Publishing Philosophy

Ms Moochie Books is an independent publishing house. We publish contemporary Indian books for children. What sets us apart is our unique story → book process.

All new stories are taken to classrooms by storytellers. Feedback from the children is passed on to the author. She makes changes. This loop is iterated till the children give the story an emphatic thumbs up, after which the book is made.

This allows us to actively involve the reader, i.e the child, in the making of the book. This stands in contrast to publishers who work in the comfort of their offices, away from the world of children.

The Little Book Lovers’ Reading Series

The bestselling Little Book Lovers’ books are designed for children who are just starting to read, i.e. ages 2 to 6. The popular Ramu and Ramya books are from this series.

Picture Books

Sparky’s Bark

Sparky is an energetic dog. He loves to bark. Whether at a bird or a bee; a ball or a pig on a wall, Sparky’s barks are directed at everyone and everything. But why does Sparky bark so much?

Billy Chews

 Little Billy Goat loves chewing things. Perhaps a little too much. But when he chews a stick of bubblegum, he accidentally blows a bubble and finds himself floating over the city. Will Billy make it out of this mess?

Where Is Bear’s Shoe

 Lulu bear’s school van is right around the corner, but where is her left shoe? Ah, there it is – up in that tree! Lulu comes up with a plan to retrieve her shoe. Does it work?

Worms As Pets

 A little girl wants a wriggly, squiggly, squishy pet worm, but her worm-phobic Amma can’t stand the adorable little creepy-crawlies. What will the little girl do now? Is there a way for her to get her wish? 

Ramu’s Ride

  When Sara offers Ramu a ride on her bicycle, he happily accepts. But when the bike spins out of control, he resolves never to touch one again. How can he learn to ride safely while still having fun?

My First Words

 We’ve put together many of the first English words that children pick up in one book and put a picture next to it. Some of the pictures are from the stories of the Little Book Lovers’ series books. 

Tara’s Elephant

 On a trip to the zoo, Tara makes friends with a gentle elephant. Tara brings him home, determined to keep him. But the elephant is so big! Can she find the perfect hiding spot?

The New Year’s Party

 Sana and her little sister Moti are having lots of fun at a New Year’s Eve party. But suddenly Moti disappears. Now Sana has to follow the trail of clues and find her sister before Mama realises she’s missing!

Frank Goes To The Market

 It’s Frank’s first trip to the market and he’s absolutely thrilled. But he soon loses sight of his mother! Will he manage to track her down in this crowded marketplace? 

I Love You More

 Little Jay has the coolest new car-bed, but this means he’ll have to sleep on his own! He’s sure that Ma doesn’t love him any more. Will Ma be able to reassure Jay of how deeply she loves him? 

Dev Likes To Help

 Clumsy, impulsive, and a walking case of Murphy’s Law, Dev’s desire to help always backfires, from one whimsical mishap to the other. But now Mama is mad and he has to make it up to her. Will he?

The Big Bad Bull

 Everyone on the farm is afraid of Azgul the bull because he’s a incorrigible bully! Led by Kiki crow, the farm decides to teach him a lesson. Will Azgul’s reign of terror finally come to an end? 

Sit Still

 No matter how hard she tries, Viji can’t sit still! She fidgets and wriggles, squirms and jiggles. But Viji isn’t a naughty kid. She just has too much energy. Will she ever be accepted for who she is?

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I Won’t Eat That

   Though Appa tries his best to get Chinna to try the delicious food that he painstakingly cooks for her every day, she refuses each time.

Ramya’s Snack Box

 Ramya shares her snacks so generously with her friends, that there are none left for her. Later, at lunch-time she realises that she’s left her lunch box at home! But when you share, it all comes full circle, right?  

Ramya’s Bat

 No matter how hard she tries, Viji can’t sit still! She fidgets and wriggles, squirms and jiggles. But Viji isn’t a naughty kid. She just has too much energy. Will she ever be accepted for who she is?  Ramya watches her classmates play cricket and wants to join in. First she needs a bat, but Pa thinks cricket is too difficult for girls. Can she show Pa that she can play just as well as the boys?

The Happy Place

 Ramya is determined to care for her grandmother’s unkempt garden, but gardening is no easy task! Her efforts are always plagued by setbacks. Will Ramya give in to these odds or find a way to overcome them?

Ramya’s Fancy Dress Mess

 There’s a fancy dress contest at Ramya’s school. Ramya is very excited! On the day of the event, she realises that she and her friend Aanya are dressed the same. Oops! 

Ramu The Hero

 Ramu puts on a cape and a mask and becomes a superhero. Ramu imagines various monsters and fights them, and makes a giant mess. Since his mother is sick, Ramu and to clean up. He realises who the real superhero is. 

Ramu at the Fair

Ramu At The Fair

 It’s Ramu’s first time at a fair and he is having a great time. Ramu couldn’t be more excited! There are so many fun activities at the fair. Best of all, there is a giant wheel ride. But when Ramu sees just how big it is, he feels afraid. Can Pa convince him to give it a try?

Suddenly Cow

 This book begins with Anu, her mother, and her breakfast (a bowl of upma). Anu doesn’t want to eat it and is wondering what to do. Then, suddenly, a cow shows up.

The Magic Umbrellas

 When Leela gets a beautiful new umbrella, she doesn’t expect it to disappear during lunch break! But the same thing happens the next day, and the day after that, and – you get the gist. Where do the umbrellas go?

Mangoes and Mischief

 When Moidooty accidentally hits Maangasura, the dreaded mango-loving monster, with a pebble, he’s cursed to spit little mangoes whenever he opens his mouth to speak. Can he figure out a way to become normal again?

Aditi Zoo

 Six-year-old Aditi wants a sibling, but her father doesn’t think she’s ready for the responsibility. So he asks her to take care of a dog. Then a goat. And then, an elephant. Will Aditi rise to the challenge?

LiLBI Storybooks

The Merry the Elephant Series was developed to provide children with an easy way to learn about various themes. The books have sight words which are highlighted in order to improve reading skills in emergent readers.

Merry the Elephant’s Paper Plane

It’s a special day for Merry the Elephant. She’s just made her very first paper plane! Her friend, Rino the Rhino, tries to fly it. But a gust of wind swoops down and blows it clear across the busy street. The children search high and low for the paper plane. Will they be able to find it?

Merry the Elephant’s Rainy Day

Plip-plop. Plip-plop.Down comes the pouring rain! Merry and her friends are safe and dry inside the warmth of their classroom. But look, there’s a ladybug still stuck outside in the cold and wet playground. Oh no, it’s in danger! Can the children find a way to help the little creature?

Merry the Elephant’s Show and Tell

It’s Show and Tell day at school, yippee! The theme is ‘fruits and vegetables’ and every child has brought one to share with the class. Merry the Elephant brought a pomegranate but . . . uh-oh, where has it disappeared? Can Merry find her fruit and do a good job in front of her friends?

Merry the Elephant’s Dance Class

  . . . 5, 6, 7, 8!

Merry the Elephant loves to dance. But there’s just one teeny-tiny problem: she can’t remember any of the steps! She keeps bumping into her friends and hurting them accidentally.

Can Rino the Rhino help Merry remember the dance routine?

Merry the Elephant Diwali Lamps

Merry the Elephant and the Diwali Lamps

Merry the Elephant is at Gee’s house for a Diwali celebration. The children make a rangoli drawing and decorate the house with flowers and lamps.

But not everyone is enjoying the party. 

What’s bothering Gee’s grandfather?

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Merry the Elephant’s Banana Feast

Munch! Crunch! Slurp!

It’s banana season in Care Nagar. Everyone in the neighbourhood has made a different kind of banana dish and Merry is invited to taste all of them. The treats are yummy but Merry is not happy. What is keeping her from enjoying the delicious food?

Merry the Elephant and Baby Kiki

 Can Rino the Rhino help Merry remember the dance routine?Merry is meeting her baby cousin, Kiki, for the first time. She can’t wait to hold her. But there’s just one problem. The baby won’t stop crying! Can Merry come up with a plan to calm her down?

Merry the Elephant and the Firefighter

Merry wants to become a firefighter and help people in danger. But when she sees the firefighter climbing a big ladder, she feels scared.

Will Merry be brave enough to face her fears?

Early Chapter Books

The Dog Who Taught Me Math

  Before you ask: no, the dog in this story does not speak! This is not a magical story. It’s set in the real world. But it shows how unconditional love helps children master subjects more effectively than disciplining.

Paramartha Guru

 Originally written in Tamil by a Jesuit priest, this book follows the tales of a Hindu priest and his five extremely foolish disciples. We’ve taken care to remove religious propaganda from the text and retain only the story-line and the humour. Paramartha Guru is extremely popular in Tamil Nadu. 

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Not My Long Blue Skirt

 Princess Uma’s room is crammed with all sorts of things.  So her mother, the Queen, gives away some of these clothes to the neighbouring children . . . including Uma’s favourite long blue skirt!

Lola And Chacko

  Lola’s beloved dog Chacko has disappeared into the forest. The one with the monster in it! Is Lola’s love for Chacko greater than her fear of the forest?

Short Stories

Eee… Here’s My Story

   This book is the story of award winning storyteller Geeta Ramanujam, the founder of Kathalaya, and how growing up in 1960s Bombay shaped her lifelong love for stories. 

Too Cool For School

 This a collection of eight fun stories which provide a window into school life – friendship, pranks, secret pets, dares, and classroom antics! It’s funny, and nostalgic. 

Travelling Light

  Travelling Light is a series of short stories. In each of them, the central theme is travel. But the stories are also about letting go, and embracing adventure. And about travelling light.

The Taxi Ride

  The Taxi Ride and Other Spooky Stories is a nightmarish expedition through seven ghostly stories for brave hearts!

Chapter Books

The Missing Mathematics Notebook

  A thief entered Ramanujam’s home and stole his Mathematics notebook. But why? Had he solved some mathematical mystery? Follow Ramanujam and his friends as they solve the mystery. 

Domestic International School

  A school in the middle of an airport? That’s Domestic International School for you. 

The Foodie From Out There

   One of the many trees of the Guindy National Park has a marking “L <3 A.” Would you believe it if you were told that this is a site of an alien landing? 

Mr X

   Nine-year-old Maya is determined not to let Mr X into her life. You see: he’s the man Amma has fallen in love with, eight years after her father passed away. Maya refuses to like him until he tells her a good story. 

City Of Rubble

   Srinath, Suresh, and Harleen live at the Guild of Orphans. After a particularly bad scuffle, the children begin to feel the building rumble. They fall out the window to see their building, and others like it, walking away. 

Quiz Quest

    Nikhil and Pramod are the best quizzers in the quiz club. If they work hard, they can win the prestigious National Quiz Challenge. But they are “frenemies”. To win the competition, they will have to overcome their differences and rediscover themselves.&nbsp; 

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