Bookaroo, India’s first children literature festival is making its debut in Northeast India at Kohima. It will be held from October 25 to 27 later this year, in association with The Kohima Institute with support from the Government of Nagaland.
The proposed children literature festival at Kohima is all set to bring together a selection of celebrated children’s authors, illustrators, poets, performers and storytellers from all corners of India.
The multidimensional children literature festival takes into account the entire range of readers, from the reluctant to the evolved. The three-day Kohima Children Literature festival will hope to engage children in the age group of 4 to 14 years.
The first day of the festival will be dedicated to authors visiting various schools. The second day will be a packed session involving not only books alone but many other activities that will engage the creativity of young minds.
Bookaroo is a festival that celebrates books. Born in a bookshop in New Delhi in 2008, it has become India’s first festival of children’s literature. The festival has traveled to many cities and has reached many schools ever since. Last year alone, Bookaroo touched 45,000 children and their parents.
Bookaroo is the proud recipient of the prestigious International Excellence Award for Festival of the Year at the 2017 London Book Fair.
Bookaroo aims to promote the excitement and importance of literature locally, regionally and globally to encourage cultural exchange and dialogue on education and development. Bookaroo strives to be inclusive and accessible.