With colourful illustrations, localised content in Indian languages, and easy access, our books help children overcome the barriers to reading and become lifelong learners.
Our books are categorised across four levels –
– based on reading proficiency rather than age. This encourages children to read in a non-judgmental way. Our deep commitment to our mission of ‘a book in every child’s hand’ has also seen us invest in many innovations like open source digital and audio books to draw children into the world of reading.
Reading is the first step to literacy. Children need early and sustained exposure to engaging, joyful books to build a reading habit and become autonomous learners. Most early grade children do not have a choice of books in their mother tongues at the crucial pre-primary and primary level. We have created a rich repository of books for early readers in several languages. Our books have engaging narratives, colourful illustrations, and reflect the diversity of our culture to form a meaningful bridge for children as they grow and expand their boundaries.
Our bilingual books make learning a second language easier and more fun. They enable children to read the same story in two languages – English and another Indian language – Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Tamil or Telugu. It aids language development when the story is read first in the language that the child is more familiar with and then read again in the second language.
We identified a need for children to be able to explore concepts related to science, math and technology in a way that sparks their curiosity and interest. This led to the creation of a series of books that explore STEM topics (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) for children across all 4 levels of reading.
As a significant first step towards giving a voice to cultures that do not find adequate representation in mainstream discourses, we have published a set of stories in tribal and mainstream Indian languages. Since tribal languages do not have a script, we have used the script closest to each of these languages to bring out a special series of storybooks – called Adi Kahani – for these communities. The books are available in the tribal languages of Kui, Munda, Juanga and Saura and additionally in Hindi, Marathi and Tamil.