DANCE OF THE WILD is a WHITE RAVEN 2018

DANCE OF THE WILD is a WHITE RAVEN 2018

It gives us utmost pleasure to share that our book DANCE OF THE WILD is a WHITE RAVEN 2018! This is our first title to make this coveted list, and we are beyond ourselves with joy, pride and gratitude.

 

The International Youth Library’s (Munich) collates a prestigious annual catalogue of book recommendations from around the world for the young. The 200 titles in 38 languages from 59 countries in this year’s White Ravens are seen as making a noteworthy contribution to the field international children’s and youth literature. DANCE OF THE WILD is the only one from India this year.

The 200 short reviews are available in the White Ravens database here.

The printed catalogue will be launched at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2018. A selection of books from the catalogue will be displayed on October 11th on the Kids Stage in the Foyer of Hall 5.1 / 6.1. We will miss this special presentation, but we hope our friends and colleagues from India will be there to cheer for us!

This is how the White Ravens describes out book:

“Richa Jha’s playful, gently flowing text is paired with (Ruchi Mhasane’s) vibrant colour pencil illustrations in soft hues that portray Shilu’s healthy self-esteem and pride in her body still unencumbered by embarrassment or societal norms. Told entirely from the young girl’s point of view, the book delivers an enchanting tale of family love, curiosity, and freedom of expression.”

Congratulations Richa Jha and Ruchi Mhasane! We raise a toast to you!

 

 

THE MANIC PANIC at Reading Caterpillar Library

THE MANIC PANIC at Reading Caterpillar Library

We had a fun, super charged couple of hours at Reading Caterpillar Library today with ace storyteller Rituparna Ghosh, children eager to spill out their family secrets and grown-up kids happy to reminisce the good ol’ days from their childhood, our THE MANIC PANIC brought this lovely, motley group of book enthusiasts together.

In Rituparna Ghosh’s words,

“We talked books, childhood and our stories of fearlessness. We let our children compare their screen time versus ours. We let loose our family secrets of regrets and our triumphs in leading connected lives and weekend rituals. At the library we strive to create a non-threatening and non-judgemental space for adults and children to connect over books and stories. This was on such day…

What more…we had several friends from the community of authors, storytellers and children’s literature champions dropping by to join the conversation.

Reading Caterpillar Library and Your Story Bag welcome authors, illustrators and publishers. We are happy to craft book-based experiences for readers of all ages. To host a book event at the library write to us at programs@yourstorybag.com. Let’s begin a new story…”

Thank you, Reading Caterpillar Library, Rituparna and Your Story Bag for taking our stories to the children and their parents. We savoured every moment of our interaction with everyone.

THATHA AT SCHOOL Goes to Ludhiana

THATHA AT SCHOOL Goes to Ludhiana

We were overwhelmed by the love that our Thatha at School received in storyteller Shefali’s cozy den POTLI SHEFALI KI as part of her Grandparent Day celebrations. A BIG warm thank you from us, Shefali! Here are some pics from the event:

 

A Book In Each Hand From Us

A Book In Each Hand From Us

These heart warming pics are of the children of the Prathmik Vidyalay in our locality with their personal copies of our The Unboy Boy. On International Literacy Day, a book gifted to each is our small token of love for these young, curious minds and a thank you to the tireless efforts of their teachers. A BIG thank you hug to the inimitable Archana Atri and her AA’s Book Nerds for taking Gagan’s story into their midst and making it possible. Our love and admiration for you grows by the day.

Love comes our way from the other end of the world!

Love comes our way from the other end of the world!

A note from the publisher:

I am more than a month late in posting this update, but here goes…

Of all the people I have had special pleasure and privilege of knowing by virtue of being in the kidlit industry, my association with Sandy Brehl is one of the most special. We connected in the virtual world through twitter a few years ago and I admit I have been in awe of her since. We haven’t met in person nor do our virtual paths cross that often. But the support (both vocal and silent) that I have received from her continues to be a proof of how beautiful the kidlit world is and of the wonderful people who inhabit this glorious space.

I don’t know where to begin introducing Sandy to our readers! She is a thorough children’s book lover in every sense of the word. She is an acclaimed author of the Odin’s Promise trilogy (a set of the most engrossing historical fiction I have read on WWII), a former teacher, an occasional Cybils Awards judge, an active SCBWI member, a most insightful commentator on picture books on her blog Unpacking the Power of Picture Books, an indefatigable Goodreads reviewer, an equally untiring contributing author at The Storied Past and above all, a most wonderful human being.

Sandy has always cheered on for me and for all the tiny Pickle Yolk littlings, all the way from Wisconsin, USA. And so, it is such an honour to have Thatha at School and Love Like That featured and reviewed by her up up here on her blog. A Thank you! isn’t quite enough. 🙂