May 23, 2019

Moyo’s Journey

With Moyo, we follow the rainbow on a journey of discovery around the world. Moyo's name means 'heart' in Swahili. In Inuit culture, polar bears symbolize courage and strength, and serve as guides between the earthly and spirit worlds. Moyo shows us, through her journey, that by being receptive to all that we don't yet know, and by choosing to learn from life's opportunities, we can grow and thrive.

Written and Illustrated by Miranda Roberts, this gorgeous book is available at MoyosJourney.com and through Amazon

You can also follow Miranda Roberts on Instagram for more examples of her amazing silk paintings and illustrations!

May 16, 2019

When Sam Set Sail

A delightful seafaring tale of adventure and goodwill with a rollicking, rolling, sea-shanty rhyme. Sail along on this voyage to meet the unknown; what lies beyond the horizon and slinking in the deep. 

Thanks to LeAnn Beck of Split Rail Studio for sharing this story with us!
Illustration by Milena Vitorovic and Jelena Vitorovic.

This beautifully illustrated book is available on Amazon. Check it out!
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May 10, 2019

The King of Mkolokolo

The King of Mkolokolo offers his crown to anyone who can capture the snake that is tormenting his village. Mighty villagers from across the land take on the challenge. But what happens when a small girl asks for her turn?

Written by Ntombikayise Malaza
Translated by Alisha Berger
Art by Vusi Malindi

This story is associated with Room to Read, an international organization that promotes literacy for all children, and access to secondary education for girls in particular, worldwide.

Thanks to Storyweaver and Pratham Books for making this story available via a Creative Commons License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).

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May 2, 2019

Agasi Kidnaps Weensy

When Teensy comes home to find that his wife Weensy has been kidnapped by the giant Agasi, he sets out on a quest to rescue her. He receives help from the most unexpected set of companions - from a centipede, an egg, and many others! Enjoy this funny tale from the Sama people of the Philippines. 

"Agasi Kidnaps Weensy" is translated and published by Kauman Sama Online, an organization devoted to sharing Sama culture and language worldwide. Proceeds from the sale of this book will be used to print books in the Sama language for kids in the Philippines, as well as making more Sama Stories available to a wider audience.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07QX973BH/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i0 

Illustrations by Vanjoy Sanchez and Elmo Anggilan
Translation by Luke Schroeder

April 26, 2019

Jadav and the Tree-Place

Jadav has the best job in the world: he makes forests! How does he do it? In honor of Earth Day and Arbor Day, today's episode features the true story of Jadav "Molai" Payeng, conservationist and visionary. 

Written by Vinayak Varma
Art by Vinayak Varma

For more information about Arbor Day, including ideas for how to plant trees in your area, please visit https://www.celebratearborday.com/

Thanks to Storyweaver and Pratham Books for making this story available via a Creative Commons License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).

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April 23, 2019

Misha vs. the Donut

When Misha moves to a new country, he encounters something unfamiliar and unappetizing: a pink donut. A humorous battle of wills ensues. 

Big thanks to Christina Hill for the use of this story. You can read more of her work at https://pastelninja.wordpress.com/

Photo by rawpixel.com from Pexels

April 17, 2019

An Ordinary Mother

When Katrina Katrinka finds a 60 foot tall crane in her backyard, she does what any ordinary mother would do...

Story by Phil Shapiro
Find Phil on Twitter

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April 17, 2019

The Magic Powder

Once upon a time, in a little village on the banks of the Irrawaddy river, there lived a young woman called Thuza. She was very happily married to handsome young Theingi. But there was one problem that nagged Thuza – her husband believed he would find a way to turn dirt into gold! Did he succeed? Listen to this delightful tale from Myanmar to find out.

Story by Greystroke
Art by P. G. Dinesh

Thanks to Storyweaver and Pratham Books for making this story available via a Creative Commons License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).

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Anna Mani was an Indian scientist who loved to read about the world around her. We meet her at her eighth birthday party and follow her through her extraordinary scientific adventures.

Story by Nandita Jayaraj
Art by Priya Kuriyan

Thanks to Storyweaver and Pratham Books for making this story available via a Creative Commons License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/). 

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April 17, 2019

City of Stories

Nobody in the city has time to tell a story, until Didi and a little girl start a tidal wave of stories, that washes over everybody.
Story by Rukmini Banerji
Artwork by Bindia Thapar

Thanks to Storyweaver and Pratham Books for making this story available via a Creative Commons License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/). 

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