My First Puffin Library-A Box Set of Twelve Early Learning Board Books for Toddlers

Age-0-3 years 

 

12 board books in one box set to introduce toddlers to basic concepts and words through a comprehensive selection.Carefully and sensitively curated, keeping in mind the Indian reader and the world around them.The colourful and appealing photographs and doodles to make these books a treat for the eyes and keepsake editions

About the books-

Foster a habit of reading in your little ones with this set of twelve gorgeously designed and thoughtfully created board books. These books equip toddlers and preschoolers with reading, language, early learning, visual, motor and imagination skills. The bright, handy, easy-to-read and fun books include topics such as first words, shapes, colours, numbers, fruits, flowers, insects and so much more!

Careful Curation: Introduce kids to their first key concepts and everyday objects around them through well-researched and colourful photo board books. The topics are as varied as:
1. ABC
2. Numbers
3. Colours
4. Animals (Domestic and Wild)
5. Shapes
6. Seasons and Opposites
7. Fruits and Vegetables
8. Flowers
9. Transport
10. Things at Home (and around us)
11. Insects
12. First Words

About the Author

This book was put together by Team Puffin, a dedicated band of editors striving to create the finest Indian children’s books, perfect for every reading level and requirement. Each book is meticulously researched and exquisitely designed to enrich a reader’s interaction with the book. Your introduction to the imaginative and magical world of learning and storytelling starts here!

 Nida Finds A Way

Samina Mishra

Age: 7 -9 years

 

Short-length, simple vocabulary, illustrated chapter books.Perfect for young readers progressing from picture books.A sweet tale about kids learning to deal with not only their own fears, but also their parents’!

 THE BOOK

Whenever Nida wants to do something new, Abba is scared for her and says NONONO

But Nida needs to learn and do new things so the only way is for her to persuade Abba Can she find a way?

 THE AUTHOR

Samina Mishra is a documentary filmmaker, writer and teacher based in New Delhi, with a special interest in media for and about children Her work uses the lens of childhood, identity, and education to reflect the experiences of growing up in India She also runs The Magic Key Centre for the Arts and Childhood Samina’s books include Shabana and the Baby Goat, My Friends in the City, My Sweet Home and 101 Children’s Books We Love! (co-author) among others

A Pinch Of Magic 

Asha Nehemiah

Age: 7 -9 years

Short-length, simple vocabulary, illustrated chapter books.Perfect for young readers progressing from picture books.A wacky story about magical mayhem!

THE BOOK- Veena’s aunt, Malu, is in trouble Her pinching spoon is broken She must get a new spoon or close down her herbal medicine business But the only person who makes pinching spoons has disappeared Can Veena help her Aunt?

THE AUTHOR- Asha Nehemiah is a popular author with children of all age groups Wonderfully funny characters get into wacky adventures in her stories Her books for children include Trouble with Magic, The Grand Chapati Contest, Granny’s Sari, The Adventures of Mooli series and The Mystery of the Secret Hair Oil Formula.

Sita’s Chitwan-Not Just a Walk in Nepal’s First National Park

Vaishali Shroff

Age:9-15 years 

The Astoundingly true Adventures of Daydreamer Dev

 Ken Spillman

Age:9-15 years

A Vikram-Aditya Story Series 

Deepak Dalal 

Age-10 years & above 

With a strong focus on wildlife and habitat conservation, causes that Deepak has been championing through his books for over 20 years, this first-of-its-kind series celebrates India’s most splendid destinations through high-octane adventures.

 

Ranthambore Adventure relates the story of tigers and their battle for survival in our forests. The book also attempts to connect children with wildlife and wilderness areas.

Ladakh Adventure is a Tibetan story set in the spectacular high altitude plateaus of India, one of the most beautiful regions of our world.

 

 Pinkoo Shergill Pastry Chef

Vibha Batra

                                                                                      8-12 years (and young at heart adults!) 
 
 
 
TG: ChildrenPublisher: Scholastic
 
Author Profile
Vibha Batra is a Chennai-based author, graphic novelist, advertising consultant, poet, lyricist, translator, playwright, travel writer, and columnist. She has published 17 books 
 

ONE DAY ELSEWHERE series

by

Marie Lenne-Fouquet, Adèle Tariel, Anne Loyer& Thomas Scotto

Translated from the French by Nakashi Chowdhry

RELEASING ON 23RD AUGUST 2021

Age -7 years and above 

Discover the stories of events that changed the 20th century in the illustrated One Day Elsewhere series 

  • ‘One Day Elsewhere’ is a collection of 4 picture books that tell the story of individuals within the great history, through the eyes of a child. It is sometimes difficult for children to understand the history and the notions of temporality, but they are easily excited about tales and stories, be they fictitious or about the lives of the people they know
  • A stunning collection of picture books that tell a story of historic importance from the 20th Century, through the eyes of a child an oil spill in France, the Dandi March, the Moon Landing and the fall of the Berlin Wall
  • Originally published in French and has been translated into several international languages

Fiction/Picture Books

Paperback/Rs. 299/-

THE BOOKS

1.One Day Elsewhere: The Black Tide:1978, the Sinking of the Amoco Cadiz

Yann, the son of a fisherman in Portsall, loves selling fish at the port with his father. He lays out the ice, puts the fish on it and plays shop. But one day, the sea is very rough. The storm and the wind bring a terrible smell and devastating news: there has been a shipwreck and an oil spill!

2.One Day Elsewhere: A Cello On The Wall: 1989,the Fall of the Berlin Wall

While playing in the attic, Charlie discovers a cello that belonged to his grandmother. His parents had fled East Berlin with this cello many years ago, while Charlie’s grandparents are still on the other side of the wall. But the year is 1989 and revolt rumbles in the streets of Berlin to tear down the wall.

3.One Day Elsewhere: My Father’s Courage: 1930, Gandhi and the Salt March

Aslam helplessly witnesses his father’s arrest: he disobeyed the British authorities by harvesting salt, which was very heavily taxed. The boy is assailed with doubt. Why did his father break the law? Why doesn’t sea salt belong to everyone? When he learns that Gandhi is going to be marching through his village of Jalalpore, Aslam feels hopeful. He is the only one who can oppose the authorities and, maybe, free his father.

4.One Day Elsewhere: A Giant Leap: 1969, We Walked on the Moon

At home, June is waiting for a big event, the biggest of her life: the birth of the baby that’s in her mother’s belly. But in the hospital, on the street, everyone else is waiting for another big event: a man will walk on the Moon on 20 July 1969.

THE AUTHORS

Marie Lenne Fouquet: As a teacher trained to interact with disabled children, Marie gets her inspiration from her everyday life at school and in the little town where she lives, in the country. She shows a writing talent that you will probably hear about in the next few years.

Adèle Tariel: A journalist for youth magazines, Adèle has also published several picture books.

Anne Loyer: Bornin 1969, Anne was a journalist for fifteen years. A former blogger specializing in children’s literature, she has written more than seventy books for young readers and teenagers, with publishing houses like Thierry Magnier (CarBoy), Nathan, Alice jeunesse, Bulles desavon, À pas de loups, Frimousse, Editions des Braques, among others. Her books, always evoking the personal issues of contemporary young people, are often studied in schools and won many awards. Anne often sets up creative writing workshops for children in schools and libraries.

Thomas Scotto: Thomas shortened his French literature studies in Tours and started writing for children when he became a father and stayed home to care for his children. He likes alternating between light and serious intrigues, also writing detective novels and comic book scenarios. His poetic and subtle style offers rich, nuanced texts, as stimulating for the little ones as it is for adults. Now living in La Rochelle, Thomas likes meeting his young readers and organizing writing workshops for kindergarten, primary and middle school students

 

KIKI KALLIRA BREAKS A KINGDOM

SANGU MANDANNA

A middle-grade fantasy inspired by Hindu legends about anxiety, creativity and finding your own strengths.

Rs. 499 | Hodder Children’s Group | 352 pp

Age: 8years and above 

ABOUT THE BOOK

Kiki Kallira is more of a worrier than a warrior – but today she will learn to be a hero. The mythical beasts she loves to draw have come to life, and she is the only one who can defeat them. A middle-grade fantasy inspired by Hindu legends about anxiety, creativity and finding your own strengths. For 8+ fans of Abi Elphistone and The Land of Roar.

Kiki Kallira has always been a worrier. Did she lock the front door? Is there a terrible reason her mum is late? Recently her anxiety has been getting out of control, but one thing that has always soothed her is drawing. Kiki’s sketchbook is full of fantastical doodles of the Hindu myths and legends her mother has told her since she was tiny.

One day, her sketchbook’s calming effect is broken when her mythological characters begin springing to life and Kiki is pulled into the mystical world she drew.

There, she discovers the band of rebel kids who protect the kingdom, as well as an ancient, monstrous god bent on total destruction. Kiki must overcome her fear and anxiety to save both worlds – the real and the imagined – from his wrath.

But how can a girl armed with only a pencil defeat something so powerful

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Sangu Mandanna was four years old when an elephant chased her down a forest road and she decided to write her first story about it. Seventeen years and many, many manuscripts later, she signed her first book deal. She lives in Norwich, in the east of England, with her husband and kids. Kiki Kallira Breaks a Kingdom is her first middle-grade novel.

                                                         Maithili and the Minotaur: Web of Woe

                                                                                   CG Salamander and Rajiv Eipe

                                                                                                      10 years +

https://www.amazon.in/-/hi/C-G-Salamander/dp/0143455184?language=en_IN

About Maithili and the Minotaur 

An outcast to the world of humans, Maithili lives in the outskirts of a magical wilderness. But as she makes new friends in the realm of monsters, she must learn to be careful. Because some monsters are just like humans: mean, nasty, and out for blood.

About the Authors

C.G. Salamander is a writer and comic journalist who loves cows, manga, and Terry Prachett. His books, comics, and stories have been published by many publishers and his emergent reader picture books have sold over 30,000 copies. Salamander loves writing horror, humor, and fantasy, and is currently working on a book about mythical beasts. Some of his other books are Puu, Yamini, and the 7 PM Ghosts, Frank Goes to the Market, and the City of Rubble.

Rajiv Eipe lives in Bangalore and works on animation and illustration projects. He likes to doodle in his sketchbook, drinks more coffee than is good for him, maintains an untidy workspace, and gaze into vacant space at short intervals. Rajiv won the Big Little Book Award in 2020 for his contribution to Indian children’s literature.

Fantastic Creatures in Indian Mythology

Bulbul Sharma

Age:9+ years

Discover the fascinating beast and creatures found in Hindu Mythology!

Written by Bulbul Sharma, who has authored the ever-loved Tales of Fabled Beasts, Gods and Demons and The Ramayana

  • Features ten most fascinating magical and fantastical creatures in Hindu mythology
  • Beautiful and lush black-and-white illustrations will delight kids
  • Told in simple language, the book is great for beginner readers
  • Great for children starting to read mythology books
  • A short primer on Hindu mythology and the magical creatures featured there

THE BOOK

A terrifying one-eyed demon.

A magical shape-shifting deer.

A noble bird with giant wings.

The many-headed evil serpent.

These are just a few of the most fascinating and fantastical creatures that are found in Hindu mythology. There are many more waiting for you in this book!

THE AUTHOR

Bulbul Sharma is an author and painter. She has written five collections of short stories, a novel, non-fiction and some of the most-loved books for children, including Tales of Fabled Beasts, Gods and Demons and The Ramayana. Her books have been translated into several languages. Bulbul has also held several exhibitions of her paintings in India and abroad, and her works are in collections at the National Gallery of Modern Art, Lalit Kala Akademi, Chandigarh Museum as well as in private collections.

Price:  Rs. 250/-

Category: Fiction/Non-fiction/ Traditional Stories/Mythology

Binding: Paperback | Extent: 144pp | Age: 9+ years Imprint: Puffin

 

 

The Great Indian Mathematicians

15 Pioneers Who put Indian Mathematics on the World Map

Gaurav Tekriwal

Age:11+ years

 

  • A brilliant introduction to 15 pioneers who made breakthrough discoveries in the mathematics we study today
  • Comes with a bonus chapter on the story of zero
  • Impressive information related to iconic Indian mathematicians, varied facts, and extraordinary achievements, told simply
  • Each chapter has an element of surprise from little known facts, movies to  watch, places to visit, and even a ‘Tips and Tricks section with simple tricks and sums for young readers to solve
  • Includes legendary names like Aryabhata, Shakuntala Devi, Anand Kumar among others
  • A perfect book for every maths wizard!

THE BOOK

India’s mathematicians have made significant contributions over the last 5000 years. Whether it is the ever-popular Aryabhata, widely recognized for revolutionizing the number system or a pioneer forgotten by time, like Baudhayana, who explained the Pythagoras theorem in his treatise written nearly 3000 years ago, the figures included in this book are trailblazers in the world of mathematics.

Fresh, accessible and inspiring, The Great Indian Mathematicians celebrates persistent mathematicians throughout Indian history. This book is an ideal introduction for the next generation of tenacious and curious maths wizards, and features a goldmine of tips and tricks, nuggets of surprise and much more!

THE AUTHOR

Gaurav Tekriwal is the founder and president of Vedic Maths Forum India. As an educator, he has been imparting high-speed vedic mental mathematics skills over the past fifteen years across the globe. He inspires and informs people, helping them to realize their true potential by introducing them to the world’s fastest mental-math system, called Vedic mathematics. Gaurav is the author of Speed Math and his complete DVD set on the topic is popular among students and academicians worldwide. Through television programs, DVDs, books, workshops and seminars, Gaurav has taken the Vedic Maths system to over four million students in India, South Africa, Australia, the United States and Oman. He is a four-time TED speaker and has been awarded the Young Visionaries Fellowship by the ministry of external affairs, India.

 

Price:  Rs. 250/-Category: Non-fiction/Reference

Binding: PaperbackExtent: 192ppAge: 11+ years Imprint: Puffin

 

Hook Book: Shoo, Crow!

Kavitha Punniyamurthi

Age: 5 -7 years

A funny story set in Tamil Nadu, about how two young boys manage to save the crops from the crows!

  • Part of the Hook Book series for beginner readers, with short text and lavish illustrations
  • The stories are age-appropriate and set in different parts of India, with exercises to teach language skills in an unobtrusive way
  • A funny, punchy story by Kavitha Punniyamurthiand fun-filled illustrations by Priya Kuriyanshows how unlikely things can turn out to be problem-solvers

THE BOOK

The crows of Rajipuram are too clever for Velu and Akif to handle. But then comes Puchu Mama and his amazing harmonica...

The Hook Book series of short simple stories for beginning readers come with fun stories set in different parts of India, gorgeous illustrations and short exercises to enhance the reading experience.

THE AUTHOR

Kavitha Punniyamurthi is an award-winning children’s writer and editor. Her picture book When Bholu Came Back was awarded the South Asia Book Award (Highly Commended Book). When she is not having existential conversations with the crows on her terrace, Kavitha spends her time creating goofy characters and writing funny stories. Croak, Building a Building and Look Up are some of her other books for children.

Price:  Rs. 175/-

Category: Fiction /

Humorous Stories

Binding: Paperback

Age: 5 -7 years

Extent: 40pp

Imprint: Duckbill

 

Hook Book: Boy Bear

Adithi Rao

Age: 5 -7 years 

A tender and touching story that emphasizes the dilemmas of animal rights and human needs, set among the streets bears of Mumbai

•Part of the Hook Book series for beginner readers, with short text and lavish illustrations

•The stories are age appropriate and set in different parts of India, with exercises to teach language skills in an unobtrusive way

•Poetic text by Adithi Rao and gorgeous illustrations by Aaryama Somayaji make it possible to transform a complex story into one which kids will understand and identify with

 

THE BOOK

Boy and Bear have grown up together on the streets of Mumbai. Baba is a madari. But now that Baba is gone, how are Boy and Bear to survive?

The Hook Book series of short simple stories for beginning readers come with fun stories set in different parts of India, gorgeous illustrations and short exercises to enhance the reading experience.

 

THE AUTHOR

Adithi writes books, film scripts and plays. Her YA novel, Candid Tales: India on a Motorcycle, made it to the Parag Honour List 2021. Her short stories and feature articles have appeared in American literary journals, and in anthologies by leading Indian publishing houses.

  

Price:  Rs. 175/-

Category: Fiction /Animal Stories

Binding: Paperback

Extent: 40pp

Age: 5 -7 years

Imprint: Duckbill

Territory: World

 

THE MIDNIGHT YEARS

Jane de Suza and Sangita Unni

                                                                                                            Age : 13+

The Breakfast Club meets psychological analysis in this racy and reflective story that traces the personal, social and cultural challenges and issues faced by today’s teens

                                                                         Rs. 399 | Hachette India | 232 pp

About the Book

One night is all it takes.A party turns into a nightmare for four teenagers. Alisha guards a secret that will shatter those who know her.Sharad is crushed under his family’s expectations.Good little Ruhi makes a single mistake that will come back to haunt her.And AK is let down disastrously by those he trusts the most.

As they struggle through this pitch-black time in their lives, they must make life-changing choices that could hurl them backwards, or help them claw towards the light.

TALK SPACE: A psychologist analyses teen dilemmas.

A fast-moving true-to-life story for readers of John Green, Rainbow Rowell, Jay Asher and Jason Reynolds.

Traces the personal, social and cultural challenges and issues faced by today’s teens both in India and often universally as well, and weaves them into a riveting narrative from the point of view of the teenagers themselves.

Both racy – and reflective. ‘Challenge’ areas are highlighted, and then analysed in a special section in the back of the book.

About the Authors

Jane De Suza’s books have hit both award and bestselling lists. These include Flyaway BoyWhen the World Went Dark, the SuperZero series, Uncool, Happily Never After and The Spy Who Lost Her Head, among others. She is a management graduate from XLRI, was creative director across advertising agencies, is a columnist with a national daily, and currently lives in Singapore with her family.

 

Sangita Unni is a psychologist who lives in Bengaluru and has been a practising counsellor for over a decade. She is the director of Lyftly India, and has launched Lyftly Minds, an app that promotes holistic emotional wellness, focused on the youth of our country. She is an avid trekker, diver, founder of Nair’s Kitchen, and fulltime mother to her three young adult sons and a beautiful indie dog.

 

Tughlaq and the Stolen Sweets (Duckbill) 

Natasha Sharma

                                                                                                             8-12 years 

Tughlaq and the Stolen Sweets (Duckbill) by award-winning author Natasha Sharma, a hilarious detective-comedy where the world traveler Ibn Battuta aids the eccentric Sultan Muhammad bin Tughlaq in finding his missing melons in this latest in the best-selling History Mystery series.

Inspired by the mention of the horse and foot postal system in Ibn Battuta’s travelogue, the Rehla, and of Sultan Tughlaq’s love for all things sweet, especially sugared melons from Khurasim, Natasha weaves a laugh riot of Sultanate bedlam.

A book that can lead to discussions on how the post developed in India for children, Tughlaq and the Stolen Sweets offers a fun way to delve into history and historical characters while keeping the fact and fiction clearly defined and separated. Peppered with illustrations to give it a sense of period and drama, Natasha’s new book is an edge-of-the-seat page-turner.