Rajarathnam: His works in children’s literature have been popularized by composing them into songs by some
known well singers such as Mysore Ananthaswamy and his son Raju Anantaswamy. His popular works are nursery
rhymes such as Bannada tagadina tutturi, Nayi mari, Taata buthi tumba rotti, Kuri mari byaa etc. his
poems are very lovable and enjoyable, they are easy to learn and having rhymes and alliterations. Ratnana
Padagalu is his most popular work.
Sangamesha: He has been one of the prominent contemporary writers of children’s literature. He has brought
out more than 80 books of children’s literature in Kannada from the Bala Bharathi Prakshana. Nariya phajeeti,
Mankumari, Asey buruki Asha, Dariya buthi are popular among them. Nanna geleya Japanina Taro, Nanna
mane has won him national awards.Nanna geleya Eskimo Igliyuk has won him the state sahitya academy
For Kannada translation by native translator
Makkala Katha Sanchaya is a collection of popular stories for children by Palakala Seetharama Bhatta. Popular and Jnanapith award winning Kannada
writers such as Kuvempu, Shivarama Karantha have also produced
considerable amount of children’s literature. Their works which are original as well as translations are both
entertaining and informative to children. Bolwaru Mohammad Kunhi’s work Paapu Gandhi Gandhi Baapu aada kathe has
won the Kendra Sahitya Akademi award for Children’s literature in Kannada for 2010. Na D’Souza’s work in children literature Mulugadeya oorire bandavaru
won the Bala Sahitya Puraskar for 2011.
Considering the rich
legacy and heritage of Kannada literature in general, the works on children’s literature in Kannada can still be
considered as meager. Karnataka state Children’s Literary Forum has been formed in Karnataka to
popularize and promote children’s literature in Kannada.