Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Announcing the Karadi Book Club!

Are you in the club? We are happy to announce a new group created specially to discuss all things Karadi - The Karadi Book Club. Please join us for news, views, author/illustrator rants and raves and everything under the sun that is Karadi!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

The Lion and the Mouse: A Review

Young India Books reviews The Lion and the Mouse, a Karadi Tales audiobook written by Lavanya R. N., illustrated by Malavika P. C., narrated by Karthik Kumar and set to music by Anil Srinivasan. The review says:

There are many historical facts recorded about this fable. Children find this story especially appealing because, in characteristic fable style, the main characters are animals that act and talk like people but retain their animal traits. The story of The Lion and the Mouse has always been popular. This audio version, published by Karadi Tales, India, with its’ teaming of talented artists and delightful narration, is an exceptional endeavor utilizing modern-day technology.

Read the complete review here. You can also buy the book at our website or view the e-book here.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

A Storybook Success

Times of India talks about the success of children's publishing in India:

If the hallelujahs over the supercalifragilistic growth of Indian publishing ever pipe down, a tiny jubilatory chorus will be heard from an unsung corner – children's writing. Business here too is booming, if anyone cared to know. "It's growing at 7.5 percent a year," offers Manasi Subramaniam, editor of Karadi Tales. Evidence of this can be had at the bookstore, where children's shelves have multiplied like Biblical loaves over the last year. Old hands like Young Zubaan, Tulika, Tara, Pratham, Katha, Karadi Tales, have found new company in indie outfits like Little Lattitude and Fun OK Please, as well as imprints like Little Squirrel put out by distributor Leadstart Publishing.

"Indian children's writing has spiraled in the last two years," reports Sivaraman Balakrishnan, marketing manager at Crossword. "While Ruskin Bond and Anita Nair were some of the few writers you could earlier recall in this category, now there are at least ten you can rattle off the top of your head." A couple of years back, you had to tunnel deep to find contemporary Indian writing for children. "Now, Indian writers account for 22 percent of our total stock of children's literature," says Balakrishnan.

Read the entire article here.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Happy Friendship Day!

This friendship day, watch and listen to the friendship song from The Four Friends from the Karadi Tales Animated Series!

The complete DVD is available from here.

Monday, August 1, 2011

August 2011

In 2011, we'll be giving you a calendar for every month with artwork from one of our books. Here's the August 2011 calendar. We hope you like it!