FORTHCOMING/NEW TITLES: APRIL 2018

FORTHCOMING/NEW TITLES: APRIL 2018

I Need to Pee


AUTHOR: Neha Singh
ILLUSTRATOR: Meenal Singh
CATEGORY: Fiction
LANGUAGE: English
AGE GROUP: Younger readers (0-7 years)
PUBLISHER: Puffin Books (Penguin Random House, India)
PRICE: Rs 199

ABOUT THE BOOK: Where do you go when you just have to go?

Rahi simply loves slurping refreshing drinks, and so she always needs to pee. But boy, does she hate public loos! On her way to her aunt’s in Meghalaya, she has to pee on a train as well as stop at a hotel and even the really scary public toilet at the bus depot! And when those around her refuse to help her with her troubles, her only saviour is her Book of Important Quotes.

Travel with the cheeky Rahi and read all about her yucky, icky, sticky adventures in this quirky and vibrant book about the ever-relevant worry of having a safe and clean toilet experience.


It Isn’t Nice to Be Angry

AUTHOR: Sonia Mehta
ILLUSTRATOR: (Not mentioned)
CATEGORY: Fiction
LANGUAGE: English
AGE GROUP: Younger readers (0-7 years)
PUBLISHER: Puffin Books (Penguin Random House, India)
PRICE: Rs 150

ABOUT THE BOOK: Grumps the goat gets angry with everyone and everything-all the time. All the animals try to reason with him, but when something goes wrong, he can’t stop himself. One day, something happens that convinces Grumps that it’s really not nice to be so angry. What is it that happens?

A unique series focusing on the well-being of young readers, Dealing with Feelings features Foggy Forest, a tiny forest inhabited by many fun little animals. These quirky creatures are always there for one another-helping each other overcome fear, anxiety, shyness and anger, together dealing with all the different feelings one goes through every day.


Junior Lives: Rani Lakshmibai

AUTHOR: Sonia Mehta
ILLUSTRATOR: (Not mentioned)
CATEGORY: Non-fiction
LANGUAGE: English
AGE GROUP: Younger readers (0-7 years)
PUBLISHER: Puffin Books (Penguin Random House, India)
PRICE: Rs 150

ABOUT THE BOOK: Meet the heroes who changed the world!

Once upon a time, there was a tomboy called Manikarnika, who was as fearless as she was iron-willed. When that ordinary little girl was catapulted into royalty, she changed the course of history–as a wise queen, a much-loved leader of her people and a brave soldier who fought fiercely for her kingdom and gave her life in battle.

Third in a series of illustrated books created for young readers to get to know our world heroes better, this engaging biography, peppered with little-known facts, takes the reader through the action-packed journey of Rani Lakshmibai of Jhansi, her trials and her triumphs and her life of courage and innate female power.


Who Drives the Driverless Car?

AUTHOR: Vidya Pradhan
ILLUSTRATOR: George Supreeth
CATEGORY: Fiction
LANGUAGE: English
AGE GROUP: Middle readers (8-12 years)
PUBLISHER: Pratham Books
PRICE: Rs 45

ABOUT THE BOOK: Story time! Paati is here for the summer and Suvi wants to make the most of it. As her grandma starts describing the Pushpaka Vimana, Suvi wonders if it’s like a driverless car, which drives you safely to any destination you name. Buckle up, enjoy the ride!


Under the Invisibility Cloak

AUTHOR: Varsha Joshi
ILLUSTRATOR: Radhika Tipnis
CATEGORY: Fiction
LANGUAGE: English
AGE GROUP: Middle readers (8-12 years)
PUBLISHER: Pratham Books
PRICE: Rs 45

ABOUT THE BOOK: What would you do if you had an invisibility cloak? For one, playing hide-and-seek would be great fun. But is anyone making invisibility cloaks? Or do they exist only in science fiction and fantasy stories? Arnav and Tanisha head to the library to find out. Let’s follow them quietly – they can’t see us, we are invisible in their world.


Sir M. Visvesvaraya: The Builder of Dams, Bridges and a Nation

AUTHOR: Mala Kumar
ILLUSTRATOR: Sheshadri Mokshagundam
CATEGORY: Non-fiction
LANGUAGE: English
AGE GROUP: Middle readers (8-12 years)
PUBLISHER: Pratham Books
PRICE: Rs 45

ABOUT THE BOOK: As a child, Vishwa walked a long way to get to school. As a college student, he tutored two children to make ends meet. And as an engineer, he built dams, bridges and institutions, and the foundation for a modern India. Read this book to know how Sir M. Visvesvaraya observed the world around him, learnt from it, made bold decisions and never shied away from hard work.


Susie Will Not Speak

AUTHOR: Shruthi Rao
ILLUSTRATOR: Lavanya Naidu
CATEGORY: Fiction
LANGUAGE: English
AGE GROUP: Middle readers (8-12 years)
PUBLISHER: Duckbill Books
PRICE: Rs 175

ABOUT THE BOOK: Jahan’s best friend Susie has a lisp. The boys in the park tease her and call her Thoothie and the kids at school laugh at her. Fed up, Susie decides to stops speaking. What is Jahan to do with a best friend who won’t speak?


Mira the Detective

AUTHOR: Pavithra Sankaran
ILLUSTRATOR: Vandana Singh
CATEGORY: Fiction
LANGUAGE: English
AGE GROUP: Middle readers (8-12 years)
PUBLISHER: Duckbill Books
PRICE: Rs 175

ABOUT THE BOOK: An antique watch is stolen…

Packets of Mayamix are destroyed…

A neighbour goes missing…

Something fishy is going on and Mira the detective will get to the bottom of it!


Amrita Sher-Gil: Rebel with a Painbrush

AUTHOR: Anita Vachharajani
ILLUSTRATOR: Kalyani Ganpathy
CATEGORY: Non-fiction
LANGUAGE: English
AGE GROUP: Older readers (13+ years)
PUBLISHER: HarperCollins India
PRICE: Rs 250

ABOUT THE BOOK: An artist, a citizen of the world and a rebel, Amrita Sher-Gil was one of modern India’s first professional women artists. Determined to forge a path of her own in the world of art, she went on to become a painter of world renown. Amrita was born in Hungary, raised in India and trained in France – and she was inspired by writers, musicians and artists across geographies and time. From ancient Indian murals and miniature paintings, to medieval and modern European art, Amrita found lessons everywhere. Take a peek behind the canvas to get to know Amrita the artist, the rebel, the dreamer.

This­ Timeless Biography­ takes you on a journey through Amrita’s life and art, as wars and global events began to change the world – slowly in some ways and rapidly in others. Join Amrita and the rest of the Sher-Gil family as they travel across countries and continents in pursuit of happiness, home,­ learning and ­love.


The Insect Boy

AUTHOR: Shobha Viswanath
ILLUSTRATOR: Monami Roy
CATEGORY: Fiction
LANGUAGE: English
AGE GROUP: Younger readers (0-7 years)
PUBLISHER: Karadi Tales
PRICE: Rs 499

ABOUT THE BOOK: Creepy crawlies and winged insects disturb baby Roy. Bitten, stung and harassed, Roy grows up to dislike them. But one day, things change and Roy sees the world of insects in a different light. This 2-in-1 book by Shobha Viswanath, illustrated by Monami Roy, is sure to delight children.


Thukpa for All

AUTHOR: Shobha Viswanath
ILLUSTRATOR: Monami Roy
CATEGORY: Fiction
LANGUAGE: English
AGE GROUP: Younger readers (0-7 years)
PUBLISHER: Karadi Tales
PRICE: Rs 399

ABOUT THE BOOK: Tsering can’t wait to taste his grandmother’s delicious noodle soup. He invites astring of friends and neighbours home. But as preparations get underway, there is apower cut and the house is plunged into darkness. Will Abi be able to put togetherthe much-anticipated thukpa? Told from a blind child’s perspective, this tale by Praba Ram and Sheela Preuitt is accompanied by Shilpa Ranade’s stunning illustrations.

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