Awards

Recognition across cultures validates our belief in books that celebrate differences and the universality of experiences.

TULIKA AWARDS

BOOK AWARDS

2023

Atta Galatta- Bangalore Literature Festival Book Prize – Winner, Non-Fiction for young readers

How does one make any story of India’s freedom struggle relevant to a generation that is entirely disconnected from the period? (Possibly even beyond doing those ‘annual costume dramas of the freedom struggle’ for their school on January 26 and August 15!) Hand them this book. P Sainath’s Unknown Heroes of India’s Freedom Struggle gave me goosebumps while I was reading it. It is a rich repository of India’s freedom movement, of those freedom fighters whose stories have been lost in the sands of time. Tulika Graphix does a wonderful job with the illustrations and design that talk to young people. This is one book that promises to initiate many a discussion in history classes and book clubs. It is a must-read, not only for children.

Room to Read Children’s Literature Award – Runner-Up, Picture book of the year (3-8 years)

Room to Read Children’s Literature Award – Winner, Young Author (3-8 years)

Green Literature Festival Honour Book Award - Honour Book

Valley Of Words Book Awards – Winner, Writings/Picture book for children

Valley Of Words Book Awards – Longlist

Neev Book Awards, Early years – Shortlist

Mehlli Gobhai Children's Book Illustrator Award - Shortlisted

Mehlli Gobhai Children's Book Illustrator Award - Shortlisted

Binod Kanoria Children's Book Award- Longlist (Illustration)

Binod Kanoria Children's Book Award- Longlist (Early Readers)

Jarul Book Award – Shortlisted

Jarul Book Award – Shortlisted

The White Ravens Catalogue, Germany

The joyful song ... is brimming with onomatopoeic words, repetition, and rhymes that contain a multitude of cultural references and invite children to sing along. It is an ode to Mother Earth, her rivers, forests, flowers, and native animals, as well as to the indigenous people of the Indian subcontinent.

Parag Honour List

A fun picture book about a monster or jokhini, sourced from Assamese folklore, but given a modern twist. The central character of Jokhu is wildly illustrated and perhaps the idea is that scary monsters need not always be either feared or defeated, but can also be befriended.
An insider’s view of the deep relationship that communities share with the sea and all the life in it. The sensitivity and voice of the narrative, the depth of content and excellent images make the book a wonderful example of narrative non-fiction.

Toka Box – Top South Asian Book Awards

USBBY Outstanding International Books List

2022

Children’s & Young Adult Publisher Award, London Book Fair International Excellence Awards – Winner

Judges recognised the organisation’s “clear publishing philosophy and the commitment that they show in their publishing programme to create books for a wide group of young readers in different languages”.

Neev Book Award – Winner, Early Years

"A little girl must save her family's banana trees. For Bumoni and her community, the banana tree is not only a major source of livelihood and sustenance but also daily essentials. Clever little Bumoni comes up with a great idea to keep the elephants away from her previous banana trees while helping the large creatures. Mita Bordoloi tells a powerful tale of human-animal conflict set in Assam, which addresses modern problems related to sustainability, our carbon footprint, and co-existence with endangered species."

Green Literature Festival Honour Book Award

Neev Book Award – Shortlisted, Junior Readers

Parag Honour List

Parag Honour List

Parag Honour List

Jarul Book Award – Shortlisted

Jarul Book Award – Shortlisted

Jarul Book Award – Shortlisted

Jarul Book Award – Shortlisted

Jarul Book Award – Shortlisted

2021

Neev Book Award – Winner, Young Adult

"This novel uses the adventure story as a vehicle to explore how tribal protectors and conservators of nature can be historically marginalised and misunderstood by those in power. It helps young readers and adults see how we might move closer to stewardship by viewing the earth as tribal people do, and away from ownership and the resultant devastation that comes from the urban 'developmental' viewpoint. This book is remarkable for building a powerful thematic structure by controlling several interacting leitmotifs. These interacting ideas bring within the novel's scope a staggering range of subtexts from hope in human wisdom to near despair at human depravity."

Parag Honour List

Parag Honour List

Toka Box – Top South Asian Book Awards

Bumoni's Banana Trees
"We think Tulika has perfected the art of the picture book. There is something extraordinary about Bumoni's Banana Trees by Mita Bordoloi. While many picture books are based on a true story, this book actually came true! I won't spoil the ending of the book because it is exciting and holds your attention till the very end."

United Nations Sustainable Development Reading Goals Book Club

United Nations Sustainable Development Reading Goals Book Club

2020

Neev Book Award – Winner, Emerging Readers

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“Throughout the book the author shares facts about Ramanujan in interesting ways by narrating them as small, funny situations and moments. Can you imagine a world famous mathematician failing in all other subjects and not getting a good job?... I would recommend this book to all young readers and anybody with big dreams.”

Neev Book Award – Shortlisted, Picture Book

Ammama's Sari

Ammama's Sari

“Each character is beautifully portrayed: the father, the child, the baby, and the cats. Each of them is a part of the storyline, which is beautifully woven around recycling, in this short and nice story."

Neev Book Award – Shortlisted, Picture Book

“Have you ever been stopped from doing something you really wanted to do just because people thought it was silly?... I want to nominate this book for the ‘Best Life Lesson Award’.”

Parag Honour List

Parag Honour List

Parag Honour List

Parag Honour List

Jarul Book Award – Shortlisted

Jarul Book Award – Shortlisted

Toka Box – Top South Asian Book Awards

“Apart from breathtaking illustrations, the book explores colors in a new and fantastic light.... This book is filled with possibilities … unusual details and pictures but perfectly plausible in a child’s fantastical world!”

Toka Box – Top South Asian Book Awards

“It’s been four years since we saw India’s most adorable elephant… Ashok Rajagopalan brings him trumpeting back into our homes with much fanfare and charm!… We also love that the cow in the book says ‘mbaa’ instead of ‘moo’!

Toka Box – Top South Asian Book Awards

“When one of the greatest children’s writers in India writes about one of the greatest musicians in India and you have one of India’s most celebrated artists illustrate the book, then you simply HAVE to pick up that book!... The best part of the book is the rhythm and the bols that pulsate through the story.”

United Nations Sustainable Development Reading Goals Book Club

United Nations Sustainable Development Reading Goals Book Club

The White Ravens Catalogue

2019

Literary Translation Initiative Award, London Book Fair – Winner

“Tulika is a unique and important initiative. Its ambitious, energetic and inclusive publishing programme is driven by a real social imperative, to promote multilingualism and give children stories in the languages they speak at home. Resisting the absolute dominance of English is vital work, and Tulika does that work with charm and humour.”

Bal Sahitya Puraskar, Sahitya Akademi – Winner

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“…a deeply engaging, informative and stimulating book ... Cariapa’s short forays into world archaeology encourage children to form a picture of the interconnectedness of ideas, events and influences in our history…. Simply written, attractively produced, the book offers a lively and fascinating narrative of immediate and compelling interest for children.”

Neev Book Award – Shortlisted, Picture Book

Jarul Book Award – Shortlisted

Jarul Book Award – Shortlisted

Jarul Book Award – Shortlisted

Publishing Next Industry Awards – Runner-up

Publishing Next Industry Awards – Shortlisted

Best of Indian Children's Writing: Contemporary

2018

Neev Book Award – Winner, Picture Book

"This thoughtful book raises many interesting themes including gender equality, land rights, and the costs of urbanisation. The author and illustrator together present a complex theme to young children in an accessible manner. Together, they have crafted a strong protagonist with an authentic voice, an evocative setting, and a compelling narrative."

Jarul Book Award – Shortlisted

Jarul Book Award – Shortlisted

Jarul Book Award – Shortlisted

Jarul Book Award – Shortlisted

Jarul Book Award – Shortlisted

Publishing Next Industry Awards – Winner

“…a striking example of how a biography can be narrated to children – in a manner that is personal and yet relatable. The book creates an entirely new universe through its story and art, and shows how images, in their framing and perspective, can add an additional and vital layer to the story.”

South Asia Book Awards – Honor Book

The Hindu-Young World Goodbooks Award – Winner, Best Picture Book, Illustrations

The Hindu-Young World Goodbooks Award – Winner, Best Picture Book, Story

The Hindu-Young World Goodbooks Award – Winner, Best Book, Fiction

The Hindu-Young World Goodbooks Award – Winner, Best Book, Non-Fiction

Best of Indian Children's Writing: Contemporary

Best of Indian Children's Writing: Contemporary

Best of Indian Children's Writing: Contemporary

Best of Indian Children's Writing: Contemporary

Best of Indian Children's Writing: Contemporary

Best of Indian Children's Writing: Contemporary

Best of Indian Children's Writing: Contemporary

Best of Indian Children's Writing: Contemporary

Best of Indian Children's Writing: Contemporary

Best of Indian Children's Writing: Contemporary

Best of Indian Children's Writing: Contemporary

Best of Indian Children's Writing: Contemporary

Best of Indian Children's Writing: Contemporary

Best of Indian Children's Writing: Contemporary

Best of Indian Children's Writing: Contemporary

Best of Indian Children's Writing: Contemporary

Best of Indian Children's Writing: Contemporary

Peek-a-Book Children's Choice Awards

2017

South Asia Book Awards – Honor Book

Jarul Book Award – Shortlisted

Jarul Book Award – Shortlisted

Publishing Next Industry Awards – Shortlisted

Publishing Next Industry Awards – Shortlisted

South Asia Book Awards – Honor Book

The Hindu-Young World Goodbooks Award – Shortlisted

2016

The Hindu-Young World Goodbooks Award – Winner, Best Book, Non-fiction

The Hindu-Young World Goodbooks Award – Honour Book, Non-fiction

USBBY Outstanding International Books List

Crossword Book Awards – Shortlisted

Darsana National Awards – Winner, Excellence in Children's Book Production

Children's Choice Awards

2015

Bal Sahitya Puraskar, Sahitya Akademi – Winner

“Important adolescent issues such as gender stereotyping are treated with flair and sensitivity. The narrative is self-reflexive and depicts how Mayil develops a sense of her own identity as a writer, while dealing with coming-of-age issues with humour and passion.”

South Asia Book Awards – Honor Book

Darsana National Awards – Winner, Excellence in Children's Book Production

Federation of Indian Publishers – Winner, Excellence in Children's Book Production

Parents' and Kids' Choice Awards – Winner, Best Indian Children's Book

2014

Publisher of the Year, Publishing Next Industry Awards – Winner

“For their dedication to promoting attractive, engaging and high-quality books in various languages around the country, and for managing to widen their distribution in a difficult climate.”

Parents' and Kids' Choice Awards – Winner, Best Indian Children's Book

2013

Darsana National Awards – Winner, Best Children's Book

South Asia Book Awards – Highly Commended Book

USBBY Outstanding International Books List

2012

USBBY Outstanding International Books List

Notable Social Studies Trade Books, Children's Book Council, USA

2011

The White Ravens Catalogue

Crossword Book Awards – Honorary Shortlist

Crossword Book Awards – Honorary Shortlist

2010

Bal Sahitya Puraskar, Sahitya Akademi – Winner

Federation of Indian Publishers

Vermont Clover Awards, USA

Bal Sahitya Puraskar, Kerala State Institute of Children's Literature

2009

USBBY Outstanding International Books List

2008

Moonbeam Children's Book Awards, USA – Silver medal

Children's Book Awards, USA – Gold medal

National Parenting Product Awards, USA – Gold winner

2007

Association of Writers and Illustrators for Children/IBBY – Honour Award

Uttam Bal Sahitya Awards

2006

National Parenting Product Awards, USA – Gold winner

The White Ravens Catalogue, Germany

2005

Berliner Kinder Und Jugendbuchpreis, Germany – Ambitious Children's Book Project Award

2003

Oppenheim Toy Portfolio, USA – Platinum Award

Centre for South Asia, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA – Certificate of Appreciation

2002

Children's Book Sense 76, Top Ten Picks, USA

Amazing Toy of the Year Awards, Babyzone.com

2001

Oppenheim Toy Portfolio, USA – Gold Award

Society of School Librarians International, USA – Honour Book

2000

Federation of Indian Publishers – Winner, Excellence in Publishing

Federation of Indian Publishers – Winner, Excellence in Publishing