Girl Power

“This book profiles the lives of 50 inspiring and legendary women – some alive, some no more. The text is easy to read and the illustrations by Niloufer Wadia are beautiful. This book presents many role models for young readers to aspire to.”


Scholastic India Pvt. Ltd. 2019 Neha J Hiranandani Niloufer Wadia


“The book takes up an idea that is important – how children cope when parents separate. This graphic novel sensitively deals with the issue and urges to build their lives moving on. The illustrations are softly bold and the child’s joys and sorrows are beautifully conveyed.”


Scholastic India Pvt. Ltd. 2019 Debasmita Dasgupta Debasmita Dasgupta

Tail Tale

“Gorgeous illustrations matched with rhythmic nonsense verse that ends up making sense and reaffirms a sense of being comfortable in one’s own body. It is a lot of fun and children will
surely like it.”


Tara Books 2019 Anushka Ravishankar Tushar Vayeda and Mayur Vayeda

First Katha book of Haiku, Senryu, Tanka and Haibun

“This is a lovely poetry collection that can introduce young readers to lesser-known poetic forms of Japan. What is special about the book is how the spare quality of these forms is adapted beautifully in the Indian context. The strong imagery of these poems reflects that of the Indian world full of textures. The endnotes provide useful ways of understanding these forms and poems.”


Katha 2019 Various Poets Surabhi Singh

Bombay Ducks, Bombay Docks

“This book describes the lives of the traditional Koli fisherman of Bombay. Grandmother Aaji tells the story about the Kolis – the original inhabitants of Bombay. Their favorite food is a local fish, Bombil, also called Bombay Duck. How did the fish get this name? This fascinating story tells how the lives of the Koli fishermen got integrated to a megapolis. The book is adorned with lovely water color illustrations.”


Pratham Books 2019 Fleur D'Souza Kripa

The Laddoo Code

Two friends who want to share laddoos. They pass a note in class from one end to the other. The other children read the note too and eagerly wait to eat the laddoos. So next day one friend writes the note in a special code which only his friend is able to decipher. Later both enjoy the treat without having to share it with the others!


Pratham Books 2019 Saksham Arora Saksham Arora

Ammachi’s Incredible Investigation

“The tasty uniappams disappear. Who could have stolen and eaten them? There are three possible suspects – the civet cat, grandfather and the dog? Ammachi, the clever grandmother, lays three different traps three different traps to catch the prospective thief. A lovable story which all small children will adore.”


Pratham Books 2019 Vinayak Varma Rajiv Eipe

A Saree for Ammi

“This is a heart-warming story of two sisters who take up several odd jobs to get a surprise gift for their mother. The colourful illustrations place the story among the Muslim community who weave sarees in Kota.”


Tulika Publishers 2019 Mamta Nainy Sandhya Prabhat