Picture Books about India

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The list author says: "Want to learn more about India? Here is a list of picture books about the country, the children of India, and Indian folklore."
I Is for India (World Alphabets)
1.  I Is for India (World Alphabets) by Prodeepta Das
The list author says:
  "An extraordinary alphabet book! http://www.shvoong.com/books/childrens-literature/1906594-india/"
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The Road to Mumbai
2.  The Road to Mumbai by Ruth Jeyaveeran
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  "The Road to Mumbai is filled with many twists and turns, not to mention a few uninvited guests!  http://www.shvoong.com/books/childrens-literature/1906327-road-mumbai/"
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Nadia's Hands
3.  Nadia's Hands by Karen English
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  "Nadia's hands are decorated with elaborate mehndi designs.
http://www.shvoong.com/books/childrens-literature/1908198-nadia-hands/"
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Anklet for a Princess: A Cinderella Story from India
4.  Anklet for a Princess: A Cinderella Story from India by Meredith Babeaux Brucker
The list author says:
  "This rendition of Cinderella was adapted from the East Indian story "Nagami" which means Jewel of the Snake.
http://www.shvoong.com/books/childrens-literature/1895615-anklet-princess-cinderella-story-india/"
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Romina's Rangoli
5.  Romina's Rangoli by Malathi Michelle Iyengar
The list author says:
  "Romina's family comes from two different cultures: India and Mexico.
http://www.shvoong.com/books/childrens-literature/1906582-romina-rangoli/"
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The Rose's Smile: Farizad of the Arabian Nights
6.  The Rose's Smile: Farizad of the Arabian Nights by David Kherdian
The list author says:
  "This story is also known as "The Speaking Bird, the Singing Tree and the Golden Water", "The Three Golden Sons", or the "The Jealous Sisters."
http://www.shvoong.com/books/childrens-literature/1906053-rose-smile-farizad-arabian-nights/"
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The Story of Little Babaji
7.  The Story of Little Babaji by Helen Bannerman
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  "A young boy outwits wild tigers."
$7.61   Used & New from: $0.32
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)

Chachaji's Cup
8.  Chachaji's Cup by Uma Krishnaswami
The list author says:
  "Story about an Indian boy and the treasured cup of his great-uncle Chachaji."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

Divali Rose
9.  Divali Rose by Vashanti Rahaman
The list author says:
  "Ricki and his grandparents prepare for Divali, the Hindu festival of lights."
$13.56   Used & New from: $0.01

Finders Keepers? (India Unveiled Childrens Series, 1)
10.  Finders Keepers? (India Unveiled Childrens Series, 1) by Robert Arnett
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  "Short stories about a man travels through in India."
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The Rumor: A Jataka Tale from India
11.  The Rumor: A Jataka Tale from India by Jan Thornhill
The list author says:
  "What if the world breaks apart?  Find out in this humorous folktale.
http://www.shvoong.com/books/1907758-rumor-jakata-tale-india/"
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Gobble, Gobble, Slip, Slop: A Tale of a Very Greedy Cat
12.  Gobble, Gobble, Slip, Slop: A Tale of a Very Greedy Cat by Meilo So
The list author says:
  "A very hungry cat tries to eat everything in sight."
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Elephant Dance
13.  Elephant Dance by Theresa Heine
The list author says:
  "Ravi creates an elephant dance on his flute."
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The Ghost Catcher
14.  The Ghost Catcher by Martha Hamilton
The list author says:
  "A Bengali folktale about how a barber uses his trusty mirror to outsmart some ghosts."
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Baya, Baya, Lulla-by-a
15.  Baya, Baya, Lulla-by-a by Megan McDonald
The list author says:
  "A Hindu mother sings a lullaby to her choti ladki (little girl)."
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The Drum: A Folktale from India (Story Cove)
16.  The Drum: A Folktale from India (Story Cove) by Rob Cleveland
The list author says:
  "A poor boy has one wish: to have his own drum."
$4.95   Used & New from: $0.91
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

One Grain Of Rice: A Mathematical Folktale
17.  One Grain Of Rice: A Mathematical Folktale by Demi
The list author says:
  "A mathematical folktale in which a raja in India learns a valuable lesson on how to be wise and fair.
http://www.shvoong.com/books/1908018-grain-rice/"
$16.01   Used & New from: $5.93
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (54 customer reviews)

The Monkey and the Crocodile: A Jataka Tale from India (Paul Galdone Classics)
18.  The Monkey and the Crocodile: A Jataka Tale from India (Paul Galdone Classics) by Paul Galdone
The list author says:
  "Who is smarter, the monkey or the crocodile?"
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Lighting a Lamp: A Diwali Story (Festival Time)
19.  Lighting a Lamp: A Diwali Story (Festival Time) by Jonny Zucker
The list author says:
  "A simple introduction to the Hindu festival, Diwali."
$8.19   Used & New from: $0.91
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

Monsoon
20.  Monsoon by Uma Krishnaswami
The list author says:
  "A child awaits the monsoon rains of northern India."
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The Happiest Tree
21.  The Happiest Tree by Uma Krishnaswami
The list author says:
  "Meena learns grace and confidence in a yoga class for kids."
$8.15   Used & New from: $2.57
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Mama's Saris
22.  Mama's Saris by Pooja Makhijani
The list author says:
  "An Indian girl celebrates her seventh birthday with family traditions."
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