Adventurous Lalli and her quirky brother Shivi get into all kinds of madcap escapades-taming crazy curly hair to fart competitions and stealing roses.
With a dash of mischief, a pinch of daring and a whole lot of fun, these delightful short stories will have you laughing till you drop!
Get on board with Mithu on a colourful tour of Kolkata and dive headlong into a swirl of sights, smells and sounds. From monuments to parks to bridges to markets to streets to foods, this book unfolds the magic and mystery of the City of Joy—one page at a time!
Sitting in class or watching clouds from the roof of Kwality Carpets, Dev’s flights of fancy land him in challenging environments all over the globe. He brings home notes from his teacher so regularly that Amma only rolls her eyes as she fishes them from his satchel. Baba says that if there were medals for daydreaming, Dev would be an All-India Champion-maybe even an Olympic hero.
These action-packed stories transport the reader to three iconic locations, each one testing Dev’s survival skills while teaching him to respect environments and cultures that seem alien to him.
Follow Dev as he accompanies the ghost of a Sherpa woman on a quest to conquer Mount Everest.
Ride with Dev as he traces the Amazon River, which proves much more difficult than going with the flow!
Join Dev and his pal OP as they set out from Timbuktu to cross the Sahara on malodorous camels.
For Dev and his colourful imagination, it’s Access All Areas and No Holds Barred.
It’s time to welcome new girls to Malory Towers, the famous boarding school by the sea, in four brand-new stories by outstanding authors, set in Enid Blyton’s much-loved school.
YA and Waterstones Book Prize-winner Patrice Lawrence introduces us to proud Marietta with her magnificent head of braided hair. A dormitory argument reveals something unusual about Marietta, and something equally unexpected about Alicia.
In Guardian and Stylist columnist Lucy Mangan’s story, student librarian Evelyn is wary of her lively, lacrosse-playing classmates. When one of them becomes a regular visitor to the hushed domain of the library, can Evelyn really trust her?
Sunita Sharma joins Malory Towers surrounded by a sense of mystery, in Narinder Dhami’s fabulous story. But is Sunita really as glamorous as Gwendoline imagines?
In Rebecca Westcott’s heartwarming story, Darrell and friends fear the worst when spoilt Gwendoline’s cousin joins the school. But Maggie is very different from her stuck-up relative
Gundu and Keeri Humongoose are normal mongooses. They are hasty, they chatter with chirps or clicks, they eat rats… But then they do something that Do-First-Think-Later animals do not. They take a decision. To move out of the jungle. And so begins their adventure into the unknown… filled with danger from two-legged creatures. Funny and quirky, the story is sprinkled with concerns about the environment, and also with little-known mongoose traits that author Zai Whitaker knows well – she’s had them as pets.
‘Come along, then,’ said Lakshmi Bai and Jhalkari Bai.
‘Come along and listen.’
Rattu is in a bad, mad mood. Her bossy older sister, Poorie, has taken her toys and gone off to play without her. Rattu has made ghastly faces at everyone: Roundy the cat, Shanti the cook and Mama as well. But none of this makes her feel any better.
She wishes she had a soldier to protect her and take her side. No sooner does she make the wish than the ground begins to shake-and suddenly, there’s not one, but two soldiers in the room!
So begin Rattu and Poorie’s grand adventures in the Uprising of 1857, and their encounters with its heroes: from Rani Lakshmi bai of Jhansi and Nana Sahib of Kanpur to the last Mughal Emperor, Bahadur Shah Zafar.
Arvee, a clever and scholarly mouse, is horrified to find that he must leave his laboratory to live as a house pet. His new home, Paradise Villa, is charming and comfortable but boring. And lonely.
All that changes when Arvee meets bright, feisty Ellie and the rest of her family of house mice. They tell him about Pasha, a huge, fearsome rat who, along with his thugs, has taken over Paradise Villa, harassing and enslaving the mice. A small, brave band of rebels is ready to fight back. But how?
Arvee brings his thinking skills to the struggle, pulling in the help of other house creatures. But Pasha has very different plans for him. And Alphonso the cat is not too far behind either.
Will Arvee succeed in helping Ellie, her family and all the other mice under attack?
A crocodile with no teeth? Poor grinder N grater is old and has lost all his teeth. And he is sick of being laughed at by the other animals. And tired of being hungry. His little bird-friend cheenchi chiriya tries many replacements. But thorns are too sharp, pebble are too smooth, and dinosaur teeth are too big or too small. And then she has an idea which takes all the animals deep into the forest, into a dark, dark cave with a magic door. What’s the plan?.
It’s the summer holidays, and Lucky, the Cocker Spaniel puppy, Adit and Zara spend a few days at Nana and Nani’s house. There, they meet Vincent, the parrot, and Sabby, the tortoise. Vincent learns to screech, ‘Lucky! LUCKY!’ at all odd times, and Sabby tends to disappear. A dog. A parrot. A tortoise. Summer holidays. Nana and Nani’s house. Can things get more fun? Told through a dog’s eyes, this story will make you shriek with laughter, and wish that summer never ends. Lucky, It’s Summer! is the third book in the Lucky series. As with the first two books – Lucky, It’s Diwali! and Lucky, It’s Not Just a Christmas Story! – it is guaranteed to worm its way into your heart.
Cinderella escapes from her evil stepmother and stepsisters with the help of her fairy godmother to go to the ball. She meets the prince there. Will fate bring the two together? Find out what happens in this beautiful tale in rhyme.