PRATHAM BOOKS

catalogue 2009-10

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Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Urdu

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Each title has been translated into several Indian languages, enabling us to offer books to children across the country. It is our belief that we need to offer healthy, wholesome fare at really affordable prices, and hence most of our books are priced at Rs. 25 or lower. Reputed institutions like Educomp, Bharathi Foundation and iDiscoveri have tasted our fare and recommended it as supplementary reading to several schools. Our stories have been featured in NCERT textbooks too. We are happy to have spread the joy of reading to 7 million children. But we cannot rest until we have fulfilled our mission of putting, “A book in every child’s hand”. Come, help enrich young minds: view our menu card, and order now.
Bon appetit!

Rijuta Ghate, Author and Illustrator Listen to this cheeky kitten!
Size: 7”x 8.5” MRP: Rs.15

Languages: Hindi, Marathi

Parismita, Author and Illustrator Run along with the fat king after this thin dog.
Pages: 12 Size: 7”x 8.5” MRP: Rs.15

Fat King thin Dog

Languages: English, Hindi, Kannada, Gujarati, Urdu, Telugu, Punjabi Curriculum Book

Sanjiv Jaiswal ‘Sanjay’, Author Ajit Narayan, Illustrator Pehelwaan ji was a bit of a bully. But Gappu soon took care of that...Read this amusing story about their bout of wrestling!
Pages: 20 Size: 7”x 8.5” MRP: Rs.20/15

Pehelwaan Ji

Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Punjabi, Telugu, Urdu, Gujarati Curriculum Book

Meera Tendolkar, Author Rijuta Ghate, Illustrator This child can’t find his bat. Read this book and help him find it as he looks for it everywhere.
Pages: 20 Size: 5.5”x 7.7” MRP: Rs.15

where is my Bat?

Languages: English, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Urdu, Gujarati, Bengali, Punjabi Curriculum Book

Colours oF nature

Bulbul Sharma, Author and Illustrator From the brush of an eminent artist, a colourful offering for the early readers.
Pages: 20 Size: 7”x 8.5” MRP: Rs.20/15

Languages: English, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Gujarati, Urdu, Punjabi Curriculum Book

Rukmini Banerji, Author Henu, Illustrator Rumniya and Nani are a cheerful pair because they know most things turn out right in the end. Read this sweet story about resourceful Rumniya!
Pages: 16 Size: 7”x 8.5” MRP: Rs.15

rumniya

Languages: English, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Gujarati, Urdu, Telugu, Punjabi, Bengali Curriculum Book
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the Flyaway CraDle

Sridala Swami, Author Sanjay Sarkar, Illustrator What do you do with a cradle that flies? Join this bunch of clever children and find out!
Pages: 16 Size: 10.7”x 8.5” MRP: Rs.25

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the greeDy mouse

what is it?

Herminder Ohri, Author and Illustrator The mouse learns that it doesn’t always pay to be greedy!
Pages: 16 Size: 7”x 8.5” MRP: Rs.15

Tanya Luther Agarwal, Author Partho Sengupta, Illustrator Can you tell me what it is, when you can hear it, but cannot see it...?
Pages: 16 Size: 7”x 8.5” MRP: Rs.15

PRE-SCHOOL

annual hairCut Day

Noni, Author Angie and Upesh, Illustrators Sringeri Srinivas had very long hair. Find out who helped him on Annual Haircut Day in this funny tale.
Pages: 24 Size: 7”x 8.5” MRP: Rs.20/15

timmy anD PePe

Madhav Chavan, Author Santosh Pujari, Illustrator A child interprets the actions of the animal she is playing with, using her own experience.
Pages: 16 Size: 5.5”x 7.7” MRP: Rs.15

Languages: English, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Gujarati, Urdu, Telugu, Tamil Curriculum Book

Languages: English, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Urdu, Gujarati, Bengali, Punjabi Curriculum Book

the moon anD the CaP

Noni, Author Angie and Upesh, Illustrators Do you like to wear a cap on a sunny day? Find out who else likes to wear a cap in this charming little book.
Pages: 16 Size: 7”x 8.5” MRP: Rs.15

listen to my BoDy

Noni, Author Angie and Upesh, Illustrator We have a wonderful body. Have fun ‘listening’ to what it tells you!
Pages: 24 Size: 7”x 8.5” MRP: Rs.20/15

Languages: English, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Gujarati, Urdu, Telugu Curriculum Book

Languages: English, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Gujarati, Urdu, Telugu, Tamil Curriculum Book

aloo maloo Kaloo

Vinita Krishna, Author Suvidha Mistry, Illustrator One day Maloo had to get some potatoes from his kitchen garden. Who do you think helped him? Kaloo, of course!
Pages: 12 Size: 7”x 8.5” MRP: Rs.15

Flying high

Vidya Tiware, Author Rijuta Ghate, Illustrator Chandu flies in the story! Do you want to know how?
Pages: 20 Size: 5.5”x 7.7” MRP: Rs.15

Languages: English, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Gujarati, Urdu, Telugu, Punjabi Curriculum Book

Languages: English, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Urdu, Gujarati, Bengali, Punjabi Curriculum Book

smart sona

Vinita Krishna, Author Suvidha Mistry, Illustrator Sona likes to help her father when he works. He is happy to have such a clever helper!
Pages: 12 Size: 7”x 8.5” MRP: Rs.15

KhilKhil tota
Manorama Jafa, Author Vicky Arya, Illustrator Meet a clever colourful parrot in this beautifully illustrated book.
Pages: 16 Size: 8.5”x 10.7” MRP: Rs.20

Languages: English, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Gujarati, Urdu, Telugu, Punjabi Curriculum Book

Languages: Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Urdu, Gujarati, Kannada

my home

little By little

Rukmini Banerji, Author Rajiv Verma ‘Banjara’, Illustrator I like my home. Will you come and visit me?
Pages: 20 Size: 7”x 8.5” MRP: Rs.20/15

Anupa Lal, Author Ajit Narayan, Illustrator What do two brave little rabbits do when the wolf asks for shelter? Find out in this fun book.
Pages: 20 Size: 10.7”x 8.5” MRP: Rs.25/15

Languages: English, Hindi, Kannada, Gujarati, Urdu, Telugu, Punjabi, Marathi Curriculum Book

Languages: English, Hindi, Kannada, Gujarati, Urdu, Punjabi Curriculum Book

see you tomorrow

Tanya Luther Agarwal, Author Partho Sengupta, Illustrator It is fun to say, “See you tomorrow!” Specially when you have many friends.
Pages: 20 Size: 7”x 8.5” MRP: Rs.20/15

saBoo anD JoJo

Herminder Ohri, Author and Illustrator Read this fun story about Saboo’s day with Jojo, the giraffe.
Pages: 12 Size: 7”x 8.5” MRP: Rs.15

Languages: English, Hindi, Kannada, Gujarati, Urdu, Telugu, Punjabi, Marathi Curriculum Book
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Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Bengali, Punjabi, Telugu, Urdu, Gujarati Curriculum Book
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PRE-SCHOOL

Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Punjabi, Telugu, Urdu, Gujarati Curriculum Book

Languages: English, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Gujarati, Urdu, Telugu, Punjabi

3-6 YEARS

3-6 YEARS

the Jungle sChool

Meera Tendolkar, Author Ketan Raut, Illustrator The animals in the jungle rush to the new school with great enthusiasm. Wouldn’t you like to know what happens after that?
Pages: 24 Size: 6”x 6” MRP: Rs.15

my BalwaDi

Rukmini Banerji, Author Sheetal Thapa, Illustrator This child really likes her school! Do you?
Pages: 24 Size: 6”x 6” MRP: Rs.15

PRE-SCHOOL

Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Urdu, Gujarati, Kannada, Bengali, Punjabi Curriculum Book

Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Punjabi, Urdu, Kannada Curriculum Book

the monsoon ConCert

Brinda Dutta, Author Sanjay Sarkar, Illustrator Monsoon magic also means monsoon music. Enjoy this lush orchestra!
Pages: 12 Size: 10.7”x 8.5” MRP: Rs.20

ClouD iCe-Cream

Amar Goswami, Author Partho Sengupta, Illustrator Wouldn’t you like to get a gift as soft and lovely as a Cloud Ice-Cream?
Pages: 12 Size: 7”x 8.5” MRP: Rs.15

Languages: English, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Gujarati, Urdu, Telugu, Punjabi Curriculum Book

Languages: English, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Gujarati, Urdu, Telugu, Punjabi Curriculum Book

the moon anD the raBBit

Pankaj Chaturvedi, Author Ajit Narayan, Illustrator The rabbit used to live with his friend, the Moon. One day he tumbled down to the earth and his life changed forever. Read this adventurous tale and find out more.......
Pages: 12 Size: 8.5”x 7” MRP: Rs.15

Joy

Pankaj Chaturvedi, Author Ajit Narayan, Illustrator You can find joy in simple things. Read this story and you will know how....
Pages: 16 Size: 8.5”x 7” MRP: Rs.15

Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Punjabi, Telugu, Urdu, Gujarati Curriculum Book

Languages: English, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Punjabi, Telugu, Urdu, Gujarati Curriculum Book

the royal toothaChe

Sanjiv Jaiswal ‘Sanjay’, Author Ajit Narayan, Illustrator Even the king of the jungle must keep his teeth clean. Read this sweet story about who taught him this important lesson.
Pages: 16 Size: 7”x 8.5” MRP: Rs.15

DriP-DroP-DriP

Amar Goswami, Author Partho Sengupta, Illustrator What is this strange sound in the jungle? Drip-Drop-Drip! Read on and find out.
Pages: 16 Size: 7”x 8.5” MRP: Rs.15

Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Punjabi, Telugu, Urdu, Gujarati Curriculum Book

Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Punjabi, Telugu, Urdu, Gujarati Curriculum Book

Vayu, the winD
Madhuri Pai, Author Rijuta Ghate, Illustrator Read this interesting book on the antics of the wind.
Pages: 24 Size: 5.5”x 7.7” MRP: Rs.20/15

the lion’s howDah

Amar Goswami, Author Partho Sengupta, Illustrator What happens when the king of the jungle decides to copy the king of the people? Read this amusing story and find out.
Pages: 12 Size: 7”x 8.5” MRP: Rs.15

Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Bengali, Punjabi, Urdu, Gujarati Curriculum Book

Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Punjabi, Telugu, Urdu, Gujarati Curriculum Book

goloo the CirCle

the PiCniC

Jagdish Joshi, Author and Illustrator A wonderful introduction to the most complete shape - The Circle.
Pages: 20 Size: 8.5” x 7” MRP: Rs.15

Amar Goswami, Author Partho Sengupta, Illustrator All the animals go on a picnic and eat some great food too!
Pages: 12 Size:7”x 8.5” MRP: Rs.15

Languages: English, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Punjabi, Telugu, Urdu, Gujarati Curriculum Book

Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Punjabi, Telugu, Urdu, Gujarati Curriculum Book

ma! hurry uP!!

the roti roll

Rukmini Banerji, Author Sheetal Thapa, Illustrator Read this book to know why the boy wants his mother to hurry up!!!
Pages: 28 Size: 6”x 6” MRP: Rs.20/15

Amar Goswami, Author Partho Sengupta, Illustrator Follow the journey of this roti as it finds its rightful owner.
Pages: 12 Size: 7”x 8.5” MRP: Rs.15

Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Urdu, Gujarati, Kannada, Bengali, Punjabi Curriculum Book
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Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi, Telugu, Urdu, Gujarati Curriculum Book
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3-6 YEARS

3-6 YEARS

a miaow anD a roar

Tanya Luther Agarwal, Author Partho Sengupta, Illustrator Vedika and Karan share a real adventure as they sit in grandfather’s chair. Meet their friends, the lion and the cat in this fun story.
Pages: 20 Size: 7”x 8.5” MRP: Rs.15

Seasons
Every season brings its own sights and smells. Puppy also discovers new tastes!

PRE-SCHOOL

Play time

Sanjiv Jaiswal ‘Sanjay’, Author Ajit Narayan, Illustrator Golu and Chhotu sure make a funny pair. Read about their antics in this funny story.
Pages: 16 Size: 7”x 8.5” MRP: Rs.15

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suMMer

Languages: English, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Gujarati, Urdu, Telugu, Punjabi Curriculum Book

rain rain

Sanjiv Jaiswal ‘Sanjay’, Author Ajit Narayan, Illustrator Roll along with the cloud as it brings rain and joy!
Pages: 16 Size: 7”x 8.5” MRP: Rs.15

Monsoon
Pages: 12 Size: 5.5”x 7.7”

Winter

Languages: English, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Gujarati, Urdu, Telugu, Punjabi Curriculum Book

Leela Kirloskar & Arvind Passi, Authors Amit Adhikari, Illustrator
MRP: Rs.15 each

smile Please

Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Punjabi, Telugu, Urdu, Gujarati Curriculum Books

Sanjiv Jaiswal ‘Sanjay’, Author Ajit Narayan, Illustrator Follow the young deer as he races along with friends.
Pages: 16 Size: 7”x 8.5” MRP: Rs.15

The Bilingual Series
These bilingual books tell simple stories in two languages. Children can use one language to learn the other even as they go through these happy stories.

Languages: English, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Gujarati, Urdu, Telugu, Punjabi Curriculum Book

Going To... Series
Children always like to share their experiences with others. In this series they are going to different places and having so much fun!

Found it at Last ! • My CoLourFuL Kite

GoinG to MarKet • GoinG to buy a booK

taLL taLLer taLLest • toMMy and the FLy
GoinG hoMe
Pages: 24 / 28

• GoinG to a WeddinG
MRP: Rs.15/20 each

Kanchan Bannerjee, Author Avik Kumar Maitra, Illustrator
Pages: 16 Size: 10.7”x 8.5” MRP: Rs.20 each

Rukmini Banerji, Author Santosh Pujari, Ketan Raut, Rijuta Ghate, Illustrators
Size: 5.5”x 7.7”

Languages: English and Hindi, English and Kannada, English and Marathi Curriculum Books

Languages: GOING TO MARKET, GOING TO BUY A BOOK, GOING HOME: English, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Punjabi, Urdu, Kannada GOING TO A WEDDING: English, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Punjabi, Urdu Curriculum Books
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Languages: English, Hindi, Kannada, Gujarati, Urdu, Telugu, Punjabi Curriculum Book

3-6 YEARS

3-6 YEARS

Look and Learn
Watch young children learn about their body and their surroundings as they look at these simple stories.

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Cheenu’s giFt
Sridala Swami, Author Sanjay Sarkar, Illustrator Cheenu has a lot of fun helping his father. Sometimes, there is a special treat for him too!
Pages: 16 Size:10.7”x 8.5” MRP: Rs.25

PRE-SCHOOL

Pankaj Chaturvedi, Author Ajit Narayan, Illustrator
Pages: 16

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LooK at Me

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Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Urdu

Phani’s Funny ChaPPals

Size: 8.5”x 7”

MRP: Rs.15 each

Languages: English, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Gujarati, Urdu, Punjabi, Telugu Curriculum Books

Sridala Swami, Author Sanjay Sarkar, Illustrator Read this funny story about Phani’s funny chappals!
Pages: 16 Size: 8.5”x 10.7” MRP: Rs.25

Often an inquisitive child asks his parents about the colours and shapes that he sees around himself. The Tell Me...Now! Series describes how interesting the questions and answers can be!

Pages: 20

Size: 7”x 8.5”

MRP: Rs.25

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Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Urdu

CoLours • Good For you • nauGhty or not

Bharati Jagannathan, Author Preeti Krishnamurthy, Illustrator Join Samira and Mouchak on their unusual shopping trip!
Pages: 16 Size: 8.5”x 7” MRP: Rs.20

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Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Urdu Curriculum Book

samira’s awFul lunCh

round and round • sWeet and sour • happy and sad
Madhav Chavan, Author Rijuta Ghate, Illustrator
Pages: 16 Size: 4.2”x 5.5” MRP: Rs.10 each

Bharati Jagannathan, Author Preeti Krishnamurthy, Illustrator Samira doesn’t like the lunch her mother has packed in her tiffin box. All her animal friends feel bad for her and offer her their lunch !
Pages: 16 Size: 8.5”x 7” MRP: Rs.20

Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Urdu

Languages: English, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Urdu, Gujarati, Bengali, Punjabi Curriculum Books

the wanDering ClouD

Around me!
Friends and Family mean the world to our young readers!

Shyamala S, Author Priya Bhoir, Illustrator A rain-cloud, Cluffy floats along in the sky as the wind takes him to many new places.
Pages: 16 Size: 5.5”x 8” MRP: Rs.15

Languages: English, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Gujarati, Telugu, Punjabi, Tamil, Bengali Curriculum Book

we are all animals My FaMiLy
Pages: 16 Size: 7”x 8.5”

My Friends

Madhav Chavan & Meera Tendolkar, Authors Santosh Pujari, Illustrator Read how animals and kids talk to each other...
Pages: 32 Size: 5.5”x 7.7” MRP: Rs.25/15

Arshi Naaz, Kuldeep Sandhu, Sushila, Rukmini Banerji, Authors Rajeev Verma ‘Banjara’, Illustrator
MRP: Rs.15 each

Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Punjabi, Telugu, Urdu, Gujarati Curriculum Books
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Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Urdu, Gujarati, Kannada, Bengali, Punjabi Curriculum Book

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samira goes shoPPing

7-10 YEARS

Tell Me...Now Series

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Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Urdu

yaKity yaK

Benita Sen, Author Baaraan Ijlal, Illustrator What do you call a Yak who talks too much? Yakity Yak of course! Read this charming tale about Yakity and his friends.

Bani

Herminder Ohri, Author Taposhi Ghoshal, Illustrator Bani can float in her sleep and reach the most amazing amusing places. Would you like to float along?
Pages: 24 Size: 7”x 8.5” MRP: Rs.20

Bapsi Sidhwa, Author Sanjay Sarkar, Illustrator Most mice are happy with one ordinary tail. Little Mouse is happy because she has seven!
Pages: 16 Size: 7”x 8.5” MRP: Rs.20

the mouse with seVen tails

Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Urdu, Gujarati, Kannada, Punjabi

Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Urdu, Gujarati, Kannada, Punjabi, Bengali, Tamil

ChulBul’s tail

ChusKit goes to sChool

Savitri, Author Sanjay Sarkar, Illustrator Chulbul, the squirrel is restless and decides she needs a new tail! She soon finds out that some changes are not for the better.
Pages: 24 Size: 8.5”x 7” MRP: Rs.25

Sujatha Padmanabhan, Author Madhuvanti Anantharajan, Illustrator Nine year old Chuskit longed to go to school, to make friends, learn math and play games. But she could not …. until Abdul decided to do something about it.
Pages: 28 Size: 9”x 6.7” MRP: Rs.25

Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Urdu, Gujarati, Kannada Curriculum Book

Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Urdu, Gujarati, Kannada, Tamil

7-10 YEARS

Geeta Pote, Author Rijuta Ghate, Illustrator The fun loving grasshopper learns an important lesson from the industrious ants.
Pages: 32 Size: 5.5”x 7.7” MRP: Rs.25

Surekha Panandiker, Author Rajeev Verma ‘Banjara’, Illustrator A gutsy washerwoman takes on the demons of dirt with admirable derring-do. Join her scrubbing party.
Pages: 20 Size: 8.5”x 7” MRP: Rs.20

Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada Curriculum Book

Languages: Hindi, Gujarati, Marathi

E A R LY R E A D E R S

lion on the loose

Paro Anand, Author Avishek Sen, Illustrator A zoo lion takes a rainy day holiday and feasts on pakoras.
Pages: 24 Size: 8.5”x 7” MRP: Rs.25

Shyamala S, Author Manish Chavan and Medha Kondlekar, Illustrators Daboo cannot sleep at night as his newborn sister’s crying disturbs him. Does he find a suitable place?
Pages: 32 Size: 5”x 8” MRP: Rs.25

Languages: English, Hindi, Gujarati, Kannada, Telugu, Urdu, Marathi, Tamil Curriculum Book

Languages: English, Hindi, Bengali, Marathi, Telugu, Punjabi, Gujarati, Kannada, Tamil, Bengali Curriculum Book

mimi anD the BuFFalo

Rukmini Banerji, Author Santosh Pujari & Ketan Raut, Illustrators A big, fat buffalo is parked in the middle of a busy street. A funny urban tale with a pleasing twist in its tail!
Pages: 32 Size: 5.5”x 7.7” MRP: Rs.25

it’s all aBout leaVes

Shyamala S, Author Manish Chavan, Illustrator We use leaves in many ways. Go through this book to find out what insects and animals do with leaves...
Pages: 20 Size: 6.5”x 6.5” MRP: Rs.20

Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada Curriculum Book

Languages: English, Hindi, Bengali, Marathi, Telugu, Punjabi, Gujarati, Kannada, Tamil Curriculum Book

mini the hiPPo learns to JumP

Herminder Ohri, Author and Illustrator In this fantasy tale, hippo jumps on the moon with gravity defying derring-do!
Pages: 20 Size: 7”x 8.5” MRP: Rs.20

the tree

Usha Rane, Author Ketan Raut, Illustrator Read the story of the life of a tree.
Pages: 28 Size: 7.7”x 5.5” MRP: Rs.20/15

Languages: English, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Gujarati, Telugu, Punjabi, Tamil, Bengali Curriculum Book

Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Urdu, Gujarati, Kannada, Bengali, Punjabi Curriculum Book

one green DroP

Benita Sen, Author Baaraan Ijlal, Illustrator Witty and quick adventures of a grasshopper, a giraffe and a tiger on the loose with a can of green paint!
Pages: 20 Size: 7”x 8.5” MRP: Rs.20

Utkarsha Manish, Author Manish Chavan, Illustrator Long, long ago all birds had beaks of the same size and shape. This flap book will tell you how birds got different beaks.
Pages: 32 Size: 6.5”x 7” MRP: Rs.25

BeaKs oF BirDs

Languages: English, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Telugu, Urdu, Gujarati, Punjabi Curriculum Book
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Languages: English, Hindi, Bengali, Marathi, Telugu, Punjabi, Gujarati, Kannada, Tamil Curriculum Book
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home sweet home

7-10 YEARS

grasshoPPer

DhoBan ne Dhoye raKshas

Grandpa Gyan!
When school closes for the summer, Raju leaves the city and heads straight for his favourite place in the world his Ajja’s farm in the village. There he enjoys a wealth of new experiences; all in Ajja’s wise company.

Riddles and Rhymes
Just the set of books to tickle and challenge young minds. Riddles to solve and rhymes to recite with joy.

JhiLMiL • Chhoti Chhoti • doosri paheLiyaan Baatein moo moo Brown • row row row • ruby reD, your Boat rosy reD Cow, haVe you any milK?

7-10 YEARS

eK suDama • pehLi paheLiyaan • taK dhinadhin eK Banmali the Koel’s song • the rainBow Fish
Jayashree Deshpande, Author Srikrishna Kedilaya, Monappa, Illustrators
Pages: 28 Size: 5.5”x 7.7” MRP: Rs.20 each

Damodar Agarwal, Prayag Shukla, Ramesh Chandra Shah, Surya Kumar Pandey, Bhavana Pankaj, Shreeprasad, Sunita Jain; Authors Shweta Mohapatra, Rajeev Verma ‘Banjara’, Papeeha, Baaraan Ijlal; Illustrators
Pages: 20/ 28/ 32 Size: 5.5”x 7.7” MRP: Rs.15/20 each

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Animal Stories
Meet a set of very adventurous and helpful animals in these clever tales from the jungle.

Wild And Wacky Tales
Put the Panchatantra aside, and pick up these books by a new generation writer from Uttara Kannada in Karnataka.This wonderful five part series will free the child’s imagination by helping her think laterally.

spinCy spider • Kato CleVer anD • our WonderFuL the Big trouBle worlD

• the generous granDPa Fish • the Day the VegetaBles Crow anD the raDio Came to sChool

sniFFles the • the boat ride CroCoDile anD PunCh the ButterFly
Herminder Ohri, Author and Illustrator
Pages: 16 /20 Size: 7”x 8.5” MRP: Rs.20 each

the hare anD the tortoise (again)

• the sParrow anD the Fruit

Venkatramana Gowda, Author Srikrishna Kedilaya, Padmanabh, Monappa, Illustrators
Pages: 28 Size: 5.5”x 7.7” MRP: Rs.20 each

Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Urdu, Gujarati, Kannada Curriculum Books

Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Urdu, Kannada, Tamil Curriculum Books

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Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Urdu, Kannada, Tamil Curriculum Books

Language: Hindi Curriculum Books

7-10 YEARS

Orient Longman - Pratham Books Series
Charming text set amidst striking illustrations make these global tales about friendship and family a wonderful gift for children.

The Eureka Series
This set of four books attempts to demystify important scientific concepts through the medium of storytelling. Each book explores different physical phenomena such as the rotation of the earth, the scattering of light, gravity and thunder, in a fun and engaging way.

santa’s Christmas

syMbiosis

where Does the sun • where Does thunDer Come From? go at night?

7-10 YEARS

E A R LY R E A D E R S

• the Four FrienDs

the whisPering Palms

•Why don’t thinGs Fall uP?
Roopa Pai, Author Greystroke, Illustrator
Pages: 32/ 36 Size: 9.5”x 6.7”

• why is the sKy so Blue?

Lavina Tien, Urmila Ellappan, Book Box, Deepa Gangwani and Tina Suchanek; Authors Emanuele Scanziani, Jyothi Fucile; Illustrators
Pages: 28 Size: 8.5”x 5.5” MRP: Rs.40/20 each

MRP: Rs.25 each

Languages: English, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Gujarati, Telugu, Tamil

Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada Curriculum Books

Indian States
Stylish water-colour and crayon art, along with simple narration, make these pictorial books ideal for children to learn about the two states.

Warli Folktales
Beautifully illustrated in the traditional Warli style of painting, these books talk about the virtue of sharing, caring and respecting nature.

raJasthan • GuJarat
Abhisheikh, Author and Illustrator
Pages: 16 Size: 8”x 8” MRP: Rs.15 each Languages: English, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Gujarati, Urdu, Telugu, Tamil

it’s Fair to share • the First FarMers
Benita Sen, Author Rajiv Verma ‘Banjara’, Illustrator
Pages: 16 /20 Size: 8.5”x 10.7” MRP: Rs.20 each

Languages: English, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Gujarati, Urdu, Telugu Curriculum Books

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granDFather goes on striKe hanDmaDe in inDia
K.S. Nagarajan, Author Neeta Gangopadhya, Illustrator Most Grandfathers are content to lie back in an armchair and lazily read the day’s newspaper. Not our tree loving senior citizen!
Pages: 32 Size: 8.5”x 7” MRP: Rs.30

Olivia Fraser, Author and Illustrator Olivia Fraser has travelled around India painting for the last ten years. This book has arisen from her observations of the vast colourful array of people she has come across during her travels.
Pages: 32 Size: 8”x 8” MRP: Rs.25

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Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Urdu

Languages: English, Hindi, Bengali, Marathi, Gujarati, Kannada Curriculum Book

CauVery

Oriole Henry, Author Clare Arni, Photographs Take a journey down the river Cauvery, from high up in the mountains where it is born, down past islands covered with birds.
Pages: 44 Size: 9.2”x 9.2” MRP: Rs.60

KolhaPur to BeiJing – Freestyle!
Mala Kumar, Author Ashish Nangia, Illustrator Read this story about a boy from Kolhapur who became the fastest 15-year old swimmer in the world!
Pages: 28 Size: 8.5”x 10.7” MRP: Rs.25

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Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada Printed on recycled paper

Languages: English, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Gujarati, Urdu, Telugu, Tamil Deepa Agarwal, Author Avishek Sen, Illustrator Shanti moves to the city when it does not rain in the village for a long time. She does her best to please her Uncle and Aunt but is rarely successful. It is an unusual friend who helps her when she is in trouble.
Pages: 28 Size: 7”x 8.5” MRP: Rs.25

asian sPlenDour: FolK tales

Hema Pande, Author Dipto Narayan Chatterjee, Illustrator From the high, grassy plains of Tibet to the blue depths of the Filipino seas, these folktales from Asia are a rich feast for our advanced readers with multiple stories in one book.
Pages: 76 Size: 9.2”x 9.2” MRP: Rs.90

shanti’s FrienD

ADVANCED READERS

Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi

Languages: English, Hindi, Gujarati, Telugu, Urdu

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raJa nang DhaDanga hai
Kamala Bakaya, Author Audrey Kumar, Illustrator The Emperor’s new clothes in a new avatar and told in verse!
Pages: 20 Size: 10.7”x 8.5” MRP: Rs.25

why Does goPal get angry?

J.M. Radhakrishna, Author Henu, Illustrator Learn important lessons from Gopal’s journey to deal with the universal emotion of anger and make choices which help you in your life.
Pages: 28 Size: 10.7”x 8.5” MRP: Rs.25

Language: Hindi

Languages: English, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Gujarati, Urdu, Telugu

a man CalleD BaPu

with a PinCh oF salt

Pages: 40

Size: 9.2”x9.2”

MRP: Rs.25

Pages: 32

Size: 9.5”x 6.7”

MRP: Rs.25

Languages: English, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Gujarati, Urdu, Telugu, Bengali, Punjabi, Tamil

Languages: English, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Gujarati Curriculum Book

ForeVer FrienDs

turtle story

Pages: 36

Size: 8.5”x 7”

MRP: Rs.25

Pages: 28

Size: 8.5” x 10.7” MRP: Rs.25

Languages: English, Hindi, Punjabi, Marathi, Gujarati, Urdu, Telugu, Kannada

Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Oriya

ganga

City oF stories

Sanjeev Saith, Author and Photographs Full of stunning photographs, this picture book captures the Ganga from the time she takes birth in the Himalayas to the time she finally reaches the Bay of Bengal.
Pages: 24 Size: 8.5”x 10.7” MRP: Rs.25

Rukmini Banerji, Author Bindia Thapar, Illustrator Nobody in the city has time to tell a story, until Didi and a little girl start a tidal wave of stories, that washes over everybody.
Pages: 32 Size: 8.5”x 7” MRP: Rs.20

Languages: English, Hindi
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Languages: English, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Gujarati, Urdu, Telugu, Punjabi Curriculum Book

ADVANCED READERS

Feisal Alkazi, Author Neeta Gangopadhya, Illustrator Himu and Morinda stood next to each other in the forest and were the best of friends. But their idyllic life soon turns upside down when they find themselves turned into wooden toys!

Karthik Shanker, Author Maya Ramaswamy, Illustrator As charming as it is illuminating, this book takes the reader through the entire life cycle of an Olive Ridley turtle and also introduces him to several other species of the sea.

11-14 YEARS

Subhadra Sen Gupta, Author Neeta Gangopadhya, Illustrator An affectionate account of Bapu, the man and his life and why he will inspire generations to come.

Madhuri Pai, Madhav Chavan, Author Rijuta Ghate, Illustrator A salt trader would load sacks of salt on a donkey’s back and go to the market everyday. How did the donkey teach the trader a lesson?

Environment Series
Jeeva and Jatin live in Jhilmil village with their many animal friends. They learn some important lessons about living in harmony with nature. A great way to learn about the environment.

Once Upon An India Series
This delightful set of four books transports the reader back in time to four different periods of history. Each book features children as the chief protagonists who look at that age in history through their eyes.

Chasing • danGer the PlastiC in the PisaCh Forest
Pages: 20 Size: 9.5”x 6.7”

• in searCh • the Case oF the oF the rain woman healing herBs
MRP: Rs.25 each

a royal • MarChing • raza meets • sailing home ProCession to FreeDom the King
Subhadra Sen Gupta, Author Tapas Guha, Illustrator
Pages: 20 Size: 9.5” x 6.7” MRP: Rs.25 each

Sumathi Sudhakar, Author Arka Prabha Roy Chowdhury, Illustrator Languages: English, Hindi, Bengali, Marathi, Gujarati, Urdu, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada Curriculum Books

Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Gujarati Curriculum Books

Happy Math Series
Maths becomes a jolly read in these books. Abstract concepts get playfully simple explanations through lively illustrations.

Nature’s Capers
The author gives valuable and scientific information about spiders and dragonflies, camouflaged in a racy and humorous narrative.

numBers • shaPes • measurements • time anD anD Data money
Mala Kumar, Author Angie and Upesh, Illustrators
Pages: 32 / 24 Size: 9.5” x 6.7” MRP: Rs.25 each

Ranjit Lal, Author Sanjay Sarkar, Illustrator
Pages: 28

nature’s WebMasters • From suBmarines to sKy raiDers
Size: 8.5” x 10.7” MRP: Rs.25 each

11-14 YEARS

American Folktales
The Native Americans respected nature and used stories to instill the same respect in children of subsequent generations. Read these tales boldly illustrated by a mother-and-daughter duo.

Short Stories Series
Interesting stories for bookworms.

ADVANCED READERS

the Feather • the sun in •Chanda MaMa •shoBhini that Came oFF a Fury anD nani
CleVer • seDna, • how the • hoW the earth raBBit steals the goDDess rainForests was FilleD the Fire oF the sea Came aliVe with musiC
Geetika Jain and Aranya Jain, Authors and Illustrators
Pages: 32 Size: 10.7” x 8.5” MRP: Rs.25 each

Sanjiv Jaiswal ‘Sanjay’, Sarvendra Vikram, Authors Vibhas Pandey, Lalit Gopal Parashar, Papeeha, Illustrators
Pages: 20 Size: 9.2” x 7” MRP: Rs.20 each

Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi

Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Urdu, Gujarati, Kannada, Punjabi Curriculum Books

ADVANCED READERS

11-14 YEARS

Languages: English, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Gujarati, Urdu, Telugu, Tamil

Languages: English, Hindi, Gujarati, Marathi, Kannada

Magic Key Series
The Magic Key is a series of folktales retold by India’s third President, Dr. Zakir Hussain. “For all children,” he wrote, “the first books they read are the key to the magic of the world.”

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abbu Khan Ki baKri • GuL-e-abbas • saeeda Ki aMMa • MurGi Ka niraLa baChha • poori Jo Kadahi se niKaL bhaGi • usi se thanda, usi se GaraM
Dr. Zakir Hussain, Author Pooja Pottenkulam, Illustrator
Pages: 20 Size: 7” x 8.5” MRP: Rs.20 each

Recommended for children from 3-14 years. Ideal to start a classroom library.

MRP Rs. 400 only!

Attractive discounts for schools, institutions and trade. For more information or to place an order please email us at pbsales@prathambooks.org
*Storycards are simple 4 page stories ideal for beginners.

Languages: Hindi, Marathi, Urdu, Gujarati, Kannada

Folktales
Read these delightful folktales that bring out the native wisdom and cultural diversity of distant countries like Ethiopia, Taiwan, Norway, China, Myanmar and Argentina.

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Veena Seshadri, Greystroke, Vidya Mani, Authors Greystroke, PG Dinesh, Illustrators

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11-14 YEARS

Pages: 20

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Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada

Bacchon ki Zubaani
These stories came out of a workshop on creative writing. The stories are written and illustrated by children for children.

ADVANCED READERS

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haMaari prathaM Kahaniyaan • nanhi KaLaM se
Pratham Allahabad Children’s Writing Group, Authors and Illustrators
Pages: 32 Size: 7”x 8.5” MRP: Rs.20 each

Language: Hindi Curriculum Books

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