FORTHCOMING/NEW: FEBRUARY 2019

FORTHCOMING/NEW: FEBRUARY 2019

Trouble in the Forbidden Forest

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AUTHOR: Kay S.
ILLUSTRATOR: Sowmya Menon
CATEGORY: Fiction
LANGUAGE: English
AGE GROUP: Middle readers (8-12 years)
PUBLISHER: Tulika
PRICE: Rs 165

ABOUT THE BOOK:
A gang of robbers is cutting and stealing sandalwood trees from the forest near Arun’s house. Worse, the guardian of the forest, fierce King Yaksha, seems to have lost his powers and can’t stop them. Something must be done… and quickly.


Warrior Women

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AUTHOR & ILLUSTRATOR: Tara Anand
CATEGORY: Non-fiction
LANGUAGE: English
AGE GROUP: Middle readers (8-12 years)
PUBLISHER: Tulika
PRICE: Rs 250

ABOUT THE BOOK:
Flashing swords, firing guns, charging on horseback, planning strategies, talking peace… Twelve warrior women did it all, and how! Some were royalty, some ordinary women. But what they all had was courage. As they led from the front, this very visual peek into their turbulent, fascinating lives sweeps aside the myth that it takes a man to fight and rule and protect women.


I Am

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AUTHOR & ILLUSTRATOR: Nia Thandapani
CATEGORY: Fiction
LANGUAGE: English
AGE GROUP: Younger readers (0-7 years)
PUBLISHER: Young Zubaan
PRICE: Rs 225

ABOUT THE BOOK:
Everyone thinks they know who I am. Do you think that too? Or are you ready to listen to what happened, hidden inside these pages? This terrific book gently introduces ideas of identity and selfhood through textured typography and rich, striking colours.


She Can, You Can

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AUTHOR: Garima Kushwaha
ILLUSTRATOR: Anastasia Damani
CATEGORY: Non-fiction
LANGUAGE: English
AGE GROUP: Middle readers (8-12 years)
PUBLISHER: HarperCollins
PRICE: Rs 299

ABOUT THE BOOK:
An A to Z biography of iconic Indian women, one for each letter of the English alphabet. Each character is represented by an illustrative sketch and a 500-word summary. This inspirational and motivational book includes the achievements of pioneering female scientists, doctors, activists, painters, dancers, astronauts, comedians, political leaders and many more from different walks of life.


Flipped: Ghost Stories/Adventure Stories

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AUTHORS: Various
CATEGORY: Fiction
LANGUAGE: English
AGE GROUP: Middle readers (8-12 years)
PUBLISHER: HarperCollins
PRICE: Rs 225

ABOUT THE BOOK:
The Flipped Anthology series gives you two themes, two covers and two sides to open the book from … and you get to choose! Now you don’t need to keep a book away if you don’t like a story or a theme, you only need to flip the book over and start reading again!


Genie on a Holiday

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AUTHOR: Liji Ravindran
CATEGORY: Fiction
LANGUAGE: English
AGE GROUP: Younger readers (0-7 years)
PUBLISHER: HarperCollins
PRICE: Rs 150

ABOUT THE BOOK:
Rohan has managed to get his pesky little brother Kabir on his side; now it’s time to break a few ground rules set by their parents for their seaside holiday. A genie popping out of a washed up can of cola is definitely not part of the plan, but if Rohan thinks they have found a wish-granting slave, he couldn’t be more wrong. Is he clever enough to get what he wants from the canny genie? What does he want anyway?


Lucky It’s Not Just a Christmas Story

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

ABOUT THE BOOK:
Lucky, the Cocker Spaniel puppy, and her human family, Mummy, Daddy, Zara and Adit, are back with a new, heartwarming story this Christmas. Adit and his best friend, Chris, are hatching the greatest-ever plan for a furry friend, Zara misses her best friend and Lucky loves her friends. Christmas celebrates the joy of giving, but do we only give at Christmas time? And can friendship be gifted? Told through a dog’s eyes, this delightful story will have your singing and warm your heart all through the year. It is also guaranteed to make you value your friends.


Elections in India

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AUTHOR: RobinAge
CATEGORY: Non-fiction
LANGUAGE: English
AGE GROUP: Middle readers (8-12 years)
PUBLISHER: HarperCollins
PRICE: Rs 199

ABOUT THE BOOK:
Election time in India is like a festival – there is the same colour, excitement and celebration! And the voter is king! As we gear up for the 2019 elections, this book helps you understand why elections are important and how to be better equipped to perform the all-important task of choosing a government to the world’s largest democracy. This book also outlines: 1. The process of elections. 2. The evolution of the election process over the years. 3. New methods of casting a vote. 4. Importance of agencies like the Election Commission.


The Parrot and the Merchant

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AUTHOR: Marjan Vafaian
CATEGORY: Fiction
LANGUAGE: English
AGE GROUP: Younger readers (0-7 years)
PUBLISHER: Puffin
PRICE: Rs 175

ABOUT THE BOOK:
Mah Jahan, a rich merchant woman, collects birds in cages. But when she brings back a gift for one of them, she learns a surprising lesson. This exquisitely illustrated story is an enchanting fable exploring how hard it is to let go of someone you love and give them freedom. Retold for modern-day readers, this classic tale by Rumi is brought to life by the award-winning illustrator Marjan Vafaian.


The Girl Who Went to the Stars and Other Extraordinary Lives

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AUTHORS & ILLUSTRATORS: Ishita Jain and Naomi Kundu
CATEGORY: Non-fiction
LANGUAGE: English
AGE GROUP: Younger readers (0-7 years)
PUBLISHER: Puffin
PRICE: Rs 499

ABOUT THE BOOK:
The Girl Who Went to the Stars and Other Extraordinary Lives is a collection of incredible stories that teach passion and courage. These Indian women followed their dreams, however difficult they seemed, and showed us that we can be anything we want to be. So whether you’re a girl or a boy, big or small, short or tall—immerse yourself in the world of India’s most loved and admired women, who were once kids just like you!


In My Heart

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AUTHOR: Nandana Dev Sen
ILLUSTRATOR: Ruchi Mhasane
CATEGORY: Fiction
LANGUAGE: English
AGE GROUP: Younger readers (0-7 years)
PUBLISHER: Puffin
PRICE: Rs 299

ABOUT THE BOOK:
Mia knows that she came out of Mumma’s heart and Papa’s heart. That’s why she’s so much like them. But when Mia learns that she has a tummy mummy too, she can’t wait to find her! Does anyone know where her tummy mummy is? Mia’s search will take her to many places, only to lead her some place even bigger.

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