BICW Awards 2019 – Winners List

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The BICW Awards 2019 Winners list it out! First off, a big, big note of thanks to all the publishers who submitted their titles for the award.

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

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

After taking each of the judges’ opinions into account, we are happy to announce the winners of the Best of Indian Children’s Writing (BICW) – Contemporary Awards 2019! The winners are segregated by reading level.

Read more about the BICW leveling process here.

The BICW Awards 2019 Winners – Level 1

LevelThemeBook TitlePublisher
1FRIENDSThree FriendsEklavya
1FOODFrank Goes to the MarketMs Moochie Books
1LOVEI Love You MoreMs Moochie Books

The BICW Awards 2019 Winners – Level 2

LevelThemeBook TitlePublisher
2ANIMAL STORIESThe Pottering PigPratham Books
2FAMILYThe Very Wiggly ToothPratham Books
2FUNFooled You!Scholastic
2SEASONSBig RainTulika Publishers

The BICW Awards 2019 Winners – Level 3

LevelThemeBook TitlePublisher
3ANIMAL STORIESThe Hundred and
Thirty Seventh Leg
Jyotsna Prakashan
3FRIENDSHIPA Home of Our OwnTulika Publishers
3LOST AND FOUNDLunch-FriendsTota Books
3FANTASYSatya’s BoatTulika Publishers
3LEARNING A LESSONThatha at SchoolPickle Yolk Books

The BICW Awards 2019 Winners – Level 4

LevelThemeBook TitlePublisher
4FUNA Book for PuchkuPratham Books
4S.T.E.A.MThe Sea In A BucketEklavya
4HEROISMJadav and the Tree-PlacePratham Books
4GRANDPARENT
TALES
Nani’s Walk to The ParkPratham Books

The BICW Awards 2019 Winners – Level 5

LevelThemeBook TitlePublisher
5BEATING THE ODDSMaccher JholPickle Yolk Books
5SITES AND LIVES –
Real Stories of People
and Places
Kali Wants to DancePratham Books
5FOLK TALESThe Enduring ArkTara Books
5MISCHIEFThe Adventures of MooliScholastic
5ADVENTUREThe Forbidden ForestTulika Publishers

The BICW Awards 2019 Winners – Level 6

LevelThemeBook TitlePublisher
6CURIOSITYMira the DetectiveDuckbill Books
6ADVENTUREMother Steals a Bicycle and
Other Stories
Tara Books
6COMICS AND
GRAPHIC NOVELS
APJ Abdul Kalam:
One Man, Many Missions
Campfire Books
6WIT AND WISDOMThe Boy With
Two Grandfathers
Tulika Publishers
6FRIENDSHIPCamp Sweets: Monster Fun
at Summer Camp
Talking Cub

The BICW Awards 2019 Winners – Level 7

LevelThemeBook TitlePublisher
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

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 hearty congratulations to all the winners!

Read more about the BICW Awards here.

Also, check out our reviews of more books on the Neev Awards 2019 Shortlist!

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