World Stories Wednesday: A Good Friend

Welcome back to another of KidsOut’s World Stories Wednesday! These articles showcase one of the amazing tales from our World Stories database, giving you a flavour of the breadth and diversity of our collection.

This week’s story is A Good Friend.


This story is about a young boy called Yasin whose family has moved from Iraq to England. It follows his journey through starting a new school with a good friend standing by his side.
A Good Friend is aimed at children aged nine to thirteen and is available in English plus fourteen other languages including Arabic, French and Filipino. This lovely tale helps children understand the experiences of those moving to a new country.

You can see an exclusive preview of the first pages below:



Want to find out what happens next for Yasin? Read more at www.worldstories.org.uk or find out about the classroom resources available alongside all of our stories at www.worldstories.org.uk/signup . All FREE to access!

KidsOut launched World Stories in 2012 as a free, electronic library of short stories and tales from around the world. The service was primarily created to help children with English as a second language and includes the English and native translations of over 100 stories and counting.

Currently one in seven UK children speaks a language other than English as their first language, often struggling to learn in an unfamiliar language and environment. World Stories is a growing collection of traditional and original stories from around the world representing the fifteen most commonly spoken languages by children in the UK. With more and more stories being uploaded to our database in written and audio format, World Stories opens the world to children.

KidsOut also cater to schools that will benefit from extra support, providing teaching resources, illustrations, and audio to make the stories as engaging for pupils as possible.

All of our stories are translated by a team of committed and generous volunteers. Without them, this service would not be possible. To get in touch to become a volunteer and create your own stories or translations, email [email protected] or call 01525243216.

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