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Goodbooks is a repository for Indian children’s books and provides a space to all those engaged with children to enter the fascinating discourse on children’s literature. It is where educators, parents, librarians and research scholars get an overview of children’s literature in India, and an update of books being published across the country. The reviews on the site critically evaluate books, enhancing the understanding of what constitutes good children’s books and creating awareness about the role of books and reading in a child’s life.

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THE HINDU YOUNG WORLD-GOODBOOKS AWARDS 2018

Goodbooks gives out The Hindu Young World-Goodbooks Awards for Indian children’s books in association with The Hindu Young World. The purpose of these awards is to promote excellence in children’s writing and illustration in India and to acknowledge innovative publishing trends. The 2018 Awards were given out on 15 January 2018 at The Hindu Lit for Life fest in Chennai.

VIDEOS

Snapshot reviews, interviews and other children’s books resources in video

SNAPSHOT REVIEWS

Quick reviews of Indian children’s books for reading in under five minutes

DIVE!

DIVE!

Take a dive with us into the spectacular world of coral reefs, and catch a glimpse of some...

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INDIA THROUGH ARCHAEOLOGY: EXCAVATING HISTORY

INDIA THROUGH ARCHAEOLOGY: EXCAVATING HISTORY

Superhero action carved on rocks… A headless statue… Royal inscriptions on pillars...

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EIGHTEEN TIDES AND A TIGER

EIGHTEEN TIDES AND A TIGER

The Sunderbans, a tangle of forests where, according to legend, ghost tigers roar at the dead of...

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ALL-TIME FAVOURITE FAIRY TALES

ALL-TIME FAVOURITE FAIRY TALES

In All-Time Favourite Fairy Tales: 5-in-1: Volume 2, children’s author Ken Spillman retells two...

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A FOR AJRAKH: THE A TO Z OF BLOCK PRINTING

A FOR AJRAKH: THE A TO Z OF BLOCK PRINTING

ABOUT THE BOOK What do ancient fragments of cloth found in Egypt have to do with modern-day...

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TREE MATTERS

TREE MATTERS

ABOUT THE BOOK The Bhil people of Central India are amongst the country’s oldest...

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THE GITA FOR CHILDREN

THE GITA FOR CHILDREN

It’s one of the oldest books in the world. But isn’t it meant only for religious old...

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AGE NO BAR

Why I continue reading to and with my grown-up children I once read to an adult, one beloved to me, who was in the throes of depression. Feeling desperate and anxious...

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LOOKING IN TO LOOK OUT

Why I write Indian stories for Indian children Sometimes, I think of my generation – the kids who grew up in the seventies and eighties and read, thought and dreamt...

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READING, COMPREHENSION, MEMORY, IMAGINATION

How I grew up reading with my daughter A frequently asked question lobbed at most writers is the one about ‘tips’ on reading. How do you begin reading to your children?...

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CHRYSALIS CRACKING

A glimpse into the changing face of young adult fiction in India Growing up in the 1980s and 1990s, the stories we read were all very much feel-good and cuddly. Children...

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HAPPY FAMILIES? MAYBE NOT!

Indian Young Adult books take on the holy grail of society, the family For a long time, the family in Indian children’s literature had been represented in a fairly...

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BETWEEN THE COVERS

Slumber-inducing stories make for better bedtimes  Ask any new parent what they want most, and the answer is likely to be – sleep. That’s not surprising when you consider...

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