Topic Guides: Children's Books in Swahili

book covers from Children's Books in Swahili list

To find children's books written in Swahili, go to the library catalog and do a Subject search for Swahili language books -- Juvenile fiction. Unless otherwise noted, books can be found on the second floor of the library in the Youth Collection.

Book Titles

Am I Small? Mimi Ni Mdogo? by Philipp Winterberg --- LANGUAGE PZ90.S94 W5 Am 2014
Tamia asks various animals if they think she is small.

The Amazing Chameleon! Kinyonga wa Ajabu! Easy Swahili Lessons by Nadia Hammond --- LANGUAGE PZ90.S94 H36 Kin 2015
This is a funny story of an amazing chameleon who changes so many colors that resembles objects and nature.

Grandmother's Alligator: A Tail in Two Sittings = Burukenge Wa Nyanya: Mkia Wa Vikao Viwili by Wendy Wakefield Ferrin --- LANGUAGE PZ90.S94 F47 Gran 2001
A storytelling grandmother encourages children to find and share their own stories as they sit together on a bench carved like an alligator.

Loito and the Lioness: How the Masai and the Lions Became Friends by David Read --- LANGUAGE PZ90.S94 R43 Loi 2012
A Masai boy and a lioness become friends by helping each other, resulting in a lasting connection between the lions and the Purko clan of the Masai.

Mwana Mdogo Wa Mfalme [The Little Prince] by Antoine De Saint-Exupery --- LANGUAGE PZ90.S94 E9 Mwa 2011
An aviator whose plane is forced down in the Sahara Desert encounters a little man from a small planet who describes his adventures in the universe seeking the secret of what is really important in life.

Moja, Mbili, Tatu by Alice Rottersman --- LANGUAGE PZ90.S94 R68 Moj 2015
A beautifully illustrated Swahili numbers book that highlights the common and not so common animals of Eastern Africa.

My First Swahili Book: Learning Swahili Is Fun! by Helvi Itenge-Wheeler --- LANGUAGE PZ90.S94 I8 My 2013
My First Swahili Book is a fun and easy to read picture book that identifies objects, animals and nature in Swahili and English.

Njiro and Mshumaa by Martin M Mwanyika and Naseem Makange --- LANGUAGE PZ90.S94 M9 Nui 2015
The story of a young village boy and his baby brother who are left alone when their parents go off to work.

Wanakijiji = The Villagers by Michael Resman --- LANGUAGE PZ90.S94 R47 Wan 2012
Villagers have been hurt and are preparing to strike back. Their Story Teller tells them of the oneness of life and suggests forgiveness as a way to find peace and happiness.

Wanyama/Animals: Learning Swahili is Fun! by Helvi Itenge-Wheeler --- LANGUAGE PZ90.S94 I8 Wan 2010
Learn the names of animals and count to 20 in English and Swahili.

Last Updated: June 2017

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