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A Dancer’s Tale: The Story of Phyllis Spira – An inspiring tale about the life of Phyllis Spira, renowned South African dancer, who dedicated her later life to free dance programs for underprivileged children. Another great Creative Commons book from Bookdash. By: Samantha Cutler, Thea Nicole de Klerk   Text and Images from A Dancer’s Tale: The …

 
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my fish

My Fish! – Two boys fight over a fish – but fighting never helps. What will happen to them, and to the fish? Another great creative commons book from Pratham and Storyweaver. A Pratham Level 1 book – suitable for young children. By: Suraj J Menon, Soumya Menon     Sample Page from My Fish! Kicchu …

 
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fruit

Fruit for School Projects – A non-fiction book about fruit, great facts for school projects and reading comprehension. Another great creative commons book from Open Equal Free, categorized by OEF as Level 2 – suitable for Grades 2 to 3, age 7 to 9 years old. By: Megan Smith, Elissa Alvey, Dane Stogner   Text and …

 
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White Seal – A story of seals on the beach, and about striving for a better life. Contains some graphic content. One of the stories from the Jungle Book. A subtle message about conservation, environmental issues, and seal culling. By: Rudyard Kipling     Text from White Seal The White Seal Rudyard Kippling Seal Lullaby Oh! hush …

 
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Baby Animals

Baby Animals – A very cute non-fiction book for early grades (aimed at Grade 1) about baby animals. Another great creative commons book from Mustard Seed Books. By: Mustard Seed     Text and Images from Baby Animals Here is a baby cat. A baby cat is called a kitten. Here is a baby dog. A …

 
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fungus

Fungus – An exciting and beautifully photographed non-fiction book about all types of mushrooms: or fungi. A great topic for school science projects. Another great Creative Commons book from Open Equal Free, categorised by OEF as Level 2, suitable for Grade 2 to Grade 3, seven to eight year old children. By: Megan Smith, Elissa Alvey, Dane …

 
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Singing the Truth –  The Story Of Mirian Makeba born in the Apartheid days in South Africa in the townships of Johannesburg. Her singing talent took her to fame around the world, but as a black South African she was outspoken against the apartheid and was thrown out of her own country. Only when freedom …

 
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The Red Raincoat – A present of a new raincoat makes Manu wish for Rain. This book combines rhyme, days of the week, and weather for a great learning experience. Another great creative commons book from Storyweaver. Also available in German. By: Kiran Kasturia, Zainab Tambawalla   Sample Page from The Red Raincoat: On Sunday, Manu’s …

 
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i can climb

I Can Climb – A small boy learns how to climb, but can he climb down again? A simple story great for toddlers learning to push their boundaries. Also a great book for early readers with large text, nice repetitive language, and common sight words. Another great creative commons book from StoryWeaver and Pratham, classified by Pratham …

 
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What Are You Doing?

What Are You Doing? –  A short book suitable for young children and learning to read. Using a few sight words (I am, She is, for example) with some common action words (verbs) shown in the pictures, and reinforcing the ending ‘ing’ for present tense.  Another great free creative commons book from African Story Book. …

 
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