Book Performed

2019 – 2020

Malachey Chandichey Painjan

Author: Annie Besant

Illustrator: Nancy Raj

Marathi translation: Snehalata Datar

Publication: Tulika Publishers, Chennai

Suitable for students of grades 1 & 2.

Hiss! Boo! Muahahaha! Mala creeps up from behind and scares everyone. One day, her mother gives her a pair of pretty silver anklets… What happens next? Will she be able to scare people again?


Author: Nilesh Nimkar

Illustrator: Shubhangi Chetan

Publication: Education for Equality & QUEST

Suitable for children of grades 1 & 2.

One day, instead of books the teacher brings only umbrellas to the class. What happens next? This is the story about how all the children narrate their ways of using an umbrella.

Mul Saarya Gaavacha

Author & Illustrator: Jane Cowen Fletcher

Translated by: Shobha Bhagwat

Published by: Kaja Kaja Maru Prakashan

Suitable for children of grades 3 & 4

In a story based on the West African proverb, “It takes a whole village to raise a child,” a young girl proudly watches her brother and then realizes that the entire village has been watching
them both.

Korika Navacha Patang

Author: Sharada Kolluru

Translator: Vasudha Ambiye

Illustrator: K P Muralidharan

Published by: Tulika Publishers, Chennai

Rajamma looks at the patterns on the kite and tells Yellaiah it is a wish-fulfilling kite. So Yellaiah calls it Korika, which, in Telugu, means that which is wish-fulfilling. He wishes for a bicycle, but he must let it go for his younger brother.

Vinu Lagali Ajji

Author: Yuri Orlev

Translator: Niranjan Ujagare

Illustrator: Ora Eytan

Published by: National Book Trust, New Delhi

Granny comes to a town with nothing but a bundle of wool and knitting needles in her bag. … When the time comes for the children to go to school, she finds out that knitted children are not accepted. So, Granny declares war.

Book Performed

2018 – 2019

The Dot (Ek Thipka)

Author & Illustrator: Peter H Reynold

Translated by: Sharvari Patankar

Published by: Candlewick Press

A story about a girl named Vashti who discovers her artistic talent.

Neena Ani Manjar

Authored by: Fatima Sharafuddin

Translated by: Ajit Pendse

Illustrated by: Vincent Hardy

Published by: Jyotsna Prakashan

A story of a baby elephant who is friendly with a cat. Slowly, the elephant starts behaving like the cat. Will their friendship be approved?

Kumpanachya Aat Kombada Oradla

Author & Illustrator: Wasim Barry Maner

Published by: Dawaat-E-Dakkhan

The story of two roosters on either side of a fence. Their families stay with them too. One day both the roosters fight and kill each other. But the families stay alive.


Authour: Swati Raje

Illustrator: Chandramohan Kulkarni

Published by: Jyotsna Prakashan

It was harvest time. The wheat stalks were cut and tied into bundles. A grain suddenly flew and landed on the soil. It was all alone… its life had been so different…

Amchi Bhannat Gaay

Author: Mahashweta Devi

Translated by: Vasudha Ambiye

Illustrator: Ruchi Shah

Published by: Tulika Publishers

Nyadosh the cow has a fierce gleam in her eyes and a furious appetite. She chomps on textbooks, feasts on frocks, and devours anything blue in color.

Ka Ka Kumari

Author: Mahashweta Devi

Translated by: Snehalata Datar

Illustrator: Kanyika Kini

Published by: Jyotsna Prakashan

Ka Ka Kumari is a story of a curious and fierce tribal girl who always
asks questions.

Book Performed

2017 – 2018

Japun Re Sattu

Authour: Yamini Vijayan

Translated by: Mrinalini Vanarase

Illustrator: Vishnu M Nair

Published by: Pratham Books

Jump and crawl and climb with Sattu as he goes with his mother to the farm where she works. A story about the different and wonderful ways in which we move.

Majhya Aaichi Saadi

Author: Sandhya Rao

Translated by: Senhalata Datar

Illustrator: Nina Sabnani

Published by: Tulika Publishers

For children, a mother’s sari means many things. This is where they hide when they are afraid of something. It has always protected them from
their fears.

Bujgavnyanchi Varaat

Author: Shamim Padamsee

Translated by: Varshan Gajendra Gadkar

Illustrator: Tanaya Vyas

Published by: Pratham Books

Scarecrows are put up in fields to scare away birds and animals.
But little Gauri thinks otherwise!

Bondapallichi Baawali Goshta

Author: Shamim Padamsee

Translated by: Snehlata Datar

Illustrator: Ashok Rajagopalan

Published by: Tulika Publishers

There was once a prince who hated food. But one day the royal cook surprised him.

Chipko Rujale Tyachi Goshta

Author & Illustrator: Jeyanthi Manokaran

Translated by: Mrinalinee Vanarase

Published by: Pratham Books

Dichi, a brave Bhotiya girl takes part in the Chipko movement to save her beloved trees.

Kapilene Ghetla Jhoka

Author & Illustrator: Jujja & Thomas Wieslander

Translated by: Mahesh Keluskar

Published by: National Book Trust, New Delhi

Kapila, a cow, wants to learn everything – how to climb a tree, ride a bicycle, play on a swing, or build a treehouse. She asks her friend crow to help her.

Book Performed

2016 – 2017

Don Kutryanchi Goshta

Author: Dipak Prahraj

Translated by: Rahul Kosambi

Illustrator: Arya Prahraj

Published by: National Book Trust, New delhi

Don Kutryanchi Goshta is about two dogs; one belongs to a wealthy boy and the other to a poor boy.

Itku Pitku Akashvanivar

Author: Shailaja Raje

A story of two rats who decide to visit the radio station.

Babachya Misha

Author & Illustrator: Madhuri Purandare

Published by: Pratham Books

Babachya Mishya is about Anu who is fascinated by her father’s moustache. The story is about her imagination of different kinds of moustaches.

Ali Bajrangbali Banato Tevha

Author: Devashish Makhija

Translated by: Sunitee Jain

Illustrator: Priya Kuriyan

Published by: Tulika Books

The Bargad chawl residents are in danger of losing their homes, till Ali, the monkey swings, jumps and leaps into action, and comes up with a monkey trick!

Kanna Panna

Author: Zai Whitaker

Translated by: Snehlata Datar

Illustrator: Niloufer Wadiya

Published by: Tulika Books

Kanna is a little boy who cannot see. But when the lights go off at the cave temple, it is very dark and no one else in his family can see enough to make their way out, Kanna knows exactly how to go out.