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Parag supports publication of original stories and translations for children across the age group of 3-16 years. The main aim is to provide access to good quality story books for children in Indian languages. A wide range and variety of books have been released through various publishers and we are happy to share an array of new stories for different age groups with you.

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Agla kaun

अगला कौन?

अमीना ऊबी हुई है। वह अपने हरेक खिलौने से खेलकर उकता चुकी है। अपनी बोरियत दूर करने के लिए उसे कुछ सूझ नहीं रहा है। तभी उसे कहीं से कुछ आवाज़ सुनाई देती है…

Rs. 260/-

एकलव्य द्वारा प्रकाशित

हिंदी में उपलब्ध

Ammu and the Sparrows

Ammu spends his days with Ammamma. He feeds the birds and waits to see if Amma and Accha sparrow will come visit.

Rs. 50/-

Pratham books

Available in English (Original), Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu

Ammu and the Sparrows
Appukuttan

अप्पूकुटन को कैसे तोलें? (बड़ी किताब)

जब छोटा राजकुमार अप्पुकुट्टन को नाश्ता करा रहा था, उसके दिमाग में एक सवाल आया, “अप्पू का वज़न कितना होगा?”
जल्द ही सारा राज्य इस सवाल का हल ढूँढने में जुट गया।
और हल खोजा, नन्ही मीनू ने। कैसे?
यह तुम कहानी पढ़कर पता लगाओ…

Rs. 180/-

एकलव्य द्वारा प्रकाशित

हिंदी में उपलब्ध

It’s my colour

Whose colour is GREEN? asked the little boy.
“It’s mine!” preened the parrot. “It’s mine! It’s mine!” babbled the bitter gourd.
And GREEN, RED, YELLOW, BLUE…? The little boy goes on… As bright hues jump and dance across the pages in this tussle over who owns which colour, the sun has the last laugh!

Rs. 150/-

Tulika Publishers

Available in Hindi, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, Telugu, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, English, Khasi

It's my colour
kasti

कश्ती

कहानी कागज़ की कश्ती और उसके सफर की। कहानी जो शब्दों में नहीं, चित्रों में चलती है।

Rs. 55/-

एकलव्य द्वारा प्रकाशित

हिंदी में उपलब्ध

Katpees Kumar

कुमार यह सुनकर बहुत खुश है कि जल्द ही उसके परिवार में एक नया मेहमान आने वाला है। वह उस नए मेहमान के लिए कुछ बनाना चाहता है। वह सोचता है, खूब सोचता है और तय करता है कि वह बनाएगा…

Rs. 70/-

Eklavya

Available in Hindi, English

Katpees Kumar
Saahi's Quest

Saahi’s Quest

Saahi is a Wandering Glider dragonfly. As soon as she grows wings, she takes off on a quest – to look for more Wandering Gliders. Along the way, she meets many tiny creatures and learns about how they live. But will she find more dragonflies like herself?

Rs. 130/-

Kalpavriksh Publishers

Available in English

शलजम

एक बूढ़े को चाह थी कि उसके बागान में एक बड़ा व मीठा शलजम उगे। तो उसने उगा लिया मीठा-मीठा बड़ा-सा शलजम पर बूढ़ा उसे निकाल न पाया। अब बूढ़ा क्या करेगा, कैसे निकालेगा शलजम को…

Rs. 225/-

एकलव्य द्वारा प्रकाशित

हिंदी में उपलब्ध

Shaljam
The Grass seeker

The Grass seeker

As the weather turns warm, Room Singh takes his flock of goats and sheep and scales the Himalayas for fresh grass. With global warming a reality, this photo book traces the journey that a Gaddi shepherd has been making for the last 40 years.

Rs. 60/-

Pratham books

Available in English (Original), Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu

The Miracle on Sunderbaag Street

Young Zara sits alone every evening, in a dump yard on Sunderbaag Street. One day, Miss Gappi plants an idea in Zara’s mind. This sets them off on a mission that changes Zara’s life… and the lives of many who live on Sunderbaag Street.

Rs. 100/-

Kalpavriksh Publishers

Available in English

The Miracle on Sunderbaag Street
Travelling Seeds

Travelling Seeds

Flyer, floater, trickster, hitchhiker! Did you know that seeds can take on the most amazing roles in their quest to keep their species alive? Read on to explore the different ways seeds travel, and also meet the animals that help them on these journeys.

Rs. 100/-

Kalpavriksh Publishers

Available in English

सतरंगी लड़कियाँ/ सतरंगी लड़के – फ्लिप बुक

क्या सभी लड़कियाँ एक जैसी होती हैं? क्या सभी लड़के एक जैसे होते हैं? ज़रा सोचिए

Rs. 55/-

Pratham books

हिंदी, अंग्रेजी, तेलुगु, मराठी और कन्नड़ में उपलब्ध

Satrangi Ladke
The Art Gallery on Princess Street

The Art Gallery on Princess Street

Kekoo and Khorshed Gandhy gave modern Indian art a window to make a mark around the world. Bombay’s Gallery Chemould was a home away from home for the art community.

Rs. 65/-

Pratham books

Available in Hindi, English, Telugu, Marathi & Kannada

Bombay Ducks, Bombay Docks

It’s raining and there’s not much one can do outdoors. Come and listen to Aaji’s story about the Kolis, the original inhabitants of Bombay, their favourite fish Bombay Duck and the city’s magnificent docks.

Rs. 55/-

Pratham books

Available in Hindi, English, Telugu, Marathi & Kannada

Bombay Ducks, Bombay Docks
Jeevar ki bahar

जीवन की बहार

जैव विकास एक मुश्किल विषय है| विकास की यह यात्रा रासायनिक अणुओ के निर्माण,उनके संगठन और फिर उस संगठन के क्रमिक विकास की कहानी है जिसमें बढ़ते क्रम में अधिक जटिल सूचनाओं का प्रबन्धन, उस सूचना के उपयोग से कृत्रिम विश्व का निर्माण, विश्व की मानसिक छवि का निर्माण और भविष्य का नियोजन तक शामिल है| प्रोफेसर गाडगिल ने रोचक विवरणों की मदद से इसे सरल व सुगम बनाने का प्रयास किया है|

Rs. 150/-

Eklavya Publishers

हिंदी में उपलब्ध

उम्मीद के रंग

देश के सरकारी स्कूलों में चुपचाप काम कर रहे अनेक शिक्षक है जो बच्चो की शिक्षा की संवेदनशीलता को गहराई से अनुभव करते है| यह किताब ऐसे ही कुछ शिक्षकों के अनुभवों का संकलन है| शिक्षको के ये स्मरण दिखाते है कि किस तरह सिमित संसाधनों व तमाम दूसरी चुनौतियों से ये शिक्षक अपनी आन्तरिक प्रेरणा से जूझते है और नए व् रचनात्मक तरीकों से उनसे पार भी पाते है|

Rs. 175/-

Eklavya Publishers

हिंदी में उपलब्ध

Umeed k rang
Nature Society Series (Maharashtra Map)

Nature Society Series (Maharashtra Map)

This book is a part of a series of small books along with maps on Indian states. A unique educational material developed to engage with children in the libraries and classrooms. It is a blend of cartography and art, nature and society, map and text which makes it different from the maps usually seen in textbooks and school atlases.

Rs. 80/-

Eklavya Publishers

Available in English

A Camel for Kelam

Pabu’s niece Kelam wants a camel for her birthday. So he sets out from Rajasthan for Lanka to look for one. Find out where this journey takes him.

Rs. 55/-

Pratham books

Available in Hindi, English, Telugu, Marathi & Kannada

A Camel for Kelam
I am a Puppet

I am a Puppet

Who am I? Sometimes I look like an alien. Sometimes I look like a clown. I can dance and I can move. I can live in a glove and in a sock. I have a large family. Come meet me.

Rs. 50/-

Pratham books

Available in Hindi, English, Telugu, Marathi & Kannada

भूलभुलैया

सुडोको,चुपनचुपाई,भूलभुलैया,अन्तर ढूँढ़ो और पहेलियों के अलावा चकमक में छपे माथापच्ची के कई सवाल… करके देखो।

Rs. 135/-

Eklavya Publishers

हिंदी में उपलब्ध

Chidiya ki bhayli

चिड़िया की भायली

चिड़िया और चुहिया ऐसी भाएली थीं जिनमें ज्यादा पटती नहीं थीं, पर एक-दूसरे के बिना रह भी नाजी पाती थीं। ऐसा क्या हैं जो दोनों की दोस्ती बनाए हुए हैं।

Rs 45/-

Eklavya Publishers

हिंदी में उपलब्ध

Po Tricks His Foe

Can You Imagine an animal with a tongue almost as long as its body? Why would it need such a long one? The Tongue is just one of several unusual things about the creature called a pangolin. This is a story about Po, a little Pangolin, who sets out late one evening to look for food, only to run into some trouble. What tricks can a pangolin play to get out of trouble? read on and find out!

Rs. 75/-

Kalpavriksh

Original- English, Translation- Hindi, Marathi and Kannada

What Makes Me ME

Your family, the shape of your nose, what you love to eat, the words you use, what makes you happy or sad, the keepsakes you collect… Lots of little things come together to make you YOU, and me ME…

Rs. 165/-

Tulika Publishers

Available in English

Book of Bhoots

Who whispers your name in the wind on this moonless night? Maybe nothing. Maybe something. Turn the pages of this book, and maybe you’ll hear it. And if you do, there’s no going back.

Rs. 60/-

Pratham books

Available in Hindi, English, Telugu, Marathi & Kannada

Mera_Khachcher_Danda_Hai

मेरा खच्चर डण्डा है

चार से चौदह वर्ष के बच्चों की स्कूल, नदी, चिड़िया,बारिश,दंगों जैसे ज़िन्दगी के विविद पहलुँओं पर कविताएँ। लम्बी, छोटी, मीठी, तीखी इन रचनाओं में तुम्हें अनेक रंग व स्वाद का एहसास होगा|

Rs. 135/-

एकलव्य

हिंदी में उपलब्ध

Srinivasa Ramanujan: Friend of Numbers

A toddler captivated by patterns to a young man matching the best minds in Cambridge. Following his singular fascination with numbers, this book brings to children the story of brilliant mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan!

Rs. 225/-

Tulika Publishers

Available in English, Hindi, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Marathi, Gujarati & Bengali

तीस की मुर्गी बीस में

रोज़मर्रा की ज़िन्दगी के बारे में लिखे बच्चों के किस्से-कहानियाँ, उनके विचार और अनेक चीज़ों पर उनकी टिप्पणियाँ। कहीं आराम से बैठकर पढ़ना, एक बार से मन नहीं भरने वाला।

Rs. 135/-

एकलव्य

हिंदी में उपलब्ध

The Nose of all Noses

Zahra’s Dadima has an unusually large nose. It picks up scents that others cannot even imagine. Zahra wants a super nose too. Find out what happens when Dadima and Zahra take a deep sniff of attar and embark on an adventure to train for a super nose.

Rs. 50/-

Pratham books

Available in Hindi, English, Telugu, Marathi & Kannada

Parag Honour List Books 2021

A curated collection of outstanding books in English and in Hindi, for children and young adults, by the Parag Initiative of Tata Trusts. This list, published annually, comprises noteworthy books of the year with brief information about each title. It has been created with careful screening and multiple reviews by experts in the children’s literature sector. The list aims to promote access to a comprehensive curated list of good quality children’s literature that librarians, teachers, parents and children can refer to and read.

Booklist on Mental Health and Wellbeing

Children’s literature is an important means of imaginative engagement not just in promoting overall growth and development, but also has a critical role in wellbeing. Children’s literature has a role to play in helping children talk about a range of issues such as gender, caste and class. Literature can help children engage respectfully and dialogically on such sensitive issues building their perspective which is so important in the pluralistic context of India today.

 

Children’s Publishers and Bookstores

Here is a list of some bookstores and publishers who offer good books for children.

Children’s Publishers

A list of children’s publishers pan India who publish good books for children.

Children’s Bookstores

A list of some bookstores across Indian cities where you can find good quality Indian children’s literature.

Supporting Children’s Publishing

A wide variety of books have been published over the last 12 years in multiple Indian languages and across age groups.

Parag Catalogue

The Parag catalogue provides a sneak peak into the books supported since 2005, their central themes and ideas. The books are categorized according to age groups and genres. However, the categorization is suggestive and their most effective usage lies in the hands of readers/story tellers/educators/parents. Books marked for ages 6+ can be read aloud to young children, while Teachers’ Resource books can be read by teens. Books are listed under one category to avoid duplication. This annotated catalogue lists the books published by the Trusts’ partners, under picture books, poems, young readers, activity Books and teachers’ resource books.

Parag Honour List

For more than a decade Parag has been working to catalyse the children’s literature sector in India. Parag has supported the publication of 700+ titles in 9 Indian languages reaching more than 40 million readers.

 

Case Studies
Children’s Literature for ALL

Opening up the world of books to children with disabilities is an important pathway to making literature and society more inclusive