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We are Shortlisted for Publisher of the Year at the Publishing Next Industry Awards 2019

We are Shortlisted for Publisher of the Year at the Publishing Next Industry Awards 2019 by Richa Jha We are especially proud of this shortlist at the Publishing Next Industry Awards […]

We are nominated for Children’s Publisher of the Year

by Richa Jha We are chuffed to see Pickle Yolk Books being nominated for the #KSPAwards2018 in the best children’s publisher category!  If you’ve enjoyed reading our books, do vote for us […]

We are up at KAHANI TAKBAK today

by Richa Jha In which our publisher #RichaJha talks about the joys and challenges of being an independent publisher in India today. Thank you, Shyamala Shanmugasundaram and Kahani Takbak for featuring […]

Interaction with students at Shiv Nadar School, Gurgaon

by Richa Jha Thanks to my old buddy Shahana, The Unboy Boy went to Shiv Nadar School, Gurgaon earlier this morning for a session with a bunch of enthusiastic, thinking, and articulate 4th […]

Raymond Crossword Book Award 2014

by Richa Jha Have returned home with priceless memories of a wonderful experience at The Raymond Crossword Book Award 2014. The Susu Pals did not win, but I savoured every moment, […]

Pickle Yolk Books at Bologna Book Fair 2015!

by Richa Jha We were excited to attend our first ever Bologna Children’s Book Fair this year! The National Book Trust (India) graciously offered us their stand space (thank you, Mr […]

Bologna, here we come!

by Richa Jha Ecstatic to have these first ever catalogues for the Pickle Yolks! Kudos to my super creative bro Abhishek Jha Atonal Indian for the design, punch, and panache! Bologna, here we […]

Proud to be associated with Multicultural Children’s Book Day!

by Richa Jha   The MCBD spotlight is on us today! We are delighted to be a proud sponsor of the Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2015 in our own little way! […]

Confessions of a Fledgling Publisher and a Somewhat Author – 1

by Richa Jha So I sit at my desk, feeling low at every blob of disappointment that’s flying in from all sides these past couple of days. My showstopper books aren’t […]

Why are we in the snuggliest mood ever today?

by Richa Jha Because of this that landed in our mailbox! Nothing gives us more pleasure than seeing our books being snuggled with and enjoyed. Here’s the 2.5 yo Viraj telling […]

Standees!

by Richa Jha Every big little thing gives us joy! Which explains why we’ve been walking about with that silly grin on our faces ever since Abhishek Jha at Atanol Designs […]

Nutspace @Inknuts has us teary eyed – all over again!

by Richa Jha I was bang in the middle of relocating to Delhi when this new mail popped in my inbox. “Hi Richa I dramatised The Unboy Boy the other day…It was such […]

Da dum design and drama!

So this is how the Pickle Yolk pages get designed. With Abhishek Jha at his Atonal Indian design-cum-music studio, giving final touches to our forthcoming pickle yolk ‘Love Like That’ …

The Susu Pals at the Rivo Kids PKCA 2015

We have reason to celebrate! 🙂

Whispers and the Limca Book of Records 2013

Whispers in the Classroom, Voices on the Field, edited by Richa Jha, illustrated by Priya Kurian and contributions by 31 fantastic writers with the song, penned by Shobit Arya, publisher …

A launch and a review!

Feb 6, 2014 This has been both a delightful and a tear-jerker of a day in equal measure. The Unboy Boy and The Susu Pals got launched at Bombay’s Kitab Khana as part of the Kala Ghoda …

The Newest Pickle Yolks This Season

by Richa Jha The Delhi World Book Fair 2016 kicks off this weekend.  I can barely contain my excitement as three of the newest Pickle Yolks are all set to enjoy […]

‘Thatha at School’ and ‘Vee Loved Garlic’ off to a fine start!

by Richa Jha   We couldn’t be more delighted! Our brand new titles Thatha at School and Vee Loved Garlic have got great reviews in the last fortnight. Thatha at School gets a thumbs up from […]

Our hot-off-the-press snugglies at Buzzing Books, Noida!

Dec 20, 2013 Way before our newest babies made their way to the bookstores and stockists, they met a group of deliciously infectiously enthusiastic bunch of eager readers at Buzzing …

‘Vee Loved Garlic’ in Child Magazine!

‘Vee Loved Garlic’ in Child Magazine! by Richa JhaChild listed out 2016’s best children’s books by Indian authors in its August issue. And guess what we see there?! Thank you, Kritika […]

We are in the news today!

by Richa Jha I’m in excellent company this lovely bright morning! In Eye, The Sunday Express Magazine. Paromita Chakrabarti and Anushree Majumdar, thanks and hugs for being the very few in the […]

Love Like That is on the PUBLISHING NEXT INDUSTRY AWARDS 2016 shortlist!

by Richa Jha ‘Love Like That’ is on the Publishing Next Industry Awards 2016 shortlist for the best printed children’s book of the year. Happy and honoured to be hanging out […]

The Unboy Boy is on the LRSIA 2017 reading list!

by Richa Jha We are excited that The Unboy Boy (written by Richa Jha, illustrated by Gautam Benegal) has been selected alongside some other truly awesome books for this year’s Leading Reading Schools of India […]

Pickle Yolk Books in the Publishers Weekly Bologna 2017 Wrap-up!

by Richa Jha I am doing my best to sound modest and all, BUT over 1.2k exhibitors, over 26k visitors, etc etc, and who finds a little mention in the Publishers […]

The Unboy Boy is back at NutSpace

by Richa Jha We can’t stop cooing about the humongous love NutSpace has always shown towards our books. This time, they have introduced The Unboy Boy (written by Richa Jha, illustrated by Gautam Benegal) to […]

Bologna Children’s Book Fair 2017!

by Richa Jha We have returned from Bologna, all inspired and super charged! Sharing some hastily clicked pics of glimpses of the city centre and of the book fair:   And […]

Boo! When My Sister Died in The Indian Express

by Richa Jha Paromita Chakrabarti’s recommendations for kids’ summer reads in today’s Indian Express includes Boo! When My Sister Died.   She writes: “If death is bewildering for grown-ups, how can children […]

Some BOOKSIDAISY Love!

by Richa Jha We have been a big time fan and a keen silent admirer of journalist, author and blogger Lalita Iyer‘s writings. And so, when she started @booksidaisies on Instagram to feature books […]

The Wonderoom Wonder

by Richa Jha We were overwhelmed by the commendable work Rajiv Gandhi Foundation is doing with children from the settlements in and around central Delhi. Their beautiful library Wonderoom is the kind of […]

Two Pickle Yolks in Featured For Their Lip-smacking Unusual Art!

by Richa Jha Two of our Pickle Yolk Books titles, The Susu Pals and Vee Loved Garlic, and their inimitable illustrators Alicia Souza and Kunal Kundu are featured in this Hindustan Times piece by Rachel Lopez on the […]

Scroll.in Features Boo! When My Sister Died

by Richa Jha We have been long time admirers of writer-author-editor-environment crusader Bijal Vachharajani’s words. And so, it gives us immense pleasure to have her talk about Boo! When My Sister Died in […]

How to Raise a Feminist

by Richa Jha Neha Kirpal at scroll.in writes on some of the recent children’s books by Indian publishing houses that have feminism at its core, whether overtly or in a subtle way. We […]

Boo! makes the Publishing Next Industry Awards 2017 Shortlist!

by Richa Jha We are delighted to see our Boo! When My Sister Died on the prestigious Publishing Next Industry Awards 2017 in the Children’s Book of the Year category. Author Richa Jha and […]

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

by Richa Jha 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 […]

The Manic Panic’s US Book Birthday!

by Richa Jha Our THE MANIC PANIC releases in the US today. Published by Creston Books. Congratulations Mithila Ananth and Richa Jha! Happy book birthday!

DANCE OF THE WILD ON FICCI Publishing Award 2018 Shortlist!

by Richa Jha We are feeling proud at our Dance of the Wild being shortlisted for the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) Publishing Awards 2017 in the Children’s Book […]

Thatha at School at KGAF 2018

by Richa Jha Richa Jha and Gautam Benegal had a great time at this session this morning at Kitab Khana in Bombay as part of the prestigious Kala Ghoda Arts Festival 2018. 

A Book In Each Hand From Us

by Richa Jha 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, […]

THIS BABY ELEPHANT IS OURS!

THIS BABY ELEPHANT IS OURS! by Richa Jha We are super thrilled! Ruchi Mhasane has bagged a Baby Elephant at Kyoorius Design Awards 2018 for her exquisite illustrations in DANCE OF THE WILD. The book […]

THATHA AT SCHOOL Goes to Ludhiana

THATHA AT SCHOOL Goes to Ludhiana by Richa Jha 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 […]

THE MANIC PANIC at Reading Caterpillar Library

THE MANIC PANIC at Reading Caterpillar Library by Richa Jha We had a fun, super charged couple of hours at Reading Caterpillar Library today with ace storyteller Rituparna Ghosh, children eager to spill out […]

DANCE OF THE WILD is a WHITE RAVEN 2018

DANCE OF THE WILD is a WHITE RAVEN 2018 by Richa Jha It gives us utmost pleasure to share that our book DANCE OF THE WILD is a WHITE RAVEN 2018! This is our […]

The Making of MACHHER JHOL

The Making of MACHHER JHOL by Richa Jha 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 […]

Two Stupendous Shortlists at the Publishing Next Industry Awards 2018

Two Stupendous Shortlists at the Publishing Next Industry Awards 2018 by Richa Jha We are ELATED to find two stupendous nominations at the prestigious Publishing Next Industry Awards 2018:  Pickle Yolk Books for Publisher […]

Three Pickle Yolk Titles Shortlisted at Peek-a-Book Children’s Choice Awards 2018

Three Pickle Yolk Titles Shortlisted at Peek-a-Book Children’s Choice Awards 2018 by Richa Jha We did three books at Pickle Yolk Books this year. Delighted to see all of them on the Peek A […]

THE TREE BOY Launch at Bookaroo 2018

by Richa Jha 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 […]

THE TREE BOY and its TRAILER Are Here!

THE TREE BOY and its TRAILER Are Here! by Richa Jha THE TREE BOY is here! With intriguing twists and page turns, and mucho delicious spreads, strange things happen aplenty between […]

Two Panels, One Theme: We Need Diverse Books

Two Panels, One Theme: We Need Diverse Books by Richa Jha We have had an interesting few weeks in Delhi. As the temperature begins to dip, the city is transforming into […]

We Debut at the New Delhi World Book Fair 2019!

We Debut at the New Delhi World Book Fair 2019! by Richa Jha We were hugely emotional as we brought down our stall tonight, bit by bit. What a fantastic experience […]

Media Bytes!

Media Bytes! by Richa Jha Our founder and publisher Richa Jha was featured this morning in the Sunday Standard. She talks about her early influences and the challenges in writing for […]

DANCE OF THE WILD wins at the Publishing Next Industry Award 2018!

DANCE OF THE WILD wins at the Publishing Next Industry Award 2018! by Richa Jha We finally have a photograph from the Publishing Next Industry Award 2018 ceremony to share! Here’s […]

We win at the BIWC Awards 2019

We win at the BIWC Awards 2019 by Richa Jha We are delighted to see our THATHA AT SCHOOL and MACHHER JHOL win at the inaugural edition of the Best Of […]

Top Honours for THE TREE BOY!

Top Honours for THE TREE BOY! by Richa Jha Woohoo! THE TREE BOY gets listed as one of the best South Asian picture books in 2018 by Toka Box! Congratulations, Srividhya Venkat and Nayantara Sarah […]

Our little corner at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair 2019

Our little corner at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair 2019 by Richa Jha We are thrilled to be back at Bologna but this year is extra special because we are here […]

MACHHER JHOL is a ‘Highly Commendable Book’ at the South Asia Book Award 2019

MACHHER JHOL is a ‘Highly Commendable Book’ at the South Asia Book Award 2019 by Richa Jha The South Asia Book Award is announced annually in the USA to commend outstanding […]

Two Wins for MACHHER JHOL at the Comic Con Awards 2019

Two Wins for MACHHER JHOL at the Comic Con Awards 2019 by Richa Jha Two sweet wins for us at the Comic Con Awards 2019 this afternoon. We won the Bronze […]

GIGGI AND DADDY launch with Shivani Kanodia at Pikk a Book Library

GIGGI AND DADDY launch with Shivani Kanodia at Pikk a Book Library by Richa Jha What an action-packed, glorious forenoon GIGGI AND DADDY and a roomful of children and parents had […]

Father’s Day with GIGGI AND DADDY and Talking Turtles at Kahani Tree

Father’s Day with GIGGI AND DADDY and Talking Turtles at Kahani Tree by Richa Jha Look at the love our Giggi and her daddy are getting from all these daddies, mommies […]

GIGGI AND DADDY launch at The Magic Tree

GIGGI AND DADDY launch at The Magic Tree by Richa Jha Glimpses of our GIGGY AND DADDY Noida launch and Father’s Day celebrations at The Magic Tree, Noida. Shalini V Bansal, […]

MACHHER JHOL in Hindi

We are delighted to see our THATHA AT SCHOOL and MACHHER JHOL win at the inaugural edition of the Best Of Indian Children’s Writing (BIWC)-Contemporary Awards 2019. Congratulations Gautam Benegal, @Sumanta Dey and @Richa Jha. Both titles designed by @Abhishek Jha.

THE TREE BOY’s AFCC Launch

THE TREE BOY’s AFCC Launch by Richa Jha The first set of pics are here of Srividhya Venkat launching her book THE TREE BOY at the AFCC, Singapore. We also have […]

THE MANIC PANIC is on the Jarul Book Award 2020 shortlist

THE MANIC PANIC is on the Jarul Book Award 2020 shortlist by Richa Jha Woohoo! We are thrilled to see THE MANIC PANIC on the final shortlist at the Jarul Book […]

MACHHER JHOL wins the Printed Children’s Book at the Publishing Next Industry Award 2019

MACHHER JHOL wins the Printed Children’s Book at the Publishing Next Industry Award 2019 by Richa Jha We are over the moon at our MACHHER JHOL winning the Printed Children’s Book […]

Call for Submission

Call for Submission WITH SUPPORT FROM We are open to picture book biography manuscripts. Concept Note: Picture book biographies for children under the age of 8 years is an untapped […]

MACHHER JHOL wins the Prestigious NEEV Book Award 2019

We are elated at our MACHHER JHOL winning the Neev Book Award 2019 in the Picture Book category at the Neev Literature Festival held last week. We can’t seem to […]

We had a lovely time at the Frankfurt Book Fair

Our founder and publisher Richa Jha had a particularly enriching experience being a part of the PublisHer event. She says, “It was the high point of this year’s Frankfurt trip […]

Voice Over Recording!

It was immense fun recording the voice over for the apps for The Unboy Boy and The Susu Pals (which eventually didn’t get released). The recording was done at Atonal Indian’s design …

We win at the BIWC Awards 2019

We are delighted to see our THATHA AT SCHOOL and MACHHER JHOL win at the inaugural edition of the Best Of Indian Children’s Writing (BIWC)-Contemporary Awards 2019. Congratulations Gautam Benegal, …

MACHHER JHOL is on the FICCI Book award Shortlist

We haven’t stopped celebrating our nomination at this prestigious FEDERATION OF INDIAN CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY (FICCI) PUBLISHING AWARD, second year in a row! MACHHER JHOL does us proud …

Eva Sánchez Gómez launches and THE MIDDLE at Bookaroo, Delhi

Our lovely THE MIDDLE moments from its special Bookaroolitfest launch this weekend at the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, New Delhi. We were thrilled and honoured to have …

MACHHER JHOL is on the Parag Honour List 2020

We are so thrilled and honoured to see our MACHHER JHOL on the inaugural Parag Honour List 2020! Our heartiest congratulations to the book’s author Richa Jha, illustrator Sumanta Dey …

Richa Jha and Sumanta Dey win the Crossword Book Award for MACHHER JHOL

What a stupendous win this is for us, the first time ever in the Award’s history that a picture book has won the Children’s category. Author Richa Jha and Illustrator …

Our Jaipur Book Mark Debut

This was our first time at Jaipur BookMark and we have returned with priceless nuggets to rethink our publishing dreams and goals. In an interesting session presented by French Institute …

Family Unplug Station

Our title THE MANIC PANIC was part of the Toka Explorer Box for the month of February. This box is for Toka Box’s subscribers in the 6 to 8 age …

THE MIDDLE is a WHITE RAVEN 2020!

THE MIDDLE is a White Raven 2020, woohoo! We are celebrating, and how! The #WhiteRaven is one of the most celebrated..

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