Literary Safari
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About

Literary Safari develops, produces, and publishes inclusive children’s media rooted in an understanding of learning science, educational standards, narrative design, and good, old-fashioned fun! Our award-winning stories, games, and curriculum are grounded in the 4 C’s of 21st century education—Creativity, Critical Thinking, Communication, and Collaboration. Whether we are developing products for our clients or tinkering in our own studio, we are committed to mindful design that celebrates diversity and global citizenship.

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Literary Safari is an independent children’s media studio and consulting firm. We create inclusive media for children and families rooted in an understanding of learning science, educational standards, narrative design, and good, old-fashioned fun! Our award-winning stories, games, and curriculum are grounded in the 4 C’s of 21st century education—Creativity, Critical Thinking, Communication, and Collaboration. We are committed to mindful design that celebrates diversity and global citizenship.

We have our own studio near Lincoln Center, NYC where we innovate and produce our own products. We are also consulting and publishing professionals with over a decade of experience producing games, books, apps, sound educational design and curriculum for our clients which include educational and entertainment companies like UNESCO, Sesame Workshop, Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Scholastic, and Benchmark Education. We regularly work with large and small brands, developing new ideas and concepts for emerging projects, and have a wide network and expertise to build superb teams of publishing, design, interactive, and educational professionals for our clients.

Do you have a project you’d like us to help you build?
Email us at
info@literarysafari.com  


Literary Safari’s deep commitment to developing products that are developmentally appropriate and represent cultures from across the globe is what we need more of in children’s media and technology. In addition, the Literary Safari team keeps up on the latest research and seeks parent and child input into all of their product development. The team continues to develop innovative and thoughtful products that are meaningful, educational, creative and fill critical gaps for children, families and educators seeking high-quality products that incorporate best practices in child development.
— Tamara Kaldor, Play is Work Consulting
If you’re an app developer who really wants to do right by kids (as so many are), but you’re not sure where to find child development or learning experts to help with concepts and design, look no further.
— Christine Elgersma, Senior Editor, Parent Education, Common Sense Media
Literary Safari was a tremendous partner on an interactive project that had many unique challenges. Their ability to source great team members, problem solve, and keep a strong creative vision despite the project’s difficulties made them a wonderful asset and deserving of my fullest recommendation and praise.
— Christopher Bryson, Supervising Story Producer, A+E Originals
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Sandhya Nankani
Founder and Publisher


Sandhya has always been fascinated by the origin of idioms in the English language. One of the big moments of her life was learning to ride a bicycle as an adult, when she finally understood the meaning of the expression, “It’s like riding a bike.”

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Anjali Sakhrani
Lead Creative Producer


Anjali is pretty enthusiastic about doodling and can often be found attempting to clothe her stick figures in Talking Heads t-shirts.

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Jena Detore
Early Childhood Curriculum Design & Development

Jena enjoys jumping in puddles in the pouring rain with her toddler and laying on the floor cooing and blowing raspberries with her rapidly growing infant!

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Kayla Fedeson
Special Projects Coordinator


If she could be an eternal student she would, per her consumption of books, movies, and podcasts on a wide array of subjects.

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