The Girl Who Ironed Her Hair and Other Stories

Author: Lalita Iyer Publisher: Scholastic India  About the book: Adventurous Lalli and her quirky brother Shivi get into all kinds of madcap escapades—taming crazy curly hair to fart competitions and stealing roses. With a dash of mischief, a pinch of daring and a whole lot of fun, these delightful short stories will have you laughing […]

Rattu and Poorie’s Adventures in History

Author: Parvati Sharma Illustrator: Megha Menon Publisher: Puffin  About the book: ‘Come along, then,’ said Lakshmi Bai and Jhalkari Bai. ‘Come along and listen.’ Rattu is in a bad, mad mood. Her bossy older sister, Poorie, has taken her toys and gone off to play without her. Rattu has made ghastly faces at everyone: Roundy […]

Letters to Ammi

Author: Aftab Yusuf Shaikh Photographs : Adrija Ghosh and Soumitra Ranade Publisher: Karadi Tales Company Private Limited 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 […]

Hungry To Play

Author: Arti Sonthalia Publisher: Scholastic India  About the book: Game, set and match! Kabir eats, sleeps and breathes tennis. But when he starts doing badly in Maths, his parents make him a deal—tuitions first, tennis second. To top that, Kabir has to deal with his annoying sister, Mira, the irritating show-off, Neel, and some strange […]

The Chirmi Chasers

Author: Arefa Tehsin Publisher: Duckbill About the book: A sitola match between two rival schools is more than a game for Nanka-if they lose, he and his father have to leave town! Can Nanka and his unlikely teammates do it?

The Miracle on Sunderbaag Street 🏆

Author: Nandita da Cunha Illustrator: Priya Kuriyan Publisher: Kalpavriksh About the Book: Young Zara sits alone every evening, in a dump yard on Sunderbaag Street. One day, Miss Gappi plants an idea in Zara’s mind. This sets them off on a mission that changes Zara’s life… and the lives of many who live on Sunderbaag […]

Mini’s Questions

Author: Nandini Nayar Illustrator: Isha Nagar  Publisher: Harper Children’s About the book: Mini is back! And this time she’s full of questions. Inspired by her class teacher, Ritu Miss, to ask questions to learn more about the world, five-year-old Mini keeps her family busy with her why and where, when and who. But when these […]

Friends Behind Walls

Author: Harshikaa Udasi Illustrator : Krishna Bala Shenoi Publisher: Puffin About the book: Putti is spending his summer vacation in Deolali and he thinks life is going to be fun with his new friend Inu. But with their parents FORBIDDING them from playing with each other, the two kids are flabbergasted. Flab-ber-gas-ted. Means shocked. Nothing […]

The Clockwala’s Clues

Author: Varsha Seshan Publisher: Duckbill About the Book: Jasmine and Sheba want to spend the holidays finding homes for stray puppies. But to do so, they have to first solve a series of puzzles set by Sheba’s father, Clockwala Uncle. Can they do this in time?

Topi Rockets from Thumba

Author: Menaka Raman Illustrator: Annada Menon Publisher: Puffin About the book: A charmingly illustrated and colourful book to inculcate interest in STEM subjects for young readers.Join Vikram Sarabhai and his scientists as they try to launch a sounding rocket in Kerala, with a little help from young Mary!The year is 1963 and India is about […]