Name of the Book: Book Scavenger
Author: Jennifer Chambliss Bertman
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
Ratings: 4.5/5
Reviewed by: Shreya Challa, 7B

Book Scavenger is about a special website called Book Scavenger, where books are hidden all over the country and clues are updated on a special website, left on a wild adventure.

Emily's parents are always taking the family from one place to another, working on their blog 50 Homes in 50 States. Emily, an ardent Book Scavenger, can't wait to move to San Francisco, where the founder of Book Scavenger, Garrison Griswald. And she's working on finding a new book!

Best of all, Mr. Griswald is creating a new game! Emily can't wait to find out what it is about.


Young Authors

Showcases some of our young writers and their writing. At Manthan creative writing starts very early, while the first couple of years of Kindergarten is more to do with developing language skills of listening and speaking, from grade 1 the focus shifts to reading and writing. Children are encouraged to write at every point and they are given not just inspiration but various devices to structure and articulate their thoughts.

Poetic Minds

The poems published here are collected from regular class room assessments of the children done during the year. Its tough to do justice to all and pick the best from thousands of such works, the effort was more to present a sample of children's works rather than select the best. It still gives a glimpse into our young poets and how they use words to express their feelings, emotions and ideas.

Book Reviews

Children are encouraged not just to read a good book but to discuss, analyse and understand it. Book review gives our children an opportunity to present their thoughts on what they see as the essence of the book.

Inspiration Corner

Our Head of the Institution, Ramakrishna Reddy shares the literary pieces that have inspired him over the years and that are of immense relevance to parents today.

Laugh Aloud

While school is as much about studies it is also about having fun doing so.. here our children take a dig at themselves and their teachers for some fun times.


In Spotlight our children interviewers interview various people at Manthan to understand what motivates them.

Sparsh Authors

Young minds who contributed to Sparsh Mar 2016:

Grade 1 Ridved, Krutik, Avanee, Srujana & Avantika
Grade 2 Rithvika & Sonakshi
Grade 3 Rayan & Haasini
Grade 4 Navya, Mahimna, Varun, Ranya, Pranav, Vivikth, Aarushi, Aditi, Kriti, Bhavin, Rohinish, Sanvi, Sai Bhadange, Shaurya, Adya & Anjali
Grade 5 Pranay, Sonal, Nagesh, Sahiti, Nitya, Abhishek, Reeti, Miha, Riya & Rishi.
Grade 6 Sai Teja & Kashvi
Grade 7 Auric, Shreya, Suhaas, Akhilesh, Siddhi
Grade 8 Mahathi, Lahari, Soumya, Suhas, Rishi, Anusrihita, Soujanya, Sanjana, Kashish, Nikhil, Mahita & Akanksha
Grade 9              Rishita, Prasad, Marcus, Akshaj, Valli
Grade 10 Aarushi, Srivardhan, Shreyas, Sanjay & Pradyumna