As you’ve probably heard us shouting from the rooftops, Book Dash believes “every child should own a hundred books by the age of five”. It’s a grand vision that we’ll […]Find out more
Book Dash was thrilled to be featured as Beautiful News’ story for International Literacy Day in September.Find out more
Mogau is excited to meet you! Jump into Mogau’s Kingdom and meet colourful characters from Book Dash’s free online library of African storybooks. Mogau’s Kingdom is a free mobile edutainment game, produced by Kobold Kove in partnership with Book Dash and Credipple and made possible by funding from the Goethe-Institut and SADiLaR.Find out more
Book Dash is thrilled to share that we’ve ensured that the official Quicksand font now includes five glyphs unique to the TshiVenda alphabet. Read more here.Find out more
Book Dash, Nal’ibali, Wordworks and the Liberty Community Trust have launched the Eastern Cape-based literacy project, “Yizani Sifunde”.Find out more
Book Dash is thrilled to have been announced as the winner of the 2021 Nedbank Private Wealth Innovation Awards! Book Dash was selected from among 150 organisations that applied, many of […]Find out more
A few key players at Book Dash reflect on what they’ve learnt over the last 12 months of the coronavirus pandemic and the impact in the worlds of publishing, representation […]Find out more
“Open source is based on freedom. That freedom includes access to the source code, freedom to collaborate, and ultimately, the freedom to innovate.” — https://thenewstack.io/power-community-open-source/ New! Watch our discussion with […]Find out more
Click the language to find tips for reading with young children, and why it’s so important to do Afrikaans English isiNdebele isiXhosa isiZulu Sepedi/Northern Sotho Sesotho Setswana siSwati tshiVenda xiTsongaFind out more
We sometimes get puzzled looks from people when we share our vision with them: every child should own a hundred books by the age of five. Why so many books? […]Find out more
A recent collaboration with the DG Murray Trust and a team of CodeSpace Academy graduates means that all 500 Book Dash children’s books, in a variety of South Africa’s languages, […]Find out more
Since our inception in 2014, Book Dash has published 140 original African storybooks for children, and translated them into a library of close to 500 titles. How much did we […]Find out more
Every child should own a hundred books by the age of five, the research says so. Giving children access to high-quality, relevant books is associated with positive behavioural, educational, and […]Find out more
Book Dash is honoured to announce that our website and catalogue of books has been vetted as one of the inaugural Digital Public Goods in the Foundational Literacy and Early […]Find out more
- 27 September 2023 - Extended offer - Book Dash books at low prices!📚
- 20 September 2023 - Pre-order Book Dash books at low prices!📚
- 11 September 2023 - Stock up on Book Dash books at low prices!📚
- 15 August 2023 - Apply to take part in the next Book Dash (Cape Town) 📚
- 14 August 2023 - Calling Discovery Vitality Members: Give your Miles to Book Dash!
- 18 July 2023 - Get books to kids with Book Dash this Mandela Day!
- 1 March 2023 - Book Dash is hiring a Publishing and Production Co-ordinator! 📚
- 20 February 2023 - What’s coming up with Book Dash?
- 16 February 2023 - The Book Dash Annual Sale is here! 📚
- 13 December 2022 - Tons of translations
- 8 December 2022 - New books from Book Dash Durban!
- 5 December 2022 - Book Dash is going to Bologna
- 1 December 2022 - New books from Book Dash Durban!
- 19 October 2022 - What is that voodoo that we do so well?
- 5 September 2022 - One week left to apply for Book Dash Durban 📚
- 29 August 2022 - Applications are now open for the next Book Dash (Durban) 📚
- 19 July 2022 - Bookmaking events inspired by Book Dash
- 14 June 2022 - New books from Book Dash!
- 8 June 2022 - New books from Book Dash!
- 20 May 2022 - Book Dash's Annual Summary
- 5 May 2022 - Stock up on Book Dash books for R10/copy! 📚
- 4 May 2022 - The Annual Book Dash sale is on 📚
- 22 April 2022 - The Annual Book Dash sale starts now 📚
- 22 April 2022 - World Book Day celebrated in children's hospitals
- 1 February 2022 - Five fun ways to use Book Dash books in your ECD programme
- 19 November 2021 - Around the world with Book Dash at the Open Publishing Fest
- 12 November 2021 - New Developments on the Book Dash Board
- 4 November 2021 - Travel around the world with Book Dash at the Open Publishing Fest
- 3 November 2021 - Book Dash is looking for a new team member!
- 22 October 2021 - More new books from Book Dash!
- 8 October 2021 - New, free books from Book Dash! 📚
- 13 August 2021 - Applications for the next Book Dash close on Sunday 📚
- 11 August 2021 - Pre-order your Book Dash books at low prices! 📚
- 28 July 2021 - Applications are now open for the next Book Dash 📚
- 8 July 2021 - Open access through zero-rated sites
- 7 June 2021 - More new books from Book Dash! 📖
- 26 May 2021 - New books from Book Dash! 📖
- 23 April 2021 - Book Dash wins Nedbank Private Wealth Innovation Awards
- 23 March 2021 - Applications are now open for the next Book Dash event 📚
- 5 March 2021 - 500 South African language children’s books now on the Book Dash website!
- 9 February 2021 - Lessons from the past 12 months
- 3 December 2020 - A momentous milestone for Book Dash
- 10 September 2020 - Book Dash awarded international honours
- 9 September 2020 - Order Book Dash books at R10 a copy
- 7 September 2020 - Let's make books together, apart
- 26 August 2020 - Book Dash salutes our creative volunteers!
- 8 June 2020 - The younger the better: why we should be reading with babies 👶🏽
- 25 May 2020 - Book Dash: Events this week with the Open Publishing Fest