Chitra has written over 50 books for children. Her books are published internationally across many countries and translated into multiple languages.
From picture books to chapter books, early years to YA, prose to verse, 2019 releases will showcase Chitra’s diverse interests and talent.
Chitra’s first love in writing and reading are picture books. She loves imagining the story in a visual language and is constantly surprised by the amazing illustrations all the talented illustrators bring to her text. Find some award-winning picture books written by Chitra Soundar.
Chitra Soundar discovered chapter books as a young reader and loves writing them. They are full of B&W illustrations and longer stories that keep the attention of the reader for longer. If they are a series, it’s more fun because the reader can go on the journey with the characters into more books.
New readers are excited to discover new stories. Chitra loves writing stories that appeal to diverse audiences and with lots of fun for this reading age because once they are hooked into stories, they become lifelong readers.
On a rainy day, Wasim and Tahir are stuck inside. When Wasim finds a special pen, Tahir wants one too. What can the special pen do? Will Wasim share? Read and find out. Illustrated by Zulfiqar Sajid. Published by Oxford University Press, Pakistan. Click here for more details. Babar’s Blue Umbrella is a sequel to Balu’s…
Retellings Fascinating Stories from Hans Christian Andersen Publisher: Asiapac Books In this collection, 23 stories – including old favourites like Little Mermaid and Ugly Duckling and lesser-known tales such as The Snow Queen and The Travelling Coin – are retold by Chitra Soundar for every child’s reading pleasure. Whacky Jokes Publisher: Asiapac Books Meet Birbal and Tenali…
Non-fiction makes unfamiliar things familiar. Every child has unbounded curiosity and they absorb facts like sponge. Chitra has been enjoying non-fiction ever since she got hold of an illustrated dictionary of medicine in her grandfather’s things.