Kala Ghoda Festival,2014

Kitab Khana

February 1-9, 2014
Kitab Khana . David Sasoon Library . Museum Grounds
For more information mail: litkidskgaf14@gmail.com or check www.kalaghodaassociation.com
To register: 
Write Registration – ‘Name of Event’ and mail with child’s name, age and contact number/email id to litkidskgaf14@gmail.com
Saturday Feb 1
David Sassoon Library
5:00 -6:00 pm
Play – Catch that Crocodile Who will catch that crocodile that’s terrifying everyone in town?Probin policeman with his stick?Can Doctor Dutta do the trick?Find out in this delightful theatre adaptation of Anushka Ravishankar’s book by Gillo Theatre Repertory.
Age :5+
Sunday Feb 2
Kitab Khana
10:30 am – 12 pm
Wildlife photography with Bittu SahgalExplore the basics of wildlife photography with Bittu Sahgal and award-winning photographers from Sanctuary Asia.
Age: 10+ to teenagers
Kitab Khana
4:30 – 5:30 pm
Hot off the Press – Book launch of My Gandhi Story – Nina Sabnani and Ankit Chadha present a very visual story of Gandhi for young children, a book that came out in a unique collaboration between a Warli artist, a filmmaker and a storyteller.
Age: 5+
Kitab Khana
5:30 – 6:30 pm
Phiss Phuss Boom Can a fart change a life? Award-winning author Jerry Pinto gets the wind up on this hilarious collection of fart stories by Jerry, Anushka Ravishankar and Sayoni Basu. 
Age: 8+
Monday Feb 3
Kitab Khana
4:00 -4:45 pm
Make your own audio book with Karadi TalesMake up a story, add the sound, mix in some music and voila you have yourself an audio book!
Age : 8+
Kitab Khana
5:00-5:45 pm
About Timmi in Tangles and Monster hunts!Two funny and fun authors Shals Mahajan (Timmi in Tangles) and Parinita Shetty (The Monster Hunters) provide a Hole lot of fun introducing you to a host of cool characters like Idli-amma and Juju the giant and encouraging you create your own.
Age : 7+
Kitab Khana
6:00 – 6:45 pm
Chocolate inventionsStep into the world of Charlie and his chocolates with Mumbai’s best loved chocolatier Zeba Kohli in this unique book reading of Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
Age :7+
Tuesday Feb 4
Kitab Khana
4:30-5:30 pm
From France
Hot off the Press! Book launch of The Honey HunterIndian Poet Karthika Nair and French illustrator Joelle Jolivet come together to present their spectacular picture book on an unforgettable journey to the heart of the Sundarbans.  (Presented courtesy the French Book Office in India).
Age : 7+
Kitab Khana
5:30-6:30 pm
From Australia
Meet Ossie. He’s got imagination. He’s also got problems.
Much loved Australian authorKen Spillman launches his delightful coming of age novel I am Oscar – the story of Oscar Updike’s Incredibly Intelligent Observations On Life, Death and Other Freaky Phenomena.
Ken will also read from his book The Strange Story of Felicity Frown for his younger audience.
Age :12+
Wednesday Feb 5
Kitab Khana
5:00-5:45 pm
Hot off the Press! Book Launch of A Pair of Twins. Lakshmi and Sundari are an unusual pair of twins with an unusual connection. But not everyone knows how special they are until…find out at this lively session with author Kavitha Mandana and illustrator Nayantara Surendranath
Kitab Khana
6:00 -6:45 pm
Writing workshop: Punctuation fun with Natasha and SquiggleIs a comma important? - 'Shall we eat, children?' or 'Shall we eat children?' are two quite different things! Learn to make your writing sparkle at this interactive creative writing workshop with much-loved children's author, Natasha Sharma from her soon-to-be released book Squiggle Takes a Walk.
Age : 6+
Thursday Feb 6
Kitab Khana
4:00-4:45 pm
Dare to be different and friends foreverDo boys have to behave a certain way? And what happens if a third person breaks up a pair of chaddi buddies? Film-maker and artist Gautam Benegal does a unique illustrated story-telling of two charming picture books The SuSu Pals and The Unboy Boy.
Kitab Khana
5:00-5:45 pm
Dream up a Cephalopod with Shalini Srinivasan, author of Vanamala and the CephalopodWho is the Cephalopod? Join author Shalini Srinivasan as she reads the weird and wonderful fables from her book. Help her give voices to the characters, and draw and make up a story about your own Cephalopod. 
 6-6:45 pm
Destination Mars – Can you actually travel to Mars? Scientists from ISRO share little-known facts from the book Destination Mars – Secrets of the Red Planet.
Age : 9+
Friday Feb 7
Kitab Khana
From Singapore
Meet Sherlock SamLook out for Sherlock Sam, Singapore’s fav detective. When weird things happen while camping on Pulau Ubin, Sherlock Sam is convinced that aliens are to blame! Authors Adan Jimenez and Felicia Low-Jimene take you deep into this mystery book.(Courtesy Singapore Government)
Kitab Khana
5:00-5:45 pm
India: A to Z activity
Join Vidya and Greystroke as they take you on a rollercoaster ride through the wonders of incredible India. Take a Special Chabbis quiz, crack a super-duper puzzle and draw cool cartoons on your magical alphabetical tour!
Age :8+
Kitab Khana
6:00- 6:45 pm
What's Your Story? with Balaji Venkataraman, author of Flat-track BulliesA five-step formula that will turn you into a writer. If I can, so can you, says Ravi, the narrator of Flat-track Bullies!
Age: 11-14
Saturday Feb 8
Kitab Khana
10:30 -11:15 am
Lions on the prowl!What kind of mischief can three cubs get up to when their mama is away? Find out with Shamim Padamsee and her book Watch Out!
Kitab Khana
11:15 – 12:15 am
How can you make a C into a D? 
G’s a C that put on a moochie. Y stands on his head and Z sleeps in your bed. A zany introduction into the world of the English alphabet with writer Jerry Pinto.
Kitab Khana
4:30 – 5:30 pm
 Children of conflictHow does a child get involved in a war that’s bigger than him? How does he get trapped into terrorism?
Join journalist Swati Sengupta in a lively discussion and debate based on her book Guns on my Red Earth.
Kitab Khana
5:30-6:30 pm 
Hot off the Press! Book Launch of Ela by Sampurna Chattarji.
What’s Your Secret?14-year-old Ela has a secret and it’s going to turn her world upside down. Join Sampurna Chattarji in exploring the dark world of teenager Ela.
Age: 13+
Sunday Feb 9
Kitab Khana
11-11:45 am
Hot off the Press! Book Launch of a Hysterically, Historically Mysterious series! Join Natasha Sharma at the launch of her brand new History-Mystery series, Akbar and the Tricky Traitor and Ashoka and the Muddled Messages for an hour of hilarious history. Befuddle your brain to crack codes written in Ashokan Brahmi. Test your tongue with some hysterically historical tongue-twisters and be a fastidious historical fact-finder.
Age :8+
Kitab Khana
12:00-12:45 pm
I can be whatever I want to be!Join author Nalini Sorensen as she takes you on a magical journey as you discover 26 professions from A(Astronaut) to Z(Zookeeper) through song, music, enactment, props and loads of interactive fun!
Age:3-6 years
Museum Grounds
11:00-11:45 am
 Spin-a-yarn with Aunty Jeeva Hilarious stories, fabulous story-telling by the entertaining Jeeva Raghunath.
For All ages
Please note: Programme is subject to change.
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