Mango Books, children’s imprint in English from DC Books, aims to publish books that will find a place in every household. Mango’s publications fall into every category such as fiction, children’s literature, poetry, reference, classics, folktales and biographies.
Mango Books, started in 2007 and was called Tumbi then, morphed into Mango in October 2008. In 2014, Mango launched a new series titled Spooky Stories (The Girl in the Mirror, As Strange as it Gets, Stories to Scare, Whispers from Under the Bed and Ghost Stories from Bengal and Beyond) which became hugely popular among children in a short period of time.The Mango Classics edition of Ramayana sold record copies worldwide. Titles from Mango from the series, Mango Classics, Folktales and Collected Stories are bestsellers in the market, including world classics like Hamlet, Emma, The Time Machine, The Tempest, Great Expectations, Tom Sawyer, Dracula, Frankenstein, A Christmas Carol, Macbeth, Wuthering Heights, Pride and Prejudice, Romeo and Juliet, The Hound of the Baskervilles and The Lost World among the others. Among the classics, there are also some very interesting tales from Indian Mythology, including Karna and Krishna, as well as the must-read tales from Indian history including Rani Lakshmibai, Shivaji and Ashoka. The collected tales of Panchatantra and Jataka Tales have received positive opinions all around. Mango publishes its own yearbook every year, which is a comprehensive reference book to meet the academic requirements of students.
Mango also has its own original and innovative textbook series for schools, The English Express: A Skill-based Interactive Series which intends to develop English language skills in children, encourage their creativity, and develop their communication and social skills. The lessons, exercises, illustrations and design in the course for classes 1 to 8 are methodically planned and crafted.
Acclaimed authors like Anita Nair and Jaishree Misra have worked with Mango, and creative artists and visual storytellers like Lavanya Karthik and Aniruddha Mukherjee have also contributed to its success.
The Talking Handkerchief written by Mumbai-based author Anjana Vaswani won the Sharjah International Children’s Book Award at the Sharjah Book Fair 2016. FIP (Federation of Indian Publishers) Award was won by Mango’s Apoorva’s Fat Diary and Rani Lakshmibai. A good number of Mango Books titles also have e-books and audio books.
Mango has worked in collaboration with foreign publishers and already has some of their books in print. We want children to read our books and enjoy them more than anything else. Mango’s books are almost always published as part of a series, be it retold classics or original works. Brilliant stories and imaginative illustrations captivate children and keep them indulged in the books from the first page to the last. Enriched with creative designs, Mango’s books are not just an entertaining read but a visual treat as well. Laden with the right potential, Mango’s vision is to become the leader in children’s publishing a few years from now.
The Mango Editorial office is located in Kottayam, Kerala, India. Mango has a four-member editorial team with Saraswathy Rajagopalan as its Executive Editor.