Children's World (magazine)

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Children's World
Editor Geeta Menon
Categories Children's magazine
Frequency Monthly
Year founded 1968
Company Children's Book Trust
Country India
Based in New Delhi
Language English
Website Children's World

Children's World is a children's magazine founded by K. Shankar Pillai, a well known cartoonist, to be a forum for writings by children, budding as well as established authors. The magazine is published in English.[1][2] It has many young readers all around the country and mainly features writing by children. It is based in New Delhi.


The magazine had its beginnings in the Shankar's International Children's Competition, an event conducted by K. Shankar Pillai since 1949.[3] He decided in January 1968[4] to publish the entries to the competition in a weekly illustrated periodical.[3] The magazine switched to become a monthly in March 1972.[3] The magazine was started and is owned by Children’s Book Trust.[4]


It issues two special issues, in April and in November. The November issue exclusively comprises contributions by children in the age group of 5–16. It is published to coincide with the celebration of Children's Day in India in November. The magazine is currently edited by Geeta Menon. There have been over 49 volumes so far.The magazine includes many activities like 'spot the differences' and crossword puzzles which are published inside every issue.Children are given prizes on submitting correct entries of such puzzles.It is liked by a large majority of students,and is even recommended by school teachers.It is a good platform for budding poets and authors to show their skills to others.[5]


  1. ^ Gulnaz Fatma (1 December 2013). Ruskin Bond's World: Thematic Influences of Nature, Children, and Love in his Major Works. Loving Healing Press. p. 16. ISBN 978-1-61599-199-0. Retrieved 12 May 2016. 
  2. ^ Peter Hunt (2 September 2003). International Companion Encyclopedia of Children's Literature. Routledge. p. 450. ISBN 978-1-134-87994-6. Retrieved 12 May 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c "Children’s World". Children’s Book Trust. Retrieved 12 May 2016. 
  4. ^ a b Pramila Pandit Barooah (1 January 1999). Handbook on Child, with Historical Background. Concept Publishing Company. p. 51. ISBN 978-81-7022-735-9. Retrieved 12 May 2016. 
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