FORTHCOMING/NEW TITLES: SEPTEMBER 2018

FORTHCOMING/NEW TITLES: SEPTEMBER 2018

Ninja Nani and the Mad Mummy Mix-Up

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AUTHOR & ILLUSTRATOR: Lavanya Karthik
CATEGORY: Fiction
LANGUAGE: English
AGE GROUP: Middle readers (8-12 years)
PUBLISHER: Duckbill
PRICE: Rs 225

ABOUT THE BOOK:
MUMMY’S COMIN’! RUN! There’s a mummy at the Gadbadnagar Museum! A real live–er, dead–mummy, and it’s awake! And eating people! GRAAAON Wait, it gets worse. Who’s chasing Ninja Nani all over town, trying to uncover her secret identity? And who’s battling three-headed snakes? When Deepu and his friends find themselves trapped in the museum with the haunted mummy, there is only one person who can save them—but will Ninja Nani reach them in time? Or is she too busy?


Raja Balushahi and Rani Rasmalai in Mithaspur and Other Adventures

AUTHOR: Prashant Pinge
ILLUSTRATOR: Shamika Chaves
CATEGORY: Fiction
LANGUAGE: English
AGE GROUP: Middle readers (8-12 years)
PUBLISHER: Harper Children’s
PRICE: Rs 350

ABOUT THE BOOK:
For the two young siblings, eleven-year-old Arjun and nine-year-old Anindita, what starts out as a boring vacation at their grandparents’ house, turns into a grand adventure after they stumble upon an enchanted laddoo that takes them to the magical land of Chamatkar Nagri. Starting with Mithaspur, where Raja Balushahi awaits his fate at the hands of his arch nemesis, Krooradasa, the children are thrust into one exciting escapade after another – from facing evil jadugars and solving ancient mysteries to rescuing mythical creatures and finding lost treasures. A thrilling adventure that will immerse you into a world of fantasy, filled with captivating magic and unexpected dangers.


Ten Heads for Tanuj

AUTHOR: Priya Narayanan
ILLUSTRATOR: Shamika Chaves
CATEGORY: Fiction
LANGUAGE: English
AGE GROUP: Middle readers (8-12 years)
PUBLISHER: Harper Children’s
PRICE: Rs 150

ABOUT THE BOOK:
Nine-year-old Tanuj loves to listen to the story of Ravana and his ten heads. One night, after Amma narrates the story for the 145th time, Tanuj goes to bed chanting, ‘East or West, Ravana is the Best’. The next morning, he wakes up to find that he has grown nine new heads! Read this hilarious yet heart-warming story to find out if Tanuj ever got back to being a one-headed boy again!


Lucky It’s Diwali

AUTHOR: Nalini Sorensen
ILLUSTRATOR: Shamika Chaves
CATEGORY: Fiction
LANGUAGE: English
AGE GROUP: Younger readers (0-7 years)
PUBLISHER: Harper Children’s
PRICE: Rs 150

ABOUT THE BOOK:
It’s Diwali. And poor four-legged Lucky cannot understand what is going on. The sounds are loud, as though things are crashing down around her. She barks at them, and runs to her human family, for comfort and protection. But then … there’s Adit. He’s the boy in the house, and he startles at these loud sounds too, though he is human. Adit does not like their pet dog Lucky, and does his best to avoid her, but suddenly the boy and dog have this in common—they both jump in fear when they hear the very loud Diwali firecrackers. In the unlikeliest of scenarios, Adit ends up rescuing Lucky, and a friendship dawns. Lucky, It’s Diwali is a heart-warming story, through a dog’s eyes, set during Diwali, about how friendship can lift the darkness of fear.


The Island of the Day Before: Stories

AUTHOR: Zuni Chopra
CATEGORY: Fiction
LANGUAGE: English
AGE GROUP: Older readers (13+ years)
PUBLISHER: Harper Collins
PRICE: Rs 299

ABOUT THE BOOK: Zuni Chopra takes the readers on an extraordinary and consistently unpredictable voyage. Boldly experimental in terms of themes and forms, these whimsical tales—prose, poetry, flash fiction—of the everyday and the extraordinary, the fantastical and the mundane, will keep haunting you long after you have read them. This is a work of exceptional imagination from a young, prodigious talent, a rising star in the literary firmament.


Who

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AUTHOR: Trina Chako
CATEGORY: Fiction
LANGUAGE: English
AGE GROUP: Older readers (13+ years)
PUBLISHER: Tulika
PRICE: Rs 265

ABOUT THE BOOK:
Tiana Singhal’s life has been floating along fine, especially with the plum internship in a well known architectural firm. And then, without warning, it catapults into chaos. She is haunted by screams in her nightmares. She is confronted by a stranger who sets off alarm bells. She finds herself fleeing from she doesn’t know what. There are questions to her hazy past for which she must find answers. But will they be at the cost of her life? Is she losing her mind? Who IS she? A knife-edge thriller that keeps you breathless and guessing till the very end.


Maoo and the Moustaches

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AUTHOR: Arunima Chatterjee
ILLUSTRATOR: Prabha Mallya
CATEGORY: Fiction
LANGUAGE: Various
AGE GROUP: Younger readers (0-7 years)
PUBLISHER: Tulika
PRICE: Rs 265

ABOUT THE BOOK:
Maoo the kitten looks up—and there…above Murali Mama’s jolly smile is something thunderous and black, thick and curly…a moustache! Terrified, Maoo runs away. It takes more encounters with some fuzzy, reedy, bushy moustaches and a few long, soft, pointy whiskers for his hairy woes to end. This lively tale gets livelier with Prabha Mallya’s animation-like pictures. Pop-out colours draw the eye to what’s not to be missed in this kitten’s coming-of-age story.

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