Stories are everywhere and are for everyone. Stories are how we understand the world around us and the people around us. We tell stories all the time, knowingly or not.
Chitra too, tells stories all the time. Sometimes she puts them into books too. Many of her books are set in India where she was born and brought up.
Chitra goes into classrooms, bookshops and libraries to tell stories, and teach creative writing.
If you enjoy listening to stories or reading stories and would like to find out more about Chitra’s workshops, then do get in touch.
This is a call to all schools I’ve visited during March 2015. I’m inviting entries for the ShoutAbout Magazine – the theme of the stories should be JUSTICE.
You would need to type up your stories and email to firstname.lastname@example.org and I will work with the ShoutAbout Magazine editors to get your stories published in the next issue due out in May-June 2015.
I will also be judging the stories that are sent by end of April 30th 2015 and pick three winners. Each winner would receive one of my signed books as a prize.
The Art of Goal-Setting published by Asiapac Books
Some great tips to set goals and achieve them.
Riddles for Smart Kids by Asiapac Books
Riddles, word-plays, crosswords and more.
Fun with Riddles by Asiapac Books
Knock-knock jokes, word-mix and matches and more. 600 original riddles to keep the young people amused.
Top Health Tips published by Asiapac Books
Simple tips for young people to have healthy habits
Top Learning Tips by Asiapac Books
Great tips and tricks to learn better and well.
Gateway to Indian Culture, Asiapac Books
An intro into Indian culture, festivals, languages, etiquette with some great pictures,
The Art of Excellence, Asiapac Books
Great tips for super-achievers.
Nuggets of Wisdom from the Greek Myths, Asiapac Books
There are stories and there are lessons in the stories.
Nuggets of Wisdom from the Effendi (Mulla), Asiapac Books
Mulla stories are great fun - but also have great nuggets of wisdom
Whacky Jokes, Asiapac Books
My first book - a retelling of great Indian folktales.
Fascinating Stories from Hans Christian Andersen, Asiapac Books
Retellings of great tales from Hans Christian Andersen.
Bananas for Christmas, e-book
What happens if you have a gorilla at home? What would you do on Christmas day?
Afraid of Dogs, e-book
If you were afraid of dogs, what happens if your mum brought a puppy home?
Wing's Visit to Singapore, e-book
Some maths and some fishing - come and enjoy the book
What's for Dinner, e-book
What if Giraffe doesn't want to eat leaves on the trees and try something else?
Chasing the Rainbow, e-book
Everyone's looking for treasure. But butterfly knows the treasure is in the air.
Tall Tales from the Animal Kingdom
Have you read Just So stories - this is my version. Absurd tales from the animal kingdom.
A Dollop of Ghee and a Pot of Wisdom, Walker Books, UK
Trickster tales with lots of humour and colour, based on traditional Indian folktales.
As I Watch - a spring watch book
In this book, young readers will learn how a butterfly is born from a tiny egg hanging under a leaf. Suggested age for readers: 2-6
Balu's Basket, Tulika Books. A book filled with fruits from India
One day, Balu finds a basket. What does he do with it. Bright, clean pictures create a cheerful backdrop for this fruit-filled book.
Farmer Falgu Goes to the Market - Karadi Tales - a rollicking tale about eggs
Farmer Falgu has a plan. But as usual, it’s a plan that’s turned topsy-turvy by the madness that surrounds him. But then, Farmer Falgu can usually find his way out of any mess! Chitra Soundar’s energetic tale radiates with adventure and madness, while Kanika Nair’s visual style underscores it with minimalistic artwork splashed with just a dab of vivid, striking colour.
Farmer Falgu Goes on a Trip - Karadi Tales - a story filled with song, music and frolicking fun.
Farmer Falgu has had enough of his noisy farm! He needs a break and he’s off on a holiday. Craving some quiet, he gets on his cart and goes looking for silence. Does he find it?
Chitra Sound ar writes this remarkable story with a quiet wisdom that resonates with youngsters and adults alike. Her story is joyously complemented by Kanika Nair’s unusual, striking illustrations.
Where is Gola's Home? Tulika Books - the story about homes, landscapes, colours and more.
Gola the yak wants a home — where he will have food to eat, water to drink and be happy. Words that go with each scene and add to vocabulary.