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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. 2018: Best of Indian Children's Writing: Contemporary
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!
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!
Dip Dip looks everywhere for her friend's lost cat. And when it finally climbs up a tree and can't come down, the only thing to do is…? Exuberant illustrations capture the spirited little girl for whom being on a wheelchair stops her from nothing! 2018: Best of Indian Children's Writing: Contemporary
A lonely king and queen hear a voice calling out to them and getting louder by the minute. A one-of-a-kind bedtime story which handles the issue of adoption with sensitivity. 2018: Best of Indian Children's Writing: Contemporary
Sabri loves to draw. She draws wherever she can. Then one day she sees colour pencils and paint that comes out of bottles and she longs to fill her pictures with colour.
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
This book offers straight-from-the-heart answers to common doubts and misconceptions about disability. The childlike drawings are as simple and powerful as the short poems.
A little girl spills, drops, breaks, trips on things. She is called Clumsy, Slowcoach, Careless... words that scare away all other words. But in her head, words become stories and stories, pictures. With a box of paints and a brush, she sweeps herself away from the names people call her! Vivid watercolours lift her from her everyday milieu into a swirl of...
“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
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.
“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 –...
“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
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
The gular, or cluster fig, flower is very very beautiful, everyone says, and Renchu is desperate to see it. But is it red and big, pink and small, or white and shining like a star? Does it bloom during full moon in the month of Magh or of Kartik? There are many stories, all different, and only the really lucky get to see it. As she goes about her day...
The wheels of a cycle, a merry-go-round, a spinning top… Kayu lives in his own quiet world filled only with circles and the patterns they make. One day, he sees a cricket ball spin and curve and jump before it strikes the bat… 2021 Jarul Book Award (shortlisted – English)
Pouting and shouting – that’s what Anya has been doing ever since her baby brother came along. Because he is a “special child”, her mother says, and needs special care all the time. And Anya is fed up...