Just came across this on the Katha website: Bioscope has features on the 2012 IBBY Honours list! I am delighted to know of this for two reasons:
1) I have briefly met Mamta Nainy, the author, and have found her to be an exceptional person!
2) And two, the book is set right in the Mithila heartland (of Madhubani painting fame), which is where my origins lie 🙂
For details on the honour, click here.