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Children’s books released in October 2019

From stories of inspirational women to tales from mythology, here is a range of books to choose from for your kids.

By: Parenting Desk | Updated: November 18, 2019 11:33:42 am
Children's books 2019 Children’s books released in October (Image by Rajan Sharma)

Wondering what books to buy for your child? Here’s a list of the latest books released by Indian publishers in the month of October.

Asterix and the Chieftain’s Daughter

The latest in the Asterix adventures, a mysterious teenage girl arrives in the Gaul village. Her father happens to be none other than brave chieftain Vercingetorix, who was defeated in battle by the Romans. With Caesar wishing to capture her, she is placed under the care of Asterix and Obelix. Published by Hachette

The Daughter from a Wishing Tree: Unusual Tales About Women in Mythology by Sudha Murty (Age 9+)

From Shakti to Bhamati, this book tell you stories about enchanting women in mythology who helped the world, including the gods. Published by Puffin

Who’s Hungry? by Kaori Takahashi (Age 3+)

This is an interesting picture book for toddlers by Japanese writer and illustrator Takahashi. The book is part of the Peek-A-Books set which also includes some of her other works which are Boo!, The Tree, and Birthday Surprise. Published by Tara Books

Gular Flower by Rinchin (Age 6+)

As the title suggests, the book is about discovering the secret of the gular flower. The book continues from the last one The Trickster Bird, delving into the world of Paardhi tribals displaced from the forests. Published by Tulika Publishers

Lila’s Loose Tooth by Mamta Nainy (Age 3+)

Lila’s classmates start losing their teeth and have plenty of anecdotes to share. The story tells us what happens to Lila’s loose tooth. Published by Tulika Publishers

Children’s books by Indian authors released in September 2019

Kaya’s Journey by Mila Kahlon (Age 6+)

This book tells the story of the 100-year-old Koi fish who thought big and made its journey from a little pond to become a thing of legend in many countries and cultures. Published by Harper Collins Children’s Books

Mini’s Money by Nandini Nair (Age 5+)

This is the first in the new Mini series of chapter books that narrates the story of a five-year-old girl who is gifted some money on Dussehra. The story follows Mini as she finds out where to spend the money. Published by Harper Collins Children’s Books

The Gita and You by Sheila Dhir (Age 9+)

The book presents eight kathas surrounding a conversation that took place between Lord Krishna and Arjuna during the Kurukshetra war, in simple language. The stories are interspersed with activities to reinforce the teachings of the Gita. Published by Harper Collins Children’s Books

Mahabharata Stories by Deepa Agarwal (Age 9+)

The book narrates selected stories from the Mahabharata in an age-appropriate way, from how the Mahabharata was written to the Mritasanjivani story, the birth of Devavrata, the palace of Lac, and Draupadi’s Swayamvara, among others. Published by Harper Collins Children’s Books

New children’s books by Indian authors released in August 2019

Budgie, Bridge and Big Djinn by Ranjit Lal (Age 12+)

Budgie, Bridge and Big Djinn are faced with a threatening situation that could endanger the very existence of their idyllic mountain home. The story shows the perils of environmental degradation. Published by Harper Collins Children’s Books

Inside India: Fascinating Food by FunOkPlease (Age 9+)

This is an activity book by FunOkPlease that takes you through a variety of Indian cuisines, their history and recipes. Published by Harper Collins Children’s Books

Mensa Train Your Brain (Age 9+)

This new series of puzzle books are full of mind-twisting challenges, tricky logic problems and brain-buzzing games. Published by Harper Collins Children’s Books

Girl Power: Indian Women Who Broke the Rules by Neha J Hiranandani (Age 8+)

This book talks about the awe-inspiring journeys of 50 Indian women, from scientists, artists, entrepreneurs to queens. Published by Scholastic India

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