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Paro Anand, described as a fearless writer with a big heart,  is one of India’s top writers for children and young adults. She works with and writes extensively about young people in difficult circumstances. She runs Literature in Action, a program using literature as a constructive, creative outlet. She has interacted with 3 hundred thousand children.NO GUNS AT MY SON’S FUNERAL – the path-breaking novel about a young boy growing up with violence, opened to rave reviews, becoming India’s fastest selling book for young people. It was on the IBBY Honor List, 2006, translated into Spanish and German and is being made into a film.

She was awarded by President Dr. Abdul Kalam and The Russian Centre for Science and Culture. Anand headed the National Centre for Children’s Literature, the apex body for children’s literature in India. She is a World Record Holder for helping over 3000 children make the World’s Longest Newspaper. As a renowned performance storyteller and resource person, she has performed extensively in India and abroad including with Zulu, Eskimo and Swiss storytellers.

The Little Bird who held the Sky up with his Feet was on the 1001 Books to Read before You Grow Up, an international gold standard of the world’s best books ever. Her acclaimed book, Wingless has been performed nationally and internationally.



For young readers

In Print:

Wingless – Roli
World’s Worst Genius – Penguin
Tree with a Travelling Heart – Schlasstic
School Stories –  Scholastic
The Little Bird – Rupa
Bhabhloo Bear’s Adventure –  Pratham
( English, Hindi, Marathi, Urdu)
Lion on the Loose – Pratham
Out of Print:
Haath ( Hindi) – Room to Read
Elephants Don’t Diet – Rupa
There’s Something Under My Bed – Rupa
Pet’s Please – Rupa
Superzero – ANB publishers
Out in the Garden One Fine Day and other plays –  Children’s Book Trust
Early Days: Disney (as the Jungle Book series)


Young Adults
In Print:
Wild Child – Penguin
No Guns – Roli – languages – Heldenspiel Fischer Verlag and Spanish.
Weed – Roli
I’m not butter chicken – Roli
Out of Print:
Impossible tales of the unknown – Rupa
Pepper the Capuchin Monkey and other stories – Harper Collins
Born to Lead – Harper Colllins


Pure Sequence – Roli
Water Wisdom (Paani Gyaani)- World Wide Fund for Nature, limited sales
Upcoming Books:
TWO (Paro Anand and Orjan Persson illustrated by Garima Gupta pub by Scholastic)


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