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PRATHAM BOOKS CATALOGUE 2012-2013

855 stories in search of their readers.


It all begins with one book. One fascinating story, peopled

with characters you want to talk like, act like, and be like. One private adventure into a world of words and pictures and ideas strung together just so, enclosed between two covers. That’s how we fall in love with books. When you open a book, you set so much magic into motion: Motor skills kick in, to help you hold up a book and turn its pages.Visual comprehension takes place, when you look at pictures, and figure out what they mean. Language skills develop when you see letters and words and sentences express actions and ideas. Cognitive skills, creative skills, pattern recognition and reading will stimulate all of these. Pratham Books exists to spark this love for reading - a spark that will light the way to a lifetime of learning. In the next few pages, you will encounter 855* of our finest messengers. Our stories come from all across India. They speak 11 different languages, and come with pictures that have a life of their own. Some of our stories are told by animals. Others feature friends and family. Still others live on the hillside, or by the sea. Many will make you laugh, just as many others will teach you stuff like science and mathematics. Some will take you back in time, while others will introduce you to an art form. Each story is stunningly original, and will reward its reader with many delightful moments that live on long after the book is closed. These stories are part of joyful reading material. They are also used as curriculum books in schools and institutions. 171 titles, in 11 languages, are making their way towards millions of Indian children. Join us in spreading the joy of reading to a few more.

* This catalogue has a selection of our best selling 171 titles, all available in a minimum of 5 languages.


Reading levels make choosing books easy: Pratham Books now takes into account the child’s reading level as an indicator to picking the right book – so age and class no longer matter! More importantly if you are encouraging reading in a second language, the levels will help you choose correctly.

Learning to read - level by level. Beginning to Read/ Read Aloud. For very young children who are eager to begin reading and listening to stories.

Reading Proficiently. For older children who can read with confidence.

Learning to Read.

For children who recognize familiar words and can read new words with help.

Reading Independently. For children who are ready to read on their own.

Since Pratham Books is engaged in bringing out enrichment books rather than pedagogy–driven books, the levels are just an indicator of the reading ability. We hope young readers, as well as the people who buy these books for children will benefit from this change.


LEVEL 1- BEGINNING TO READ

SURAJ AND SHER SINGH Anupa Lal: Author Suvidha Mistry: Illustrator Meet Suraj and Sher Singh as they have fun in the park! Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu

NEW

Pages: 12 | Size: 8.5” x 5.5” | MRP: `25

SUSHEELA’S KOLAMS Sridala Swami: Author Priya Kuriyan: Illustrator

Have you seen a kolam in the sky? Read on to see how Susheela made that! Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu

NEW

Pages: 16 | Size: 8.5” x 5.5” | MRP: `25

LITTLE PAINTERS Cheryl Rao: Author Tanvi Choudhury: Illustrator

Painting the house is such fun! But what colour should the gate be? Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu

NEW

Pages: 16 | Size: 8.5” x 7” | MRP: `25

NOT NOW, NOT NOW! Noni: Author Ruchi Shah: Illustrator The little boy in this book wants to do something now but all the old people say NOT NOW! Do you get angry when someone says that to you? Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu Pages: 12 | Size: 8.5” x 7” | MRP: `25

NEW

NEW

Chhuk-Chhuk-Chhak

Sam’s Christmas Present

Vinita Krishna: Author Suvidha Mistry: Illustrator

Annie Besant: Author Alicia Souza: Illustrator

Sam searches for his Christmas present. Does he find it?

Get onto little Nanhi’s train as it chuffs away! Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Kannada, Telugu, Punjabi, Gujarati, Urdu

Languages: English, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Telugu

Pages: 12 & 16 | Size: 7” x 8.5” | MRP: `25

Cheep Cheep Drip Drip

NATTU AUR DHAPLI

Lubaina Bandukwala: Author Zainab Tambawalla: Illustrator

Kuldeep Sandhu: Author Ajit Narayan: Illustrator

The baby in this book hears so many interesting sounds around her. Can you hear them too?

Nattu started early to meet his friend Dhapli, but when he arrived she couldn’t recognize him.

Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu

Languages: Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu

Pages: 16 | Size: 9.5’’ x 6.75” MRP: `25

Pages: 20 | Size: 8.5” x 7” MRP: `30

TING TONG! THE DOORBELL RINGS Lubaina Bandukwala: Author Zainab Tambawalla: Illustrator How can a child sleep with so many sounds around him? Find out what disturbs our little one in this bilingual book. Languages: English-Hindi, English-Kannada, English-Marathi, English-Telugu, English-Tamil Pages: 16 | Size: 9.5” x 6.75” MRP: `25


Kiran Kasturia: Author Shweta Mohapatra: Illustrator Bheema just can’t wake up on time! A little friend helps him-would you like to know how?

NEW

Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu

Pages: 12 | Size: 7” x 8.5” | MRP: `25

AROUND ME* Friends and family mean the world to our young readers!

MY FAMILY

LEVEL 1- BEGINNING TO READ

BHEEMA, THE SLEEPYHEAD

MY FRIENDS

Arshi Naaz, Kuldeep Sandhu & Sushila: Authors

Rukmini Banerji: Author

Rajeev Verma ‘Banjara’: Illustrator

Rajeev Verma ‘Banjara’: Illustrator

Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Punjabi, Telugu, Urdu, Gujarati, Odia Pages: 16 | Size: 7” x 8.5” | MRP: `25

MY HOME Rukmini Banerji: Author Rajeev Verma ‘Banjara’: Illustrator Languages: English, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Bengali, Punjabi, Telugu, Urdu, Gujarati Pages: 20 | Size: 7” x 8.5” | MRP: `30

CUTE AND SHORT A set of little books that have simple ideas and simple words, brought to life by vivid illustrations.

Radha HS: Author | Ruchi Shah: Illustrator CAN AND CAN’T CURLY AND STRAIGHT Languages: English, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Telugu DO AND DON’T Pages: 12 | Size: 8.5” x 5.5” and 5.5” x 8.5” | MRP: `15 THIS AND THAT

COLOURS OF NATURE* FAT KING THIN DOG*

THE GREEDY MOUSE*

Bulbul Sharma: Author and Illustrator

Parismita: Author and Illustrator

Herminder Ohri: Author and Illustrator

An eminent artist plays with the colours of nature.

Run along with the fat king and the thin dog.

Languages: English, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Gujarati, Urdu, Punjabi, Bengali, Telugu Pages: 20 | Size: 7” x 8.5” MRP: `30

A story about a mouse that learns it doesn’t always pay to be greedy.

Languages: English, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Gujarati, Languages: English, Hindi, Urdu, Telugu, Tamil, Bengali, Marathi, Gujarati, Urdu, Odia Punjabi, Bengali, Telugu Pages: 12 | Size: 7” x 8.5” Pages: 16 | Size: 7” x 8.5” MRP: `25 MRP: `25

*This book is used as a supplementary reader in many schools.


LEVEL 1- BEGINNING TO READ

Babloo Nacha Jhoom ke Govind Sharma: Author Ashok Sharma: Illustrator A young dancer is adamant that he wants to enjoy his own dance performance along with the audience! How is that possible? Languages: Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu Pages: 16 | Size: 7” x 8.5” | MRP: `25

HAATHI KA BUKHAR Vijai Kumar: Author Ajit Narayan: Illustrator It was very hot and the elephant had high fever. How did he get better? Find out in this sweet story set in rhyme. Languages: Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu

Pages: 12 | Size: 8.5” x 10.75” | MRP: `30

AAJ SE SABKI CHHUTI HAI Dr. Hemant Kumar: Author Karan Motwani: Illustrator Holidays mean mangoes, marbles and so much more! Join this merry band of kids and have fun. Languages: Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu Pages: 16 | Size: 10.75” x 8.5” | MRP: `30

MANEE MYAW Rijuta Ghate: Author and Illustrator

Listen to this cheeky kitten! Languages: Hindi, Marathi

Pages: 12 | Size: 7” x 8.5” | MRP: `25

.* T TO.. I WAN

LOOK AND LEARN Watch young children learn about their body and their surroundings as they read these simple stories.

LOOK

AT ME *

Pankaj Chaturvedi: Author Ajit Narayan: Illustrator Languages: English, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Gujarati, Urdu, Punjabi, Telugu Pages: 16 | Size: 8.5” x 7” | MRP: `25 each

LITTLE HELPERS* Life becomes so much more fun when there is someone to help you. Kaaloo and Sona are the little helpers in these stories. Vinita Krishna: Author

Suvidha Mistry: Illustrator

Languages: English, Hindi, Bengali, Kannada, Marathi, Gujarati, Urdu, Telugu, Punjabi, Odia

Pages: 12 | Size: 7” x 8.5” | MRP: `25 each *This book is used as a supplementary reader in many schools.


GUDDU AUR AAM

GUDDU KI LAL CYCLE

Join Guddu and Manna on their daily adventures - starting from stealing mangoes to riding a cycle for the first time! Arvind Passi: Author | Subinita Deshaprabhu: Illustrator Languages: Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Kannada

Pages: 12 | Size: 5.5” x 7.75” | MRP: `25

LEVEL 1- BEGINNING TO READ

NATKHAT GUDDU

TIMMY AND PEPE* Madhav Chavan and Manisha Vengurlekar: Authors Santosh Pujari: Illustrator A child interprets the actions of the animal he is playing with using his own experience. Is the child in the book doing the same? Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Urdu, Gujarati, Bengali, Punjabi, Telugu, Odia

Pages: 16 | Size: 5.5” x7.75” | MRP: `25

WHERE IS MY BAT?* Meera Tendolkar: Author Rijuta Ghate: Illustrator

The child can’t find his bat! Help him find it as he looks for it everywhere! Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Urdu, Kannada, Bengali, Punjabi, Telugu, Gujarati, Odia

Pages: 20 | Size: 5.5” x 7.75” | MRP: `30

PICNIC WITH ANIMALS

A set of books with animals doing crazy things that young readers would love to do too. Amar Goswami: Author | Partho Sengupta: Illustrator

DRIP-DROP-DRIP

THE PICNIC*

Languages: English, Urdu, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Punjabi, Gujarati, Bengali, Odia

THE LION’S HOWDAH

THE ROTI ROLL*

Languages: English, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Gujarati, Telugu, Punjabi, Urdu, Odia Pages: 16 & 12 | Size: 7”x 8.5” | MRP: `25 each

MERI UNGLIYAAN MERE HAATH Vinita Krishna: Author Suvidha Mistry: Illustrator How skillful are our hands and our fingers! We can do anything with them. Languages: Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu

Pages: 12 | Size: 8.5” x 10.75” | MRP: `30 *This book is used as a supplementary reader in many schools.


LEVEL 1- BEGINNING TO READ

THE ROYAL TOOTHACHE Sanjiv Jaiswal ‘Sanjay’: Author Ajit Narayan: Illustrator Even the King of the Jungle must keep his teeth clean. Read this sweet story about who taught him this important lesson. Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Punjabi, Telugu, Urdu, Gujarati, Odia Pages: 16 | Size: 7” x 8.5” | MRP: `25

GOLOO THE CIRCLE* Jagdish Joshi: Author and Illustrator Goloo opens your eyes to the circular world around you! Children can play a game too – how many circles can you see? You need no pens, paper or dice – all you have to do is to take turns and keep score... Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Odia, Punjabi, Telugu, Urdu, Gujarati

Pages: 20 | Size: 8.5” x 7” | MRP: `30

THE MOON AND THE CAP Noni: Author Angie & Upesh: Illustrators Do you like to wear a cap on a sunny day? Find out who else likes to wear a cap in this charming book.

See You Tomorrow* Tanya Luther Agarwal: Author Partho Sengupta: Illustrator Have you ever said “see you tomorrow” and actually meant it? This boy’s friends take him at his word!

Languages: English, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Gujarati, Urdu, Tamil, Telugu, Odia

Languages: English, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Gujarati, Urdu, Telugu, Odia Punjabi, Bengali

Pages: 16 | Size: 7”x 8.5”| MRP: `25

Pages: 20 | Size: 7”x 8.5” | MRP: `30

THE ANIMAL - KID CLUB

SMILE PLEASE!*

PLAYTIME*

Read about a playful rabbit and an elephant who wants to jump and more in these sweet stories from our little world. Sanjiv Jaiswal ‘Sanjay’: Author | Ajit Narayan: Illustrator Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Punjabi, Telugu, Urdu, Gujarati, Kannada, Odia

Pages: 16 | Size: 7” x 8.5” | MRP: `25 *This book is used as a supplementary reader in many schools.


SEASON’S STORIES

NEW

EVERYTHING LOOKS NEW! LASSI, ICE-CREAM OR FALOODA? PEACOCKS AND PAKODAS!

KHEER ON A FULL MOON NIGHT HOT TEA AND WARM RUGS

The best way to introduce the joyful seasons of India to your child! Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu Pages: 12 & 16 | Size: 9.5” x 6.75” | MRP: `25 each

HERE COMES THE CAMEL AND OTHER POEMS Prayag Shukla: Author Siraj Saxena: Illustrator This collection of poems brings joy to a whole new set of readers!

NEW

Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Urdu Pages: 24 | Size: 8.5” x 10.75” | MRP: `40

GULLI’S BOX OF THINGS Anupama Ajinkya Apte: Author and Illustrator Gulli has a little brown box where he keeps many things like buttons and keys. But what does he do with them? Find out, and then you may want your own special box too! Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu

Pages: 16 | Size: 8.5”x7”| MRP: `25

NEW

Ramya’s Stars Mala Ashok: Author Helga Parekh: Illustrator Where did Ramya’s diamond earrings come from? Find out in this bright little story. Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu

NEW

Pages: 20 | Size: 8.5” x 7” | MRP: `30

AMBILI Anita Vachharajani: Author Venkat Raman Singh Shyam: Illustrator Ambili was just four days old when it began to rain heavily. She hid herself under her mother’s tummy. An elephant baby and scared of the rains! Read all about how she learned to love the rain. Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu

NEW

Pages: 28 | Size: 7” x 8.5” | MRP: `35

Kaka and Munni

Natasha Sharma: Author and Illustrator Kaka, the wicked crow, wants to eat Munni’s eggs. But Munni is a very clever sparrow! And so are the other animals in this popular folktale from Punjab. Languages: English, Telugu, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada

NEW

Pages: 28 | Size: 8.5” x 7” | MRP: `40

LEVEL 2- LEARNING TO READ

Mala Kumar & Manisha Chaudhry: Authors | Priya Kuriyan: Illustrator


Nayana and the not-so-scary owl Anita Vachharajani: Author Shilpa Ranade: Illustrator Read all about Nayana’s action packed day where she learns more about owls!

NEW

Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu Pages: 20 | Size: 7” x 8.5” | MRP: `30

PAPER PLAY Mala Kumar: Author Ruchi Shah: Illustrator Manju finds a piece of paper. And in the hands of her friends, it becomes so much more. Illustrated using bits of paper, imagination is at play in this little story.

LEVEL 2- LEARNING TO READ

NEW

Languages: English, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Telugu Pages: 16|Size: 8.5”x 7”|MRP: `25

The Seventh Sun Odia children’s group: Author and Illustrator A simple tale from a tribal community. This folktale encourages readers to show respect to our environment. Languages: English - Hindi, English - Kannada, English - Marathi, English - Telugu, English - Odia

NEW

A Bilingual Book Pages: 24 | Size: 8.5” x 10.75” | MRP: `40

VAYU, THE WIND* Madhuri Pai: Author Rijuta Ghate: Illustrator A nice story about this silent and always present friend, the wind does a lot of things without anybody’s notice! Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Bengali, Punjabi, Telugu, Urdu, Gujarati, Odia Pages: 24 | Size: 5.5” x 7.75” | MRP: `30

JOY* Pankaj Chaturvedi: Author Ajit Narayan: Illustrator We can find joy in simple things. This book is all about feeling the joy! Languages: English, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Odia, Punjabi, Telugu, Urdu, Gujarati

Pages: 16 | Size: 8.5” x 7” | MRP: `25

Topsy Turvy Noni: Author Angie & Upesh: Illustrators Everything is turning upside in a little boy’s house.... what could be the reason for this? Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Urdu Pages: 16 | Size: 7” x 8.5” | MRP: `25

Rain, Rain* Sanjiv Jaiswal ‘Sanjay’: Author Ajit Narayan: Illustrator Roll along with the cloud as it brings rain and joy! Languages: English, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Gujarati, Urdu, Telugu, Odia, Punjabi, Bengali Pages: 16 | Size: 7” x 8.5” | MRP: `25

WE ARE ALL ANIMALS* Madhav Chavan & Meera Tendolkar: Authors Santosh Pujari: Illustrator A nice interaction between animals and children and our capabilities! Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Urdu, Odia, Gujarati, Kannada, Bengali, Punjabi, Telugu Pages: 32 | Size: 5.5” x 7.75” | MRP: `35 *This book is used as a supplementary reader in many schools.


PEHELWAAN ‘JI’* Sanjiv Jaiswal ‘Sanjay’: Author Ajit Narayan: Illustrator

The pehelwaan was a terror to the children in his locality, but he got a taste of his own medicine! Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Odia, Punjabi, Telugu, Urdu, Gujarati

Pages: 20 | Size: 7” x 8.5” | MRP: `30

LISTEN TO MY BODY* Noni: Author Angie & Upesh: Illustrators We all have a wonderful body. It’s fun to ‘listen’ to our body! Languages: English, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Odia, Gujarati, Urdu, Telugu, Tamil

SWEET SAMIRA

SAMIRA GOES SHOPPING SAMIRA’S AWFUL LUNCH Bharati Jagannathan: Author Preeti Krishnamurthy: Illustrator When Samira and her dog, Mouchak, are together, even a simple outing becomes an adventure! Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Odia, Urdu Pages: 16 | Size: 8.5” x 7” | MRP: `25 each

OFF TO SCHOOL

LEVEL 2- LEARNING TO READ

Pages: 24 | Size: 7” x 8.5” | MRP: `30

Rukmini Banerji: Author Sheetal Thapa: Illustrator

In a child’s life, the first school is special. As are the feelings when the child talks with pride about this place.

MA! HURRY UP!! Pages: 28 | MRP: `35

Languages: English, Marathi, Kannada, Bengali, Telugu, Punjabi, Hindi, Gujarati, Urdu, Odia

MY BALWADI Pages: 24 | MRP: `30

Size: 6”x 6”

THE BILINGUAL SERIES*

FOUND IT AT LAST TALL... TALLER... TALLEST

MY COLOURFUL KITE TOMMY AND THE FLY

Kanchan Bannerjee: Author | Avik Kumar Maitra: Illustrator These bilingual books tell simple stories in two languages. Kids can use one language to learn the other even as the go through these happy stories. Languages: English - Hindi, English - Marathi, English - Kannada Also available as a non-bilingual book in Kannada and Hindi Pages: 16 | Size: 8.5”x10.75” | MRP: `30 each

THE WANDERING CLOUD Shyamala S: Author Priya Bhoir: Illustrator A rain cloud, Cluffy, floats along in the sky as the wind takes him to many new places. Where does Cluffy finally rain? Languages: English, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Gujarati, Telugu, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil, Bengali

Pages: 16 | Size: 5.5” x 8” | MRP: `25 *This book is used as a supplementary reader in many schools.


INDRADHANUSH PAR BAITHI TITLI Vinita Krishna: Author Sudha Chaudhry: Illustrator What happens when a butterfly lands on a rainbow? Find out in this colourful book. Languages: Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu

Pages: 16 | Size: 8.5” x 10.75” | MRP: `30

Ritu’s Letter gets Longer Mala Kumar: Author Henu: Illustrator Little Ritu is very eager to see her cousin. So she posts him a very special letter. Find out what happens to the letter after that.

LEVEL 2- LEARNING TO READ

Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Gujarati, Urdu Pages: 24 | Size: 8.5” x 7” | MRP: `35

Poori Jo Kadahi Se Nikal Bhagi

MURGI KA NIRALA BACHHA

Dr. Zakir Hussain: Author | Pooja Pottenkulam: Illustrator

The stories from the soil of India are retold by the former president, Dr. Zakir Hussian. These introduce children to a wide variety of emotions and ideas in very interesting ways. Languages: Hindi, Marathi, Urdu, Gujarati, Kannada Pages: 20 | Size: 7” x 8.5” | MRP: `30 each

SUPER SRINIVAS TOO MANY BANANAS

Noni: Author ANNUAL HAIRCUT DAY* Angie & Upesh: Illustrators

Presenting, our very own accidental comedian from South India, Sringeri Srinivas! You will enjoy his impeccable comic timing.

Languages: English, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Gujarati, Urdu, Odia

Languages: English, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Gujarati, Urdu

Pages: 32 & 24 | Size: 7” x 8.5” | MRP: `35 & `30

GOING TO SERIES Rukmini Banerji, Meera Tendolkar: Authors Santosh Pujari & Ketan Raut/ Rijuta Ghate: Illustrators Children always like to share their experiences with others. In this series, they are going to different places and having so much fun! Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Punjabi, Telugu, Urdu, Gujarati, Kannada, Odia

GOING HOME GOING TO A WEDDING

Pages: 28 | Size: 5.5” x 7.75” | MRP: `35

GOING TO MARKET GOING TO BUY A BOOK

Pages: 24 | Size: 5.5”x 7.5” | MRP: `30

*This book is used as a supplementary reader in many schools.


My Colourful Pencils Maasoumeh Ansarian: Author Fatemeh Fazal: Illustrator Nobody played with the little girl. Her parents and brother were always busy with something or the other. A colourful tale about how a box of colour pencils cheered her up. Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu Pages: 28 | Size: 9.5” x 6.75” | MRP: `35

BANI Herminder Ohri: Author Taposhi Ghoshal: Illustrator Bani can float in her sleep and reach the most amazing, amusing places. Would you like to float along? Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Odia, Punjabi, Telugu, Urdu, Gujarati

TOOT TOOT BISCUIT Vinita Krishna: Author Suvidha Mistry: Illustrator Solve the great mystery of the disappearing biscuits. Do you think following the trail of crumbs will help? Languages: Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu Pages: 20 | Size: 8.5” x 10.75” | MRP: `35

Little by Little* Anupa Lal: Author Ajit Narayan: Illustrator What do two brave little rabbits do when the wolf asks for shelter? Find out in this fun book Little by Little.

LEVEL 2- LEARNING TO READ

Pages: 24 | Size: 7” x 8.5” | MRP: `30

Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Urdu, Gujarati, Kannada, Bengali, Punjabi, Telugu, Odia

Pages: 20 | Size: 10.75” x 8.5” | MRP: `35

ANU’S FUNNY WORLD Anu loves to watch her father trim his moustache. What else does Anu like? A delightfully illustrated set of books by a renowned Marathi author.

DADDY’S MO

AUNTY JUI’S BABY

Madhuri Purandare: Author and Illustrator

Pages: 20 | Size: 7”x 8.5” | MRP: `30 each Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Kannada

THE TIMID TRAIN Bharati Jagannathan: Author Preeti Krishnamurthy: Illustrator Loco, the new train felt rather scared of going anywhere. But every time it let out an “Ooo!” in fright, it came out as a strong whistle and everybody said Loco was a fine train. Come take a ride with Loco as it chugs merrily across the country. Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu

Pages: 16 | Size: 7” x 8.5” | MRP: `25

RUMNIYA Rukmini Banerji: Author Henu: Illustrator

Rumniya and Nani are a happy pair because they know most things turn out right in the end. Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Bengali, Punjabi, Telugu, Urdu, Gujarati

Pages: 16 | Size: 7” x 8.5” | MRP: `25 *This book is used as a supplementary reader in many schools.


Lenny and Tweek Wanted: A Friend Klaus Baumgart: Author and Illustrator Who cheers you up when you feel lonely? A good friend! But sometimes you take time to find a real friend. Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu Pages: 32 | Size: 10.75” x 8.5” | MRP: `40

Mimi and the Buffalo Rukmini Banerji: Author Santosh Pujari & Ketan Raut: Illustrators A big fat buffalo is parked in the middle of a busy street. Traffic jams and frayed tempers leave him unmoved, but young Mimi makes quite a different impression!

LEVEL 2- LEARNING TO READ

Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada Pages: 32 | Size: 5.5” x 7.75” | MRP: `35

Rhino Charge Vijaylakshmi Nagaraj: Author Sanjay Sarkar: Illustrator Ringo, a baby rhinoceros is very shy and everybody laughs at him. Find out how he learns to say his name. Languages: English, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Gujarati, Urdu Pages: 24 | Size: 10.75” x 8.5” | MRP: `40

THE Moon and the Rabbit Pankaj Chaturvedi: Author Ajit Narayan: Illustrator The Rabbit lived with his friend the Moon. Read this tale to find out about their adventures.

Languages: English, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Gujarati, Punjabi, Urdu, Telugu

Pages: 12 | Size: 8.5” x 7” | MRP: `25

The Tree Usha Rane: Author Ketan Raut: Illustrator Big ideas in fun stories for children to read and enjoy! Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Urdu, Gujarati, Kannada, Bengali, Punjabi, Telugu Pages: 28 | Size: 7.75” x 5.5” | MRP: `35

Grasshopper* Geeta Pote: Author Rijuta Ghate: Illustrator A fun loving grasshopper learns an important lesson from the industrious ants... Aesop’s tale told in verse. Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada Pages: 32 | Size: 5.5” x 7.75” | MRP: `35

EVERYDAY TALES Sridala Swami: Author | Sanjay Sarkar: Illustrator Simple fun stories for young readers. Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Urdu, Odia Pages: 16 | Size: 10.75” x 8.5” and 8.5” x 10.75” | MRP: `30

*This book is used as a supplementary reader in many schools.


Little Bird Learns to Fly Jaya Savita Aiyer and Kamesh Ramakrishna Aiyer: Authors Mallika Nagarajan: Illustrator Read this airy tale about a little bird who thinks she will never learn to fly. Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu Pages: 20 | Size: 7” x 8.5” | MRP: `30

SUBBU, THE SIGNAL Prabha Ram & Meera Sriram: Authors Madhuvanti Anantharajan: Illustrator Subbu, the traffic signal, is tired of standing in the same place everyday. But what does he hear when he starts moving? Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu

CHULBUL’S TAIL* Savitri: Author | Sanjay Sarkar: Illustrator Chulbul, the squirrel is restless and wishes to have a new tail that is more stylish. Read on to find out what happens to Chulbul! Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Urdu, Gujarati, Odia, Kannada

Pages: 24 | Size: 8.5” x 7” | MRP: `30

A MIAOW AND A ROAR Tanya Luther Agarwal: Author Partho Sengupta: Illustrator

Vedika and Karan share a real adventure as they sit in grandfather’s chair. Meet their friends, a lion and a cat, in this fun story. Languages: English, Hindi, Kannada, Gujarati, Urdu, Telugu, Punjabi, Bengali

CLOUD ICE-CREAM Amar Goswami: Author Partho Sengupta: Illustrator

Sarla and her kite are great friends. One day, the kite brings her a lovely gift: Cloud Ice-cream! Read this charming story of their friendship. Languages: English, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Odia Gujarati, Urdu, Telugu, Punjabi Pages: 12 | Size: 7” x 8.5” MRP: `25

Pages: 20 | Size: 7”x 8.5” MRP: `30

BIG ANIMALS Herminder Ohri: Author and Illustrator Big animals fascinate children. A heavy hippopotamus can be as athletic as a lean giraffe. These books make children imagine the unimaginable.

Mini the Hippo Learns to Jump*

SABOO AND JOJO

Languages: English, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Telugu, Urdu, Gujarati, Odia

Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Telugu, Urdu, Gujarati, Punjabi

Pages: 20 & 12 | Size: 7” x 8.5” | MRP: `30 & `25 *This book is used as a supplementary reader in many schools.

LEVEL 2- LEARNING TO READ

Pages: 16 | Size: 8.5” x 7” | MRP: `25


THE TALAABS OF DARBHANGA Anupam Mishra: Author Prashant Soni: Illustrator

Ayachi did not have anything to give the dai at the birth of his son, other than a promise whispered in her ears. A few years later, she was summoned by him and was completely thrown off her feet! Read on to find out why!

NEW

Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu Pages: 20 | Size: 9.5” x 6.75” | MRP: `30

LAXMAN’S QUESTIONS Lata Mani: Author Zainab Tambawalla: Illustrator

Laxman’s head was full of questions: Why did seeing a bird fly make him happy? Did the birds who saw him feel just as happy? Read this book to see if you have such questions too. Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada,Telugu Pages: 28 | Size: 9.5” x 6.75” | MRP: `35

PAPLU, THE GIANT

Ramendra Kumar: Author Zainab Tambawalla: Illustrator

Paplu was a strange giant who did not like to fight with anyone, nor did he like scaring people. But when his beloved villagers were in danger, he rose to great heights to solve the problem. Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu Pages: 24 | Size: 9.5” x 6.75” | MRP: `35

CITY OF STORIES*

LEVEL 3- READING INDEPENDENTLY

Rukmini Banerji: Author Bindia Thapar: Illustrator

Nobody in the city has time to tell a story, until Didi and a little girl start a tidal wave of stories, that washes over everybody. Read this fascinating fable of the transformation of a city into the City of Stories. Languages: English, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Gujarati, Urdu, Telugu, Odia, Punjabi Pages: 32 | Size: 8.5” x 7” | MRP: `35

Faraway Folktales

The Magic Powder

The woodcutter of Gura

Three for free

The man who thought he was smarter than his wife

Greystroke: Author P G Dinesh: Illustrator

Wailers three Greystroke: Author and Illustrator

Veena Seshadri: Author Greystroke: Illustrator

The Quirquincho and the fox

Vidya Mani: Author Greystroke: Illustrator

Read these delightful folktales that bring out the native wisdom and cultural diversity of distant countries like Ethiopia, Taiwan, Norway, China, Myanmar and Argentina. Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada Pages: 20 | Size: 9.5” x 6.75” | MRP: `30 each *This book is used as a supplementary reader in many schools.


Gijubhai’s Gujarati Folktales

Volume I: The Phoo-Phoo Baba and Other Stories Volume II: Uncle Know-All and Other stories Aabid Surti: Author and Illustrator

Gijubhai Badheka’s folktales, retold by Aabid Surti and translated by Anita Vachharajani with irreverent exuberance, have all the joie de vivre of the oral tradition. Aabid Bhai’s hilarious illustrations are sure to be a hit with our young readers. Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu Pages: 24, 28 | Size: 10.75”x 8.5” | MRP: `40 (each)

Saeeda Ki Amma Usi Se Thanda, Usi Se Garam Gul-e-Abbas ABBU KHAN KI BAKRI Dr. Zakir Hussain: Author | Pooja Pottenkulam: Illustrator

The stories from the soil of India are retold by the former president, Dr. Zakir Hussian. These introduce children to a wide variety of emotions and ideas in very interesting ways. Languages: Hindi, Marathi, Urdu, Gujarati, Kannada Pages: 20 | Size: 7” x 8.5” | MRP: `30 (each)

Bhabhloo Bear’s AdventurE Paro Anand: Author Suvidha Mistry: Illustrator Bhabhloo bear’s life is full of twists and turns and he moves forward with leaps and bounds...literally! Join him on his thrilling nocturnal adventure and find out many secrets about Himalayan bears. Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Urdu

Pages: 28 | Size: 8.5” x 10.75” | MRP: `45

CHUSKIT GOES TO SCHOOL! Sujatha Padmanabhan: Author Madhuvanti Anantharajan: Illustrator

Nine year old Chuskit longed to go to school, to make friends, learn math and play games. But she could not …. until Abdul decided to do something about it. Languages: English, Hindi, Gujarati, Kannada, Urdu, Tamil, Telugu, Marathi, Odia Pages: 28 | Size: 9” x 6.75” | MRP: `35

LEVEL 3- READING INDEPENDENTLY

Magic Key Series


Ancient Rivers

In India, rivers are not just great, moving bodies of water. They are sacred life-givers, surrounded by folklore, myths and magic. A set of books with stunning photographs and crisp narratives.

NARMADA

GANGA

CAUVERY

Sanjeev Saith: Author and Photographs

Oriole Henry: Author Clare Arni: Photographs

Vidya Shah: Author Parthiv Shah: Photographs

Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada

Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu, Gujarati

Languages: English, Hindi

Pages: 24 Size: 8.5” x 10.75” MRP: `40

Pages: 44 Size: 9.25” x 9.25” MRP: `65

Pages: 40 Size: 8.5” x 10.75” MRP: `50

THE PEACOCK WHO WOULD NOT DANCE Ambika Behal: Author Mayur Mistry: Illustrator

Mor was spoilt and vain. But the children loved him. Then, one hot day, the beautiful peacock learnt why the Gods had sent him to this land. Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu Pages: 20 | Size: 8.5” x 7” | MRP: `30

LEVEL 3- READING INDEPENDENTLY

RAJA NANG DHADANGA HAI Kamala Bakaya: Author Audrey Kumar: Illustrator

The emperor’s new clothes in a new avatar! Read Kamala Bakaya’s retelling in vivid verse in Hindi. French artist, Audrey Kumar’s breathtaking illustrations make this book a collector’s item. Languages: Hindi Pages: 20 | Size: 10.75” x 8.5” | MRP: `35

WILD AND WACKY TALES*

1. The Hare and the Tortoise (Again!) 2. The Sparrow and the Fruit 3. The Generous Crow 4. The Day the Vegetables came to School Venkatramana Gowda: Author | Padmanabh: Illustrator

5. Grandpa Fish and the Radio

Venkatramana Gowda: Author | Srikrishna Kedilaya: Illustrator

Put the Panchatantra aside, and pick up these books by a new generation writer from Uttara Kannada in Karnataka. This wonderful five part series will free the child’s imagination by helping her think laterally. Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Urdu, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil Pages: 28 | Size: 5.5” x 7.75” | MRP: `35 (each) *This book is used as a supplementry reader in many schools.


THE EUREKA SERIES

Where does the Sun go at Night?* Where does Thunder Come From? Why is the Sky so Blue? Why don’t Things Fall Up?* Pages: 32 & 36 | Size: 9.5” x 6.75 | MRP: `35 & `40 Roopa Pai: Author | Greystroke: Illustrator This set of four books attempts to demystify important scientific concepts through the medium of storytelling. Each book explores different physical phenomena such as the rotation of the earth, the scattering of light, gravity and thunder, in a fun and engaging way. Languages: English, Kannada, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Telugu, Tamil

Lion on the Loose Paro Anand: Author | Avishek Sen: Illustrator

Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Urdu, Gujarati, Kannada, Bengali, Punjabi, Telugu, Odia Pages: 24 | Size: 8.5” X 7” | MRP: `30 The Mouse with Seven Tails Bapsi Sidhwa: Author Sanjay Sarkar: Illustrator Bapsi’s charming tale about a mouse with seven tails! Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Telugu, Urdu, Gujarati, Kannada, Tamil

Pages: 16 | Size: 7” X 8.5” | MRP: `25

Happy Math Series

NUMBERs MEASUREMENTS

SHAPES AND DATA TIME AND MONEY

Mala Kumar: Author Angie & Upesh: Illustrators

Maths becomes a jolly read in these books. Abstract concepts, playfully simple explanations through lively illustrations. Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Gujarati, Telugu, Tamil, Urdu Pages: 32, 32, 32 & 24 | Size: 9.5” x 6.75” | MRP: `35

*This book is used as a supplementry reader in many schools.

LEVEL 3- READING INDEPENDENTLY

Do rainy days make you feel like the world is full of possibilities? The lion in the story certainly believes so! Read the story to meet him as he takes a rainy day holiday from the zoo.


KALLU’S WORLD

NEW

KALLU’S WORLD 1- In Big Trouble Again! KALLU’S WORLD 2 - Monkey Business on Stage Subhadra Sen Gupta: Author Tapas Guha: Illustrator

Welcome to Khajuria - a village where young Kallu and his gang run delightful adventurous riots almost every day. Join them as they grow wiser and wittier, as they happily roam the village finding new things to do, and see what they come up with. This promises to be the Indian series to look out for. Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu Pages: 20 | Size: 9.5” x 6.75” | MRP: `30

BISHNU THE DHOBI SINGER Subhadra Sen Gupta: Author Tapas Guha: Illustrator

Bishnu is a washerman’s son who loves to sing. Fortune favours him as he meets Tansen, the greatest musician in the land and becomes his disciple. History comes alive as you share Bishnu’s wonder!

NEW

Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu Pages: 64 | Size: 9.5” x 6.75” | MRP: `85

GHOST STORIES - Volume-1 Deepa Agarwal: Author Subir Roy: Illustrator

Scary stories about people who look like you but are not... Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu Pages: 36 | Size: 8.5” x 7” | MRP: `50

NEW

JUNGLE BREW

Tanya Luther Agarwal: Author Sanjay Sarkar: Illustrator

Bulbuli had heard so much about the mysterious place in the jungle that everybody talked about, but nobody had visited. Was she actually going to have the biggest adventure of her life with only Totaram for company? Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu Pages: 28 | Size:10.75” x 8.5” | MRP: `40

Nono, the Snow Leopard

LEVEL 4- READING PROFICIENTLY

Pranav Trivedi: Author Maya Ramaswamy: Illustrator

Enter the world of Nono, the snow leopard, the phantom of the snows. This engaging novella, told through the eyes of a high-altitude wildlife biologist and illustrated by an avid wildlife artist, is an uncompromising tale for children. Languages: Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Gujarati Pages: 76 | Size: 9” x 6.75” | MRP: `90

Grandfather goes on strike K.S. Nagarajan: Author Neeta Gangopadhya: Illustrator

Most grandfathers are content to lie back in an armchair and lazily read the day’s newspaper. Not our tree loving senior citizen. He goes on strike for his beloved trees! Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Urdu Pages: 32 | Size: 8.5” x 7” | MRP: `35


Dreamers by Design

MANU MIXES CLAY AND SUNSHINE Bulbul Sharma: Author | Shanti Devi: Illustrator

BULLI AND THE TIGER

Shalini Reys: Author | Nankusia Shyam: Illustrator

BIJU SPINS SOME MAGIC

Jaya Jaitly: Author | Bhramara Nayak: Illustrator

MUMTAZ EMBROIDERS HER DREAMS Jolly Rohatgi: Author | Ram Soni: Illustrator

Each book in this series of four looks at the life of a child in a rural artisan family from different parts of India. Their stories naturally reflect their cultural and social milieu. Illustrated using local forms of painting and craft work, this series is a great way to introduce children to our rich and varied craft heritage. Languages: English, Hindi, Telugu, Marathi, Kannada Pages: 24 | Size: 8”x 8” | MRP: `30

handmade in indiA Olivia Fraser: Author and Illustrator

Olivia Fraser has travelled around India painting for the last ten years. This book has arisen from her observations of the vast colourful array of people she has come across during her travels. Languages: English, Hindi, Bengali, Marathi, Gujarati, Kannada

Pages: 32 | Size: 8” x 8” | MRP: `35

A WALK AMONG TRESS Nimret Handa: Author and Illustrator

Take a walk among trees in the King’s orchard to savour the taste, the smell and the legends associated with bountiful fruit trees in India. You will feel refreshed by all that you learn! Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu

MY UNFORGETTABLE TRIP Milind Gunaji: Author | Milind Verlekar: Photographs

One day Milind Gunaji turned his jeep towards his favourite destination, the Sahyadri moutains. As he was about to finish the first lap of his travels, he met a ghost! Read this fascinating Fort travelogue of Gunaji and the ghost. Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi

Pages: 28 | Size: 8.5” x 7” | MRP: `35

LEVEL 4- READING PROFICIENTLY

Pages: 32 | Size: 9.25” x 9.25” | MRP: `50


HISTORY SERIES*

1. A Royal Procession

2. Marching To Freedom

3. Sailing Home

4. Raza Meets The King

Subhadra Sen Gupta: Author Tapas Guha: Illustrator

A series that transports children to four different periods of history. Each book features children as the chief protagonists who look at the times through their eyes. Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Gujarati

Pages: 20 | Size: 9.5” x 6.75” | MRP: `30

A MAN CALLED BAPU Subhadra Sen Gupta: Author Neeta Gangopadhya: Illustrator

An affectionate account of Bapu, the man and his life and why he will inspire generations to come. Languages: English, Hindi, Bengali, Marathi, Gujarati, Kannada, Telugu, Punjabi, Tamil, Urdu

Pages: 40 | Size: 9.25” x 9.25” | MRP: `50

A KINGS COBRA’S SUMMER Janaki Lenin: Author Maya Ramaswamy: Illustrator

Set in the verdant Western Ghats, this story brings to life all the strange life forms that Kaala the king cobra comes across – the birds, the animals, the plants. How is he to find his way back to the areca nut plantation where he is the king? Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu

Pages: 40 | Size: 8.5” x 10.75” | MRP: `50

LEVEL 4- READING PROFICIENTLY

NATURE’S CAPERS

Nature’s Webmasters From Submarines To sky raIders Ranjit Lal: Author Sanjay Sarkar: Illustrator

The author gives valuable and scientific information about spiders and dragonflies, camouflaged in a savvy and humorous narative. Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Gujarati Pages: 28 | Size: 8.5” x 10.75” | MRP: `40

GRANDPA CHERRY BLOSSOM Hema Pande: Author Keiko Tsuji: Illustrator

Feel the warmth of the Land of the Rising Sun in this beautiful collection of tales. The expert brush of Japanese artist, Keiko Tsuji adds the final authentic touch. Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Kannada Pages: 60 | Size: 9.25” x 9.25” | MRP: `80 *This book is used as a supplementary reader in many schools.


TURTLE STORY Kartik Shanker: Author Maya Ramaswamy: Illustrator

As charming as it is illuminating, this book takes the reader through the entire life cycle of an Olive Ridley turtle and also introduces the reader to several other species of the sea. Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Kannada, Odia, Tamil

Pages: 28 | Size: 8” x 10.75” | MRP: `40

WHY DOES GOPAL GET ANGRY? J.M. Radhakrishna: Author | Henu: Illustrator

Gopal often feels angry. His dog, Blackie watches him with concern as he gets angry with schoolmates, parents and even with Blackie himself. What causes Gopal’s anger? Is he able to understand his own feelings? Learn from Gopal’s journey to deal with anger. Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu, Urdu, Gujarati Pages: 28 | Size: 10.75” x 8.5” | MRP: `40

KOLHAPUR TO BEIJING FREESTYLE Mala Kumar: Author Ashish Nangia: Illustrator

The sheer joy of training your body to achieve what your mind dreams of... sports provides that joy. Read this story about a boy from Kolhapur who became the fastest 15 year old swimmer in the world. Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Urdu, Tamil, Gujarati, Kannada, Odia

Pages: 28 | Size: 8.5” x 10.75” | MRP: `40

WITH A PINCH OF SALT Madhuri Pai and Madhav Chavan: Authors Rijuta Ghate: Illustrator

A salt trader would load sacks of salt on a donkey’s back and go to the market everyday. The increasing weight of the salt upset the donkey greatly. How did he teach the trader a lesson? Read all about it… With a Pinch of Salt! Languages: English, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Odia, Gujarati

Pages: 32 | Size: 9.5” x 6.75” | MRP: `35

SHANTI’S FRIEND Shanti moves to the city when it does not rain in the village for a long time. She does her best to please her Uncle and Aunt and she likes little Mamta. But it is an unusual friend who helps her when she is in trouble. A sensitive story about an unusual friendship. Languages: English, Hindi, Telugu, Urdu, Tamil, Gujarati, Odia

Pages: 28 | Size: 7” X 8.5” | MRP: `35

LEVEL 4- READING PROFICIENTLY

Deepa Agarwal: Author Avishek Sen: Illustrator


Forthcoming Titles LEVEL 1

Beginning to Read/Read Aloud.

For very young children who are eager to begin reading and listening to stories.

I WANT THAT ONE! Mala Kumar: Author Soumya Menon: Illustrator “Not that one,” says Anil’s mother when he asks for something. “Not that one,” say the shopkeepers in the market too. Does the angry little boy get anything at all? Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu

Pages: 16 | Size: 7” x 8.5”

“MY FISH!” “NO, MY FISH!” Suraj J Menon: Author Soumya Menon: Illustrator A funny little story about three friends and three clever fish! Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu

Pages: 16 | Size: 7” x 8.5”

LEVEL 2

Learning to Read.

For children who recognize familiar words and can read new words with help.

THE SCARECROWS ON PARADE Shamim Padamsee: Author Tanaya Vyas: Illustrator Scarecrows are put up in fields to scare away birds and animals. But little Gauri thinks otherwise. Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu

Pages: 40 | Size: 7” x 8.5”

TAKLOO THE LITTLE SALT TYCOON Radhika Bapat: Author Poonam Athalye: Illustrator This is a story about little Takloo who stays near the salty sea with his loving family. He learns new things every day. Deep thought, research and lavish artwork make this book more than just a story. It can be used to teach or to understand many concepts and it allows readers to make up their own stories too! Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu

Pages: 40 | Size: 8” x 8”

WHEN AMMA WENT TO SCHOOL Nandini Nayar: Author Ruchi Shah: Illustrator Meera’s mother went to her school one day but everyone was missing - Meera, her friends, the teachers, even the Principal. Where had they all disappeared? Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu

Pages: 16 | Size: 8.5” x 5.5”

MY MOTHER Jaya Jaitly: Author Bahadur Chitrakar: Illustrator Home would not be the same without Mother. The young boy in this beautiful book shows you the many things that his mother does for the family in a day. Set in rural West Bengal, the exquisite paintings in the Kalighat Patachitra style capture his love for his mother. Languages: English-Hindi, English-Marathi, EnglishKannada, English-Telugu, English-Bengali, English-Odia

A Bilingual Book Pages: 24 | Size: 10.75” ” x 8.5”


Forthcoming Titles LEVEL 3

Reading Independently.

For children who are ready to read on their own.

COUNTING ON MORU Rukmini Banerji: Author Nina Sabnan: Illustrator In Moru’s world, numbers danced, digits waved out and long division looked like a graceful tail. But one day, this world came crumbling down in school. Moru then became the local bully. Until someone helped him discover the joy of learning again. Who was it? Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu

Pages: 28 | Size: 8.5” x 7”

LEVEL 4

Reading Proficiently. For older children who can read with confidence.

GHOST STORIES PART 2: The Jigsaw Puzzle and other stories Deepa Agarwal: Author Subir Roy: Illustrator Have you ever felt the chill hand of a thrilling read creep up your neck so that you can’t put a book down? These stories are sure to take you to that place as you meet a host of memorable characters. Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu

Pages: 48 | Size: 8.5” x 7”

KALLU’S WORLD 03 – Mangu Mali and the Ambia Bhoot! KALLU’S WORLD 04 – Hero Horoscope Man Subhadra Sen Gupta: Author Tapas Guha: Illustrator Welcome to Khajuria - a village where young Kallu and his gang run delightful adventurous riots almost every day. Join them as they grow wiser and wittier, happily roaming the village finding new things to do, and see what they come up with! Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu

Pages: 20 | Size: 9.5” x 7.75”

ONE SUMMER AFTERNOON Mahipal: Author Kanika Nair: Illustrator Children in the village grow up in close proximity with other living beings. Read this touching story of how they learn some important life lessons. Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu

Pages: 20 | Size: 6.75” x 9.5”

FREEDOM RUN (COMIC BOOK) Subhadra Sen Gupta: Author Tapas Guha: Illustrator In the districts of Mirzapur and Bhadohi belonging to Uttar Pradesh, in many tiny villages, small children work long hours at the looms to create carpets famous around the world for their intricate designs. This is a story about the forgotten children of India... Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu

Pages: 16 | Size: 10.75” x 8.5”

HUM, BHARAT KE BACHCHE Leila Seth: Author Bindia Thapar: Illustrator When we gained independence, our leaders wrote the Constitution that has things all the Indians must know. It begins with a Preamble. Justice Leila Seith believes that every child must understand the things mentioned in the Preamble. Languages: Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu

Pages: 20 | Size: 9.5” x 6.75”


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Pratham Books Catalogue 2013  

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