Language and Literary Education: The State of Children''s Literature in Kiswahili in Kenya, is a useful resource book for teachers, parents, teacher trainees, educators and educational administrators at primary, tertiary and university levels. The purpose of this study was to investigate the state of Children''s literature in Kiswahili in primary schools in Kenya by examining the reading habits of pupils both in school and at home. It highlights the following aspects: attitudes towards reading, the amount of reading materials available to pupils both at school and at home, the accessibility of the reading materials, the frequency of reading for pleasure, the reading environment that pupils are exposed to and any other activities that pupils engage in that contribute to enhancing and maintaining of reading habits. In addition, the study also investigated the role played by other stakeholders in developing and enhancing reading habits in pupils. These included: head teachers, Kiswahili teachers and parents.