FORTHCOMING/NEW TITLES: MAY 2018

FORTHCOMING/NEW TITLES: MAY 2018

Manic Panic

Manic Panic coverAUTHOR: Richa Jha
ILLUSTRATOR: Mithila Ananth
CATEGORY: Fiction
LANGUAGE: English
AGE GROUP: Younger readers (0-7 years)
PUBLISHER: Pickle Yolk Books
PRICE: Rs 350

ABOUT THE BOOK:

Mom and Dad completely lose the plot the day the Wifi stops working in the house. In a role reversal of sorts, it’s up to little Shivi to get her bored and tantrum-throwing parents to see that there is a perfectly wonderful life to be enjoyed beyond their screen-craze.


A Bagful of History

Bagful of History coverAUTHOR: Subhadra Sen Gupta
ILLUSTRATOR: Tapas Guha
CATEGORY: Non-fiction
LANGUAGE: English
AGE GROUP: Middle readers (8-12 years)
PUBLISHER: Puffin
PRICE: Rs 250

ABOUT THE BOOK:

Let’s take a walk through history and travel back in time!
Dine with Mughal princess Jahanara Begum
Have a jugalbandi with Miyan Tansen
Compete with the nawabs of Chandni Chowk in a kite-flying duel
Be a part of Raja Ram Mohan Roy’s fight for the education of the girl child
Revolt with Indian sepoys in the Mutiny of 1857
. . . and witness many more exciting events!

Peppered with stunning illustrations and unusual trivia,
this is a fascinating read about the unforgettable events and people from Indian history.


My Big Book of Dogs

Big Book of Dogs coverAUTHOR: Various
ILLUSTRATOR: Various
CATEGORY: Non-fiction
LANGUAGE: English, Hindi
AGE GROUP: Younger readers (0-7 years)
PUBLISHER: Katha
PRICE: Rs 120

ABOUT THE BOOK:

A book that celebrates our canine friends and gives us just one more reason to be thankful for the awesomeness they bring into our lives!


My Big Book of Girls

AUTHOR: Various
ILLUSTRATOR: Various
CATEGORY: Non-fiction
LANGUAGE: English, Hindi
AGE GROUP: Younger readers (0-7 years)
PUBLISHER: Katha
PRICE: Rs 120

ABOUT THE BOOK:

A book that challenges gender stereotypes and sketches inspiring messages that will surely go a long way!


My Big Book of Earth

AUTHOR: Various
ILLUSTRATOR: Various
CATEGORY: Non-fiction
LANGUAGE: English, Hindi
AGE GROUP: Younger readers (0-7 years)
PUBLISHER: Katha
PRICE: Rs 120

ABOUT THE BOOK:

A book that explores the important and timely subject of environmental protection and conservation.


My Big Book of Kindness

AUTHOR: Various
ILLUSTRATOR: Various
CATEGORY: Non-fiction
LANGUAGE: English, Hindi
AGE GROUP: Younger readers (0-7 years)
PUBLISHER: Katha
PRICE: Rs 120

ABOUT THE BOOK:

A book that helps young readers understand – and act on – what it means to be kind.


My Big Book of Global Warming

AUTHOR: Various
ILLUSTRATOR: Various
CATEGORY: Non-fiction
LANGUAGE: English, Hindi
AGE GROUP: Younger readers (0-7 years)
PUBLISHER: Katha
PRICE: Rs 120

ABOUT THE BOOK:
A book that examines the effects of Global Warming and shows young readers many easy ways to help make a difference.


Shrinking Vanita

Shrinking Vanita coverAUTHOR: Manjula Padmanabhan
ILLUSTRATOR: Manjula Padmanabhan
CATEGORY: Fiction
LANGUAGE: English
AGE GROUP: Middle readers (8-12 years)
PUBLISHER: Tulika Publishers
PRICE: Rs 195

ABOUT THE BOOK:

Three days to go before a killer asteroid will end life on Earth! Everyone is in a panic. Everyone, that is, but Vanita, who has things to do. Such as saving the planet.  She has a plan drawn up to the minutest detail. All pure science. With just a little help from fridge magnets, a little puppy – and a special ‘shrinking’ gift that she has. Manjula Padmanabhan’s cartoonist’s eye for people and their little eccentricities conflates with a supergirl story to give us this spectacular  science fiction for young readers. A side splittingly hilarious book from a master storyteller with her  tongue firmly in cheek and a straight face!


Look Up

Look Up coverAUTHOR : Kavitha Punniyamurthi
ILLUSTRATOR : Ruchi Mhasane
CATEGORY: Fiction
LANGUAGE: Bilingual (English/Hindi)
AGE GROUP: Younger readers (0-7 years)
PUBLISHER: Tulika Publishers
PRICE: Rs 135

ABOUT THE BOOK:

The sky is the limit as two children go cloud watching! Muted pastel colours create a soft, fluffy feel for a playful story that unfolds in the blue sky and on the ground!


Soda and Bonda

Soda and Bonda coverAUTHOR: Niveditha Subramaniam
ILLUSTRATOR: Niveditha Subramaniam
CATEGORY: Fiction
LANGUAGE: English
AGE GROUP: Younger readers (0-7 years)
PUBLISHER: Tulika Publishers
PRICE: Rs 175

ABOUT THE BOOK:
Soda is a dog who feels like a dog. Bonda is a cat who feels like a… dog! A quirky tale of friendship and identity by the inimitable Niveditha Subramanian. Her warm and whimsical illustrations bring to life a happy story with layers of meaning. Bright colours, textures and expressions work in perfect balance with the seemingly simple text to create a joyful portrait of a friendship that goes beyond appearances.


When Morning Comes

When Morning Comes coverAUTHOR: Arushi Raina
CATEGORY: Fiction
LANGUAGE: English
AGE GROUP: Older readers (13+ years)
PUBLISHER: Duckbill
PRICE: Rs 350

ABOUT THE BOOK:

It’s 1976 in South Africa. In the black township of Soweto, Zanele works as a nightclub singer and is plotting against the apartheid government. Her best friend Thabo, schoolboy turned gang member, has troubles of his own–a deal gone wrong and some powerful enemies. Across the bridge, in the wealthy white suburbs, Jack plans to spend his last days in Johannesburg burning miles on his beat-up Mustang–until he meets Zanele. Working in her father’s shop, Meena finds a packet of banned pamphlets. A series of chance meeting sets off a chain of events–a failed plot, a murdered teacher, a forbidden love and a growing student movement that sweeps across the country like a blazing fire.


On Your Marks: The Book of Crazy Exam Stories

On Your Marks coverAUTHOR: Various
CATEGORY: Fiction
LANGUAGE: English
AGE GROUP: Middle readers (8-12 years) and Older readers (13+ years)
PUBLISHER: Talking Cub
PRICE: Rs 250

ABOUT THE BOOK:

When exams drive you crazy and books and studies are all everyone seems to talk about, it is time to pick up this book.
Did Early Man and Woman make their children take fastest-firemaker-first exams? What happens when a gorilla gatecrashes the examination hall and asks difficult Gorilla Pythagoras questions? Who is a zgnogir and did he pass the most difficult test ever when he was sent to Mumbai? Did Lakshmi Perumal really make the philosopher’s stone while doing her Chemistry practicals? And how did exam day solve the problem of the boy who had a really long name?

Exams have never seemed as full of mischief, and as fun, imaginative and fantastic as in these stories by the very best children’s writers of the country. Jerry Pinto, Shreekumar Varma, Deepa Agarwal, Shabnam Minwalla, Jane D’Suza, Andaleeb Wajid and many others provide a laugh and a chuckle on every page in this book that is sure to chase away the examination blues.

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