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Family Learning

Be inspired by black authors and artists and discover our black history and culture themed storytime videos, books, crafts and quiz. 

Storytime Videos

Enjoy storytime at home, with stories read by Haringey library staff. All books are black history and culture themed, or written by black authors.

New stories will be added every week, so please come back soon for more storytime sessions.

Full, Full, Full of Love by Trish Cooke | Candlewick Press

A heart-warming story about a sweet boy named Jay having Sunday dinner at his grannie’s house. This story leaves you feeling full, full, full of love indeed.

Note for iPhone users and Youtube. There is a known bug with iOS and Youtube, Two buttons are read before the player but provide no functionality. We advise that you skip these to access the content.


Sing to the Moon by Nansubuga Nagadya Isdahl and Sandra Van doorn | Lantana Publishing

A young boy and his jjajja share memories and wishes in this tender tale set in Uganda. A touching story of a grandfather's love for his grandson and the quiet pleasures of a rainy day.

Note for iPhone users and Youtube. There is a known bug with iOS and Youtube, Two buttons are read before the player but provide no functionality. We advise that you skip these to access the content.


Handa's Noisy Night by Eileen Browne | Walker Books

This latest instalment in Eileen's Browne's acclaimed Handa series is a warm, funny story about night-time fears, with a cast of nocturnal animals and a Kenyan setting.

Note for iPhone users and Youtube. There is a known bug with iOS and Youtube, Two buttons are read before the player but provide no functionality. We advise that you skip these to access the content.

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Malu Kangaroo by Judith Morecroft and Bronwyn Bancroft | Little Hare Books

This modern indigenous story tells of how people first learned to surf through Malu Kangaroo, a kangaroo spirit, who carves a piece of wood and takes it to some children playing on a beach. With beautiful aboriginal art illustrations.

Note for iPhone users and Youtube. There is a known bug with iOS and Youtube, Two buttons are read before the player but provide no functionality. We advise that you skip these to access the content.


My Hair by Hannah Lee and Allen Fatimaharan | Faber and Faber

This book captures the excitement of getting ready for a celebration, as well as showcasing a dazzling array of intricate hairstyles, from dreads to high-top fades, in rhythmic text and warm, lively, richly coloured illustrations. 

Note for iPhone users and Youtube. There is a known bug with iOS and Youtube, Two buttons are read before the player but provide no functionality. We advise that you skip these to access the content.


When a Dragon Goes to School by Caryl Hart and Rosalind Beardshaw | Nosy Crow Ltd.

When a dragon goes to school, will she enjoy a book in the reading den and save her lunchtime treats for a friend? Or will she throw the crayons and refuse to share? A perfect book for any little dragon (or child) getting ready to start school or nursery. 

Note for iPhone users and Youtube. There is a known bug with iOS and Youtube, Two buttons are read before the player but provide no functionality. We advise that you skip these to access the content.

Find these stories and more at Haringey Libraries.

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Family Arts and Craft Packs Two African spin drums

Get hands on with a selection of creative arts and craft activities from Haringey Libraries and Bruce Castle Museum. 

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Children's Quiz

Download our children's quiz, get your thinking caps on and discover more about black history.

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Children's Book List

Discover some new stories with the below book list for children and young adults, from the Haringey Library Service. 

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Page last updated:

8 October 2020

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