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Register your school

Give your students an opportunity to cast their vote for their favourite picture books based on the criteria mentioned below. Your students will read the 3 books and vote for the best. Let the children have the power to vote for the best Indian Picture Book for the Jarul Book Award - 2023-24.

Student Jury  - Student POWER. Last date for submitting 24 December 2024.

All students from all over India and the world can be a part of this endeavor.

Children's Voice and Choice
Celebrating Indian Picture Books

Shortlisted Books for the
National Jarul Book Award  2023-2024

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My Grandmother Can't Cook
Indu Balachandran & Priya Kuriyan, Karadi Tales
The Boy who Wore Bangles
Riddhi Maniar Doda & Shruti Hemani, Karadi Tales

Many thanks to the student juries and librarians at the participating schools who read all the ten nominated books and shortlisted it down to three.

Now voting on the shortlisted books is open to ALL schools across India and the world

Register your school. Give your children the power.

Event

Day - Friday, January 19th, January 2024 

Time: 4:30 - 6:00 pm

Venue: American School of Bombay, SF2, G Block,
Bandra-Kurla Complex Road,

Bandra (E),
Mumbai 400051.

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Priya Kuriyan
Pratham Books
American School of Bombay
Bombay Scottish School
Don Bosco International School
Hill Spring International School
Shindewadi Mumbai Public School 
Jasudben M L School
Kotak  Education (NGO)
Oberoi International School
Ecole Mondiale World School
The Sriram Universal School, Hyderabad

Nominated Books for the National Jarul Book Award  2023-2024

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My Grandmother Can't Cook
Indu Balachandran 
Priya Kuriyan
Karadi Tales
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The Tomato Flood
Niyatee Parikh Sharma
Alankrita Amaya

Tota Books
Thatha's Pumpkin
Lalita Iyer
Proiti Roy  
Karadi Tales
Thaami’s Gift
Himani Dalmia
Priya Kuriyan
Harper Children's
Many Colours Of Us!
Lavanya Kapahi
Mansi Dwivedi
Tulika Books
The Boy who Wore Bangles
Riddhi Maniar Doda 
Shruti Hemani
Karadi Tales
God's Little Ant
Khyati Anand-Puthran 
Prabha Mallya 
Tulika Books

 
Beauty is Missing
Priya Kuriyan
Pratham Books
Nani's Walk in the Park
Deepa Balsavar
Pratham Books
That Big-Voiced Girl
Mamta Nainy
Asuma Noor
Puffin

 

Criteria

  • The book is published in India in the last ten 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
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Top row: Gizelle Rodrigues, Heeru Bhojwani and Sarah Pickles

Bottom row from the left: Darpana Baria, Maruska Desouza, Komal Salvi, Malika Shaikh, Bharti Lachhani, Rashmi Chainani, Sushma Sakpal, Arati Siram, Ketaki P Vaishampayan,  Shachii Manik, Samir Kapadia, Sahil Gaikwad and Chaitali Bhandarkar

Jury Schools

American School of Bombay
Bombay Scottish School
Don Bosco International School
Hill Spring International School
Shindewadi Mumbai Public School 
Jasudben M L School
Kotak Education  (NGO)
Oberoi International School
Ecole Mondiale World School
The Sriram Universal School, Hyderabad
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Mr Samir Kapadia, Proprietor of Creative Learning Aids partners with National Jarul Book Awards

CONTACT US

For other questions and comments email iCommons@asbindia.org

Thanks for getting in touch!

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