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Bookshelf : Books that spotlight children's mental health

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5 Dariya News

New Delhi , 27 Oct 2020

In these unprecedented times, when isolation fatigue, gloom and the fear of losing a beloved has also come to grip children, taking care of their mental health is of paramount  importance.Here's a list of books that address the various emotions children struggle with, and can be companions to them during the hard times.

'The Room on the Roof' by Ruskin Bond 

A classic coming-of-age story which has held generations of readers spellbound! Rusty, a sixteen-year-old Anglo-Indian boy, is orphaned and has to live with his English guardian  in the claustrophobic European part in Dehra Dun. Unhappy with the strict ways of his guardian, Rusty runs away from home to live with his Indian friends. Plunging for the first  time into the dream-bright world of the bazaar, Hindu festivals and other aspects of Indian life, Rusty is enchanted, and is lost forever to the prim proprieties of the European  community. Written when the author was himself seventeen, this moving story of love and friendship, with a new introduction and illustrations will be enjoyed by a whole new  generation of readers.

'Who Stole Bhaiya's Smile?' by Sanjana Kapur

Bhaiya does not feel like playing these days. Could it be because of his new monster friend Dukduk, who is always hanging around him. No one in the family takes Bhaiya  seriously. But Chiru knows there is more than what meets the eye. A story about the lingering effects of depression. The book is illustrated by Sunaina Coelho.

'Hearts Do Matters' by Anita Myers

What the world needs now in these times is love. 'Hearts Do Matter' supports children and adults through the losses and grief in their life. It teaches us that even when loved ones  cannot be with us, we can feel their presence in our hearts. The new release is a beautiful picture book about a little girl who has a very special relationship with her mother. Her  mother promised she would always be with her, and she shows in the book that she kept her promise in the most loving way.

 

Tags: Book , Who Stole Bhaiya's Smile , Hearts Do Matters , Anita Myers , Sanjana Kapur , 'The Room on the Roof , Ruskin Bond

 

 

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