The Hindu Young World-Goodbooks Awards for Indian children's books were introduced in 2016. The idea 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 to recognise different genres within the space.

The awards are split into four categories:

  • Best Picture Book Story
  • Best Picture Book Illustrations
  • Best Book Fiction
  • Best Book Non-Fiction

The Goodbooks website is a repository for children’s books in India and provides a space 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.

Best Picture Book: Story

Best Picture Book: Illustration

Best Book: Fiction

The Pataala Prophecy: Son of Bhrigu

Christopher C Doyle

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Best Book: Non-Fiction

Amrita Sher-Gil: Rebel with a Paintbrush

Anita Vachharajani

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The Great Indian Nature Trail with Uncle Bikky

Rohan Chakravarty and Bijal Vachharajani

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The Hindu Literary Prize 2010: Manu Joseph for Serious Men
The Hindu Literary Prize 2011: Rahul Bhattacharya for The Sly Company of People Who care
The Hindu Literary Prize 2012: Jerry Pinto for Em and the Big Hoom
The Hindu Prize 2013: Anees Salim for Vanity Bagh
The Hindu Prize 2014: Ashok Srinivasan for Book of Common Signs
The Hindu Prize 2015: Easterine Kire for When the River Sleeps
The Hindu Prize 2016: Kiran Doshi for Jinnah Often Came to our House
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