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Children's Voice and Choice
Celebrating Indian Picture Books

Nominated Books for the
National Jarul Book Award  2024-2025

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A Thousand Full Moons
Shobha Viswanath
Keerthana Ramesh
Karadi Tales
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Keshav's Kolam
Shobha Viswanath

Leeza John
Karadi Books
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The Magic Couch
Shilpa Rao 
Sahitya Rani
Talking Cub
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Mommies
Richa Jha
Priya Sebastian
Pickled Yolk Books
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No Hugs for Mummy
Richa Jha
Srinidhi Srinivasan
Mango Books
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What Do We Name This Dog?
Menaka Raman
Proiti Roy

Tulika Books
 
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Painted Walls of Malainagar
Shyamala Shanmugasundaram
Anthoni Guruz
Tulika Books
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What Happened to Grandpa
Nandini Nayar
Aditi Anand
Puffin Books
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The Girl Who Lost Her Yes
Aarti Khatwani Bhatia
Priya Kuriyan 

Harper Collins Children's Books
 
The Homework
Ashwin Guha
Vaibhav Kumaresh
Karadi Books

Criteria

  • The book is published in India in the last five years
  • The author and illustrator must be of Indian citizenship
  • The artwork supports and enhances text features contributing to Indian literature, through a theme, clear expression of plot, character, setting, and style
  • Engage children aged 5-11 years
  • Exemplify a literary element or a life lesson
  • Could be either fiction, narrative nonfiction, biography, or non-fiction
  • Be in English (could be a translation from an Indian dialect)
  • Must be an original piece of work, retelling, abridged and compilations are not included

Adult Jury Schools

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American School of Bombay
Somaiya School
Oberoi Inter​national
Universal School
Mainadevi Bajaj International School
Attalim School
Gateway School
JB Petit
B. D. Somani
Holy Angels Mar Thoma
Fazlani School
Jarul Adult Jury

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