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#WorldKidLit Wednesday: Kamusari Tales Told at Night

Kamusari Tales Told at Night is the second book in Shion Miura’s young adult Forest Series. Narrator Yuki Hirano picks up the story around six months after The Easy Life in Kamusari ended. If you haven’t read the first book, not to worry. A sizable chunk of the opening chapter is a recap of the … Continue reading #WorldKidLit Wednesday: Kamusari Tales Told at Night

#WorldKidLitMonth during September 2022 & #IndiaKidLit Wrap-up

by Katie Day September is #WorldKidLit month and this year the GLLI blog explored different aspects of #IndiaKidLit in the run-up to the 2022 Neev Literature Festival, a celebration of Indian children's literature held Sept 24 and 25 in Bangalore. Karthika Gopalakrishnan (Head of Reading at Neev Academy and the Director of the Neev Literature Festival) … Continue reading #WorldKidLitMonth during September 2022 & #IndiaKidLit Wrap-up

#INDIAKIDLIT – Neev Book Award 2022: Young Adult Books

by Nadine Bailey & Colin Kelman A question central to growing up is “Am I normal?” and books displaying diverse characters and settings with a range of emotions and experiences so that they mirror as many people as possible are a way of reassuring our young people that there is no one normal and they … Continue reading #INDIAKIDLIT – Neev Book Award 2022: Young Adult Books

#INDIAKIDLIT – Neev Book Award 2022: Junior Readers Category

by Gita Varadarajan 2021-22 saw a new crop of submissions for the Neev Book Award in the Junior Readers category, which included a variety of genre and formats. From biographies, retelling of Indian mythology and creative non-fiction to realistic fiction and fantasy, the books submitted this year represented not just diverse genre but also diverse … Continue reading #INDIAKIDLIT – Neev Book Award 2022: Junior Readers Category

#INDIAKIDLIT – Neev Book Award 2022: Emerging Readers category

by Ann Lazim The Neev Book Awards winners were announced on Saturday, September 24th, at the Neev Literature Festival in Bangalore, India. Yesterday we reported on the Early Years category of the award, with picture books for children aged 5 to 7. Now let's turn to the Emerging Readers category, which caters to eager beginning … Continue reading #INDIAKIDLIT – Neev Book Award 2022: Emerging Readers category

#INDIAKIDLIT – Neev Book Award 2022: Early Years category

by Ann Lazim And the winners are….  Imagine the excitement on the Neev Literature Festival floor building as the awards begin to be announced. Parents, children, educators and librarians fill the main festival space brimming with chatter about their favorite books and preferences, each on the edge of their proverbial seats. The first category to … Continue reading #INDIAKIDLIT – Neev Book Award 2022: Early Years category

#INDIAKIDLIT – All the Places that Reading Takes You: the Neev Literature Festival

by Karthika Gopalakrishnan & Samantha Kokkat A festive atmosphere reigned on Day 1 of the 2022 Neev Literature Festival as readers of all ages came together to meet authors, as well as experience music, rhythm, and story. It began with Kapil Pandey, a storyteller and performer, setting the tone with the depiction of sailing on … Continue reading #INDIAKIDLIT – All the Places that Reading Takes You: the Neev Literature Festival

#INDIAKIDLIT – Looking Back, Looking Ahead at Indian Children’s Literature

by Karthika Gopalakrishnan After three years of gathering at events online, authors, illustrators, and publishers came together at the Neev Book Award Retreat to discuss the space that Indian children’s publishing finds itself in and what can be done to go forward. This event was conducted to commemorate the fifth year of the award, ahead … Continue reading #INDIAKIDLIT – Looking Back, Looking Ahead at Indian Children’s Literature

#INDIAKIDLIT – Breeding Readers

by Kavita Gupta Sabharwal Lifelong learning depends on reading. Parents and teachers are aligned but need the ecosystem to create access and guide choices Jonas Salk - the inventor of the Polio vaccine - suggested the most important question to ask ourselves is, “Are we being good ancestors?” This question nudges us toward ethical choices … Continue reading #INDIAKIDLIT – Breeding Readers

#WorldKidLit Wednesday: ¡Vamos! Let’s Cross the Bridge

Wolf Little Lobo and his rooster sidekick Kooky Dooky are back! Raúl the Third (Raúl Gonzalez) continues his award-winning bilingual ¡Vamos! series with ¡Vamos! Let’s Cross the Bridge. As in the first two volumes for readers age 4-7, the third bustles with cross-cultural Tex-Mex action and zany illustrations. All three books have brought Raúl the … Continue reading #WorldKidLit Wednesday: ¡Vamos! Let’s Cross the Bridge