Friday, November 14, 2014

This Children's Day, Enjoy 150+ Free Stories!

Children’s Day is special to us. This day is for those special ones for whom our entire team at Pratham Books puts all their efforts into. Every year, we take extra effort to do something special for our young readers and this year is no different. We have a gift ... a big gift... a gift of more than 150 free stories!

Pratham Books’ mobile application for android phones was first born in September 2014, coinciding with our annual celebration of International Literacy Day. As a part of the ‘One Day One Story’ event, a few story telling sessions took place via mobile phones, thanks to ‘Takloo - The Little Salt Seller’ making an appearance on our app. Since then, we at Pratham Books and CISCO - our partners for the mobile app - have been working hard to make the app better to give our readers a range of browsing choices. And finally, just in time for Children’s Day, we are ready! 

The updated app now boasts of over 150+ books across 6 languages (English, Hindi,Marathi,Kannada,Telugu and Urdu) and 4 reading levels. The app is compatible with over 6500 android devices covering the entire spectrum of android versions. Also, one can read a book and bookmark it for offline reading. To top it all, you can download the app for free :)

Stories about children from across the country, friendly animals, snippets from everyday life, wonderful wildlife that exists in a city pond - you will find them all here. Have no doubt, this is the perfect Children’s Day gift for your little ones!

Follow these 3 simple steps to start reading with the Pratham Books mobile app:

1. Follow this link to download the app or look up Pratham Books on the Google Playstore.
2. Register with your child’s age, your name and email id.
3. Select your child’s Reading Level and preferred language to start reading.

This Children’s Day, gift your children the freedom to read stories, anytime from anywhere. Carry books for your children in your pocket, with the Pratham Books mobile application.


We cannot thank the kind folks from CISCO enough for all their efforts and volunteering their ideas, time and technological expertise. The young and dynamic engineering team of CISCO Systems including Khalid Imam, Nancy Jain, Ashish Bhatiya, Ritesh Singh, Saurabh Rajpal, Bharat Goel, Vidisha Sahijwani ,Sudha Narayanan, Kaushal Kishore, Srinivas Boddukuri, Marudhu Sahana E and Dili Rathi, and their guides Anil Neeleshwar, V C Gopalratnam,Dharmendra Rangain and Rohini Kamath made this app possible. Thanks to them, we can now bring stories to many more children in one more form.

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