FORTHCOMING AND NEW BOOKS – APRIL 2019

FORTHCOMING AND NEW BOOKS – APRIL 2019

YOUNG READERS (0-7 YEARS)

THE ADVENTURES OF BIPLOB THE BUMBLEBEE

Author: Abhishek Talwar
Illustrator: Sonal Goyal
Category:  Fiction
Language: English
Publisher: Penguin
Price: Rs. 199

ABOUT THE BOOK: Biplob is a very busy bumblebee. When he isn’t collecting nectar, he is off on rollicking adventures to save his garden with the help of his friends Farmer Balram and the flowers. From harvesting water to saving baby plants from a dangerous infection, Biplob comes up with innovative ideas that are always eco-friendly. Here’s a collection of vibrantly illustrated stories that promise to teach kids something new through lessons on science and friendship.


PISHI AND ME

Author: Timira Gupta
Illustrator: Rajiv Eipe
Category: Fiction
Language: English
Publisher: Pratham Books
Price: Rs 45

ABOUT THE BOOK: Chutku returns from his walks with his aunt, his pocket full of treasures and stories. Narrated from a child’s point of view, this is the story of the heart-warming relationship between an aunt and her nephew.


TINE AND THE FARAWAY MOUNTAIN

Author: Shikha Tripathi
Illustrator: Ogin Nayam
Category: Fiction
Language: English
Publisher: Pratham Books
Price: Rs 40

ABOUT THE BOOK: Whooshoo. In the hilly town of Echali, Tine hears the mountains calling to her. Can Tine reach the top of the highest mountain in the world?  Based on the life of a mountaineer from Arunachal Pradesh, this book celebrates the power of dreams and believing in yourself.


TALKING IN TWOS

Author: Sarat Talluri Rao
Illustrator: Joanna Mendes
Category: Fiction
Language: English
Publisher: Pratham Books
Price: Rs 45

ABOUT THE BOOK: Computers use a special language called Binary. This has only two symbols – 0 and 1. But it manages to pass on the most complex messages. Find out how!


MISSION CYCLE

Author: Rohini Mohan
Illustrator: Jayesh Sivan
Category: Fiction
Language: English
Publisher: Pratham Books
Price: Rs. 50

ABOUT THE BOOK: Noorain is eager to learn cycling so that she can win a race against her best friend Wasim. But Noorains Mission Cycle is complicated by C-U-R-F-E-W in her city.


THE MYSTERY OF THE CYBER FRIEND

Author: Zac O’Yeah
Illustrator: Niloufer Wadia
Category: Fiction
Language: English
Publisher: Pratham Books
Price: Rs. 55

ABOUT THE BOOK: Shree loves learning new things on the computer. It has games and it has social media sites. She is thrilled to make a new friend on one such site. But is this friend lying to her. Find out for yourself in this cyber thriller.


UNLUCKY CHUMKI

Author: Lesley D. Biswas
Illustrator: Anupama Ajinkya Apte
Category: Fiction
Language: English
Publisher: Duckbill
Price: Rs. 175

ABOUT THE BOOK: Everyone says Chumki is unlucky and makes things go wrong with her ‘magic’. No wonder she has no friends. Can her brother Aki’s plan help Chumki make friends?


CAT’S EGG

Author: Aparna Karthikeyan
Illustrator: Christine Kastl
Category: Fiction
Language: English
Publisher: Karadi Tales
Price: Rs. 399

ABOUT THE BOOK: How long does it take to hatch a kitten? Cat isn’t sure, but she would rather be snacking or napping. Join her as she looks around for a babysitter for her mysterious golden egg. She seeks help from her baffled friend Dog, a crow, a cuckoo, and a turtle, for as we all know, it takes a village to raise an egg. Aparna Karthikeyan’s delightfully humorous prose is complemented by Christine Kastl’s art that has an almost three-dimensional quality to it. Together, they take you on a feline adventure quite unlike any other.


GET OFF THAT CAMEL!

Author: A.H. Benjamin
Illustrator: Krishna Bala Shenoi
Language: English
Publisher: Karadi Tales
Price: Rs. 399

ABOUT THE BOOK: From the time Meena was a baby, she’s been obsessed with camels. This fixation becomes stronger when she’s gifted a real camel for her birthday. Thrilled with her new pet, Meena simply refuses to get off that camel! This delightful story by veteran children’s author A.H. Benjamin is accompanied by Krishna Bala Shenoi’s vibrant, colourful illustrations, and promises to take readers on a ride they’ll never forget.


THE WHY SERIES

Author: Sheila Dhir
Illustrators: Malavika P.C., Sheila Dhir
Language: English
Publisher: Mango Books
Price: Rs. 99 each

ABOUT THE BOOKS: A series of six books on the issues of AIDS, autism, cancer, asthma, blindness, and the girl child.


MIDDLE READERS (8-12 YEARS)

 SHIVAJI MAHARAJ

Author: Sonia Mehta
Language: English
Category: Fiction
Publisher: Penguin India
Price: Rs. 150

ABOUT THE BOOK: In the land of the Marathas, there was once a fearless young ruler called Shivaji. He was known for his bravery and effective war strategies. This young man went on to become Chhattrapati Shivaji Maharaj – one of India’s greatest kings, and a thorn in the side of the mighty Mughal Empire. The Maratha Empire that he established changed the course of India’s history, becoming a major military power.

Fifth in a series of illustrated books created for young readers to get to know our world heroes betters, this engaging biography, peppered with little-known facts, takes the reader through the awe-inspiring journey of Shivaji, built on his determination and valour as well as his exemplary victories.


MY COUNTRY, MY GOVERNMENT

Author: Rohini Oomman
Language: English
Category: Non-fiction
Publisher: Scholastic
Price: Rs 295

ABOUT THE BOOK: What does a Prime Minister do? Who is the head of the Union Executive? How are judges chosen? Rohini Oomman takes on and breaks down the complicated functioning of the Indian government into bite-size nuggets of information. From the formation of the Indian Constitution to today’s election system, this book tackles complex subjects in a clear, easy-to-understand way with exercises and explanations. A cool and fun informative guide to your country—The Constitution, The Legislature, The Union Executive and The Judiciary.


A THUD IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT

Author: Arathi Menon
Illustrator: K.R. Raji
Language: English
Category: Fiction
Publisher: Mango Books
Price: Rs. 250

ABOUT THE BOOK: Arj, Tam and Mira are spending their summer holidays in Elathoor, a little village in Kerala when Arj’s mother’s jewellery gets stolen. They decide to become detectives and catch the thief but there are so many suspects. Is it Pinching Kodavis or Dumdumchechi – the milking lady fatter than a cow? Is it DoubleMean – the fisherwoman who starves the cat or Taramma – the retired ‘poor’ nurse who has a BMW? Or Well Cleaner Mani with his upside-down Russian secret? Who could the thief possibly be?


POPS!

Author: Balaji Venkataramanan
Language: English
Category: Fiction
Publisher: Duckbill
Price: Rs. 225

ABOUT THE BOOK: My name is V. Arun. I am seven years old. My father’s name is Venkatesh. He is very good. He never gets mad at me. He buys me a lot of toys and chocolates … I love my father.

That’s a big bluff. Arun has never met his dad. He has only seen his photograph in the wedding album. And he hates him.

Then one day, his father comes back. His mother has to take Arun to meet him once a month. It’s a court order. His grandparents say that the Man is very bad and might try to take him away from his mom.

Arun is scared and angry.

But why does the Man keep bringing him gifts? Why does he play with dogs? Why does he climb like a monkey? Why does he keep saying ‘Pop! Pop! Pop!’? As if Arun could ever start calling this strange Man ‘Pops’!


THE GREEN WORLD SERIES

Author: Sonia Mehta
Language: English
Category: Fiction/Activity Book
Publisher: Penguin India
Price: Rs. 225 each

ABOUT THE BOOKS: Dewy, Woosh, Petals, Pebbles and Waggy call themselves the Econuts because they are simply nuts about ecology and the environment!

Learn all about the many ways in which you can help save Planet Earth in this series of five story-and-activity books, aimed at generating ecological awareness through a mix of fiction, puzzles, games, activities and more.


ADVANCED READERS (13+)

BORN TO DIE

Author: Rhea Kumar
Language: English
Category: Fiction
Publisher: Scholastic
Price: Rs 295

ABOUT THE BOOK: The Grim Reapers are very special teenagers chosen at birth to serve Yamaraj, the original god of death, for a hundred years. They are, in fact, born to die. Fourteen-year-old Yama doesn’t fit in with the normal human world. He is rebellious, reclusive and cynical. In fact, he is the perfect candidate to be the new Grim Reaper. But Yama struggles with his new responsibilities when a mysterious figure from his past suddenly resurfaces and he has to make the toughest judgement of all.


THE CHILDREN OF DESTRUCTION

Author: Kuber Kaushik
Language: English
Category: Fiction
Publisher: Penguin India
Price: Rs. 350

ABOUT THE BOOK: For Alice, life as a teenager is hard enough without turning into a supernatural herald of destruction. And you would think that after causing minor hurricanes with a major sneeze, being visited by a talking fox and ending up on a journey with death around every corner, things can’t get much worse.

Wrong.

They can.

Between a blind and telekinetic mass murderer, a girl bound to a shadow-demon and a genetically engineered pseudo messiah, a whole generation of weird is ready to come of age. And when it does, the world will change.

If it survives that long.

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