FORTHCOMING/NEW BOOKS MARCH 2019

FORTHCOMING/NEW BOOKS MARCH 2019


YOUNG READERS (0-7 YEARS)
 

POONI, POONI, WHERE ARE YOU?  

About the Book

A charming find-it book for toddlers, from the creator of the other bestselling Pooni books, ‘Where’s That Cat?’ and ‘Pooni at the Taj Mahal’.

Author: Manjula Padmanabhan
Illustrator: Manjula Padmanabhan
Language: English
Category: Fiction
Publisher: Tulika
Price: Rs. 295


RAMU THE HERO

About the Book

Look out world! Here comes Ramu the Great! Ramu is all set to be the perfect superhero. But soon he realizes that there’s lot more to being a hero than dressing up for the part. This sweet story, written by Subha and illustrated by Chetan, will not only warm your heart but will also show the reader what it takes to be a real hero.

Author: Subha Manoj
Illustrator: Chetan Sharma
Language: English
Category: Fiction
Publisher: Ms. Moochie
Price: Rs. 200


SUNRISE, MOONRISE

About the Book

Praying can come in all shapes and sizes. Some people pray in temples, while others meditate. Travel with the sun and the moon in this heartfelt picture book to find out how people from different cultures and faiths pray. Read Sunrise, Moonrise aloud to spark a discussion with your young ones about the meaning of prayer and what it can do for us.

Author: Trishla Jain
Illustrator: Kirstin Eggers
Language: English
Category: Fiction
Publisher: Puffin
Price: 350


THE JUNGLE RADIO: BIRD SONGS OF INDIA

About the Book

When curious little Gul hears some strange sounds coming from her radio, she follows the musical clues into . . . an Indian jungle! On her walk, she finds feathered friends who TWEET, TAPP and TALK. There are some who howl and hoot, and others who play the flute. With a KEE here and a KAW there, Gul discovers songs everywhere!

Brought to life by painterly illustrations, The Jungle Radio is a little story about the language of birds-their songs and sounds-with a loud and clear call to listen to the world around us.

Author: Devangana Dash
Illustrator: Devangana Dash
Language: English
Category: Fiction
Publisher: Puffin
Price: Rs. 250


ONE LONELY TIGER

About the Book

He looks down where the forest was. And lets out a long, sad sigh. ‘Where did my home go?’ he cries. ‘Where and why, oh why?’ The rapidly shrinking forest has a lonesome, friendless tiger who is left with only his own shadow for company. Whom should he play with now that all his fellow tigers have disappeared? In the tug-of-war over living space between people and the wild, where will the animals go if more forests are cut? One Lonely Tiger illustrates this urgent threat of extinction and loss of habitat among valuable species, and asks the pressing question: are our trees, wild animals, birds and insects safe amidst us?

Gorgeously illustrated and thoughtfully narrated, this book sensitizes young readers to the pathos and loneliness of our wildlife and the ecological crisis around us.

Author: Benita Sen
Illustrator: Sekhar Mukherjee
Language: English
Category: Fiction
Publisher: Puffin
Price: Rs. 250


UNLUCKY CHUMKI

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?

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


NANI KI NAAV

About the Book

Relive … revive … revisit … your childhood! The age-old song penned by the famous writer, Dr. Harindranath Chattopadhyay, comes alive with vivacious illustrations to tickle your bones.

Author: Harindranath Chattopadhyay
Illustrator: Nirzara Verulkar
Language: Hindi/English
Category: Fiction
Publisher: Katha
Price: Rs. 195


LETTERS TO AMMI

About the Book  

A young girl traces her mother’s journey through the city of Delhi, writing letters to her along the way. Every monument holds a memory; every letter tells a story; and Fatima wants nothing more than to show her beloved Ammijaan that she is truly her mother’s daughter. Letters to Ammi by Aftab Yusuf Shaikh, with stunning photographs by Adrija Ghosh and Soumitra Ranade, is a celebration of timeless human relationships.

Author: Aftab Yousuf Shaikh
Illustrator: Adrija Ghosh, Soumitra Ranade
Language: English
Category: Fiction
Publisher: Karadi Tales
Price: Rs. 399


LUCKY IT’S SUMMER

About the Book

It’s the summer holidays, and Lucky, the Cocker Spaniel puppy, Adit and Zara spend a few days at Nana and Nani’s house. There they meet Vincent, the parrot, and Sabby, the tortoise. Vincent learns to screech, ‘Lucky! LUCKY!’ at all odd times, and Sabby tends to disappear.

A dog. A parrot. A tortoise. Summer holidays. Nana and Nani’s house. Can things get more fun? Told through a dog’s eyes, this story will make you shriek with laughter and wish that summer never ends.

Author: Nalini Sorenson
Language: English
Category: Fiction
Publisher: HarperCollins
Price: Rs. 150


KOKI’S SONG

About the Book

Ruskin Bond had his first short story published when he had just left school. Two years later, his first novel, The Room on the Roof, was accepted by a London publisher. On the ship that brought him home to India he met a twelve-year-old girl called Koki, who shared her chocolates with him, having heard that he did not have money for chocolates. He did not see Koki again, but she turns up in his stories from time to time. She doesn’t grow old. She is twelve-year-old Koki forever. And if you live close to nature, to flowers, trees, birds and mountain streams, you will remain young, like Koki and Somi.
“Over the years, I have written hundreds of stories. And whenever I write a story about children and the creatures of the forest, the years slip away and I am a boy again,” says Ruskin Bond.

Author: Ruskin Bond
Illustrator: Ayeshe Sadr, Ishaan Dasgupta
Language: English
Category: Fiction
Publisher: HarperCollins
Price: Rs. 250


MIDDLE READERS (8-12 YEARS)

THE CHILDREN’S RAMAYANA

About the Book

One of the world’s greatest epics retold by a master storyteller-now in a beautifully illustrated new translation. Prince Ram, son of Dasharath, is loved and revered by everyone in the kingdom of Ayodhya. But Queen Kaikeyi’s greed and ambition cause him to be exiled for fourteen years. Along with his wife Sita and brother Lakshman, he leaves the kingdom for dense forests full of rakshasas. Soon Raavan, the terrifying king of Lanka, finds his way to them and abducts Sita. How does Ram, the bravest warrior of all, cross hills and rivers and the sea to rescue Sita and bring her back home?

Upendrakishore Ray Chowdhury’s delightful retelling of the Ramayana has enthralled Bengali and other readers for over a century. With this vivid translation, a new generation of girls and boys can travel into an ancient world of princes and rakshasas, vanaras and ogres, epic battles and flying chariots, honour and bravery, loyalty and friendship.

Author: Upendrakishore Ray Chowdhury
Translator: Tilottama Shome
Illustrator: Priyankar Gupta
Language: English
Category: Fiction
Publisher: Talking Cub
Price: Rs. 499


REIGNITED 2: EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES OF TOMORROW

 About the Book

Do you want to design futuristic self-driving cars? Be the first to communicate with extra-terrestrial life? Find concrete solutions to global warming?

Following the success of Reignited: Scientific Pathways to a Brighter Future, Srijan Pal Singh pens yet another significant book for students. This second volume bares all about some exciting and cutting-edge fields in sciences, such as automobiles; energy; astrobiology; environment and defence technologies; and a lot more!

This ground-breaking book will provide young readers with a whole new world of ideas, inspiration and inputs from pioneers in fields that have shaped the world, helping them think out of the box and make a difference in the future. A must-have guidebook for all budding scientists who are looking to change the world through careers in science and technology!

Author: Srijan Pal
Language: English
Category: Non-Fiction
Publisher: Puffin
Price: Rs. 250


POSTCARDS FROM BOMBAY

About the Book

Bombay boy and Sahitya Akademi Award-winning author Jerry Pinto opens the door to his home and heart—Bombay, now Mumbai. Join him as he traces the history and culture of the people that give the City of Dreams its distinctive flavour.

Author: Jerry Pinto
Illustrator: Vishnu Nair
Language: English
Category: Non-Fiction
Publisher: Scholastic
Price: Rs. 175


KARMA FIGHTS A MONSTER

About the Book

Karma lives in Jakar, a valley in the beautiful Himalayan country of Bhutan. But he’s no ordinary kid–he’s a monster hunter. So when Karma finds out that his school librarian, Miss Charmy, is actually a shark mutant, he sets out to get rid of her before she eats up all the students!

When he realises that Miss Charmy is a nice person, Karma feels really guilty for turning everyone against her. So he convinces the town that Miss Charmy should stay. But then, Miss Charmy does something very, very suspicious. Now Karma and his sidekick, Chimmi, have to find a way to save their schoolmates.

Author: Evan Purcell
Language: English
Category: Fiction
Publisher: Duckbill
Price: Rs. 250


20 INDIANS WHO CHANGED THE WORLD

About the Book

A brilliant collection of profiles of 20 trailblazing Indians who changed the world with their ideas, innovation and discoveries. For over 3000 years, the Indian subcontinent has contributed to fields as diverse as mathematics and science, spirituality and philosophy, as well as music and literature. In this absorbing book, Shruthi Rao profiles 20 legendary Indians who dared to think differently and changed the world—from starting a new religion based on the principles of compassion and peace; to creating the first set of rules for grammar; to discovering the existence of black holes, and so much more. 20 Indians Who Changed the World is as informative and well-researched as it is inspiring, a book every Indian can read with pride.

Author: Shruthi Rao
Language: English
Category: Non-Fiction
Publisher: Talking Cub
Price: Rs. 299


A BASKETFUL OF ANIMAL TALES: STORIES FROM THE PANCHATANTRA

About the Book

‘Give me six months, and I will teach your sons how to live wisely. They will make you proud,’ said the Pandit. And thus was born the great book of animal stories – The Panchatantra.
Cunning jackals, stupid crocodiles, lumbering elephants and clever mice. Foolish fish and clever crows, quick-witted monkeys and dim-witted lions. Pit your wits against them in this feast of animal stories! The Panchatantra stories are ancient yet so contemporary that they have been retold again and again through the ages. They remain as modern as any new story today.

Author: Sreelata Menon
Illustrator: Megha Punater
Language: English
Category: Fiction
Publisher: HarperCollins
Price: Rs. 299


VIRAT: THE MAKING OF A CHAMPION

About the Book

He is that exceptional teenager who returned to play an innings the day his dad passed away. He is the chubby rookie who now sets fitness goals. He is the fiery batsman and nimble fielder who always wants to win. Virat Kohli’s determination to beat his drawbacks and shine his skills has him well on his way to becoming an all-time great in cricket.
From gully cricket and junior teams to the Ranji and national squads, Virat has had more than his share of hurdles. But he has made performing under the toughest conditions an art with his fine strokes, his electric feet and his ginormous appetite for runs. That’s why the dashing King Kohli – captain of Team India across all formats of the game – holds several records and prestigious awards.
Virat looks unstoppable in his run-up to the top, and his tremendously inspiring story is told vividly in this book. Peppered with behind-the-scene anecdotes by his coaches, teammates and other insiders from the cricketing world, this is one life story that is must-read for anyone who, like Virat, prizes both guts and glory.

Author: Neeraj Jha, Vidhanshu Kumar
Language: English
Category: Non-Fiction
Publisher: Hachette
Price: Rs. 250


ADVANCED READERS (12+ YEARS)

ALL OF ME

About the Book
London, 1854: Eleven-year-old Castor is discovered locked away in a basement. He has been there for five years, but he hasn’t been alone. The Family has kept him company. These are his multiple personalities that have emerged out of the dark. Mr Pickwick is the father figure with a habit of quoting from the Bible. Miss Trent is the nervous governess who dreads germs. Skinner is the street urchin with a smart answer for everything. The Infant Prodigy is a cranky genius. Together, this most unusual team of detectives tries to solve the mystery of why Castor was imprisoned. The clues lead them to the most fabulous jewel in the world – the Koh-i-Noor. The young Maharaja Duleep Singh has just arrived in England to present the diamond to Queen Victoria.
Hunted by the deadly Blue Turbans, Castor and the Family race against time to unravel the connection between the diamond, his imprisonment and the disappearance of his parents.

Author: Venita Cohelo
Illustrator: Harshad Marathe
Language: EnglishCategory: Fiction
Publisher: HarperCollins
Price: Rs. 299


THE ADVENTURES OF KAKABABU

 About the Book

After a secret mission in Afghanistan ends in a terrible accident, Raja Roychoudhuri, fondly known as Kakababu, resigns as the director of the Archaeological Survey of India and goes home to his second-hand books. But despite an amputated leg, his desire to hunt down old, unsolved mysteries of the world refuses to leave him alone. Accompanying him on these mysterious trips, is his thirteen-year-old nephew, Shontu.

The Adventures of Kakababu, Volume 1, is the first in the new Kakababu series. In ‘The Emperor’s Lost Head’, Kakababu takes Shontu to Kashmir to find a hidden Sulphur mine. ‘King of the Emerald Isle’ finds uncle and nephew on an uncharted island in the Indian Ocean. Stubbornly secretive as always, Kakababu refuses to tell Shontu what has brought him on these trips. Is Shontu ready for the answers he might find?
Originally written by veteran Bengali writer Sunil Gangopadhyay, these Bengali classics have been translated by Rimi.

Author: Sunil Gangopadhyay
Translator: Rimi
Illustrator: Kalyani Ganapathy
Language: English
Category: Fiction
Publisher: HarperCollins
Price: Rs. 250


THE HIDDEN PALACE ADVENTURE: A HATE-LOVE STORY

About the Book

A relevant and stirring story for our times—about who we love and who we help
Umi, Anshu, Lavina, Shiv, Nasreen and Pankaj are typical teenagers living in Delhi. The six love to take off on their all-terrain cycles and explore the city. And one place they frequent is the Delhi Ridge—a forest area filled with all kinds of trees and thorny shrubs and home to half-forgotten monuments. Here, they come across the spooky Malcha Mahal with its strange and sad history.

But the children are also getting sucked into another kind of adventure that is unfolding right next door. Their brilliant and pretty tutor, Khushboo Didi is in love with Salim, her childhood friend. Her family is dead opposed to this love story and the children are her only friends and allies. Will love triumph over hate? What dangerous game have the children started when they decide to help Khushboo and Salim? And how will the Ridge, with all its secrets, come to their rescue?

Unflinching, exciting and action-packed, The Hidden Palace Adventure is a story for our times—about who we love and who we help, and about bravery that leads people to go places and do things they never thought possible.

Author: Ranjit Lal
Language: English
Category: Fiction
Publisher: Talking Cub
Price: Rs. 299

 

 

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