Children’s literature festival Bookaroo on Tuesday won the International Excellence Award in the Literary Festivals category at the London Book Fair, 2017. “It is a huge honour and we are so pleased with the recognition that children’s literature has received,” Bookaroo said in a Facebook post.

Bookaroo, which was launched in 2008 and has been held in several Indian cities, invites speakers from various countries to speak to children to encourage them to read more. The festival holds puppet show sessions, story sessions under a banyan tree and has a doodle wall for children. The festival also runs an outreach programme called Bookaroo in the City through which book-related activities are conducted in schools across New Delhi.

The London Book Fair has been held for the past 46 years. More than 25,000 publishing professionals attend the event every year. The book fair this year is being held between March 14 and March 16.