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A (w)hOle world of wonderful adventures

The hOle Books are incredibly fun and delightful. Full of beautiful illustrations, they bring to life the lives of young protagonists who face challenges and emerge more well-rounded. There are a million reasons to pick up any of these books. Here are a few:

 

front cover The Clockwala's Clues
The Clockwala’s Clues||Varsha Seshan

 

The Clockwala’s Clues

by Varsha Seshan

Varsha Seshan’s The Clockwala’s Clues will keep you glued to its pages. Jasmine and Sheba want to get stray puppies off the street by encouraging people to adopt them. But Sheba has a problem managing her time, and her father is going to send her off to learn time management over the summer. Who will adopt the puppies then? How will Jasmine manage this feat on her own?

This quick read is more than the adventures of two girls. It is also a fantastic look into solving real parenting issues in creative ways, ways that do not punish children for their excitement and innocent curiosities, but enable them to approach things as challenges.

 

front cover Chumki and The Elephants
Chumki and the Elephants||Lesley D. Biswas

 

 

Chumki and the Elephants

by Lesley D. Biswas

It is a universal fact that Chumki’s Dadi loves sooji ka halwa. So Chumki is naturally stunned when her Dadi feeds her the entirety of the portion given to her. But in the midst of this domestic confusion, some elephants escape from a nearby reserve. Dadi remembers the last time that the elephants came; now that they are here again, will it help her regain her memory?

Lesley D. Biswas’s adorable story works with some serious themes under the surface – a beloved grandmother who is losing her memory, forgetting her own granddaughter’s name cannot be easy to tackle, but Biswas integrates this wonderfully into the story.

 

 

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The Chirmi Chasers||Arefa Tehsin

The Chirmi Chasers

by Arefa Tehsin

Nanka’s father Doonga wants to host an inter-school sitola match, which is highly unconventional for everyone he knows. If they win, they will be able to use the sports facilities of Madhopur High to train their students.

If they lose, he will quit his job.

Having picked a rag-tag team of four unlikely players, Doonga proceeds. But will they win?

This is a story not simply about an exciting match with high stakes but also a great exercise on building a team. It shows us that a team can be formed out of unlikely people, that any time people come together to do something and put their mind to it, anything is possible.

 

 

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Share these wonderful books with your young ones; few things are more precious than discovering new worlds with your little readers.

Fun, bright and excellent new stories to keep the young hearts warm!

It’s Decembrrrr, but we have wonderful new reads for you that will keep you warm through the chilly days. Welcome to a new month of amazing stories and illustrations that will keep you engrossed!

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front cover Of Revolutionaries and Bravehearts
Of Revolutionaries and Bravehearts||Mallika Ravikumar

 

Of Revolutionaries and Bravehearts: Notable Tales from Indian History

by Mallika Ravikumar

History is often narrated as sagas of kings and queens, legends of battles and wars, or chronicles of art and architecture. But history is more than that. It is the story of ordinary people; their food and language, their thoughts and beliefs, their livelihood and culture. Tales of sweepers and sculptors, robbers and merchants, sailors and saint-why, even pirates!

In this book, Mallika Ravikumar pens eight historical stories that help you look upon the past, as less of a dry-as-bone set of facts, and more of a dynamic shift that shapes our present. Told through the lens of class and conflict, symbols and language, creativity and enterprise and power and perspective, these stories help younger readers see why history is relevant and meaningful.

 

front cover the chirmi chasers
The Chirmi Chasers||Arefa Tehsin

 

 

The Chirmi Chasers

by Arefa Tehsin

A sitola match between two rival schools is more than a game for Nanka-if they lose, he and his father have to leave town! Can Nanka and his unlikely teammates do it? Arefa Tehsin’s book is a classic underdog story featuring a ragtag group of friends fighting against prejudice.

 

 

 

 

front cover The Clockwala's Clues
The Clockwala’s Clues||Varsha Seshan

 

 

The Clockwala’s Clues

by Varsha Seshan

 

Jasmine and Sheba want to spend the holidays finding homes for stray puppies. But to do so, they have to first solve a series of puzzles set by Sheba’s father, Clockwala Uncle. Can they do this in time?

 

 

 

front cover Chumki and The Elephants
Chumki and The Elephants||Lesley D. Biswas

 

 

Chumki And The Elephants

by Lesley D. Biswas

 

Dadi forgets everything, including Chumki’s name. When elephants escape from a nearby reserve, can it be a blessing in disguise and help Dadi remember? A fun story about a young girl, her forgetful grandmother and elephants, Chumki And The Elephants is a perfect read for young readers who are progressing from picture books!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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