The shortlist for The Hindu Young World -Goodbooks Awards for children’s books is out.
The 2018 awards recognise books published in India. Winners will be announced at The Hindu Lit for Life Festival at Chennai in January.
The shortlist in the four categories are:
Best Picture Book (Story): Chatura Rao for Gone Grandmother (Tulika Publishers); Lavanya Karthik for The Lion’s Feast (Karadi Tales) and Saras for Unhappy Moon (Tulika).
Best Picture Book (Illustrations): Chetan Sharma for The Lion’s Feast (Karadi Tales); Rajiv Eipe for Dive! ( Pratham Books ) and Nancy Raj for Maharani the Cow (Tulika).
Best Book (Fiction): Nandhika Nambi for Unbroken (Duckbill); Venita Coelho for Monkey See Monkey Do (Hachette India); Mini Shrinivasan for The Boy with Two Grandfathers (Tulika) and Anjana Basu for Eighteen Tides and a Tiger (TERI).
Best Book (Non-Fiction): Roopa Pai for So You Want to Know About Economics (Red Turtle); Devika Cariapa for India Through Archaeology: Excavating History (Tulika) and Vivek Menon for The Secret Lives of Indian Mammals (Hachette India).