This story about what happens when Gajapati Kulapati catches a mighty big cold is told with simple text and simply delightful pictures. 2018: Best of Indian Children's Writing: Contemporary
Ju lives in a world of hand-me-downs. One day, she finds a sealed envelope in her maths book and this discovery becomes an exploration of a different kind of childhood.
Friendship knows no partition or barbed wire fencing, and all children feel the loss of friends. A moving reading experience with strong visuals using the art of appliqué work common to India and Pakistan.
Every day Soosaiamma sets off selling things from her cart. And every day little Anbu follows the delicious smells coming from her lunchbox. Does he get anything to eat?
Tiji and Cheenu like to eat different things, do different things… and they are best friends! Warm, exuberant pictures from one of the country's finest illustrators build up this universal story of friendship.
An old favourite about teasing monkeys and an angry crocodile retold with sounds, rhythm and repetition — and double the fun, in two languages! The jaunty pictures have the touch of a skilled animator.
Pranav wants Maya to come to his house. “Why?” Maya wants to know. Bright pictures form a cheery backdrop to a narrative that sees a house through a child's eyes, and makes a good introduction to colours.
Little Appu wants to play on the seesaw. But who will sit on the other side? A wonderfully simple way to understand light and heavy, up and down, with dynamic illustrations.
A sweet, simple story with luscious pictures that evoke delicious flavours of hot days, warm friendships and the smell of mango in the air. 2013: Highly Commended, South Asia Books Awards, USA
Gulla saves a little hangul from wild dogs by holding it in his arms all night, even though the mountains are lonely and scary. A heartwarmingly illustrated story set in Kashmir.
Moyna can't go to school because she has to tend goats, collect firewood, fetch water. But she is full of questions. An inspiring story by the acclaimed Jnanpith award-winning writer.
Kali is an Irula, traditionally snake-catchers, and so his classmates find him strange. Will Kali ever make friends? A sensitive story about identity with evocative watercolour pictures. 2018: Best of Indian Children's Writing: Contemporary
Big Hunter catches poor Deer in a net. Can Deer's friends help him escape? A well-loved fable about friendship and resourcefulness. With evocative art inspired by Bengal's patachitra paintings.
HURRY! LAST 12 COPIES! When Paytu the pig goes for a sugarcane walk, she asks Anna and Akka to look after her babies. But the two elephant teenagers get busy in a game of coconut football...