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Ask her what’s her recipe for a successful children’s book and pat comes the reply from author Payal Kapadia. “I don’t take myself seriously. In fact, my daughters Keya (12) and Nyla (18) are the first readers and critics of my books. If a book excites them, I know I...
Bangalore, 27 February 2016: To encourage reading among children, Canadian International School (CIS) invited the award-winning children’s author Payal Kapadia to interact with the school children. As part of the interaction Payal read sections from her recently...
Seldom do you come across a novel for young minds, which has the power to engage the easily distracted young guns of this age. However, author Payal Kapadia’s novel, Horrid High Back to School, manages to do it with ease.
The Horrid High Survivor Challenge: Payal Kapadia’s sequel to her immensely popular book Horrid High is Horrid High: Back to School . Moving beyond the regular sit-down reading session, Kapadia has crafted a series of 11 horrid hurdles for 8–12 teams. She promises oodles of sweaty fun at the very least. 11am-1pm, 14 February. Ages 9+
Hippocampus Library interviews Payal Kapadia: ““There’s a little part of us that remains a child forever.”
What inspires you to write for children?
The wonderful stories my two daughters, twelve and eight, bring home each day. My own vivid memories of being a child. And the niggling knowledge that somewhere inside us, there’s a little part of us that remains a child forever.
Name three contemporary authors who you feel children should be exposed to
I’ll give you three, though I could probably name a hundred. Eva Ibbotson, Roald Dahl, Paro Anand.
Horrid High: Back to School by Payal Kapadia returns with another adventure. Horrid High is no longer the horrid school that it once was – Granny Grit is now principal and has a new fleet of teachers.
But when Granny Grit has to rush to the Amazon, 12-year-old Ferg and his friends are left to figure out the mysterious Grand Plan, dodge Cook Fracas’s food fights and attend classes with some weird teachers. A spirited read.