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. 215.00
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    Mr Moochvaala and his mechanical monsters are going to cut down Bargad chawl, and its residents are worried. They are in danger of losing their homes – their nooks and crannies, shelters and perches in the big banyan tree. It is left to Ali the monkey to find a way out. He swings, jumps and leaps into action, and comes up with a monkey trick that gives a...

  • Rs. 160.00
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    The Kite Tree changes... Its leaves fall, they grow back, flowers appear and it begins to hum with life. But that's not all. It comes up with unexpected surprises! Keen eyes and a busy imagination capture these changes, stir anticipation and raise a flurry of questions. Quiet pictures reflect the tree’s many moods to evoke the movement of the seasons.

  • Rs. 150.00
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    Who should get more rotis — Ookamma or Ookaiah? A folktale about a quarrelling old couple is woven into another story about the lives of children in a village, growing up, playing, going to a government school, watching adults squabble, feeling hunger, understanding friendship and, most importantly, sitting under a neem tree and listening to stories from...

  • Rs. 175.00
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    The monsoon has failed in Yellaiah's village, and everything is dry and dusty. One day, Yella finds a kite. It is a wish-fulfilling kite, says Rajamma the fruit-seller. Soon, all his friends are making wishes – for bangles, a school bag, a full meal... Set in rural Andhra, this is a moving story about dreams and fears, matched by tender pictures that...

  • Rs. 175.00
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    A majestic elephant protects the forests from timber traders, tree-cutters and poachers. The animal becomes such a legend that his photograph adorns the walls of local homes. But one day, the Forest Department receives strict orders to hunt the elephant down… After the gripping Black Panther, Aravind Krish Bala returns to the Western Ghats. This riveting...

  • Rs. 175.00
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    Dhooli, a tiny speck of dust, flits and floats in the air with her friends. She flies past clouds and birds and aeroplanes. She watches rainbows in the sky. What else does she do in the air? This is one of five First Look Science books, perfect for a child’s first introduction to basic concepts about the world around because they were conceived visually....

  • Rs. 175.00
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    Bhoomi the planet plays games with her friend, Moon, traces star patterns, and watches blazing comets whizz by. It's exciting to live in Space! This is one of five First Look Science books, perfect for a child’s first introduction to basic concepts about the world around because they were conceived visually. The stunning pictures convey the beauty,...

  • Rs. 175.00
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    Super-seed Beeji is off on a super-ride! Zooming over icy lands and hot deserts, swooshing down a river… she's a tough little seed who loves adventure but is happy to be back on soft soil. A Beeji-eye view of different landforms. This is one of five First Look Science books, perfect for a child’s first introduction to basic concepts about the world...

  • Rs. 175.00
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    Boondi is a little drop of water who rolls and tumbles in the river. One hot day he feels himself being lifted up, up, up into the sky into a big, heavy cloud. What now? This is one of five First Look Science books, perfect for a child’s first introduction to basic concepts about the world around because they were conceived visually. The stunning pictures...

  • Rs. 200.00
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    A young monk who likes playing football, a professor who has been studying earthworms for 40 years, a designer with a passion for tap dancing… As the title suggests, this book was inspired by the virtual phenomenon of social networking. Kavita's imaginative take on it combines her love for travel with an uplifting offbeat perspective, colourfully mapping...

  • Rs. 250.00
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    Five timeless stories from an internationally acclaimed fabulist and poet. Playful and gentle, they traverse layers of myth with ease to speak to readers of all ages. Well-known artist Nilima Sheikh's colours and delicate textures enhance the nuanced writing. This is the coming together of two fine minds to create a contemporary classic.

  • Rs. 445.00
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    Welcome to a world of elephants, buffaloes, crows, cockroaches and hatttima tim tims. Listen to the birds call kau kau and kukre kuk. Watch pom pom motor cars and chuk chuk trains go by. Play in the rain falling chham chham chham, and dance thai thaka thaka. It is a chemma chekka world of dam padam pappadams and kahbdak khabdak rocking horses and lots...

  • Rs. 125.00
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    Little Siri slips away from home one day and goes around asking whomsoever she meets to smile. Find out why in the pages of this bright and cheerful book that evokes a world of colour and things to discover.

  • Rs. 175.00
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    Hiss! Boo! Muahahaha! Mala creeps up from behind and scares everyone. Then her mother gives her a pair of pretty silver anklets... The pictures of this charming and very popular story have the exuberance and freshness typical of Nancy Raj's work. 

  • Rs. 195.00
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    Hop on for a whistle-stop trip with a lively family to 12 monuments, sites and wonders of the world. But there's also some detective work to be done. Hints in the diaries of the travellers and clues in the pictures invite readers to guess where the family has just been. Spectacular pictures capture the uniqueness of each man-made wonder and draw readers...

  • Rs. 135.00
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    A lonely king and queen hear a voice calling out to them. They look inside their home, in the garden and beyond, searching in vain, while all the time it grows louder... Written like a bedtime story and illustrated with gentle humour, this book leads the reader to discover what 'family' really means without mystifying the fact of adoption. Moreover, it...

  • Rs. 100.00
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    Zesty, childlike visuals that play with the shape of the tree combine with crisp text to make this an imaginative little book that will inspire young readers to care for the environment. The single line that runs through the book connecting words and pictures celebrates the tree in its myriad roles.

  • Rs. 185.00
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    An owl drops a purple feather in a forest. A little girl picks it up and begins a journey into magical lands... The story emerged out of a unique 3D character that Roma Singh crafted out of an old book. She made wild hair from its pages and cut out eyes like moons. Its playfulness demanded a story and Roma soon found one. The touch-and-feel visuals...

  • Rs. 175.00
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    Somewhere in the universe, little 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! Padma is sure of that — because that's what it says in her book. How books give wing to imagination, how flights of fantasy can be as real as the world around…...

  • Rs. 175.00
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    Gulab works happily from dawn to dusk in the garden at the house on top of the hill. One evening he takes back a big bunch of magnolias for his wife – “those flowers that look like the moon”. But on the way, he gives away a flower to Raju Ghodawala with the horse, one to Tsering and her baby who have come from Tibet, another to Lachhami going back to her...

  • Rs. 175.00
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    Sky monkeys like nothing better than to float for hours. Then one day, a naughty little sky monkey does something most unskymonkeylike and there is a huge hullabaloo up above. What does she do that upsets everybody so much? Whimsical pictures add just the mood to this gently happy story that was inspired by light white clouds in a blue sky.

  • Rs. 150.00
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    The quiet villages of Sundarban are terrorised by a monster with wild eyes, sharp teeth, striped skin and pointed nails — Dokkhin Rai! Until finally, Bon Bibi, protector of the forests and people, asks him a simple question: Why do you do this? The answer to this question is central to the age-old theme of human-animal harmony. Set in the lush and...

  • Rs. 195.00

    A thrilling book based on a true story of an encounter with the endangered cat in the Western Ghats of India. Perched on a treetop at a waterhole in a reserve forest in Kerala, the author and his friend, Natarajan, an Irula tribesman, were waiting to sight a tiger. This was when Natarajan told him the story of his first encounter with a black panther in...

  • Rs. 175.00
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    How did people many, many years ago have clothes that were red, orange, purple, pink...? Where did colour come from? Here's a story that goes back over a thousand years to a time when dyers and weavers made colours out of flowers, leaves and roots, to create beautiful shades of cloth. It is the story of Kunku and her pigeon friend, Chandrakali, who want...