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The Ickabog is coming… A mythical monster, a kingdom in peril, an adventure that will test two children’s bravery to the limit. Discover a brilliantly original fairy tale about the power of hope and friendship to triumph against all odds, from one of the world’s best storytellers.
The kingdom of Cornucopia was once the happiest in the world. It had plenty of gold, a king with the finest moustaches you could possibly imagine, and butchers, bakers and cheesemongers whose exquisite foods made a person dance with delight when they ate them.
Everything was perfect – except for the misty Marshlands to the north which, according to legend, were home to the monstrous Ickabog. Anyone sensible knew that the Ickabog was just a myth, to scare children into behaving. But the funny thing about myths is that sometimes they take on a life of their own.
Could a myth unseat a beloved king? Could a myth bring a once happy country to its knees? Could a myth thrust two children into an adventure they didn’t ask for and never expected?
₹ 1,299.00 ₹ 1,299.00
Fearless Fairy Tales: Fairy tales vibrantly updated for the 21st century by Blue Peter legend Konnie Huq
A hilarious and anarchic collection of classic bedtime stories for young readers, all utterly updated for a new generation. Meet Trumplestiltskin, a vain and gold-obsessed little man who will stop at nothing to become richer and richer. There’s Sleeping Brainy, the princess whose only dream is to become Chancellor of the Exchequer, and the Gingerbread Kid, who escapes persecution in his home country but struggles to fit in in his new one. You won’t forget the lingering stench of Mouldysocks – a boy obsessed with staring at his iPad but rather less obsessed with personal hygiene – and you’ll be rooting for Rap-Unzel when she gets the chance of fame by appearing on Kingdom’s Got Talent . . . but at what cost? Packed with stories about boys who aren’t afraid to cry and rhymes about girls who refuse to kiss frogs, FEARLESS FAIRY TALES shakes up dusty, old-fashioned (and, to be honest, rather sexist) bedtime stories and totally reinvents them for the twenty-first century. From fake news to female footballers, environmental pollution to equal pay, nothing is off limits in this anthology of laugh-out-loud fairy tales with thoroughly modern morals. Told in the fresh, vibrant and unique voice of Blue Peter favourite Konnie Huq, writing with James Kay, and packed full of irresistible illustrations by Rikin Parekh, FEARLESS FAIRY TALES is the perfect hardback gift for young readers (and older readers fed up with serving their kids the same old boring bedtime stories).
<Br>in poondy, the fruit always falls–from the jackfruit, coconut and toddy trees–causing many injuries to its inhabitants. That’s why they all wear fruit-helmets. For BIM, who has lived all his life in Poona, it is an odd and a magical place.
then one day, bim’s mother, who drives a coffee-colored taxi, decides to move away from poondy. Bim’s last two weeks in his hometown are full of strange and exciting adventures–from a bat attack to a bike theft.
Arjun talwar’s debut novel is a mad romp through a town filled with eccentric people, and brought to vivid life by Shilpa ranade’s beautiful illustrations.
Fun and fascinating science is everywhere, and it’s a cinch to learn-if you ask a science teacher!
We’ve all grown so used to living in a world filled with wonders that we sometimes forget to wonder about them: What creates the wind? Do fish sleep? Why do we blink? These are common phenomena, but it’s a rare person who really knows the answers-do you?
All too often, the explanations remain shrouded in mystery-or behind a haze of technical language. For those of us who should have raised our hands in science class but didn’t. Larry Scheckel comes to the rescue. An award-winning science teacher longtime columnist for his local newspaper. Scheckel is a master explainer with a trove fo knowledge. Just ask the students and devoted readers who have spent years trying to stump him!
In Ask a Science Teacher, Scheckel collects 250 of his favorite Q&A’s. Like the best teachers, he writes so that kids can understand, but he doesnt water things down- he’ll satisfy even the most inquisitive minds.
The human body, Earth Science, Astronomy, Chemistry, Physics,Technology, Zoology, Music
Go back in time with No. 1 bestselling author David Walliams for a whizz-bang epic adventure of action, laughter and secret plots – and the extraordinary friendship between a little boy and a huge gorilla that just might save the day…
1940. Britain is at war with Nazi Germany.
Eleven-year-old Eric spends his days at the place that makes him most happy: London Zoo. And there’s one animal in particular he loves: Gertrude the gorilla.
With bombs falling all over London, Eric must rescue Gertrude.
Together with his Uncle Sid, a keeper at the zoo, the three go on the run. But while hiding out at the seaside they uncover a top-secret Nazi plot…
Join David Walliams on this action-packed, laugh-out-loud adventure for all the family!
₹ 399.00 ₹ 399.00
The sparse, beautiful prose will take your breath away –
one boy’s extraordinary journey into the wilds of Norway.
‘It’s time, ‘ I say. ‘For… It. Me. You. Us. The bench. The zoo. The question.
The only thing that Elvis Crampton Lucas knows about where he’s from is that
he was found on the bench at a zoo. And that his now father took him home in
a Stetson hat and named him after the first three vinyl he picked off his shelf.
But now, on his twelfth ‘discovery day’, it’s time for Elvis to find out who left
him at the zoo and why?
On an epic adventure that takes Elvis to an island off the coast of Norway, he
will finally discover the truth about his past…
₹ 399.00 ₹ 399.00
Ogd: A mostly random and profoundly nonsensical enquiry into the nature of apocalypse, cartography, education, hairstyling, interdimensional travel, … poetry, publishing, religion and toenails.
A mostly random and profoundly nonsensical enquiry into the nature of apocalypse, cartography, education, hairstyling, inter-dimensional travel, intertemporal travel, Mathematics, monarchy, philosophy, Physics, poetry, publishing, religion and toenails. once upon a time, in the kingdom of ogd, a messiah was born… With her foot in her mouth. This might be her story. her position of foetal gaffe allows her to eat her toenails, which nourish her and make her toenails grow so that she can eat them. Apart from the practicality of the situation, this also is the basis of her profound teachings. As the messiah travels through many dimensions, her followers learn the importance of Bells, Nirvana, clean feet, Klein bottles and phonetics, among diverse other things. ding Dong. ‘just when we need her most, the messiah shows us all that the play and profundity of nonsense can save the world, or at least alter its haircut’-dr M Heyman.
A faint noise reached the kitchen. The tenor and cadence so familiar, drifting from the streets not so far away. Women in the kitchen froze. Not one woman sobbed, not one child whimpered. This was a set of people that had seen and survived many riots before. Qasai Tola was now silent. And sitting within this circle of women, oblivious to all that was happening as the tiny town of Sultanpur burned, was Bena, biting happily into the honey-soaked goodness of a hazaar waraq ka paratha. It was difficult to imagine that it had been less than five minutes since the first incoherent chant. Now it was loud and clear, and very, very near. Perhaps at their doorstep, and reaching an aching crescendo. Bena merrily joined in what seemed to her to be a joyful ditty about food. Eight-year-old Benazir, Bena to friends and family, is perhaps the happiest child you know, fond of jalebis, limericks and raw mangoes. She is surrounded by friends and family, and her life is everything an idyllic childhood should be: protected, loved and edged with rainbow-gold. One summer that bubble bursts when Bena is witness to riots, death, destruction and abuse, in a setting that explains little, and expects children to forget it all. But Bena, defined by her grit and audacity, is different. This, then, is the story of Bena’s Summer…
₹ 299.00 ₹ 299.00
Writing for me is the simplest and greatest pleasure in the world.
How to be a Writer is peppered with nuggets of practical advice for every person who is aspiring to write and be published, all told in Ruskin Bond’s characteristic understated, tongue-in-cheek, humorous style.
So, what is it that a person requires the most to become a writer? A love of books, of language, of life, an observant eye and a good memory along with enthusiasm, optimism and persistence.
This book is an exclusive glimpse into the writing credo of Ruskin Bond, an author who has had an incredibly successful writing career spanning over seventy years
₹ 299.00 ₹ 299.00
From the master storyteller and writer of bestselling thrillers, Ravi Subramanian, comes a delightful new series of detective fiction for young children.<\p>
A charming hill town. A close-knit community. A school cradled in the lap of nature. And three young children in search of mystery…<\p>
Meet the Super Mystery Solvers or the SMS gang of Aditya and Akriti, the nine-year-old twins, and their close friend Kabir. Together, they solve the mysteries that have baffled the police and authorities of Solan.<\p>
In this first mystery in the newly-launched SMS Detective Agency series – the SMS gang solves the perplexing case of how and why their school catches fire, not once but twice!<\p>
WELCOME TO STORK-PUR,
THE PLACE OF NO RETURN
One moonlit night, when Shikar, the squirrel, asks his favourite doves, Lovey and Dovey, to tell him a story, they recount their time at Stork-pur, a mysterious bird commune. A place no bird would ever want to visit. On a secret mission, the doves are taken hostage by a villainous stork whose dark plan is to rule the bird-world. Danger lurks in every corner of the caves the doves are imprisoned in, and they wonder whom they can trust? The talkative green pigeon, the mesmerizing whistling thrush or the magnificent golden eagle?
The feather-raising adventure ends finally in a story the doves dub as ‘the story of all stories’–one that deeply affects Shikar and alters his notions of himself, his past and his origins.
Return to the Rose Garden to read about the enthralling capers of your favourite feathered friends and bird-squirrel, as they swap stories of daring and wonder.
This book is brimming with memory, word and number workouts, codes, battleships and mind-bending spot the differences, as well as Japanese puzzles including hanjie, kakuro, futoshiki, sudoku and lots more. Conveniently compact for travelling, this book is perfect for bright young enthusiasts and is sure to keep kids engaged and entertained. Let the brain games begin!₹ 250.00
A fantastic follow-up to Brain Games for Clever Kids and new to our Clever Kids puzzle book series, this book is brimming with activities designed to help kids practise their times tables by solving super-fun multiplication-themed puzzles and games. Kids can only work out the answer if they know their times tables! From dot-to-dot times tables and colour-by-multiplication activities to code puzzles, Calcudoku conundrums and number pyramids, there’s plenty of content to bamboozle the brain and test those times tables. From best-selling puzzle book author Gareth Moore, creator of the chart-topping success Brain Games for Clever Kids₹ 250.00
From the author of the bestselling Brain Games for Clever Kids, this book is packed full of wordsearch puzzles to complete! Conveniently compact for travelling, this book is perfect for bright young wordsearch enthusiasts and is sure to keep kids engaged and entertained. With four sections of increasing difficulty, children can puzzle their way to the top. There are over 150 themes of wordsearches to conquer so the puzzles never get boring, and kids might even learn a new word or two.₹ 250.00
Contains 90 brilliant, ten-minute puzzles, to help train your brain. The wide variety of timed puzzles and exercises will keep you guessing and give your brain a real workout. Including memory tests with words; shapes and numbers; simple calculations; word squares and jumbled sentences; verbal-reasoning exercises and Sudoku and Kakuro problems. The puzzles will test language, memory, attention and reasoning. By completing just one puzzle a day you can become a super puzzle master. Created by best-selling puzzle book author Dr Gareth Moore, author of the chart-topping success Brain Games for Clever Kids.₹ 250.00
From the creators of the bestselling Brain Games for Clever Kids, this book is packed full of wordsearch puzzles to complete. This book is perfect for bright young wordsearch enthusiasts and is sure to keep kids engaged and entertained. Clever Kids can give their brains a workout as there’s plenty of content to test their word power. All the answers can be found at the back of the book. From bestselling puzzle book author Dr Gareth Moore, the creator of the chart-topping Clever Kids series₹ 250.00
Arun wants a pet crocodile. Now imagine the fun when he ends up with a crocodile that eats butter chicken for breakfast.
Karthik loves big, dull-coloured birds of prey and can’t contain his excitement at the thought of receiving a kite for his birthday.
The hunt for Ma’s glasses leads to a chance encounter with a big monkey and a volley of eggs thrown at her.
Animals and humans of all shapes and size gather together on the pages of this delightful anthology of stories by bestselling children’s author Khyrunnisa A. The Crocodile Who Ate Butter Chicken for Breakfast and Other Stories is a charming collection of stories of animals and people, their exciting lives and funny antics. Humorous and at times touching, this collection of bite-sized short stories is perfect for all readers, including animal lovers.
The Primary aim of Use of Heuristics in Problem solivng is to give pupils in each level the opportunities to develop their abilities in solving mathematical problems.These problems solving skills enable the pupils to think out of the box and tackle problems using various heuristics. The non routine problems will give pupils ample opportunities to solve the problem sums so as to build up their confidence as well as to cultivate an interest in s solving word problems while enhancing their process skills and heuristic approaches.₹ 300.00
Read the internationally bestselling book before you watch the major movie from Lionsgate, starring Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson. This special edition is complete with exclusive behind-the-scenes content.
The unforgettable and life-affirming story of August Pullman – a boy who’s desperate to blend in, but is destined to stand out.
‘My name is August. I won’t describe what I look like. Whatever you’re thinking, it’s probably worse.’
Auggie wants to be an ordinary ten-year-old. He does ordinary things – eating ice cream, playing on his Xbox. He feels ordinary – inside. But ordinary kids don’t make other ordinary kids run away screaming in playgrounds. Ordinary kids aren’t stared at wherever they go.
Born with a terrible facial abnormality, Auggie has been home-schooled by his parents his whole life. Now, for the first time, he’s being sent to a real school. All he wants is to be accepted. But can he convince his new classmates that he’s just like them, underneath it all?
Astonishingly powerful, WONDER is a read you’ll never forget.
₹ 399.00 ₹ 399.00
Herg? (Georges Remi) was born in Brussels in 1907. His pseudonym comes from his initials backwards (R.G., as pronounced in French). Over the course of 54 years he completed 23 albums of The Adventures of Tintin series, which is now considered to be one of the greatest, if not the greatest, comics series of all time. With translations published in over 80 languages, more than 230 million copies sold worldwide and a Hollywood movie to its name, Tintin dominates the Comics and Graphic Novels chart even today.?? Sadly, Herg? died in 1983, leaving his 24th album, Tintin and Alph-Art, unfinished, but his hero continues to be one of the most iconic characters in both adult and children?s fiction.
₹ 550.00 ₹ 550.00
2019 is the 150th anniversary of the periodic table, and this fact-filled book is the perfect guide to all 118 elements – the ingredients that make up our world.
Packed with stunning new photography, Eyewitness Periodic Table begins with a concise history of chemistry, scientific pioneers, and the creation of the first periodic table. It then launches into a visual tour of each individual element. Along the way, you’ll find out where each element comes from and what it is used for, explained clearly and simply for young readers.
Explore elements such as carbon and oxygen and learn why they are essential to our survival. See how precious gold protects astronauts in space, and why the metal mercury can be both a solid and a liquid. Find out about man-made elements, which the smartest chemists are still busy figuring out how to use. Eyewitness Periodic Table also includes a pull-out poster to hang on your wall.
This detailed, accessible book will inspire young, inquisitive minds – the scientists of tomorrow who will shape our future.
I WAS A GOD, ONCE. UNTIL I WAS CAST OUT BY MY FATHER, ZEUS.
NOW I’M AN AWKWARD MORTAL TEENAGER CALLED LESTER.
My way out? A series of scary and dangerous trials, of course.
For my third mission, I must:
Journey through the Labyrinth to free an Oracle who only speaks in puzzles.
Defeat a vicious and bloodthirsty Roman Emperor – the most vicious of three very vicious and bloodthirsty Roman Emperors.
Is that all? No, I’ve to do everything without any of my godly powers. Wonderful. Looks like I’ll be needing all the help I can get. From new friends, and old . . .
This edition includes a Percy Jackson short story!
Clarisse, daughter of Ares, the Greek god of war, needs Percy Jackson’s help. Her father’s chariot has been stolen and she has to get it back by sunset.
The only hitch? The chariot-jackers are none other than her terrifying immortal brothers Phobos and Deimos. Can Percy and Clarisse get the chariot back before it’s too late?
Find out in:
PERCY JACKSON AND THE STOLEN CHARIOT
This engaging and educational book for children age 9 and over describes the events and key players leading up to, during, and after World War 2.
Put together in collaboration with the Imperial War Museum in London, Eyewitness World War II has sold more than 600,000 copies worldwide.
Starting from a world divided in the early 20th century, you will understand how and why certain alliances formed between countries. Find out about the “Blitzkrieg” – or lightning war – and its devastating consequences. Discover what life was like for children during World War 2. Marvel at the code-breakers and how they devised groundbreaking technology to help nations gain an advantage over their enemies. Revisit major events such as the Battle of Britain, D-Day invasion, the attack on Pearl Harbor, and the use of the first atomic bombs in Japan. Finally, learn lessons from the aftermath of World War 2 and how they impact you – and people everywhere – today.
This best-selling and comprehensive book for kids is packed with fascinating photographs, amazing facts, infographics, statistics, and timelines. It also includes a giant fold-out poster, ideal for bedrooms or classrooms.
Eyewitness World War II is the perfect book for kids to explore every aspect of the Second World War.
₹ 399.00 ₹ 399.00
An extraordinary encyclopedia with a ground-breaking visual approach to science, using awesome illustrations to show biology, chemistry, and physics in the world around us.
Incredible computer-generated images pack the pages to reveal and explain science as never before, looking inside a cell, for example, pulling apart a Formula 1 racing car, and examining the forces that hold the Universe together.
Knowledge Encyclopedia: Science! covers all the key core science subjects, but with an inventive visual approach to draw in curious young minds. All the essential information is there in easy-to-read text, together with additional fun facts, and brought to life with amazing 3D illustrations that look inside the anatomy of a blue whale, zoom into a molecule of water, and out of the Solar System.
A perfect introduction to science for children aged 9 and over, Knowledge Encyclopedia: Science! is an essential addition to every family library.
₹ 1,099.00 ₹ 1,099.00
Get set to blast off into space and explore the wonders of our Solar System and beyond.
The ultimate space encyclopedia for children is designed to blow your mind with incredible CGI images, from the deep darkness of black holes to the spectacular sparkle of supernovas.
The many mysteries of the Universe are explored in breathtaking detail, including in-depth cross-sections and lifelike cutaways to showcase the planets, stars, moons, and space stations. Featuring absolutely everything under the Sun, this exciting visual reference guide is your guaranteed one-stop shop for space.
Filled with the latest facts, infographics, and NASA images, Knowledge Encyclopedia Space! takes you on a journey that is truly out of this world before bringing you back seriously starry-eyed!
₹ 1,099.00 ₹ 1,099.00
Are you ready for an intergalactic adventure?
This space encyclopedia for children presents the entire Universe in one stunning book.
Let the countdown begin as you launch into space to view the many wonders of the Solar System. Ride a rocket like an astronaut, take your first steps on the Moon, feel the rocky red surface of Mars, and run rings around Saturn. Travel further into deepest, darkest space and be dazzled by the biggest and brightest stars millions of light years away.
Packed with amazing images from NASA missions, as well as exclusive interviews and incredible facts, you’ll experience and understand the Universe as never before.
Calling all space cadets and aspiring astronauts, this one is for you!
₹ 999.00 ₹ 999.00
The ultimate illustrated children’s encyclopedia full of information and amazing images on over 250 key topics arranged from A to Z. This is the book that explains everything for kids aged 7 to 9.
Packed with thousands of incredible and essential facts on favourite – and KS2 – subjects, DK Children’s Encyclopedia covers nine different colour coded subject areas: art, people, history, earth, nature, science, technology, space and human body.
Arranged alphabetically, every page in this children’s encyclopedia is packed with fun facts and amazing photographs. Your child can dive straight in working from the front to the back or jump to a page that catches their eye to discover all about our wonderful world. If they are not sure where to go next, the ‘See also’ boxes will suggest related topics. This lets children make links across topics and subject areas and create their own journey through DK Children’s Encyclopedia.
There are also comprehensive content and index pages and a glossary which lists of some of the more difficult words with an explanation. While the reference section contains useful lists, diagrams and tables, including a map of the world and lists of great artists, scientists and writers. Finally there are ‘The Story of…’ pages which bring together information about different subjects to get children thinking about things from lots of different angles.
Inspiring and informative, the DK Children’s Encyclopedia is a classic encyclopedia and a book of wonder that will absorb and engage children for many hours.
Here’s a selection of the topics in DK Children’s Encyclopedia: Ancient Egypt, Asia, Astronauts, Books, Brain, Cars, Coding, Compass, Dance, Dinosaurs, Electricity, Engines, Farming, Flowers, Food, Gemstones, Galaxies, Heart, Incas, Insects, Jupiter, Knights, Law, Magnets, Milky Way, Money, Music, North America, Oceania, Pirates, Plastic, Rainforests, Reptiles, Robots, Sight, Skin, Sport, Theatre, Touch, Trains, Uranus, Vikings, Volume, Weather, Zoo
₹ 1,499.00 ₹ 1,499.00
A Puffin Book – stories that last a lifetime.
Wilbur the pig’s life has already been saved by Fern, but when he is sold to her uncle he realises his life is in even more danger.
Enter Charlotte A. Cavatica, a beautiful large grey spider. Charlotte is determined to keep Wilbur from the chopping block, and comes up with an ingenious way to do just that.
Charlotte’s Web is a classic tale of friendship, bravery and some animal magic.
Discover 80 trail-blazing scientific ideas, which underpin our modern world, giving us everything from antibiotics to gene therapy, electricity to space rockets and batteries to smart phones.
What is string theory or black holes? And who discovered gravity and radiation? The Science Book presents the fascinating story behind these and other of the world’s most important concepts in maths, chemistry, physics and biology in plain English, with easy to grasp “mind maps” and eye-catching artworks..
Albert Einstein once quoted Isaac Newton: “If I have seen further than others, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.” Follow context panels in The Science Book to trace how one scientist’s ideas informed the next. See, for example, how Alan Turing’s “universal computing machine” in the 1940s led to smart phones, or how Carl Linnaeus’s classifications led to Darwin’s theory of evolution, the sequencing of the human genome and lifesaving gene therapies.
Part of the popular Big Ideas series, The Science Book is the perfect way to explore this fascinating subject.
₹ 1,199.00 ₹ 1,199.00
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, they come with notes challenging her right to rule, as a woman. Who can help the sultan solve this mystery?
Mission India is a road map for the youth of today who will shape the India of tomorrow. The mission is to transform India into a developed nation and one of the world’s top five economic powers by the year 2020. Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam and Y.S. Rajan examine India’s strengths and weaknesses to show how this goal is not an unrealistic one.
This inspirational book introduces children to the unknown success stories of India and discusses the country’s problems at the beginning of the twenty-first century. It looks at different aspects of national life, and clearly explains the achievements and challenges in each of these areas. It also discusses the ways in which today’s youth can make a difference to the country.
?I, Chanakya, vow not to bind my hair until I have unseated you from the throne of Magadha.?
When learned Brahmin Vishnugupta is humiliated by arrogant king Dhana Nanda in a public gathering, he swears revenge. Anger is his weakness, but strategy, his strength. This formerly unknown Brahmin goes on to become the most well-known kingmaker in Indian history: Chanakya. Using a combination of cunning, ruthlessness and luck, Chanakya fulfils his vow and propels a boy of unknown origins, Chandragupta Maurya, to the throne of the most powerful kingdom of that time, an empire even Alexander the Great hesitated to confront.
This fascinating account shows how Chanakya went from being a penniless fugitive with the rebel prince of Pataliputra to the prime minister of Magadha, and finally the author of the groundbreaking Arthashastra. With fun snippets and lesser-known facts about this remarkable statesman and the Mauryan age, this book promises to be an exciting and gripping adventure story.
Why are the Himalayas considered geologically alive? When did the First train huff and puff its way between two stations in India? What was Indias very own desi dino called? How did Indias currency come to be Named the rupee? Which Indian glacier is the highest battleground in The world? Who wrote the worlds first grammar book? If questions like these make you curious about incredible India, here is a bumper info-pedia packed with fascinating facts, terrific trivia and colourful Cartoons on just about everything in India, this book encourages interest in a wide range of subjects. Use it for homework help, for project ideas, to Boost your general knowledge or as a ready reference because this must have Book makes getting to know India as easy as ABC.
₹ 325.00 ₹ 325.00
For all those who have trembled through Ruskin Bond?s tales of horror and mystery, here?s another collection of strange and dark stories from the master storyteller.
Within these pages you will befriend Jimmy the jinn who has trouble keeping his hands to himself, be witness to the mischief of the Pisaach and Churel who live in the peepul tree, and find yourself in the company of a bloodthirsty vampire cat, among other tales and curiosities that are guaranteed to send a delicious shiver down your spine!
Written in Bond?s inimitable style and riveting to the core, this beautifully illustrated book is a must-have for anyone with a taste for the macabre.
₹ 250.00 ₹ 250.00
Nothing worries Nanju too much; not the fact that he walks funny or that he?s known as the class copycat or that the cleverest (and prettiest) girl in class barely knows he?s alive.
But when books start disappearing from the classroom, the needle of suspicion begins to point at Nanju. Aided by his beloved best friend, the fragile but brainy Mahesh, Nanju has to find out who the real thief is. Otherwise, his father might pack him off to Unni Mama?s all-boys Hostel from Hell and Nanju might lose all that?s dear to him.
Set in a school for children who are differently abled, this funny, fast-paced whodunit will keep you guessing till the very end.
₹ 275.00 ₹ 275.00
Pick up this book for a rollercoaster ride through centuries of world history
How did the world become what it is today? How and when were the countries formed? Where did people come from? How did art, technology, science, language and literature begin? In The Puffin History of the World- Volume 1, Roshen Dalal traces the origin of human beings and the different aspects of their development and growth, right from the big bang and the origin of the universe, up to CE 1500.
Well-researched and comprehensive, this book speaks of great civilizations and empires, epics, myths and legends, religions old and new, wars and conquests, clothes, food and lifestyle, trade, travel and adventure and much more. It packs in exciting trivia, numerous maps and illustrations that provide a breathtaking overview of global history.
Ideal for students and young readers, this amazing reference guide helps to bring the past to life like never before.
Go wild with the year?s most exciting quiz book
Who is the head of the elephant family?
a. Matriarch b. Tusker
c. Patriarch d. Elderphant
Which is the only snake that builds a nest?
a. Rattlesnake b. King Cobra
c. Rat snake d. Mamba
If questions like these fascinate you, then this one-of-its-kind quiz book is a must for your bookshelf! Compiled from India?s only national-level quiz on wildlife, this book packs in incredible information on the amazing world of animals and plants. Get a low-down on bizarre animal facts and increase your sense of wonder with some mind-boggling questions on exotic and familiar species.
Peppered with amazing trivia and charming illustrations, this fun and irresistible book is an absolute essential. Use it to test your own knowledge and quiz your friends.
A murder in an elevator. A trail of heady perfume. The nanasaheb’s priceless naulakha necklace.
Feluda, Topshe and Jatayu are in Bombay where Jatayu’s latest book is being filmed under the title Jet Bahadur. Soon after Jatayu hands over a package to a man in a red shirt, a murder takes place in the high-rise where the producer lives. Feluda and his companions find themselves in the midst of one of their most thrilling adventures ever, with a hair-raising climax aboard a train during location shooting.
Feluda?s twelve greatest adventures are now available in special Puffin editions.
Now Wilder for Wiser
Can you name a carnivorous plant?
How many vertebrae does a giraffe have in its neck?
Why do many animals eat soil?
Take a joyride through the animal and plant kingdoms, and learn about exotic and familiar species. Compiled from India?s only national-level quiz on wildlife, this book is
bursting with fascinating facts, little-known details and mind-boggling trivia?brought to life with exquisite artwork. Enter this bountiful world as a wide-eyed greenhorn and leave as a seasoned nature explorer!
A must-have for your shelf, The Wild Wisdom Quiz Book: Volume 2 is a great tool to test your own knowledge and challenge your friends.
? A fish saves the world.
? A horse flies across the sky.
? A king discovers that his beloved wife is actually a frog.
Hindu mythology is full of tales in which animals play important roles. Some animals are looked upon with fear and dread, while some are worshipped along with the gods. Some shape the fate of the world, others form everlasting bonds with humans.
Where did the animals come from? From Vishnu?s avatars or Shiva?s asanas? How was a deer responsible for the events of the Ramayana? Why is Garuda the sworn enemy of the nagas? How did a mongoose teach Yudhishtira the true meaning of sacrifice? Devdutt Pattanaik answers all these questions and more in this exquisitely illustrated book, retelling numerous animal stories from ancient texts, with his trademark charm and wit.
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The story of the father of the Indian Constitution
Born in April 1891into a poor Mahar family, Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar was a victim of caste discrimination for most of his early life. And while India struggled against the oppressions of British Raj, Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar, popularly known as Babasaheb, continued his struggle against the oppressions of the Indian caste system, the social discriminations against Dalits in India. He struggled so the underprivileged sections of Indian society could enjoy equal political rights and be treated with equal respect.
An Indian jurist, politician, philosopher, anthropologist, historian and economist, Babasaheb was one of the earliest Dalit?s to earn a college degree. He grew to be the principal architect of Indian constitution. He published journals, periodicals, and launched active movements for social and political freedom for India?s Dalit community. Ambedkar, in the later years of his life, turned to Buddhism, preached it and finally made a formal conversion. This book explores the life and times of the independent India’s first law minister who fought against the discriminations inflicted by his own countrymen, who lived his life acting only in the interest of people.
Payal Kapadia is the author of the very popular Wisha Wozzawriter published by Puffin in 2012. She lives in Bombay
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 are suddenly turning up everywhere. Who can help the emperor solve this mystery?
A stolen ring. A private menagerie. A mysterious ?spy? . . .
The first novel to feature master sleuth Feluda and his teenage assistant Topshe, The Emperor?s Ring is full of adventure, mystery and intrigue. Feluda and Topshe are on holiday in Lucknow when a priceless Mughal ring is stolen. Feluda begins to investigate the case and finds himself hot on the trail of a devious criminal. Feluda?s twelve greatest adventures are now available in special Puffin editions.
CRACK THE CODE: Maths Mysteries for All Ages is packed with clever conundrums and ciphers for anyone interested in critical thinking, logical reasoning and mathematics, of course. Whether you are 11 or 41, you’re going to love solving the 25 mysteries in this book that combine simple cryptology and arithmetic with some quick, out-of-the-box thinking. Use these innovative puzzle-based activities and stories to build problem-solving skills, remember maths concepts and practise mental maths in a way that’s effective and, most importantly, interesting.
Mathematics just became more fun!
Here’s your opportunity to explore India like never before. The Discover India series will take you on a grand tour of every single one of our country’s states. Join the adorable Pushka and Mishki and the wise and witty Daadu Dolma as they traverse the length and breadth of India. Through song and dance, clothing and architecture, Daadu and the gang will lead you to the beating heart of every state!
With puzzles, crosswords and dozens of other activities, the books will entertain, educate and enlighten young minds.
In the five years of his life that this book traces, Rusty?s story is taken forward to his adolescent years. His world is turned topsy-turvy as many upheavals besiege him. After his father and grandmother pass away in quick succession, the twelve-year-old is left in the care of a guardian, Mr Harrison, in Dehra. But after a mysterious incident involving his stepfather and the gardener, he is sent away to boarding school. Restlessness compels him to run away from school, with an ambition to travel the world.
But the plan fails, and he is soon back in Dehra, with his strict guardian. Rusty is now seventeen. He rebels and leaves home again, this time for good.
Adventurous and thought-provoking, Rusty Runs Away is a book that children and young adults everywhere will enjoy.
26/11, 9/11, 7/7-these are dates that have changed the way we see ourselves and those around us. Dates that have changed the world, and not for the better. It’s about time we had an honest conversation about religion, race, caste and the mindsets that divide us.
In this collection, writers from India, Sri Lanka and Pakistan-Gulzar, Elmo Jayawardena, Manjula Padmanabhan, Poile Sengupta, Komail Aijazuddin, Bulbul Sharma and others-write about the various kinds of conflicts that plague our world today. There are poems that articulate pleas for peace and understanding as well as stories that make us sit upright and contemplate our own actions. Some pieces are dark, others full of light and hope, and some outright funny as they portray mindless bigots for what they are.
This book shows us that there may be a way for us to better understand different viewpoints, after all.
Ace your curriculum and assessments with these ultimate memory techniques
Retaining information can be hard, especially when you have so many things to focus on-your homework, the rigorous school syllabus and the ever-dreaded competitive exams. Today, students just have too much to learn!
This book will serve as a handbook for you to memorize information, topics and answers from your course of study. Using memory-enhancing practices and techniques along with tips, activities and practice sections, you can train your brain to retain a wide range of topics and subjects. From the periodic table to trigonometry, history dates to countries and their capitals, master it all with these practical techniques, supported by some quirky and fun artwork that serves as a great visual aid.
A Classic of Our Time. Untouched by the twentieth century, Thul, the small fishing village near Bombay, is still ruled by the age-old seasonal rhythms. Hari and Lila have lived in the village all their lives, but their family is now desperately down on its luck. Their father drinks; their mother is seriously ill; and there is no money to keep them fed and clothed. Delicately and exquisitely executed, Anita Desai s gentle and probing story traces the evolution of Hari and Lila into adults as each of them faces the family’s predicament – just as the first signs of industrial India creep into their village.
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Will robots take over the world?
When will we meet aliens?
How are memories stored inside the brain?
Join Dr A.P.J. Kalam on a fascinating quest to explore the realm of science and technology, its extraordinary achievements and its impact on our lives in the days to come.
Co-written with Srijan Pal Singh, this book features exciting and cutting-edge career paths in areas such as robotics, aeronautics, neurosciences, pathology, paleontology and material sciences . . . in other words, careers that are going to make a difference in the future. The result of extensive research, this book offers a plethora of ground-breaking ideas that will make youngsters think out of the box.
Filled with anecdotes, conversations, experiments and even inputs from leading scientists, Reignited is the perfect handbook that is bound to create a spark for science among students, youth and science enthusiasts.
?When we are small we need someone to hold our hand in the dark.?
At age eight, Ruskin escapes his jail-like boarding school in the hills and goes to live with his father in Delhi. His time in the capital is filled with books, visits to the cinema, music, and walks and conversations with his father?a dream life for a curious and
wildly imaginative boy, which turns tragic all too soon.
For years, Ruskin Bond has regaled and mesmerized readers with his tales. In Looking for the Rainbow, Bond travels to his past, recalling his favourite adventures (and misadventures) with extraordinary charm, sprinklings of wit, a pinch of poignance and not a trace of bitterness.
What you?re holding, dear reader, is a classic in the making.
Rusty Comes Home chronicles Rusty’s exploits after his return from London, as he explores Delhi, Dehra and the small, dusty town of Shahganj before settling down in Mussoorie, making his living as a writer, revelling in his beloved hills. This collection contains some captivating stories about Rusty’s friends and fleeting acquaintances, about human nature and the supernatural. He meets a motley bunch of people including Suresh, a disabled child with whom Rusty strikes up a close bond, Uncle Bill, who makes it his habit to poison people with arsenic, and the incredible Jimmy, a jinn who can extend his arms at will to infinite lengths.Full of charming and idiosyncratic characters, these stories of love, loss and adventure will appeal to readers of all ages.
Maps and Mountains, Lions and Tigers, Rivers and Oceans?all sorts of things you didn?t know about India?s geography
Could you be related to a blonde Lithuanian? What if ostriches once roamed in India? Did you know that India is the only country that has both lions and tigers? Who found out how tall Mt Everest is?
If you?ve ever wanted to know the answers to questions like these, this is the book for you. In here you will find various things you never expected, such as the fact that we still greet each other like the Harappans did and that people used to think India was full of one-eyed giants. And sneakily you?ll also know more about India?s history and geography by the end of it.
Full of quirky pictures and crazy trivia, this book takes you on a fantastic journey through the incredible history of India?s geography.
What is the connection between a murder in 1919 Stockholm and a drug ring in present-day India?
Sherlock Holmes is dead, but his legacy lives on in unexpected ways. In stories spanning almost a century, in cities half a world away from each other, the magnifying glass of Sherlock Holmes appears just when there is a mystery to solve. But its appearance throws up other questions: who was John Watson? Was he really what he seemed to be? And how and why are his heirs involved in the mysteries? Two Swedish and two Indian authors–Martin Widmark, Anushka Ravishankar, Katarina Genar and Bikram Ghosh–follow the journey of the magnifying glass of Sherlock Holmes in four gripping mystery stories.
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 can help the emperor solve this mystery?
A timeless selection of writings from India?s best-loved author
I know the world?s a crowded place, And elephants do take up space, But if it makes a difference, Lord, I?d gladly share my room and board. A baby elephant would do . . . But, if he brings his mother too, There?s Dad?s garage. He wouldn?t mind. To elephants, he?s more than kind. But I wonder what my Mum would say If their aunts and uncles came to stay!
Ruskin Bond has regaled generations of readers for decades. This delightful collection of poetry, prose and non-fiction brings together some of his best work in a single volume. Sumptuously illustrated, Uncles, Aunts and Elephants: Tales from Your Favourite Storyteller is a book to treasure for all times.
For over five decades, Ruskin ond has written charming tales that have mesmerized readers of all ages. This collection brings together his finest stories for children in one volume. Published previously as A Treasury of Stories for Children, this attractive rejacketed edition includes two new stories, ‘The Big Race’ and ‘Remember This Day’.
Filled with a rich cast of characters and superb illustrations, The Room of Many Colours: A Treasury of Stories for Children is the defnitive book for all Ruskin Bond fans and truly a collector’s Item.
From the time he was a boy living with his grandparents in Dehra; surrounded by an assortment of odd animals; people and relatives; to when he gets sent away to school; then makes his way to London and becomes a writer; Rusty?s had more adventures than we can count.
The Adventures of Rusty brings together his best; funniest; most exciting escapades. In these pages there?s Toto; the monkey that travelled in a bag in a train; an encounter with a leopard; life as a young writer in faraway London; and the return home to roots that were always loved and never forgotten.
An evergreen classic of children?s writing in India; Rusty?s stories will be enjoyed like never before in this omnibus edition.
My India: Notes for the Future contains excerpts from Dr A.P. J Adbul Kalam?s speeches in his post presidency years. Drawn from Dr Kalam?s addresses to parliaments, universities, schools and other institutions in India and abroad, they include his ideas on science, nation building, poverty, compassion and self-confidence.
Dr Kalam draws on the lives of stalwarts such as Marie Curie, Dr Vikram Sarabhai to encourage and inspire his young readers. Through these speeches, he shares many valuable lessons in humility, resilience, and determination and leads children to think, grow and evolve.
A project very close to his heart, Dr Kalam?s last book for children is a road map for every child to pursue their dreams, to be the best they can be, leading to the realisation of a better India.
Thief. Rebel. Bandit. Hero?
Chaya usually has an answer for everything. But stealing the Queen’s jewels, even for the best of reasons, is not something she can talk her way out of. So she makes her great escape on the back of a gorgeous, stolen elephant and leads her friends on a noisy, fraught, joyous adventure through the jungle where revolution is stirring and leeches lurk. Will stealing these jewels be the beginning or the end of everything for the intrepid gang?
?You are bound by rules, but not I. I am free to choose.’
Two thousand years ago, the poet-sage Valmiki wrote the Ramayana. It is the tale of Ram, the sun-prince of Ayodhya, who is obliged to follow family rules and so makes no choices. And of Ravana, king of Lanka, who does not respect anybody?s rules or other people?s choices.
Over the centuries, hundreds have retold the tale in different languages, adding new twists and turns. But few have noticed that the tale always depends on the five choices made by Sita.
What were Sita?s five choices?
India?s favourite mythologist brings you this charmingly illustrated retelling of the Ramayana that is sure to empower and entertain a new generation readers.