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PRATHAM BOOKS CATALOGUE 2011-2012


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eading a good book is like entering a wonderful new world. There is just no saying how many gems children will discover each time they enter this magical land. Pratham Books welcomes you to step into this world of books - books for every child, and in many Indian languages. This year, you'll see our books classified a bit differently. We now take into account the child's reading level as an indicator to picking the right book - so age no longer matters! More importantly, if you are encouraging reading in a second language, the levels will help you choose correctly.

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.

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

Learning to Read For children who recognize familiar words and can read new words with help

In the past seven years, Pratham Books has published 215 books in upto 11 languages. That’s 1500 books! Apart from serving primarily as joyful reading material, these affordable books have made their way into schools and institutions as supplementary readers. The books come under different genres - fiction, humour, general knowledge, science, mathematics, history, art, environment - all complemented by rich illustrations.

The world of joy is here....please step right in! Reading Proficiently For older children who can read with confidence

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

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appy reading!


Dr. Hemant Kumar : Author Karan Motwani : Illustrator

Children are in such a jovial mood that there is an air of celebration in the air. Is this a festival or the beginning of vacations? Pages: 16 Size: 10.75” x 8.5” MRP: 20

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CAN AND CAN'T

CURLY AND STRAIGHT

Languages: Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu

NATKHAT GUDDU

Pages: 12 Size: 5.5” x 8.5” MRP: 10

LEVEL 1 - BEGINNING TO READ

LEVEL 1 - BEGINNING TO READ

AAJ SE SABKI CHHUTI HAI

CUTE AND SHORT

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GUDDU AUR AAM THIS AND THAT

DO AND DON’T Radha H. S. : Author Ruchi Shah : Illustrator

Pages: 12 Size: 8.5” x 5.5” MRP: 10

Join Guddu and Manna in noon-time mango stealing or riding a new cycle for the first time! It promises to be fun. Pages: 12 Size: 5.5” x 7.75” MRP: 15 each

A set of little books that have simple ideas and simple words, brought to life by vivid illustrations. Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu

GUDDU KI LAL CYCLE

Arvind Passi : Author | Subinita Deshaprabhu : Illustrator

Languages: Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu

TING TONG THE DOORBELL RINGS

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Lubaina Bandukwala : Author Zainab Tambawalla : Illustrator

How can the baby sleep with so many sounds around him? Find out what disturbs our little one in this bilingual book.

HAATHI KA BUKHAR Vijai Kumar : Author Ajit Narayan : Illustrator

We all like elephants, but if this huge friend of ours gets fever, what do we do?

Pages: 16 Size: 9.5” x 6.75” MRP: 25

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CHEEP CHEEP DRIP DRIP Lubaina Bandukwala : Author Zainab Tambawalla : Illustrator

Pages: 12 Size: 8.5” x 10.75” MRP: 15

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Languages: Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu,

MERI UNGLIYAAN, MERE HAATH Vinita Krishna : Author Suvidha Mistry : Illustrator

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The baby in this book hears so many interesting sounds around her. Can you hear them too? Pages: 16 Size: 9.5” x 6.75” MRP: 25

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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?

Pages: 12 Size: 8.5” x 10.75” MRP: 15 Languages: Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu,

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Pages: 12 Size: 8.5” x 7” MRP: 15 Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu

Kuldeep Sandhu : Author Ajit Narayan : Illustrator

FAT KING THIN DOG*

If a friend appears with long whiskers, a long trunk, tail, big ears and elaborate horns, will you recognize the person?

How does a fat king lose weight? Find out in this little tale!

Parismita : Author and Illustrator

Pages: 20 Size: 8.5” x 7” MRP: 20

Pages: 12 Size: 7” x 8.5” MRP: 15

Languages: Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu,

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

BABLOO NACHA JHOOM KE

KHILKHIL TOTA

Govind Sharma : Author Ashok Sharma : Illustrator

Manorama Jafa : Author | Vicky Arya : Illustrator

A young dancer is adamant that he wants to enjoy his own dance performance along with the audience! How is that possible?

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Languages: English, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Telugu

LEASE JUST RE

How skilful and artistic are our hands and our fingers! We can do anything with them.

NATTU AUR DHAPLI

Languages: English-Hindi, English-Marathi, English-Kannada, English-Telugu, English-Tamil

Pages: 16 Size: 7” x 8.5” MRP: 15

A story of a very clever parrot who can mimic various sounds. Pages: 16 Size: 8.5” x 10.75” MRP: 20 Languages: Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Urdu, Gujarati, Kannada

Languages: Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu, *This book is used as a supplementary reader in many schools.


AROUND ME*

LEVEL 1 - BEGINNING TO READ

Noni : Author | Angie & Upesh : Illustrator

Do you like to wear a cap on a sunny day? Find out who else likes to wear a cap.

Friends and family are always welcome in our homes.

MY FAMILY Arshi Naaz, Kuldeep Sandhu & Sushila : Author Rajeev Verma 'Banjara’ : Illustrator

Pages: 16 Size: 7” x 8.5” MRP: 15 Languages: English, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Telugu, Urdu, Gujarati, Oriya

Pages: 16 Size: 7” x 8.5” MRP: 20 Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Punjabi, Telugu, Urdu, Gujarati, Oriya

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

MY FRIENDS

The child can't find his bat. Read this book and help him find it as he looks for it everywhere.

Rukmini Banerji : Author Rajeev Verma 'Banjara' : Illustrator

Pages: 16 Size: 7” x 8.5” MRP: 15

Pages: 20 Size: 5.5” x 7.75” MRP: 20

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

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

MY HOME

COLOURS OF NATURE*

Rukmini Banerji : Author Rajeev Verma 'Banjara' : Illustrator

Bulbul Sharma : Author and Illustrator

A nice book about the colourful animals and things around us.

Pages: 20 Size: 7” x 8.5” MRP: 20 Languages: English, Hindi, Kannada, Punjabi, Telugu, Urdu, Gujarati

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

WHAT IS IT?

TELL ME NOW SERIES*

Tanya Luther Agarwal: Author Partho Sengupta: Illustrator

They all looked for it and searched for it Can you help them find it? Pages: 16 Size: 7” x 8.5” MRP: 15 Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Punjabi, Gujarati, Urdu,Telugu

LOOK AND LEARN

I WANT TO*

LOOK AT ME*

Pankaj Chaturvedi : Author Ajit Narayan : Illustrator

Watch young children learn about their body and their surroundings as they read these simple stories. Pages: 16 Size: 8.5” x 7” MRP: 15 each Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Punjabi, Gujarati, Urdu,Telugu

COLOURS GOOD FOR YOU ROUND AND ROUND SWEET AND SOUR HAPPY AND SAD NAUGHTY OR NOT Madhav Chavan : Author Rijuta Ghate : Illustrator

Learn about things around you.These books talk about colours, ideas of good and bad, expressions and much more. Pages: 16 Size: 4.25” x 5.5” MRP: 15 each Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Punjabi, Gujarati, Urdu, Telugu, Oriya, Bengali

CHHUK-CHHUK-CHHAK Vinita Krishan : Author Suvidha Mistry : Illustrator

A girl draws a nice railway engine on a slate. But then there is no space to draw the rest of the train. She draws them on the floor and then you should see how it runs! Pages: 12 Size: 7” x 8.5” MRP: 15 Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Punjabi, Gujarati, Urdu,Telugu

THE PICNIC*

THE ROTI ROLL*

A group of friends go for a picnic and enjoy a meal there.

A story of a roti that travels.

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

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

Amar Goswami : Author | Partho Sengupta : Illustrator

Pages: 12 Size: 7” x 8.5 ” MRP: 15 each *This book is used as a supplementary reader in many schools.

LEVEL 1 - BEGINNING TO READ

THE MOON AND THE CAP


Vinita Krishna : Author | Sudha Chaudhry : Illustrator

What happens when a butterfly lands on a rainbow? Find out in this colourful book.

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AALOO MAALOO KAALOO

THE COOKIE WOOKIE STORY

SMART SONA

Vinita Krishna : Author | Suvidha Mistry : Illustrator

Solve the great mystery of the disappearing biscuits. Do you think following the trail of crumbs will help?

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

Pages: 12 Size: 7” x 8.5” MRP: 20, 15

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

Klaus Baumgart : Author and Illustrator

Herminder Ohri : Author and Illustrator

Pages: 16 Size: 7” x 8.5” MRP: 15

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

Subbu, the traffic signal, is tired of standing in the same place everyday. But what does he hear when he starts moving?

It is fun to say, "See you tomorrow". But what if all our friends decide to see us on one day?

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MY COLOURFUL PENCILS Maasoumeh Ansarian : Author Fatemeh Fazal : Illustrator

TIMMY AND PEPE*

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!

Madhav Chavan and Manisha Vengurlekar : Author Santosh Pujari : Illustrator

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

Pages: 28 Size: 9.5” x 6.75” MRP: 25 Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu,

THE TIMID TRAIN Bharati Jagannathan : Author Preeti Krishnamurthy : Illustrator

GOLOO THE CIRCLE*

Come take a ride with Loco as it chugs merrily across the country.

Jagdish Joshi : Author and Illustrator

A wonderful introduction to the most complete of all the shapes, the circle.

Pages: 16 Size: 8.5” x 7” MRP: 20 Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu,

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

Pages: 16 Size: 5.5” x 7.5” MRP: 15

Pages: 32 Size: 10.75” x 8.5” MRP: 35 Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu,

Prabha Ram & Meera Sriram : Author Madhuvanti Ananthrajan : Illustrator

Tanya Luther Agarwal : Author Partho Sengupta : Illustrator

A child interprets the actions of her pet dog while she plays with it and uses her experiences in doing so.

Who cheers you up when you feel lonely? A good friend! Read this sweet story about real friends.

SUBBU, THE SIGNAL

SEE YOU TOMORROW*

Pages: 20 Size: 7” x 8.5” MRP: 20

Pages: 20 Size: 8.5” x 10.75” MRP: 25 Languages: Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu,

LENNY AND TWEEK: WANTED A FRIEND

THE GREEDY MOUSE* A story about a mouse who learns that it doesn't always pay to be greedy.

Pages: 16 Size: 8.5” x 10.75” MRP: 25 Languages: Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu,

LEVEL 2 - LEARNING TO READ

LEVEL 1 - BEGINNING TO READ

THE BUTTERFLY THAT SAT ON A RAINBOW

LITTLE HELPERS*

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Pages: 16 Size: 7” x 8.5” MRP: 20 Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu

Pages: 20 Size: 8.5” x 7 ” MRP: 15

LITTLE BIRD LEARNS TO FLY

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

Jaya Savita Aiyer and Kamesh Ramkrishna Aiyer : Author Mallika Nagarajan : Illustrator

Read this airy tale about a little bird who thinks she will never learn to fly.

THE ANIMAL- KID CLUB!*

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Pages: 20 Size: 7” x 8.5” MRP: 25 Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu

AMBILI Anita Vachharajani : Author Venkat Raman Singh Shyam : Illustrator

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PLAY TIME

Ambili was a baby elephant who was scared of the rains! Read all about how she learnt to love the rain. Pages: 28 Size: 7” x 8.5” MRP: 30 Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu

SMILE PLEASE

PAPER PLAY

Sanjiv Jaiswal 'Sanjay' : Author | Ajit Narayan : Illustrator

Mala Kumar : Author | Ruchi Shah : Illustrator

Read about a playful rabbit and an elephant who wants to jump and more in these sweet stories from our little world.

Manju finds a piece of paper. And in the hands of her friends, it becomes so much more than just a piece of paper. Illustrated using bits of paper, so that each page is a collage, imagination is at play in this little story.

Pages: 16 Size: 7” x 8.5” MRP: 15 each Languages: English, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Punjabi, Telugu, Urdu, Gujarati, Oriya

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


SUPER SRINIVAS

LISTEN TO MY BODY* Noni : Author | Angie & Upesh : Illustrator

We all have a wonderful body. It is fun to 'listen' to our bodies. Pages: 24 Size: 7” x 8.5” MRP: 15 Languages: English, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Urdu, Telugu, Gujarati, Tamil, Oriya

TOO MANY BANANAS

Noni : Author | Angie & Upesh : Illustrator

Presenting, our very own accidental comedian from South India, Sringeri Srinivas! His impeccable comic timing - simply by doing 'nothing' is sure to have you in splits. Pages: 24 & 32 Size: 7” x 8.5” MRP: 15 & 25 Languages: English, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu, Gujarati, Oriya

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

TOPSY TURVY LEVEL 2 - LEARNING TO READ

Noni : Author | Angie & Upesh : Illustrator

WE ARE ALL ANIMALS* Madhav Chavan & Meera Tendolkar : Author Santosh Pujari : Illustrator

A nice interaction between animals and children and our capabilities! Pages: 32 Size: 5.5” x 7.75” MRP: 20 Languages: English, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Punjabi, Telugu, Gujarati, Urdu, Bengali, Oriya

THE WANDERING CLOUD* Shyamala S : Author | Priya Bhoir : Illustrator

Everything is turning upside down in a little boy's house....what could be the reason for this?

A rain cloud, Cluffy floats along in the sky while the wind takes it to many new places.

Pages: 16 Size: 7” x 8.5” MRP: 25

Languages: English, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Punjabi, Telugu, Gujarati, Tamil, Bengali, Oriya

Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Urdu

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 it gets posted.

Pages: 16 Size: 5” x 8” MRP: 15

JOY* Pankaj Chaturvedi : Author | Ajit Narayan: Illustrator

We can find joy in simple things.This book is all about the feeling of joy. Pages: 16 Size: 8.5” x 7 ” MRP: 15 Languages: English, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Punjabi, Telugu, Urdu, Gujarati, Oriya

Pages: 24 Size: 8.5” x 7” MRP: 25 Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Gujarati, Urdu

AT THE SEASIDE Swapna Dutta : Author Amitava Sengupta : Illustrator

The world is full of beautiful places.The seaside is a beautiful place to play. But will you find jelly there? Find out in this little book. Pages: 20 Size: 7” x 8.5” MRP: 25 Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Gujarati, Urdu

THE ONION’S SHAWL Radha H. S. : Author | Amitava Sengupta : Illustrator

Onions are popular all over the world now. But, according to folklore, the onion was almost in tears once! Find out why in this old, old tale. Pages: 20 Size: 7” x 8.5” MRP: 25 Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Gujarati, Urdu

RAIN RAIN* Sanjiv Jaiswal 'Sanjay' : Author Ajit Narayan : Illustrator

Roll along with the clouds as it brings rain and joy! Pages: 16 Size: 7” x 8.5” MRP: 15 Languages: English, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Punjabi, Telugu, Urdu, Gujarati, Oriya

DHOBAN NE DHOYE RAKSHAS Surekha Panandiker : Author Rajeev Verma 'Banjara' : Illustrator

A gusty washerwoman takes on the demons of dirt with admirable courage. Pages: 20 Size : 8.5” x 7” MRP: 20 Languages: Hindi, Gujarati, Marathi

THE BILINGUAL SERIES*

THE FLYAWAY CRADLE Sridala Swami : Author Sanjay Sarkar : Illustrator

What do you do with a cradle that flies? Join this bunch of clever children and find out! Pages: 16 Size: 10.75” x 8.5” MRP: 25 Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Urdu

MINI THE HIPPO LEARNS TO JUMP* Herminder Ohri : Author and Illustrator

In this fantasy tale, hippo jumps on the moon with gravity-defying derring-do! Pages: 20 Size: 7” x 8.5” MRP: 20 Languages: English, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Telugu, Urdu, Gujarati, Oriya

FOUND IT AT LAST! MY COLOURFUL KITE TALL TALLER TALLEST TOMMY AND THE FLY Kanchan Bannerjee : Author | Avik Kumar Maitra : Illustrator

Learning a second language is more fun with our bilingual books. Children can read the same story in two languages – English and another Indian language. Pages: 16 Size: 8.5” x 10.75” MRP: 20 each

Languages: English-Hindi, English-Kannada, English-Marathi Also available as a non-bilingual book in Kannada and Hindi.

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

LEVEL 2 - LEARNING TO READ

ANNUAL HAIRCUT DAY*


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; in school, or on an errand for Samira's mother.

Meet a set of very adventurous and helpful animals in these clever tales from the jungles.

SPINCY SPIDER*

Pages: 16 Size: 8.5 ” x 7” MRP: 20 each

Herminder Ohri : Author and Illustrator

Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Urdu, Oriya

Pages: 16 Size: 8.5” x 7” MRP: 25

CHEENU’S GIFT Cheenu has a lot of fun helping his father. Sometimes, there is a special treat for him too!

LEVEL 2 - LEARNING TO READ

ANIMAL STORIES

Pages: 16 Size: 10.75” x 8.5” MRP: 25

PHANI'S FUNNY CHAPPALS Read this funny story about Phani’s funny chappals! Sridala Swami : Author Sanjay Sarkar : Illustrator

Pages: 16 Size: 8.5” x 10.75” MRP: 25 Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Urdu, Oriya

YAKITY YAK Benita Sen : Author | Baaraan Ijlal : Illustrator

What do you call a yak who talks too much? Yakity Yak of course! Read this charming tale about Yakity and his friends. Pages: 20 Size: 7” x 8.5” MRP: 25 Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Urdu

SNIFFLES, THE CROCODILE AND PUNCH, THE BUTTERFLY Herminder Ohri : Author and Illustrator

Pages: 20 Size: 7” x 8.5” MRP: 20

THE BOAT RIDE Herminder Ohri : Author and Illustrator

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

KATO CLEVER AND THE BIG TROUBLE Herminder Ohri : Author and Illustrator

Pages: 16 Size: 7” x 8.5” MRP: 20

OUR WONDERFUL WORLD Herminder Ohri : Author | Herminder Ohri and Baaraan Ijlal : Illustrator

Pages: 20 Size: 8.5” x 7” MRP: 20 Languages : English, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Urdu, Gujarati, Kannada, Oriya

RHINO CHARGE

Vijaylakshmi Nagaraj : Author Sanjay Sarkar : Illustator

Geeta Pote : Author | Rijuta Ghate : Illustrator

Ringo, a baby rhinoceros lives in the serene grasslands of Kaziranga National Park along the mighty river Brahmaputra. He is very shy and everybody laughs at him, he, he, he....! How will he make new friends?

This fun loving grasshopper of ours wants to play and sing and have a nice time, but the ants don't play with him. Instead, they teach him an important lesson.

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

GRASSHOPPER*

Pages: 32 Size : 5.5” x 7.75” MRP: 25 Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada

LEVEL 2 - LEARNING TO READ

SWEET SAMIRA

Pages: 24 Size: 10.75” x 8.5” MRP: 35

LITTLE BY LITTLE* Anupa Lal : Author | Ajit Narayan : Illustrator

ONE GREEN DROP* Benita Sen : Author | Baaraan Ijlal : Illustrator

The witty and quick adventure of a grasshopper, a giraffe and a tiger on the loose with a can of green paint! Pages: 20 Size : 7” x 8.5” MRP: 15 Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Urdu, Gujarati, Kannada, Punjabi, Oriya

CHULBUL’S TAIL* Savitri : Author | Sanjay Sarkar : Illustrator

The story of a wolf and two little rabbits who show wit and vile when the wolf asks them for shelter. Pages: 20 Size: 10.75” x 8.5” MRP: 25 Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Gujarati, Urdu, Telugu, Punjabi, Oriya

VAYU, THE WIND* Madhuri Pai : Author | Rijuta Ghate : Illustrator

A nice tale about this silent and always present friend, the wind that does a lot of things without anybody's notice! Pages: 24 Size :5.5” x 7.75” MRP: 20

Chulbul, the squirrel is restless and wishes to have a new tail that is more stylish. Read on to find out!

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

Pages: 24 Size : 8.5” x 7” MRP: 25

PEHELWAAN JI*

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

Sanjiv Jaiswal ‘Sanjay’ : Author Ajit Narayan : Illustrator

The pehelwaan bullied the children in his locality, but he gets a taste of his own medicine soon enough. Read this funny book to see how the children scare him. Pages: 20 Size: 7” x 8.5” MRP: 20 Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Punjabi, Telugu, Gujarati, Urdu, Oriya *This book is used as a supplementary reader in many schools.


INDIAN STATES

1. RAJASTHAN 2. GUJARAT

GIJUBHAI’S GUJARATI FOLKTALES Volume I : The Phoo-Phoo Baba and Other Stories Volume II : Uncle Know-All and Other Stories Aabid Surti: Author & 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. Pages: 24, 28 Size: 10.75” x 8.5” MRP: 35, 40 Languages: English, Hindi, Telugu, Kannada, Marathi

NARMADA Vidya Shah : Author | Parthiv Shah : Photographs

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An evocative visual journey down the Narmada and through the heart of Central India. Join Aadi and Avani as they learn about the special bond that exists between the Narmada and the people who have lived on her banks since centuries. Pages: 40 Size: 8.5” x 10.75” MRP: 40 Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Gujarati, Telugu

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Pages: 16 Size: 8” x 8” MRP: 15 Languages: English, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Gujarati, Urdu, Telugu, Tamil

THE MOUSE WITH SEVEN TAILS Bapsi Sidhwa : Author | Sanjay Sarkar : Illustrator

Most mice are happy with one ordinary tail. Little mouse is happy because she has seven! Pages: 16 Size : 7” x 8.5” MRP: 20 Languages: English, Hindi, Bengali, Telugu, Urdu, Gujarati, Kannada, Tamil, Marathi

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

An inspiring tale of the grit and determination of a young girl who wanted to attend school despite her physical limitations and the difficult Himalayan terrain. Pages: 28 Size : 9” x 6.75” MRP: 25

Ramendra Kumar : Author Zainab Tambawalla : Illustrator

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

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.

GANGA Sanjeev Saith : Author & Photographer

Languages: English, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Telugu

Stunning photographs and lyrical prose capture the Ganga from her birth in the Himalayas to where she meets the Bay of Bengal.

LAXMAN’S QUESTIONS

Languages: English, Hindi

Pages: 24 Size: 9.5” x 6.75” MRP: 35

Pages: 24 Size: 8.5” x10.75” MRP: 25

Lata Mani : Author Zainab Tambawala : 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.

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Pages: 28 Size: 9.5” x 6.75” MRP: 25 Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu

GRANDPA GYAN!*

1. ROW ROW ROW YOUR BOAT 2. THE RAINBOW FISH

Jayashree Deshpande: Author | Monappa: Illustrator

3. RUBY RED, ROSY RED 4. THE KOEL'S SONG 5. MOO MOO BROWN COW, HAVE YOU ANY MILK? Jayashree Deshpande: Author | Srikrishna Kedilaya: Illustrator

When school closes for the summer, Raju leaves the city and heads straight for his favourite place in the world – his Ajja's farm in the village. There he enjoys a wealth of new experiences; all in Ajja's wise company. Pages: 28 Size: 5.5” x 7.75” MRP: 20 each Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Urdu, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu

DAER OT GNINRAEL - 2 LEVEL

LEVEL 3 - READING INDEPENDENTLY

PAPLU THE GIANT

With stylish water-colour and crayon art, these pictorial books with a simple narrative help children to learn about these Indian states.

WILD AND WACKY TALES*

1. THE DAY THE VEGETABLES CAME TO SCHOOL 2. THE SPARROW AND THE FRUIT 3. THE GENEROUS CROW 4. THE HARE AND THE TORTOISE 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 series will free the child's imagination by helping her think laterally. Pages: 28 Size: 5.5” x 7.75” MRP: 20 each Languages : English, Hindi, Marathi, Urdu, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu *This book is used as a supplementary reader in many schools.

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Abhisheikh : Author & Illustrator


1. WHERE DOES THE SUN GO AT NIGHT?* 2. WHERE DOES THUNDER COME FROM? 3. WHY DON'T THINGS FALL UP?* 4. WHY IS THE SKY SO BLUE? 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 in a fun and engaging way. Pages: 32, 32, 36, 32 Size: 9.5 x 6.75” MRP: 25 each Languages : English, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Gujarati

CAUVERY LEVEL 3 - READING INDEPENDENTLY

Clare Arni : Author | Oriole Henry : Illustrator

Take a journey down the river Cauvery, from high up in the mountains where it is born, down past islands covered with birds. Pages: 44 Size: 9.25” x 9.25” MRP: 60 Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada

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

The Emperor’s New Clothes in a new avatar! Read Kamla Bakaya’s retelling in vivid verse in Hindi. French artist, Audrey Kumar’s breathtaking illustrations make this book a collector’s item. Pages: 20 Size: 10.75” x 8.5” MRP: 25 Languages : Hindi

FOLKTALES

1. THE WOODCUTTER OF GURA 2.THREE FOR FREE 3. WAILERS THREE 4. THE MAGIC POWDER 5. THE MAN WHO THOUGHT HE WAS SMARTER THAN HIS WIFE 6. THE QUIRQUINCHO AND THE FOX Veena Seshadri : 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. Pages: 20 Size: 9.5” x 6.75” MRP: 20, 25 Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada

BHABHLOO BEAR’S ADVENTURE Paro Anand : Author | Suvdha Mistry : Illustrator

Join Bhabhloo Bear on his thrilling nocturnal adventure and find out many secrets about Himalayan bears Pages: 28 Size : 8.5” x 10.75” MRP: 40 Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Urdu

CITY OF STORIES* Rukmini Banerji : Author | Bindia Thapar : Illustrator

Nobody in the city had time to tell a story until Didi and a little girl start a tidal wave of stories that washes over everybody. Pages: 32 Size: 8.5” x 7” MRP: 20 Languages: English, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Gujarati, Urdu, Telugu, Punjabi, Oriya

FOREVER FRIENDS Feisal Alkazi : Author Neeta Gangopadhya : Illustrator

WARLI FOLKTALES

Himu and Morinda stood next to each other in the forest and were the best of friends. But their idyllic life soon turns upside down when they find themselves turned into wooden toys! Read this heartwarming story of two trees who remain friends forever. Pages:36 Size: 8.5” x 7” MRP: 25 Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Punjabi, Gujarati, Urdu, Telugu

IT'S FAIR TO SHARE THE FIRST FARMERS* Benita Sen: Author | Rajiv Verma 'Banjara': Illustrator

Beautifully illustrated in the traditional Warli style of painting, these books talk about the virtue of sharing, caring and respecting nature. Pages: 20 & 16 Size: 8.5 x 10.75” MRP: 20 each Languages : English, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Gujarati, Urdu, Telugu *This book is used as a supplementary reader in many schools.

LEVEL 3 - READING INDEPENDENTLY

THE EUREKA SERIES


MY UNFORGETTABLE TRIP

MAGIC KEY SERIES

Milind Gunaji : Author Milind Verlekar : Photographs

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EAS JUST REL

ABBU KHAN KI BAKRI

One day Milind Gunaji turned his jeep towards his favourite destination, the Sahyadri mountains. 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! Pages: 28 Size: 8.5” x 7” MRP: 25 Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi

GUL-E-ABBAS

DREAMERS BY DESIGN

POORI JO KADAHI SE NIKAL BHAGI

SAEEDA KI AMMA

MURGI KA NIRALA BACHHA BIJU SPINS SOME MAGIC

MANU MIXES CLAY AND SUNSHINE

Jaya Jaitly : Author Bhramara Nayak : Illustrator

Bulbul Sharma : Author Shanti Devi : Illustrator

USI SE THANDA, USI SE GARAM

The stories from the soil of India are retold by the former president, Dr. Zakir Hussain.These introduce children to a wide variety of emotions, expressions and ideas in very interesting ways. Pages: 20 Size: 7” x 8.5” MRP: 20, 25 Languages: Hindi, Marathi, Urdu, Gujarati, Kannada

HAPPY MATHS SERIES

BULLI AND THE TIGER Shalini Reys : Author Nankusia Shyam : Illustrator

MUMTAZ EMBROIDERS HER DREAMS Jolly Rohtagi : 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 craftwork, this series is a great way to introduce children to our rich and varied craft heritage. ! LEASED Pages: 24 Size: 8” x 8” MRP: 25 each JUST RE Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu

THE JUNGLE BREW Tanya Luther Agarwal : Author Sanjay Sarkar : Illustrator

1. HAPPY MATHS: NUMBERS 2. HAPPY MATHS: SHAPES AND DATA 3. HAPPY MATHS: MEASUREMENTS 4. HAPPY MATHS: TIME AND MONEY

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? Pages: 28 Size: 10.75” x 8.5” MRP: 25

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

Mala Kumar : Author | Angie & Upesh : Illustrator

Maths becomes a jolly read in these books. Abstract concepts get playfully simple explanations through lively illustrations.

BISHNU, THE DHOBI SINGER

Pages: 32, 32, 32, 24 Size: 9.5” x 6.75” MRP: 25 each

Subhadra Sen Gupta : Author Tapas Guha : Illustrator

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

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Bishnu is a washer-man’s son who loves to sing. Fortune favours him as he meets Tansen, the greatest musician in the land and becomes his disciple.Walk the streets of Fatehpur Sikri in this charming musical tale and meet Emperor Akbar and the Navratnas. History comes alive as you share Bishnu's wonder. Pages: 64 Size: 9.5” x 6.75” MRP: 85 Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu

LEVEL 4 - READING PROFICIENTLY

LEVEL 3 - READING INDEPENDENTLY

Dr. Zakir Hussain : Author | Pooja Pottenkulam : Illustrator


A WALK AMONG TREES 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 replete and refreshed by all that you will learn!

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Pages: 32 Size: 9.25” x 9.25” MRP: 50 Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu

A KING COBRA'S SUMMER Janaki Lenin: Author Maya Ramaswamy : Illustrator

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Set in the verdant Western Ghats, this story brings alive all the 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? Pages: 40 Size: 8.5” x 10.75” MRP: 45 Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu

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 and a series of hilarious events liven up this entertaining tale. Pages: 32 Size: 8.5” x 7” MRP: 30 Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Urdu

ASIAN FOLKTALES

Hema Pande : Author Dipto Narayan Chatterjee : Illustrator

From the high, grassy plains of Tibet to the blue depths of the Filipino seas, folktales from Asia span geographical and cultural diversity.This is a rich feast for our advanced readers with many stories in one book. Pages: 76 Size: 9.25” x 9.25” MRP: 90

KALLU'S WORLD

Languages : English, Hindi, Marathi

JAPANESE FOLKTALES 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. Pages: 60 Size: 9.25” x 9.25” MRP: 75

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KALLU’S WORLD 1 IN BIG TROUBLE AGAIN!

Languages : English, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Gujarati

NONO, THE SNOW LEOPARD Pranav Trivedi : Author Maya Ramaswamy: Illustrator

KALLU’S WORLD 2 MONKEY BUSINESS ON STAGE

A wonderful adventure of following the pug marks of the rare snow leopard and getting to know this elusive animal and its terrain.

Subhadra Sen Gupta : Author | Tapas Guha : Illustrator

Pages: 76 Size: 9.5” x 6.75” MRP: 80

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

NATURE'S CAPERS

Languages : Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Gujarati

HANDMADE IN INDIA Olivia Fraser : Author & Illustrator

Olivia Fraser has travelled around India painting for over ten years.This book has arisen from her observations of this vast country and its colourful people. Pages: 32 Size: 8” x 8” MRP: 25 Languages: English, Hindi, Bengali, Marathi, Gujarati, Kannada

Subhadra Sen Gupta : Author Neeta Gangopadhya : Illustrator

An affectionate account of Bapu, the man and his life and why he will continue to inspire generations to come.

1. NATURE'S WEBMASTERS 2. 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 racy and humorous narrative. Pages: 28 Size: 8.5” x 10.75” MRP: 25 each Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Kannada

Pages: 40 Size: 9.25” x 9.25” MRP: 25 Languages: English, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Gujarati, Urdu, Telugu, Bengali, Punjabi, Tamil

LEVEL 4 - READING PROFICIENTLY

LEVEL 4 - READING PROFICIENTLY

A MAN CALLED BAPU


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 Oliver Ridley turtle and also introduces the reader to several other species of the sea. Pages: 28 Size: 8.5” x 10.75” MRP: 25 Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Oriya

KOLHAPUR TO BEIJING – FREESTYLE! Mala Kumar : Author | Ashish Nangia : Illustrator

An inspiring tale of a young boy who rose to become a swimming champion, and who has won several important medals for India. Pages: 28 Size: 8.5” x 10.75” MRP: 25 Languages: English, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Gujarati, Urdu, Telugu, Tamil, Oriya

ENVIRONMENT SERIES

1. CHASING THE PLASTIC PISACH* 2. DANGER IN THE FOREST* 3. IN SEARCH OF THE RAINWOMAN 4. THE CASE OF THE HEALING HERBS Sumathi Sudhakar : Author | Arka Prabha Roy Chowdhury : Illustrator

Jeeva and Jatin learn important lessons about living in harmony with nature in this series. A gentle and charming way to learn about our environment. Pages: 20 Size: 9.5” x 6.75” MRP: 25 each Languages: English, Hindi, Bengali, Marathi, Gujarati, Urdu, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada

HISTORY SERIES*

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1. A ROYAL PROCESSION 2. MARCHING TO FREEDOM 3. RAZA MEETS THE KING 4. SAILING HOME Subhadra Sen Gupta : Author | Tapas Guha : Illustrator

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A series of stories 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. Pages: 20 Size: 9.5” x 6.75” MRP: 25 each Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Gujarati

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Pratham Books Catalogue 2011 - 2012  

The Pratham Books Catalogue 2011 - 2012

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