GOOD PICKS FROM GOODBOOKS – 12 SEPTEMBER 2019

GOOD PICKS FROM GOODBOOKS – 12 SEPTEMBER 2019

We open this week’s round-up with a quick look at a couple of the newest children’s titles from the last few months. Here’s an interview in The Hindu with Devika Cariappa, most recently the author of India Through People: 25 Game Changers, in which she discusses how she goes about the task of writing history for children. From The News Minute, we have an interview with the creators of the new Puffin title, 31 Fantastic Adventures in Science: Women Scientists in India. Nandita Jayaraj and Aashima Dogra, who also run a website called The Life of Science, which collects narratives of women scientists, speak about why it was important for them to introduce the women of science to young readers.

As part of their ‘One Day One Story’ initiative for 2019, Storyweaver has interviewed the writer Sowmya Rajendran, about her book The Weightlifting Princess. See what she has to say about gendered messaging in her book here.

This week we’d also like to remind you that kid lit is not just for kids! Featured in the Indian Express is a lovely personal essay by Lalita Iyer, who writes about why she loves children’s books. Read it here for your weekly dose of warmth and inspiration!

If you’re a parent who loves books, you’re probably looking for every possible way to make sure your kid is as much of a book buff as you. Have a look at this list of simple everyday practices from Smart Parent Advice that you can use to ease your child into reading.

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