Pedru and the Big Boom

Big environmental issues like mining are not easy to make interesting for children. This book manages to do just that, because the reader identifies with the young protagonist who is not initially very aware or interested in such things, but when he is confronted with a stark reality he actually gets involved in a scheme for deflecting the impending environmental crisis in his home village and surroundings.

Kalpavriksh 2021 Nandita Da Cunha Niharika Shenoy

The Miracle on Sunderbaag Street

This is a lovely, layered story of children’s connections with their lived environment. The story portrays the relationship between a child and an adult in a gentle manner, conveying warmth without becoming syrupy-sweet. The illustrations are evocative with each charactebeing unique in its detail, and the garden coming stunningly coming alive through the pages.


Kalpavriksh 2020 Nandita Da Cunha Priya Kuriyan