This is a treasure trove of games and activities with innovative ideas of how to have fun.

MAKE YOUR OWN FUN, Josie Curran, Macmillan Rs.299

Four curious children volunteer to test MindNet, a virtual-reality environment where they experience the Internet as a physical space, with real objects and characters.

Fundoo 4: The Mystery of MindNet, Aniruddha Sen Gupta, Scholastic, Rs. 300

After five successful missions – each of which has tested their wits, courage and team spirit –the Taranauts head for the blazing hot world of Shimr in search of the golden Citrines.

TARANAUTS THE KEY TO THE SHRIMP CITRINES, Roopa Pai, Hachette, Rs. 195

What happens when a relentless drummer meets a persistent singer? Musical duets, of course! Find out in this retelling of the adventures of Goopy Gyne and Bagha Byne.

THE ADVENTURES OF GOOPY AND BAGHA, Gulzar, Scholastic, Rs. 175

Seventeen tales from all over the world. Narrated in clear, lively and easy to understand language, the tales are enriched with beautiful illustrations.

THE CRIMSON FAIRY, LADY LUCK AND OTHER STORIES, Andrew Lang, Mind Melodies, Rs. 160

Travel into the Universe and uncover fascinating places where the skies are black, the days last longer than years and the surface temperature rages at 5,500°C.

THE KINGFISHER SPACE ENCYCLOPEDIA, Macmillan, Rs. 99