OUR 2019 IN REVIEW!
8 New Books!
We’ve put out 8 wonderful new titles this year and we couldn’t be prouder of each and every one of them! From Mountains in busy cities, monstrous food and zodiac journeys to Chinese folktales, two exciting animal stories and a touching series of letters to a parent – our themes this year have been wide ranging, quirky and fun!
Learn more about them here.
On March 1st 2019, our very first feature film Goopi Gawaiya Bagha Bajaiya hit the screens in over 84 theatres across India. The animated feature film, inspired by Satyajit Ray’s classic Goopi Gyne Baagha Byne, was directed by Shilpa Ranade and produced by CFSI in association with Karadi Tales. It received high praise from multiple sources, with The Hindu writing, “…the bright animation, colourful props, puppet-like human figures and the rich production design with abundant use of our textiles, is gorgeous artwork in itself. The film is enchanting not just for the children but can hold an adult in thrall.”
Awards and Recognition:
- Thukpa for All was selected for the 2019 IBBY list of Outstanding Books for Young People with Disabilities.
- Farmer Falgu Goes to the Market featured in the 2019 USBBY Outstanding International Book list
- Varsha’s Varanasi chosen for the White Ravens 2019 catalogue
- The Clever Tailor won the 2019 SCBWI Crystal Kite Award for the Middle East/India/Asia region
Shortlisted for the London Book Fair’s International Excellence Award 2019:
We were shortlisted for the London Book Fair’s International Excellence Award – Audiobook Publisher of the Year 2019!
OUR NEWEST BOOK!
The Mountains of Mumbai by Labanya Ghosh and Pallavi Jain
Doma has come all the way from Ladakh to visit her friend Veda in Mumbai. While Doma loves the sights and sounds of the big city, she longs for the mountains of Ladakh. Imagine her surprise when Veda reveals that there are mountains in Mumbai too! Author Labanya Ghosh takes you on an unforgettable tour of Mumbai, and illustrator Pallavi Jain’s watercolours bring alive this beloved, bustling coastal city.
WHAT DID THE MONSTER CHILD EAT TODAY? BOOK LAUNCH!
We had a fantastic book launch of What Did the Monster Child Eat Today? at Ashvita Bistro, Chennai. A reading of the book was followed by an illustration session with Vibha Surya, the wonderful illustrator of the book. The kids enjoyed themselves drawing the most monstrous things they could think of!
THUKPA FOR ALL AND GET OFF THAT CAMEL! IN THE BAREFOOT MOMMY’S BEST CHILDREN’S BOOKS ABOUT INDIA LIST!
“This quirky, funny story is accompanied by delightful and ridiculous illustrations of the many places Meena takes her camel, much to the dismay of everyone else. (Recommended for ages 3-7)”
Thukpa for All by Praba Ram, Sheela Preuitt and Shilpa Ranade
“This is a heartwarming story of community and the gifts that each person possesses. (Recommended for ages 4-8)”
View the entire list here.
THUKPA FOR ALL AND PRABA RAM AT THE TIC-TAC-TOE CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL
Our author Praba Ram was at the Tic-Tac-Toe Children’s Literary Festival this November 30th and did a fun reading of her book Thukpa for All!
The Tic-Tac-Toe Children’s Literary Festival is a one-of-a-kind event for children between the ages of 4-12. The first edition was organised by The Glassbox’s children’s wing Tic-Tac-Toe in association with Not A Box activity centre and Palladium Mall. The festival was built on the premise that children need a healthy balance of fun and learning, and the belief that arts are especially useful in shaping happy, smart little individuals.
OUR ILLUSTRATOR PRIYA KURIYAN INTERVIEWED BY THE HUFFINGTON POST
Illustrator of our book Princess Easy Pleasy Priya Kuriyan spoke to The Huffington Post on the challenges of drawing for children, and pushing the boundaries of children’s literature.
Read the interview here.
THUKPA FOR ALL
REVIEWED IN THE MANHATTAN BOOK REVIEW!
VERDICT – “Told from the unique perspective of a child who is visually impaired, Thukpa for All is a beautiful story about community, compassion, and culture.”
Click here to read the full review!
THE CLEVER TAILOR IN THE 101 GREAT BOOKS FOR KIDS, 2019 LIST BY EVANSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY
The Clever Tailor written by Srividhya Venkat and Nayantara Surendranath is in the 101 Great Books for Kids, 2019 list by the Evanston Public Library.
The Evanston Public Library, Illinois annually puts out a list of their most recommended books for kids.
A FANTASTICALLY SPOOKY STORYTELLING SESSION!
We had the most wonderful session at the School Of Sports – The Pitch in Nandanam, Chennai this 21st!
Storyteller Sudha Rajesh captivated her audience with a telling of A Tangle of Brungles and Tak-Tak!
KARADI TALES FEATURED ON GETLITTNOW
We’re stoked to find Star Struck, Get Off That Camel! and Letters to Ammi in GetLittnow’s ‘Best Books of 2019: Books for 7 to 12 Year Olds’ List!
What Did the Monster Child Eat Today was featured in the ‘Best Picture Books of 2019’ list.
Congratulations to all of our authors and illustrators!
View the entire list here.
OUR 2019 IN REVIEW!
Launch of Trikona App
This new year, we brought our stories and songs even closer to teachers and schools with a teacher’s programme that will now be available on their phones through the Trikona app.
Bookworm Product Launch:
P. E. Bookworm, Level 7 of the Power English Programme – an advanced reading programme for English proficiency, independent reading and critical thinking, was launched successfully on 12th June 2019, at the Karadi Path Head Office in Chennai.
Partnership with India CSR Summit :
Karadi Path Education Company was glad to be the Magic English Partner for the India CSR Summit 2019. C. P. Viswanath, Co-founder & Director of the Karadi Company, was a panellist in the session titled ‘India’s Education Challenges: CSR Prioritization, Getting it Right’.
CII SCHOOL SUMMITS IN CHANDIGARH AND LUCKNOW
C.P. Viswanath, Co-founder & Director of Karadi Path Education Company, participated in a panel discussion on ‘Transforming Educational Standards: Training of the Teachers, Equipping them to Transform 21st Century Learning and Teaching’ at CII NR School Summit on 19th December at Chandigarh. Mr. Viswanath also participated in the CII 2nd Edition School Summit, Lucknow in a panel discussion on ‘Evaluating the School Education System: Preparing the Roadmap’, on 12th December at Lucknow.
CAPACITY BUILDING PROGRAMME FOR KGBV TEACHERS, AP
Karadi Path Education Company Pvt. Ltd. in association with Samagra Siksha, Andhra Pradesh is working in 50 KGBV schools across the districts of Guntur, Prakasam and West Godavari. As a part of the training and support process, a one-day orientation (cluster workshop) was organised for the teachers from the 50 implementation schools on the 3rd and 4th of December. The training programme was conducted in Guntur and Prakasam districts of Andhra Pradesh. Approximately 135 teachers were trained in Karadi Path methodology during the one-day workshop. The objective of the training programme was to orient and equip the teachers to handle Karadi Path’s unique approach and the programme implementation tools that will be used in the classroom along with this. Mock sessions on each module were given to the teachers.
NEW PROJECT WITH TELANGANA BACKWARD CLASSES SOCIETY AND TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAMME FOR THEIR MJP SCHOOL TEACHERS, TELANGANA
The Karadi Path English Innovation Classroom can be quite different from a traditional one. Karadi Path Magic English Programme requires the class-teachers to be trained and accredited in the principles of the pedagogy, use of materials and conduct of activities in each session. The project kick-started with the one day-training programme for the teachers which is aimed at training the teachers in handling the Karadi Path’s methodology of language acquisition and programme execution. The training programme was conducted from 9th -14th December across 7 centres for approximately 158 teachers.
PARTNERS CONVERGENCE MEET, NANDURBAR
Magic English Vaachan is a project signed by Karadi Path with the National Stock Exchange Foundation for implementing Karadi Path’s language learning programme in 424 schools in the Nandurbar district of Maharashtra. The NSEF had recently called in for a Partners’ Convergence Meet on the 16th of December 2019 with the objective of creating opportunity for the partners who have signed projects with NSEF to share experiences and tell each other the stories of their work, and the insights they carry from their field.
Ms. Preetika Venkatakrishnan, VP – Product and Training facilitated the meeting with a session on ‘Team Capacity Building’. She had organised activities using KP methodology to reiterate the theme ‘Together Everyone Achieves More’ and emphasized on the need for teamwork to achieve greater goals and boost positive energy.
DEEP COMPREHENSION FOR DEEP LEARNING – WORKSHOP
The ‘Deep Comprehension For Deep Learning’ workshop, meant for school principals and members of school management was presented by Mr. C. P. Viswanath – Co-founder and Director of Karadi Path, on 7th December at Sangam Hotels, Trichy and on 14th December at the Hyderabad Public School, Begumpet, Telangana. Mr. Skand Bali, Principal, Hyderabad Public School delivered the opening address on ‘Diverse Classrooms: Challenges in Language and Learning’ at the 14th December workshop.