“Let’s play house-house!” decide Sunehri and her friends. So they put together some old plates and bowls, empty packets of chips, plastic bottles, a broken helmet… things they’ve collected going about their work in the city on whose streets they live. 2019: Best of Indian Children's Writing: Contemporary Award
Ammi weaves the most beautiful sarees, but never gets to wear any of them! Her two little daughters decide to do something about it – break their piggy bank… Selected for the Tata Trust's Parag Honour List 2021
From a childhood around music to the highs of a performer who took the tabla to the world, this joyous story introduces children to the musical genius, whose busy fingers and flying curls make him the inimitable Zakir Hussain. Selected for the Tata Trust's Parag Honour List 2021 Also available in limited edition English hardcover
The gular, or cluster fig, flower is very very beautiful, everyone says, and Renchu is desperate to see it. But is it red and big, pink and small, or white and shining like a star? Does it bloom during full moon in the month of Magh or of Kartik? There are many stories, all different, and only the really lucky get to see it. As she goes about her day...
“We were late. We were running in the street. We had played in the river, and we had climbed trees...” Everything Amma had said NOT to do! A story of everyday fun that lights up the close bond between a boy and a dog, with clues that gently tell us that the boy is blind. 2021 : Jarul Book Award 2018 : Best Of India Children's Writing : Contemporary
“Tell me please: What is The Night?” asks a little girl of the earthworm, the owl, the firefly… Glowing out from the pages, their answers merge into a tapestry of the more mysterious sides of night-time and the curious habits of creatures that come to life in darkness. 2021 : Jarul Book Award
Whose colour is GREEN? asked the little boy.“It’s mine!” preened the parrot. “It’s mine! It’s mine!” babbled the bitter gourd.And GREEN, RED, YELLOW, BLUE…? The little boy goes on… As bright hues jump and dance across the pages in this tussle over who owns which colour, the sun has the last laugh! Top South Asian Book by Toka Box 2020
The adorable elephant of Ashok Rajagopalan’s runaway hit series is back! Aaachooo! Kalabalooosh! Gurrburrroom! And now – KALICHA KULICHA… Gajapati Kulapati dances in the mud. KALICHAKLOOOOCHA… he rolls in the mud. But when it’s time for a bath, he runs away…! Top South Asian Book by Toka Box 2020
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 2010: Excellence in Book Production, Federation...
Guthli is everyone’s favourite — a happy child who likes to draw fairies, swing and cycle. But then one day she is told not to wear her sister’s frilly frock that she loves, but her ‘own’ boy’s clothes. And things erupt. Selected for the 2020 White Ravens Catalogue
With chirpy rhymes and cheerful pictures, this puzzle book invites the reader to find similar and different creatures — a mostly easy, but sometimes challenging task! 2011: The White Ravens Outstanding International Book, International Youth Library, Germany
A little girl discovers a seed. She puts it in a pot — and then begins the thrill of watching it grow. The wonder of emerging new life comes through minimal text and charming pictures. 2008: Silver Medal, Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards, USA
A toddler captivated by patterns to a young man matching the best minds in Cambridge… Following his singular fascination with numbers, this book brings to children the story of brilliant mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan! 2020 Neev Book Award Winner in the Emerging Readers category
Oh-oh! Ammama’s sari has a hole in it! So she gets down to some snipping and stitching. And the sari becomes a pretty curtain, a snug baby-sling, a perfect plaything for the cat . . . 2020 Neev Book Award - Best Picture Book (shortlisted)
A strong, poignant story about how armed conflict ravages a child’s everyday, how the devastation is not just of homes and lives but also of spirit. 2019: Shortlisted for Publishing Next Industry Awards (Printed Children's Book Of The Year Ages, 0-8) 2019 : Shortlisted for Neev Book Award
Mati pesters her grandmother and father for her own plot of land in the big field. When she does get it, she works hard. And then she hears that a company wants to make a coal mine in their village – the enormous black pit that will eat up all their lands, like it has in the next village. 2018 Neev Book Award for Best Picture Book
Superhero action carved on rocks... A headless statue... Royal inscriptions on pillars and copper plates... Glass fragments from a lost city... These may sound like clips from a fantasy thriller, but are in fact objects unearthed at archaeological sites across the country — and the stories they throw up are just as exciting! 2019 Winner of the Bal...
An engaging journey into the mind of a 12-year-old. With everyday dilemmas to questions of gender stereotyping and popular culture, a must-read coming of age book. 2015: Bal Sahitya Puraskar, Sahitya Akademi
Santosh craves the space for both parents in his life, and decides to do something about it. A short, quick-read novel that explores a delicate web of relationships with a refreshingly light and honest touch. 2010: Bal Sahitya Puraskar, Sahitya Akademi
Soda is a dog who feels like a dog. Bonda is a cat who feels like a... dog! 2019 Publishing Next Industry Award for Printed Children's Book of the Year (0-8 years), Runner-up.
Zai’s uncle is the famous 'birdman of India' Salim Ali, everyone in her family is a birding expert, and she herself can’t so much as identify the pipit sitting right under her nose. 2018 Publishing Next Industry Award for Children's Book of the Year
Ammachi can’t find her glasses one morning and everything goes topsy-turvy! Page after page spills with drama, humour, detail and local flavour as Priya Kuriyan spins a hilarious tale about a crazy day with unforgettable Ammachi. 2017: Nominated for the Publishing Next Award for Children's Book of the Year
Nani has gone. Forever. WHERE? asks Nina. Her mother grapples with answers but Nina won’t stop asking. Finally, she finds her own answers, through the warmth of memories, the comfort of imagination – and a little bit of natural science! 2017 : Shortlisted for Publishing Next Industry Awards (Children's Book Of The Year - Indian Languages)
Lined up on a street are noisy motorbikes, honking cars, crowded buses, impatient autos... In their midst sits Maharani! At the heart of this funny little vignette is a cool-as-a-cucumber cow, an all too familiar character of an Indian streetscape. 2018: The Hindu Young World-Goodbooks Award - Best Picture Book - Illustrations 2018: Honor Book, South...