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Daal Ka Daana - Hindi Stories for Kids - Pratham Books

नन्ही सी चींटी के लिए उसका प्रत्येक दिन छोटी बड़ी मुश्किलों से भरा हुआ होता है।
छोटी सी होने के बाद भी वह कैसे डट कर मुकाबला करती है इस सब का, क्या आपको मालूम है? आइए, इस नन्ही सी चींटी के साथ एक रोमांचक यात्रा पर चलें।

Story written by Sarvendra Vikram, illustrated by Shubhshree Mathur. Published by Pratham Books. Narrated by Asawari Doshi.

Storyweaver link: storyweaver.org.in/stories/12268-dal-ka-dana

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How Old is Muttajji? - English Stories for Kids - Pratham Books

Putta and Putti know that Muttajji is really, really old. But exactly HOW old is she? Join the twin detectives on an exciting mathematical journey through Muttajji's memories and India's history in their quest to crack the big question.

This wonderful story written by Roopa Pai and beautifully illustrated by Kaveri Gopalakrishnan. Published by Pratham Books, Narrated by Asawari Doshi.

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My Juggling Granny - English - Kids Stories - Pratham Books

Meet a bright and playful grandmother. She loves to juggle!

This story has been inspired by an entry to the #6FrameStoryChallenge, an illustration campaign conducted by Pratham Books. The illustrations in this book were selected as the one of the winning entries of the #6FrameStoryChallenge.

Story written and translated by Mala Kumar and Manisha Chaudhry, illustrated by Niloufer Wadia, published by Pratham Books. Narrated by Asawari Doshi.

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Khovayelu Bat (The Missing Bat) - Gujarati - Kids Stories - Pratham Books

There was a cricket bat missing from Rehman Chacha's warehouse, and he suspected that young Ahmed had stolen it. A funny tale from Kashmir, the land of the willow trees.

This humorous story written by Vaishali Shroff, illustrated by Tapas Guha, translated into Gujarati by Jayant Meghani, published by Pratham Books. Narrated by Asawari Doshi.

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Zopalu Bheema (Bheema Sleepyhead donkey)- Marathi - Kids Stories - Pratham Books

भीमा की एक समस्या है। सुबह-सुबह उसकी नींद नहीं खुलती। एक नन्ही दोस्त उसकी मदद करती है। क्या आप जानना चाहेंगे कि भीमा की नींद कैसे खुली?

Story written by Kiran Kasturia, illustrated by Shweta Mohapatra, translated into Marathi by Mukund Taksale, published by Pratham Books. Narrated by Asawari Doshi.

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Kallu ke kisse 4-Hero Jyotishi -Marathi-Kids Stories- Pratham Books

Welcome to Khajuria – a village where young Kallu and his gang run delightful adventurous riots almost everyday. A world renowned 'Astrologer – Palmist – Tantra Expert – Futurologist – Numerologist...etc' is visiting the village. What could he predict other than the future... class test questions perhaps? Or perform a few magic tricks? What happens when Kallu's gang decides to check out the 'horoscope man'? No need to go to an astrologer to find out.

Humorous story written by Subhadra Sen Gupta, illustrated by Tapas Guha, translated into Marathi by Meera Joshi, published by Pratham Books. Narrated by Asawari Doshi.

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Chipko Rujle Tyachi Gosht (Chipko takes root)- Marathi - Pratham Books- Kids stories

Here is a story set in the hills that shows what bravery and grit can accomplish. Dichi, a brave Bhotiya girl takes part in the Chipko movement to save her beloved trees. Everybody in her village knows that trees give them all the important things in their life. Rapid deforestation in the Himalayan region of Alaknanda river caused floods in the 1970s and gave birth to a movement to save trees by hugging them. Read this heartwarming tale to learn the power of collective action as seen through the eyes of young Dichi.

Story written and illustrated by Jeyanthi Manokaran, translated into Marathi by Mrinalinee Vanarase. Published by Pratham Books on their Pratham Books' StoryWeaver platform. Narrated by Asawari Doshi.

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Kallu ke kisse-3 Mangu Maali Aur Ambiya Bhoot (Kallu's world 3 - Mangu Mali and the Ambia Bhoot)- Hindi- Kids Stories- Pratham Books

Welcome to Khajuria – a village where young Kallu and his gang run delightful adventurous riots almost everyday. Everybody in Khajuria knew about Munia's temper. Everybody also knew how stingy Mangu Mali was about giving away mangoes from the tree in his orchard. Now, Munia wanted mangoes...really badly and that too from Mangu Mali's orchard. Can you imagine a situation like this?
Humourous story written by Subhadra Sen Gupta, Illustrated by Tapas Guha, translated into Hindi by Manisha Chaudhry, published by Pratham Books. Narrated by Asawari Doshi.

Storyweaver link: https://storyweaver.org.in/stories/10831-kallu-ke-kissey-3-mangu-mali-aur-ambia-bhoot

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The Water Seed/पाण्याचं बी - Bilingual - English and Marathi - Kids Stories - Pratham Books

When the rains did not come, the young men of the village went in search of water. One of them brings back a water seed!

Original Story written by Munda Writers' Group, translated into English and Marathi by Amrit Mishra and Sandhya Taksale, Illustrated by Ramani Ranjan Sarangi, published by Pratham Books. Narrated by Asawari Doshi.

The stories were written and illustrated by authors and illustrators belonging to these tribes in a series of workshops. This series of books is called Adikahani.

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Siyaar ki haar (The Jackal’s Loss) - Hindi- Kids Stories - Pratham Books

A clever hare helps his friend, the tortoise. Read on to see how they tricked the jackal.

Original story by Saura Writers' Group, beautiful illustrations by Pradip Kumar Sahoo, translated into Hindi by Rajesh Khar and Amrit Mishra, published by Pratham Books. Narrated by Asawari Doshi.

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Bijune vinali jaadu (Biju Spins Some Magic) - Marathi - Kids Stories - Pratham Books

Biju and his family are weavers in rural Odisha. They create beautiful fabrics to sell in the cities of India and abroad. This is the tale of Biju’s adventures when he accompanies his father to Delhi to sell the saris, and in the process impresses a city boy with his skill. Jaya Jaitly’s fun-filled story is illustrated by Bhramara Nayak in the patachitra style.

Beautiful story written by Jaya Jaitly, artistically illustrated by Bhramara Nayak in the Patachitra style, translated into Marathi by Sandhya Taksale, published by Pratham Books. Narrated by Asawari Doshi.

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Kintsugi - The Japanese Art of Mending -English - Kids Stories - Pratham Books

The story is an informative piece about the unique art of Kintsugi - The Japanese art of mending broken pottery.

Story written by Vibha Lohani, illustrated by Aman Randhawa, P.G. Dinesh, Suvidha Mistry, and Vibha Lohani, published by Pratham Books. Narrated by Asawari Doshi.

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Teen phukat (Three for Free - A Folktale from Taiwan) - Marathi - Kids Stories - Pratham Books

Once upon a time, in a little village by a mountain, an old man came to sell his dumplings. He sold one for one cent, two for two cents and three for free! As the villagers started gobbling up the dumplings three at a time, strange things started happening around them. Read this tantalising tale from Taiwan to see what happened in this village by the Ban Pin Shan Mountain!

Story written by Greystroke, illustrated by P.G. Dinesh, translated into Marathii by Utkarsha Manish, published by Pratham Books. Narrated by Asawari Doshi.

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Rajaa aur badshah (Raza Meets the King) -Hindi-Kids Stories-Pratham Books

रज़ा के अब्बा, रहमत खान, मुग़ल बादशाह अकबर के शाही दर्ज़ी हैं। रज़ा अब्बा के साथ बादशाह के नये कपड़े पहुँचाने महल गया। तब उसे पता चला कि बादशाह कपड़ों के मामले में ज़रा नखरैले हैं... मुग़ल काल के भारत में, रज़ा की होशियारी की प्यारी सी कहानी!

Story written by Subhadra Sen Gupta, illustrated by Tapas Guha, translated into Hindi by Manisha Chaudhry, published by Pratham Books. Narrated by Asawari Doshi.

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Dhyan Singh ‘Chand’: Hockey’s Magician - English-Children stories- Pratham Books

The man who came to be called the Wizard of Hockey, Dhyan Chand, started playing hockey with a branch of a palm tree. What did he like to eat as a child? How did he prove Hitler wrong? Here is the story of a man who might just inspire you to pick up a hockey stick and play.

Amazing story written by Dilip D'Souza, brilliantly illustrated by Mohit Suneja, published by Pratham Books. Narrated by Asawari Doshi.

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The Missing Bat - English - Kids Stories - Pratham Books

There was a cricket bat missing from Rehman Chacha's warehouse, and he suspected that young Ahmed had stolen it. A funny tale from Kashmir, the land of the willow trees.
This humorous story written by Vaishali Shroff, illustrated by Tapas Guha, published by Pratham Books. Narrated by Asawari Doshi.

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Singing the Truth: The Story of Miriam Makeba- English-Kids Stories - Pratham Books

Learn about the amazing life of a little girl who grew up to use her gift of singing to help bring freedom to South Africa.
Wonderful story written by Bianca de Jong , Jade Mathieson, illustrated by Louwrisa Blaauw, published by Pratham Books. Narrated by Asawari Doshi.

Coincidentally we are releasing her story on 9th Novembner, which is her death Anniversary. Small tribute from us..

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How Does the Toothpaste Get into the Tube? - English Stories - Pratham Books - Kids Stories

Squeezing out the toothpaste from the tube every morning is simple. But do you know how it got into the tube? Let's tell you how.

Written by Veena Prasad, beautiful illustrations by Rajiv Eipe, published by Pratham Books on their Storyweaver platform. Narrated by Asawari Doshi.

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The Woodcutter of Gura - A Folktale from Ethiopia - Marathi - Kids Stories- Pratham Books

The woodcutter of Gura set out to chop-chop-chop wood one day. He climbed up a tree, perched himself on a branch and began cutting. The village priest who was passing by warned him that if he cut the very branch he was sitting on, he would surely fall down and die. Find out what the woodcutter did in this hilarious tale from enchanting Ethiopia.

Story written by Veena Seshadri, illustrated by Greystroke, translated into Marathi by Utkarsha Manish, published by Pratham Books. Narrated by Asawari Doshi.
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Birth anniversary of Legendary Marathi Storyteller, Writer, Actor, Director, Musician - Pu La Deshpande

Purushottam Lakshman Deshpande (fondly known as Pu La) - today 8th November is his 98th birth anniversary.
We have grown up reading his witty, still thought provoking books. Big thank you to Pu La and to my parents who made his literature available for us. His books list is endless - Batatyachi chaal, Vyakti ani Valli, Gangot, Asa mi Asami, Mhais, Gun Gain Avadi, Jave tyanchya Desha, Vangachitre... List goes on.
Salute ani namaskar Pu la Aajoba. Shatashah Dhanyawad.

The Woodcutter of Gura - A Folktale from Ethiopia - English - Kids Stories- Pratham Books

The woodcutter of Gura set out to chop-chop-chop wood one day. He climbed up a tree, perched himself on a branch and began cutting. The village priest who was passing by warned him that if he cut the very branch he was sitting on, he would surely fall down and die. Find out what the woodcutter did in this hilarious tale from enchanting Ethiopia.
Story written by Veena Seshadri, illustrated by Greystroke, published by Pratham Books. Narrated by Asawari Doshi.

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Kalluche kisse 1 Thapadya Kallu(Kallu's World 1-In Big Trouble Again!) -Marathi-Pratham Books-Kids

Kallu is late for school again. Where did he make his goat run away this time? Or who was sick? He needs to find a story badly... a convincing one. Welcome to Khajuria - a village where young Kallu and his gang run delightful adventurous riots almost every day.
Story written by Subhadra Sen Gupta, illustrated by Tapas Guha, translated into Marathi by Sucheta Kadethankar and published by Pratham Books. Narrated by Asawari Doshi.

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