Chitra Soundar

Chitra Soundar is an internationally published, award-winning author of over 60 books for children. She is also an oral storyteller and writer of books, TV, plays, and short stories for children and adults. Chitra is based in London, UK.

London (Greater London)

For TV & Audio: Annette van Duren Agency
Los Angeles, CA, USA

For Books: Alice Sutherland-Hawes, ASH Literary, London, United Kingdom

Author of over 60 children's books


  • Picture books for children under 5.

  • Fiction for young readers

  • Graphic Novel and Plays for young readers Non-fiction for young readers.

  • Poetry for young readers

Writing for TV & Stage

  • Completed two scripts on an unannounced Moonbug preschool show for Netflix.

  • Written two episode for Bubbles and Friends Youtube channel.

  • Staffed on a YTKids show for Moonbug

  • 20 episodes x 4’ of a new preschool Youtube web-series for Moonlight Animation Studio, India

  • Grandfather is Dead, short TV script longlisted for UK TV 50-50 comedy competition

  • Hoshiyaar Oont – a stage play for preschool – written and performed in the UK, 2019

Audio Stories

• Grandpa Gopi’s Magic Medicine (Nov 21) – an original audio story for Wondery – Little Stories Everywhere

Audio Books

  • Ladybird Tales of Crowns and Thorns - 3 stories

  • Mangoes, Mischief and Tales of Friendship - A collection of 8 stories

  • A Sliver of Moon and A Shard of Truth - A collection of 4 stories

  • Sona Sharma - Very Best Big Sister? Fiction for young readers

Recent Awards and Nominations

Mangoes, Mischief and Tales of Friendship

  • Won the Anne Izard Storytellers’ Choice Award conferred by the Westchester Library Association, USA.

  • Awarded the presitigious JLG Gold Standard for 2019

  • Finalist at the Cybils Award 2020 in the Early Chapter Books category.

  • The audio book won the Silver Medal at the Parents Choice Award.

A Jar of Pickles and a Pinch of Justice

  • Won the Eugenie Summerfield Children’s Prize in 2018

  • Shortlisted for the Surrey Libraries Children’s Book Award 2018.

Sona Sharma – Very Best Big Sister

  • A UK Booktrust Pick 2021,

  • US School Library Journal - Best Books 2021

  • Chicago Public Library Best Book 2021.

  • Featured in the Empathy Read 2022 guide for primary schools.

  • Nominated - Rhode Island Children’s Book Award 2022.

  • Shortlisted - Inspire Read shortlist 2022 by Nottingham Libraries.

  • Toka Box book club pick July 2022

Sona Sharma – Looking After Planet Earth

  • Chosen as book club pick by Peters Books, UK

  • A UK Booktrust Pick 2022

You’re ... With Me series

  • You’re Safe With Me was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal 2019

  • You’re Snug With Me was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal 2020.

  • You’re Strong With Me, chosen as the South Asian Picture Book of 2019 by Tokabox, California.

Animation, Books, Childrens writing, Poetry, Radio, Short story, Television, Theatre