The Leading Reading Schools of India Award is an annual award established by Young India Books – India’s foremost review site of children’s books; to recognize and honour the five leading schools of the country; schools that believe in the power of the written word and inculcate a love for books and reading.
The competition is open to children of all reading institutions, viz, libraries and book clubs, however only schools are eligible for the Award.
The theme for the year 2015 Award is Wild about Wildlife. Books that showcase Indian wildlife – a fast dwindling heritage, have been carefully selected as reading material to enable children to appreciate our flora and fauna better and to reflect on the challenges that they face.
The junior group will write a note about a day in the life of an animal or, illustrate a scene from the selected book. Likewise, children from the senior category will write an autobiography about an animal or illustrate the story in 3 – 4 pictures or, design their own version of the book cover.
Winning schools will receive a citation plus a year’s membership to the Bombay Natural History Society, our Partner in WIldlife and a hamper of books.
Prizes will also be given to children in both the junior and senior categories and their work will be posted on the Young India Books website as well as on the site of our partners for this event.
The librarians of the top five schools who have successfully cast a magical spell of love for books on their students will also receive a token of appreciation.
All participating children will receive a participation certificate.
To know more, log onto www.youngindiabooks.com
Written by Shivani Bajaj There is a reading which may not in the technical sense of the word qualify for reading, but it is making sense of sorts. Children as young as 4 years walk in to the Book Reading Club at times, (though formally the age group is meant to be 6-10 years).