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Raise a Reader with Children’s Library, Trivandrum!

“Every child is capable of using imagination. Every child has a hunger to know things. But not all children have access to the books that can stimulate their imagination​ and satisfy their thirst for knowledge.”​
-​Mary Pope Osborne

United Nations (UN) Day is observed on October 24 each year and marks the official establishment of the organization in 1945. In 2017, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today designated children’s rights activist and Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai as a UN Messenger of Peace with a special focus on girls’ education. As a 16-year-old, Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai had made an impassioned speech about gender equality in education at the United Nations headquarters on 12 July, 2013. Her speech received a standing ovation from all delegates.

‘I am Malala’ is the bestselling memoir of youngest ever NOBEL PRIZE winner, Malala Yousafzai, the schoolgirl who stood up to the Taliban. For this book and other popular titles by inspiring people, call 0471-7964605 or whatsapp 9847320281/8606405917 or email Children’s library has thousands of books from reputed children’s publishers like Penguin, HarperCollins, Amar Chitra Katha, Tinkle, Duckbill, Tulika, Storyweaver and Ms. Moochie. Many of them are award-winners, with bright pictures and rich colors, which are eye catching and engaging. We also have chapter books and comics for the older children. Our collection has books of many genres, like mythology, biography, adventure, wildlife, humour, science, comics and mystery.
Home Delivery available.

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World Tourism Day

Pretty much everything has been turned on it’s head because of the pandemic, including our vacations. Still, we can celebrate World Tourism Day on September 27 by taking a virtual tour of the globe. Books give children the opportunity to learn about the people, places and events that are currently outside of their own experience. Explore the world around you through fascinating tales and facts about them.

Think to Ink (Activity-based Writing workshop) Children’s Library conducted an activity-based Writing workshop for children above 9 years. It was facilitated by Geethu Prakash, Advocate and award winner in numerous writing contests.

The workshop successfully triggered the spark of journalism in children by helping them identify and report interesting things around them and finally present their findings effectively into a newspaper. We could guide them to effectively brainstorm ideas, express thoughts clearly and write constructively.

During the program, the trainer discussed techniques to create a piece of writing that enhances the reader’s understanding of key ideas and information. Memory games and vocabulary activities were also included to enhance their imagination and concentration. Children responded with enthusiasm and thrill to the word and sentence building activities. Organising ideas through mind mapping techniques were also introduced. Summary writing methods were taught and children were made to write down the summary of a small newspaper report.

On the last day, the children took a virtual tour of the globe. A rapid fire round was held to familiarise them about the continents and states. We also had a self awareness activity during the program- it was a moment of introspection when they pondered over and listed down their strengths and weaknesses. The workshop marked it’s end when the children came out with their brilliant work of creativity weaved during the series of sessions. They participated in every aspect of producing the newspaper – from topic selection, researching and writing, editing and finalizing their work. Sharing the end product here, for all of you to see.

Smash it Butterfingers!


Look out! It’s Butterfingers again at Schoolkutti!
‘Smash it Butterfingers’, the latest smashing book from the ButterFingers series by Khyrunnisa A is now available at Schoolkutti. The Butterfingers books have always been a big hit with the young members of our library. Amar and his friends are brimming with enthusiasm to succeed in a badminton tournament that is to be played on Friday the thirteenth. Will they succeed? This hilarious page-turner is recommended for lovers of the sport as it is for readers who know nothing about the game.

Call 0471-7964605 or whatsapp 9847320281/8606405917 or email to borrow your favourite books. Home Delivery available. More than 8000 books exclusively for children of all ages.

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What’s the big secret? Why You Need to Know . . . Period

What are periods? And why is it such a big secret? 11-year-old Aditya really wants to know. Ever since Rhea didi began getting brown paper packages, there’s been something that no one is telling him. …

Told with a lot of humour and heart, this conversation starter, “What’s the Big Secret” (Puffin), a full-colour illustrated book on periods, helps everyone, especially boys, understand the bodily process and quell their curiosity.

It’s a much-needed book that aims to expel the stigma attached to the concept and help parents engage in difficult conversations about growing up with their children.

by Sonali Shenoy

Eric Carle Story Magic and FunReads@Schoolkutti with Matilda

Reading workshops encourage children to become independent readers by focussing on fluency, comprehension and vocabulary. In the current covid scenario, on online reading program is a great way to motivate children to read. is coming up with two reading programs in June.

  1. Eric Carle Story Magic (for 4 to 6 year olds)

Join us for a special program featuring Eric Carle’s iconic books. This participatory program is intended to encourage children to actively engage with stories by Eric Carle. Kids can join in, speak, sing along, move around, watch and listen to lovely stories and songs.

  1. FunReads@Schoolkutti with Matilda (for 7 to 9 year olds)

FunReads@Schoolkutti is an interactive reading program with fun activities. In June, we will be reading and discussing the classic children’s novel ‘Matilda’ by Roald Dahl. There will also be activities that are educational, fun and interesting!

Scrabble Time

Scrabble is a great mind game for kids to build their vocabulary skills. conducted a Scrabble Workshop last week for 9 to 12 year olds. Our budding word-builders had great fun looking up new words, challenging their peers and playing around with words and letters. We had lots of positive feedback from students who attended our last batch.

Our next batch will start in June. Thank you for your support.

“Baby and Dubdub”

Even into adulthood, children’s books have remained a source of joy and pleasure to some of us. These books of innocence, love, wonder and magic help us unwind, escape from the real world at least for a while, and come out relaxed and happier.

Here is my review of the latest children’s book “Baby and Dubdub” by our dear Khyrunnisa Ma’am.

The adorable new baby in the family definitely stole the spotlight but also brought new challenges to her sibling and his beloved pet Dubdub. I thoroughly enjoyed the story of these delightful kids whose sibling rivalry plays out in a humorous and engaging tale. Sweet and warm with humorous descriptions, this book can surely be used to prompt positive conversations about sibling co-operation. Through her warm and entertaining narration, the author demonstrates that in any family, love and affection will ultimately win the day.

This is book is already a hit at our Schoolkutti Children’s Library. So book your copy ahead, if you want to borrow this one. Children’s Library – Something for Everyone!

Something for Everyone!

Yes, we at library truly have something to offer everyone! Be it a 4-month-old enthusiastically drooling over board books, a teen addicted to mythic novels, or even a 70-year-old grandma hooked to Amar Chitra Katha comics, we have it all. We are Trivandrum’s first exclusive children’s library, and we have always had our finger on the pulse of children’s literature. We welcome bookworms with open arms and are specialists in converting non-bookworms to bookworms.

The past year has been stressful for a lot of parents and children, what with online classes, homeschooling, and work-from-home. With school out of the picture, children now find themselves with tons of free time which they are spending on screens. Predictably, parents are becoming more and more worried over the adverse effects of screen addiction. So what’s the simplest solution to wean kids off screens? Books, of course!

How to get kids away from screens and on to reading

How do you get kids to fall in love with books? The answer is fairly simple. Children imitate their parents. So all parents need to do is read books at home themselves. Your children will observe this and want to be a part of it. It is a natural process. So, practice the art of ‘strewing’ books casually around the house as an invitation for them to explore, read aloud to them, and try bedtime stories. Mix it up with picture books, comic books, encyclopedias, plays, and poems. Observe which ones appeal to your little ones. Read to them often, have story-telling sessions, try dramatizing stories – basically, take your kids on a journey they will love. And keep at it until it becomes a habit – for both parties.

If you are not the book-reading kind of parent, you may have tons of questions like what are the popular books these days, which books are age-appropriate and so on. To these questions, we have one answer – drop by library for a visit. A library membership is a practical and cost-effective solution for bookworms and bookworms-in-the-making, compared to building a personal collection of books from scratch.

At, we will get you going on this new journey with our helpful and knowledgeable staff to guide you and your kids according to their reading level. We give book recommendations, we have flexible lending plans, and now, we offer home delivery services as well (charges apply). Just pick out your books from our online catalog and opt for home delivery and we’ll have your books delivered to your doorstep.

We have a growing collection of books for adults as well, from self-help books to murder mysteries. We can confidently say that we are capable of covering your entire family’s reading needs.

So, what are you waiting for? Come on over and check us out. See you soon, fellow bookworms and bookworms-in-the-making!


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