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Suggested By: Puffin Books

Bookaholicanonymous is extremely delighted to present this children’s book listing by Puffin. They give us a list of 5 books by Indian authors…Gift them to your kids…because they are the best gifts you can ever give…


About Puffin Books: Puffin Books is a longstanding children's imprint of the British publishers Penguin Books. Since the 1960s, it has been among the largest publishers of children's books in the UK and much of the English-speaking world. The imprint now belongs to Penguin Random House. 

1.      A Brush with Indian Art by Mamta Nainy

The ABCs of Indian art . . .

Embark on a vivid journey through history as you learn about the origins and evolution of art in the country. Prepare to be amazed by the first paintings made by early humans; marvel at the splendour of Mughal miniature art; reflect upon the serenity of Buddhist cave paintings at Ajanta; delight in the religious depictions of Tanjore; and study the hybrid Company style and the best of contemporary artists. Watch it all come alive in the intricate black-and-white sketches and stunning photographs of the most celebrated paintings across time.

A rich primer on the different schools of art and the most significant movements in Indian art history, A Brush with Indian Art might even nudge you into propping up your own blank canvas.

Imprint: Puffin; MRP: 299/-


2.      Dealing with feelings by Sonia Mehta


Foggy Forest is a tiny forest inhabited by many fun little animals. These quirky creatures are always there for one another—helping each other overcome fear, anxiety, shyness and anger, as well as deal with all the different feelings one goes through every day.

In these six charming books, find out how Uff the snail gets rid of his sulks, Woops the worm learns to stop worrying, Scaley the dragon figures out how not be scared, Prickles the porcupine forgets to feel shy, Crumble the cat gets herself into a fix and Grumps the goat decides to stop being angry.

Imprint: Puffin; MRP: 150



3.      The globe trotters by Arefa Tehsin


Hudhud is horrible to everyone. He polishes off his classmates’ lunches and pranks his teachers. Until . . . his strange new teacher curses him. Now, he must travel the world with the greatest migratory animals till he has found the answer to all wrongs. And so Hudhud’s journey begins: as a blue whale separated from his mother; as a caterpillar trying to escape a hunting spider; and as an arctic tern scared to fly, but fly across the world he must. Join Hudhud in this enthralling trip, through the Arctic Ocean and the Sahara desert, and among flowers and tall grass.

Imprint: Puffin; MRP: 199




4.      I Need to Pee by Neha Singh 




Where do you go when you just have to go?                                             

Rahi simply loves slurping refreshing drinks, and so she always needs to pee. But boy, does she hate public loos! On her way to her aunt’s in Meghalaya, she has to pee on a train as well as stop at a hotel and even the really scary public toilet at the bus depot! And when those around her refuse to help her with her troubles, her only saviour is her Book of Important Quotes. Travel with Rahi and read all about her yucky, icky, sticky adventures in this quirky and vibrant book about the ever-relevant worry of finding safe and clean public restrooms.


Imprint: Puffin; MRP: 199

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