Children's Book Fest

Children's Book Fest 2019

BEST SCHOOL

1st Prize - CKCHS Ponnurunni

IInd Prize - Vyasa Vidyalaya Kakkanad

IIIrd Prize - VHS School Panangad

PRIZE DISTRIBUTION

2.00pm 3rd December, 2019
At Bookfest Venue
Ernakulathappan Ground

Children's Book Fest

From 2007 onwards, in relation with the Kochi International Book Festival, APS is organising the annual Children's Book Festival, a unique book festival for school children. Children are encouraged to display their book collection from home, before their school mates and win prizes. School authorities also participate in the exhibition by bringing their dusty volumes outside the school libraries. An independent panel of judges visit the schools and award prizes to students and schools.

Over the years,the two month long Children's Book festival has grown into a distinctive literary and cultural festival. Schools organise various literary activities on the day of the festival, inviting writers, celebrities, and eminent personalities. 106 schools in the last year's festival. Some of the schools have displayed more than one lakh books. It was a surprise for many, but not for us, that several students who exhibited more than one thousand books, have read most of them. Truly, there is no cause for concern about the reading habit of children and youngsters.

Children's Learning Festival

A special pavilion to exhibit children's books, educational materials etc. And also an exclusive area for children to play, learn and have fun. Exhibits can include:

  • Children's Books, comics
  • Intellectual training apps, tablets
  • CD/DVD
  • Experimental/learning materials
  • Educational toys, Activity Kits
  • E-learning
  • Educational Books
  • Exercise books, writing materials
  • Illustrated guides/ encyclopedias
  • Sensory development activities

NBT CHILDREN’S LITERATURE FESTIVAL - DECEMBER 6

10.00am - 11.30am: 

Main Hall - Story Telling based on Totto Chan by Malayalam film actress Muthumani. And Release of NBP Books.

 

11.45am - 13.15am:

Main Hall - Story time with Sandhya Rao, Sahitya Akademi award winning Children’s writer. And Release of NBP Books.

Hall A Non Fiction - Science is Fun with Prof S Sivadas, Sahitya Akademi award winning Children’s writer.

Hall B Activity Corner - Craft workshop with Krishnakumar.

Hall C Malayalam Program - Story time with Sahitya Akademi award winner Malayalam children’s writer Sippy Pallippuram.

 

14.00am - 15.30am:

Main Hall - Story time with Richa Jha, Children’s writer. Release of NBT Children’s Books.

Hall A Non Fiction - Fun with excavations Devika Cariappa, Sahitya Akademi award winning Children’s writer.

Hall B Activity Corner - Indigenous art workshop with Debjani Banerji, children’s author-illustrator.

Hall C Malayalam Program - Story time with award winner Malayalam children’s writer Vennala Mohan.

NBT CHILDREN’S LITERATURE FESTIVAL - DECEMBER 7

10.00am - 11.30 am:

Main Hall- Common Program - Performance based on NBP books by Aala, a theatre group lead by Manu Jose.

Release of NBT Children’s Books

 

11.45am - 13.15am:

Main Hall- Common Program - Story time with Children’s writer TULTUL BISWAS,. And Release of NBP Books.

Main Hall Non fiction - Science Stories with award winner Malayalam children’s writer E N Sheeja.

Hall A Activity Corner - Illustration workshop with Nina Sabnani, award winning author-illustrator and animator.

Hall B Malayalam Program - Story time with Malayath Appunni, Sahitya Akademi award winner Malayalam children’s writer.

 

14.00am - 15.30am:

Main Hall- Common Program - Story time with Children’s writer SIMMI SIKKA. And Release of NBP Books.

Main Hall Non fiction - Story of Ambedkar with Soumya Rajendran, Sahitya Akademi award winning Children’s writer.

Hall A Activity Corner - Waste to Craft workshop with Indu Harikumar children’s author-illustrator.

Hall B Malayalam Program - Let us Do a Play with Children’s playwright Shirley Somasundaram.