African Stories

Read the best free African folk tales and contemporary African children’s picture books online!

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Miss Tiny Chef

Kasini loves to cook with her best friend, a wooden spoon.

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Little Goat

Little Goat gets lost in search of the sweetest grass… or does she?

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The Sea

A little girl tells of what she does when she goes to the beach.

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The Best Thing Ever

Muzi loves building things, but one day decides he wants to build the Best Thing Ever!

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Who Is Our Friend?

You’ll never guess which little friend helps all the other animals in Africa!

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What Is It?

All the animals are scared of a big shadow that is following them!

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Hippo Wants to Dance

Hippo wants to dance… but her moves keep bothering everyone! Will she ever be able to dance freely?

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The Elephant in the Room

Lindi has an invisible elephant friend – but will she give him up when everyone says he’s not real?

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Grandpa’s Gold

Animal friends fall into competition while boasting about their grandpa!

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Walking Together

A little girl’s scary trip to the doctor’s is made better by walking there with her mother.