Publisher: Duckbill



Akriti is in the eleventh standard. She studies in Chennai International Public School. She loves sketching and listening to music. She isn’t all that bothered about her studies, always nodding off in class and barely managing to pass. She hates her younger brother Ranjith, a do gooder and teacher’s pet. […]

Unbroken – Nandhika Nambi


Childhood is a gift and should be cherished before the raging hormones of teenage make their appearance and the daily drudgery of adulthood sets in. School days, people say, are the best days of their lives. Zainab Sulaiman’s Simply Nanju reminds you of that. 10-year-old Nanjegowda, fondly known as Nanju, has […]

Simply Nanju – Zainab Sulaiman















Monster Garden - Jerry Pinto 2
Jerry Pinto’s Monster Garden is a difficult to classify book, being a mix of Nonsense verses and a D(raw)IY  Picture Book. Starting with a physical description of who Jerry Pinto is, in the same nonsensical verse, the book heads into a garden which monsters inhabit. Monsters, did I say? Well […]

Monster Garden – Jerry Pinto



When She Went Away - Andaleeb Wajid
Sixteen-year-old Maria Sulaiman has a nasty shock when she wakes up one morning and finds her mother gone. There’s a brief note on the fridge: ‘Leaving you and the kids. Khudahafiz.’ And thus begins a tumultuous year in her life, when everything she knew, everything she took for granted, is […]

When She Went Away – Andaleeb Wajid











Daddy Come Lately – Rupa Gulab
Imagine a family where there is a single mom and a daughter, living happily with the support of grandparents and friends. What-if the Dad makes an appearance out of nowhere? What-if the daughter doesn’t want this “Dad the Bad” to intrude into her life, but this Dad decides to become […]

Daddy Come Lately – Rupa Gulab























Petu Pumpkin Tiffin Thief - Arundhati Venkatesh
The Petu Pumpkin series by Arundhati Venkatesh has two books, in which figure Pushkin Ramadoss aka “Petu Pumpkin” and his friends Jatin, Kiran, Nitin and Sachin. 1. Petu Pumpkin Tooth Troubles The latest tale of Pushkin and his friends is centered around Pushkin’s tooth. Pushkin is a student of class […]

Petu Pumpkin – Arundhati Venkatesh