Habte Books is an independent children’s book publisher specializing in African languages and stories.
Founded in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Habte Books works towards publishing engaging, child-friendly and educational books that children can enjoy by themselves and develop the love of reading. In 2015, Habte Books moved its office to Berlin, Germany and continued publishing multilingual books with a specific focus on representing children of African heritage and stories from the African continent.
Habte Books works with African authors, illustrators, translators and editors to create authentic and creative books.
DIVERSITY AND REPRESENTATION
Our aim is publishing multilingual books to close the gap in the shortage of diverse books for children with African heritage.
DEVELOPING MOTHER TONGUE LANGUAGES
Currently, our books are published in different languages mainly focusing on Eastern African languages such as Amharic, Tigrinya, Afaan Oromo and Kiswahili.
Habte books aim at publishing books in more languages for children of all African background.
CONTENT DEVELOPMENT & DISTRIBUTION
In collaboration with development organizations, corporations, communities and individuals we produce and distribute books to various schools in Ethiopia.