We finally have a photograph from the Publishing Next Industry Award 2018 ceremony to share! Here’s our founder and publisher receiving the certificate for the DANCE OF THE WILD as the runner-up in the Children’s Book of the Year category. It is a matter of huge joy and pride for us to see our book being right up there with the very best in the country!
Congratulations Richa Jha and Ruchi Mhasane!
We were hugely emotional as we brought down our stall tonight, bit by bit. What a fantastic experience our very first New Delhi World Book Fair has been. Unbelievable how quickly these nine days flew by. And unbelievable how a lifetime of memories they have left us with. Hugs going out to everyone who came down to meet, help, buy, support and doggy pat-pat encourage us. We have each of you in our thoughts. We couldn’t have done it without you. Thank you!
We have had an interesting few weeks in Delhi. As the temperature begins to dip, the city is transforming into a veritable festival ground for literature events, storytelling soirees, lit-picnics, food and cultural digs for children and adults alike.
We’ve had the glorious opportunity to be a part of some exciting conversations among the stakeholders in India’s kidlit macrocosm. Our founder and publisher Richa Jha was on two panels The first such event was a panel discussion ‘Books as Mirrors: Differencing the Canon in Children’s Literature’ as part of IHC-ILF Samanvay Children’s and Young Adults’ Literature Weekend.
The second happened as part of the annual Bookaroo Lit Fest celebrations – ‘Drawing Lines: How well are we handling diversity while illustrating for children’.
We hope to be a part of many more meaty, meaningful conversations that help bridge the gaping diversity gaps in the literature that we bring out for children in India.
Srividhya Venkat, the author of our latest release THE TREE BOY, was in town from Singapore this weekend to attend the annual Bookaroolistfest Children’s Literature Festival held in New Delhi on Dec 1 and 2. She named her launch session ‘Friendship Matters’. With a fun, funky story by Venkat and gorgeous spreads by Nayantara Surendranath, THE TREE BOY is already winning hearts.
Copies of the book available in bookstores and online: THE TREE BOY on Amazon.
Glimpses of a glorious morning session:
THE TREE BOY is here! With intriguing twists and page turns, and mucho delicious spreads, strange things happen aplenty between the covers of this fascinating picture book.
Written by Srividhya Venkat and illustrated by Nayantara Sarah Surendranath, this is the latest baby from the Pickle Yolk Books farm. Incredibly proud to share the link to this book trailer created by Srividhya and her young Mihir (we are unable to embed the video here as it exceeds the maximum size permissible on the site):
THE TREE BOY is here! With intriguing twists and page turns, and mucho delicious spreads, strange things happen aplenty between the covers of this fascinating picture book. Written by Srividhya Venkat and illustrated by Nayantara Sarah Surendranath, this is the latest baby from the Pickle Yolk Books farm. Incredibly proud to share this book trailer created by Srividhya and her young Mihir. ?? Copies available in bookstores and online, like here: https://www.amazon.in/Tree-Boy-Srividhya-Venkat/dp/9352678141/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1540874520&sr=1-1&keywords=tree+boy+srividhya
Posted by Richa Jha on Tuesday, November 13, 2018
We did three books at Pickle Yolk Books this year. Delighted to see all of them on the Peek A Book – Festival of Children’s Literature Children’s Choice Awards 2018 shortlist for different age categories. Congratulations and hugs to the wonderful Mithila Ananth, Srividhya Venkat, Nayantara Sarah Surendranath, Richa Jha and Sumanta Dey!
Catch this exciting behind-the-scenes tell all for our latest release MACHHER JHOL, written by Richa Jha, illustrated by Sumanta Dey and designed by Abhishek Jha.
We are ELATED to find two stupendous nominations at the prestigious Publishing Next Industry Awards 2018: Pickle Yolk Books for Publisher of the Year, and DANCE OF THE WILD for Children’s Book of the Year!
In the Publisher of the Year category, we are one of the five publishers nominated across all categories and languages in India. That is a HUGE pat on our back. Thank you, screening committee, to recognise our small but heartfelt contribution/s to India’s children’s literary landscape.
Our other nomination is for the much-loved DANCE OF THE WILD in the Children’s Book of the Year category. Congratulations, Richa Jha and Ruchi Mhasane!
We have much to be grateful for this year; not least, for these.
The winners will be announced on January 12, 2019. We hope to fill this space with more delightful news!