Diverse themes form the core of these anthologies – from issues of gender, the environment, and communal and global harmony, to stories that are just fun to read aloud.
A dragon has to be punished by a boy. But neither knows how to go about it, and they become friends instead. Sweeping through spans of fantasy, reality and time, the author of the popular Aditi Adventures gives us a set of stories that once again takes children on a ride through magic realism.
A riotously illustrated, riveting retelling of well known fairytales, in which familiar heroines are ingeniously recast to overturn stereotypical notions of beauty and strength.
An eclectic mix from 18 writers, including R.K. Narayan and Vikram Seth, which takes on the narrow notion that 'boys will be boys'. Written with humour and empathy, there is a story here for every boy.
Fifteen stories and poems meant for reading aloud, by some of India's most talented writers. Sounds, repetition and drama add fun to the interactive experience of storytelling, reading and listening, and develop language skills in young children.
This timely collection retells stories from mythology and folklore to focus on the need to protect, conserve and value water. Together with interesting facts and a timeline from earliest times, this book makes a creative plea to readers of all ages to treat water, and, by extension, all life, with respect
Five timeless stories from an internationally acclaimed fabulist and poet. Playful and gentle, they traverse layers of myth with ease to speak to readers of all ages. Well known artist Nilima Sheikh's colours and delicate textures enhance the nuanced writing. A contemporary classic.
An anthology of stories from Kashmir, evocatively illustrated. The people, the sights, the places and adventures all bring alive a region little represented in children's books.
Affirmative writings on peace, in a variety of styles, to help children understand and cope with the world around them. Contributors include Paul Zacharia, Ambai, Asokamitran and Safdar Hashmi.