29 August 2018

LOOK WHO STOPPED BY

Our bookstore looked so much more colourful and jolly when author Nandini Nayar stopped by yesterday. A prolific writer of different kinds of children’s books ranging from picture books and chapter books to novels for middle readers and non-fiction, Nandini wears her author’s hat so lightly despite having an impressive 44 children’s books to her name! What’s […]

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13 June 2018

LOOK WHO STOPPED BY

Children’s writer Kavitha Mandana added colour to Funky Rainbow by dropping in today and spending time browsing through our curated collection of children’s books. The author of two recent STEM picture books, ‘Maths at the Mela’ and ‘Who Made the Tomato Chutney?’ (both published by Pratham Books) and an older excellent picture book that breaks gender […]

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12 June 2018

FREE ME

India became free from British rule on 15 August 1947. It has been over seventy years now, but are we truly free from poverty, hunger and illiteracy – at least for our children? According to recent statistics, approximately 33 million children are employed in various forms of child labour in India. June 12 is World Day […]

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11 June 2018

REEF TALES

One of the world’s most breathtakingly beautiful natural wonders, The Great Barrier Reef, was discovered on this day in 1770 by English explorer and naval officer, Captain James Cook. Captain Cook actually ended up discovering the reef the hard way, literally speaking, that is. He ran his ship aground on it! Cook’s ship, The Endeavor, was […]

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5 June 2018

PLASTIC SURGERY NEEDED!

What floats in the middle of the Pacific Ocean? Some exotic marine animals and plants? Think again. Because the answer is approximately 100 million tons of trash, mostly plastic! Known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, this is the world’s biggest waste bin (about one-and-a-half times the size of the US of A) and it […]

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4 June 2018

LOOK WHO STOPPED BY

Children’s and Young Adult writer Payal Dhar was at Funky Rainbow today. Author of a sensitive picture book on disability – A Helping Hand, Pratham Books two exciting middle-grade novels – There’s a Ghost in My PC, Scholastic India and Hit for a Six, Rupa Publications and several contemporary YA novels – Satin, HarperCollins India; The Shadow in Eternity trilogy, […]

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4 November 2016

NICE TO MEET YOU, NATASHA!

Want to help Razia Sultan find out who is sending her girly presents and challenging her right to rule over Delhi? Intrigued by how a vampire piggybacking on a king’s back spins the most amazing stories and riddles? How about meeting up with Squiggle, who is on an adventure through the pages of a notebook […]

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1 November 2016

FR BESTSELLERS ~ OCTOBER 2016

Funky Rainbow ~ The Travelling Children’s Bookshop carries an exclusive selection of Indian children’s books and puts them up for sale at children’s events across Bangalore (and online for the rest of India). The books, meant for children between the ages of 1 to 18 years, are hand-picked by writers, illustrators and editors. Our collection […]

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14 July 2016

BIRTHDAY PARTY 3: GET FUNKY AT NUMBER NAGAR

GET FUNKY AT NUMBER NAGAR! A fun-filled morning of stories, quizzes, cartoons and more… FOLKTALE FUN Age Group: 4-7 years Session Duration: 30 minutes Join Greystroke for a super storytelling session of folktales from faraway lands. Find out if dirt can turn into gold with Theingi and Thuza in Myanmar; stop and listen to the […]

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3 December 2015

EDITORAMMA RECOMMENDS ~ #4

The only special need that any child has (or any adult, for that matter) is to be loved and accepted just the way they are. And, if there’s a children’s book that sparkles as it tells a story around this much-needed theme, it has got to be Zai Whitaker’s Kanna Panna! Words roll, tumble and […]

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