Ukrainian Read Aloud: Story Boat

“Переказ і запис книги Story Boat були зроблені трьома українками, щоб дати надію там, де вона потрібна.” —Liza Pedash

This Story Boat translation and recording was created by three Ukrainian girls to give hope where hope is needed.” —Liza Pedash

Listen to the Book Read in Ukrainian

It is best to listen with a copy of Story Boat in your hand—go grab one if you can!

Create Your Own Ukrainian Edition of the Book

Transform a copy of the picture book Story Boat by downloading this PDF, cutting it out, and affixing it in the front endpapers. A scan of the QR Code will bring a reader to this page to listen to the book read in Ukrainian.

The Project

This read aloud in Ukrainian of the picture Story Boat by Kyo Maclear, illustrated by Rashin Kheiriyeh, and published by Tundra Books has been done with the permission of Penguin Random House Canada. This file will remain active until at least 12/1/25.

This is not an official Ukrainian translation of the text nor is it an official recording of the text. Permission was granted in support of the people of Ukraine. The translation and recording were made in Kiev and in other locations where Liza, Yuliya, and Yana were seeking safety.

Unofficial Translation: Liza Pedash, Yuliya Hordievska, Yana Gumeniuk
Voice: Liza Pedash
Sound Engineering: Ridah Ridah Entertainment and Whoville Studios
Produced by: I’m Your Neighbor Books

Funding for this project was provided by The Maine Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) as part of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.


The Giveaway Winners

Academy of the Sacred Heart New Orleans Louisiana
Baker Middle School Tacoma WA 98408 Washington
Carpenter Elementary School Park Ridge Illinois
Centennial Park Library Greeley Colorado
Christ Episcopal Church, Eureka, CA Cutten California
D181 The Lane  School Hinsdale Illinois
Educator MARSHALL Wisconsin
Hall Fletcher Elementary School Asheville North Carolina
Isanti Primary School Isanti Minnesota
Komarek School D94 North Riverside Illinois
Lewistown Public Library Lewsitown Montana
Marquette Elementary School Machesney Park Illinois
Mercer County Public Library Harrodsburg Kentucky
National Louis University Glenview Illinois
New Franklin School Portsmouth New Hampshire
Park Ridge Public Library Park Ridge Illinois
Parkhill Santa Rosa California
Queen Anne’s County Public Schools Church Hill Maryland
Rondout School Lake Forest Illinois
Santa Clara City Library Santa Clara California
South River Primary School South River New Jersey
St. Bartholomew School Library East Brunswick New Jersey
Sunrise Elementary Kent Washington
Village School Holmdel New Jersey
West Michigan Academy of Environmental Science Walker Michigan
White County Regional Library System Ward Arkansas
Windham Public Library Windham Maine
Yarmouth School Department Yarmouth Maine