Find out about all the picture books that have been featured on Tata Storytime

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Buster Finds His Beat

Written by Pamela Aculey | Illustrated by Ray Walsh

A feel-good story about an Autistic boy, that will capture your imagination and fill you with joy. Buster uses ear defenders to soften the sounds he hears, find out what happens when he faces his fears... Follow his story, you’ll be in for a treat, as he uses the power of sound to find his own beat.

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Riley can be anything

Written by Davina Hamilton | Illustrated by Elena Reinoso

The inspiring story follows Riley as he discovers some of the wonderful things he can do when he grows up. With the help of his big cousin Joe, Riley is taken on a series of imaginative journeys that allow him to realise he can be anything he wants to be.

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Sing to the moon


For one little Ugandan boy, no wish is too big. First he dreams of reaching the stars and then of riding a supernova straight to Mars. But on a rainy day at his grandfather’s house, he is brought down to earth with a bump. Do adventures only happen in galaxies far away or can he find magic a little closer to home?


Chicken in the kitchen

Written by NNEDI OKORAFOR | Illustrated by MEHRDOKHT AMINI

What would you do if you woke up one night to find the shadow of a giant chicken passing your bedroom door? Go and investigate of course! A hugely entertaining look at the fascinating masquerade culture of West Africa, told from the perspective of a plucky young Nigerian girl who finds the courage to protect the traditions she loves.

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Femi the fox, a pot jollof

Written by Jeanette Kwakye | 
Illustrated by Katlego Kgabale.

Will Femi the Fox learn a valuable lesson on his hunt for some Jollof rice?Written by Team GB Olympian, Jeanette Kwakye, this is a tale teaching children about West African cooking and culture, using Femi the Fox and his friends.With beautiful illustrations from South African based illustrator, Katlego Kgabale, this is sure to be a firm favourite in many homes.