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CELEBRAT ING THE JOY OF READING SINCE NOVEMBER 2008

25 TH & 26 TH NOVEMBER 2017

CHILDREN’S PARK INDIA GATE, NEW DELHI

WORKSHOPS

Entry on first come first seated basis

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STORYTELLING

10:30 AM TO 5:30 PM ENTRY FREE

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SESSIONS 102 SPEAKER S

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Creating a Nation of Readers 'Gifting children the reading advantage, the skill and will to read in English' www.stones2milestones.com +91 90770 77777


WELCOME TO BOOKAROO 2017 Dear friend, It seems like it was only yesterday as we waited with expectancy and nervousness in equal measure at the gates of Sanskriti Anandgram on Day One of India’s first ever children’s literature festival, Bookaroo. Would anyone come? Then came that indescribable moment of joy when the first child walked in beaming, with parents in tow. Soon, the park filled up and the Bookaroo magic had begun. Today, after nine years, nine cities and 25 editions the festival is ready to celebrate its 10th birthday in Delhi where it all started. It was not all fun and games. For every challenging moment, there was a heart-warming memory to cherish. One such was our first foray outside Delhi to Srinagar when Bookaroo was invited to hold the festival in the Valley. The festival went international with an invitation from Sarawak, Borneo. The success of Bookaroo in the City, Bookaroo’s outreach programme, brought ever more children and books together as the festival visited schools and institutions, many of them underserved. Bookart, an exclusive exhibition of original artwork from children’s books, was another special moment. The icing on the cake was winning the International Literature Festival of the Year Award at the London Book Fair this year. As the festival has grown, so too has Bookaroo’s world expanded. International and Indian authors, illustrators and storytellers meet to create magic with words and pictures. The Bookaroo fairytale would not have been possible without the unstinting support of sponsors, publishers, arts councils, schools, parents and children. The journey from November 2008 to November 2017 has been an incredible one. Let’s celebrate!

Jo Williams

Swati Roy

M Venkatesh

FEST IVAL PRODUCERS

BOOKAROO TRUST Based in New Delhi, India, the Trust is committed to bringing good literature to children. Promoting book related events, Bookaroo works in tandem with writers, illustrators, storytellers, theatre people, publishers, editors and schools. www.bookaroo.in EUREKA! BOOKS A specialist, independent, children’s online bookstore. Its mission is to bring children and books together. www.eurekabookstore.com Colour code for ages:

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ages 4-6

ages 6-8

ages 8-10

ages 10-12

ages 12-14

ages 14-16

ages All ages

All sessions with limited seats are on a first-come-first-served basis. If any indoor venue is full, visitors will not be allowed in.


Sat urday 25 Nov 2017

10:30 - 11:00 ages 4-6

11:00 - 11:30 ages 4-6

12:00 - 12:30 ages 10-12

12:30 - 13:00 ages 10-12

13:30 - 14:00 ages 6-8

Not Yet!

Nandana Dev Sen

Supported by Tulika Books Just one more story! Sing with hippos and dance on your toes as you journey through the familiar bedtime ritual.

Kitni Badi Machis Swagata Sen Pillai

Supported by Pratham Books Are you ready for a challenge? Imagine if you had to fill a matchbox with as many unusual things as you could find, what would you put in it? (In Hindi)

Superheroes! Champa Saha

We love Superman, Batman, Spiderman and Harry Potter, don’t we? Superheroes all – brave and honest, fighting evil, always helping the innocent. What about some real heroes – children like you, from ordinary families…?

Mexico Uncovered Marcela Romero García

Supported by the Embassy of Mexico Discover Mexico from its palm-fringed beaches, steaming jungles, fiesta fireworks, ancient civilisations, cactus-strewn deserts, teeming cities, snow-capped volcanoes to its spicy stews and soups and tasty tacos and tortillas.

Jadhav and the Tree Place Swagata Sen Pillai

Supported by Pratham Books Take a walk with Jadhav, who has a rather special and very important job. He makes forests.

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Sat urday 25 Nov 2017

14:00 - 14:30 ages 6-8

15:00 - 15:30 ages 12-14

15:30 - 16:00 ages 12-14

16:30 - 17:00 ages 8-10

17:00 - 17:30 ages 8-10

The Badness of Badgers Prabha Singh and Sunila Kaul

Sponsored by Amiown Join Stinkbomb and his little sister, Ketchup-Face, as they battle badness with madness!

Folklore Kapil Pandey

Stories passed through generations by word of mouth, stories of communities, customs and beliefs. (In Hindi)

Historic Disasters Champa Saha

The sinking of the Titanic is a tale told and retold. But there have been many other such tragic disasters. Join Champa to discover the secrets of the past. (In English and Hindi)

Nestled between the Ghats Naresh Ramamurthy

Supported by Book Lovers’ Program for Schools What will happen to the young boy who witnesses a dreaded dacoit steal the temple jewels? In this little village in South India not everything is as it appears.

Bird Whispers

Marcela Romero García

Supported by the Embassy of Mexico Are you ready to play a game from Mexico? Are you ready for fun, laughter and a surprising secret or two?

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The Stage

10:30 - 11:30 ages 10-12

12:00 - 13:00 ages 6-60

13:30 - 14:30 ages 14-16

15:00 - 16:00 ages 8-10

16:30 - 17:30 ages All ages

Sat urday 25 Nov 2017

Speak Your Mind Miles Merrill

Supported by the Australian High Commission, New Delhi Listen as Miles’ wild poems and characters bend the air with ideas that will make your hair stand up and your stomach jump into your neck.

Children’s Choir Christian Duda

Supported by the Goethe Institut, Max Mueller Bhawan Compose and perform a crazy chant from everyday comments made by grown-ups. Be ready to laugh, cry and marvel amidst the harmony and cacophony

What Night Knows Miles Merill

Supported by the Australian High Commission, New Delhi Mixing music with metaphors, enjoy a wild journey with Miles through back streets and over rain-soaked campsites to find the hidden treasures inside your own brain, complete with loops, vocal effects and beatboxing.

Rumble in the Jumble Christian Duda

Supported by the Goethe Institut, Max Mueller Bhawan Pick an animal, throw in a place, muddle them up together. What happens next? You decide.

Battle of the Brushes

David Liew and Savio Mascarenhas

Supported by Amar Chitra Katha Two artists... one story... It’s a showdown between two illustrators as they draw, paint and sketch for their lives as an unknown story is read out to them…

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The St udio

10:30 - 11:30 ages 8-10

12:00 - 13:00 ages 6-8

13:30 - 14:30 ages 4-6

15:00 - 16:00 ages 10-12

16:30 - 17:30 ages 12-14

Sat urday 25 Nov 2017

Adventures with Amma Bhakti Mathur

Supported by Puffin India Travel to the famous Golden Temple, discover the heritage of the Darshani Deori, take a sip from the sacred waters at Har Ki Pauri and savour the langar offered by the world’s biggest kitchen.

Meet Mambi Nandana Dev Sen

Supported by Puffin India Join Mambi and her friends as their exciting story in the forest unfolds with author Nandana Dev Sen.

The Scariest Thing of All Debi Gliori

Supported by Hot Key Books When little rabbit Pip is lost in the Wild Wood, he comes face to face with the Scariest Thing of All which turns out not to be so scary after all.

Globetrotters: Boohoos ‘n’ Woohoos! Vibha Batra

Supported by Mango Books Things that can go wrong (boohoo) and things that are awesome (woohoo) when you travel abroad.

Go Wild

Vivek Menon

Supported by Hachette India Is that tiger snarling at you – or smiling? What’s up between deer and langurs in the forest? Does the lion ever roar? Discover the secrets of the Indian forest and its mammals with naturalist-photographer-conservationist Vivek Menon.

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The Amphitheat re 10:30 - 11:30 ages 14-16

12:00 - 13:00 ages 6-8

13:30 - 14:30 ages 12-14

15:00 - 16:00 ages 14-16

16:30 - 17:30 ages 10-100

Sat urday 25 Nov 2017

Meet Boy No 32 Venita Coelho

Supported by Scholastic India Time for a racy, rip-roaring adventure with Boy No 32 in Mumbai and beyond. Limited numbers

Dreamboat Days

Mark and Rowan Sommerset

Supported by the New Zealand High Commission, New Delhi Gobble! Gobble! Gobble! Quirky turkeys, smart sheep, little bugs and children with big dreams! Be ready for fun and laughter as Mark and Rowan share their award-winning books and stories of how they are created.

Epic Adventures Team DK

Sponsored by DK Enter the mythical world of the Mahabharata! Hit the fish’s eye in a dart competition, rewrite scenes from the great story or put together your own versions of characters from this great epic. Limited numbers

Do you Dream of Writing Children’s Books? K Krishna

Supported by Scholastic India Here is your chance to turn your dreams into a possibility as K Krishna shares some of her top tips on how to write a picture book. Limited numbers

Same, Same But Different

Tonya Bolden, Lavanya Karthik, Siddhant Shah and Champa Saha

Supported by the U.S. Department of State, Duckbill, Access for ALL How many times do you find yourself in books? How many times do books open windows on to different worlds, different lives, different people?

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The Palms

10:30 - 11:30 ages 6-8

12:00 - 13:00 ages 12-120

13:30 - 14:30 ages 10-12

15:00 - 16:00 ages 10-12

16:30 - 17:30 ages 8-10

Sat urday 25 Nov 2017

Rustle Up a Character Richa Jha and Gautam Benegal

Supported by Pickle Yolk Books How do authors and illustrators create characters? From ideas in the head to bringing them alive in the books, join this magical fun ride of character sketches with words and illustrations. (In English, Hindi and Bangla) Limited numbers

History in a Bowl of Paneer Makhani Archana Garodia Gupta and Shruti Garodia

Supported by Hachette India Digging up the past can be super-exciting! Discover the many secrets of Indian history with just 10 amazing clues that will make you marvel and gape… and never say never to history again!

HAI! HUP! HIYAAA! Lavanya Karthik

Supported by Duckbill What would you do if your grandmother suddenly turned into a ninja warrior? Join author-illustrator Lavanya Karthik on a riotous journey meeting some whacky characters, and learning all about what it takes to be – Ninja!

The Amar Chitra Katha Studio Team Amar Chitra Katha

Supported by Amar Chitra Katha Wanted – researchers, scriptwriters, artists, colourists and letterists! Join the ACK team to create a comics page from beginning to end in just 60 minutes. Your time starts now! Limited numbers

Sciencetastic! Team DK

Sponsored by DK Calling all junior science lovers! Try some cool DIYs (Do-It-Yourselfs) and become a “mini-maker” using simple principles of science. Limited numbers

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The Auditorium

10:30 - 11:30 ages 6-8

12:00 - 13:00 ages 10-12

13:30 - 14:30 ages 8-10

15:00 - 16:00 ages 4-6

16:30 - 17:30 ages 6-8

Sat urday 25 Nov 2017

Stuck with a Hiccup? Anushka Ravishankar

Supported by Tara Books Join Anushka Ravishankar to try some absurdly hilarious remedies. Limited numbers

Fabulosas Fábulas

Marta Bernardes and José Valente

Supported by the Camões Institute - Portuguese Embassy Cultural Centre, New Delhi Enter a world full of music and poetry, laughter and joy, wonder and infinite possibilities – watch, listen and help bring these fabulous fables to life.

On the Wild Side! Vivek Menon

Supported by Hachette India What’s common between a tiger and a weasel? Which Indian mammal has arms one-anda-half times the length of its legs? Step into the Indian jungle and discover its secrets with wildlifer-photographer-conservationist Vivek Menon.

Dreamboat Days

Mark and Rowan Sommerset

Supported by the New Zealand High Commission, New Delhi Gobble! Gobble! Gobble! Quirky turkeys, smart sheep, little bugs and children with big dreams! Be ready for fun and laughter as Mark and Rowan share their award-winning books and stories of how they are created.

Fabulosas Fábulas

Marta Bernardes and José Valente

Supported by the Camões Institute - Portuguese Embassy Cultural Centre, New Delhi Enter a world full of music and poetry, laughter and joy, wonder and infinite possibilities – watch, listen and help bring these fabulous fables to life.

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Sat urday 25 Nov 2017

Crafty Corner 10:30 - 11:30 ages 10-12

12:00 - 13:00 ages 4-6

13:30 - 14:30 ages 6-8

15:00 - 16:00 ages 10-12

16:30 - 17:30 ages 10-12

One Thousand Faces

Cintia Martin and Consueleo Digรณn

Supported by the Embassy of Spain and the Instituto Cervantes Take a handful of circles, a sprinkling of rectangles, a few triangles, an oval or two, several lines both straight and curved and see how many faces you can make. Move them around and start again. Limited numbers

Tree-mendous Trees! Kavita Singh Kale

Trees are tremendous! They need friends too, so make a friendship band for your special tree. Limited numbers

One Thousand Faces

Cintia Martin and Consueleo Digรณn

Supported by the Embassy of Spain and the Instituto Cervantes Spooky and scared, wonky and weird, funny and foolish. Which face do you want to make today? Limited numbers

Treerriffic! Kavita Singh Kale

Roll up! Roll up! Time to share favourite tree tales in this one page comic-making workshop. (In English and Hindi) Limited Numbers

Story Mountain Piotr Karski

Supported by the Polish Institute, New Delhi Why does a comic strip have to be flat? Why not add another dimension to create a story mountain? Limited numbers

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Doodle Wall

10:30 - 11:30 ages 8-10

12:00 - 13:00 ages 10-12

13:30 - 14:30 ages 10-12

15:00 - 16:00 ages 6-8

Sat urday 25 Nov 2017

BIG and small David Liew

Two best friends, a canoe and a river race. The trophy was as good as theirs - until they came face-to-face-to with the saying “Size DOES matter”…

Mr Jekyll, Dr Hyde Piotr Karski

Supported by the Polish Institute, New Delhi Find the monster hidden in your shadow!

Doodle Frenzy David Liew

Roll the dice, chose your colour and let your drawing grow and grow and GROW!

Character-Doodle-Dee Richa Jha and Gautam Benegal

Supported by Pickle Yolk Books Can you draw the same character in different styles and make it look different? How do you know which style works best? Doodle Uncle can show you some tricks. (In English, Hindi and Bangla)

16:30 - 17:30

Dragons, Elephants and All Things in Between

ages 6-8

Supported by Hot Key Books Do you feel like a mouse or a lion? How about a tiger or a peacock? Or a pea-ger? A lioouse? Join Debi Gliori in drawing the kind of animal that best describes you today. Limited numbers

Debi Gliori

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The Mound

10:30 - 11:30 ages 8-10

12:00 - 13:00 ages 8-10

13:30 - 14:30 ages 8-10

15:00 - 16:00 ages 12-14

16:30 - 17:30 ages 4-6

Sat urday 25 Nov 2017

Tactile Trails and Tales Siddhant Shah

Supported by Access for ALL Collect your ticket - and blindfold! - for the first of the Bookaroo Treasure Trails. Explore the backwaters of Kerala, sail on a houseboat, discover the magic of the Kathakali dancer and “see” what else the journey holds. (In English and Hindi) Limited numbers

Wacky Animal Tales Ranjit Lal

Supported by TERI Go Wacky with Ranjit Lal. Discover amazing facts about the animal world and our attitude towards creatures great and small - and how Ranjit uses them in his stories. Limited numbers

Tactile Trails and Tales Siddhant Shah

Supported by Access for ALL Collect your ticket - and blindfold! - for the first of the Bookaroo Treasure Trails. Explore the backwaters of Kerala, sail on a houseboat, discover the magic of the Kathakali dancer and “see” what else the journey holds. (In English and Hindi) Limited numbers

Of Secrets and Shadows in Neon Pants Shabnam Minwalla

Supported by HarperCollins India Things are not always what they seem. Help Maya and friends crack clues and codes - and deal with the neon nasties, the cool crowd and the giggly gang.

Birthdayaroo

Wendy Cooling & Kaye Tew

Sponsored by Champak Fun and games in this birthday special.

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S u n d ay 26 Nov 2017

10:30 - 11:00 ages 6-8

11:00 - 11:30 ages 6-8

12:00 - 12:30 ages 4-6

12:30 - 13:00 ages 4-6

13:30 - 14:00 ages 14-16

Do Dost

Kamla Karki and Shilpa Chandar

Sponsored by Amiown Follow the adventures of two boys as they trick and tease one another as only true friends can. (In Hindi)

Dhuk-Dhuk Talks Seema Wahi Mukherjee

Questions, questions, questions…where can one find the answers? (In English and Hindi)

King Tralari

Cintia Martin and Consueleo Digón

Supported by the Embassy of Spain and the Instituto Cervantes Meet King Tralari and some of his rather unusual friends in this lively puppet storytelling.

Toad Tales

Marcela Romero García

Supported by the Embassy of Mexico Deep in the heart of Mexico lives a toad that swallows stories. Help Marcela recover these stories.

This Life of Mime Naresh Ramamurthy

Supported by Book Lovers’ Program for Schools The origins of a travelling storyteller - about egg rolls off a dusty Calcutta street, a town ruled by a cosmic ecstatic dancer, and a life inside a protected forest narrated through Mime. Limited numbers

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S u n d ay 26 Nov 2017

14:00 - 14:30 ages 14-16

Mexican Musings Marcela Romero GarcĂ­a

Supported by the Embassy of Mexico How far do stories reach? Across continents? Across time? Consider these contemporary stories from contemporary Mexican writers.

15:00 - 15:30

Talking Critters

ages 8-10

Can you hear what animals say? (In English and Hindi)

15:30 - 16:00 ages 8-10

16:30 - 17:00 ages 4-6

17:00 - 17:30 ages 4-6

Mariam Karim-Ahlawat

Stories from the Folk Kapil Pandey

Time to embark on a journey to collect folk stories from around the world. Stories that have magic, music, masti and more. (In Hindi)

A Boxful of Magic Seema Wahi Mukherjee

Open the box, choose a hat, put it on and wait for the magic to begin. Who will you be – a witch, a pirate, a king, a polar bear, a ladybird?? Where will you go? (In English and Hindi)

Tales from Farawayland Shalini Tayal

Be ready for rib-tickling fun and adventure as you travel through Farawayland and meet some rather unusual people and animals. (In English and Hindi)

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The Stage

10:30 - 11:30 ages All ages

12:00 - 13:00 ages 10-100

13:30 - 14:30 ages 8-10

15:00 - 16:00 ages 6-60

16:30 - 17:30 ages 6-8

S u n d ay 26 Nov 2017

Battle of the Brushes

David Liew and Savio Mascarenhas

Supported by Amar Chitra Katha Two artists... one story... It’s a showdown between two illustrators as they draw, paint and sketch for their lives as an unknown story is read out to them…

Rumble in the Jumble Christian Duda

Supported by the Goethe Institut, Max Mueller Bhawan Pick an animal, throw in a place, muddle them up together . What happens next? You decide.

How to Catch Clouds Miles Merrill

Supported by the Australian High Commission, New Delhi Join Miles Merrill as he tells stories of pigeon hobos and private detective horses, performs poems and sings songs that he pulls down from the sky into his head and pushes out of his mouth.

Children’s Choir Christian Duda

Supported by the Goethe Institut, Max Mueller Bhawan Compose and perform a crazy chant from everyday comments made by grown-ups. Be ready to laugh, cry and marvel amidst the harmony and cacophony

Robot Ride! Team DK

Sponsored by DK Hello, humans! Welcome to the robot universe. Tour our world to uncover the secrets and amazing facts about us intelligent beings! Limited numbers

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The St udio

10:30 - 11:30 ages 10-12

12:00 - 13:00 ages 8-10

13:30 - 14:30 ages 12-14

15:00 - 16:00 ages 6-8

16:30 - 17:30 ages 12-14

S u n d ay 26 Nov 2017

All History is Everybody’s History! Tonya Bolden

Supported by the U.S. Department of State Do you think history is boring and of no use to you? Think again! As Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said, “We are made by history.” History is fascinating! History is you! Limited numbers

Meet Talky Tumble Nandana Dev Sen

Supported by Puffin India Can you unravel Talky Tumble’s story who lives on a small marf… sorry, farm called Jumble?

It’s About Ability

Join th Part e y Celeb rate B ook 10th b irthda aroo’s y with cakes ,c and c andles olou creat rful ions.

Tonya Bolden

Supported by the U.S. Department of State Have you had setbacks, handicaps - or do you know people who have? Don’t despair for yourself or for others. So much is possible - as Aaron Philip knows so well! Limited numbers

Fun and Games K Krishna

Supported by Scholastic India Join Kim as she reads, sings, hops and twirls her way through a few everyday adventures. And, who knows, maybe you might even recognise some of the characters. Limited numbers

Playing with Poetry Miles Merrill

Supported by the Australian High Commission, New Delhi Have you ever danced like an alien? Shouted your name out as loud as you can? Don’t miss this workshop cum spoken-word performance which will have you shaking your legs and clicking your tongue. Limited numbers

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The Amphitheat re 10:30 - 11:30 ages 8-10

12:00 - 13:00 ages 6-8

13:30 - 14:30 ages 10-12

15:00 - 16:00 ages 6-8

16:30 - 17:30 ages 10-12

S u n d ay 26 Nov 2017

The Story of Planet Earth Renu Anand

Supported by TERI Join Renu Anand for this amazing journey back to the beginning of life on this earth.

Dreamboat Days

Mark and Rowan Sommerset

Supported by the New Zealand High Commission, New Delhi Gobble! Gobble! Gobble! Quirky turkeys, smart sheep, little bugs and children with big dreams! Be ready for fun and laughter as Mark and Rowan share their award-winning books and stories of how they are created.

Tinkle’s Topsy Turvy Superhero Team Amar Chitra Katha

Supported by Amar Chitra Katha Is it a bird? A plane? No! Discover amazing wonders, superpowers and super gadgets in the simplest things, in this Topsy-Turvy-cum-Superhero art workshop. Limited numbers

A Present for Big Bear Debi Gliori

Supported by Hot Key Books Help Debi Gliori come up with ideas for some animals to wrap the perfect birthday present for a very old Bear’s birthday. All suggestions welcome!

Grandfather Tree David Liew

In the Old Forest stands Grandfather Tree – older than the rivers… older than the hills… some say as old as time. Help tell the story of his journey from seed to forest giant.

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The Palms

10:30 - 11:30 ages 12-120

12:00 - 13:00 ages 8-10

13:30 - 14:30 ages 6-8

15:00 - 16:00 ages 10-12

16:30 - 17:30 ages 8-10

S u n d ay 26 Nov 2017

That Boy in the Kevin Carter Photograph Parnab Mukherjee

Supported by the Best of Kolkata Campus In this swirling world where dinghies bob up and down mid-seas with refugees, here’s a letter to the children who are in between the in-betweens...and to all those adults who remain indifferent to their plight.

Dare to Enter the Dungeon Venita Coelho

Supported by Scholastic India Tales of purple parrots, magicians, a musician whose songs cause gems to fall from the air, ruby-clad leopards and more‌

Out of the Box! Team DK

at e Do n s k B oo

Sponsored by DK Be creative, be constructive, be colourful and impress your friends with how you can think out-of-the-box with-a-box! Limited numbers

Heidi Comes to India! Avanti Devasthale

Sponsored by Pro Helvetia Breathe in the clear Swiss mountain air, hear the tinkling bells of the goats, smell the sweet meadow flowers and welcome Heidi to India.

Boom! Boom!

Anushka Ravishankar and Sayoni Basu

Supported by Duckbill Anushka and Sayoni tell explosive stories, discuss grandparents and explosive situations (and sometimes grandparents in explosive situations) and teach you funny Malayalam rhymes with lots of explosive words.

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The Auditorium

10:30 - 11:30 ages 8-10

12:00 - 13:00 ages 12-120

13:30 - 14:30 ages 6-8

15:00 - 16:00 ages 4-6

16:30 - 17:30 ages 12-14

S u n d ay 26 Nov 2017

Winner in the Hot Seat

Big Little Book Award Winner 2017

Supported by the Parag Initiative of Tata Trusts Come and meet the winner of the Big Little Book Award 2017!

Night Shift Debi Gliori

Supported by Hot Key Books What happens when the monsters inside our own minds come to stay? Debi Gliori shares her own story of living with depressive illness, and some strategies for finding a way out. Limited numbers

Fabulosas Fábulas

Marta Bernardes and José Valente

Supported by the Camões Institute - Portuguese Embassy Cultural Centre, New Delhi Enter a world full of music and poetry, laughter and joy, wonder and infinite possibilities – watch, listen and help bring these fabulous fables to life.

Dreamboat Days

Mark and Rowan Sommerset

Supported by the New Zealand High Commission, New Delhi Gobble! Gobble! Gobble! Quirky turkeys, smart sheep, little bugs and children with big dreams! Be ready for fun and laughter as Mark and Rowan share their award-winning books and stories of how they are created.

Fabulosas Fábulas

Marta Bernardes and José Valente

Supported by the Camões Institute - Portuguese Embassy Cultural Centre, New Delhi Enter a world full of music and poetry, laughter and joy, wonder and infinite possibilities – watch, listen and help bring these fabulous fables to life.

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S u n d ay 26 Nov 2017

Crafty Corner 10:30 - 11:30 ages 4-6

12:00 - 13:00 ages 6-8

13:30 - 14:30 ages 8-10

15:00 - 16:00 ages 4-6

16:30 - 17:30 ages 6-8

Tree-mendous Trees! Kavita Singh Kale

Trees are tremendous! They need friends too, so make a friendship band for your special tree. (In English and Hindi) Limited numbers

Mask Mania Piotr Karski

Supported by the Polish Institute, New Delhi Hairy ears, huge eyes and long whiskers…..Is it a yak? Is it a yeti? Is it an eagle?. Limited numbers

Insectarium Kavita Singh Kale

Create your own crazy creepy crawlies to fill Bookaroo’s first Insectarium. (In English and Hindi) Limited numbers

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Sharing a Shell

Jeena Shaji and Zeba Jacob

Sponsored by Amiown A crab in a cup, a blob on a tub, a brush sweeping clean. Limited numbers

ing Shaper C apers: Pick y ou a dot, r mark, add a lin and se e or three e wher e it leads.

Ugly Bugs

Cintia Martin and Consueleo Digón

Supported by the Embassy of Spain and the Instituto Cervantes Limited numbers Ever wondered about the secret life of bugs? With an Oranginus Tragonus Transmuter all your questions will be answered.

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Doodle Wall

10:30 - 11:30 ages 6-8

12:00 - 13:00 ages 8-10

13:30 - 14:30 ages 4-6

15:00 - 16:00 ages 6-8

16:30 - 17:30 ages 8-10

S u n d ay 26 Nov 2017

Have a Beastly Time With Colour and Rhyme Kris Di Giacomo and Nandana Dev Sen

Supported by the Institut Français India / Embassy of France in India in the framework of Bonjour India. Create a giant animal mural and write a book of cuddly couplets - all about endangered beasties! Join this author-illustrator team for guessing games, raucous rhymes, dazzling drawings, and ferocious fun. Limited numbers

Inside an Upside-Down Forest Karthika Nair & Joëlle Jolivet

Supported by the Institut Français India / Embassy of France in India in the framework of Bonjour India. Journey to the land of eighteen tides and three rivers, deep into the mangrove forests of Sundarban. Discover a world of demon-tigers, forest-goddesses, bees and a little boy who loves honey more than anything on earth.

Partytime!

Mistunee Chowdhury

Sponsored by Champak Join the animals’ party in the forest. Hop with the rabbits, swing from tree to tree with the monkeys, dance with butterflies from flower to flower, sing with the birds. (In English and Hindi)

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An Indian Beach Joëlle Jolivet

Supported by Tara Books Can’t go to the beach? Let’s bring the beach to you! Have a whale of a time as you dive in to An Indian Beach, a book as never-ending as the sea, with Joëlle Jolivet. Limited numbers

Winter Wonderland Piotr Karski

Supported by the Polish Institute, New Delhi Snow in Delhi?? Can it be? Create a sparkling snowscape and enjoy Delhi’s first ever ski slalom!

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The Mound

10:30 - 11:30 ages 6-8

12:00 - 13:00 ages 10-12

13:30 - 14:30 ages 8-10

15:00 - 16:00 ages 10-12

16:30 - 17:30 ages 10-12

S u n d ay 26 Nov 2017

Meet Maharani the Cow Nancy Raj

Supported by Tulika Books Lined up on a street are noisy motorbikes, honking cars, crowded buses, impatient autos... In their midst sits Maharani! Join the fun with Nancy Raj as she tries to unseat her highness! Limited numbers

Tactile Trails and Tales Siddhant Shah

Supported by Access for ALL Collect your ticket - and blindfold! - for the first of the Bookaroo Treasure Trails. Explore the backwaters of Kerala, sail on a houseboat, discover the magic of the Kathakali dancer and “see” what else the journey holds. (In English and Hindi) Limited numbers

Imaginary Animals in a Real World Roshni Vyam and Sampurna Chattarji

Supported by the Institut Français India / Embassy of France in India in the framework of Bonjour India. Invent your own imaginary animals and make them come alive through poetry and art, a synthesis of sounds and patterns, colour and words. Limited numbers

Tactile Trails and Tales Siddhant Shah

Supported by Access for ALL Collect your ticket - and blindfold! - for the first of the Bookaroo Treasure Trails. Explore the backwaters of Kerala, sail on a houseboat, discover the magic of the Kathakali dancer and “see” what else the journey holds. (In English and Hindi) Limited numbers

Muezza and Baby Jaan Anita Nair

Supported by Puffin India Would you like to meet a camel with an appetite for stories and a clever cat who loves to snooze? They aren’t ordinary creatures. And this isn’t the story of just another chance meeting. Limited numbers

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Speaker Bios Amar Chitra Katha makes comics for people of all ages. For 50 years, they’ve been telling stories that are dear to India – exploits of Indian warriors, wondrous tales from the epics, fables and folktales. Anita Nair writes for adults and children. If animals could read, she would write for them. She lives in Bangalore with 11 cats, 25 trees and many monkeys. She hopes to add 5 dogs and a donkey to her family. Anushka Ravishankar has never met a monster or a crocodile. Disappointed at her boring and monsterdeprived childhood, she decided to make life exciting by creating strange creatures - humans, animals and monsters - in her books. ‘Champion of Champions’ at BBC Mastermind India, Archana Garodia Gupta has a passion for books, languages, travel and history. This top businesswoman from IIMA has been on TV on the expert panel of ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’. Avanti Devasthale is social worker-translator-storyteller rolled into one. She loves reading and writing, talking and having fun with children, but most of all she loves to laugh, make others laugh then laugh some more! Bhakti Mathur juggles her time in Hong Kong between writing, long-distance running, yoga and her family. She is happiest curled up with a book in one hand and a cup of chai in the other. Champa Saha is a teacher, special educator and counsellor who has been reading, listening to and telling stories ever since she can remember.

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Speaker Bios Christian Duda is actually called Christian Achmed Gad Elkarim and is a German theatre director and screenwriter. He writes books for both adults and children under the name of Christian Duda. Cintia Martin spends a lot of time juggling her different roles as a creative director, illustrator and designer. She loves playing and folding different textured paper and the smell of inks - and lattes! Always surrounded by children both at home and at school, Consueleo Digón, editor, writer and educator, can often be seen talking with her puppets and the trees or listening carefully to the characters from her books. After years of drawing funny pictures to entertain his bored history students, David Liew decided that it was more fun to be paid to draw those funny pictures…. And maybe tell a few stories along the way. Born Scottish-Italian, Debi Gliori always wanted to make pictures for a living. After Art School, she also wanted to make children, so she has 5 children, and has made 75 books in her spare time. DK is the world’s leading illustrated reference publisher of high-quality books and online resources for children and adults. Established in 1974 in London, DK produces content in over 87 countries, and in 62 languages. Gautam Benegal remembers raiding his father’s art studio as a tiny tot. He hasn’t stopped creating since then. There’s never a dull moment in this writer, animation film maker, author, artist and children’s illustrator’s life. Jeena Shaji is a teacher with Amiown Amity’s Pre-School, who believes in the power of music. Music and action speak louder than words.

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Say “Bonjour India” to acclaimed French illustrator Joëlle Jolivet! With a degree in Graphic Art and Advertising, Joëlle went on to draw on her love for engraving and printing, and sharpened her skills in lino-cutting. José Valente is a violist of both classical and jazz music. When composing he goes for long walks to help him imagine sounds. He also has to walk about whenever he talks on the phone! K Krishna’s horoscope predicted “a ballerina, bulldozer driver and trapeze artist” which was a devastating blow to her plans of being a desert-princess-turned-bandit. But as a writer she can be all of these and more! Kamla Karki is a keen mountaineer, traveller and collector. She often entertains her students at Amiown, Amity’s Pre-School, with some of her holiday stories and souvenirs. Kapil Pandey discovered his passion for storytelling at the grand old age of 30 when he met the Gruffalo in the deep dark wood. When not telling stories he runs marathons and sometimes goes to work. Karthika Naïr is a poet and dance producer/curator/scriptwriter. Cynical dogs, cantankerous demon-tigers, feisty goddesses and honey-loving young ‘uns populate her writing, almost as much as mercurial dancers her life. Kavita Singh Kale, illustrator and co-founder of Underground Worm Art & Design studio wants to travel anywhere and everywhere with her five-year-old daughter. Strangers, acquaintances, family and friends are the building blocks for her narratives.

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Kaye Tew directs the Manchester Children’s Book Festival at Manchester Metropolitan University. She loves reading, singing and making things and can often be found doing all three in her old, cute camper van, with her old, cute dogs Kris Di Giacomo, an American illustrator who has lived in France since childhood, uses different styles, techniques, and colours to bring out the humour and emotion of each new story on many levels. Lavanya Karthik has the best job in the world - writing and drawing books for children. She also eats a lot of cake and talks to street dogs… occasionally they talk back (the dogs, not the cake). Marcela Romero Garcia thinks that words are magic so when she formed a storytelling group with two friends, they called themselves “The Witches”. After a childhood spent listening to stories she now tells stories. Novelist, playwright and children’s writer Mariam Karim-Ahlawat was born in Lucknow and educated in New Delhi and Paris. Her childhood pets - owls, mongooses, dogs, cats and guinea pigs – appear in her latest book. Mark and Rowan Sommerset might be crazy. They write stories about intelligent sheep, stupid turkeys and talking corks! They live with their son on a small island in New Zealand. The word “sausage” always makes them laugh Marta Bernardes, an award-winning writer, artist, musician and performer, eats chocolate as she dreams and looks for answers to the mysteries of nature. She lives with Sun (not the one in the sky – her dog!). Miles Merrill was born with large springs on his head. He bounced around the world performing stories and had the springs removed. Now he’s just like you - until the springs grow back! Freelance illustrator Mistunee Chowdhury loves to play with colours, styles, papers, clothes and clay. Mistunee misses the forests of Shantiniketan where she grew up and her menagerie of pets including a tortoise and assorted insects. Nancy Raj enjoys capturing people’s emotions and daily life through sketches. She likes to spread energy and laughter through her pictures – which is why she revels in doing comic strips, caricaturing family and friends. A writer, actor and child-rights activist, Nandana Dev Sen has also worked as a book editor, screenwriter, poetry translator and Princess Jasmine in Disneyland. She loves to eat, play, bike, dance, rhyme and argue. (www. nandanadevsen.com) Naresh Ramamurthy carries a large black bag everywhere he goes. Some say that it contains strange artifacts, broken phrases and forgotten songs. He sleeps while he moves. He trades his stories for bread and soup. A spoken word performer, independent media analyst, curator and a performance consultant by profession, Parnab Mukherjee is one of the leading alternative theatre directors and campus public speaking experts of the country. Piotr Karski started drawing 28 years ago at the age of 2. One year later he made his first trek in the Tatra Mountains. He published his first children book just after graduating in Warsaw. Prabha Singh enjoys creating rhymes to set little hands clapping and little feet tapping in her classroom at Amiown, Amity’s Pre-School. A keen cook, she combines Indian and Chinese flavours – sometimes with mixed results! Ranjit Lal has written over thirty books for both adults and children. He has written about birds and animals and tiger families and human families stranger than any found in the animal world. Renu Anand is an experienced content developer and writer who is passionate about the environment. Her mission is to make all young people think about and care for Planet Earth.

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Richa Jha breathes-reads-writes-publishes-dreams picture books and knows she has the funnest hobby-cumprofession in the world. Roshni Vyam is a widely-exhibited, much-awarded Gond artist who takes traditional art forms to exciting and experimental new heights. She loves mythology and painting, and is a woman of few words whose art speaks volumes! Sampurna Chattarji began writing as a kid and never outgrew the habit! She has written novels and poetry for adults, young adults and children, and her translations include Sukumar Ray’s poetry. Savio Mascarenhas’ is the creative mind behind Super Suppandi, the super avatar of Suppandi. He is also the artist for Little Shambu, based on the childhood adventures of Shikari Shambu. Sayoni Basu has written many words, usually in emails, to-do lists and forms. Phiss Phuss Boom is her first onethird book. Seema Wahi Mukherjee loves to add surprise and suspense to her stories by pulling out puppets and props from her jaadu ka pitara, with a dash of drama and a sprinkling of songs. Shabnam Minwalla is a mother of three. In the little time off that this brain-scrambling job permits, she writes books for children and adults, magazine articles and book reviews. Shalini Tayal is a storyworm who loves to take her listeners on story walks through exotic fairy lands, deep oceans, dark forests, swirling snowstorms while stopping to sip lemonade with ghosts and share cookies with monsters. Shilpa Chandar followed her love of drama, music and dance to become a professional theatre artist. This stands her in good stead at Amiown Amity’s Pre-School, where she acts out stories with poetry and puppets. A Cornell graduate, Shruti Garodia is an incurable reader, history buff and story-spinner. When not exploring historic sites, she is trying new adventures - scuba diving in Egypt, trekking to Machu Picchu or sailing in Greece. Siddhant Shah, a heritage architect and access management consultant, works with museums and art galleries to bridge the gap between cultural heritage and disability, through educational and multi-sensory experiential activities, for children with special needs. Sunila Kaul, an interior designer turned teacher at Amiown Amity’s Pre-School, loves colours and likes to add them to her clothes and home. She never intends to grow up and loves being with children. Swagata Sen Pillai wears many hats. She is a Bharatanatyam dancer, a theatre practitioner, a polyglot who can speak over 12 languages, a filmmaker, but most importantly a storyteller at heart. Tonya Bolden is a critically acclaimed award-winning author, co-author and editor of more than forty books. History - which she hated as a child - is her passion. Venita Coelho’s love of stories and adventures has taken her from television to films to books to her latest adventure - a journey across India in her caravan with her daughter and her dog for company. Movies (the soppy ones), meals (unlimited South Indian thalis) and mad sitcoms are some of Vibha Batra’s favourite things. She is the one in the café, hunched over her laptop, typing like a woman possessed. Vivek Menon is a wildlife conservationist and photographer with a passion for elephants. As Founder and Executive Director of the Wildlife Trust India (WTI), his mission is to help coonserve wildlife and its habitats. Wendy Cooling has been involved in a range of projects to promote reading not only in the UK but also worldwide. A true Book Dabbler! As a teenager Zeba Jacob dreamt of being an actress but her life took another direction. As a teacher at Amiown Amity’s Pre-School she uses drama to make stories come alive.


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Bookaroo Children's Litfest Delhi November 2017  

Come, celebrate Bookaroo Children's Literature Festival's 10th birthday in Delhi at Children's Park, India Gate.

Bookaroo Children's Litfest Delhi November 2017  

Come, celebrate Bookaroo Children's Literature Festival's 10th birthday in Delhi at Children's Park, India Gate.

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