Children's World is a magazine founded by K. Shankar Pillai, well known cartoonist, to be a forum for writings by children, budding as well as established authors. The magazine had its beginnings in the Shankar's International Children's Competition, an event conducted by Pillai since 1949. He decided, in January 1968, to publish the entries to the competition in a weekly illustrated periodical. The magazine switched to become a monthly in March 1972. It issues two special issues, in April and in November. The November issue exclusively comprises contributions by children in the age group of 5-16. It is published to coincide with the celebration of Children's Day in India in November.