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.
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
Tiger cub Sultan and his Ammi have a special friend they call Junglee Bina because she loves the jungle. Bina wanders there for hours, unafraid, and taking photographs. It is these stunning photos that show Sultan's life in the Ranthambore forest, even as he tells the story of a warm relationship between a woman and the wild.
Hambreelmai is the first weaver, happy at her loom. One day, Sheipung the porcupine sees her exquisite cloth and wants it… What happens next is the story of how the Mishmi people of Arunachal Pradesh learnt to weave.
Ira does happy backflips in the calm Chilika Lake. But she and the other friendly Irrawady dolphins must be mindful of hidden dangers all around. Rare photographs bring us up close to these endangered animals and their plight.
A majestic elephant protects the forest from timber traders, tree cutters and poachers. One day, the Forest Department receives orders to hunt the elephant down. An absorbing read based on true events, it highlights the complex cause of conservation. 2018: Best Of Indian Children's Writing : Contemporary
Resulting from an interaction between Indian and Swedish writers and illustrators, this story explores what happens when someone goes missing — perhaps forever? The mood-filled pictures take the story forward.
“My dear, it’s time for bed,” says Ma. But “Can a frog stand on its head?” wonders her little girl. Lost in a world where she must learn to fly with birds in the sky, snuggle a whale, kiss the kangaroo… she has so much to do! Sleep? Not yet!
Minimal text and lively illustrations with an edge of drama skillfully introduce young readers to the fact that those we see as predators can be under threat themselves.
Beboo, a baby sloth bear, lives in the jungle. But many other bears like him are caught by humans and made to dance on the streets for entertainment. Simple text, photographs and cartoons tell an important story.
Little Lai-Lai is curious but stays close to his mother. The world of wild elephants is explored through stunning photographs and informative text, with lovable elephant cartoons.
When his mother is away and his sisters are asleep, Takdir the tiger cub decides to go off on his own. His story is told through endearing photographs and simple text.
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.
The quiet villages of Sundarban are terrorised by a monster — Dokkhin Rai! Until finally, Bon Bibi, protector of the forests, asks him a simple question: Why do you do this?
An impassioned plea against callous fishing practices and human apathy that result in the death of thousands of olive ridleys on Indian beaches every year. With striking photographs.
On a holiday in the jungles of Kalagarh, Gitanjali and her cousins experience elephant encounters of a very strange kind! A spine-tingling tale that is taut with mystery and tinged with Ranjit Lal's trademark humour.
Gundu and Keeri Humongoose take a decision! To move out of the jungle! And so begins their adventure into the unknown… filled with danger from two-legged creatures. Funny and quirky, the story is sprinkled with concerns about the environment, and with little-known mongoose traits that author Zai Whitaker knows well – she’s had them as pets!
A crocodile with no teeth? Poor Grinder N Grater is old and has lost all his teeth. And he is sick of being laughed at by the other animals. And tired of being hungry…