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  • Bibliography:
    31 Books
  • First Book:
    July 2015
  • Latest Book:
    February 2025
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Book List in Order: 31 titles



  • In this retelling of an ancient tale from the Middle East, a clever camel coaxes his way into its master's tent on a cold night, as they stop at an oasis. What happens to the master? Suggested age range for readers: 3 and up...



  • A greedy tiger roamed the forest looking for food. One day he came upon a rabbit. But the rabbit conitnued to outsmart the tiger and not get eaten. "Rabbits are dangerous," thought the tiger. "I must warn everyone about them....




  • A vibrant variation on the traditional flood myth from the Irular tribe in Southern India. When Pattan finds a yellow-flower vine wilting in his valley, he replants and cares for it, watching as a pumpkin appears and grows taller than the goats, t...



  • When the moon rises high and the stars twinkle, it is bedtime for the baby animals of the Indian forest. But tonight, when the skies turn dark and the night grows stormy, the little ones can't sleep. SWISH-SWISH! CRACK-TRACK! FLASH-SNAP! goes the sto...



  • At the start of winter, two bear cubs are born, deep in their den in the frozen north. "Mama, what lies beyond here?" they ask. "Above us is a land of ice and snow." "What lies beyond the ice and snow?" "The ocean, full of ice from long ago." And as ...



  • Can Prince Veera and his best friend outsmart the king’s trickiest subjects? Inspired by traditional Indian folktales, these stories are sure to delight. Being a wise and just ruler is no easy task. That’s what Prince Veera discovers when he a...



  • WSRA Children's Literature: Picture This 2021 Recommendation ListThe festival of lights is here -- time to celebrate the New Year! Diwali has arrived! Rangoli art decorates the floor, and strings of flowers hang around the doors. Now it's time to rin...



  • Book Band: Purple (Ideal for ages 6+)A fun, magical story, ideal for children practising their reading at home or in school.Manju wants to get a present for her Mum's birthday but Cumin her cat isn't sure about the toy elephant or robot. So when they...






  • The rain clouds are long gone and the dry season scorches the land. Everything is new for the baby giraffe. As she bounds ahead and lags behind, her mother patiently explains the ways of the grasslands. And until she grows a little taller, older and ...



  • Book Band: White (Ideal for ages 6+)An energetic animal story, ideal for children practising their reading at home or in school.All Sloth Bear wants to do is play with Porcupine but it's nap time in the jungle and all the other animals are sleeping. ...




  • Collins Big Cat Phonics for Letters and Sounds features exciting fiction and non-fiction decodable readers to enthuse and inspire children. They are fully aligned to Letters and Sounds Phases 1–6 and contain notes in the back. The Handbooks pro...




  • Book Band: Gold (Ideal for ages 6+)A funny, magical story, ideal for children practising reading at home or in school.Manju's stuck at home and she is BORED. Looking for entertainment, she summons the genie. When he turns up with a terrible cold, the...



  • In these four interlinked stories about Nikhil and Jay and their family, there's always fun and mischief. Grandad and Granny come to visit from India and show the boys that the best way to eat mangoes is in the bath! There's a Star Birthday for Nikhi...




  • Book Band: Grey, ideal for ages 8+

    An exciting detective story from Chitra Soundar, author of over 50 children's books in the UK, India and the US.

    Sindhu and Jeet are the best detectives in town: they solve all their cases ...



  • Sona is determined to get her whole suburban Indian neighborhood to help fight climate change in this second heartwarming story. When Sona learns about the climate crisis at school, she worries nobody is doing enough to combat it. So she takes up the...









  • Can Sona be the best big sister ever when she’s not sure she even wants a baby sister or brother? Brimming with warmth and charm, this story set in India will resonate with new older siblings everywhere. Sona Sharma's house is full of three generat...



  • Book Band: Grey (Ideal for ages 8+)

    More exciting detective adventures featuring Sindhu and Jeet by Chitra Soundar, author of over 50 children's books in the UK, India and the US.

    Sindhu and Jeet are back to solve more cases...




  • Tara and her best friend, Farida, are experts at the traditional Indian game of Pallanguzhi. But when Tara's family relocates to the UK, Tara has to say goodbye to her best friend. Who shall she beat at Pallanguzhi now?As Appa and Amma get the new ho...



  • Book Band: Lime, ideal for ages 6+

    A funny, uplifting tale about family and the healing power of pets from internationally published author, Chitra Soundar.

    Keva loves helping out at Grandpa's pet adoption centre. When he ha...



  • Nikhil and Jay visit India in this third book in the sparkling Early Reader series about a British Asian family Nikhil and Jay and Amma and Appa are off to India for the Christmas holidays to visit Chennai Granny and Grandad. In Grandad’s ...



  • In this fourth book for early readers about the irrepressible British Asian brothers, Nikhil and Jay, the boys have four fun adventures at home Nikhil and Jay feel sorry for Appa when he falls and hurts his ankle, but they make him feel better by pl...



  • Lull a little one to sleep with gentle rhyming verses and a mesmerizing swirl of imagery from the natural world, as a loving parent takes a child on a dreamlike journey.I give this kiss from me to you,to keep you safe till morning dew.At sunrise when...






  • Sona decides to run for class leader! But her friend Joy is running, too. Does Sona really want to lead, or just to win? Chitra Soundar shines a light on democracy in the latest book in this charming series. Sona’s class is excited when Miss Rao an...



  • Sona wishes some things would never change! Can she and her friends find a way to keep their beloved teacher from moving to her new husband’s city? Sona and her friends are eager for their midterm break to begin, but Sona’s plans to write...


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Chitra Soundar has published 31 books.

The next book by Chitra Soundar, Sona Sharma, Wish Me Luck, will be published in February 2025.

The first book by Chitra Soundar, Clever Camel, was published in July 2015.

No. Chitra Soundar does not write books in series.