A few lines of easy text on the pages thread the stories together, while eloquent pictures encourage young minds to explore and expand beyond words. Tulika’s stories are inclusive, sensitive, and avoid stereotyping in both words and visuals – because what children read, matters.
“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.
Playtime on the terrace takes a turn when a strong wind sweeps Chhotu off his feet and carries him up and away to the clouds and the birds! The light and lively illustrations whirl us to the sky and back.
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
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...
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
A little girl spills, drops, breaks, trips on things. She is called Clumsy, Slowcoach, Careless... words that scare away all other words. But in her head, words become stories and stories, pictures. With a box of paints and a brush, she sweeps herself away from the names people call her! Vivid watercolours lift her from her everyday milieu into a swirl of...
A boy who doesnt stop talking, furry cats and clacking needles... Shobha has a dream every night, but she always wakes up before they end. How do these dreams end? She really has to know.
Bananas, sugarcane, coconut, jaggery and a big ball of rice! Gajapati Kulapati has been overeating! The third book about this endearing elephant makes for a tickling new read aloud experience and a cheery cure for tummy troubles.
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! 2018: The Hindu Young World-Goodbooks Award - Best Picture Book - Story 2017: Nominated for the Publishing Next Award...
Nina is at a loss when she’s given the role of Kasturba – after all Kasturba was only Gandhiji’s wife… wasn’t she? Confused, she starts preparing for the play. But soon discovers that an ‘ordinary’ wife can be quite an extraordinary person.
"Come in for a haircut!You choose... We cut!" says the sign outside a hair cutting saloon, so a lion walks in to do just that. But where is everyone? And who are these other lions staring at him?
When Sun was out people did things, but when Moon appeared all they did was sleep! Moon doesn’t like it. She wants to be noticed. So starting from where the three seas meet at the tip of India she goes to the mountains at the very top, trying to ruffle up waters and get attention. But it doesn’t work! 2017: Nominated for The Hindu Young World-Goodbooks...
Graa-aaa-aaa-ooo-oon! Every time Beni Ram tries to sell his camel, Bholu promptly trots back. “The villagers use vans now instead of camel-carts. Nobody wants to give your old man a job anymore,” says a gloomy Beni Ram. But fate has surprising plans for the out-of-luck Beni Ram and his beloved camel... 2017: South Asia Book Award: Honor Book
There isn't a drop of water in the village. The desperate people set off to find a badwa who can ask the gods to send rain. And what does he tell them to do? Go home and paint! An origin story about Bhil art with stunning illustrations in the traditional pithora style.
The life of an extraordinary man, whose questioning ‘why's led him to fight untouchability, urge Dalits to protest against the inhumanity they suffered — and finally, to help draft the Indian Constitution that would ensure equality for all. Visualised with quirky imagination, this is a story that will raise the awareness of children, and make them ask...
Dhum dhum dhum… Dungi dances to a dhinchak beat in this foot-tapping story that will make young readers move and groove! Eye-catching visuals bring to life the dance and drama in a woolly world.
When the lights go off at the cave temples, it is quiet little Kanna who coolly leads everyone to safety. Light or no light, it makes no difference because he can't see anyway. A joyous story that inverts the notion of ‘disability' and portrays a child for whom having a visual impairment is just the way he is — and even a chance to have some fun!
When Salim the knife-sharpener decides to cross the jungle in search of work, he runs into a customer he didn't bargain for in his ‘wildest' dreams! Cheerful pictures liven this humorous tale that ends with a delightfully ‘sharp' twist!
Tiger cub Sultan and his Ammi have a special friend they call Junglee Bina because she loves the jungle. Bina wanders there for hours, unafraid, and taking photographs. It is these stunning photos that show Sultan's life in the Ranthambore forest, even as he tells the story of a warm relationship between a woman and the wild.
Ma buys the perfect present for her little Tokai from a pavement hawker — a toy bird that repeats what it hears. The problem starts when Ma can't make it stop! There is mayhem in the middle of busy, busy Dalhousie Square, with a stalled bus and an angry policeman. Bright, bold pictures set off this hilarious story that captures the soul of Kolkata.
Little Malathi wants to run after hens and chicks, and catch ripe yellow mangoes as they fall — but how can she, on a wheelchair? Moments and experiences from the remarkable life of disabled athlete Malathi Holla, with energetic illustrations full of warmth and cheer.
Little Nonnu's world revolves around her pet goat, Appaka. One day, Appaka goes missing! What will Nonnu do without her best friend? Warm, bright pictures evoke the bond between the two with affection.