The Lion and the Mouse: A Review

Young India Books reviews The Lion and the Mouse, a Karadi Tales audiobook written by Lavanya R. N., illustrated by Malavika P. C., narrated by Karthik Kumar and set to music by Anil Srinivasan. The review says: There are many historical facts recorded about this fable. Children find this story especially appealing because, in characteristic fable…

A Storybook Success

Times of India talks about the success of children’s publishing in India: If the hallelujahs over the supercalifragilistic growth of Indian publishing ever pipe down, a tiny jubilatory chorus will be heard from an unsung corner – children’s writing. Business here too is booming, if anyone cared to know. “It’s growing at 7.5 percent a…

Let’s Play On!

The Hindu profiles author Anshumani Ruddra, who has written two titles for Karadi Tales – Dorje’s Stripes and Crickematics!. Anshuman talks about the writing process and his deep connection with games and storytelling. And yes, that’s Dorje’s Stripes that he’s holding in the picture! Crickematics! is available at all leading bookstores and online book retailers in India. You…

Everything You always wanted to know about publishing but were afraid to ask

Publishing Perspectives publishes a two-part article on the Indian publishing industry by Akshay Pathak of the German Book Office New Delhi. It’s a great overview, offering several deep insights into a complex sector. Part 1: Publishing in India Today: 19,000 Publishers, 90,000 Titles, Many Opportunities Part 2: Publishing in India Today: Growing Imports/Exports, Territoriality, Piracy…

Karadi the Globetrotter

Books published by Karadi Tales have begun to travel the world. Several international publishers have picked up titles from the Karadi Tales catalogue of picture books and had them translated to make them available to children of the world. Our books now travel and are available in a number of different foreign editions. Here are…

Bilingual Books in SoBo

Sangeeta Bhansali, director of Vakils, Feffer & Simons Pvt. Ltd. in Mumbai sent us the following email recently (on 17 June), and we’d like to share the email with you (mildly edited): Kahani Tree is a division of Vakils, Feffer and Simons Ltd. that promotes children’s books and is dedicated to inspire a life-long love…