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Arabian Nights are a collection of folk tales coming from the Arab region. It has tales like Aladdin and the magic lamp, Ali Baba and forty thieves, Sindbad the sailor.

16. One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish

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One Fish Two Fish Red Fish   Blue Fish is a rhyming story about a boy named Jay and a girl named Kay, and then there is Ned, who doesn’t like his bed. Jay and Kay have many adventures, listen in to know more about the book. ‘One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish’ was written by Dr. Seuss and was published in 1960.

15. Fox In The Socks

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Fox in the socks is a rhyming story about this fox, and its friend Knox. Throughout the book, Knox learns a lot from Fox. It is a story with a unique combination of hilarious stories, crazy pictures, and perfect rhymes, Listen in to know more. Fox in the socks was written by Dr. Seuss and was published in 1965.

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14. The Butter Battle Book

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This is a story about Yooks and Zooks, who live across a wall. What the highlight of the story is, listen in to know more. The Butter Battle Book was written by Dr. Seuss and was published in 1984.

13. The Cat in the hat

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This is a story about smart cat which reaches a house where two kids are alone with their fish. Cat wishes to show them some tricks, with two of her naughty mates. The Cat in the Hat was written by Dr. Seuss and was published in 1957. 

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12. The Charlotte's Web

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Charlotte’s Web is the most well-crafted children’s tale that deserves a very good rating and must be on everyone’s “must-read” list. This story has numerous significant emotions and feelings. It instructs us to respect other living animals and how to live with other humans or animals in harmony and peace. Written by the author of the Stuart Little series, this book narrates the story of a young girl named Fern and how she becomes friends with a pig, Wilbur, and his spider friend Charlotte. Charlotte’s Web is written by E B White and was published in 1952.

11. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

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The book of the week from the bookshelf of our book club is The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Huckleberry Finn lives with his father and enjoys spending time with his friend Tom Sawyer. Together they have many adventures especially when they travel to various places in America. This book was published in 1884 and was written by Mark Twain.

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10. Adventures of Tom Sawyer

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The book of the week from the bookshelf of our book club is Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Tom Sawyer lives with his aunt and loves to spend his time with his friend Huckleberry Finn. Together they had many adventures and also grew up as young men together. This book was published in 1876 and was written by Mark Twain.

9. Anne of Green Gables

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The book of the week from the bookshelf of our book club is Anne of Green Gables. Anne Shirley is an orphan who is adopted by middle-aged siblings, who actually wanted to adopt a boy, but in confusion, she was sent to them. Anne is eager, dramatic, and also kind. This book was written by Lucy Maud Montgomery it was first published in 1908.

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8. My Father's Dragon

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The book of the week from the bookshelf of our book club is My Father’s Dragon. A child narrates the story of his father Elmer Elevator, who was very cool as a child. He escaped on a ship, went through many adventures, and reached a wild island to rescue a dragon. “My Father’s Dragon” was first published in 1948 and is written by Ruth Stiles Gannet.

7. The Velveteen Rabit

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The book of the week from the bookshelf of our book club is The Velveteen Rabbit. The story is about a boy who had a favorite toy, a stuffed rabbit made of velveteen. The rabbit gets a lot of love from the boy, so much that he wishes to turn into a real rabbit. The storybook was first published in 1922, this book is written by Margery Williams.

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6. The Adventures of a Buster Bear

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The book of the week from the bookshelf of our book club is The Adventures of a Buster Bear. Buster, the bully bear, while playing along with his friends from the green grove, learns many life lessons, morals, and values. First Published in 1916, this book is written by Thornton W Burgess. It is a simple story that will amuse your kids while instructing them in common sense, courtesy, and humility.

5. The Rocket Book

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The book of the week from the bookshelf of our book club is The Rocket Book. Fitz the naughty son of a janitor releases a Rocket in the basement of a 21 story building. The rocket pierces its way through all the stories, and on its way sees a lot of things. This book was published in 1912 and is written by Peter Newell. The rhyming charming book can be enjoyed by young and old alike. 

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4. Peter & Wendy

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The book of the week from the bookshelf of our book club is Peter & Wendy. Peter Pan lives in Neverland and is very mischievous. He flies through the city during night time and loves listening to bedtime stories, told by mothers to their kids. This book was published in 1911 and is written by J M Barrie. Peter Pan spends his childhood in Neverland as the head of the Lost Boys and interacting with fairies, pirates, mermaids, Native Americans, and occasionally with children from the world outside Neverland.

3. The Magic City

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The book of the week from the bookshelf of our book club is The Magic City. The Magic City is a story of a little boy Philip, who loves making city models. One day a city comes to life and becomes The Magic City. This book was first published in 1910 and is written by Edith Nesbit. Philip has trouble adjusting to a completely new life and the changes happening around him. That’s when he engages himself by building a magic city from things around the house: game pieces, books, blocks, bowls, etc. Somehow he winds up inside the city, through some magic, and finds himself among the livings. Later two outsiders also join them. Is Philip one of them? Did he ever get out of the magic city? Read the story to get all your answers.

2. Black Beauty

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Today we have a book talking about a  horse named Black Beauty. A book that narrates his life story and talks about the struggles he faced, and the tenderness he felt. A book with short chapters explaining many morals and values, this book was written in 1877 by Anna Sewell. Black Beauty spends his childhood in a caring home, encircled by companions. But when conditions changed, he discovers that not all people are so kind. Passed from hand to hand, Black Beauty observes love and brutality, riches and neediness, companionship and difficulty . . . Will the pony ever locate a happy and enduring home? This is one of the best classic English stories that catch the heart and creative mind of youthful readers.

1. The Light Princess

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The Light Princess is a Scottish Fairytale, about a princess who is so light weighted that she flies. Published in 1864, this book is written by George McDonald. The light in the title does not refer to illumination, but to gravity, or rather the lack of gravity. The princess right after being born was cursed by the evil of having no weight at all. As she grows, she keeps on flying and it takes a lot of effort by everyone to keep her on the ground.

The only time when she feels a little weight in her body is when she is swimming. But the spiteful women dry up all the water with magic spells. Like every other fairy tale, even here a prince comes. Read the story to know whether the prince saves the princess from all the evil spells or the princess keeps on flying. 

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