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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20 July 2016

THE PERKS OF PAATI-HOOD

Ah, what a delight it is when one’s little indulgences suddenly come to be regarded as basic necessities! Buying children’s books for my private enjoyment is a luxury I treat myself to regularly.  Eyes are rolled and eyebrows are lifted at the number of shelves in my home carrying children’s books. The surprise is compounded […]

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7 July 2016

“YE RE YE RE KOLABA…”

Childhood stories are amazing, especially when grandmothers narrate them. Let me take you back in time to my childhood, which means stepping into a rambling old house that belonged to my grandparents. As you entered the house through the main door, there was a Brindavana (the place where the Tulsi plant is worshipped) on one […]

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1 July 2016

BIRTHDAY PARTY 1: GET ‘APPY WITH ARTHI!

Wheeee, we are three! No better way for a children’s bookshop to celebrate than by doing events right through the birthday month! We kick off the celebrations with the amazing Arthi Anand on 2 July.   This is ideal for the age-group  4+ years but we encourage grown-ups of all ages to join in and promise […]

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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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9 October 2015

SALIM THE KNIFE-SHARPENER

Remember the time when the knife-sharpener was a regular in the neighbourhood? What fun it was to watch him announce his presence – folks would call out to him and then haggle about rates; children would follow him everywhere and watch a little too closely as he went about sharpening knives skilfully on his contraption. The sounds the […]

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30 September 2015

TIGER BOY & NEELU’S BIG BOX

Say hello to two new books!  Grab your copies (from one of the bright yellow tubs) at our next event! Tiger Boy – The story of Neel, a young boy living in the Sunderbans — with its beautiful trees and magnificent Royal Bengal Tigers. When a tiger cub goes missing, Neel and his sister Rupa set out […]

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29 September 2015

GANDHI JAYANTI

Did you know that on 15 June 2007, the United Nations General Assembly decided to commemorate Gandhiji’s birthday on 2 October as the International Day of Non-Violence? They believed that Gandhiji, who helped lead India to independence, is an inspiration for non-violent movements for civil rights and social change across the world. Everybody has a […]

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28 September 2015

EDITORAMMA RECOMMENDS ~ #1

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. The books are handpicked by writers, illustrators and editors for children between the ages of 1 to 16 years. Our collection is curated to represent the best of Indian children’s writing […]

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15 August 2015

A MAGICAL MYSTERY WORLD

For Bookalore and Funky Rainbow, there is no better way to have a good time than to do an event that brings children and books together. So, as our August event took shape, we knew it was going to be a scintillating morning of stories, writing, art, craft and non-stop creativity! And when the venue […]

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