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-A to Z Kenya

Justine Fontes, Ron Fontes

2003    40 pages    (Children's Press(CT))

DDC: 967.62003    LCC: DT433.522

OCLC: 52079955    ISBN 13: 9780516245669    ISBN 10: 051624566X

Describes the geography, history, culture, industry, and people of Kenya

Describes the geography, history, culture, industry, and people of Kenya [less]

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Adventures of Pinocchio, The

Alzette Prins

2007    64 pages    (New Africa Education)

DDC: 823.92    LCC: PR9369.3.G89

OCLC: 232305048    ISBN 13: 9781869285722    ISBN 10: 1869285727

The story of Pinocchio's adventures is well known to children across the world. This thoughtful adaptation ensures a distinctly South African flavour. Pinocchio stays the night in a remote village, the bones are thrown when he is given a consultation by three wise men, and Locus replaces the Cricket as his conscience and traveling companion.

The story of Pinocchio's adventures is well known to children across the world. This thoughtful adaptation ensures a distinctly South African flavour. Pinocchio stays the night in a remote village, the bones are thrown when he is given a consultation by three wise men, and Locus replaces the Cricket as his conscience and traveling companion. [less]

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Anansi Does the Impossible!

1997    32 pages    (Atheneum)

DDC: 398.209660452544    LCC: PZ8.1.A213

OCLC: 34775993    ISBN 13: 9780689810923    ISBN 10: 068981092X

The Sky God owns all the stories of the world and refuses to give them back unless Anansi, a small spider, can successfully get him a live python, a real fairy, and a bunch of stinging hornets, so Anansi sets out to accomplish his mission in order to have his beloved stories once more.

The Sky God owns all the stories of the world and refuses to give them back unless Anansi, a small spider, can successfully get him a live python, a real fairy, and a bunch of stinging hornets, so Anansi sets out to accomplish his mission in order to have his beloved stories once more. [less]

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At the crossroads

Rachel isadora

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ISBN 10: 0688052711

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Babu's Song

Stephanie Stuve-Bodeen, Aaron Boyd

2003    32 pages    (Lee & Low Books)

DDC: 813.54    LCC: PZ7.B63515

OCLC: 49611092    ISBN 13: 9781600602757    ISBN 10: 1600602754

Bernardi loves to play soccer and would love to go to school too, but he and his grandfather, Babu, cannot afford to pay for schooling. Babu makes toys and Bernardi sells them at the market. Together they make enough money to get by.One night Babu gives Bernardi a special gift ― a handmade music box that plays a song Babu used to sing when he still had his voice. That night and many nights after, Bernardi falls asleep listening to Babu's song.At the market the next Saturday, a tourist offers [...]

Bernardi loves to play soccer and would love to go to school too, but he and his grandfather, Babu, cannot afford to pay for schooling. Babu makes toys and Bernardi sells them at the market. Together they make enough money to get by.One night Babu gives Bernardi a special gift ― a handmade music box that plays a song Babu used to sing when he still had his voice. That night and many nights after, Bernardi falls asleep listening to Babu's song.At the market the next Saturday, a tourist offers Bernardi so much money for the music box, he cannot resist. Now he can buy the new soccer ball he has always wanted! When Bernardi returns home his difficult dilemma is resolved in a surprising turn of events that strengthens the love he and Babu share.Set in contemporary Tanzania, this warm and tender intergenerational story is sure to touch readers of all ages. [less]

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Beatrice's Goat

Page McBrier

2001    40 pages    (Atheneum Books for Young Readers)

OCLC: 41211436    LCCN: 99027018    ISBN 13: 9780689824609    ISBN 10: 0689824602

More than anything, Beatrice longs to be a schoolgirl. But in her small African village, only children who can afford uniforms and books can go to school. Beatrice knows that with six children to care for, her family is much too poor. But then Beatrice receives a wonderful gift from some people far away -- a goat! Fat and sleek as a ripe mango, Mugisa (which means "luck") gives milk that Beatrice can sell. With Mugisa's help, it looks as if Beatrice's dream may come true [...]

More than anything, Beatrice longs to be a schoolgirl. But in her small African village, only children who can afford uniforms and books can go to school. Beatrice knows that with six children to care for, her family is much too poor. But then Beatrice receives a wonderful gift from some people far away -- a goat! Fat and sleek as a ripe mango, Mugisa (which means "luck") gives milk that Beatrice can sell. With Mugisa's help, it looks as if Beatrice's dream may come true after all. Page McBrier and Lori Lohstoeter beautifully recount this true story about how one child, given the right tools, is able to lift her family out of poverty. Thanks to Heifer Project International -- a charitable organization that donates livestock to poor communities around the world -- other families like Beatrice's will also have a chance to change their lives. [less]

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Books are Friends

Carole Bloch

2008    24 pages    (Jacana Media (Pty) Ltd)

DDC: 002   

OCLC: 748366611    ISBN 13: 9781770094970    ISBN 10: 1770094970

A storybook is a boat that sails you away on adventures to strange places, to see wonderful sights. Books are Friends highlights through rich text the amazing and fun world of reading and books, from reading in the bath, to taking care of books and sharing ideas.

A storybook is a boat that sails you away on adventures to strange places, to see wonderful sights. Books are Friends highlights through rich text the amazing and fun world of reading and books, from reading in the bath, to taking care of books and sharing ideas. [less]

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Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain

Verna Aardema

1981    32 pages    (Dial Press)

DDC: 398.2    LCC: PZ8.3.A123

OCLC: 6916160    LCCN: 80025886    ISBN 13: 9780803708099    ISBN 10: 0803708092

A cumulative rhyme relating how Ki-pat brought rain to the drought-stricken Kapiti Plain.

A cumulative rhyme relating how Ki-pat brought rain to the drought-stricken Kapiti Plain. [less]

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Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain (Pied Piper Book)

Verna Aardema

1983    32 pages    (Puffin)

DDC: 398.2    LCC: PZ8.3.A123

OCLC: 6916160    LCCN: 80025886    ISBN 13: 9780803709041    ISBN 10: 0803709048

The story of how Ki-pat ingeniously brings rain to the arid Kapiti Plain.

The story of how Ki-pat ingeniously brings rain to the arid Kapiti Plain. [less]

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Child's Day in a Ghanaian City, A

Francis Provencal, Catherine McNamara

2001    32 pages    (Cavendish Square Publishing)

OCLC: 46321150    ISBN 13: 9780761412236    ISBN 10: 0761412239

Book by Provencal, Francis, McNamara, Catherine

Book by Provencal, Francis, McNamara, Catherine [less]

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Count Your Way Through Africa

James Haskins, Jim Haskins

24 pages    (Lerner Classroom)

DDC: 960    LCC: DT14

OCLC: 36984059    ISBN 13: 9780876145142    ISBN 10: 0876145144

Uses the Swahili words for the numbers from one to ten to introduce the land, history, and culture of Africa.

Uses the Swahili words for the numbers from one to ten to introduce the land, history, and culture of Africa. [less]

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Friend for Asanda, A

Carole Bloch

2008    20 pages    (Jacana Media)

DDC: 823.92   

OCLC: 244806386    ISBN 13: 9781770095137    ISBN 10: 1770095136

As Mama watches from afar, Asanda visits the animals in her world looking for a new friend. The gorgeous drawings in the title help tell the story of little Asanda to children aged between 2 and 7. The story introduces them to many animals, from Mischievous Cat to Crazy Crocodile, at the same time as promoting a love for reading. Which animal will Asanda choose to be her friend? Children can also interact with the title by hunting for the ants on every page.

As Mama watches from afar, Asanda visits the animals in her world looking for a new friend. The gorgeous drawings in the title help tell the story of little Asanda to children aged between 2 and 7. The story introduces them to many animals, from Mischievous Cat to Crazy Crocodile, at the same time as promoting a love for reading. Which animal will Asanda choose to be her friend? Children can also interact with the title by hunting for the ants on every page. [less]

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Give a Goat

Jan West Schrock

2008    32 pages    (Tilbury House Publishers)

LCC: PZ7.S37938

OCLC: 184906069    ISBN 13: 9780884483014    ISBN 10: 0884483010

Can reading a picture book in class end up making a difference to a family that lives on a different continent? And what does a goat have to do with it? Some people think philanthropy is only for big foundations with lots of money, but that's only one part of the picture. In this true story, readers will discover what is possible when a class works together on a small, but successful project. Humorous illustrations show the process of identifying a charity and fundraising. Give a Goat is a [...]

Can reading a picture book in class end up making a difference to a family that lives on a different continent? And what does a goat have to do with it? Some people think philanthropy is only for big foundations with lots of money, but that's only one part of the picture. In this true story, readers will discover what is possible when a class works together on a small, but successful project. Humorous illustrations show the process of identifying a charity and fundraising. Give a Goat is a useful template both for those who work with children and want them to experience the satisfaction of giving to others, and for kids who are looking for ways to make a difference. [less]

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Gorillas

Gail Gibbons

2011    32 pages    (Holiday House)

DDC: 599.884    LCC: QL737.P96

OCLC: 606053126    LCCN: 2010012418    ISBN 13: 9780823422364    ISBN 10: 0823422364

This important introduction to gorillas by best-selling author-illustrator Gail Gibbons explores these fascinating cousins of humans.All wild gorillas live in Africa. They are peaceful and intelligent, and live in family groups called troops.Here are descriptions of the physical characteristics of these primates as well as information about how they live, including how they eat, raise their young, and adapt to their environment.

This important introduction to gorillas by best-selling author-illustrator Gail Gibbons explores these fascinating cousins of humans.All wild gorillas live in Africa. They are peaceful and intelligent, and live in family groups called troops.Here are descriptions of the physical characteristics of these primates as well as information about how they live, including how they eat, raise their young, and adapt to their environment. [less]

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Happy birthday jamela

Niki daly

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ISBN 10: 9364327320

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Hunterman and the Crocodile: A West African Folktale, The

Baba Wagué Diakité

1997    32 pages    (Scholastic Inc.)

OCLC: 33443409    ISBN 13: 9780590898287    ISBN 10: 0590898280

A hunterman and a crocodile take turns being captive and captor in a humorous folktale that teaches the importance of living in harmony with nature and is illustrated with ceramic-tile paintings.

A hunterman and a crocodile take turns being captive and captor in a humorous folktale that teaches the importance of living in harmony with nature and is illustrated with ceramic-tile paintings. [less]

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Is for Africa, A

Ifeoma Onyefulu

1997    32 pages    (Puffin)

DDC: 960    LCC: DT3

OCLC: 37422681    LCCN: 92039964    ISBN 13: 9780140562224    ISBN 10: 0140562222

Stunning color photographs depict everyday life in Nigeria in this unusual ABC book by a talented African photographer. "An incisive, sophisticated view of her homeland's rich heritage."--Publishers Weekly.

Stunning color photographs depict everyday life in Nigeria in this unusual ABC book by a talented African photographer. "An incisive, sophisticated view of her homeland's rich heritage."--Publishers Weekly. [less]

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Jambo Means Hello: Swahili Alphabet Book

Muriel Feelings

1974    5 pages    (Dial Press)

DDC: 496.392321    LCC: PL8701

OCLC: 978988    LCCN: 73015441    ISBN 13: 9780803743465    ISBN 10: 0803743467

Presents a word, with English translation, for each of the twenty-four letters in the Swahili alphabet. Brief explanation of each word introduces an East African custom.

Presents a word, with English translation, for each of the twenty-four letters in the Swahili alphabet. Brief explanation of each word introduces an East African custom. [less]

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K Is For Kwanzaa

Juwanda Ford

2003    32 pages    (Cartwheel)

DDC: 394.261    LCC: GT4403

OCLC: 53330716    ISBN 13: 9780439560719    ISBN 10: 0439560713

A unique alphabet book for children and a wonderful introduction to Kwanzaa, the holiday that celebrates African American heritage.K is for Kwanzaa explains different facets of the holiday, from A to Z. Each letter of the alphabet represents an English or Swahili word, accompanied by a simple definition explaining its importance or relation to Kwanzaa. For example:A is for Africa -- Africa is the second largest continent. It has many countries. African Americans' ancestors came from Africa. [...]

A unique alphabet book for children and a wonderful introduction to Kwanzaa, the holiday that celebrates African American heritage.K is for Kwanzaa explains different facets of the holiday, from A to Z. Each letter of the alphabet represents an English or Swahili word, accompanied by a simple definition explaining its importance or relation to Kwanzaa. For example:A is for Africa -- Africa is the second largest continent. It has many countries. African Americans' ancestors came from Africa. Kwanzaa is a holiday that celebrates the rich heritage of Africa. An introduction describes the origin of the holiday and the Seven Kwanzaa Principles, that guide the seven-day celebration and teach positive life lessons. [less]

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Khonani Ya Takalani

Carole Bloch

2008    20 pages    (Jacana Media (Pty) Ltd)

DDC: 823.92   

OCLC: 732596862    ISBN 13: 9781770096066    ISBN 10: 177009606X

As Mama watches from afar, Asanda visits the animals in her world looking for a new friend. The gorgeous drawings in the title help tell the story of little Asanda to children aged between 2 and 7. The story introduces them to many animals, from Mischievous Cat to Crazy Crocodile, at the same time as promoting a love for reading. Which animal will Asanda choose to be her friend? Children can also interact with the title by hunting for the ants on every page.

As Mama watches from afar, Asanda visits the animals in her world looking for a new friend. The gorgeous drawings in the title help tell the story of little Asanda to children aged between 2 and 7. The story introduces them to many animals, from Mischievous Cat to Crazy Crocodile, at the same time as promoting a love for reading. Which animal will Asanda choose to be her friend? Children can also interact with the title by hunting for the ants on every page. [less]

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Koi and the Kola Nuts : A Tale from Liberia

Verna Aardema

2003    32 pages    (Aladdin)

DDC: 398.209666202    LCC: PZ8.1.A213

OCLC: 51587757    ISBN 13: 9780689856778    ISBN 10: 0689856776

When Koi, the yongest son of Chief Ogumefu, learns that his only inheritance is a scraggly kola tree, he decides to travel the world. With only a sack of kola nuts on his back, Koi sets out on a wonderful journey in search of his own fortune, and learns a lesson: Do good and good will come back to you.

When Koi, the yongest son of Chief Ogumefu, learns that his only inheritance is a scraggly kola tree, he decides to travel the world. With only a sack of kola nuts on his back, Koi sets out on a wonderful journey in search of his own fortune, and learns a lesson: Do good and good will come back to you. [less]

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Kwanzaa (Holidays and Celebrations)

Lola M. Schaefer

2000    24 pages    (Capstone Press)

DDC: 394.261    LCC: GT4403

OCLC: 43656925    ISBN 13: 9780736849012    ISBN 10: 0736849017

Simple text and photographs describe and illustrate Kwanzaa, the holiday that was created in 1966 to honor African American culture.

Simple text and photographs describe and illustrate Kwanzaa, the holiday that was created in 1966 to honor African American culture. [less]

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Magic Tree: A Folktale from Nigeria, The

T. Obinkaram Echewa

1999    32 pages    (HarperCollins)

OCLC: 23941857    LCCN: 91019770    ISBN 13: 9780688162313    ISBN 10: 0688162312

Children will cheer for Mbi, an orphan boy who lives in a Nigerian village, when he teaches the villagers a lesson they'll never forget. Overworked and mistreated, Mbi gets only scraps when it's time to eat. Then one day a magical fruit tree grows just for him, and, using his wits, Mbi makes sure that he'll never be treated badly again. Nigerian-born author T. Obinkaram Echewa's accomplished story telling and E.B. Lewis's evocative paintings give this engaging tale timeless appeal.

Children will cheer for Mbi, an orphan boy who lives in a Nigerian village, when he teaches the villagers a lesson they'll never forget. Overworked and mistreated, Mbi gets only scraps when it's time to eat. Then one day a magical fruit tree grows just for him, and, using his wits, Mbi makes sure that he'll never be treated badly again. Nigerian-born author T. Obinkaram Echewa's accomplished story telling and E.B. Lewis's evocative paintings give this engaging tale timeless appeal. [less]

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Mama Panya's Pancakes

Mary Chamberlin, Richard Chamberlin

2005    40 pages    (Barefoot Books)

DDC: 813.6    LCC: PZ7.C35547

OCLC: 56192062    LCCN: 2004017781    ISBN 13: 9781841481395    ISBN 10: 1841481394

On market day, Mama Panya s son Adika invites everyone he sees to a pancake dinner. How will Mama Panya ever feed them all? This clever and heartwarming story about Kenyan village life teaches the importance of sharing, even when you have little to give.

On market day, Mama Panya s son Adika invites everyone he sees to a pancake dinner. How will Mama Panya ever feed them all? This clever and heartwarming story about Kenyan village life teaches the importance of sharing, even when you have little to give. [less]

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Market Lady and the Mango Tree, The

Pete Watson

1994    1 pages    (Tambourine)

LCC: PZ7.W3286

OCLC: 28422686    ISBN 13: 9780688129712    ISBN 10: 0688129714

The village children don't have any money, but at least they can share the ripe, juicy mangoes that fall from the big tree in the marketplace. Then a crafty lady rigs a big net to trap every last mango for herself. She makes a small fortune in ill-gotten mangoes, but can her fancy new car outrace her guilty conscience? Full color.

The village children don't have any money, but at least they can share the ripe, juicy mangoes that fall from the big tree in the marketplace. Then a crafty lady rigs a big net to trap every last mango for herself. She makes a small fortune in ill-gotten mangoes, but can her fancy new car outrace her guilty conscience? Full color. [less]

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Masai and I

Virginia Kroll

1997    32 pages    (Aladdin)

OCLC: 36580116    ISBN 13: 9780689804540    ISBN 10: 0689804547

In school one day, a little girl named Linda learns about East Africa and a tall, proud people called the Masai "If I were a Masai"' Linda wonders, "would I live in an apartment building the way I do now? Would I have a pet hamster of a new pair of sneakers? What would my family be like if I were Masai?" Linda's observations celebrate things that are different and theings that are the same, as her imagination opens the door to a place where Masai might be I, and I, [...]

In school one day, a little girl named Linda learns about East Africa and a tall, proud people called the Masai "If I were a Masai"' Linda wonders, "would I live in an apartment building the way I do now? Would I have a pet hamster of a new pair of sneakers? What would my family be like if I were Masai?" Linda's observations celebrate things that are different and theings that are the same, as her imagination opens the door to a place where Masai might be I, and I, Masai. [less]

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Mee-An and the Magic Serpent

Baba Wagué Diakité

2007    32 pages    (Groundwood Books)

DDC: 398.2096623    LCC: J398.209662 DI

OCLC: 71812301    ISBN 13: 9780888997197    ISBN 10: 0888997191

Beautiful Mee-An wants to get married but can’t seem to find a man who is as perfect as she is. One day, however, her sister Assa finds Mee-An the perfect mate. Mee-An is determined to marry him, even after a series of bad omens occur. Off the sisters go to live with the perfect man, only to discover he is not at all what he seems to be. Will Assa be able to save her sister from a terrible fate? Baba Wagué Diakité's proves himself a wonderful storyteller, and his brilliant art brings village [...]

Beautiful Mee-An wants to get married but can’t seem to find a man who is as perfect as she is. One day, however, her sister Assa finds Mee-An the perfect mate. Mee-An is determined to marry him, even after a series of bad omens occur. Off the sisters go to live with the perfect man, only to discover he is not at all what he seems to be. Will Assa be able to save her sister from a terrible fate? Baba Wagué Diakité's proves himself a wonderful storyteller, and his brilliant art brings village life alive. [less]

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My First Kwanzaa Book

Deborah Chocolate, Deborah M. Newton Chocolate

1999    32 pages    (Scholastic Paperbacks)

OCLC: 42883829    ISBN 13: 9780439129268    ISBN 10: 0439129265

During the last week of December, Kwanzaa is a time to dress up in African clothes and gather together with relatives from all over the country. Grandma brings special things to eat, Grandpa lights the candles, and everyone in the family celebrates their heritage.

During the last week of December, Kwanzaa is a time to dress up in African clothes and gather together with relatives from all over the country. Grandma brings special things to eat, Grandpa lights the candles, and everyone in the family celebrates their heritage. [less]

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Nigeria (A to Z)

Tamra B. Orr

2005    40 pages    (Children's Press(CT))

DDC: 966.9    LCC: DT515.22

OCLC: 58526696    ISBN 13: 9780516236667    ISBN 10: 0516236660

Describes the geography, history, culture, industry, and people of Nigeria

Describes the geography, history, culture, industry, and people of Nigeria [less]

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Seven Spools of Thread: A Kwanzaa Story (Albert Whitman Prairie Paperback)

Angela Shelf Medearis

2000    40 pages    (Albert Whitman & Company)

DDC: 394.2612    LCC: PZ7

OCLC: 43365775    LCCN: 8101    ISBN 13: 9780807573167    ISBN 10: 0807573167

In an African village live seven brothers who make life miserable with their constant fighting. When their father dies, he leaves an unusual will: by sundown, the brothers must make gold out of seven spools of thread or they will be turned out as beggars.

In an African village live seven brothers who make life miserable with their constant fighting. When their father dies, he leaves an unusual will: by sundown, the brothers must make gold out of seven spools of thread or they will be turned out as beggars. [less]

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Shapes are Everywhere

Carole Bloch, Lesley Geekie Dawe

2008    24 pages    (Jacana Media)

DDC: 823   

OCLC: 616863052    ISBN 13: 9781770093959    ISBN 10: 1770093958

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Somalia (Countries: Faces and Places)

Elma Schemenauer

2001    32 pages    (Child's World)

DDC: 967.73    LCC: DT401.5

OCLC: 45806101    ISBN 13: 9781567669114    ISBN 10: 1567669115

Text and plentiful color photos present an informational overview of Somalia, covering its land, plants and animals, history, schools, language, work, food, recreation, holidays, and other parts of its culture. Also includes national facts, trivia, and related Web sites.

Text and plentiful color photos present an informational overview of Somalia, covering its land, plants and animals, history, schools, language, work, food, recreation, holidays, and other parts of its culture. Also includes national facts, trivia, and related Web sites. [less]

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Thwonk

Joan Bauer

2005    224 pages    (Speak)

DDC: 813.54    LCC: PZ7.B32615

OCLC: 60590791    ISBN 13: 9780142404294    ISBN 10: 0142404292

Imagine having a personal cupid—an actual winged being—pop into your life and offer to make your dreams come true. The catch is he can help you in only one way: artistically, academically, or romantically. That's what happens to aspiring photographer Allison Jean (A. J.) McCreary. A. J. knows she should concentrate on getting into a top-notch art school. But she's spent five torturous months obsessed with handsome hunk, Peter Terris. Just one shot from the cupid's bow [...]

Imagine having a personal cupid—an actual winged being—pop into your life and offer to make your dreams come true. The catch is he can help you in only one way: artistically, academically, or romantically. That's what happens to aspiring photographer Allison Jean (A. J.) McCreary. A. J. knows she should concentrate on getting into a top-notch art school. But she's spent five torturous months obsessed with handsome hunk, Peter Terris. Just one shot from the cupid's bow and thownk, A. J. will have the undying devotion of handsome Peter...forever. [less]

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Triangle for Adaora: An African Book of Shapes

Ifeoma Onyefulu

2007    32 pages    (Frances Lincoln Children's Bks)

DDC: 516    LCC: QA445.5

OCLC: 126878057    ISBN 13: 9781845077389    ISBN 10: 1845077385

Why won't Adaora eat her slice of paw-paw? She says she doesn't want to spoil the star shape in the middle - so her cousin Ugo offers to find her a triangle instead. As they walk along they see all kinds of shapes, from Uncle Eze wearing his rectangular agbada to musicians playing circle-topped elephant drums, from plants with heart-shaped leaves to a crescent-shaped plantain. And just when Adaora is too tired to look any more, they find a triangle - and a treat from Aunt Felicia! Ifeoma [...]

Why won't Adaora eat her slice of paw-paw? She says she doesn't want to spoil the star shape in the middle - so her cousin Ugo offers to find her a triangle instead. As they walk along they see all kinds of shapes, from Uncle Eze wearing his rectangular agbada to musicians playing circle-topped elephant drums, from plants with heart-shaped leaves to a crescent-shaped plantain. And just when Adaora is too tired to look any more, they find a triangle - and a treat from Aunt Felicia! Ifeoma Onyefulu introduces children to shapes, African style, with warm words and photographs offering a colourful glimpse into Nigerian village life. [less]

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Wangari's Trees of Peace: A True Story from Africa

Jeanette Winter

2008    32 pages    (HMH Books for Young Readers)

DDC: 333.72092    LCC: SB63.M22

OCLC: 166317545    LCCN: 2007034810    ISBN 13: 9780152065454    ISBN 10: 0152065458

As a young girl growing up in Kenya, Wangari was surrounded by trees. But years later when she returns home, she is shocked to see whole forests being cut down, and she knows that soon all the trees will be destroyed. So Wangari decides to do something—and starts by planting nine seedlings in her own backyard. And as they grow, so do her plans. . . .         This true story of Wangari Maathai, environmentalist and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, is [...]

As a young girl growing up in Kenya, Wangari was surrounded by trees. But years later when she returns home, she is shocked to see whole forests being cut down, and she knows that soon all the trees will be destroyed. So Wangari decides to do something—and starts by planting nine seedlings in her own backyard. And as they grow, so do her plans. . . .         This true story of Wangari Maathai, environmentalist and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, is a shining example of how one woman’s passion, vision, and determination inspired great change.         Includes an author’s note.This book was printed on 100% recycled paper with 50% postconsumer waste.   [less]

America: pre and post colonial
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Amazing Grace (Reading Rainbow Books)

Mary Hoffman

1991    32 pages    (Dial)

OCLC: 22861780    LCCN: 94075293    ISBN 13: 9780803710405    ISBN 10: 0803710402

Grace loves stories, whether they're from books, movies, or the kind her grandmother tells. So when she gets a chance to play a part in Peter Pan, she knows exactly who she wants to be. Remarkable watercolor illustrations give full expression to Grace's high-flying imagination.

Grace loves stories, whether they're from books, movies, or the kind her grandmother tells. So when she gets a chance to play a part in Peter Pan, she knows exactly who she wants to be. Remarkable watercolor illustrations give full expression to Grace's high-flying imagination. [less]

 
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