The Sweet Shop Wars 🏆

Author: Chatura Rao Illustrator: Rajiv Eipe Publisher: Duckbill Best Sweets has opened next to Firoza’s dadu’s sweet shop and is taking away all the customers. How can Firoza make her dadu’s shop better than Best? The Hook Book series of short simple stories for beginning readers come with fun stories set in different parts of […]

Roshan’s Road to Music

Author: Mamta Nainy Illustrator: Priyanka Tampi Publisher: Puffin   A unique biography that explores and celebrates the life of a musician as a passionate little girl. Right from her childhood, Annapurna Devi, born as Roshanara Khan, had an ear for music. She found rhythm and melody in the most mundane sounds. She listened with wonder […]

The Monster Who Could not Climb a Tree

Author: Tanya Majmudar Illustrator: Rajiv Eipe Publisher: Kalpavriksh Avi has a secret, a terrible one. He has to face a monster that no one knows about. Who is this monster that troubles Avi? How does he fight it?

When Jiya Met Urmila 🏆

Publisher: Duckbill Books and Publications Pvt Ltd Author: Shabnam Minwalla About the book: When Jiya meets Urmila, she sees a loud girl with a fierce expression and too-bright clothes. Urmila sees a snooty girl with a dull dress and no spunk. Can they ever be friends?

The Ammuchi Puchi | NBA Honour

NBA 2019 Honour Book | Emerging Readers Author: Sharanya Manivannan Publisher: Lantana Publishing  About the book: ‘When Anjali and I were really little, we were sort of afraid of our grandmother, Ammuchi…’ Aditya and Anjali love listening to their grandmother’s stories, particularly the scary one about the ghost in the tree. But the night their […]

The Adventures of Mooli and the Bully on Wheels

Author: Asha Nehemiah Publisher: Scholastic India  About the book: Meddlesome Mooli and Maths whiz Soups are on a mission to win a prize on a cool new website. Join them on an awesome adventure to outwit a bully, make crazy art and create confusion. The Bully on Wheels is the second in this series of […]

The Adventures of Tootsie and Lama

Author: Stuti Agarwal Publisher: Juggernaut About the book: In many ways, Tootsie Lama is like any eight-year-old girl in the small hilly town of Darjeeling. But in many ways, she is completely different – she lives on her own, goes to bed whenever she likes and cooks her own meals. One day Tootsie decides she […]

Petu Pumpkin Cheater Peter

Author: Arundhati Venkatesh Publisher: Duckbill Books and Publications Pvt Ltd About the book: When Petu starts cheating, his friends are sure he is headed for a life of crime. They try everything to stop him hypnosis, a home-baked truth serum, a D-I-Y polygraph. Will they succeed?

Unlucky Chumki

Author: Lesley D. Biswas  Publisher: Duckbill 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?

Srinivasa Ramanujan: Friend of Numbers 🏆

Author: Priya Narayanan Illustrator: Satwik Gade Publisher: Tulika Publishers  About the book: “What will happen if I add up all the numbers in the world?” “is there a last number?” a toddler captivated by patterns… A little boy filling his slate with numbers, rubbing them out with his elbow and starting again… A teenager solving complex […]