FORTHCOMING/NEW TITLES: MARCH 2018

FORTHCOMING/NEW TITLES: MARCH 2018

TITLE: The Paradise Flycatcher
AUTHOR: Deepak Dalal

ILLUSTRATOR: Krishna Bala Shenoi
CATEGORY: Fiction
LANGUAGE: English
AGE GROUP: Middle readers (8-12 years)
PUBLISHER: Penguin India
PRICE: Rs 250

ABOUT THE BOOK: “My Snowdrop is rare, he is exotic . . .

I want my squirrel back!”

The Rose Garden’s beloved squirrel, Shikar—Snowdrop to young Mitalee—has vanished without a trace, plunging the gardens in gloom. Last seen in the company of a paradise flycatcher—a stunning bird with a long white tail—he has left no other trail.

In a race against time to save the only white-headed squirrel in the world, the loyal band of birds flies to distant forests to track down the beautiful flycatcher even as Mitalee and her friends uncover the murky underworld of the cruel pet trade. But can they make it before their worst fears come true?

Return to the ledges of the fountain in the Rose Garden and read about the enthralling capers of your favourite feathered and furry friends as they swap stories of daring and wonder.


TITLE: The Cloudfarers
AUTHOR: Stephen Alter
CATEGORY: Fiction
LANGUAGE: English
AGE GROUP: Middle readers (8-12 years)
PUBLISHER: Penguin India
PRICE: Rs 199

ABOUT THE BOOK: “Those footprints tell us of our origins, recalling the first Cloudfarers who came to earth, exiled from the sky.”

Paramount Academy is nothing short of a prison. As Kip comes to terms with this awful military-style school, he makes new friends who have a terrible secret: they are Cloudfarers—a lost tribe of beings from another planet, who have been exiled on earth. And they need his help to get back to their land, away from Principal Captain Lovelock, who is on to them. But

time is running out… Join Kip and his friends as they embark on a stormy adventure on the clouds and through dangerous cliffs and mountains to reach a safe haven.


TITLE: Sacked: Folktales You Can Carry Around
AUTHOR: Deepa Agarwal
CATEGORY: Fiction
LANGUAGE: English
AGE GROUP: Middle readers (8-12 years)
PUBLISHER: HarperCollins
PRICE: Rs 199

ABOUT THE BOOK: Wily old women, a clever nanny goat, a helpful snake, a boy who becomes invisible, a sorcerer king… This is a charming collection of folktales that has humour, fantasy and adventure in equal measure.

Peopled with extraordinary beings – both real and magical, human and divine, animal and demon – this is a charming collection of folktales that has humour, fantasy and adventure in equal measure.

So go ahead and take off on a flying horse, search for an enchanted flower and learn how to turn a dead rat into gold!


TITLE: Inside India: Festivals & Celebrations
AUTHOR: Shachii Manik, Ahmed Sikander
CATEGORY: Non-fiction
LANGUAGE: English
AGE GROUP: Young readers (0-7 years); Middle readers (8-12 years)
PUBLISHER: FunOKPlease
PRICE: Rs 199

ABOUT THE BOOK: Have you heard of these unique festivals and celebrations?

A festival where people express gratitude to dogs?

Another that celebrates the bond between uncles and nephews?

And the Medaram Jatara congregation in Telangana which is attended by over one crore people?

Join Indy and Dia on a super exciting and fun tour of India’s popular, curious and bewildering festivals and celebrations. This activity book will help children navigate India’s colourful festival calendar through engaging activities like word searches, crossword puzzles, number games, recipes, art and craft, and much more. They will meet people from different states, learn interesting traditions, and discover India’s rich cultural heritage that never ceases to amaze. The book also contains activities that parents and children can do together, like building a bird feeder out of everyday items.


TITLE: The Drawing Game
AUTHOR: Anitha Murthy

ILLUSTRATOR: Ajanta Guhathakurta
CATEGORY: Fiction
LANGUAGE: English, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Tamil
AGE GROUP: Young readers (0-7 years)
PUBLISHER: Pratham Books
PRICE: Rs 40

ABOUT THE BOOK: Jeenu and Ajji are drawing circles, triangles and squares. Then they turn them into all sorts of things. This simple story introduces the concept of shapes to children and encourages them to use their imagination.


TITLE: Telephones—Bell to Cell
AUTHOR: Veena Prasad

ILLUSTRATOR: Nishith Mehta
CATEGORY: Fiction
LANGUAGE: English, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Tamil
AGE GROUP: Middle readers (8-12 years)
PUBLISHER: Pratham Books
PRICE: Rs 45

ABOUT THE BOOK: When Alexander Graham Bell first invented the phone, there were only two in the entire town! Now, nearly everyone has a cell phone. Flip through this book and find out how the telephone evolved—from Bell to cell.


TITLE: Why Are Bubbles Round?
AUTHOR: Sukanya Sinha

ILLUSTRATOR: Swapnil Kapoor
CATEGORY: Fiction
LANGUAGE: English, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Tamil
AGE GROUP: Young readers (0-7 years)
PUBLISHER: Pratham Books
PRICE: Rs 40

ABOUT THE BOOK: Maya and Manu want to see if they can make bubbles of different shapes. Like them, you too can learn about bubbles and their shapes.

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