GOOD PICKS FROM GOOD BOOKS – 21 MAY 2019

GOOD PICKS FROM GOOD BOOKS – 21 MAY 2019

Parents, if you’re looking to get your children interested in something new this summer, we’ve got just the right link for you: this roundup by Dhanishta Shah on Booked for Life features a set of beautifully produced books on Indian art and artists that are sure to get the kids’ creative juices flowing.

While you’re at this, check out this article by Indrani Bose in The Financial Express’ lifestyle pages. Bose speaks to publishers, parents, and writers alike, to get a sense of why more and more children’s books come with a ‘message’ embedded in them.

What else is brewing in the world of kidlit? Have a look at this fascinating piece on Scroll about the translators behind the new Hindi editions of the Asterix comics! What went into recreating the colourful, entertaining lexicon of Goscinny and Uderzo’s Gaul? Find out here.

Also on Scroll, a thought-provoking and heartening read by Sharanya Deepak on the wonderful efforts of community library projects in India. Read more here.

As we close, here’s something else to think about: Do Indian children have a listening problem? This piece in the Times of India looks into the question of our read-aloud culture and puzzles over what it might take to get an Indian child to read.

 

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