Free Diverse Books for Children
BookSpring recommends that kids and families interested in reading diverse and multicultural stories try the award-winning, international site Storyweaver.
While BookSpring recommends starting with print books for all infants and toddlers, digital and downloadable books can also help emerging and independent readers if they are shared with an adult caregiver or friend.
Luckily, our friends at Storyweaver have built an amazing free platform for very interesting and amusing children’s books from all over the world! Filter by Type, Level, Categories, and Language to find books of interest to your child.
Read up to three books right now online and sign up with just your email (no credit card needed) for extra features such as saving your favorites, reviewing, and downloading or even making your own books online. Downloaded books can be read offline when you may not have access to the internet. They can even be printed and shared with others!
The Red Raincoat-English
The Red Raincoat-Spanish
Red Raincoat (Spanish), translated by Ximena Delgado (© Ximena Delgado, 2015), based on original story The Red Raincoat (English), written by Kiran Kasturia, illustrated by Zainab Tambawalla, published by Pratham Books (© Pratham Books, 2015) under a CC BY 4.0 license on StoryWeaver. Read, create and translate stories for free on www.storyweaver.org.in
And yes, they really are free to use, mix, and share, thanks to a Creative Commons license. Try them out below and let us know what you think!