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KIDS FEST : 10th Bookaroo Children’s Literature Festival > 10:30am-5:30pm on 25th & 26th November 2017

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Venue : Children's Park, India Gate
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Time : 10:30 am - 5:30 pm Add to Calendar 25/11/2017 10:30 26/11/2017 17:30 Asia/Kolkata KIDS FEST : 10th Bookaroo Children’s Literature Festival Event Page : Children's Park, India Gate, New Delhi 110001 DD/MM/YYYY

Entry : Free
Note : 
Entry is free and open to all. Though some school groups do come to attend the festival emphasis is on families. Primarily to take reading from being a school chore to being an enjoyable family activity.
The age group is 4 to 16 years.

Venue : Children's Park, India Gate, New Delhi 110001
Venue Info : Map | Central Sectt. Metro Station (Yellow Line & Violet Line) Exit Gate - 3 & 'Khan Market(Violet Line)'

Event Description : ​Sharing with you Info on the 10th Bookaroo Festival.

Bookaroo Children’s Literature Festival - organised by Delhi-based Bookaroo Trust - is India’s first literature festival of its kind. The nine-city festival began in November 2008 as a solo in the capital. 
The New Delhi edition is always held during the last weekend of November annually. 

What is Bookaroo?
Bookaroo is a celebration of the joy of reading.
The festival is curated by a small team but produced in collaboration and partnership with a variety of partners such as publishers, arts councils and embassies. The wide-ranging programme of events and activities brings authors, illustrators, storytellers and audiences together to inspire each other and to be inspired, to share stories and experiences, and make books come alive for children.

The types of sessions include:
dramatised reading and theatre
non-stop storytelling for younger children
book launches
craft activities
art and illustration workshops
environment-related workshops and nature walks
poetry sessions
storytelling through puppet shows
Sessions are conducted contemporaneously in multiple venues within a large area. Usually a public park. 
Alongside the weekend festival, Bookaroo also has an outreach programme, Bookaroo in the City (BIC), where we visit schools, hospitals, orphanages, homes, schools for special needs children. The idea is to take a flavour of the festival to those who may not be able to make it to the main festival.

While in Delhi the total number of sessions over the two days is between 100 - 115, in other cities it is between 50 – 60.

The festival and its mission - of bringing children and books together - has been appreciated by children, parents, teachers and the media, mainline as well as regional. This year Bookaroo was awarded the International Excellence Award at the London Book Fair.

In addition to opening up the world of books for children Bookaroo also serves as a platform for exchange of ideas amongst speakers, publishers and editors.

Bookaroo also acts as a stepping stone for little-known authors, illustrators and storytellers not only with the main festival but in a big way with the outreach programme, Bookaroo in the City (BIC).

Bookaroo Delhi is the flagship event and has close to
​ ​70 speakers and 100 sessions in two days with an attendance of over 10,000 on the festival weekend. The other cities have 20-25 speakers and the attendance has varied between 5 to 8,000.
Some facts
-       Only Children’s Litfest to go international

-       Only Indian Children’s Literature Festival that has a multi-city presence.

-       Only Indian literature festival to win the excellence award at the London Book Fair

 What do children get:

-       opportunity to discover stories from around the world and from different corners of India,

-       trigger their imagination and opens up possibilities. Unlocks their potential to be creative and imaginative.

-       give them the confidence to be curious and interact freely with the speakers.

For a glimpse of the festival do log on to and for videos see

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KIDS FEST : 10th Bookaroo Children’s Literature Festival > 10:30am-5:30pm on 25th & 26th November 2017 KIDS FEST : 10th Bookaroo Children’s Literature Festival > 10:30am-5:30pm on 25th & 26th November 2017 Reviewed by Rohit Malik on Sunday, November 26, 2017 Rating: 5

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