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.
When rock bees build a bee colony in Gowri's balcony, her mother asks Mr Ramaiah, a bee expert, for help. As Gowri learns about bees and the environment, the reader is drawn into a contemplative journey of discovery.
Happiness has begun to leak out of the world… One old woman decides something has to be done, and the wind tells her to go to a certain fish in a green-green lake. A magical book from a Gond storyteller and a Gond artist.
Little Tsomo eats a big, steaming hot momo. And then? A mouthwatering story with watercolour pencil illustrations that conjure up the delicious savoury, and tickle tastebuds.
There are many chickens, ants, pots, snails… that are different. The smart verse says how many — but which, and how? Spotting odd ones out goes to the next merry level where it's fun to find what's different.
The monsoon has failed in Yellaiah's village. One day, Yella finds a kite. It is a wish-fulfilling kite, says Rajamma the fruit-seller. What will Yella wish for? A story of children's dreams and fears with pictures that evoke a rural landscape.
Boodabim floats in the sky, he swims in the ocean and he simply glows in stripes! Who is he? Minimal text and rollicking illustrations make this a most endearing book for little ones.
Bulbuli lives in a bamboo house in a bamboo grove, busy in her bamboo world... Told in a rhythmic, cumulative style, this evocative story spotlights bamboo to make a green statement simply and charmingly.
In his second book, Vinod Eshwer plays with monsoon clouds. The message is simple: rainwater is free, pure and precious — save it. The perfect companion to Let's Plant Trees.
A majestic elephant protects the forest from timber traders, tree cutters and poachers. One day, the Forest Department receives orders to hunt the elephant down. An absorbing read based on true events, it highlights the complex cause of conservation.
With an appeal that cuts across countries, this book draws from the ubiquitous social network to map diverse lives and stories from all over the world. 2013: Darsana National Award for Best Children's Book
Satya lives by the Ganga, and longs to row her own boat. One night, she drifts away into a dreamy, watery world on a paper boat! A magical story with luminous illustrations. 2019: Best of Indian Children's Writing: Contemporary Award
In this sequel to the popular Birdywood Buzz, the jungle is all agog because the Games are on! Who flies fastest? Who dives deepest? While the best are tested, the rest have loads of fun.
The kite tree changes. Its leaves fall, they grow back, flowers appear... But that's not all. Text and pictures celebrate the seasons and the special surprises they spring!
Karimuga is a pleasant rakshasa. He is a beautiful rakshasa too. But that makes all other rakshasas jealous of him. Karimuga can't bear to see them unhappy... A story that inverts ideas of beauty with a light touch, while the pictures add to the fun.
Who should get more rottis — Ookamma or Ookaiah? The coming together of two stories, one real and one folk, gives the telling a tender yet amusing twist. Well known artist A.V. Ilango's strong, flowing lines recreate the earthy ambience of rural Andhra.
Mr Moochhvaala and his mechanical monsters are going to cut down Bargad chawl and the banyan tree, and its residents are worried. Now it's left to Ali, the monkey, to swing into action.
One morning, a mother and child go in search of the sun. Will they find it? The simple story is based on a traditional painting by a master Warli artist, with illustrations extracted from the original spectacular canvas.
A thrilling book based on a true story of an encounter with the endangered cat in the Western Ghats in India. Stunning pastels bring to life the majestic black panther.
Gulab the gardener gathers a big bunch of magnolias for his wife. But on the way home he gives one to the girl with ribbons, one to Tsering and her baby, one to the engine driver… The hill town of Shimla comes alive in the pahari miniature style.
Impish Mala loves creeping up from behind and scaring people. One day, her mother gives her a pair of pretty silver anklets... A mischievous story with freewheeling illustrations.
Somewhere in the universe, children in butterfly-shaped time machines eat scrumptious star-rock salad from Galaxy Stellar 5689, and a volcano erupts fruit juice that freezes into ice-cream!