BICW AWARDS 2019 – WINNERS

First off, a big, big note of thanks to all the publishers who submitted their titles for the award.

Our jury members, comprising an experienced school educator; facilitators who use literature to foster a love for theatre in school children; and a school founder, enjoyed reading the large variety of books that were shortlisted for the awards.

Having taken each of their opinions into account, here are the winners of the Best of Indian Children’s Writing (BICW) – Contemporary Awards 2019 segregated by level. To know more about our levelling process, read here.

LevelsTheme Title Publisher
1FRIENDSThree FriendsEklavya
1FOODFrank Goes to the MarketMs Moochie Books
1LOVEI Love You More Ms Moochie Books
2ANIMAL STORIESThe Pottering PigPratham Books
2FAMILYThe Very Wiggly Tooth Pratham Books
2 FUNFooled You!Scholastic
2SEASONSBig RainTulika Publishers
3ANIMAL STORIESThe Hundred and
Thirty Seventh Leg
Jyotsna Prakashan
3FRIENDSHIP
A Home of Our OwnTulika Publishers
3LOST AND FOUNDLunch-FriendsTota Books
3FANTASYSatya’s BoatTulika Publishers
3LEARNING A LESSONThatha at SchoolPickle Yolk Books
4FUNA Book for PuchkuPratham Books
4S.T.E.A.MThe Sea In A BucketEklavya
4HEROISMJadav and the Tree-Place Pratham Books
4 GRANDPARENT
TALES
Nani’s Walk to The Park Pratham Books
5BEATING THE ODDSMaccher JholPickle Yolk Books
5 SITES AND LIVES –
Real Stories of People
and Places
Kali Wants to DancePratham Books
5 FOLK TALESThe Enduring ArkTara Books
5 MISCHIEFThe Adventures of MooliScholastic
5ADVENTUREThe Forbidden ForestTulika Publishers
6FRIENDSHIPCamp Sweets: Monster Fun
at Summer Camp
Talking Cub
6 CURIOSITYMira the DetectiveDuckbill Books
6 ADVENTUREMother Steals a Bicycle and
Other Stories
Tara Books
6 COMICS AND
GRAPHIC NOVELS
APJ Abdul Kalam:
One Man, Many Missions
Campfire Books
6 WIT AND WISDOMThe Boy With
Two Grandfathers
Tulika Publishers
7Environmental TalesThe Adventures of Padma
and the Blue Dinosaur
HarperCollins
Children’s Books
7Eerie WorldThe Taxi Ride and
Other Spooky Stories
Ms Moochie Books
7School StoriesApoorva’s Fat DiaryMango Books
7Standing OutManya Learns to RoarDuckbill Books

The BICW – Contemporary Award 2019 aims to recognise and reward the best books for children in the age group of 6 to 12 years from publishers across the country.

Apart from the joy that comes with the recognition of good effort and great art, the BICW Award comes with a minimum guarantee purchase of the winning titles (anywhere between 200 to 2000 copies) which will, in turn, be distributed to schools across South India.

Our congratulations to all the winners!

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