THE GOODBOOKS AWARDS

Goodbooks (www.goodbooks.in) is happy to announce The Hindu Young World-Goodbooks Awards for Indian children’s books. The purpose of these awards is to promote excellence in children’s writing and illustration in India and to acknowledge innovative publishing trends.

The awards were instituted in 2016 and are given at The Hindu Lit for Life festival which takes place in Chennai in January every year. The awards are given in the following four categories:

Best Picture Book: Story
Best Picture Book: Illustration
Best Book: Fiction
Best Book: Non-Fiction

The Hindu Young World-Goodbooks Awards are the first in India to recognize different genres in children’s publishing and to reward authors and illustrators for their invaluable contribution. The Hindu Lit for Life, which showcases the best of Indian literature, provides a platform to promote excellence in Indian children’s books.

The Goodbooks website 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.


THE WINNERS OF THE HINDU YOUNG WORLD-GOODBOOKS AWARDS 2019

THE WINNERS OF THE HINDU YOUNG WORLD-GOODBOOKS AWARDS 2019

Goodbooks congratulates the winners of The Hindu Young World-Goodbooks Awards 2019! VINAYAK VARMA (Best Picture Book: Story) For ‘Angry Akku’, published by Pratham Books Citation for ANGRY AKKU by the jury (DEEPA BALSAVAR, SRIVI KALYAN, JANE SAHI): Angry Akku is an unusual picture book that presents the complex emotion of anger in a sensitive way.

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THE HINDU YOUNG WORLD-GOODBOOKS AWARDS 2019: SHORTLISTS

THE HINDU YOUNG WORLD-GOODBOOKS AWARDS 2019: SHORTLISTS

Goodbooks and The Hindu-Young World are delighted to announce the shortlists for The Hindu Young World-Goodbooks Awards 2019 for children’s books from India. Many congratulations to the authors, illustrators and publishers, whose books have made it to our shortlists! The winners will be announced at The Hindu Lit for Life Festival at Chennai in January

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A GOOD BOOK

The Hindu Lit for Life 2016, south India’s biggest literature festival was held on Jan 15, 16 & 17 at The Hindu Pavillion (Lady Andal School Campus), Chetpet, Chennai, India. Friday, January 15: A Good Book: Literature for Children in India – Anil Menon, Sujata Noronha and Shailaja Menon in conversation with Vidya Mani

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WHAT MAKES A BOOK AWARD-WORTHY?

With The Hindu Young World-Goodbooks Awards for 2018 done and dusted, we chatted with some of our jury members and asked them what they think is an award-worthy book. Here’s what a couple of them said: Devika Rangachari, on the jury for Best Book-Non-Fiction: Several important features mark any work of well-written non-fiction, but the

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THE FANTASTIC FIVE

Quotes from the winners of The Hindu Young World-Goodbooks Awards 2018

http://www.thehindu.com/children/fantastic-five/article22520629.ece

Illustrations, like music, need no translation. That said, I’m glad that The Hindu Young World-Goodbooks Awards are being given because they are such an encouragement to the publishing industry, authors and artists in India.

Nancy Raj


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“Indian children’s books rarely get the kind of publicity they deserve in the popular or social media. Websites like Goodbooks plug the gap by not letting a single Indian children’s book of merit slip through the cracks. Most people would not even know about the books available in the market if not for a resource like this.”

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