what if

What If – Have you ever wondered: What If….? The ultimate childhood question, and the beginnings of potentially solving all the problems in the world. If we only remembered ‘what if….’ more often! Another great Creative Commons book from BookDash. By: Mary-Anne Hampton, Cristy Zinn, Julie Smith-Belton   Text and Images from What If…? Nandi sat on …

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danny the dragon

Danny the Dragon was always causing problems with his fire, so the other dragons decide to teach him a lesson. An unlikely friend helps him out. This picture book is a cute and fun rhyming dragon tale with wonderful colourful illustrations. Another great free kids book provided in creative commons by StoryWeaver and Pratham. By: Rasana Atreya …

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Why Can't We Glow Like Fireflies

Why Can’t We Glow Like Fireflies – Why does a fire fly glow? A fun non-fiction book packed with interesting facts about fireflies, and includes a fact summary and three suggested activities. Another great creative commons book from Storyweaver and Pratham Books. By: Nabanita Deshmukh and Samidha Gunjal  

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mine wants aride

Minny Wants a Ride – Minny sees the chair and wants a ride – is she injured, or disabled, or lazy? Or is it just in her nature? A public domain book from Pratham. By: Pratham Public Domain       See more books about diversity and differences below    


its all the cats fault

It’s All The Cat’s Fault a classic variation of “the dog ate my homework” for cat lovers, perfect for getting children to read who hate homework. Another great creative commons book from Pratham / Storyweaver. The dog ate his homework but why it is the cats fault? Read this story and witness the series of …

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fat king thin dog

The fat king Thin Dog – The Fat King chases a thin dog – what happens, will he stay a fat king? A short fun book for young children. The short length, large text, and repetition makes it very nice for early readers. Another great free Creative Commons children’s story from Pratham and Story Weaver. By: Parismita …

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singing in the rain

Singing In The Rain – Sukhiya Kaka a famous singer from a village called Bitaun, sings raag Malhar….Come to me o rolling clouds… on his way to Jhalaura, he not only attracts the clouds, but also Dinoo the dinosaur – have you ever sung in the rain with a dinosaur? This book was created as …

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Searching for the Spirit of Spring

A young girl goes in search of the spirit of spring to help save her village. An endearing tale of friendship and culture. Another great creative commons book from BookDash. Illustrated by Selina Masego Morulane, Written by Mosa Mahlaba, Designed by Sibusiso Mkhwanazi   Text and Images from Searching for the Spirit of Spring The Winter cold …

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come back cat

Come Back Cat – A short and very sweet, delightfully illustrated story about an independent cat. Another great creative commons book from BookDash. The few words and large text size with repetition makes is very suitable for building confidence and keeping attention spans with early readers. Illustrated by Karen Lilje, Written by Nicola Rijsdijk, Designed by Sam …

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zenyas trip to cape cross seal

In Zenya’s Trip, a little girl Zenya details an account of a family trip to Cape Cross Seal Colony. The book includes facts about Namibia, and about seals, including a non-fiction section at the end. The text in this book is designed as an experiment for new and struggling readers and those with dyslexia. It …

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