I am doing my best to sound modest and all, BUT over 1.2k exhibitors, over 26k visitors, etc etc, and who finds a little mention in the Publishers Weekly wrap-up of this year’s Bologna Children’s Book Fair? Guess, guess! My tiny baby Pickle Yolk Books is right up there, standing strong (4th para from the bottom)! Hugs to one and all for always cheering me on through this madness of mine!
Get ready to go to outer space with madam Astronaut Gul! Gul In Space, the latest in the STEM series by Pratham Books’ StoryWeaver is out now. Level 3. Wickedly fun illustrations by Lavanya Karthik! Initiator, motivator and editor, Payal Dhar (website below);
art direction by Kaveri Gopalkrishnan. Pure joy working to a tight brief and an even tighter deadline. 😀
Hugs to the entire Storyweaver team!
A big shout out to Sohini Das Gupta at DNA for thinking of this super fun way of celebrating International Children’s Book Day! I’m in Amsterdam now, barely hours away from reaching Bologna to attend the Bologna Children’s Book Fair! Yay for children’s books, here, there, everywhere!
Click here for the link to the web article.
A big thanks and shout out to Paromita Chakrabarti of The Indian Express for asking me to do a personal essay for Eye! Here’s a link to the online piece:
Just received this exciting piece of news – two of my books, The Unboy Boy (illustrated by Gautam Benegal, Pickle Yolk Books), and Whispers in the Classroom, Voices on the Field (edited by me, Wisdom Tree), have been selected alongside some other truly awesome books for this year’s Leading Reading Schools of India Awards (LRSIA) 2017! How cool is that!
Here is the entire list for this year.
Organised by the inimitable author, educator and story teller par excellence Shamim Padamsee and her Young India Books team, this is the fourth edition of the awards. These annual awards applaud and recognise the five leading schools of India for their exemplary work in instilling a love for reading in their students. On the historic occasion of our 70th year of Independence, this year’s programme lays emphasis on INDIA MERI HAI with the objective of creating sensitive readers and aware citizens who care for our land, its people, environment and heritage.
Don’t miss this lovely, upbeat video “India Meri Hai” the team has produced; its peppy zing will have you humming it all day long! It will be shown at the participating schools and other venues. India’s leading wildlife photographers have contributed to making this an inspirational video. The images in the film can be used for further discussion to sensitise students to our environment.
Watch it here!
To know more and/or to participate in the Leading Reading Schools of India Awards (LRSIA) 2017,
I am an ardent admirer of Rohini Vij and her crazily creative gang at NutSpace! So it is a matter of sheer delight that ‘The Unboy Boy’ got picked up as one of the books for their 5-day workshop recently. In their words:
“5 Days and 5 Fabulous books came alive. It was such joy to see the participants literally devour books. They read, explored, touched, smelt, soaked five handpicked books in this unique workshop.
Polka Cafe includes ‘Vee Loved Garlic’ in this list of must-reads that are sure to fire up the imagination of young readers. Thank you, Mayura J Ravi!
Click here to read the entire post.
It is a matter of great pride for me to be associated with ’Children’s Picture Books in India: Rethinking History, Storytelling and Pedagogy’. It is a year long project being conducted on children’s picture books to understand their understanding and dissemination throughout northern India. The project is under the instruction and guidance of Dr Shweta Sachdeva Jha from the English department and Dr. Mukul Priyadarshini and Ms Archana Kushwaha from the department of Elementary Education, Miranda House, University of Delhi.
It has been an incredibly lovely experience interacting with them. Here’s a warm and crisp film prepared by the team.
www.betterindia.com lists me as part of this 8 ‘talented children’s authors who will make your kids fall in love with books’! Yay! Sanchari Pal, thank you!
Here’s the complete write-up.