NEW! Munna and the Maharaja

Munna's uncle's teashop has a surprise customer – a man in dusty clothes who says he’s the Maharaja! Nobody believes him but Munna. Unspooling a royal yarn, Fawzia Gilani-Williams keeps you guessing till the end, while Deepa Balsavar’s wonderfully bold and bright pictures add to the drama. 

So is he the Maharaja? Will he get his tea? What happens to trusting little Munna? Get all the answers from Deepa at the launch of Munna and the Maharaja at Bookaroo Delhi!
WHEN: Sunday, 27 November, 1.30-2.30 pm
WHERE: Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, Janpath, Delhi.


One day, Nina finds her grandmother gone… “To the stars,” says her mother. Nina thinks of many ways to get that high but decides there’s no way her plump Nani could have done any of those! And so begins a funny, bitter-sweet conversation that explores the loss of a loved one. Chatura Rao’s story offers a way to deal with grief, sensitively and meaningfully, as do Krishna Bala Shenoi's soft and mood-filled illustrations.

Gone Grandmother will be released by the author at the Peek A Book festival.
WHEN: Saturday, 10 December, 2.45-3.45 pm
WHERE: Mount Litera International School, BKC, Mumbai.

Children's Day offers

Here are some out-of-this-world ways to celebrate Children's Day:
1. Get the set of 10 Thumb Thumb Books at just Rs 500
2. Pre-order the hot-off-the-press Munna and the Maharaja at FLAT 15% off
3. Pick up When Bholu Came Back, Dum Dum Dho!, A Bhil Story and the Gajapati Kulapati series at FLAT 10% off
All discount codes on our Exclusive Offers page. 

Fundoodaa books

Chuk-chuk chuk-chuk... Chie Media’s Fundoodaa train of fun has the first lot of Tulika books on board and you can choo choo choose them in the language you prefer! Hop on for a first class journey with your favourites –The Rabbit in the Moon, The Snake and the Frogs, The Rooster and the Sun, Junior Kumbhakarna, Gajapati Kulapati Kalabalooosh!, Vyasa's Mahabharata, The Kite Tree, Norbu’s New Shoes and Wings to Fly. Available on the Chie Media app on Android and iOS for gen-next kids.

Crossword Book Awards 2016

Here’s a big happy mooooo! The first in our Illustrated Classics series – Our Incredible Cow by Mahasweta Devi with pictures by Ruchi Shah – has been nominated for the Crossword Book Awards – Jury Award! The book has been receiving high praise since it was published last year: "I don't think I've ever read anything quite like this book from India... (It) made me smile while also shaking my head in amazement at the creativity of the story and those images. Oh, my!" says Barbara on Goodreads. Get a graze of it on our website and pick up your own copy.

Bookaroo Kolkata

The Indian Museum in Kolkata was roused to bustle with the first Bookaroo bash in the city. Author Swati Sengupta's Talking Bird talked, illustrator Shreya Sen's Kumbhakarna snored, and translator Indrani Barua's Sultan roared (in Bangla!). These pictures are proof of the ha-ha hulla-'bhalo'!

Paploo un-perplexes

Perpetually perplexed Paploo, aka hamesha hairaan Hiroo, gave children at the Deepalaya Community Library in Delhi a lesson in what he’s good at – perplexity... and other expressions! Fully inspired by the upside-down, inside-out book by Devashish Makhija, with quirky pictures by Tiya James, the end of the session saw the children, much like Paploo, ask a zillion questions and find answers themselves! “And that's how children should be,” says the author – “full of questions and free to come to their own conclusions!”

Across borders

Joining our travel-happy books that set out to meet and be read by children over the world, we have some more – ready to hop across to Pakistan this time. To the long list it has already taken from us, Karachi’s Oxford University Press added Monday to Sunday, Catch That Cat!, Where Did It Go?, Salim the Knife-Sharpener, Who Will Rule?, Fakruddin's Fridge and Dancing Bees

Bholu bolo!

'Graaa-ooo-ooo-oon' chimed the little ones at ABC Playschool at the launch of When Bholu Came Back. Author Kavitha Punniyamurthi read the story in English soon after which her husband read it in Tamil – and the children were delighted to hear the story in both languages! Inspired by Niloufer Wadia's illustrations, they designed their own setting for the ship of the desert which was as colourful as Niloufer's. Looks like they have 'graaoon' to love Bholu!

Here are some more reasons why our latest picture book is well-loved:
"Every month, unfailingly we receive a pack of new books that are published by Tulika... I loved what I found... A book that I would love to share with young children and older readers for the dimensions it immediately presented to me..." Sujata Noronha on the Bookworm Goa blog.

"Replete with illustrations draped in vibrant hues and colours that present an authentic Rajasthani setting, this book is a visual treat in itself!... Who knows maybe we rode on him at the Desert Safari near Jaisalmer a couple of days ago!" says this blogger who recently visited Rajasthan with her little one.

"Inviting and entertaining"

Everybody's favourite elephant Gajapati Kulapati is making more noises! But this time on "The text in the book is straightforward and engaging. The illustrations by Ashok are inviting and entertaining. Gajapati looks quite adorable and the sounds that accompany the story – of Gajapati gulping the food, or the cow asking why he is looking sad, or all the tickling sounds at the end – appear in a large handwritten font. One can just imagine this book being read to a roomful or classroom full of toddlers and everyone making the sounds together." Read on...

Want to learn to draw your ele-friend? Author-illustrator Ashok Rajagopalan shows you how.


We enjoy seeing photos and videos of Tulika readers – no matter who they are or how old they are! If you have photos of your little ones (even pets, as in the picture above!) enjoying our books, please send them to us or tag us in them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. We would love to see and share!

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