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
    7 Review(s)

    Ammachi can’t find her glasses one morning and everything goes topsy-turvy! Page after page spills with drama, humour, detail and local flavour as Priya Kuriyan spins a hilarious tale about a crazy day with unforgettable Ammachi. 2017: Nominated for the Publishing Next Award for Children's Book of the Year

  • Rs. 165.00
    1 Review(s)

    Drums beating, cymbals clashing, trumpets blowing… the town of Puri by the sea is festive. It is the day of the temple Ratha Jatra and Pria wonders why the idols of Jagannatha, Subhadra and Balabhadra are unlike any other gods she has seen. Some say that’s how Jagannatha looked when he lived deep in the forest, her grandmother tells her. And so starts off...

  • Rs. 135.00
    1 Review(s)

    HURRY! LAST 15 COPIES LEFT! Playtime on the terrace takes a turn when a strong wind sweeps Chhotu off his feet and carries him up and away to the clouds and the birds! The light and lively illustrations whirl us to the sky and back.

  • Rs. 150.00
    1 Review(s)

    HURRY! LAST 8 COPIES! A boy finds a little seed and plants it. What will grow out of it, he wonders — a tree, a butterfly, a mountain?

  • Rs. 175.00
    3 Review(s)

    Zai’s uncle is the famous 'birdman of India' Salim Ali, everyone in her family is a birding expert, and she herself can’t so much as identify the pipit sitting right under her nose. 2018 Publishing Next Industry Award for Children's Book of the Year

  • Rs. 165.00
    3 Review(s)

    It lets you feel and find, climb and plunge, sail and savour and soar… all from your favourite spot. 

  • Rs. 165.00
    2 Review(s)

    Mati pesters her grandmother and father for her own plot of land in the big field. When she does get it, she works hard. And then she hears that a company wants to make a coal mine in their village – the enormous black pit that will eat up all their lands, like it has in the next village. 2018 Neev Book Award for Best Picture Book

  • Rs. 175.00
    3 Review(s)

    “Tell me please: What is The Night?” asks a little girl of the earthworm, the owl, the firefly… Glowing out from the pages, their answers merge into a tapestry of the more mysterious sides of night-time and the curious habits of creatures that come to life in darkness.  2021 Jarul Book Award (shortlisted)

  • Rs. 195.00
    4 Review(s)

    “We were late. We were running in the street. We had played in the river, and we had climbed trees...” Everything Amma had said NOT to do! A story of everyday fun that lights up the close bond between a boy and a dog, with clues that gently tell us that the boy is blind. 2018: Best of Indian Children's Writing: Contemporary

  • Rs. 190.00
    2 Review(s)

    Everybody likes Adil Ali but nobody likes his shoes! They are old and worn, patched and sewn. So his friends decide to gift him a pair of shiny brown shoes for Eid. And then begins the problem – his old shoes won’t leave him! 

  • Rs. 175.00
    4 Review(s)

    Soda is a dog who feels like a dog. Bonda is a cat who feels like a... dog! 2019 Publishing Next Industry Award for Printed Children's Book of the Year (0-8 years), Runner-up.

  • Rs. 225.00
    3 Review(s)

    What happens when a grouchy giant decides to scoop all colour out of the world – from the trees and flowers, from the birds and animals, the fish and the waters? A quaint, fairytale-like story, set amidst magnificent mountains, leafy forests, swirling seas and skies.

  • Rs. 195.00
    1 Review(s)

    Ostroo the Ostrich wants to tell his story at the Jungle Storytelling Festival but others make fun of him because he stammers. Will he able to tell his story?

  • Rs. 175.00
    1 Review(s)

    Maoo the kitten looks up — and there… above Murali Mama’s jolly smile is something thunderous and black, thick and curly… his moustache! Terrified, Maoo runs away. It takes more encounters with all kinds of moustaches and a few whiskers for his hairy woes to end.

  • Rs. 200.00
    5 Review(s)

    A strong, poignant story about how armed conflict ravages a child’s everyday, how the devastation is not just of homes and lives but also of spirit. 2019: Shortlisted for Publishing Next Industry Awards (Printed Children's Book Of The Year  Ages, 0-8)  2019 : Shortlisted for Neev Book Award 

  • Rs. 175.00
    1 Review(s)

    Joshua loves music. But learning to play an instrument isn’t likely, he knows. Then one day, he hears the notes of a guitar and follows a music teacher from house to house to house…

  • Rs. 175.00
    2 Review(s)

    “Let’s play house-house!” decide Sunehri and her friends. So they put together some old plates and bowls, empty packets of chips, plastic bottles, a broken helmet… things they’ve collected going about their work in the city on whose streets they live. 2019: Best of Indian Children's Writing: Contemporary Award    2022 Jarul Book Award (shortlisted –...

  • Rs. 175.00
    1 Review(s)

    A cat has four legs, a dog has four legs, a chair has four legs... Four is special for Ela will be four tomorrow, and with Cat, Dog, Car and Grandma, it’s four times the fun!

  • Rs. 175.00
    2 Review(s)

    Wherever Shabana goes, there goes Kajri the little goat. The two are best friends! But there is a small gnawing problem that Shabana has to solve. 

  • Rs. 165.00
    4 Review(s)

    “This is a story of three things that happened in my school yesterday. I did not understand them. Maybe you will.” An everyday school story about friends and playing, bullying and sharing, takes a gentle turn. For it is told by Manna, and she has Down’s Syndrome. Winner of the 2020 FICCI Publishing Award –  Children's Book of the Year – Hindi translation

  • Rs. 175.00
    1 Review(s)

    The first chaang, the first elephant, once had big eyes,Which the animals thought looked beautiful and wise.Then, along came a bird, a wagtail, and… Told in verse, this folktale from the Tai Phake people of India’s northeast is gentle and funny.

  • Rs. 175.00
    2 Review(s)

    Sometimes, ‘lots and lots and lots of rain’ is frightening — when water comes into homes and washes everything away. Big Rain was written when the author tried to explain to her three-year-old how the devastating floods in Kerala had affected family and friends and so many, many others. It talks to children through very simple text and evocative visuals,...

  • Rs. 245.00
    1 Review(s)

    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...

  • Rs. 165.00
    9 Review(s)

    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

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