FORTHCOMING/NEW BOOKS JUNE 2019

FORTHCOMING/NEW BOOKS JUNE 2019

YOUNG READERS (0-7 years)

Malli is Coming

About the Book

Malli gave her uncle’s family many things when they came to her village. Now, she is coming to the city. Will they also give her something? A trendy, urban grandmother puts creative hats on her grandchildren as they think of return-gifts for their favourite cousin. This sweet sequel to the ever-popular Malli comes wrapped in a vibrant and bold palette, and once again presents little readers with the thrill and joy of gift-giving!

Author: Jeeva Raghunath
Illustrator: Nancy Raj
Language: Bilingual (English/Hindi)
Category: Fiction
Publisher: Tulika
Price: Rs. 100


The Runaway Peacock

About the Book

Trisha is counting the number of beautiful peacocks on her mother’s saree when one curious peacock jumps off to explore the world. Trisha follows on his tail! And what we get is a high-speed chase through a bustling market, onto an umbrella, onto a tree… and find out where else! Detailed pictures create vibrant scenarios where children will have fun spotting the perky peacock.

Author: Niyatee Sharma
Illustrator: Shailja Jain
Language: English
Category: Fiction
Publisher: Tulika
Price: Rs. 175


Guthli Has Wings

About the Book

Guthli is everyone’s favourite — a happy child who likes to draw fairies, swing and cycle. But then one day she is told not to wear her sister’s frilly frock that she loves, but her ‘own’ boy’s clothes. And things erupt. “Why do you keep saying I’m a boy when I’m a girl?” Guthli asks her mother. In that simple question lies all the bewilderment that children like Guthli feel, who don’t seem to others what they know they are. The gentle, bold story about gender identity tells it like it is, reality echoed in the flatness of the vibrant cutout illustrations — Guthli’s sparkle and sadness, her family’s confusion, the big question mark that hangs over them all. How will Guthli get wings to be herself, to fly?

Author: Kanak Shashi
Illustrator: Kanak Shashi
Language: English
Category: Fiction
Publisher: Tulika
Price: Rs. 165


Good Night

About the Book

Baby Elephant has decided to sleep in his parents’ bed tonight. But, despite his inventive arguments, Papa Elephant is categorical, our young hero must sleep in his own room. But when it’s time to sleep, the little fellow decides to sneak in… A whimsical and charming tale!

Author: Coralie Saudo
Illustrator: Kris Di Giacomo
Language: English
Category: Fiction
Publisher: Tota Books
Price: Rs. 495


Mutthasi’s Missing Teeth

 About the Book

Clever, strong Mutthasi is in a pickle ever since she’s misplaced her false teeth! Whaf will she do wiffout them?! Bela is enlisted to solve the mystery soon as there are tasty treats waiting to be eaten! Could they be in her closet? Or beside the coconut cookie jar? Or was it Kaverima, the old washerman’s wife, who took them? Find out in this charming story of a little girl and her unique grandmother!

Author: Mamta Nainy
Illustrator: Debashish Sharma
Language: English
Category: Fiction
Publisher: Tota Books
Price: Rs. 195


The Toothless Cobra

About the Book

A collection of eight exciting stories about different creatures and how they help our environment. A book every child will love to read..

Author: Nabanita Deshmukh
Language: English
Category: Fiction
Publisher: TERI
Price: Rs. 150


 Giggi and Daddy

About the Book

There’s a story Giggi’s daddy tells her every day. It’s about a little bit of this and a little bit of that

and a whole lot of everything. And it all begins when Giggi wasn’t even born… A charming, chucklesome story with its moments of glorious highs, a heartbreaking low and oodles of daddy-daughter love.

Richa Jha spins an endearing maze of believable tall tales and cuteness overload. Mithila Ananth’s uncluttered frames with impish illustrations and exceptional visual comic timing leave the reader craving more.

Author: Richa Jha
Illustrator: Mithila Ananth
Language: English
Category: Fiction
Publisher: Pickle Yolk Books
Price: Rs. 350


Ramya’s Fancy Dress Mess

About the Book

It’s showtime, yippee! There is going to be a fancy-dress contest at school. Ramya and her friends are very excited to dress up and showcase their talents. But on the day of the big event, Ramya and her friend Aanya are in for a big surprise. In this delightful book, the author and illustrator have created a sweet story about the ups and downs of friendship and what it means to be a true friend.

Author: Karishma Mahbubani
Illustrator: Chetan Sharma
Language: English
Category: Fiction
Publisher: Ms Moochie Books
Price: Rs. 200


The Happy Place

About the Book

Dry leaves here and tall weeds there! The garden needs lots of care!
When Ramya notices that her Dadi’s garden hasn’t been tended to in a while, she resolves to make it beautiful again. She gets to work, pulling out the pesky weeds, and sweeping up the autumn leaves. She plants, flowers, and waters carefully. But whenever she makes progress, a new obstacle crops up. Not to mention that naughty crow which keeps distracting her! However, Ramya isn’t ready to give up. When Dadi gets home from the hospital, she wants to greet her with a thriving garden, no matter what. Will Ramya achieve her goal?

Author: Samantha K
Illustrator: Chetan Sharma
Language: English
Category: Fiction
Publisher: Ms Moochie Books
Price: Rs. 200


Ramya’s Bat

About the Book

One fateful games period, Ramya watches her classmates play cricket and it sparks a desire within her to play as well. Now, Ramya wants to bat! But Pa is reluctant to buy her a bat.
So, Ramya builds a tall tower out of blocks and paints a nice picture because she likes art, but she can’t get cricket out of her head! She wants to hit fours and sixes of her own, and show everyone that she is worthy of becoming the Player of the Match. Will she succeed?

Author: Ritika Subhash
Illustrator: Chetan Sharma
Language: English
Category: Fiction
Publisher: Ms Moochie Books
Price: Rs. 200


MIDDLE READERS (8-12 Years)

Urban Tails: Living in Harmony with Animals

About the Book

It is time we learnt to share the planet … as more forests are cut down, wild animals are being forced into human settlements. With increasing incidents of interspecies conflict, can we learn to share our space with our animal friends? Find out in this passionate quirky book where Scharada Dubey shows how it is possible to coexist in harmony…

Author: Scharada Dubey
Language: English
Category: Fiction
Publisher: Scholastic
Price: Rs. 250


Adventures of the Humangoose Family

About the Book

Gundu and Keeri are a humangoose couple. Which means they do behave like mongooses. They are hasty, they chatter non-stop using a variety of sounds from chirps to clicks, they eat rats… But there’s a difference. They begin to take decisions! The biggest one being to move out of the jungle and into paddy fields. And so begins their adventure into the unknown — fun-filled but also filled with danger from two-legged creatures! Funny and quirky, the story is sprinkled with little-known mongoose traits that author Zai Whitaker knows well. She’s had them as pets!

Author: Zai Whitaker
Illustrator: Niloufer Wadia
Language: English
Category: Fiction
Publisher: Tulika
Price: Rs. 195


The Puffin Book of Holiday Stories

About the Book

Hop, skip and err…stumble through your vacations with: a clever parrot called Carrot who makes quite the entrance at summer school, two arch-enemies who battle it out using delicious mango desserts, a girl with inflamed tonsils who dreams of medicating on vanilla ice cream a young boy swallowed whole by a snake who lives to tell the tale and many others!

This great collection of stories of brave adventures, hilarious misadventures, boisterous families, intimate friendships and facing fears is sure to keep you entertained during your break.

Author: Various
Language: English
Category: Fiction
Publisher: Penguin
Price: Rs. 250


Grimm’s Fairytales

About the Book

Grimm’s Fairytales have, for ages, enchanted and entertained children and adults alike. With their magic and wonder, these tales of love, malice, hope, and desperation have endured time and transcended culture to awe the young and amaze the old.

Author: Sujatha Raghunathan, Seetha D., Luiza Chandi
Illustrator: Suraj Lokare
Language: English
Category: Fiction
Publisher: Mango Books
Price: Rs. 399


101 Things to Know and Do series

About the Books

The 101 Things to Know and Do series is a part of The Green World collection of books. The five books in this series include: 101 Things to Know and Do to Save the Earth, 101 Things to Know and Do to Clean Up the Air, 101 Things to Know and Do to Save Water, 101 Things to Know and Do to Save the Animals, 101 Things to Know and Do to Save the Plants. Filled with facts and information about environmental awareness, the series is packed with actionable steps and tips that kids can use to get involved in anti-pollution and conservation efforts, DIY projects and articles and case-studies of Indian and international environmentalists who have made a difference to the environment.

Language: English
Category: Non-Fiction
Publisher: Penguin
Price: Rs. 299 per book


Earth and Her Little Helpers

About the Book

A compilation of stories that explore what happens to children when they head into the incredible beauty and mystery that nature holds for them. Find out what happens to Tara after those unseen eyes watch her and secret ears listen to her every grumble in the forest. When Meera considers the trees as her family, learn how it triggers an epochal environmental movement. Will Preeti, Prasant, Nishi and Rishi fulfil their grandfather’s wish? Read the story of Vijali, the Goddess of lightning. These stories penned down by India’s leading children’s writers, Cheryl Rao, Anjana, Anita Vachharajani, Jaishree Misra, and Geetika Jain, have children committed to spreading green consciousness. Follow the little heroes of Earth and Her Little Helpers as they set forth on their journey to help Mother Earth.

Author: Various
Illustrator: Lavanya Karthik
Language: English
Category: Fiction
Publisher: Mango Books
Price: Rs. 149


Coming Round the Mountain: In the Year of Independence

About the Book

‘It was 1947, and life was about to change quite dramatically for most of us.

Thirteen-year-old Ruskin is back at school, doing what he loves-reading, goalkeeping, spending time with his friends and eating lots of jalebis. But things seem to be rapidly changing all around him. Whispers of a partition haunt the corridors of his school. Does the formation of a new, independent India mean saying goodbye to old friends-and, with it, the shenanigans they got up to?

On the heels of Looking for the Rainbow and Till the Clouds Roll By, Coming Round the Mountain is yet another look at the past, in particular one memorable year, 1947, during which a lot happened to Ruskin and those around him. It is a fitting finale to a journey down memory lane, one about accepting change and finding hope in the unknown days to come.

Author: Ruskin Bond
Language: English
Category: Non-Fiction
Publisher: Penguin
Price: Rs. 250


Builders of Modern India

About the Book

India is a strong nation today because of the hopes, aspirations and actions of its great men and women. Read about twenty-five such eminent personalities who have helped shape modern India with their invaluable contributions to business, arts.

Author: Robinage Children’s Weekly Newspaper
Illustrator: Adithya Krishnamurthy
Language: English
Category: Non-Fiction
Publisher: Scholastic
Price: Rs. 295


Secret School Mysteries: The Invisible Spy

About the Book

Warning! This book contains: a most mischievous spy, a loony librarian, crazy cafeteria madness, hilarious misadventures, five children, one invisible spy, a thrilling adventure. When Peter wanders into his school heritage library one day, little does he know that he was going to find mystery, adventure, friendship and excitement. There’s Uru, the quirky librarian, Daredevil twins Asha and Usha, super learner Arun, logical Sania and the genius Peter – together, they join forces to catch the mysterious invisible spy hiding in their school. Will they succeed? Find out in the first book in the exciting new secret school mysteries series by Ashok Banker.

Author: Ashok K. Banker
Language: English
Category: Fiction
Publisher: Scholastic
Price: Rs. 250


ADVANCED READERS (12+)

Children of the Enchanted Jungle

About the Book

A mysterious power lies deep in the heart of a dense jungle. It protects the children of the forest who lead an enchanted life- coexisting with the wild animals and birds. This life is threatened when a ruthless woman decides to capture this mysterious power. And she will spare nothing that crosses her path.

 Author: Tim Murari
Language: English
Category: Fiction
Publisher: Scholastic
Price: Rs. 295

 

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