FORTHCOMING/NEW TITLES: JULY 2018

FORTHCOMING/NEW TITLES: JULY 2018

Spreading Your Wings: A Health Infocomic for Girls of All Ages

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AUTHOR: Ariana Abadian-Heifetz
ILLUSTRATOR: Pia Alize Hazarika
CATEGORY: Non-fiction
LANGUAGE: English
PAGES: 114
AGE GROUP: Middle readers (8-12 years), Older readers (13+ years)
PUBLISHER: Young Zubaan
PRICE: Rs 545

ABOUT THE BOOK:
Meet sisters Anjali and Pooja.
They have a lot of questions about the changes their bodies have begun going through and they’ve enlisted their friends, their myth-busting didi (she’s a doctor!) and their mothers in their search for answers.
Join the adventure to find out what they’ve learned!
You’ll also get:
– 110+ pages of full-colour illustrations
– Guides to help you share what you’ve learned
– Games, projects and DIY instructions to make your own pads
– A glossary of new and interesting words


The Magicians of Madh

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AUTHOR: Aditi Krishnakumar
ILLUSTRATOR:
CATEGORY: Fiction
LANGUAGE: English
PAGES: 224
AGE GROUP: Middle readers (8-12 years)
PUBLISHER: Duckbill
PRICE: Rs 299

ABOUT THE BOOK:
Something strange is afoot at the Royal Academy of Science, Magic and the Arts…
A standing statue sits down with a meditative smile…
A demigod is caught smuggling the Nectar of Immortality into the Mortal Realm…
Traders in Madh find their goods have been turned into djinn gold…
An illegal portal into the Inter-Realm has opened and no one knows who has done it…
A strange creature has been sighted in the vaults under the Academy…
Will Meenakshi and Kalban be able to get to the bottom of it all before the creature in the vault gets too powerful to control? Or is this a cover for something much more sinister―something that will destroy the city of Madh?


The Adventures of Padma and a Blue Dinosaur

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AUTHOR: Vaishali Shroff
ILLUSTRATOR: Suvidha Mistry
CATEGORY: Fiction
LANGUAGE: English
PAGES: 96
AGE GROUP: Younger readers (0-7 years)
PUBLISHER: HarperCollins
PRICE: Rs 399

ABOUT THE BOOK:
Padma and her grandmother, Labhuben, discover that the flatland their cows graze on is not just any ordinary flatland, but home to the dinosaurs that lived in India more than 65 million years ago. It gets more interesting as Palaeontologist Professor Rajan Dinkar, who Padma fondly calls Rock Uncle, reveals many secrets about their hometown, Rahioli, and even gifts her one of his most prized discoveries, a beautiful dinosaur egg. As Padma takes the egg home, little does she know that she would soon be setting off on the adventure of her life with Labhuben, Rock Uncle and a dinosaur called Bluethingosaurus. In an exciting mix of non-fiction and fiction, this book contains curious facts and insights about dinosaurs discovered in India, including:
1. A colourful map showing the dinosaurs that have been discovered across India,
2. Invaluable inputs from renowned Palaeontologists such as Dr Ashok Sahni and Suresh Srivastava,
3. Illustrated fact sheets about the dinosaurs discovered in the Indian sub-continent, and
4. An interview with the Dinosaur Princess of India, Aaliya Sultana Babi.


Weird Maths: At the Edge of Infinity and Beyond

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AUTHOR: David Darling, Agnijo Banerjee
ILLUSTRATOR: Suvidha Mistry
CATEGORY: Fiction
LANGUAGE: English
PAGES: 288
AGE GROUP: Middle readers (8-12 years), Older readers (13+)
PUBLISHER: HarperCollins
PRICE: Rs 499

ABOUT THE BOOK:
Weird Maths is a lively, accessible, fun book about mathematics, the maths that is all around us, that defines us, our intelligence, our curiosity. In this delightful journey of discovery, David Darling and Agnijo Banerjee explore the cutting edge of modern maths and delve into some fascinating questions: Is anything truly random? Does infinity actually exist? Can maths help us understand chaos? Can chess be solved with maths? If there are aliens and if they play music, would we like it? Packed with puzzles and paradoxes, mind-bending concepts and surprising solutions, Weird Maths is a book for anyone who is interested in maths or in popular science.


#HORROR

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AUTHOR: Various
CATEGORY: Fiction
LANGUAGE: English
PAGES: 120
AGE GROUP: Middle readers (8-12 years)
PUBLISHER: Scholastic
PRICE: Rs 299

ABOUT THE BOOK:
A spine-tingling collection of horror stories featuring some of India’s finest new voices in contemporary fiction. It deals with the oldest and strongest kind of fear, the fear of the unknown!


THE FORBIDDEN FOREST

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AUTHOR: Kay S.
ILLUSTRATOR: Soumya Menon
CATEGORY: Fiction
LANGUAGE: English
PAGES: 150
AGE GROUP: Younger readers (0-7 years)
PUBLISHER: Tulika
PRICE: Rs 165

ABOUT THE BOOK:
There are strange stories about the big forest at the edge of Arun’s house, and he has been told never to go there. But of course he MUST! So he slips away one day. It is like another world there, strange and beautiful. All is well until he breaks a “rule”… and has to face the fierce King Yaksha, spirit guardian of the forest, who gives him a very unusual punishment.


LITTLE ANBU

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AUTHOR: Christy Shoba Sudhir
ILLUSTRATOR: K. P. Muraleedharan
TRANSLATOR: Shephalika Shekhar
CATEGORY: Fiction
LANGUAGE: Bilingual (English/Hindi)
AGE GROUP: Younger readers (0-7 years)
PUBLISHER: Tulika Publishers
Price: Rs 165

ABOUT THE BOOK:
Every day Soosaiamma sets off selling things from her cart. And every day little Anbu follows the delicious smells coming from her lunchbox. Does he get anything to eat? Amid familiar sights and sounds, this simple story about finding a friend uses playful repetition for a fun read aloud experience.


THE POOP BOOK

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AUTHOR: Tejaswini Apte Rahm, Sujatha Padmanabhan
ILLUSTRATOR: Priya Kuriyan
CATEGORY: Non-fiction
LANGUAGE: English
PAGES: 24
AGE GROUP: Younger readers (0-7 years)
PUBLISHER: Kalpavriksh
PRICE: Rs 100

ABOUT THE BOOK:
Meet jellyfish, tree shrews, lions, vultures, bees, and lots of other creatures who all have their own special way of pooping – or using poop! Read about the extraordinary world of animal poop!


LUCKY DIP

AUTHOR: Sheryl Rao
CATEGORY: Fiction
LANGUAGE: English
PAGES: 68
AGE GROUP: Middle readers (8-12 years)
PUBLISHER: Mango Books
PRICE: Rs 145

ABOUT THE BOOK:
Priti and her brother Aditya (called Ditto because he wants to do what she does) make wishes
at a ‘wishing well’ at a fair close to their house and choose parcels for themselves from there.
Their schoolmates, Roly and Mini, also pick up parcels along with them. Each child wishes for
something special that will make a difference in their lives; however, what each of them gets is a
surprise. How will Priti and Aditya, Roly and Mini work out what to do with these surprises? And
will they sort out the problems they have among themselves as they do so?


THE FORGOTTEN PRINCESS

AUTHOR: Anjana
CATEGORY: Fiction
LANGUAGE: English
PAGES: 84
AGE GROUP: Middle readers (8-12 years)
PUBLISHER: Mango Books
PRICE: Rs 195

ABOUT THE BOOK:
Indian myths and legends are replete with stories of brave princes, but they rarely speak of
the princesses. The legend of Suriratna, a princess of Ayodhya has, however, been preserved
in South Korean mythology. Princess suriratna is believed to have travelled across the
treacherous seas and overcome many challenges to be united with Kim Suro, a brilliant
Korean warrior. today, millions of Koreans trace their lineage to this union and hundreds visit
Ayodhya every year to pay their respects to the land they believe their queen originated from.


JUNIOR LIVES: GAUTAMA BUDDHA

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AUTHOR: Sonia Mehta
CATEGORY: Non-fiction
LANGUAGE: English
PAGES: 80
AGE GROUP: Middle readers (8-12 years)
PUBLISHER: Scholastic
PRICE: Rs 150

ABOUT THE BOOK:
Young Siddhartha renounced all worldly things in search of the ultimate truth. This is the powerful story of his self-discovery and his path to enlightenment as he went on to become one of the world’s greatest religious leaders—Gautama Buddha.
Fourth 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 remarkable life of Gautama Buddha, who taught the world to look for peace and wisdom and to find happiness within themselves.


THE GLOBETROTTERS

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AUTHOR: Arefa Tehsin
CATEGORY: Fiction
LANGUAGE: English
PAGES: 144
AGE GROUP: Middle readers (8-12 years)
PUBLISHER: Scholastic
PRICE: Rs 199

ABOUT THE BOOK:
Hudhud is horrible to everyone. He polishes off his classmates’ lunches, plays cruel pranks on his teachers and troubles innocent creatures. Until his strange new history teacher decides to set him straight.
The lesson? A curse! Now Hudhud must roam the vast earth . . . with-and as-the greatest migratory animals. His goal? To find the answer to all wrongs. And so begins Hudhud’s remarkable journey: as a blue whale calf separated from his mother in the deep; as a trusting caterpillar who befriends a hunting spider; as a competitive caribou on a perilous trek; as an Arctic tern too scared to fly . . . But fly across the world he must, if he hopes to ever return home.
Follow Hudhud on this surreal trip, through the Arctic Ocean and the Sahara Desert, among fragrant flowers and tall grass, and find out all about the inner lives of some majestic animals and the wonders of the wild.


FETCH THAT COLOUR

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AUTHOR: Shobha Viswanath
ILLUSTRATOR: Shaunak Samvatsar
CATEGORY: Fiction
LANGUAGE: English
PAGES: 40
AGE GROUP: Young readers (0-7 years)
PUBLISHER: Karadi Tales
PRICE: Rs 399

ABOUT THE BOOK:
Rosa, Gulla and all their cousins are getting ready for an exciting game with Uncle Vasu. They have to fetch an object in the colour Uncle Vasu calls out. Would you like to play too?
The Rosa Gulla series introduces early-learning concepts to children. With cheerful illustrations and relatable characters, this book introduces children to colours.


8563: ONE STORY, FOUR ENDINGS

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AUTHOR: Soumitra Ranade, Rudradutt Ranade, Sonali Arun Bhatia, Archana Rao-D’Cruz, Mira Desai
ILLUSTRATOR: Ambika Sambasivan
CATEGORY: Fiction
LANGUAGE: English
PAGES: 46
AGE GROUP: Middle readers (8-12 years)
PUBLISHER: Karadi Tales
PRICE: Rs 250

ABOUT THE BOOK:
Raghunath boards a train from Mumbai to Vajraghat and shares his compartment with a stranger. Raghunath’s curiosity is piqued when the mysterious stranger starts speaking in numbers. This original story by Soumitra Ranade and Rudradutt Ranade features three alternative endings by Sonali Arun Bhatia, Archana Rao-D’Cruz, and Mira Desai. Illustrated stylishly in pen-and-ink by Ambika Sambasivan, 8563 is a delightful mystery for all readers. This original story by Soumitra Ranade and Rudradutt Ranade features three alternative endings by Sonali Arun Bhatia, Archana Rao-D’Cruz, and Mira Desai. Illustrated stylishly in pen-and-ink by Ambika Sambasivan, 8563 is a delightful mystery for all readers.


JUST ONE PAISA (WILL YOU READ WITH ME?)

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AUTHOR: Nadine D’souza
ILLUSTRATOR: Amrita Pokarna
NARRATOR: Rahul Dravid
CATEGORY: Fiction
LANGUAGE: English
PAGES: 36
AGE GROUP: Young readers (0-7 years)
PUBLISHER: Karadi Tales
PRICE: Rs 275

ABOUT THE BOOK:
Raja Dhomak is rather foolish. He wants the kingdom of Muruda to be rich, and thinks the best way to do that is to keep all the kingdom’s money in his treasury! But his people suffer without any money, until little Lakshmi comes up with an idea. Narrated with zeal by cricketer Rahul Dravid, this mathematical folktale retold by Nadine D’souza is illustrated charmingly by Amrita Pokarna. Exciting title music by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy and a background score with foot-tapping numbers by 3 Brothers & A Violin make this audiobook an unforgettable experience.


BABBAN HAJJAM

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AUTHOR: Ira Saxena
ILLUSTRATOR: Mayukh Ghosh
CATEGORY: Fiction
LANGUAGE: English
PAGES: 44
AGE GROUP: Young readers (0-7 years)
PUBLISHER: Karadi Tales
PRICE: Rs 399

ABOUT THE BOOK:
Babban Hajjam is curious to know why barbers who go to the palace to give the king a haircut never return. When it is his turn to be summoned, Babban gets his answer. Will Babban stay out of trouble by keeping his incredible discovery under wraps, or does the secret unravel and seal his fate? Ira Saxena infuses mystery and laughter into this classic Indian folktale, and Mayukh Ghosh’s larger-than-life illustrations make this book a visual treat.


THE INSECT BOY

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AUTHOR: Shobha Viswanath
ILLUSTRATOR: Monami Roy
CATEGORY: Fiction
LANGUAGE: English
PAGES: 60
AGE GROUP: Young 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.

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