A TRIP DOWN THE INDUS BY KIRAN HUMAYUN MIAN — Jasmine knows she should be paying attention in school, but she can’t stop reading her own books, especially the ones about Mughal Queens. After all, she’s always been told ‘today a reader, tomorrow a leader’. But when her dreams about confronting the beautiful, evil Queen need help from the things she learned in class, will Jasmine be able to realise the importance of all that she’s been taught? Read to find out whether she is able to defeat the queen, and become the new leader along the Indus. A VERY SPECIAL CAKE BY KIRAN HUMAYUN MIAN — some problems can be very hard to solve. Aliya and Junaid plan to bake a special cake for their parents’ wedding anniversary, but little do they know how complicated baking can be. From baking a completely flat cake to dealing with an angry neighbour with a broken window, will the kids be able to make their parents’ day special? Read the book to find out. ADIL ALI’S SHOES BY FAWZIA GILANI-WILLIAMS — everybody likes Adil Ali but nobody likes his shoes! They are old and worn, patched and sewn. So his friends decide to gift him a pair of shiny brown shoes for Eid. And then begins the problem-his old shoes won’t leave him! Rich in detail, Niloufer Wadia’s vivid water colour pictures make a bustling market come alive. Along with its sights and smells, they capture the drama and daily activities with humour, in a story that’s gentle and full of warmth.SHABANA & THE BABY GOAT BY SAMINA MISHRA — wherever Shabana goes, there goes Kajri the little goat. The two are best friends! The problem is, Kajri likes to chew-rope, masterji’s book, and even Phuppo Jammo’s burka. Just as things start getting out of hand, Shabana has the perfect idea to put Kajri’s chewing skills to good use! Told with a filmmaker’s flair for visual detail, and with bright, happy pictures, here’s a story that all children will love! THE WHISTLING DONKEY BY CHERYL RAO — Dinky the Donkey has a problem. He is different: he belongs to a family of singing donkeys, but he cannot sing. He can only whistle. Find out what happens when he has to take part in a concert with his family.