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Children's Literature Festival at M.G.Road / 28th November 2009

by: RWA Webmaster on November 24, 2009, 10:41 am in City Updates
Children's Literature Festival at M.G.Road / 28th November 2009

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"Aviva Young Scholar Bookaroo 2009" Children's Literature Festival at Anand Gram, Mehrauli Gurgaon Road - 28th & 29th November 2009

Time : 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Entry : Free.

Some events require pre-registration.
Registration can be done by sending email to

For 4-15 year old Kids.

Place : Sanskriti Anand Gram, Anand Gram, Mehrauli Gurgaon Road, New Delhi - 110047

Event Details : Aviva Young Scholar Bookaroo 2009 - Children's Literature Festival. Meet famous writers, illustrators & graphic artists from India and abroad. Workshops, nature walks, readings, theatre, storytelling and museum tours.

Saturday, 28th November 2009

All day A tactile art exhibition from Karadi Tales.
The Gallery

All day An exhibition of illustrations by Alison Lester.

10.30 Opening Event T R Ramachandran, CEO and MD, Aviva India.

10.45 - 11.45 Elmer's Special Day with Wendy Cooling and Jo Williams
Stories, masks and masses of fun with Elmer, the world's most colourful elephant
Sponsored by Andersen Press

All ages The Lawn

10.45 - 11.15 Candyfloss and Scaredy Cats Sampurna Chattarji
Sticky and sweet, flippy and fun - stories and poems brought to life by one of India's best-loved children's poets.
Supported by Scholastic
Ages 4-6 Banyan Tree

10.45 - 11.30 Eat it with Your Eyes!
Registration closed
Think you can't eat with your eyes and ears? Think again!
Come and learn how to wordgiggle and much, much more.
Sponsored by Hachette India
Ages 6-9 Think Tank

10.45 - 11.45 A War, a Friendship and an Insect Siddhartha Sarma
Pre-registration required
Find out all about the war that changed world history, the
people of the North-East, friendship... and a very special rifle.
Ages 12-16 The Workshop

10.45 - 11.45 Incredible India! Alison Lester
Join one of Australia's most amazing illustrators and help her make a mega picture of India
Sponsored by Australia - India Council
All ages Doodle Wall

10.45 - 11.45 At Home in the World Nina Sabnani
Peek through the windows of a storytelling house, adapted from the wooden Kavaad, and discover the pictures that inspire stories of home, family and belonging.
Ages 7-70 Amphitheatre

11.00 - 12.00 Mughal Masala Subhadra Sen Gupta
Registrations closed
Listen to stories of famous Mughals, solve knotty medieval problems and devise dastardly plots.
Ages 9-12 Museum of Everyday Art

11.45 - 12.15 Tale of an Invisible Male
On a cold winter's night in England, a mysterious stranger arrives, hiding a magical and tragic secret... Gather round the fire for this astonishing tale.
Supported by Campfire
Ages 9-12 Banyan Tree

11.45 - 12.45 Being Brilliant Andy Cope
Pre-registration required
Do you have a brilliant life? Or are you stuck in “moan mode”? Transform things for the better with one of Britain's most inspirational authors. Truly brilliant !
Ages 12-16 Think Tank

12.00 - 13.30 The Big Book of Bookaroo! Bulbul Sharma
Storyteller extraordinaire and wonderful artist, Bulbul needs
your help to make a book!
All ages Doodle Wall

12.00 - 13.00 Karadi Hour of Story and Song! Manasi Subramaniam, Anushka Ravishankar and CP Viswanath
Manasi Subramaniam will read the story of Little Vinayak, Anushka Ravishankar will read The Monkeys and the Capseller, followed by a sing-along session conducted by CP Viswanath.
Supported by Karadi Tales
Ages 5-8 Amphitheatre

12.15 - 13.15 Get Smart: Maths Gaurav Bhatnagar
Pre-registration required
Journey through the incredible, magical world of numbers and discover how they make the world go round.
Sponsored by Puffin India
Ages 11-14 The Workshop

12.15 - 13.00 How I Taught My Grandmother to Read (Film)
Supported by World Kids
Ages 8-12 The Foyer

12.30 - 13.30 Iggy, Me and Stories of My Naughty Little Sister
Jenny Valentine
Fun galore with one very naughty little sister.
Sponsored by the British Council
Ages 6-8 The Glade

12.45 - 13.15 Kahani Suno! Anupa Lal (Hindi and English)
Storytelling for the very young.
Ages 4-6 Banyan Tree

13.15 - 14.15 Friendship Rap!
Pre-registration required
Play the Human Knot, sing the Friendship Rap, help to write the world's longest Friendship poem.
Sponsored by Hachette India
Ages 8-10 Think Tank

13.30 - 14.30 Rescue Princess Chandrakanta from the Maze Deepa Agarwal
Enter the magical world of ayyars and illusionists to unearth fabulous treasures.
Sponsored by Puffin India
Ages 10-14 Pavilion

13.30 - 14.30 Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, What is a Good Book After All?
Paro Anand, Roopa Pai, Michael Panckridge and two young
What makes a book tick? Do you judge a book by its cover? What comes first - the plot or the characters? Come and share your views with our panel.
Sponsored by Australia - India Council and Hachette India
Ages 8-80 Amphitheatre

13.45 - 14.30 Tales of Magical Trees Penny Dolan
Hear stories about some very strange trees, as well as oranges, leaping maidens, hags and one greedy old farmer.
Ages 7-9 Banyan Tree

13.45 - 15.45 World Building: The Art, the Craft and the Gory Messy
Details too Anil Menon
Registrations closed
Want to write a story set in another world? First, you have to build it! Can a world have more than one sun? Are hobbits ticklish? Should your aliens have knees? Do good and bad mean the same thing everywhere? A workshop for budding writers and alien-lovers.
Supported by Young Zubaan
Ages 12-16 The Workshop

13.45 - 14.45 Thumbthing's Happening Sandhya Rao
Wanted! Lots of little thumbs to help to make a unique world.
Supported by Tulika Books
Ages 4-6 The Glade & Doodle Wall

13.45 - 14.45 Quick Draw! Ajit Narayan
Paper and pens at the ready? Steady..... go!
All ages Doodle Wall

14.30 - 15.30 Horrid Henry's Tricks and Tan-Ta-Rums
Pre-registration required
Have a blast in popular Horrid Henry's Hour!
Have your say - your way.
Sponsored by Hachette India
Ages 8-10 Think Tank

14.45 - 15.45 The Magic Store of Nu-Cham-Vu
Spend a magical afternoon with the weirdest shopkeeper in the whole world: Nu-Cham-Vu.
Sponsored by Puffin India
Ages 8-11 Pavilion

14.45 - 15.45 Around the World with Books and Pictures Alison Lester
Accompany Alison - a brilliant and imaginative artist and
illustrator of many award-winning children's books - on a spectacular voyage from Adelaide to Zanzibar.
Sponsored by Australia - India Council
All ages Amphitheatre

15.00 - 15.30 Tall Tales and Silly Stories Anushka Ravishankar
Would you believe it?
Ages 4-6 Banyan Tree

15.15 - 16.15 Crazy Toons! Sankha Banerjee
Take a pen, a sheet of paper, a bit of imagination and hey presto!
Supported by Campfire
Ages 9-15 Doodle Wall

15.15 - 16.15 Dream a Little Dream Anita Kumari and Lisa Heydlauff (Hindi
and English)
An afternoon of dreaming, bee-keeping and honey.
Supported by Random House India
Ages 7-10 Garden

15.45 - 16.45 Taranauts and the SUPER-TARA-NOVA Roopa Pai
Pre-registration required
Ready to become a Taranaut? Come and discover the tricks and twists of Tufan, Zarpa and Zvala's superpowers and blast off in search of the superfantabulous secrets of Mithya!
Sponsored by Hachette India
Ages 8-10 Think Tank

16.00 - 16.30 Rhyme Time with Karadi!
Sing along with C. P. Viswanath
Supported by Karadi Tales
Ages 4-6 Banyan Tree

16.00 - 17.00 The Puffin Mahabharata Namita Gokhale
The timeless tale of valour, deceit, glory and despair, retold for today's readers by popular author Namita Gokhale.
Sponsored by Puffin India
Ages 10-14 Pavilion

16.00 - 17.00 A Magic Carpet of Stories Mahmood Farooqui and Danish
Husain (dastan: Hindi/Urdu)
Well-known Dastangos, Mahmood Farooqui and Danish Husain, weave a magical carpet out of words. Telling stories of high adventure, dastardly deeds, powerful sorcerers, terrible monsters, heroes, villains and tricksters.
Ages 8-80 Amphitheatre

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