Mar 172020
Keep Calm and Read On with all of us at! #kbcKeepCalmAndReadOn
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As you all know, schools, colleges, malls, cinema halls, swimming pools (basically any place where many people can gather) across the nation have been shut down owing to the Coronavirus pandemic. Most offices have asked their employees to work from home. Avoid going out to avoid catching an infection is the bottom line.

WFH with the kids at home!

In this scenario, (especially since lockdown was declared), it’s challenging to keep our kids engaged productively. No going out. No group activity. No play dates. Grump. What now?! We at kids book café believe reading together is a fun activity that can make a child stuck at home, all alone, a little less lonely!

So together, let’s initiate #kbcKeepCalmAndReadOn Campaign for all of our kids!

Read 15 books in 15 days!!

In the next 15/20 days, read 15 books with your children (if they are old enough to read by themselves, that’s even better!!). After that, post a detailed list of the books you read and recommend with all of us on (like the ones shared here) and write 4-5 lines about each book – what you liked about it and why other kids should read it! Don’t forget to share pictures of some of the books. Please mention your child’s age and appropriate age group for the books you list.
[If your children are 8 years+ who read bigger books and were super busy with exam prep till now, they can share their list of books read from January 2020 onwards!]

If you have never posted here on, please don’t fret! Here are some good examples of how to post your book list and mini reviews:
7 children’s books that teach you life lessons
9 books every tween must read and own
Top 5 books I read in 2018

What happens after that?

The first 50 children who have shared a detailed list of at least 15 books along with 15 mini reviews get a free book from us! A huge shout-out to our Campaign Partners Karadi Tales .


That’s right. Because the idea is to reward and encourage children who are reading at home during this lockdown period. So… what do you have to do to participate?


1) Sign up on

2) Add a post – share your list of 15 books + mini reviews (your original content) with at least one image

3) Write a unique title – Mention child’s name (eg ’15 books recommended by Aarini for 12 year olds #kbcKeepCalmAndReadOn’ )

4) Use Hashtag #kbcKeepCalmAndReadOn in the title as well.

5) Be sure to LIKE OUR FB PAGE in case you already haven’t! Share some love, people!!

5) Age group for participation: 0-14 years (kids in this age group can participate and parents can post for them on the site)

Important note:  If the content of any post does not meet the editorial standards of, the post will not be approved. Team Kids Book Café retains the right to publish reader-worthy content and choose winners of the campaign. Their decision is final.

Campaign Ends: April 30, 2020 (EOD) [yes, we’ve extended it to April 30th now owing to extended lockdown in India!]

To add to the excitement of the contest, be sure to post pix of the books you are reading every day in our fun-filled facebook group!!

Winners who receive books will also have the privilege of posting a review of the book they won on!


Many thanks to our Campaign Partners for supporting us in this initiative by providing us their books as prizes for our childoo winners!!

Thank you Karadi Tales for these 3 books:
Rats bigger than Cats
The Bookworm
Thatha’s Pumpkin

Up for grabs for 3 winners!

Thank you ever so much Arti Sonthalia for sharing 4 books with us!!
Big Bully And M-me
Hungry to Read
Best Friends Forever (read review here!)
Hungry to Play 

Special thanks to Lavanya Kapahi for giving us 6 copies of her new book exploring Autism, Acceptance and Inclusion: Kayu’s World is Round.


If you are an author or a publisher and would like to support our reading initiative #kbcKeepCalmAndReadOn by collaborating as Campaign Partners, please feel free to write to We would be delighted to have more partners!

Here’s to Raising Readers Together! And staying safe in these challenging times!

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