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From Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them to The Man From The Egg: Books to help your little ones grow

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An Alphabet: Fold-out A-Z

Author: Jeffers, Oliver
Publisher: HarperCollins
Price: Rs503

Exquisitely illustrated by award-winning, bestselling picture book creator, Oliver Jeffers, this irresistible board book gloriously brings the alphabet to life. From Astronaut to Zeppelin, this is no ordinary alphabet…. Boldly colourful, funny and specially adapted from Oliver Jeffers’ highly-acclaimed Once Upon an Alphabet, winner of the CBI Book of the Year, this sturdy edition is perfect for younger readers.


Kitty’s Magic Misty the Scared Kitten

Author: Ella Moonheart

Publisher: Bloomsbury

Price: Rs150

Kitty always thought she was allergic to cats, but when her best friend’s new kitten, Misty, gives her a tickly feeling in her nose, something magical happens… Kitty turns into a cat!

Being cat and human means that Kitty can have the best of both worlds! But with the special power comes a special role: Kitty becomes the Guardian of the local cats’ Cat Council and must help them find the purrfect solution to their feline problems. So when there is trouble in the neighbourhood and Misty is too scared to go outside, can Kitty’s magic help her to be braver? And can Kitty keep her ability a secret from other humans?

The Getaway (Diary of a Wimpy Kid #12)

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Getaway (PRNewsfoto/ABRAMS)

Author:  Jeff Kinney

Publisher: Puffin

Price: Rs399

Greg Heffley and his family are getting out of town. With the cold weather and the stress of the approaching holiday season, the Heffleys decide to escape to a tropical island resort for some much-needed rest and relaxation. A few days in paradise should do wonders for Greg and his frazzled family. But the Heffleys soon discover that paradise isn’t everything it’s cracked up to be. Sun poisoning, stomach troubles, and venomous critters all threaten to ruin the family’s vacation. Can their trip be saved, or will this island getaway end in disaster?

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Author: JK Rowling

Illustrator: Olivia Lomenech Gill

Publisher: Bloomsbury

Price: Rs1,299 INR

This new edition by JK Rowling (writing as Magizoologist Newt Scamander) features an array of magical creatures, from Acromantula to Yeti via 10 different breeds of dragon – all beautifully illustrated in full colour by the Greenaway Medal shortlisted Olivia Lomenech Gill. Famed Magizoologist Newt Scamander’s years of adventure and exploration have yielded a work of unparalleled importance, admired by scholars, devoured by young witches and wizards, and even made available to Muggles in the early years of this century. With this illustrated edition, readers can explore the magical fauna of five continents from the comfort of their own armchairs. This new edition features the fully updated 2017 text – which includes new profiles of six beasts that inhabit North America.

The Man From The Egg

Author: Sudha Murty

Publisher: Puffin

Price: Rs250

The Trinity, consisting of Brahma, Shiva and Vishnu, is the omnipresent trio responsible for the survival of the human race and the world as we know it. They are popular deities of worship all over India, but what remain largely unknown are some of their extraordinary stories. Sudha Murty weaves enchanting tales of the three most powerful gods from the ancient world. Each story will take you back to a magical time when people could teleport, animals could fly and reincarnation was simply a fact of life. “During my younger days, I perpetually had questions on the whys and hows about the stories’ sequence of events. Little did I know that my curiosity would follow me into adulthood and culminate into this book for my young readers. The gods that form the Trinity are both unrelated and related in our epics. They and their vehicles fascinated me infinitely. My hope is that this book answers at least some of the same innocent questions that I also wondered about as a child,” says Murty.