Children's Books for 5 to 7 years old - The Paper Plane Flew, The Girl Who Loved to Run: PT Usha, The Whale Who Refused to Poo
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Children’s Books for 5 to 7 years old – The Paper Plane Flew, The Girl Who Loved to Run: PT Usha, The Whale Who Refused to Poo

Hello readers! Today I’m reviewing Children’s Books for 5 to 7 years old that my kid and I recently read and I highly recommend these books to all young readers and parents and teachers to read to kids.

Children’s Books for 5 to 7 years old

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Children's Books for 5 to 7 years old

The Paper Plane Flew by Bharti Singh, Sheena Deviah (Illustrator)

Publication Date : October 23, 2023

Publisher : Duckbill

Read Date : June 18, 2023

Genre : Children’s Fiction (Age 5+)

Pages : 40

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Disclaimer – Many thanks to Publisher for review copy.

Synopsis

One afternoon, Mithi and her father make a paper aeroplane and send it into the sky. How far it will travel?

Review

We all played with the paper plane in our childhood and have lovely memories related to it. The Paper Plane never failed to bring joy in kids even in today’s time. No matter how many toys my kid has, folding paper plane and flying it is the most exhilarating for her and so she and I enjoyed reading this book even more.

The story is about father-daughter relationship, childhood memories, and changes in life and the transition to the next phase of life but at the same time keeping the lovely memories alive through the transition.

This is also an imaginative journey of a paper plane that a father and daughter hurl in the sky in Mumbai that travels and changes hands of people from different backgrounds and reaches to the jungle of Nilgiri forest and is once again molded into the paper and reaches in the hand of a father who makes the paper plane for his daughter leaving for college soon that turns out loveliest gift.

It was fun to guess with my kid where the paper plane will go next and who will catch it and fly it and where at the end it will land. Along with the father-daughter bond I loved how the paper plane journey shows all things in life come to a full circle and the importance of small things.

Illustrations are colorful and vivid. It tells the story itself and kids who cannot read yet can still enjoy the story through pictures.

Overall, The Paper Plane Flew is imaginative, nostalgic, and beautiful children’s book about the Paper Plane journey and father-daughter bond.

Book Links

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Books for 5-7-Year-Old To Read

The Girl Who Loved to Run: PT Usha by Lavanya Karthik

Publication Date : October 23, 2023

Publisher : Duckbill

Read Date : June 19, 2023

Genre : Children’s Fiction (Age 5+)

Pages : 48

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Disclaimer – Many thanks to Publisher for review copy.

Synopsis

Quick as a bird, fast as a train-there she goes! This is the story of P.T. Usha, before she became a legend in Indian sports.

Review

The Girl Who Loved to Run is a lovely illustrated biography of India’s legendary athlete P. T. Usha for young readers. This is the tenth book in the Dreamers Series. I haven’t read any other book in the series but after reading this I would like to get more books from the series.

It was interesting to read humble beginning of P. T. Usha’s running talent that started at age 12 in the school of the small village of Payyoli, Kerala where a sports teacher spotted her talent and insisted she compete with a race champion. How she was anxious and uncertain about the competition but the sports teacher’s encouragement made her run like an arrow, a fast train and quick as a bird and she never stopped after that first competition and became the first woman in India to participate in the Olympics, won many races and medals and became a legend in Indian sports.

This sure will inspire kids to ignite their ambitions and follow their dreams. It shows how the big dream starts small and unknowingly and how the beginning of the journey is the most important in life.

The illustrations are beautiful. They are in the Indian flag color- saffron and in green with white background that shows the story as the national love and pride.

Overall, The Girl Who Loved to Run is beautiful, inspiring, and empowering illustrated biography for children that every young reader would like to read.

Book Links

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The Whale Who Refused to Poo

The Whale Who Refused to Poo by Daniel Kim, Benjamin Kim

Publication Date : June 8, 2023

Publisher : Common Planet

Read Date : June 20, 2023

Genre : Animal Fiction / Children’s fiction (Age 5+)

Pages : 44

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Disclaimer – Many thanks to the publicist for the e-copy.

Synopsis

Baby whale feels too shy to poo in front of other sea creatures, but loses his fear when a wise octopus explains that his poop is vital to the ocean ecosystem. A story about how we are all part of a larger ecosystem and essential to each other’s survival.

Review

This is the story of an orphaned baby whale who is ashamed to poo in front of other fish. He is confused why they keep following it while he poo and so he goes deep down in the ocean for privacy where he meets a wise octopus who explains his poo gives nutrition to fish and he plays an important role in maintaining the ocean ecosystem.

This is a cute and lovely story that subtly gives information on whale life, their habitat, and their importance to the ocean ecosystem. The story also shows the problems fishers and whalers pose to whales and ocean life. It opens the door to discussing whale facts with kids and also the poo situation.

The illustrations are lovely. First few pages are more with illustrations but they are beautiful and my kid enjoyed pointing and naming sea animals and counting the fish on the page.

Overall, The Whale Who Refused to Poo is cute, lovely, and colorful children’s book about Whales and their environment that kid would love to read and learn.

Book Links

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Hi, I'm Yesha, an Indian book blogger. Avid and eclectic reader who loves to read with a cup of tea. Not born reader but I don't think I’m going to stop reading books in this life. “You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.”

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