Popular Children's Novels you can Read this Summer

Technology might have taken over but book lovers are still thriving. This summer, gift your child the world of folktales, adventures and popular characters with these childern's novels. From folk tales of Panchtantra to mystical stories by Amar Chitra Katha, we have it all.

Aditi Nag
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Summers can be boring if kids are trapped inside due to the intense heat. To escape boredom, introduce your child to the enchanting world of Indian children's novels, where imagination reigns supreme. Indian authors have produced some of the most captivating and engaging stories that not only entertain but also educate children about the rich cultural heritage of India. These books are the perfect antidote to boredom, offering a gateway to a world filled with wonder, magic, and endless possibilities.

Panchtantra by Vishnu Sharma 


Panchtantra is a collection of Indian ancient fables and moral tales. These stories were passed down from generation to generation. Filled with wit, wisdom, and life lessons, these stories captivate readers of all ages, imparting valuable insights. These stories are narrated by animals that impart valuable life lessons and their adventures.

Dive into this classic masterpiece, where each tale serves as a beacon of guidance, teaching valuable lessons on friendship, leadership, and the complexities of human nature.

Malgudi Days by R.K Narayan


'Malgudi Days' was a popular television series that was started in 1986 and is now available in the form of a book. It is a collection of short stories. This book includes 32 stories, all set in the fictional town of Malgudi which was located in South India. Each of the stories portrays a facet of life in Malgudi. Through vivid storytelling, Narayan paints a dazzling tapestry of everyday life, capturing the joys, struggles, and idiosyncrasies of its inhabitants.

From humorous anecdotes to poignant reflections, each story offers a glimpse into the human experience, making 'Malgudi Days' a beloved classic that resonates across generations. 

The Magic Drum and Other Favourite Stories by Sudha Murthy


'The Magic Drum and Other Favourite Stories' is an enchanting collection of stories weaved by Sudha Murthy. It transports readers into the heart of India's rich cultural heritage. Sudha Murty retells them from her memory of her grandparents. In this book, one of the stories narrates a story of a clever and haughty princess who will only marry the man who asks her a question she cannot answer.

Let's dive into the tales filled with wonder and inspiration as she shares timeless tales that capture the essence of childhood dreams and the triumph of the human spirit.

Tenali Raman by C.L.L. Jayaprada


'Stories of Tenali Raman' are renowned and nostalgia-inducing for many as they take you back to your childhood. The author has painted a collection of stories in an illustrated book for children capturing the wit and humor of a legend. The exciting tales from the court of Vijayanagara are full of morals, life lessons and acute wit and intelligence.

Let's head on a voyage towards to 16th Century and explore the world of wisdom with Tenali Raman.

Stories from The Jatakas by Amar Chitra Katha


Stories From The Jatakas is a delightful collection of Buddhist morality stories. It explores not only entertainment but also imparts valuable moral and ethical lessons. Through its narrative, readers are introduced to a wide range of characters each carrying profound messages of compassion, kindness, selflessness, and other virtuous qualities.

The Jataka Collection from India Amar Chitra Katha offers a delightful and enlightening reading experience. 

A Bagful of History by Subhadra Sen Gupta


This is a fascinating read about the unforgettable events and people in Indian history. Subhadra Sen Gupta has presented a walk to the our past painted in a historical novel. The times of the Mughals and others set in various periods of Indian history, the book offers young readers a captivating journey through time, exploring significant events, figures, and cultures that have shaped the nation.

 A Bagful of History is fascinating for children's readers to know about the unforgettable events and people in Indian history.

Cloud of Trash by Karanjeet Kaur 


This book is about a life lesson about pollution. A serious issue is portrayed through this enchanting tale. 'A Cloud of Trash' is hanging over Cheekoo’s head, making her the unhappiest girl in the world. She was sure it was because she didn’t listen to Amma, and threw her trash on the ground. An awesome book to introduce to children in terms of saving the environment and caring for Mother Earth.

Read this wonderful story to find out how Cheekoo gets rid of this horrible trash cloud.

Amma Take Me to the Golden Temple by Bhakti Mathur


If you want your child to be close to Indian roots, then introduce them to this book based on Indian mythology, history and culture. It is a series that has thirteen books on the festivals of Holi, Diwali, Janmashtami, Ganesh Chaturthi, Durga Puja, Raksha Bandhan and on the Hindu gods Krishna, Hanuman and Ganesha.

Amma Take Me to the Golden Temple by Bhakti Mathur is a tale regarding Hindu Gods or the mortals. These tales find a way to narrate ancient and modern stories alike, with ease, joy and wonderment.

Padma Goes to Space by Shwetha Prakash 


Let's expand the horizons of your kids imagination. Their incredible minds walk through innumerable stories and genres. 'Padma Goes to Space' pictures cheerfully follow Padma’s journey to space and back. The fascination of the main character in this book increases the curiosity amongst the young minds.

Read this wonderful story and explore the endless universe with Padma.

The Mystery of the Secret Hair Oil Formula by Asha Nehemiah


Let your kids explore a world full of laughter by introducing them to this hilarious tale of The Mystery of the Secret Hair Oil Formula. It is the story of extraordinary Paati whose secret formula for the famous Wondergro Supersonic Hair Tonic is under threat of being stolen. The story is a page-turner that encourages curiosity, problem-solving, and teamwork, making it a good read for young detectives and adventure seekers.

For a hilarious and entertaining mystery story, you can read this book.

The Panchtantra by Vishnu Sharma Malgudi Days by R.K Narayan The Mystery of the Secret Hair Oil Formula by Asha Nehemiah Padma Goes to Space by Shwetha Prakash Amma Take Me to the Golden Temple by Bhakti Mathur Cloud of Trash by Karanjeet Kaur A Bagful of History by Subhadra Sen Gupta Stories from The Jataka Tales by Amar Chitra Katha Tenali Raman by C.L.L. Jayaprada The Magic Drum and Other Favourite Stories by Sudha Murthy Childrens Novel