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15 Best Hindi Story Books For Kids

Hindi story books for kids

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As a parent, we always encourage our kids to read regularly and try to provide them with good books that they can not only enjoy but learn one or two good things. Does your child’s reading list include books in regional language or mother tongue? Are we giving importance to our regional languages when we encourage kids to read? Here is the list of 15 Hindi story books for kids which they will not only enjoy but also provides moral values:

1. Baingani Jojo – Purple Jojo

Age: 4 to 8 years

Language: Hindi (Also available in English/other Indian languages)

Author: Sameera Zia Qureshi

Publisher: Tulika Publishers

Hindi story books for kids

This is a beautiful Hindi storybook for beginners. When Jojo the dog wakes up with purple or baingani spots on his body, he sets out to find the culprit. Through Jojo’s search, the kids learn to read Hindi and identify the colours too.

Baingani Jojo is available here.

2. Nanhi Kahaniyaan (Set of 4 storybooks in Hindi)

Age: 4 to 8 years

Language: Hindi (Also available in English/other Indian languages)

Author: Sorito Gupto

Publisher: Asmi Books

Hindi story books for kids

A set of four colourful and easy-to-read storybooks in Hindi for starters. Each of these books tells meaningful stories through loveable characters- Three ant friends, dolphins, hens, and of course the charming dolphins.

Nanhi Kahaniyaan is available here.

3. Ghungrali Jalebi

Age: 4 to 8 years

Language: Hindi (Also available in English/other Indian languages)

Author: Bhakti Mathur

Publisher: Tulika Publishers

Hindi story books for kids

At the age of three, pictures arrest kids’ interest beautifully. Ghungrali Jalebi’s illustrations are eye-catching and the story is hilarious. The raja or king loves Jalebi so much that his dreams are made of Jalebi. And funnily even his nightmares are in the shape of Jalebis. This Hindi book for kids is a riot of colours and fun.

Ghungrali Jalebi is available here.

4. Kuttan Aur Tootate Taare

Age: 5 to 11 years

Language: Hindi & English

Author: Serene Kasim

Publisher: Katha

Hindi story books for kids

A lovely Hindi storybook for kids of school age. One night, Kuttan spots a beautiful and straight-line shining in the sky. Discovering the truth behind this sparkling mystery makes for a great read for little inquiring minds.

Kuttan Aur Tootate Taare is available here.

5. Patang Ped/The Kite Tree

Age: 7 to 12 years

Language- Hindi & English

Author: Avanti Mehta 

Publisher: Tulika Books

Hindi story books for kids

This beautiful Hindi storybook is all about the changes that one faces in life. The Patang Ped changes with every season and this raises a thousand questions that have colourful answers. This book springs lovely surprises on the early readers. 

Patang Ka Ped is available here.

6. Chaand Par Khargosh

Age: 4 to 8 years

Language – Hindi (Available in English also)

Author: Indrani Krishanaier

Publisher: Tulika Books

Hindi story books for kids

This storybook based on Panchtantra teaches young children to be strong and always face bullies in their life. It teaches you that even if the person or situation might seem too big for you to face, still never get afraid. Always be brave, because people who face adverse situations always come out to be victorious.

Chaand Par Khargosh is available here.

7. Fakruddin Ka Fridge

Age: 4 to 8 years

Language – Hindi (Available in English also)

Author: Meenu Thomas

Publisher: Tulika Books

Hindi story books for kids

It is a small light-hearted story of a young boy named Fakruddin, who has an absurd habit of worrying about everything unnecessarily. He always keeps on asking nonstop questions. So one fine day when his fridge stops working, he becomes anxious.

The book has many beautiful watercolour images that show the lively localities of a small town. The bright colours attract the child and teach them to be patient and think calmly in times of diversity.

Fakruddin Ka Fridge is available here.

8. Tara Khojak

Age: 5 to 12 years

Language – Hindi 

Author: Rabindranath Tagore

Publisher: Katha

Hindi story books for kids

A sweet little argument goes on between a small girl and her brother. In her innocence, Khuki plans to catch the moon. She refuses to give in, even when her brother argues about the size of the moon. Simple and playful is what this book really is.

Tara Khojak is available here.

9. Amma Ki Toolkit

Age: 5 to 12 years

Language – Hindi 

Author: Nandini Nayar

Publisher: Pratham Books

Hindi story books for kids

A broken pipe floods the home of Mini and Tara. Who comes to their rescue, well their friendly Amma and her toolkit. This storybook was lapped up by my 7-year-old daughter because hello Amma knew her stuff. She knows her pipes from her straws and is truly inspiring.

Amma Ki Toolkit is available here.

10. Ek Anmol Saathi Ke Liye

Age: 7 to 14 years

Language – Hindi 

Author: Rosalind Wilson

Publisher: Katha

Hindi story books for kids

This is a beautiful story about relationships and beliefs. When a poor painter is desperate for work, opportunity knocks on his door. Unfortunately, he has to choose between his art and his best friend, a cat. Surprisingly the kids got the hidden message of ‘everyone is the same for God’, too.

11. Baatooni Kachhua

Age: 7 to 14 years

Language – Hindi 

Retold by: Jeeva Raghunath

Publisher: Zakatha

Hindi story books for kids

One of the most loved stories from the basket of Panchatantra Stories. This story teaches kids how it is a good idea to keep our mouths closed sometimes. Also, the illustrations bring alive the art style of Kalamkari textiles from Andhra Pradesh, India. This book is a great example of keeping art forms alive through literature.

Baatooni Kachhua is available here.

12. Abba Ka Din

Age: 7 to 14 years

Language – Hindi 

Author: Sunaina Ali

Publisher: Katha

Hindi story books for kids

What makes Sunday so special for Ayesha? Well, she spends the entire day with her darling Abba or Dad. They cook together, shop together and talk a lot. A heartwarming reminder to all of us to spend more time with our families.

Abba Ka Din is available here.

13. Balu Ki Tokari

Age: 7 to 14 years

Language – Hindi 

Author: Chitra Sounder

Publisher: Katha

Hindi story books for kids

An endearing story of a young boy Balu and his basket. Together they act as the superhero for the man who can’t catch his hen. And the vendor from who’s the cart, the apples topple. And the saleswoman who has a tired sleepy child in her hand, for whom the tokari can double up as a bed.

Balu Ki Tokari is available here.

14. Chandani Ke Pankh

Age: 6 to 12 years

Language – Hindi 

Author: Mamang Dai

Publisher: Katha

Hindi story books for kids

Four enchanting folklores from the land of Arunachal Pradesh. Each story is laced with delightful imagination on how the world really came to be? Was it created, did the sun try to burn the earth? Well, let your kids explore this book to find out more.

Chaandani Ke Pankh is available here.

15. Aalsi Mama

Age: 7 to 14 years

Language: Hindi 

Author: Vidya Pradhan

Publisher: Pratham Books

Hindi story books for kids

Amish and Soni desperately want to join the wild adventures their lazy Raghu Mama enjoys. But they are left wondering how he manages to do so without ever leaving his chair? A fun read indeed.

Aalsi Mama is available here.

So the next time you are stuck thinking of which Hindi story books for kids to buy, you will know which ones to look out for.

Also, read 10 Best Hindi Movies For Kids.

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