The event provides an opportunity for four to 14-years-old to come and interact with the author Reshma Thapa Gurung who wrote "The Very Wiggly Tooth". Children will also get a chance to meet Chennai based storyteller Bhagirathy and others.
The US-based author Shruthi Rao will hold a session on 20 Indians who changed the world at the festival, apart from storytelling and writing workshops.
Award-winning illustrator Priya Kuriyan will hold art workshops on monsters, jungles and egg children to imagine what they would do if they had superpowers.
Storyteller Deeptha Vivekanand, transmedia artiste Kavita Singh Kale, poet Simrin Tamhane are some of the names in the list of speakers from across the country.
"In 2019-20, apart from taking Bookaroo to Sikkim, we will travel to six other cities, most of which are new ones. Delhi and Srinagar will be repeats from last year. We are additionally planning an Urdu festival in Srinagar this year in the month of September. The festival will also visit Varanasi and Baroda for the first time this year," Swati Roy, festival director of Bookaroo, said.
The entry for festival Bookaroo is free and open to all.
North East Regional Centre, Guwahati, of Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA) collaborated with the Bookaroo Trust to fulfil this objective through the festival of children's literature. Also, Taktse International School that had religiously taken their children to the fest in Delhi is providing its full support.