Pratham Books was set up as a not-for-profit children's book publisher in 2004 with the mission to see 'a book in every child's hand'. The key objective was to publish good quality, affordable story books in multiple Indian languages to support reading acquisition among children.

In the last decade, Pratham Books has published over 300 original titles in 18 Indian languages, which total up to about 2000 books. The books cover a range of genres including early readers, fiction, non-fiction, and storybooks on science, history, mathematics and nature. They have had the distinction of working with many of the country's renowned authors and illustrators and their books have won several awards as well.

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Story Weaver
It is an initiative from Pratham Books, which helps further the endeavour to find newer ways to ensure that every child is able to discover the joy of reading.

All the stories are available under Creative Commons licenses which means that the stories are free to use and can be translated into new languages, new stories can be created, and artworks can be freely accessed, by anyone.

StoryWeaver is where we tell children, librarians and educators, that our stories are no longer controlled by restrictive copyrights. With StoryWeaver, we throw open the doors of the library to every child.

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Donate a Book
Donate-a-Book is an initiative by Pratham Books to help bridge the gap between those who want to help children read and those who need books for children. Together we will build a Reading India by making storybooks accessible to thousands of children and spread the joy of reading.

Pratham Books was founded with the mission of putting "a book in every child's hand". To this end, we've spent a decade creating exciting, engaging stories for children, in Indian languages, and creating access to them, all across the length and breadth of India. Along the way, we came to realise that there are thousands of people who would love to help children read, but are unaware of how to do so.

This led to the idea of a crowd-funding initiative – this initiative! That would make it easy to help India's children read. All a donor needs to do is pick an NGO, librarian, or a Reading Champion they would like to support, and with a few clicks send them a set of books that a group of children can discover, read, and enjoy!

Our sole aim is to see more Indian children read, and that is why every rupee donated on this platform goes towards the books, and ensuring they reach the children for whom they are meant.

At Donate-a-Book we connect those who need children's books across India, with those who can help get these books to them. To donate please visit
Board Members of Pratham Books
Ms Suzanne Singh, Chairperson
Mr Ashok Kamath, Trustee
Ms RekhaMenon, Trustee
Ms Kanchan Banerjee, Trustee
Prof M.S. Sriram, Trustee
Mr SrikanthNadhamuni, Trustee
Mr. R Sriram, Trustee
Pratham Books' Advisory Board:
Ms RukminiBanerji
Ms K R Usha
Mr.Gautam John
Ms Vinita Bali