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.
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
PUBLISHED WORLDWIDE WITH LEADING PUBLISHERS
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
• Grandpa Gopi’s Magic Medicine (Nov 21) – an original audio story for Wondery – Little Stories Everywhere
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
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