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...
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.
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.
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.
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!
A hilarious true story of a cow with fierce eyes and a furious appetite, who chomps on textbooks, clothes and anything blue — till she gets a taste of ilish fish! Vivid photo collages are offset by light doodles in an unusual rendering. 2016: Nominated for the Crossword Book Awards - Children's Writing
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.
Ari may be shy, but he knows he will make a wonderful lion in the class play. When he is neither noticed nor chosen, what does he do? Bold, kitschy pictures capture Ari's transformation into a roaring, growling lion!
When Fakruddin worries, he gets frantic. And Frantic Fakru is now worried because his fridge is spoilt, the day is hot, and he is desperate for cold water. What does he do?
After his big-big sneeze, Gajapati Kulapati is back with a SPLASH! Like the very popular first book, sounds, rhythm, and repetition make this too a perfect read aloud for little ones.
Hambreelmai is the first weaver, happy at her loom. One day, Sheipung the porcupine sees her exquisite cloth and wants it… What happens next is the story of how the Mishmi people of Arunachal Pradesh learnt to weave.
With silly verse, fun puns and exuberant visuals that play with letter shapes, this is a zany, never-before introduction to the English alphabet. Already a hit in classrooms for teaching the ABC!
Ira does happy backflips in the calm Chilika Lake. But she and the other friendly Irrawady dolphins must be mindful of hidden dangers all around. Rare photographs bring us up close to these endangered animals and their plight.
Kukku falls asleep to his favourite story about the giant Kumbhakarna who sleeps non-stop for six months. A lively retelling of an episode from the Ramayana, with rib-tickling pictures. 2014: Best Indian Children's Book (0-5 years), Parents and Kids Choice Award
Little i hops out of the computer to play, but her friends are too busy. So she decides to have her own fun — zapping letters and making them disappear! Bold typography adds zing to a story that will keep young minds tickled and ticking.
Everyone has their own story of Gandhi — and in this book a Warli artist, a storyteller and an animation filmmaker come together in a unique collaboration to bring a very visual story of Gandhi to children. 2016: Children's Choice Award, Young India Books 2014: Excellence in Book Production, Darsana National Awards
Nikoo loves to paint. One day he reads an adventure story about the big blue sea and, as usual, picks up his paintbrush. Suddenly, he falls into his own painting! Watercolour illustrations swirl us into Nikoo's imaginary world.
A joyful tribute to multilingualism that says Mother and Father in 18 different languages — from Japanese to Kikuyu, Spanish to Finnish, Tulu to Tagalog... Illustrations capture the multi-ethnic, multicultural spirit with sensitivity and skill.
From the hills of Meghalaya, adventurous Ka Iew looks down at the sunny plains of Sylhet and challenges her sister Ka Ngot to a race. Who reaches first? A Khasi folktale, with luminous illustrations that evoke the landscape.