KICD Approved Set-Books and Fasihi Books for Junior Secondary (JSS)

The Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) has carefully selected and approved a list of set-books and fasihi books for Junior Secondary (JSS) students. These literature choices aim to captivate students’ minds, foster critical thinking, and enhance their understanding of various themes. Let’s explore the titles and authors endorsed by KICD.

Grade 7

  1. Title: Strange Happenings
    • Publisher: One Planet
    • Author: Jennie Marima
  2. Title: Mji wa Matarajio
    • Publisher: One Planet
    • Author: Assumpta K. Matei
  3. Title: Uteuzi wa Chale
    • Publisher: One Planet
    • Author: Assumpta K. Matei

Grade 8

  1. Title: Daughter of Nature and other poems
    • Publisher: Access Publishers
    • Authors: Mbugua wa Mungai and Mugo Muhia
  2. Title: Mshale wa Matumaini
    • Publisher: Access Publishers
    • Author: John Habwe
  3. Title: Beka’s Misfortunes and other stories
    • Publisher: East African Educational
    • Authors: Chrispin O. Kekelwa, Joe Kiarie, Kabaru Ndegwa

Grade 9

  1. Title: The Hidden Package
    • Publisher: East African Educational
    • Author: Muthoni wa Gichuru
  2. Title: Toby’s Diary
    • Publisher: East African Educational
    • Author: Ebeneze Tabot
  3. Title: Hidaya
    • Publisher: East African Educational
    • Author: Juma Namlola Mohamed

Final Thoughts

The approved set-books and fasihi books for Junior Secondary provide a diverse and engaging literary experience for students in Grade 7, 8, and 9. These selections encourage a love for reading, critical analysis, and cultural appreciation, contributing to the holistic development of students.

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