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Arun has been told never to go to the forest near his house. But of course he MUST! So he slips away one day. All is well until he breaks a “rule”… and has to face the fierce King Yaksha, spirit guardian of the forest. 2019: Best of Indian Children's Writing: Contemporary Award
Young Mara is set on the trail of the elusive Chief Magician of the skies! Magic meets mystery in this gripping graphic novel inspired by a Tangkhul Naga folktale, in which otherworldly hills and valleys have a quiet but strong presence rendered by striking colour pencil art.
A crocodile with no teeth? Poor Grinder N Grater is old and has lost all his teeth. And he is sick of being laughed at by the other animals. And tired of being hungry…
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.
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.
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.
Gundu and Keeri Humongoose take a decision! To move out of the jungle! And so begins their adventure into the unknown… filled with danger from two-legged creatures. Funny and quirky, the story is sprinkled with concerns about the environment, and with little-known mongoose traits that author Zai Whitaker knows well – she’s had them as pets!
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?
A little chokli, a stray puppy, wanders into a muddy rain puddle one day… From then on, he can’t stop himself from enjoying the icky, sticky, scratchy feeling! What he enjoys even more is telling tall tales about himself! With happy, whimsical illustrations, this small book about a big-talking dog celebrates smart and spunky choklis everywhere.
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.
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...
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!
Aditi and her friends are sent to Antarctica by the Island Sage to stop the magic tricks of a little hobgoblin. But once there, they see a bigger problem – global warming!
Practical Siril seems to have fallen in love... with one of Jupiter's moons! With help from the Techno Sage he gets set to build a spaceship to zoom into space and correct the moon's orbit.
A runaway computer programme lands Aditi and her friends in big trouble. The rebellious little Mistress i takes the adventurers on a fascinating exploration of cyberworld.
Singapore, the ‘city of lions', is under threat and Gardy the Lion Cub rushes there with the others to save it. But what if the guardians of the city are themselves the cause of all the trouble?
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.
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.
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.