Asha Nehemiah

Asha Nehemiah’s stories for children are a mix of humour, fantasy and adventure. She writes for children of all ages and her stories have been translated into Hindi, Tamil, Assamese and Bengali.

She believes that stories are a wonderful way to get children thinking and talking about various issues.

She lives in Bangalore with her family. Apart from reading and writing, she enjoys walking, baking, watching movies and playing bridge.

Her published works include:

For ages 3-5:

Granny’s Sari, Children’s Book Trust
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Wedding Clothes, Children’s Book Trust
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Surprise Gifts, Children’s Book Trust
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The Runaway Wheel, Children’s Book Trust
The Rajah’s Moustache, Children’s Book Trust
Mrs Woolly’s Funny Sweaters, Children’s Book Trust

For older children: 7+

- Zigzag and Other Stories, Scholastic India
- The Mystery of the Secret Hair Oil Formula, Scholastic India
-Sir Lawley’s Ghost and Other Stories, Rupa & Co

Asha’s stories also appear in Anthologies of children’s fiction published by Puffin and Scholastic and in many English readers used in schools.

Books by Asha Nehemiah
 Granny's favourite sari flies off in the breeze.   A littlle girl accompanies her grandmother from place to place to help her find it....
Themes: grandparents, sari, value education
Age group : 5+ yrs
12 pages
The first in the series of the ‘Meddling Mooli’ books, this book is aimed at early readers who are graduating into chapter books. ‘...
Themes: bullies, humour
Age group : 7+ yrs
66 pages
"Aunt Farida's house was so far from town that she had to travel two full days to reach the nearest shop."  Thus the story begins, giving the...
Themes: family, humour, value education
Age group : 3+ yrs
16 pages
Different strokes for different folks and so it is with humour – sense of humour differs from person to person. The Puffin Book of Funny...
Themes: gratitude, humillty, humour, kindness
Age group : 7+ yrs
130 pages
A funny story with a twist in the tale – sorry, twist in the moustache, that is. But hello, it is not just about any old moustache, but that of a...
Themes: kings, moustache
Age group : 3+ yrs
16 pages
Young readers love books that are a fun read and, The Runaway Wheel by Asha Nehemiah falls right into that category. 'Runaway' books have...
Themes: humour, tractor
Age group : 3+ yrs
16 pages
The opening line of the story, Golmatol was taller than a coconut tree and broader than a banyan is sure to draw the child right in. The princess is...
Themes: giants, humour, ingenuity
Age group : 3+ yrs
16 pages