Book Dash on Beautiful News!
Book Dash was thrilled to be featured as Beautiful News’ story for International Literacy Day in September.Find out more
Discover Mogau’s Kingdom!
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 extends early literacy font for TshiVenda language
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 and Wordworks launch Yizani Sifunde!
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 wins the 2021 Nedbank Private Wealth Innovation Award
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
What the pandemic taught us about…
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
The Power of Open
“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
How to read with young children and why
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
Why we do what we do: Why must all children own books?
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
All 500 South African language children’s books now on the Book Dash website
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
The Book Dash creative volunteers and their priceless gift to the world
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
The research that underpins our work
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
We’re a Digital Public Good!
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