Book Dash: African Storybooks

4.0
995 reviews
100K+
Downloads
Content rating
Everyone
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About this app

Download over 200 free storybooks for children in many different languages!

Books are available in the 11 official languages of South Africa:
English, isiZulu, Afrikaans, Sepedi, isiXhosa, Sesotho, isiNdebele, Setswana, Siswati, Tshivenda, Xitsonga
The books are sometimes translated into other languages too such as French!

With this app, you will be able to:
- View a catalog of over 200 free children's storybooks
- Select a language preference for the books
- Download and Read your favourite stories on the go!
- The books are uniquely African and tell great African stories
- Two free watch faces for Android Wear!

What is Book Dash?

Book Dash gathers volunteer creative professionals to create new, African storybooks that anyone can freely translate and distribute.

Why Book Dash?

Children in South Africa need more books, but they cost too much purchased from publishers. The cheapest books have no publisher – then the only cost is printing. So our participants do the work of publishers in a single day. After that, anyone can get print runs sponsored and put finished books into the hands of children.

We believe every child should own a hundred books by the age of five. In South Africa, that means giving 600 million free books to children who could never afford to buy them. Every day we lose, more children grow up unable to read and write well, and to enjoy the worlds that books open up.

You can see more about our cause here:
http://bookdash.org/

Contact us: app@bookdash.org
Updated on
Nov 23, 2022

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Data is encrypted in transit
Data can’t be deleted
4.0
995 reviews
Abigail Martinez
September 7, 2020
I love this. The stories are nice and the app makes it reallt easy to choose a book and flick to the pages. I just wish there was a way to filter or search for the right books based on age/grade... would be useful for kids who are learning or can already read by themselves.
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A Google user
October 6, 2019
Brilliant E-Book App for Younger Children. I was using a highly rated subscription app for my toddler but this has been impressive enough for us to cancel our subscription. The books are enjoyable and the right length to keep the very young minds interested and I am recommending this to everyone. The creators and contributors behind Book Dash are incredible to give their time and skills to make free books available to all children, everywhere. Cannot rate this app enough!
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A Google user
February 1, 2019
Good free reading for kids. A couple of changes could make it better. A filter so I can choose books that have not been read before. A reading age filter would be welcome, my school uses colours which would work equally well.
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What's new

- Minor updates