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DId you know, that February 2019 has been designated Michael Morpurgo month by Harper Collins? Did you also know that he visited Sri Lanka and conducted a programme for children...

Unexpected conversations take place in a hospital waiting rooms, while you are twiddling your thumbs. Recently, I ended up recommending the work of David Walliams to a young boy who...

I thought I'd write about one of my favourite authors, for today's post. However, I do not know how widely he is read here in Sri Lanka... So make this...

Yes, you read it right - it is NOT the infamous Trump who is the hero of this children's book. Instead, it is a loveable baby elephant who lives with his...

My sons and I started the new year trying out something new thanks to the Makeens sale in December - Graphic Novels and Comic Books! Now I know that the moment...

Selecting original and creative gifts during Christmas is not an easy task. In fact, it is one reason for stress during the Season. Therefore, Mums in Colombo decided to spread...

The author Richard Simon, in his Author Note, says, "Oskar is the fruit of the idea that what needs to be saved is not just lives, but hope." The story...

With the nip in the air, the colourful decorations hitting the stores and the seasonal music on the airways to set the scene, I always reach for a nice Christmas...

A real emotional rollercoaster without a dull moment. I have read many biographies and autobiographies in the past. They all have a bit you skim through at some point when...

Many of us are familiar with the tale of the Steadfast Tin Soldier by Hans Christian Anderson. Like most of his fairy tales, it has a bitter-sweet ending. This Christmas...

I absolutely LOVE the Mr. Men and Little Miss series! So I was thrilled to bits when I realised there were Christmas editions of the books. They are unfortunately not...

My children love animals. So when I saw these at Sarasavi Bookshop a couple of months ago, I just had to buy them. Priced at Rs 290 each they were...

Five-year-old Ronan is visiting his grandmother (fondly known as Granma) who lives in a large old-fashioned house in an unspecified place out of Colombo. He and his parents are hoping...

Book: Kensuke's Kingdom Author: Michael Morpurgo Age: 8+ I heard the wind above me in the sails. I remember thinking, this is silly, you haven't got your safety harness on,

"‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’, releases this week as the final note in the Skywalker Saga and the final entry in Disney’s Star Wars trilogy. The film is capping...

‘Jumanji: The Next Level’, the sequel to the recent reboot of the franchise in ‘Jumanji: Welcome to The Jungle’, enters theatres with more bombastic video game action, fish-out of water...

6 years ago, on November 19th, 2013, parents and kids alike received the wonderful gift of ‘Let It Go’, which soon became a curse to the parent of every young...

Charlie’s Angels (2019) is a reboot of the classic 1970s TV show and continuation of the early 2000s movie of the same name. The franchise usually concerns itself with a...

With Halloween upon us, so are Halloween movies. Unlike most of these films that are chock full of horror and jump scares, ‘The Addams Family’ is far from that. Based...

And so, the film industry proceeds to deliver us another sequel that no one really asked for. ‘Maleficent: Mistress of Evil’ is a prime example of this. The Angelina Jolie...

And so yet again Disney launches another live-action remake from their 'Renaissance Period' of the 90s. This time around viewers are treated to an adaption of the cultural icon that...

Following the release of 'Avengers: Endgame', it's easy to see how it may be hard for future entries in the MCU to live up to the standards set by that...