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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.      The Ammuchi Puchi by Sharanya Manivannan


When Anjali and I were really little, we were sort of afraid of our grandmother, Ammuchi . . .’

Aditya and Anjali love listening to their grandmother’s stories, particularly the scary one about the ghost in the tree. But the night their grandmother passes away, all her stories seem to lose their meaning. Then something happens that is more mysterious and magical than any story. Could their grandmother still be with them after all? Stunningly illustrated and told in gorgeous poetic prose, this is a poignant and moving story about bereavement and healing.

Imprint: Puffin; MRP: 199



2.      The Birth of Kalki by Abhinav Menon


KALKI! The Tenth Avatar of Vishnu. The Destroyer of Evil. The Saviour of the Good.


What if Kalki is a legend based on lies and all that you know, heard and read about Kalki is a falsehood? And what if this hoax is the creation of Krishna, the Ninth avatar of Vishnu, himself? In the year 2025—the Age of Kali—a 20-year-old Anirudh starts dreaming of Krishna. These recurrent dreams, however, are strange… they are more like episodes from Krishna’s life. Through these episodes, as Krishna’s true schemes are revealed, Anirudh slowly comes to terms with his real identity.  Meanwhile an ancient and powerful enemy, burning with the fire of revenge, starts assembling a clan of mighty sorcerers. It is time: Kill the last avatar of Vishnu and let evil reign on Earth.  Will Anirudh realize his true potential in time? Or will the enemy destroy him before the avatar finally manifests? This is the first part of The Kalki Chronicles that tells the tale of the greatest legend of the Kali Yug.


Imprint: Penguin; MRP: 299

3.      The Children of Destruction by Kuber Kaushik

For Alice, life as a teenager was hard enough without turning into a supernatural herald of destruction. And you would think that after causing mini-hurricanes with a sneeze, being visited from talking foxes, and ending up on a journey with death around every corner (sometimes literally), things couldn’t get much worse.

It can.

Between a blind telekinetic mass-murderer, a girl bonded to a shadow demon, and a genetically engineered pseudo-messiah, a whole generation of weird is ready to come-of-age. And when they do – the world will change. If it survives that long.

Imprint: Puffin; MRP: 250


4.      The Cloudfarers by Stephen Alter


Paramount Academy is nothing short of a prison. As Kip comes to terms with this awful military-style school, he makes new friends who have a terrible secret: they are the Cloudfarers—a lost tribe of beings from another planet, exiled on earth. And they need Kip’s help to return home.

Imprint: Puffin; MRP: 199


5.      Till the Clouds Roll by…by  Ruskin Bond


A couple of years after his father's death, ten-year-old Ruskin travels to Dehradun to spend his holidays with his new family. As he reacquaints himself with his mother, now remarried and with a busy social life, his stepfather and new siblings, a pensive Ruskin longs for his father's company, his stamp collection and the old gramophone. Trying to escape this unfamiliar place, he immerses himself in books and explores the forest glades, canals and bazaars of the little town, forming some unlikely friendships on the way. 

Imprint: Puffin; MRP: 250


10.  The Best Baker by Raja Sen and illustrated by Vishal K Bharadwaj


Winner of the Best Children’s Illustrated Book Award at Comic Con 2018

He’ll make you a cake you can’t refuse . . .

Everyone adores Don Cannoli. His pastry is the stuff of legend, and people wait in line for hours for a bite of his cakes. One day, something dramatic—and bright orange—happens, and this means big trouble. Now it’s up to the Don’s children to save the day. With the big Cake-Off competition round the corner, can the kids rally around in time to uphold the family name? And who can possibly fit into the Don’s oversized apron? Written entirely in limericks, The Best Baker in the World is a wild and whimsical tale that takes on one of the greatest films ever made—The Godfather.


Imprint: Puffin; MRP: 450

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