Met Uma on my trip to Chennai and she passed on some really cool kids' books. I think if we moms exchanged books we could end up reading a lot of varied stuff ( at least for those who are not yet members at Hippo or British Council )
And here is a link from a friend on multi cultural books. Pity that the only Indian ones you find there are American Indian. No Tulika, Pratham, CBT, Young Zubaan, Karadi at all! Not even Tara- to quote a cheeky friend- 'The Bodyshop of Indian Picture books'!