Category Archives: Africa

Our Story Starts in Africa by Patrice Lawrence, illustrated by Jeanetta Gonzales

Our Story Starts in Africa by Patrice Lawrence, illustrated by Jeanetta Gonzales. Magic Cat Publishing, an imprint of Abrams. 2022. 9781419760228 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Hardcover picture book Genre:  Realistic fiction What did … Continue reading

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Serengeti: Plains of Grass by Leslie Bulion, illustrated by Becca Stadtlander

Serengeti: Plains of Grass by Leslie Bulion, illustrated by Becca Stadtlander.  Peachtree, 2022.  9781682631911 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review):  4 Format: Hardcover picture book What did you like about the book?  This engaging and informative … Continue reading

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Lion Lights by Richard Turere with Shelly Pollock,  illustrated by Sonia Possentini

Lion Lights: My Invention That Made Peace With Lions by Richard Turere with Shelly Pollock,  illustrated by Sonia Possentini. Tilbury House, 2022. 9780884488859 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Hardcover picture book What did … Continue reading

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Anna Hibiscus by Atinuke, illustrated by Lauren Tobia

Anna Hibiscus by Atinuke, illustrated by Lauren Tobia. Candlewick Press, c2007, 2022. 9781536225198 Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Hardcover  Genre: Realistic fiction What did you like about the book? “Anna Hibiscus lives in … Continue reading

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Olu & Greta by Diana Ejaita

Olu & Greta by Diana Ejaita. Rise X Penguin Workshop, 2022. 9780593384909 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 3.5 Format: Hardcover Genre: Picture book What did you like about the book? Olu and Greta are cousins who … Continue reading

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Blood Scion by Deborah Falaye

Blood Scion by Deborah Falaye. HarperCollins, 2022. 9780062954060  Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4.8 Format: Hardcover Genre:  Fantasy What did you like about the book? The once peaceful kingdom of Nagea has been conquered by … Continue reading

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Tiny Travelers Nigeria Treasure Quest by Steven Wolfe Pereira and Susie Jaramillo

Tiny Travelers Nigeria Treasure Quest by Steven Wolfe Pereira and Susie Jaramillo, illustrated by Meiyee Tan, Abigail Gross and Iremayowa Olopade. Encantos Media Studios, 2022. 9781945635687 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review): 4 Format: Hardcover  What … Continue reading

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Smile With African Style by Mylo Freeman

Smile With African Style by Mylo Freeman. Cassava Republic, 2021. 9781913175184 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Hardcover picture book What did you like about the book?  Freeman is back with another story starring … Continue reading

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Lion Lullaby by Kate Banks, illustrated by Lauren Tobia

Lion Lullaby by Kate Banks, illustrated by Lauren Tobia. Candlewick Press, 2021. 9781536209822 Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Hardcover picture book What did you like about the book? In the opening illustration of … Continue reading

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Africa, Amazing Africa: Country by Country by Atinuke, illustrated by Mouni Feddag

            Africa, Amazing Africa: Country by Country by Atinuke, illustrated by Mouni Feddag, Candlewick Press, c2019, 2021.  9781536205374  Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format:  Hardcover What did you like about the book? “Did you … Continue reading

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