Who is Sudha Murthy?
Sudha Murthy is a prolific author in Kannada and English. She has written over 24 books that have been translated into several languages, including various genres. Suitable for both adults and the young, Sudha Murthy has genuinely captivated the minds of her audience with her mesmerizing work. Therefore, today we will pick the top 05 Sudha Murthy books for kids.
Top five books for teens by Sudha Murthy
We know how well-acclaimed a writer Ms Sudha Murthy is, especially for her inspiring and motivational reads; however, my inclination towards Sudha Murthy is for her subtlety in glorifying a simple life to be a majestic one. This is not surprising considering the person she is and her philanthropic works, but none convinced this 25-year-old better than her that there is majesty in simplicity.
One interesting fact about Sudha Murthy is that she restricted her writing to Kannada until she turned 50. She then started writing in English for the more significant benefit of the world.
Here’s the list of the Top Five Books for Children aged 10 to 15 years
– The Magic of the Lost Temple: by Sudha Murthy
The famous piece, The Magic of the Lost Temple, is a book about a 12-year-old girl named Nooni who visits her grandmother in the village. She learns a lot of new things in the village. The village environment makes her content. One night, Nooni asks her grandmother to tell her a story. The story of the Lost Temple that her grandmother narrates intrigues Nooni and she, along with her friends, proceeds to search the temple. This book captivates young minds with adventures!
The stories in this Sudha Murthy’s book are narrated from the perspective of a dog named Gopi. A light-hearted novel, this book is perfect for kids inclined towards the animal world. The first chapter starts with how the dog adjusts to a new family who recently bought him. Gradually, it helps the children to develop a compassionate understanding of animals and their needs. Like many other Sudha Murthy books on this list, this one is also suitable for children of all ages.
– The Magic Drum And Other Short Stories: by Sudha Murthy
A collection of old folk tales from in and around the world and stories recited by the author’s grandmother is what this book comprises. The first story is about a clever princess who decides to only marry the man who can answer a question she cannot answer and other such short stories. Super easy reading for your little one; this book will keep them hooked until the end.
– Grandma’s Book Of Stories: by Sudha Murthy
Published in the year 2015, this is one of the most famous Sudha Murthy Books. The title itself engages the younger audience as stories enchant them completely. The stories in this novel revolve around four grandkids who visit their grandparents in their hometown. After a day of full-time Masti, the kids gather around their grandmother, who recites stories of kings, monkeys, and hidden treasures. This Sudha Murthy book is suitable for children of all ages.
– Gently Falls the Bakula: by Sudha Murthy
It might sound like a misfit for children’s literature, yet its eloquent values are a must for growing children. It’s the love story of two couples named Shrikant and Shrimati. It shows how an eligible and studious woman has to give up her studies to play the role of a housemaker after marriage. Shrikant joins an IT company and reaches heights in his career; Shrimati, on the other hand, one day, while talking to a professor, realizes what she has done with her life. It’s a progressive mindset and values of the modern-day to learn from Shrimati when she finally chooses to pursue her dream.
Children must start devouring books in their teenhood. Schools and Parents have a significant role in developing reading habits that make the process enjoyable rather than burdensome. At Akshara International School, we have Akshara Reading Corners, where each child has a personal library from which they read and relish different genres that suit their tastes.
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