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...
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
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.
Flashing swords, firing guns, charging on horseback, planning strategies, talking peace… Twelve warrior women did it all, and how! Some were royalty, some ordinary women. But what they all had was courage. As they led from the front, this very visual peek into their turbulent, fascinating lives sweeps aside the myth that it takes a man to fight and rule...
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
An elephant with nail polish? Illustrations that are a riot of colour zestfully capture Ranganna the elephant who loves colour and wants to paint his nails in different hues!
Happiness has begun to leak out of the world… One old woman decides something has to be done, and the wind tells her to go to a certain fish in a green-green lake. A magical book from a Gond storyteller and a Gond artist.
Satya lives by the Ganga, and longs to row her own boat. One night, she drifts away into a dreamy, watery world on a paper boat! A magical story with luminous illustrations. 2019: Best of Indian Children's Writing: Contemporary Award
Award for Excellence in Publishing from the Federation of Indian Publishers, 2000 for Tamil translation Yaar Adutha Ningthou? 2000: Excellence in Publishing, Federation of Indian Publishers (for the Tamil translation)
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.
From oppressive loneliness, Sonabai Rajawar 'makes' her way into a world of beauty and joy! An introduction to the life and unique creative vision of a quietly strong, self-taught artist, through rich photos and a sensitive telling. 2016: Best Book (Non-fiction), The Hindu Young World-Goodbooks Award 2016: Outstanding International Book, United States...
With gender issues hitting news hotspots, there are more and more questions but answers are shrouded in stereotype and convention. This book ‘talks' directly to teens on all aspects of gender, lifting confusions and creating awareness. Alongside is a visual commentary that prods and provokes, even as it makes you laugh. 2016: Honour Book (Non-fiction),...
Fiercely fun, madly morose and prone to spontaneous combustion — this is Mayil Ganeshan at Not Yet Sixteen. Much like before. But edgier. Older and bolder, the unstoppable ‘Mayilwriter’ rants in rhyme, ponders in verse, and doodles in between. For every moment of clarity, there are others filled with anger, confusion and self-doubt. But Mayil keeps her...
An eclectic mix from 18 writers, including R.K. Narayan and Vikram Seth, which takes on the narrow notion that 'boys will be boys'. Written with humour and empathy, there is a story here for every boy.
A riotously illustrated, riveting retelling of well known fairytales, in which familiar heroines are ingeniously recast to overturn stereotypical notions of beauty and strength.
In her second diary, Mayil is perceptibly older, and wiser to a lot more things that make up teens. But some things don't change, and Mayil will still not be quiet about anything — from sexual harrassment to caste distinctions (even in Harry Potter!).
An engaging journey into the mind of a 12-year-old. With everyday dilemmas to questions of gender stereotyping and popular culture, a must-read coming of age book. 2015: Bal Sahitya Puraskar, Sahitya Akademi
Aditi and her friends are sent to Antarctica by the Island Sage to stop the magic tricks of a little hobgoblin. But once there, they see a bigger problem – global warming!
A runaway computer programme lands Aditi and her friends in big trouble. The rebellious little Mistress i takes the adventurers on a fascinating exploration of cyberworld.
Practical Siril seems to have fallen in love... with one of Jupiter's moons! With help from the Techno Sage he gets set to build a spaceship to zoom into space and correct the moon's orbit.
Singapore, the ‘city of lions', is under threat and Gardy the Lion Cub rushes there with the others to save it. But what if the guardians of the city are themselves the cause of all the trouble?