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JK Rowling publishes first two chapters of her new children's book, The Ickabog
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JK Rowling publishes first two chapters of her new children's book, The Ickabog

Set in an imaginary land, The Ickabog is a stand-alone story “about truth and the abuse of power” for children from seven to nine years old and is unrelated to Rowling’s other books.

A case for subversive children's stories: Contrasting the messaging in The Rainbow Fish with Room on the Broom
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A case for subversive children's stories: Contrasting the messaging in The Rainbow Fish with Room on the Broom

When we allow children to live out their bully-duping fantasies, to make fun of adult institutions, encourage imagination over reality, disruption over self-righteousness we enable them to figure out how they can improve the status quo.

For adults and young readers, 15 book recommendations that make for perfect reads during coronavirus lockdown
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For adults and young readers, 15 book recommendations that make for perfect reads during coronavirus lockdown

Routine helps keep anxiety and despair at bay. As does a good book. These 15 reading recommendations span light reads for adults a well as young readers of different ages. | #LockdownList with @HarperCollinsIN

Coronavirus Outbreak: As kids find themselves stuck at home, children's literature community offers up readings, constructive conversation
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Coronavirus Outbreak: As kids find themselves stuck at home, children's literature community offers up readings, constructive conversation

A group of writers and illustrators from the children's literature community came up with a plan to have a different author read out a story at 11 am everyday. One writer read out a story set in Sikkim; she used the setting as a segue into explaining why it is not acceptable to call people ‘coronavirus’ (the word has become a slur used against those from Asia)

Children’s literature in India undergoes revolution as publishers experiment with regional languages, genres
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Children’s literature in India undergoes revolution as publishers experiment with regional languages, genres

Children's literature in India has had a long presence, but with liberalisation in the early '90s, a shift occurred. The idea that children should read for pleasure wasn't recognised till parents had more money to spend on books. But publishers and educators are now willing to spend more on children's literature in Indian languages, driving up its demand with each passing day.

Little Black Sambo: Why the many attempts to rectify racism of Helen Bannerman's popular story failed
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Little Black Sambo: Why the many attempts to rectify racism of Helen Bannerman's popular story failed

Why has Little Brave Sambo (or Little Black Sambo) endured, why do people defend it so passionately and perhaps most intriguing of all, why do people keep re-writing it to try and make it more politically correct?

Little Black Sambo: A look at the bizarre history of Helen Bannerman's racism-riddled children’s story
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Little Black Sambo: A look at the bizarre history of Helen Bannerman's racism-riddled children’s story

Why has Little Brave Sambo (or Little Black Sambo) endured, why do people defend it so passionately and perhaps most intriguing of all, why do people keep re-writing it to try and make it more politically correct?

Child-appropriate literature: Should young readers be shielded from certain kinds of writing, or characters?
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Child-appropriate literature: Should young readers be shielded from certain kinds of writing, or characters?

Much as I would today like to reply “Children should read whatever they bloody well want”, it would be silly to pretend there can be a one-size-fits-all answer

Navneet Education recalls children's book following backlash to story depicting animal abuse
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Navneet Education recalls children's book following backlash to story depicting animal abuse

The story in question, published by Navneet Education in a book called It's Story Time, contains graphic descriptions of a dog killing animals and subsequently being killed by its master. It also contains a graphic illustration

Amar Chitra Katha's dark side: Recalling the morbid story of a jackal who ate an elephant
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Amar Chitra Katha's dark side: Recalling the morbid story of a jackal who ate an elephant

Author Jai Arjun Singh writes about the first book that he read, Amar Chitra Katha's Panchatantra – How the Jackal Ate the Elephant, examining the morbid stories and illustrations in a book meant for children

How Katha India's award-winning, first-of-its-kind app is encouraging underprivileged children to read
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How Katha India's award-winning, first-of-its-kind app is encouraging underprivileged children to read

This app, created in-house by Katha India, uses animated videos, games and characters to introduce children to concepts like gender equality and diversity

Children’s literature is flourishing in India, but further effort needed to attract new readers
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Children’s literature is flourishing in India, but further effort needed to attract new readers

The subject of children and reading has long been debated, particularly on the impact of the digital distraction on the habit. Children are reading more but, paradoxically are not.

Ramayana teaches us how hard it is to be good to the people we love best: Arshia Sattar
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Ramayana teaches us how hard it is to be good to the people we love best: Arshia Sattar

Arshia Sattar, whose translation of Valmiki's Ramayana is considered among the most authoritative, is now back with a beautifully illustrated retelling, this time for children

Snow White to Harry Potter: Violence always part of children's books
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Snow White to Harry Potter: Violence always part of children's books

If you think modern novels such as 'Hunger Games' are too violent for kids, try re-reading classic children's books from the past.