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Murali is being chased by a parrot that keeps repeating what he says and doing what he does. What kind of a bothersome bird is this that has Murali in a flap?!
Ammu and her friends haven’t heard That bags get stuck in the guts of birds... So when she leaves her plastic bottle boat to bob its way from stream to sea, Ammu has no idea what dangers she has set adrift. She doesn’t know that her boat might end up in the belly of a whale. Or that there’s a fish or seal about to eat its very last meal of a plastic cap...
Bumoni’s big backyard, just outside the Kaziranga National Park, is bursting with banana trees. But one night, a herd of wild elephants crosses the river, discovers the trees, and gorges on them… What will Bumoni’s family do now?
Gulab’s classmates call her ‘Stinky Gulab’, and it’s not because she smells. Her father is a manual scavenger — he is made to clean drains and gutters with his bare hands, even today! “Why do you do it?!” asks Gulab angrily. With a determination to help him, and a little help from science, she takes the first bold step towards change.
An Uncle From Far Away comes to little Amiya’s school in Gurez, Kashmir, and shows her class a storybook with beautiful pictures. Amiya is fascinated! Now, they must build a library, he says. But how? Amiya finds a way, as stories flow over steaming cups of pink noon chai and buttery kulchas!
One day, when Prime Minister Nehru opened his overstuffed mail bag, out tumbled hundreds of colourfully decorated letters — from children in Japan! “We have never seen a live elephant,” they said. “Could you kindly send us one from India?” This exuberant picture book takes readers across land and sea to tell how Indira, Ambika, Murugan and others became...
Whose colour is GREEN, RED, YELLOW, BLUE…? A little boy asks and sets off a tussle over who owns which colour, as the sun watches the fun! Top South Asian Book by Toka Box 2020 Selected for PFC- VoW 2021 Longlist for Children's Writing/ Picture Books
Squiggles and swirls, loops and curls, diamonds and dots. . . and a small surprise! The little girl watches as her mother traces the cool, moist patterns on her palm. Then comes the waiting. . .
The adorable elephant of Ashok Rajagopalan’s runaway hit series is back! Aaachooo! Kalabalooosh! Gurrburrroom! And now – KALICHA KULICHA… Gajapati Kulapati dances in the mud. KALICHAKLOOOOCHA… he rolls in the mud. But when it’s time for a bath, he runs away…! Top South Asian Book by Toka Box 2021
From a childhood around music to the highs of a performer who took the tabla to the world, this joyous story introduces children to the musical genius, whose busy fingers and flying curls make him the inimitable Zakir Hussain. Selected for the Tata Trust's Parag Honour List 2021 Also available in limited edition English hardcover
A toddler captivated by patterns to a young man matching the best minds in Cambridge… Following his singular fascination with numbers, this book brings to children the story of brilliant mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan! 2020 Neev Book Award Winner in the Emerging Readers category
Ammi weaves the most beautiful sarees, but never gets to wear any of them! Her two little daughters decide to do something about it – break their piggy bank… Selected for the Tata Trust's Parag Honour List 2021
HURRY! LAST 15 COPIES ! Your family, the shape of your nose, what you love to eat, the words you use, what makes you happy or sad, the keepsakes you collect... Lots of little things come together to make you YOU, and me ME…
Pouting and shouting – that’s what Anya has been doing ever since her baby brother came along. Because he is a “special child”, her mother says, and needs special care all the time. And Anya is fed up...
The wheels of a cycle, a merry-go-round, a spinning top… Kayu lives in his own quiet world filled only with circles and the patterns they make. One day, he sees a cricket ball spin and curve and jump before it strikes the bat… 2021 Jarul Book Award (shortlisted – English)
The gular, or cluster fig, flower is very very beautiful, everyone says, and Renchu is desperate to see it. But is it red and big, pink and small, or white and shining like a star? Does it bloom during full moon in the month of Magh or of Kartik? There are many stories, all different, and only the really lucky get to see it. As she goes about her day...
Lila’s classmates have started losing their teeth. They all have many stories to tell. What happens to Lila’s loose tooth? A story every little child with shaky teeth will love!
Oh-oh! Ammama’s sari has a hole in it! So she gets down to some snipping and stitching. And the sari becomes a pretty curtain, a snug baby-sling, a perfect plaything for the cat . . . 2020 Neev Book Award - Best Picture Book (shortlisted)
Guthli is everyone’s favourite — a happy child who likes to draw fairies, swing and cycle. But then one day she is told not to wear her sister’s frilly frock that she loves, but her ‘own’ boy’s clothes. And things erupt. Selected for the 2020 White Ravens Catalogue
Phumtopchen is a happy little ‘Giant Girl’, who loves to blow passing clouds into different shapes and eat them up too. So when people are threatened by some big, black clouds, it is Phumtopchen to the rescue, for she knows exactly what to do! A charming old-world folk-style story in verse about a little supergirl, set high in the northeastern hills, with...