1 February 2019 is World Read Aloud Day (WRAD), which is celebrated annually around the globe. On this day, people read aloud together to highlight the importance of reading, storytelling and literacy.
On this year’s WRAD, let's share our books and stories with those around us. We invite all of you, young and old, to open your favourite book, gather your friends at home and at school, family or colleagues, and read aloud to each other.
You can find hundreds of picture storybooks on our website – in many different African languages. The storybooks can be read online or offline, or downloaded from the website and printed. All the storybooks are available for free.

A small selection of our team’s favourite storybooks to inspire your curiosity and imagination is available in our latest ASb newsflash. All of the titles are also available in English. 

We wish you a most enjoyable and imaginative World Read Aloud Day 2019!