This year Chennai Book Fair would have 747 stalls in 180,000 sq ft area, with 450 participants with more than 10 lakh titles and one crore books. The 450 participants include 250 Tamil publishers, 127 English publishers and 37 media organizations. The exhibition is a 13-day event from January 11 to January 23 at the YMCA Ground in Nandanam.
Venue: YMCA Physical Education College Ground, Nandnam, Chennai
Find our books at the Eureka Books stall (Stall no: 351).
Timing : Weekdays: 2.30pm to 8.30pm, Holidays: 11.00pm to 9.00pm
Pratham Books at the Bangalore Book Fair
If you are in Bangalore then visit us at the Bangalore Book Fair. Interact with our team, browse through our books and check out our special Xmas gift packs.
Dates: 14th December - 23rd December
Venue: 242 Tripuravasini Palace Grounds
The Beauty of the seasons + sum fun + musical folklore = Pratham Books @ Bookaroo
Pratham Books brings to you a wonderful chance to interact with the authors of our recently released Ritucharka Series. A bit of storytelling from each book, live music by Sanghamitra Ghosh, some yummy eats...its all happening at the Bookaroo festival.
Tap your feet to music with Natasha Sharma, the author of Kaka and Munni, and then get your hands dirty with paper and glue at a collage workshop.
On Day 2 of Bookaroo, Pratham Books is Counting on Moru and other children like him to be our heroes who will help us befriend that big giant called Maths. Join us for a fun session of storytelling and maths puzzles.
Session by: Mala kumar and Manisha Chaudhry
Date: 24th November
time: 4 pm
venue: Amphitheatre, Sanskriti Kendra
Counting on Moru
Session by: Mala Kumar and Manisha Chaudhry
Date: 25th Nov
Time: 12.15 pm
Venue: The Glade, Sanskriti Kendra
Kaka and Munni
Session by: Natasha Sharma Date: 24 th nov
Time: 2.45 pm
Venue:The think tank.
Kahaani Festival, Delhi
The Kahaani Festival aims to enchant and empower audiences as we explore a multitude of narratives from India and around the world! Become a part of the creative process that evolves when story tellers animate their beliefs, dreams and imagination alongside listeners of all ages. Stories will be told through puppetry, poetry, music, written and oral traditions of all kind.
The KAHAANI Festival Outreach will take the magic of narratives, the joy of telling stories to new places. In many languages, many forms, exploring old traditions and making new ones. The Outreach will touch children who rarely get the chance to share the delight of storytelling.Pratham Books is proud to partner with the folks at the Kahaani Fest for this outreach program.
Our latest title, ‘Little Painters’ was launched with a ‘splish and a splash’ at Vidya’s basement on the 15th of August. A bunch or artistic children got together to add colour and life to their boring basement and had a blast in the process. Click here to read all about the special ‘Rang de Diwar’ launch of ‘Little Painters’!
If you’re kids have also had fun and enjoyed completing a task that is meant for grown-ups or you’ve entrusted them with a job that’s meant for adults then… The ‘Big’ Contest with the ‘Little Painters’ is for you. Maybe you let them bake all by themselves, or make plans for the next vacation, or even decide what they get to do with their savings. Let us know!
Write to us at email@example.com with all the details, the task, the accomplishment and most importantly the fun in the process. Also, we’d love to take a look at the action ourselves. Do send us a picture if you have one.
Contest is open for Mothers and Teachers. Last day to receive entries is 30th November. Hurry! Send in your entries now.
India Trade Promotion Organisation in association with Federation of Indian Publishers has been organizing Delhi Book Fair since 1995, the next edition is going to be held in Pragati Maidan from September 1st to September 9th.
Book Fairs have a great role to play in promoting not only the publishing industry but also the reading habit among all age groups. Apart from promoting literacy and reading habit, especially among children and youth, the Fair presents a vast panorama of India books on a wise range of subjects.
Do visit Hall No. - 12, Stall No. - 10B for a delightful collection of books from the house of Pratham Books!
The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry, is organising “PubliCon 2012: Digital Publishing”, scheduled on September 3–4, 2012 at FICCI, Federation House, Tansen Marg, New Delhi.
Manisha Chaudhry, who heads our Content Development Team will chair the session on Emerging Content Platforms. The programme will focus on the new wave of Digital publishing, with context to the Indian market.
The Annual Conference on the ‘Future of Publishing
Publishing Next was conceptualized to provide a free and uninhibited platform that would allow the future of books to be discussed and deliberated. The second edition of Publishing Next will push the envelope a bit further by exploring issues that do not hog the headlines yet must be effectively addressed to ensure that a vibrant publishing industry is developed and sustained.
The conference will depart from its earlier format to increase the level of interaction between participants and ensure that the future of publishing is better explained to an eager audience. To that end, more workshops, technology-sharing sessions and research papers will be presented. The idea behind the new format is to lift the veil off the future of publishing and make it more accessible to all its stakeholders.
Our Managing Trustee, Suzanne Singh is participating in the second edition of the Publishing Next conference. She is a panelist on the panel discussion called "Marketing to a Young Audience – Getting children and adolescents to read".
Dates: 14th and 15th of September 2012
Venue: Krishnadas Shama State Central Library, Panaji, Goa (India)
Forgothowitworks?Here'sarefreshercourse:Taketheimagesavailable here,weaveyourownstoryandemailustheremixedversion. This year's theme is “Trees”, so be sure to include them on your story. Pssstt......Storiesthataredrasticallydifferentfromtheoriginalhaveabetterchancetowinandyes the first prize winner for each category gets a printed, laid-out version of the winning story....how cool is that!
Having starting trouble?
Browse through our editor's version of the remixed story. We have one inEnglishand one in Hindi!
Click hereto download the illustrations, read the original book and the remixed books, all at one go!
Contest will be for two categories: Above 16 years and below 16 years.
You can send in your entries in English, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada or Urdu.
Please send your entries in PDF, Word or Power Point format to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, age, language of entry with the email subject line as “The Retell, Remix, Rejoice contest”
*By submitting your work you agree to a “Creative Commons – Attribution – Share Alike license” being applied to it. While we encourage participation from all countries, prizes shall be couriered only within India. In case winning entry is not from India, we will lay out the book and send you a high res pdf to print locally.
World Book Fairishereandwearepartofthefestivities!
If you are in Delhi, we would love to see you at the World Book Fair. We are bringing a truckload of charming books in English and Hindi. There's also going to be a children's skit, a book reading and a panel discussion. So, if you love reading and children's books, don't forget to mark your calenders!
Date: 25th February – 4th March 2012
Venue: World Book Fair, Pragati Maidan
Hall / Stall No: H14 / 30
Skit&Book Reading: Join mischievous Kallu and his friends from our popular 'Kallu's World' series as they perform a Ramlila - village ishtyle - guaranteed to have children giggling! The skit will be followed by a book reading with the author, Subhadra engupta.
Date: 3rd March 2012, 10.30 – 12.00
Venue: Pragati Maidan, Entrance from Gates 6 and 7
Hall : Children’s Pavilion at Hall No. 14
PanelDiscussion: Selection of Children’s Books for Institutional Libraries – Is it quality-based?
Date: 27th February 2012, 3.30 pm
Venue: Pragati Maidan, Entrance from Gates 6 and 7
Pratham Books will be present at the Bangalore Book Fair 2011 at Palace Grounds to be held between 18th and 27th November 2011. Come, meet us there!
Bookaroo in the City
Bookaroo in the City (BIC) is the event that launches the Bookaroo festival in Delhi by bringing the joy of books to children across a spectrum of schools. The schools range from NGO-run schools in 'bastis' to MCD schools, from B-category schools to the schools that have every facility available to school children. What is common is the thread of our love for books that binds us to all children. The wonder and delight on the faces of the children when they listen to an author, leaf through the book at the end of the session and ask, "where do you get these ideas from?" is the same regardless of the school. The BIC also creates a climate where books become a source of joy in a school environment and this helps in taking the 'green vegetables' tag from them and making them more akin to 'ice cream'!
Bookaroo in the City is organised by Pratham Books. Both Bookaroo and Pratham Books are working to bring books into the life of every child. Pratham Books' initiative of Bookaroo in the City also ensures that books in Indian languages get the attention they deserve and children enjoy stories and books in Hindi, Gujarati, Tamil, Telugu and other languages. This year we are reaching more schools than last year. You can view the entire schedule here.