Seed Books was a publishing project which aimed to supply storybooks to children in severely under-resourced schools. The project was supported by the Rockefeller Brothers’ Fund.
24 short picture books in isiZulu are available, for use by children in the foundation phase of schooling (Grades One to Three). The books are graded to cater for different stages of early reading – some have more pictures and little or no text, while others have more words along with some pictures. The books are copyright free, and can be easily photocopied, so that teachers may make more books as needed. PDF files of the books can be downloaded or printed off this website.
The intention is to provide books for young children in communities where books and other literacy resources are few both in homes and schools. It is hoped that children to be able to take their copies of the books home, to read with their families.