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It’s been 24 years since our debut!
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FORTHCOMING! Zakir and His Tabla: Dha Dhin Na

NEW for Early Readers! Aditi Adventures: The Antarctic Mission

In faraway Antarctica, there’s a gallivanting goblin who’s threatening to turn the globe upside down. But there’s an even bigger peril. In their scramble to stop Gobby, Aditi and her friends find that global warming is gobblin’ up the world! What will they do? Suniti Namjoshi adds another to her classic fantasy series – a page-turner that turns up the heat on saving the environment.

Ken Spillman in Chennai!

Australian writer Ken Spillman – author of favourites like Clumsy! and Advaita the Writer – is on his way to bring 2 Rs to Chennai kids. Reading and (w)Riting! 

Ages 10 to16 – Creative writing workshop
WHEN: Monday, 17 February, 5 to 6.30 pm
WHERE: Wandering Artist, RA Puram, Chennai

AGES 4 to 9 – Reading session
WHEN: Wednesday, 19 February, 4.30 pm
WHERE: Tulika Bookstore, Alwarpet, Chennai

For registration and details, contact 9840909228.

As the crow flies...

The Tulika Kaka-crow did a 5-stop book-hop last month…
Srinivasa Ramanujan: Friend of Numbers – Numbers swirled around the Tulika Bookstore, Chennai, as author Priya Narayanan told super-smart children about maths genius Ramanujan's fascination with patterns, and illustrator Satwik Gade drew them to the fun side of numbers – Ramanujan style. By the end of the launch, numbers had made more friends than we could count!

Blog posts from Satwik and Priya take you behind the scenes and between-the-lines.
A Saree for Ammi – Textiles and a charming story – both unfolded beautifully at the Book Café, New Delhi, as author Mamta Nainy wove a spell on the audience with her latest book about a weaving-dyeing family.  

Educator Joanne Saldanha ('Mythaunty') shares her experience on using the book.
What Makes Me ME – It was an emotional experience for author Poorva Agarwal to launch her very first book at the iconic Blossom Book House in Bengaluru. With her own little one on her lap, she read from the book  and then asked the other little ones there what made them THEM. They had lots to say!
The Tenth Son – Riddle me this, riddle me that! Young Ayan Malpani had third and fifth graders at Elsa England Elementary School in Austin, Texas, riveted with riddles, red herrings and clues as he took them through the travails of The Tenth Son – the mythological thriller he wrote with his dad.
Lila's Loose Tooth - On a sunny winter morning, at the ReadnBond Story Fiesta in New Delhi, author Mamta Nainy sat down to tell the story of Lila's Loose Tooth to some 40 wiggly-jiggly-toothed bookworms. This very popular book, which is also on this year’s Parag Honour List, got a (w)hole bunch of new fans!

Got that missing tooth feeling? Don’t worry! Another session with the author is coming up on Saturday, 22 February, 11 am at GD Goenka La Petite, New Delhi! Call 8586873333 for registration and details.

Topping the world and South Asia!

Worldreader shared its list of most-read books by children around the world – of which a whopping 15 were from Tulika, an exciting mix of English and English-Hindi bilinguals. Even more excitingly, Lila’s Loose Tooth (picture book category) and Ha… Ha… Hasya! (early readers category) were voted the Toka Box Top South Asian books, based on foolproof criteria: a good book + loved by children! The full list will be out soon. Watch this space!

Uncle Moosa gets the Padma Shri!

It is because of him that our first book (and the first ever children’s book) in Miju Mishmi came about! It’s on his invitation that we went to Arunachal for its first ever lit fest. It’s his passion to connect children with good books that has seen our books in big and small book fairs and villages in the northeast. And it’s because of him that Picture Gandhi is now available in six tribal languages of the region.

Meet our long-time friend and well-wisher Sathyanarayanan Mundayoor of Lohit Libraries – beloved Uncle Moosa to children, parents and even local authorities in Arunachal Pradesh – who was recently awarded a most well deserved Padma Shri! Our very warmest congratulations!

The other Gandhi

“I always loved recording my experiences in visual form,” says author-illustrator Tanaya Vyas. Her picture book brings to children an intriguing glimpse of the lesser known Gandhi – the spirited Kasturba, who could hold her own. Read the five-minute-interview to see what Tanaya has to say.


"...Mukund Aur Riyaz by Nina Sabnani – a beautiful story of two best friends who have to say goodbye after the Partition..." (@kitabein_bolti_hain)

"Soda and Bonda... is a beautiful tale about two friends who are very different, is a lesson in self identity and self awareness." (@tokabox)

"Eecha Poocha... has helped Nivi to add lot more Malayalam words to her vocabulary." (@vineethap)
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