THE HINDU YOUNG WORLD-GOODBOOKS AWARDS
The Hindu Young World-Goodbooks Awards for Indian children's books were introduced at The Hindu Lit for Life in 2016. The purpose of these awards is to promote excellence in children's writing and illustrations in India, to acknowledge innovative publishing trends, and to recognise children's literature in India as an independent and important field.
The Hindu Young World-Goodbooks Awards are the first ever Indian awards to be given for excellence in children's books and the first ones to recognise different genres within the children's publishing space.
The first awards were given at The Hindu Lit for Life on 15 January, 2016. In the first year, the awards were given in the following four categories:
- Best Picture Book - Story
- Best Picture Book - Illustrations
- Best Book - Fiction
- Best Book - Non-Fiction
The Goodbooks website is a repository for Indian children’s books and provides a space to all those engaged with children to enter the fascinating discourse on children’s literature. It is where educators, parents, librarians and research scholars get an overview of children’s literature in India, and an update on the books being published across the country.