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Karadi Tales shortlisted for London Book Fair award

Chennai-based children’s publishing house Karadi Tales has been shortlisted for the Audiobook Publisher of the Year Award.

The award will be presented at the 48th annual London Book Fair, on March 12.

Karadi Tales was a pioneer in the children’s audiobook industry in India, with stories narrated by acclaimed theatre and film personalities, and set to professionally performed music. The award has been attributed to the content of its books and partnership with the Karadi Path Education Company.

The picture books and audiobooks of the publishing house, founded in 1996, have featured in The New York Public Library’s Best Children’s Books, White Ravens, IBBY, the Amelia Bloomer list and the Dolly Parton Imagination Library Program.

Translation rights

The translation rights for its books have been sold around the world. Karadi Path was founded in 2010 as Karadi Tales’ partner company to bridge the English literacy gap in the country by using stories and immersive learning and is part of the curriculum in over 3,000 schools.

Karadi Path has partnered with government programmes such as Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, the State Council of Educational Research and Training, and schools for tribal children, girl children, and minorities, and has been recognised by USAID and the San Francisco-based Project Literacy Lab for its effectiveness in environments with limited infrastructure and for first-generation English learners.

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