Holiday Catalog

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Board Books

Ten Heroes

First in the series of these unique child-proof cardboard hardbound books, which will endure the chewing, teething, and other stages of child’s development. This particular book tells us about the 10 Avatars of Krishna, beautifully illustrated and narrated with a short story about each avatar.

Namukku Pokaam – Let’s Go

“Namukku Pokaam” (Let’s go) is a Malayalam -English bilingual Nature book that inspires children to explore the wonderful Nature and enjoy being outdoors! This lift-the-flap book allows children to virtually discover hidden animals and birds while learning 30+new words in Malayalam and English.

Kahaani Puraani

Enjoy the story of Ram, Sita, Lakshman and Hanuman in Hindi with your little ones. Rotate the wheel, pull the tabs and have some fun while learning through this interactive board book.

Das Din

Help your children learn numbers 1-10 in Hindi in a fun way! Based on the old Hindi rhyme “Ek Tha Raja Ka Beta”, this is an interactive board book with lift the flaps and pull tabs that will keep the children captivated.

Chuglubugloo

A blue face, is it from outer space? A shiny tail, is it a bird or a snail? Want to know who Chuglubugloo is? Open the flaps, pull the tabs and enter the world of colours and animals to find out.

Kindness with Mahavira

Discover KINDNESS with the Indian saint, Mahavira. This simple text, written in verse, is the perfect way to introduce young readers to BIG VALUES. Explore ways to be KIND in your daily lives.

Picture Books

Lilu’s Lantern

Lilu wanted a nice lantern for this Diwali, the festival of lights. However, she could not decide on the color of the lantern. Through wonderful, vibrant illustrations and sweet rhyming text, LILU’s LANTERN teaches kids how to make a home-made Diwali lantern.

Lilu makes Diyas

Diwali is the festival of lights. This Diwali, Lilu and Little Kuku decide to lit their home with handmade diyas. Through wonderful, vibrant illustrations and rhyming text, LILU MAKES DIYAS teaches kids to make handmade diyas.

Mimi and Soni Learn Yoga

This comic book is meant to be a brief introduction to Surya Namaskar or Sun Salutation, for kids. It tells an interesting story about the benefits of starting to practice Surya Namaskar, at a young age. Benefits such as focus, flexibility, and character traits like gratitude.

My Raksha Bandhan

This colorful story explains the meaning of Raksha Bandhan, the legend behind it, and how Taaraa and Chandu give a bigger meaning to their festive day by visiting a fire station! The book aims to answer simple questions from kids, help them understand the spirit of the festival, and promote cultural harmony.

The ABCs of Virtue

The ABCs of Virtue is a child-friendly alphabetic picture book to learn new words and find out about twenty-six moral, social, and emotional human qualities. Words are explained with relatable rhyming couplets, aligned with skillfully made vibrant pictures. This is a great conversation starter to raise wise and strong children; paving the way to personal growth, social harmony, and ecological peace.

Bhoomi Learns to Draw a Kolam

A story about a little girl who falls in love with her mother’s kolams and learns the art from her mother. It’s a story that introduces kids to this Indian art form.

Bhoomi’s Navaratri Golu

Bhoomi loves to set up the golu the traditional way during Navaratri with dolls of gods and goddesses.This year she wants to do something different. Find out what Bhoomi does!

Ramayana for kids

Ramayana for Kids captures Rama’s life and quest to rescue his beloved wife Sita from the clutches of Ravana with the help of Lakshmana and Hanuman. The book is a shortened version of Indian epic Ramayana with eye-catching illustrations. Caters to kids aged 3-7 years.

10 Gulab Jamuns

Idu and Adu want to eat the soft, delicious, melt-in-your-mouth Gulab Jamuns Mama has made for the guests, but Mama has asked them to wait. Can they?
This sweet story combines STEM elements, sibling love and fun characters.

Ek Naya Din

Ek Naya Din is a book about a fun-filled day full of new learning adventures. Children will learn about colors, numbers, opposites in an exciting way. A Bilingual book with phonetic translation will help children develop basic conversational skills in both Hindi and English languages.

में पर

A little girl in a big city, who’s she going to run into? An easy-to-read story using the prepositions में, पर।

फिर आया सोमवार

We are all familiar with children who are obsessed with the garbage truck! On a snow day off, a little girl and her brother wait eagerly for the garbage truck to arrive and dump the trash can’s contents into its belly..

ने और को

Each illustration is a story from India that the little readers are sure to be curious about- woven around the prepositions ने और को।

Celebrate Durga Puja With Me!

Durga Puja is here. What does it mean to a child? New clothes, laughing with friends, yummy food and so much more. Step into this book and watch this beautiful festival come alive!

Celebrate Holi With Me!

Holi, the Festival of Colors is here, marking the arrival of Spring! Step into this book and watch Riya and her friends immerse everyone in a spectacular carnival of colors, while learning the story of Prahlad and why we celebrate Holi!

Tien Helden, de gedaantes van Sri Vishnu

Sri Vishnu is the preserver and protector of the universe. He therefore comes in different guises according to the need at the time. Ten heroes, ten different guises of Vishnu, restore balance and peace to our magnificent Earth. Would you like to see how Sri Vishnu comes to salvation?

Celebrate Onam With Me!

It’s time for Onam, a 10-day harvest festival celebrated widely in the Indian state of Kerala with a lot of fun, food and festivities! Travel with Riya to “God’s Own Country” and learn how and why we celebrate Onam. Step into this book and watch this colorful festival come alive!

Are your emotions like mine?

Explore a range of emotions, with our young girl and her lion friend. Magical illustrations, simple text and a universal theme, make this book perfect to read aloud to toddlers.

My first Hanuman Chalisa

Finally, a Hanuman Chalisa translated so that kids can read and understand. This simple translation with (word meanings) accompanied by beautiful illustrations will make you and your child fall in love with Hanuman.

Maya & Neel’s India Adventure Series

Maya & Neel’s India Adventures: Bestselling Book Series on India from Award-winning authors. Extremely engaging, non-religious, retold for a global audience. Ages 3 to 8 years. Festivals, Places, Mythology and more. Includes 3-in-1 gift set books.

Sparkles of Joy

Caleb, a new neighbor, joins a Diwali themed play date. Will Riya and her friends be able to make Caleb feel comfortable? Explore Diwali Christmas Hanukkah , similarities and differences and the many reasons celebrations exist. Find out how cultures around the world sparkle in different ways.

How Our Skin Sparkles

Do you want your child to be confident in their skin? Read this story of Aarav who comes home one day wondering why he looks different. See how science and culture help him to see himself and those around him in a new light. A multi-award winning children’s book about body positivity and inclusion.

Ved and Friends Celebrate Dussehra and Diwali

Dussehra and Diwali are celebrated all across the Indian subcontinent. The festivities change from different regions, as do the reasons. In Ved and Friends Celebrate Dussehra and Diwali, you will witness all the celebrations and enjoy some fun DIY crafts and recipes, which you can do as a family.

Janma Lila: The Story of Krishna’s Birth in Gokula (softcover)

In Gokula, Nanda Maharaj and Yashoda have struggled to have a child. They are blessed by Lord Narayana with the blue baby boy they have envisioned in their heart. The story is told from the perspective of the villagers on the Gokula side of the Yamuna River. Softcover now available on Amazon.

Janma Lila: The Story of Krishna’s Birth in Gokula (hardcover)

In Gokula, Nanda Maharaj and Yashoda have struggled to have a child. They are blessed by Lord Narayana with the blue baby boy they have envisioned in their heart. The story is told from the perspective of the villagers on the Gokula side of the Yamuna River. Hardcover only available on Lulu.com.

My Amma’s White Stone Mookuthi

The story takes a peek into the life of Little Bose and his family who live in a quiet town, in Southern India.
The book explores the mother-child bond and the simple yet powerful love a child holds for his mother.

Dev and Ollie – Kite Crazy

Dev has just received his favourite birthday present – a cool new kite! But the problem is, he doesn’t know how to fly it. Ollie, Dev’s magical bedtime owl, comes to rescue. Together, they set off on an action packed journey to one of the largest kite festivals in the world in India!

Dev and Ollie – Colour Carnival

Dev and Ollie have just arrived in India to enjoy the amazing festival of colours, Holi. But Dev doesn’t like getting mucky! Will Ollie, his bedtime magical owl, be able to change Dev’s mind?

Dev and Ollie – Camel Caper

All the camels from Dev’s local zoo have gone missing! Where could they possibly be? Perhaps at a camel fair? Join Dev and his magical bedtime owl, Ollie, on their quest to find them.

மாயக்கல்லும் அதிவீரர்களும் The Magic Crystal and the Superheroes

Tamil children can be superheroes too. In this story, an adventurous superhero sister brother duo tries to save a magic crystal from a fierce dragon. Will they be able to save the magic crystal? Read to find out.