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Parag, an initiative of Tata Trusts has launched Parag Honour List (PHL) 2020. This list is a curated collection of outstanding books in English and Hindi for children and young adults. List is published annually, comprises noteworthy books of the year and has been created with careful screening and multiple reviews by experts in the children’s literature sector. You can access PHL 2020 along with annotation and details of the book here – English and Hindi

Call for Applications

This is a call for applications for organisations, libraries, schools, learning centres to apply for this and win a comprehensive, curated collection of quality children’s literature for their libraries. This book grant is administered by Parag Initiative of Tata Trusts and include a set of 33 titles in English or 22 titles in Hindi which are a part of the Parag Honour List 2020.

Announcement – Selected applications will be informed by end of April 2020 about the receiving of the Parag Honour List Book Box.

Eligibility Criteria
Non – profit organisations, libraries, schools, learning centres can apply for this.

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The set includes a diverse collection of books on various themes for the age group 0-16 years. This set will comprise of original writings in the category of picture books, young readers and young adults, both in fiction, non-fiction and poetry. It will help strengthen the collection in the library through a curated set of books of various children’s publishers.

Process

  • Launch – Call for applications announced in March 2020.
  • Application – It is mandatory to fill the full form and submit it by 31st March 2020
  • Screening – The applications will be screened and selected libraries will win a set of Parag Honour List Books, either in English or Hindi.
  • Announcement – Selected applications will be informed by end of April 2020 about the receiving of the Parag Honour List Book Box.
  • Final Selection – Parag Honour List book set will reach you by June 2020.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Non – profit organisations, libraries, schools, learning centres can apply for this grant.
  • Preference would be given to libraries reaching children from under-resourced communities
  • Only fully filled application forms will be considered.
  • The form should be submitted by 31st March 2020.
  • For any queries write to us at paraghonourlist@gmail.com

Children’s Publishers and Bookstores

Here is a list of some bookstores and publishers who offer good books for children.

Children’s Publishers

A list of children’s publishers pan India who publish good books for children.

Children’s Bookstores

A list of some bookstores across Indian cities where you can find good quality Indian children’s literature.

Parag New Release

Parag supports publication of original stories and translations for children across the age group of 3-16 years. The main aim is to provide access to good quality story books for children in Indian languages. A wide range and variety of books have been released through various publishers and we are happy to share an array of new stories for different age groups with you.

 

Supporting Children’s Publishing

A wide variety of books have been published over the last 12 years in multiple Indian languages and across age groups.

Parag Catalogue

The Parag catalogue provides a sneak peak into the books supported since 2005, their central themes and ideas. The books are categorized according to age groups and genres. However, the categorization is suggestive and their most effective usage lies in the hands of readers/story tellers/educators/parents. Books marked for ages 6+ can be read aloud to young children, while Teachers’ Resource books can be read by teens. Books are listed under one category to avoid duplication. This annotated catalogue lists the books published by the Trusts’ partners, under picture books, poems, young readers, activity Books and teachers’ resource books.

Parag Honour List

For more than a decade Parag has been working to catalyse the children’s literature sector in India. Parag has supported the publication of 700+ titles in 9 Indian languages reaching more than 40 million readers.

 

Case Studies
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