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AHA! Books: Manjula Padmanabhan

Award-winning writer, playwright, artist, cartoonist and illustrator, Manjula Padmanabhan has published 21 books for children. She lists out her 10 all-time favourite children's books and series, for Pitara's A-Ha list. List of Ten: It's not possible to make a list of "Ten Favourite" children's books, without including whole series! So that's what I've done. I've confined myself to those books that...

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Double it up!

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