We love this initiative by Young Zubaan. Do participate if you can!
Dear Fellow Booklovers,
We are in the process of putting together a guide to the best Indian children’s books…. and we would like to hear from you!
101 Indian Children’s Books We Love seeks suggestions and contributions from children, parents, teachers, grandparents, librarians, resource people and book lovers. If there’s an Indian book that you think is a must-read, this is your chance to tell everyone about it. You can chose up to three titles.
Your entry must include:
- Name of book
- Author’s name
- Illustrator’s name
- Publisher’s name and date of publication
- A short review of 100-150 words (you can be as enthusiastic as you want!!)
- Your name & email ID
- If you’re at school, the name of your school and your class
* The best reviews will be printed in the book.
All books must be available (in print) in English in India. Translations from other languages into English as well as bi-lingual books can be included. Please note that the books must be published in India – and not imported. The guide will cover books for a wide age range – from baby’s first picture books to young adult fiction – and will include non-fiction and poetry as well as fiction titles. There will be a section for special format books, including Braille, audio books and touch-and-feel. We will not include textbooks. So, pick your favourite book/s and send in your entries to:
The deadline for receiving entries is August 1, 2010.
The final list of 101 will be compiled/edited by the editors of the 101 Indian Children’s Books We Love
from this wide and diverse collection, and the book will be published by Young Zubaan. is a great need for this book, and an excitement about it, that we really want to build on. We look forward to your invaluable support in this, and look forward to collaborating with you to make this a great success!
We feel this is an important initiative for the whole publishing, bookselling and teaching community and we’ve had an overwhelming response from everyone so far – it seems that there
Samina Mishra and Anita Roy
from this wide and diverse collection, and the book will be published by Young Zubaan.
is a great need for this book, and an excitement about it, that we really want to build on. We look forward to your invaluable support in this, and look forward to collaborating with you to make this a great success!