Monday, October 12, 2009

Rewind. Recap.

The week that was....

We have submitted our profile for the InDiya Shine Awards 2009. What do you think of us? Do you think we have earned the right to be a winner of in the 'Indiya Awards 2009' campaign organized by 'Great Nonprofits'? If the answer is YES, please submit your review here. It will just take a few minutes of your time(we promise!).

Our new book 'Cauvery' and another book 'Forever Friends' got reviewed by Deccan Herald and another new title "Asian Splendour-Folktales from Asia" was released at Eureka! The Bookstore for the Young at a delightful event.

We have also uploaded two new books to our Scribd account. If you or your kids want to review our books, please write in to us at web@prathambooks.org and we can make you guest bloggers for our blog.

Rukmini Banerji shares her experience at a government primary school in Bihar. Rukmini's post captures the importance of making learning fun and the importance of books!

IISCs’ Digital Library of India has now digitized 1.5 lakh books and the books range is superb: history of the Parsis, Beethoven’s music, early American jazz, Sanskrit Brahmasutras, Chinese poems and Tamil palm leaves. One of the most loved characters from the Amar Chitra Katha (ACK) comics’ series, Suppandi, is now going to be featured in a movie. Amazon is lowering the price of Kindle and making it available internationally. What does this mean to the Indian reader?

We mentioned the Scholars Cull Fest last week where books were given out to anyone who wanted them. Their blog has pictures from the event and some plans for next year's event. Siyahi and India Habitat Centre present a focused literary meet on the stories, tales and folk narratives of the North East India. 'Voices from the North East' is being held on the 13th and 14th of October in Delhi.

Send in your entries for the Katha Chitrakala Award 2009 before 1st November, 2009. The Katha Chitrakala Award recognizes exemplary children's book illustrations and concepts that are fresh, powerful and unique, and have the potential to keep young readers interested and turn them towards life-long reading. Read about the contest and prizes here.

Project 10100 is a call for ideas to change the world by helping as many people as possible. The voting ended on 8th October, but stay tuned for the results of the vote.

We leave you with this video of the production of the pop-up book "Encyclopedia Prehistorica: Dinosaurs".

Have a fun week ahead.

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