For Ages 9-14
Mystery of the Missing Horseman
A young prince hides his ivory toy from his brother in one of the many secret compartments of the palace. The toy was never found and the search becomes a game called Hunt for the Horseman.
One hundred and twenty-five years later, the land mafia is out to grab the palace. Members of the erstwhile royal family are fighting a losing battle in court to save what is rightfully theirs. They meet for, possibly, their last family gathering in the palace.
Sandy, who has always lived in the U.S., and other children of the family are determined to find the horseman. One of them, a computer whiz, designs a software to help organize the search. Meanwhile, as the court hearing approaches, the thugs resort to very dangerous games.
Will the horseman be found? More important, are the children safe? Will the palace be saved?
Read for a roller coaster ride of fun, thrill, adventure, mystery and more…
Goodreads Rating: 4.52/5
Formerly Published under the title, Hunt for the Horseman.
Tara and the Giant Queen
After a terrible storm and a shipwreck, , nine-year-old Tara finds herself in a strange land. The trees are gigantic and the butterflies as as big as birds. As she looks around her in wonder, she is trapped by a giant creeper. With some luck and presence of mind, she manages to free herself but is now stranded high above the ground on a tree branch, with none in sight to help her.
Later, she accidentally lands on the queen's head. The queen promises to help Tara return to her world. But there are evil giants who believe Tara is a magician and are out to capture her for her magic powers.
What follows is danger, courage and a fascinating journey home. And also fun, because Tara and the boy-giant, Montek, become great friends.
Goodreads Rating: 4.25/5
Mystery of the Diamond Ring
King Neptune’s Delite is a tale of mystery, adventure, and fun! Maya finds a bottle with a diamond ring and some papers in it. Along with her brother and friends, she puts together the clues and discovers they have come upon a distress signal from someone held captive on a ship named King Neptune’s Delite.
The children are excited by the dazzling find. Even Maya, who is usually more sensible than the others, is swept on the wave of adventure. Instead of going to a grownup, the children embark on a reckless mission, with all possibility of getting into serious trouble.
Apart from being a fast paced page turner, the book gives a glimpse of Indian rural culture, and shows how a close-knit community takes care of its children.
Goodreads Rating: 4.54/5
Formerly Published under the title, King Neptune's Delite.
Theft at the Fair and Other Stories
What does a camel have to do with a theft?
Read Hitesh: Case 1 to find out!
Theft at the Fair is a collection of four mysteries in which children use math, logic, and problem solving skills. There is a camel, a boy genius, a woman acrobat, trick mirrors, and much more!
I truly loved the way that each story used something very common to tell its story, in this case mystery and how they can be solved by using what has been given to us. Our brain! Three of the stories use math to help solve the mystery, telling us also to continue our learning skills. One shows how our love of something or someone can guide us - DD Gott
Goodreads Rating: 4.42/5
Rangeela Tales - Complete Collection
Navjyot rescues a near-to-death parrot and wins his trust. The parrot, Rangeela, has exceptional skills. He can speak and understand human speech. Instead of flying free, he chooses to live with Navjyot provided he promises to keep his talking skills a secret. Very soon they become the best of friends and have loads of fun, adventures, and sometimes, spats.
Rangeela Tales is a series of stories about the duo, and also about Navjyot’s nosy cousin, Nimi, and her black cat, Robber, who is on a mission to end Rangeela’s existence.
Rangeela Tales- Book 1
1. Rangeela Finds a Home
2. Rangeela Says No to Adventure
3. Rangeela Flies Away
4. Rangeela and Robber
5. Rangeela and the Bully
6. Rangeela and the Diamonds
Rangeela Tales- Book 2
1. Rangeela and the Old Foe
2. Rangeela Plays his Part
3. Rangeela and Robber Again
4. Rangeela to the Rescue
4. Rangeela Saves the Day
6. Rangeela is Furious.
Rangeela Tales- Book 3
1. Rangeela is Good Old Birdie
2. Robber Wins this Round!
3. Rangeela Gets a Shock
4. Double Trouble
5. Rangeela is Lost
The Unicycle and Other Stories
Devi only knew she loved trees. She said, sadly, "I very much want to plant trees but I have no home."
The old man said, "I've been thinking about your problem, child, and I have the solution. Treat the world as your home." from The Green Earth.
Each of the six stories has something valuable to offer.
The Green Earth is a lesson in protecting our earth and nature, Project Chinna is about sharing knowledge. The Clever Princess shows how one may overcome difficult situations by being resourceful. The Dream has a family coming to terms with loss. The Unicycle is all about determination and earning respect through -recycling, and Mr. Ben'sTreasures is a tale of strange hobbies, honor, and community.
Goodreads Rating: 4.57/5
The Dinosaur Puzzle and Other Stories
Seven stories of fun and adventure. Meet a thief and a snake, a dinosaur and a great-grandmother, a boy and his lucky marble. Some more? How about a boy and an elephant, a terrorist and a school boy and some ghosts?
Read and enjoy!
Goodreads Rating: 4.40/5
Anna Maria lived with her stepmother Priscilla, and her stepsisters, Stella and Marcella. Cinderella's stepmother was no way as evil as Priscilla. Her stepsisters were a little less mean than Stella and Marcella. Anna Maria did not live among cinders because there were no cinders. There were no mice and rabbits to play with either.
But there was a mystery to be solved and an escape to be made!
Goodreads rating: 4.12/5