Younger Readers

With banana-eating monsters, oil-brewing aunts, vegetarian vampires and time-telling superdogs, our books for younger readers will make you want to read more, chuckle aloud and maybe even sing.

"One night, in the dim darkness of his room, Moin heard something shuffling and sniffling under his bed ..."
It is a monster.
Moin has to learn to live with ... Read More

“It was no great hardship for Moin to stop singing, but stopping the monster was proving to be an impossible task ...”

When you share a house with a ... Read More

Rousseau is a silly, happy dog who has one special power: he can tell the time.
When the Orange Marmaladies from the Black Hole of Time stop all timetelling ... Read More

Kris is not a normal vampire boy. But the children at school are terrified of him. Will he ever find a ... Read More

Abhay is going monster hunting with his friend, Nitya. So what if no one believes him, he knows there are monsters under every bed, and the two friends ... Read More

Veena is full of bright ideas. She gets Aunt Malu to use her magic to make something new and wonderful. But magic has its own rules, and soon Veena and ... Read More

by Meera Nair
illustrated by Priya Kuriyan

An escaped tiger. Lost parents. Puppies who need a home. What's a little girl to ... Read More

by Natasha Sharma
illustrated by Deepti Sunder

Armaan's new dog Bonkers is insane: he chews Armaan's spectacles, eats up his favourite shoe and gets him into deep trouble with the school bully, TT. ... Read More

by Shals Mahajan
illustrated by Shreya Sen

Timmi's life is full of tangles: Her mother expects her to go to school even though she's a raja; Idliamma eats up all her idlis and everyone thinks Timmi ... Read More

Can a fart change a life? Authors Jerry Pinto, Anushka Ravishankar and Sayoni Basu delve into their childhood memories of Goa, Kerala and Bengal, ... Read More

Petu Pumpkin is always eating. When he starts emptying his friends' tiffin boxes, they form a secret society to save their lunches. But the magic potion ... Read More

by Natasha Sharma
illustrated by Vandana Bist

The mighty Mughal emperor Akbar is angry. Someone is leaking secrets of his court to his enemies. What's worse, his enemies are now laughing at Akbar. Who ... Read More

by Natasha Sharma
illustrated by Tanvi Bhat

The great Mauryan emperor Ashoka is furious. Someone is messing with the messages he wants inscribed on rocks and pillars. What's worse, the messages are ... Read More

The Orange Marmaladies are back!

This time they have captured Rousseau, the timetelling superdog, and taken him to Marmaland, to find out what makes him ... Read More

Raja Raja Chola, the King of Kings, is upset. Someone is swapping the precious pepper being shipped to China with goat droppings. What’s worse, the ... Read More

The Gap Club has challenged the Fourth Standards to a football match. But they cannot practise unless they get a football! The fate of the match rests on ... Read More

by Natasha Sharma
illustrated by Priya Kuriyan

Razia Sultan, the dynamic ruler of Dihli, is enraged. Someone is sending her pesky presents--girly dresses and soppy poems on sultanas. What’s worse, ... Read More

by Arti Sonthalia
illustrated by Sebin Simon

Krish has to give a speech at school. But how can he, when he stammers? And what’s worse, his partner is the Big Bully! Will Krish get out of this ... Read More

by Shabnam Minwalla
illustrated by Tanvi Bhat

Nina is very shy, but she has a secret superpower. When a silver owl disappears from a neighbour's house, it's the shy supergirl who has to find the ... Read More

by Jerry Pinto
illustrated by Priya Kuriyan

Enter the monster garden

and meet a Scrumpeelious 

a Sharmistickle 

a Tankstomper ...

... and many other strange creatures. 

But what does a Sharmistickle ... Read More

The hispid hare

is rather rare"

in fact, outside north-eastern east

it lives nowhere,

and even there

it is a most uncommon beast.

With scientific facts, quirky ... Read More

by Shabnam Minwalla
illustrated by Tanvi Bhat

Sumi is not a lucky girl. Her super-chef mom is always feeding her things like pumpkin peel muffins and furryleaf parathas. Yuck.

Sumi has to get her ... Read More

by Meera Nair
illustrated by Priya Kuriyan

Maya has finally become a monitor! But oh no! She's lost the key to the class cupboard! It's not at home, it's not in the playground and it's definitely ... Read More

by Yashodhara Lal
illustrated by Shreya Sen

Peanut's plans always end badly! 'No more plans,' says her mother. But the neighbourhood pups need help, so Peanut has to make a new plan, urgently! But ... Read More

How do I get my kids to be polite?

How do I get my kids to stop fighting?

How do I get my son to do homework without

endless nagging?

How do I deal with ... Read More

Kittu is lost!
The World’s Most Chaotic Family has left him behind at a dhaba on the highway in the middle of nowhere.
He is rescued by an icecreamwala ... Read More

by Shruthi Rao
illustrated by Priya Kuriyan

Manya badly, badly wants to be Shere Khan in her school play. The Jungle Book is her favourite film and she knows all the lines. She's sure she'll be a ... Read More

by Natasha Sharma
illustrated by Lavanya Naidu

Shah Jahan, the Great Mughal Emperor, is hopping mad. Someone has replaced the precious Timur ruby on this throne with ... a plum! What’s worse, plums ... Read More

An antique watch is stolen...
Packets of Mayamix are destroyed...
A neighbour goes missing...

Something fishy is going on and Mira the detective will get to ... Read More

by Shals Mahajan
illustrated by Shreya Sen

Timmi's new friend Rizu is in trouble. Three boys lie in wait for him near the school every day. Timmi, Idliamma and Juju the giant are full of ideas to ... Read More

by Rupa Gulab
illustrated by Chetan Sharma

Sandy's mummy is getting as large as an elephant. But he has no time to worry about it because his new friend, Aftab, needs saving from mean Mrs Gupta ... Read More

When Petu starts cheating, his friends are sure he is headed for a life of crime. They try everything to stop him--hypnosis, a home-baked truth serum, a ... Read More

by Shruthi Rao
illustrated by Lavanya Naidu

Jahan’s best friend Susie has a lisp. The boys in the park tease her and call her Thoothie and the kids at school laugh at her. Fed up, Susie decides ... Read More

by Lavanya Karthik
illustrated by Habib Ali

My big brother Neel has wheels!

Neel's wheelchair transforms itself to fight dragons and monsters and chase away scary creatures of the night.

This book ... Read More

by Shabnam Minwalla
illustrated by Tanvi Bhat

When Jiya meets Urmila, she sees a loud girl with a fierce expression and too-bright clothes. Urmila sees a snooty girl with a dull dress and no spunk. ... Read More

Everyone says Chumki is unlucky and makes things go wrong with her 'magic'. 

No wonder she has no friends.

Can her brother Aki's plan help Chumki make ... Read More

by Shikhandin
illustrated by Shubham Lakhera

Magesh is different from other children. He's no good with words. And when he's misunderstood he gets upset and his movements get jerky. But there are ... Read More

by Yashodhara Lal
illustrated by Shreya Sen

Peanut used to love the piano. But now it’s a big old monster, that comes with lessons, exams and Moonish Sir’s scolding, and she’s had enough of ... Read More

by Arefa Tehsin
illustrated by Chetan Sharma

Only those who really, badly need an answer would dare go to the witch! But Amra has done something bad, and he really, badly needs to know if he is in ... Read More

by Madhuri Kamat
illustrated by Niloufer Wadia

'We need to take him out of here. Xerxes will never grow up with Mamavaji around.'

Xerxes' mother wants him to be like JRD Tata, but all Xerxes wants is ... Read More