Library for Children


The library provides many children with their first chance to use and enjoy a library. The school library is a welcoming place for study and reading. The school library is to support the students and teachers by providing access to current, adequate and appropriate information resources. It is also to ensure that all the students, teachers and staff are effectively using the ideas and information. The library encourages the love of reading and development of student’s independent learning skills.

General Information

Udgam school library has both printed as well as audio-visual material like CD-ROM and DVDS. There are plenty of books, encyclopedias, picture books, activity books, dictionaries. The library has books on literature in Hindi, Gujarati, and English. We have around 20,500 books in our library for varied age groups.

  • There is seating capacity of 100 children in the library.
  • Students from 3rd to 9th standard visit the library. They refer books and participate in library activities.
  • The interior of the library have been designed with a view of making it modern and student friendly.
  • The library follows an open access system. The books are classified and shelved according to the Dewey decimal classification.
  • The school has subscribed to 21 periodicals currently.
  • Discover India Science Reporter Children’s world
  • Achlal (guj) Reader’s Digest Avishkar (hin)
  • Champak (Eng ) Business India Sanctuary Asia Club
  • Pc Quest School Planet Champak ( Hin)
  • National Geographic Wisdom Children’s Digest
  • Mentor Science Park Chandamama ( Guj )
  • Chandamama (Hin) Superkidz India Geo Junior

List of Books Recommended by CBSE

Reading may well be the first discipline that a new student of a language comes into contact with. Seeing the words of a language on a paper will often be the first place people see the language, at least knowingly. It is here, in this discipline, that learners will begin to see how the language is put together to make sense. Reading is all about understanding the written word and therefore it is only natural that once you have been reading for a while you will want to progress to writing. Reading is an important skill that needs to be developed in children. Not only is it necessary for survival in the world of schools and (later on) universities, but in adult life as well. The ability to learn about new subjects and find helpful information on anything from health problems and consumer protection to more academic research into science or the arts depends on the ability to read. Reading by way of books, magazines expose kids to new vocabulary, knowledge and expands their horizon in totally.

For classes IX and X

  • For classes IX and X
  • Books by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • The Room on the Roof – Ruskin Bond
  • Little Women – Louisa May Alcott
  • The Call of the Wild – Jack London
  • Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm – Kate Douglas Wiggin
  • The Canterville Ghost – Oscar Wilde
  • The Great Grammatizator and other Stories – Roald Dahl
  • Snappy Surprises – Ruskin Bond
  • Moby Dick – Herman Melville
  • Moby Dick – Herman Melville
  • Artemis Fowl series – Eoin Colfer
  • Daddy Long Legs – Jean Webster
  • School Stories by P.G. Wodehouse

For classes VII and VIII

  • The Adventures of Tom Sawyer – Mark Twain
  • The Adventures of Hucklebury Finn – Mark Twain
  • Treasure Island – Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Around the World in 80 Days – Jules Verne
  • The Time Machine – H.G. Wells
  • Harry Potter – The Series – J K Rowling
  • Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea – H.G. Wells
  • Books by George Harriott
  • The Curious Case of a Dog in the Nighttime – Alexander McCall Smith
  • Stories by Roald Dahl

For classes V and VI

  • The Noddy Series – Enid Blyton
  • Tales from Panchtantra
  • Karadi Tales
  • The Young Visitors- Daisy Ashford
  • The wind in the Willows-Kenneth Graham
  • The Tale of Mr. Tod- Beatrix Potter
  • Gulliver’s Travels- Jonathan Swift
  • The Famous Five Series – Enid Blyton
  • The Happy Prince – Oscar Wilde
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory- Roald Dahl

For classes XI and XII

  • Father Brown – GK Chesterton
  • Pay It Forward
  • Uncle Tom’s Cabin – Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • To kill a Mocking Bird – Harper Lee
  • Animal Farm – George Orwell
  • Nineteen eighty four-George Orwell
  • Short Story Collections By Indian Authors
  • Books by Jane Austen
  • Books by George Elliot
  • Books by Charlotte Bronte
  • Books by Emily Bronte
  • Pickwick Papers – Charles Dickens
  • The Diary of a Young Girl – Anne Frank
  • Three men in a Boat – Jerome K Jerome
  • My Family and Other Animals – Gerald Durrell
  • Rosie is my Relative – Gerald Durrell
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

Other Books and Authors suggested by the Committee

  • Satyajeet Ray
  • RK Narayan
  • Sudha Murthy
  • Ismat Chugtai
  • Vikas Swaroop
  • APJ Abdul Kalam
  • Mark Twain
  • Guy de Maupassant
  • O’Henry

Care of library books

We request the students to follow the care given below :

  • Wash hands before handling books
  • Do not leave books outside
  • Keep books away from water
  • Do not throw books
  • Turn pages one at a time
  • Use bookmark to “save” where you stop reading. DO NOT FOLD OVER A CORNER OF A PAGE!
  • Do not draw or write in library books
  • Please return books on time
  • If a book is damaged, DO NOT REPAIR IT YOURSELF. Tell the people in the library what is wrong and let them fix it.