From The World Of Books

Wondering what to read this time of the year? Well, here are some new releases you can choose from…


Book: The Gopi Diaries Finding Love

Author: Sudha Murty

This is the second book in the bestselling Gopi Diaries series. Here, Gopi is stronger, larger, more confident than the little pup he was in the first book, but he is also cheekier and more mischievous! He faces new situations, new challenges, even new dog companions with endless energy and spirit.

And then comes the day when he faces the biggest surprise of them all…


Picture Book: The Germ Academy

Author/ Illustrator: Rea Mukhtyar Malhotra/ Shahena Zaveri

With the coronavirus here to stay for some more time, The Germ Academy, an illustrated picture book presents the story of Covie – the ‘baddest’ of the baddies – and stresses on the importance of keeping clean to fight the virus.

Trained by evil masterminds at The Germ Academy, he won’t stop causing havoc until he’s the World’s best infection. Enter The Soap Squad. This bottled brigade takes pride in keeping the planet squeaky clean, even if it means squashing a few hopes and dreams along the way. What happens when their two worlds collide?


Book: Saira Zariwala Is Afraid

Author: Shabnam Minwalla

Saira is thrilled about getting her own phone. What she’s not so thrilled about is that most of the messages that arrive on it are for somebody called Akaash. As the messages get stranger, Saira’s irritation gives way to curiosity. Who is Akaash? How has he disappeared so entirely that even his friends and family don’t know where he is? Is he connected with the horrors that the police have unearthed in a fancy Mumbai building?

Saira and her friends decide to play detective. But the light-hearted adventure soon turns dark and sinister. Someone is watching their every move. Someone thinks Saira knows much more than she does. Someone has killed once and is willing to kill again.


Book: The Best At It

Author: Maulik Pancholy

Rahul Kapoor is heading into seventh grade in a small town in Indiana. The start of middle school is making him feel increasingly anxious, so his favourite person in the whole world, his grandfather, Bhai, gives him some well-meaning advice: Find one thing you’re really good at and become the BEST at it. Those four little words sear themselves into Rahul’s brain. While he’s not quite sure what that special thing is, he is convinced that once he finds it, bullies like Brent Mason will stop torturing him at school. And he won’t be worried about staring too long at his classmate Justin Emery. With his best friend, Chelsea, by his side, Rahul is ready to crush this challenge… But what if he discovers he isn’t the best at anything?

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