Our select list of paperbacks has contemporary novellas, adventure stories, teenage diaries, fantasy, historical fiction, graphic novels, anthologies and literary nonsense verse, spanning a range of styles, formats and themes.
A visit to Prague takes a strange turn when a spell is cast on Monkeyji. Only Shemeek, the sleeping white horse of Wysherad, can help. A Czech legend is woven into an adventure.
In Budapest, Aditi and friends meet a naughty little creature who keeps changing into whatever anyone thinks she is. But it is this changeling who finally comes to the rescue when Beautiful is in trouble.
Lost in a flood around 2500 BC, Vanuvati is a doll with an enigmatic smile. She is discovered in 713 AD by Mariam, the sister of an Arab horse trader — only to disappear once more. But will Vanuvati ever be found again? This absorbing 'adventure' story covers time frames centuries apart weaving history, mythology and mystery in one grand tale.
Aditi’s grandmother is ill and only a certain rose will cure her. The quest takes the friends to Devon where they meet a boy who lives under the sea and can’t remember anything.
Fourteen-year-old Mati and her twelve-year-old brother, Satya, are secretly spirited away by the loyal Jaya Prabhasa, the most accomplished warrior in the land. This adventure fantasy set in ancient India, long before the region acquired the name, is written in the engaging style of a historical thriller.
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
The postal parrot brings a cryptic letter with a British stamp addressed to ‘Aditi and Friends' — an urgent plea for help. The four friends rush to London, and find themselves on prime time news!
Goldie the dragon is missing! Following a clue, the friends head to Cumae in Italy where they meet the Sybil who knows everything, and the tantrum-throwing Vesuvian Giant.
The Chola ruler King Parthiban has a dream . . . he wants to make his empire the most powerful in the region. However, before he can do this, he is killed in battle. His son, Prince Vikraman, is a child at the time, but he carries his father’s dream in his heart. He grows up in the shadow of the burgeoning power of the mighty Pallava ruler Chakravarti...
The four, along with the lion cub, are off to Canada with a message for the Techno Sage, who has sealed her island with an impenetrable shield. An adventure with a scientific twist!
On a visit to Australia, there is much excitement with hi-tech gadgets and journeys underwater and on dragonback. Only the elephant is worried — will she finally find her name?
On a holiday in the jungles of Kalagarh, Gitanjali and her cousins experience elephant encounters of a very strange kind! A spine-tingling tale that is taut with mystery and tinged with Ranjit Lal's trademark humour.
Running away from unkind relatives, Arif journeys alone all the way from Mumbai to the Andamans... where he encounters the misunderstood Jarawa tribals, threatened with ‘development'. A story rich with adventure, humour and concern for the environment.
An ant, a monkey, an elephant and a young girl set out to tame a fiery dragon! There is fun and adventure in this ‘fairytale' that stands convention on its head.
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.