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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.
A lonely king and queen hear a voice calling out to them and getting louder by the minute. A one-of-a-kind bedtime story which handles the issue of adoption with sensitivity. 2018: Best of Indian Children's Writing: Contemporary (English)
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!
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.
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.
The Ilkal fabrics shine yellow, red, orange, green. But blue? An intrepid little girl and her pigeon friend, Chandrakali, learn to make it. A story about dyes and how they are created.
A merry donkey sang through the night in the cucumber field, but the cucumbers couldn't bear it. Earthy illustrations in the patachitra style from Odisha energise this droll new retelling.
Yak yak yak... the tortoise loves to talk. What will it take to shut him up? The clipped narrative style is offset by detailed illustrations in the style of kalamkari textiles from Andhra Pradesh.
Big Hunter catches poor Deer in a net. Can Deer's friends help him escape? A well-loved fable about friendship and resourcefulness. With evocative art inspired by Bengal's patachitra paintings.
When a herd of elephants creates trouble in the jungle, do the little rabbits run away in fear? No! Illustrations are based on the pithora folk style of central India, deriving from cave art.
The old snake is punished — but the frogs had better watch out! An unusual telling, which swings sympathy in favour of the snake. Stunning pictures are based on Channapatna wooden toys.
The smart lion thinks he can use the fox to bring him food every day. But the fox is smarter! A familiar fable with an environmental angle. The energetic illustrations draw from Gond art.
This story about what happens when Gajapati Kulapati catches a mighty big cold is told with simple text and simply delightful pictures. 2018: Best of Indian Children's Writing: Contemporary (English)
Kiran looks for his mother everywhere — in the kitchen, in the balcony and even in the unlikeliest of places! Charming watercolours make this one irresistible hide-and-seek story.
Time to go to school, and the little girl in this book is still in a world of dreams. As she tries to hurry up, her grandmother tells her the secret of what made her father go to school.
When ten little fingers come together, they make many things happen. In playful verse, with bright uncluttered visuals, this story draws children into a game of all that their busy fingers can do.
There was once a prince who hated food. But one day the royal cook surprises him. From then on there's no stopping this mad tale, with pictures that capture all the bondaful silliness! 2008: Gold Medal, Children’s Book Awards, USA (English) 2008: Gold Winner, NAPPA, USA (English)
A sapling becomes a shady tree as a dusty path is beaten into a busy street. This lyrically told story and pictures that blend folk styles, show how development and conservation can coexist. 2021: Selected for United Nations Sustainable Development Goal's Reading List 2013: Outstanding International Book, United States Board on Books for Young People,...
Nobel Laureate Dr C.V. Raman loved the universe, loved science and loved speaking to children. Extracted from a famous lecture, this book is a creative new look at science.