The Cherry Tree
Rakesh plants a cherry seedling in his garden and watches it grow. As seasons go by, the small tree survives heavy monsoon showers, a hungry goat that eats most of the leaves and a grass cutter who splits it into two with one sweep.
At last, on his ninth birthday, Rakesh is rewarded with a miraculous sight—the first pink blossoms of his precious cherry tree!
The Gurkha’s Daughter
A disfigured servant girl plans to flee Nepal; a Kalimpong shopkeeper faces an impossible dilemma; a Hindu religious festival in Darjeeling brings with it a sacrifice; a Nepali-Bhutanese refugee pins her hopes on the West; a Gurkha’s daughter tries to comprehend her father’s complaints; two young Nepalispeaking immigrants meet in Manhattan. These are just some of the stories describing and dramatizing the experiences of the Nepalese people and the Nepalese diaspora – the people whose culture and language is Nepalese but who are dispersed to India, Bhutan and beyond. From every perspective and on every page, Prajwal Parajuly blends rich colour and vernacular to paint an eye-opening picture of a unique world and its people.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Sub title: The Third Wheel
Love is in the air-but what does that mean for Greg Heffley?
A Valentine's Day dance at Greg's school has turned his world upside down. As Greg scrambles to find a date, he's worried he'll be left out in the cold on the big night. His best friend, Rowley, doesn't have any prospects either, but that's small consolation.
An unexpected twist gives Greg a partner for the dance and leaves Rowley the odd man out. But a lot can happen in one night, and in the end, you never know who's going to be lucky in love... Share in the hilarious adventures of everyone's favourite wimpy kid, Greg Heffley, in the highly-anticipated seventh book in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series.
Also now a box office-busting major motion franchise with the third Wimpy Kid movie released this Summer.
Sudha Murty Box Set
Three classic gems by best-loved author, Sudha Murty, now in a special box set edition.
Grandma’s Bag of Stories
Who can resist a good story, especially when it is being told by Grandma? From her bag emerge stories that entertain, educate and provide hours of enjoyment. So come, why don’t you too join in the fun?
How I Taught my Grandmother to Read and Other Stories
A delightful collection of stories by Sudha Murty, recounting real-life incidents. Funny, spirited and inspiring, each of these stories teaches a valuable lesson.
The Magic Drum and Other Favourite Stories
A collection of timeless folktales that have been Sudha Murthy’s, and every kid’s, favourites for years.
Ruskin Bond Box Set
Unforgettable tales of adventure and humor by master storyteller, Ruskin Bond, now in this sparkling box set edition.
Escape from Java and Other Tales of Danger
Live life on the edge with five stories of danger and adventure. Thrilling plots, daring protagonists, explosive exploits—this book has it all!
Crazy Times with Uncle Ken
Who doesn’t like an eccentric uncle and his misadventures? Read all the stories about bumbling and endearing Uncle Ken, in this collection that promises huge doses of laughter and fun....
The Parrot Who Wouldn’t Talk and Other Stories
A delightful collection, featuring adorable characters and heartwarming stories—some old favourites and some new—marked by Ruskin Bond’s trademark humour and style..
Mr Oliver’s Diary
Mr Oliver, a schoolteacher, arrives in Simla to start a new term at the Prep School. What follows are his encounters with eccentric teachers and madcap boys. Laugh-out-loud funny, this book has stories and characters that have never appeared anywhere before.
Mathemagic Book 1
Sub title: Numbers, Numbers, Everywhere
‘I am Tzyphyr, the greatest Wizard and Mathemagician in the Universe. You may call me Sir Tzyphyr!’ – declared the twins’ strange visitor. Tall and thin as a pencil, he wore a flowing, old-fashioned robe and a very cross look on his face.
Sir Tzyphyr is no ordinary Wizard – he knows mathemagic, the spell of numbers. It gives him a power greater than ordinary magic ever could.
With him, the twins Megha and Mehul set off on a series of adventures to explore the fascinating world of numbers. They learn how numbers are used to measure, count and set things in order.
Are you ready for a mathemagical adventure with them?
Let’s Go Time Travelling
Sub title: Life in India Through the Ages
Find the answers to all these weird, impossible questions in this fascinating, quirky book about how people lived in the past. Go time travelling through the alleys of history and take a tour through the various ages—from Harappa to the Maurayan, Mughal to the British. Through short snapshots and wacky trivia, this book gives you a glimpse into the vibrant culture of India, as you learn about the life and times of kings, queens, viceroys and even ordinary children! Spend a day with Urpi as she tries selling pottery in exchange for a few beads at Mohen-jo-daro; step back into King Ashoka’s kingdom where Madhura prepares to be a warrior; watch Adil harbour hopes of becoming a khansama in British India.
From food fads to fashion, art and craft to entertainment, this book gives funny, freaky information that no textbook ever will. Peppered with Tapas Guha’s crazy cartoons, Life in India makes history fun like never before.
Sub title: The Magical Adventures of a Vanara
When Ongchu, a young vanara princess, is kidnapped by a rakshasan, Rishi Agastya entrusts Gind, a bold young vanara, with the dangerous mission of restoring her to Baulpur, her home beyond the Himalayas. As Gind, his father Karuppan, and Ongchu set out on their long, arduous journey from the island of Poompuhar, they are stalked by wild animals and magical beings, waylaid and terrorized by rakshasas, and thwarted by a wrathful Indra, the god of thunder. They meet an army of vanaras on a mission to rescue a human princess from the clutches of the wicked rakshasa king; help a giant vanara in his search for the magical herb sanjeevini; and winter with a band of yetis in the high Himalayas. Mysterious and momentous things are happening around the vanaras, but they are clueless about their own part in these events. What is Agastya’s secret purpose? Will the three vanaras make it to Baulpur? What are the shadowy forces at work?
Gind’s exciting adventures will have you rollicking from one escapade to another in this action-packed fantasy. Meet delightful, strange and magical characters, and follow the trail of the vanaras as their light-hearted adventure turns into an odyssey…
Butterfingers is back, and ready to strike!
Amar Kishen or Butterfingers, as he is popularly called, has a penchant for dropping things—he can send books, bags, balls, even people flying just by touching them!
Obsessed with football, Amar comes up with a brilliant plan—a school football tournament where each class will play as a different ‘country’. But like all Butterfingers plans, this too is doomed to run into obstacles. First there are more girls in school (meaning, more trouble!), then the new English teacher, Sourpuss, puts a stop to football practice; to top it all, when Amar and his friends participate in a protest rally, trying to prevent a pesticide factory from coming up, their Princi hands out match bans.
With things hitting rock bottom, will Amar’s class finally lift the ‘World Cup’? And with Butterfingers as the goalie, does his team really have a chance? Full of action and adventure, Goal, Butterfingers!, the second book in the Butterfingers series, will make you lose yourself in the hilarious exploits of Amar and his friends as they hurtle through various hare-brained schemes.
‘What great fun. It brings back long lost memories of my Prep School days’—Late Mansur Ali Khan (Nawab of Pataudi)
‘I thoroughly enjoyed reading this (book) and recommend it to all’—Dr Shashi Tharoor
‘Howzzat Butterfingers! packs in all the high-voltage drama that an inter school cricket match can supply’—The Telegraph (Calcutta)
‘Sheer readability and wholesomeness’—The Week
‘A breezy book that’ll get you through the school term . . . The 166 page book guarantees loads of fun’—The Hindu Young World
Meddling Mooli and the Bully on Wheels
Murali Krishnan aka Mooli: a boy whose meddling ways get him into trouble all the time.
Supriya George aka Soups: a girl who loves reading and is full of super-smart ideas.
They are best friends on a mission.
To win a prize on the website WAYOUTS
[World’s As Yet Original Untried Tricks and Stunts]
So they try out many untried tricks and stunts. And mess up the house. And trouble their parents. And create confusion at a medical college.
But do they eventually win the prize?
Pick up this easy-to-read book and find out how Meddling Mooli and
Soups find new uses for toothpaste, outwit a bully and have some awesome, super cool adventures.