Anansi Reads


Great Picture Books!

Achebe, Chinua and Iroaganachi, John. GrandPré, Mary (illus.) How the Leopard Got His Claws. Somerville, MA: Candlewick Press, 2011.
*Ahiagble, Gilbert and Louise Meyer. Nestor Hernandez (photographer) Master Weaver from Ghana. Seattle: Open Hand Publishing, 1998.
Alakija, Polly. Catch that Goat. Barefoot, 2002.
*Alalou, Elizabeth and Ali Alalou. Julie Klear Essakalli (illus.) The Butter Man. Charlesbridge Publishing, 2008.
Araujo, Frank / Xiao Jun Li (illus.); Perfect Orange : A Tale from Ethiopia. Windsor, CA: Rayve Productions, Inc.,1994.
*Asare, Meshack. Sosu’s Call. Kane / Miller, 2002.
Atinuke. Lauren Tobia (illus.) Anna Hibiscus’ Song. Gardners Books, 2011.
Atinuke; Double Trouble for Anna Hibiscus. London / : Walker Books / Kane Miller, 2015.
Atinuke. Lauren Tobia (illus.) Splash. Walker Books, 2013
Austen, Catherine. Egger, Virginie (illus.) My Cat Isis. Toronto: Kids Can Press, 2011.
Barasch, Lynne. First Come the Zebra. New York: Lee & Low, 2009.
Barzile, Amishiki . Masayo (illus.) Let’s Play, Tucheze Numbody.Tanzania: Mkuki Na Nyota Publishers / African Books Collective (dist.), 2011.
Beake, Lesley. Karin Littlewood (illus.) Home Now. Watertown, MA: Charlesbridge, 2007.
*Bower, Tamara. How the Amazon Queen Fought the Prince of Egypt. New York: Atheneum, 2005.
*Bulion, Leslie. Nicole Tadgell (illus.) Fatuma’s New Cloth. North Kingstown, RI: Moon Mountain, 2002.
*Christian, Angela and Knowles, Kathy. Opare, Edmund (illus.) Akosua’s Gift. Winnipeg: Osu Children’s Library Fund, 2011.
Daly, Niki. Happy Birthday, Jamela. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2006.
*Daly, Niki. Jamela’s Dress. New York: Farrar, Straus, & Giroux, 1999.
Daly, Niki. Next Stop Zanzibar Road! Boston, MA: Clarion Books, 2012.
*Daly, Niki. Once Upon a Time. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2003.
Daly, Niki and Jude Daly; Thank You, Jackson –How one little boy makes a BIG difference. London: Frances Lincoln, 2015.
Daly, Niki. Welcome to Zanzibar Road. New York: Clarion, 2006.
Daly, Niki. What’s Cooking Jamela?. New York: Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 2001.
Daly, Niki. Niki Daly (illus.) Where’s Jamela? New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2004.
Diakité, Baba Wague. Hatseller and the Monkeys. New York: Scholastic, 1999.
Diakité, Baba Wague. The Magic Gourd. New York: Scholastic, 2003.
*Diakité, Penda. Baba Wague Diakite (illus.) I Lost My Tooth in Africa. New York: Scholastic, 2006.
Diouf, Sylviane. Shane W. Evans (illus.) Bintou’s Braids . San Franciso: Chronicle Books, 2001.
Doner, Kim. On a Road in Africa. Berkeley, CA: Tricycle Press, 2008.
*Ellabbad, Mohieddine. Illustrator’s Notebook. Groundwood Books, 2006.
Graber, Janet. Scott Mack, (illus.) Muktar and the Camels. New York: Henry Holt and Co., 2009.
Grant, Karima. Montecalvo, Janet (illus.) Sofie and the City. Honesdale, PA: Boyds Mills Press, 2006.
Gregorowski, Christophe. Fly Eagle Fly ! An African Tale. New York: Margaret K. McElderry, 2000.
Grifalconi, Ann . Kadir Nelson (illus.) Village that Vanished. New York: Penguin / Dial Books for Young Readers, 2002.
Grosleziat, Chantal (compiler), Mindy, Paul (musical arrangements). Nouhen, Elodie (illus.) Songs from the Baobab: African Lullabies & Nursery Rhymes . Montreal: The Secret Mountain, 2011.
Haley, Gail. A Story, a Story : An African Tale. Macmillan, 1970.
Haskins, James//Benson, Kathleen. African Beginnings. New York: Lothrop, Lee and Shepard, 1998.
*Hoffman, Mary. Boundless Grace. New York: Penguin/Dial, 1995.
*Ichikawa, Satomi. My Father’s Shop. La Jolla: Kane / Miller, 2006.
*Johnson, Jen Cullerton. Sonia Lynn Sadler (illus.) Seeds of Change : Planting a Path to Peace. New York: Lee & Low Books, 2010.
*Kamkwamba, William and Mealer, Bryan. Zunon, Elizabeth (illus.) The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind. New York: Dial Books for Young Children, 2012.
Kessler, Cristina. Leonard Jenkins (illus.) The Best Beekeeper of Lalibela. New York: Holiday House, 2006.
Kilaka, John . Kilaka, John (illus.) The Amazing Tree. New York, NY: North-South, 2009.
*Kirmani, Mubina Hassanali. Tony Siema (illus.) Bundle of Secrets : Savita Returns Home. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2013.
*K’Naan. Rudy Gutierrez (illus.) When I Get Older : The Story Behind Wavin’ Flag. Tundra Books.
*Knight, Margy Burns and Mark Melnicove. Anne Sibley O’Brien (illus.) Africa is not a Country. Brookfield, CT: Millbrook Press, 2000.
Knowles, Kathy; Edmund Opare (illus.) Nana and Me. Winnipeg, Canada: Osu Children’s Library Fund, 2015. , ISBN 978 1 928093 02 2 (pap).
Kurtz, Jane. E.B. Lewis (illus.) Faraway Home. New York: Harcourt, 2000.
Kurtz, Jane  E.B. Lewis (illus.) Fire on the Mountain. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1994
Kurtz, Jane. Isadora, Rachel (illus.) In the Small, Small Night. New York: Greenwillow, 2005.
Kurtz, Jane; Bernhard, Durga (illus.) Trouble. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Co./Gulliver Books, 1997.
LaTeef, Nelda. Hunter and the Ebony Tree. North Kingstown, RI: Moon Mountain, 2002.
Lester, Julius. John Clapp (illus.) Shining. New York: Harcourt, 2003.
Lester, Julius. Pinkney, Jerry (illus.) The Old African. New York: Dial/Penguin, 2005.
MacDonald, Margaret Read; Mabela the Clever. Morton Grove, Ill.: Albert Whitman, 2001.
Mallam, Sally. Dende Maro : The Golden Prince. Los Altos, CA: Hoopoe Books, 2009.
*McBrier, Page. Lori Lohstoeter (illus.) Beatrice’s Goat. New York: Antheneum / Simon and Schuster / Anne Schwartz, 2001.
McDermott, Gerald. McDermott, Gerald (illus.) Anansi the Spider: A Tale from the Ashanti. Henry Holt, 1972.
McKissack, Patricia. Dillon, Leo & Dillon, Diane (illus.) Never Forgotten. New York: Schwartz & Wade Books, 2011.
McQuinn, Anna. McQuinn, Anna & Frey, Ben (illus.) My Friend Jamal. Toronto: Annick, dist. by Firefly, 2008.
Medearis, Angela. Seven Spools of Thread : A Kwanzaa Story. Morton Grove, Illinois: Albert Whitman, 2000.
*Milway, Katie Smith. Fernandes, Eugenie (illus.) One Hen : How One Small Loan Made a Big Difference. Toronto, ON: Kids Can Press, 2008.
Milway, Katie Smith. Fernandes, Eugenie (illus.) Mimi’s Village: And How Basic Health Care Transformed It. Toronto: Kids Can Press, 2012.
*Mollel, Tololwa. E. B. Lewis (illus.) My Rows and Piles of Coins. New York: Clarion Books, 1999.
Mollel, Tololwa. Orphan Boy: A Maasai Story. Clarion Books, 1990.
Mollel, Tololwa . Linda Saport (illus.) Subira, Subira. New York: Clarion, 2000.
Moodie, Fiona ; Noko and the Kool Kats . : Tafelberg/NB Publishers , 2014.
*Mollel, Tololwa M. E.B. Lewis (illus.) Big Boy. New York: Houghton Mifflin/Clarion, 1995.
*Moriarty, Kathleen. Amir, Amin (illus.) Wiil Waal: A Somali Folktale. St. Paul, MN: Minnesota Humanities Commission, 2007.
Musgrove, Margaret. Boulandi, Bat Favitson (illus.). The Spider Weaver : A Legend of Kente Cloth. Baltimore, Apprentice House, 2015.
*Naidoo, Beverley. Das, Prodeepta (illus.) S is for South Africa. London, England: Frances Lincoln Children’s Books, 2010.
Naidoo, Beverley. Piet Grobler (illus.) Aesop’s Fables. London: Frances Lincoln, 2011.
*Nelson, Marilyn. Kuru Art Project (illus.) Ostrich and Lark. Honesdale : Boyds Mills Press, 2012.
*Nivola, Claire A. Planting the Trees of Kenya: The Story of Wangari Maathai. New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2008.
*Njeng, Pierre Yves. Vacation in the Village : A Story from West Africa. Honesdale, Pennsylvania: Boyds Mills Press, 1999.
Okorafor, Nnedi. Chicken in the Kitchen. London, Lantana, 2015.
Oliver, Leah; Greg Cradick (illus.). B is for Book : An English – Amharic ABC Book. Ethiopia Reads, 2013.
*Onyefulu, Ifeoma. An African Christmas. London : Francis Lincoln / African Books Collective (dist.), 2005.
Onyefulu, Ifeoma; Chidi Only Likes Blue: An African Book of Colors. New York: Dutton/Cobblehill Books, 1997.
Onyefulu, Ifeoma. Emeka’s Gift, An African Counting Story. New York: Dutton/Cobblehill Books, 1995.
Onyefulu, Ifeoma. Food. London: Frances Lincoln, 2012.
Onyefulu, Ifeoma. Grandfather’s Work : A Traditional Healer in Nigeria. Brookfield, Conn.: Millbrook Press, 1998.
*Onyefulu, Ifeoma. Here Comes Our Bride: An African Wedding Story.  Frances Lincoln / USA Publishers Group, 2004.
Onyefulu, Ifeoma. Home. London: Frances Lincoln, 2013.
Onyefulu ifeoma. Ife’s First Haircut. London: Frances Lincoln, 2014.
Onyefulu, Ifeoma. Ikenna goes to Nigeria. London: Frances Lincoln / Publishers Group West, 2007
Onyefulu, Ifeoma. New Shoes for Helen. London: France Lincoln Children’s Books, 2011.
Onyefulu, Ifeoma. Omer’s Favorite Place. London: Frances Lincoln Children’s Books, 2011.
Onyefulu, Ifeoma. Play. London: Frances Lincoln, 2013.
Onyefulu, Ifeoma. Welcome Dede! An African Naming Ceremony. London: Lincoln, 2003.
Osei, Leah. Why Anansi Has Eight Legs : A Tale from West Africa. Huntington Beach, CA: Teacher Created Materials, 2014.
Paul, Miranda. One Plastic Bag :Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of Gambia. Milbrook Press, 2015.
Paye, Won-Ldy and Lippert, Margaret H. . Julie Paschkis (illus.) Head, Body, Legs: A Story from Liberia. New York: Henry Holt, 2002.
Paye, Won-Ldy and Margaret H. Lippert. Julie Paschkis (illus.) Mrs. Chicken and the Hungry Crocodile. New York: Henry Holt, 2003.
Paye, Won-Ldy and Margaret Lippert. Julie Paschkis (illus.) The Talking Vegetables. New York: Henry Holt, 2006.
Prévot, Franck; Fronty, Aurélia (illus.) Wangari Maathai : The Woman Who Planted Millions of Trees. Watertown MA: Charlesbridge, 2015.
Raven, Margot Theis. E.B. Lewis (illus.) Circle Unbroken. New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2004.
Richards, Michael; David Wolobah (illus.) How Plover Bird Came to Clean Crocodile’s Teeth: A West African TaleLebanon: Arab Printing Press, 2013. 
Riordan, James / Jenny Stow (illus.). Coming of Night : A Yoruba Tale from West Africa. Frances Lincoln, 1999, 2011.
Roth, Susan and Karen Leggett Abouraya. Roth, Susan (illus.) Hands Around the Library : Protecting Egypt’s Treasured Books. New York: Dial, 2012.
Sabuda, Robert. Tutankhamen’s Gift. New York: Macmillan/Atheneum, 1994.
*Sisulu, Elinor Batezat. Sharon Wilson (illus.) The Day Gogo Went to Vote. Boston: Little, Brown, 1996.
Skinner, Ryan Thomas. Sidikiba’s Kora Lesson. Edina, Minnesota: Beaver Pond Press, 2008.
Steptoe, John. Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters. Lothrop, 1987.
Stock, Catherine. Gugu’s House. New York: Clarion, 2001.
Stuve-Bodeen, Stephanie . Aaron Boyd (illus.) Babu’s Song. New York : Lee & Low, 2003.
Tadjo, Veronique. Grandma Nana / Nana Nine. Cincinnati (dist.) London: Asia for Kids (dist.) Milet Publishing Ltd, 2002.
Tadjo, Veronique. The Lucky Grain of Corn. Cincinnati: Asia for Kids (dist.), 2000.
Tadjo, Veronique. Mamy Wata and the Monster. London: Milet, 2000.
Tchana, Katrin. Sense Pass King : A Story from Cameroon. New York: Holiday House, 2002.
Thompson, Laurie Ann; Qualls, Sean (illus.) Emmanuel’s Dream : The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah . New York, NY: Random House / Schwartz & Wade , 2015.
*Tutu, Desmond and Abrams, Douglas Carlton. Ford, A.G. (illus.) Desmond and the Very Mean Word: A Story of Forgiveness. Somerville, MA: Candlewick Press, 2013.
*Walters, Eric. Campbell, Eva (illus.) The Matatu. Victoria, B.C.: Orca Book Publishers, 2012.
*Weitzman, David L. . Pharaoh’s Boat . New York, NY: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, 2009.
Williams, Karen. Catherine Stock (illus.) Galimoto. Lothrop, 1991.
Williams, Mary. R. Gregory Christie (illus.) Brothers in Hope: the story of the Lost Boys of Sudan . New York: Lee & Low, 2005.
Winmilawe, Jaye. Tewodross Melchishua (illus.) Shango’s Son. Gazing In Publishing, 2012.
Winter, Jeanette. September Roses. New York: Farrar, 2004.
Winter, Jeanette. Wangari’s Trees of Peace : a true story from Africa. Orlando, FL: Harcourt Children’s Books, 2008.
*Wisniewski, David. Sundiata: Lion King of Mali. : Clarion, 1992.
Wulfsohn, Gisele. Bongani’s Day : From Dusk to Dawn in a South African CityLondon, England: Frances Lincoln Children’s Books, 2002.
Wyk, Chris van. Paddy Nouma (illus.) Nelson Mandela Long Walk to Freedom. New York: Macmillian, 2009.
*Yohannes, Gebregeorgis. Bogale Belachew (illus.) Silly Mammo : An Ethiopian Tale. Grand Forks, ND, African Sun Publishing, 2002.

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