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 Celebrating the JOY of Reading!

Discover the extraordinary world of children's literature as we gather to honor the brightest stars in book creation!

 

Celebrating young creative talents✨ 

The Children’s Literature Awards 2024 is a tribute to the young creative minds who have dedicated their talents to crafting unforgettable stories for children. While a handful of awards acknowledge outstanding work in children's literature, the majority tend to favor English publications, leaving limited recognition for works in Indian languages. The Children’s Literature Awards established by Room to Read with support of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) aims to honor the authors, illustrators, and creators who ignite the spark of imagination and bring alive the magic of Indian children's literature across languages and cultural diversities that bring immense joy to young readers.

 

🏆Award Categories

 

Category 1:

Room to Read Children's Book Creator’s Award

This award is constituted to honour the work of children’s books creators in Indian languages. This award especially acknowledges the young talent writing and illustrating for children, making the ecosystem more sustainable, and the publishers who are enabling them and keeping Indian languages alive by producing quality children's literature.

Get Creative

For ages 3-8 and 8-12 

Get Creative

For ages 3-8 and 8-12

Get Creative

For ages 3-8 and 8-12

Process for Children's Book Creator’s Award

 

How to apply?

Nominations Opening Soon 

Nominations for Children's Book Creators Award will be open from June 1 until July 31, 2024

 

 

 

 

Category 2:

Room to Read Teacher/Librarian's Choice Award

This award has been instituted to celebrate the stories that have been spreading the joy of reading among children. As the title suggests, the award will recognize the book that the teachers/librarians, the first custodians of stories for children, found most relevant in their engagement with children.

 

 

For Ages 3-8

Teacher/Librarian's Choice Awards

For Ages 8-12

Teacher/Librarian's Choice Awards

 

Process for Teacher/Librarian's Choice Award

 

How to apply?

Nominations Opening Soon 

Nominations for Children's Book Creators Award will be open from June 1 until July 31, 2024

 

 

Why did we establish the Awards?

 

Children's Literature, as an independent literary genre, first emerged in the west. It has found its place in India's vibrant literary landscape only a few decades ago. While it's a genre on the rise, it remains an area that is often overlooked in a country with such linguistic diversity. Astonishingly, there are only around 2,700 dedicated children's book publishers in the country. However, we are witnessing earnest efforts sprouting across the nation to create authentic and contextually rich literature that captures the hearts and imaginations of our children.  

In this emerging domain, writers, illustrators, and publishers are embracing the challenge of blending tradition with contemporary themes, all while celebrating the kaleidoscope of Indian diversity through captivating content, captivating visuals, and innovative production.  

Join us as we embrace the richness of Indian children's literature and honor those who contribute to the JOY of READING for our little ones.