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25 August 2021 – Book Week

Book Week: Our Favourite Polish Books

Photo of Ewelina during story time at Children's Day

Ewelina is PolArt’s Literature Coordinator and the Principal and Polish Language Educator at the Liverpool Polish School. She loves to share her knowledge of the Polish language, traditions and history with new generations of children.

As a passionate Polish language educator, she finds books are the best way to explore the mother tongue. This Book Week (22-27 August 2021), Ewelina would like to share with you her favourite Polish children’s books. Her top three are:

Pucio by Marta Galewska-Kustra

Pucio is the best Polish modern book hero worth getting to know, written by Marta Galewska-Kustra for very young readers. A warm, funny, and clever series about Pucio and his family’s adventures is a great start to build literacy confidence for every child. 

Plastusiowy Pamiętnik by Maria Kownacka

Plastusiowy Pamiętnik by Maria Kownacka is one of the best-known stories for children. The lead character is a creature made out of playdough called Plastuś. This Polish classic has brought joy to many generations of Polish children who love Plastuś’ exciting school adventures with his pencil case friends. Creative, wise, and always relevant, teaching the value of helping others, kindness, and good friends. 

Co to znaczy… by Grzegorz Kasdepke

Co to znaczy… (translation: What does it mean…) by Grzegorz Kasdepke is a fun and engaging explanation of some very Polish sayings. For the curious readers looking for some challenge and a lot of fun.