Paro Anand can’t stop writing books for children, young adults and adults, although many people tell her she should slow down. She also works with children in schools and NGOs, through her programme Literature in Action. She is a world record holder for helping children make the World’s Longest Newspaper has been awarded for her contribution to children’s literature by The Russian Centre for Science and Culture. On Republic Day 2007, Dr Kalam, the President of India, honoured her for her writing. Her book, No Guns at My Son’s Funeral was on the IBBY Honour List and The Little Bird who Held the Sky Up with His Feet was one of three books from India selected for the 1001 Books to Read Before you Grow Up, a listing of the gold standard for children’s literature worldwide.