If your reading habits have transcended a mere love for books and has taken the form of a basic need that demands fulfillment, Penguin books is your portal to a world where your mammoth appetite will always be sated.
Penguin books was the brainchild of famed British pubisher, Allen Lane. Noticing the lack of good reading material available to the general public at an affordable price, Lane conceived of the idea that would become a revolution in the reading game, one that you are part of today.
Penguin India was started in 1985 and is the largest English language trade publisher in the subcontinent. In 1987, publishing started with only six books in the line-up. Come 2017, as we celebrate thirty years of Penguin India, you can choose from about 250 new titles every year, along with a backlist of over 3000 titles. If there is anything at all your literature-driven mind needs, chances are you will find it with a Penguin book.
While Penguin is recognized for its paperback editions of classic literature, we’re also known for our modern fiction titles, as well as narrative non-fiction including biography, travel, business, politics, history, religion and philosophy, lifestyle, cookery, health and fitness, visual books . . . and the list goes on.
Amongst the reputed titles that have published through Penguin, your favourite Indian authors have featured several times, including Khushwant Singh, Arundhati Roy, Kiran Desai, R.K. Lakshman, Ruskin Bond, Shashi Tharoor, A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, Jerry Pinto and Upamanyu Chatterjee.
For whatever mood you’re in, and whichever version of yourself you want to explore and expand, Penguin Books has got you covered.
Your best bet to introduce a new generation of children to the grand, consuming world of bibliophilia rests in Puffin India. Established in 1939, Puffin is Penguin’s children’s imprint, and is established as one of the largest and most diverse children’s publishers in the world. In formats ranging from picture books to fiction, non-fiction and poetry, Puffin continues to be the avid reader’s go-to destination for your favourite children’s tales from childhood, as well as new and innovative works in the field.
Among the authors who have published with Puffin India, esteemed children’s writers include Ruskin Bond, Sudha Murthy, Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, R.K. Narayan, Anita Desai, Satyjit Ray, Devdutt Pattanaik, Jerry Pinto, Payal Kapadia, Anita Nair, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, Subroto Bagchi, Derek O’ Brien, Paro Anand, Subhadra Sen Gupta and Ranjit Lal. For the young readers of school age, help and home can be found in the popular pages by Puffin India: the diaries of the Wimpy Kid, Roald Dahl, Terry Pratchett, Cathy Cassidy and others.
With new and diverse additions to this fantastic line-up of authors every day, your introduction to stories, storytelling and the comforting, adventurous world of books starts with Puffin.
When the gargantuan task of guiding and shaping a new mind is upon you, Ladybird comes to you as the most recognizable and specialized brand in children’s books. Focusing on child development right from birth to eight years of age, through a wide variety of formats and styles, the Ladybird books are your guide books to leading the next generation.
Written in correspondence with the latest research on how babies grow and respond, you can depend on Ladybird’s award-winning baby range. For your toddlers, Ladybird uses rhyme, stories and songs in interactive formats to help them get an early headstart, whether its through ‘learning to read’—which incorporates effective teaching methods—or through literature and interactive play.
With characters and adventures that bring the world of learning to life, Ladybird complements regular school work by providing fun, vibrant avenues for practise and reinforcement.
Ladybird’s publishing formats are catered to the evolving needs of children, parents and teachers. You need all the support you can get in raising a new mind, and you can find all the material you can think of in our publications, audiobooks, DVDs and our devoted website: www.ladybird.com.