By looking at pictures and absorbing their details, early learners develop the basic skills required for reading and for later enjoying the nuances of language. Tulika’s growing list of picture books has several series within it built around concepts, themes, genres and characters. Diverse and engaging visual styles and texts come together to offer an enriching reading experience.

The entire selection is featured here under the different series, going from the latest to the oldest, and available in nine languages. Click on a book for its description.

  • Rs. 195.00

    Jokhu is the biggest, scariest, championest jokhini in the bamboo grove. She sits in a tree and makes everyone who goes by, from babies to bullies, shriek with fear. But one day, she meets a little girl whom she simply cannot scare. What will Jokhu do now? If she can’t be scary, then what can she be?Bold, dramatic pictures make the many demons from...

  • Rs. 215.00

    “What colour shall I be?” wonders the baby bird. And as her feathered friends hop forward one by one to claim their own colour as best, they pick out hues from across the country. Pink like Kutch flamingos, purple like fiery Naga chillies, red like the Satpura’s palash, black like Bhadra panthers… Vibrant palettes take us on a visual journey across India,...

  • Rs. 215.00

    A thunderbolt, a dog, a yawning lion, even a snake! Young ones can turn into all these and more in this playful, early introduction to yoga, a practice to keep body and mind healthy and happy. As one pose flows into another through lively verse and pictures, children get a feel of what their bodies can do, comfortably and joyfully. A perfect little bait...

  • Rs. 265.00

    translator Devashish Makhija   design Nina Sabnani   We are tall tumbling treesWe are berries in the breezeWe are tigers, we are haresWe are rumbling rolling bears… The rhythm of the verse draws us beat by beat into a forest, lush and alive. But who are the ‘we’, so steeped in every part of it? Words and pictures sing together in this light and...

  • Rs. 165.00

    “You shouldn’t trouble black ants, Kuhu. They are god’s little ants,” says Kuhu’s mother, as she stops her from catching a plump, wiggly black ant. If this really is god’s little ant, Kuhu thinks, then it should lead her to where god lives? And so begins little Kuhu’s sprightly search for the answer, as she starts to tail the ant to the most unlikely of...

  • Rs. 195.00

    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?!

  • Rs. 165.00

    Mannu the monkey has been waiting for this day – when the purply-shurply jamun are pulpy-shulpy ripe. But why isn’t there a single berry on or around the tree?

  • Rs. 195.00

    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...

  • Rs. 195.00
    1 Review(s)

    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? Featured on SCBWI's Recommended Reading List 2021 2022 Neev Book Award- Early Years category (shortlisted)

  • Rs. 175.00
    3 Review(s)

    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. Selected for the...

  • Rs. 175.00
    1 Review(s)

    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! Selected for the Tata Trust's Parag Honour List 2022

  • Rs. 225.00
    2 Review(s)

    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...

  • Rs. 225.00

    A bright and bold start to an ABC with animals and rhymes! Selected for the Tata Trust's Parag Honour List 2022

  • Rs. 195.00

    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

  • Rs. 135.00

    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. . .

  • Rs. 160.00

    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

  • Rs. 275.00
    4 Review(s)

    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

  • Rs. 250.00
    1 Review(s)

    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

  • Rs. 175.00
    7 Review(s)

    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

  • Rs. 165.00
    2 Review(s)

    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…

  • Rs. 165.00
    2 Review(s)

    Something's fluttering around! It settles on a shoulder here, on a nose there… Where did it come from? And where is it going? Lively illustrations with a vivid pop of colour put you on the trail of a story that needs no words.

  • Rs. 175.00
    1 Review(s)

    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. 2018: Best of Indian Children's Writing: Contemporary

  • Rs. 345.00
    2 Review(s)

    The drums beat in a swirly whirl of rhythms and rhymes for little ones — a colourful kaleidoscope of originals from well known writers, familiar favourites from the Oluguti Toluguti collection, sounds and resonances from a world familiar to children.

  • Rs. 150.00
    1 Review(s)

    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!

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