[BHE 473] Neev Titles from India – Emerging Readers Category

Myra here.

A few months ago, I received an invitation to be part of the judging committee for this year’s Neev Book Award, which was my privilege to accept. Here are the books nominated for the emerging readers category. The organizers were also kind enough to include previous award-winning titles in the mix.

Neev Nominated Titles


(1) The Adventures Of Goopy The Singer And Bagha The Drummer by Upendrakishore Ray Chowdhury and translated by Tilottama Shome and Illustrated by Sayan Mukherjee (Amazon)

(2) Spellbound! by Nalini Sorensen (Amazon)


(3) When Jiya Met Urmila by Shabnam Minwalla (Amazon)

(4) The Clockwala’s Clues by Varsha Seshan (Amazon)


(5) Friends Behind Walls by Harshikaa Udasi (Amazon | Book Depository)

(6) The Mystery Of The School On Fire by Ravi Subramanian (Amazon | Book Depository)


(7) Gulgul In Jungalu by Ashok Rajagopalan (Amazon | Book Depository)

(8) Mini’s Questions by Nandini Nayar and Isha Nagar (Amazon | Book Depository)


(9) Hop On by Ruskin Bond (Amazon | Book Depository)

(10) The Chirmi Chasers by Arefa Tehsin (Amazon | Book Depository)


(11) A Very Naughty Dragon by Paro Anand and Sarah Rose (Amazon)

(12) The Miracle On Sunderbaag Street by Nandita da Cunha and Priya Kuriyan


(13) Hope: Stories For A Healthy Mind by Pragati Sureka and Nina Sud

(14) Maccher Jhol by Richa Jha and Sumanta Dey


(15) Tiger Boy by Mitali Perkins (Amazon | Book Depository)

(16) Queen Of Ice by Devika Rangachari (Amazon)

How about you? What were the books that found their way into your bookshelves recently?

June 20, 2021 at 06:30AM Myra Garces-Bacsal