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Great African Children's Literature Picture Books

1. Why Mosquitoes Buzz in Peoples Ears by Verna

2. Bringing Rain to Kapiti Plain by Verna Aardema 3. Who's in Rabbit's House by Verna Aardema 4. Anansi Does the Impossible: An Ashanti Tale by Verna

5. Misoso Once Upon a Time Tales from Africa by Verna

6. Traveling to Tondo: A Tale of the Nkundo of Zaire by

Verna Aardema
7. Tales From the Story Hat African Folktales by Verna

8. How the Ostrich Got Its Long Neck: A Tale from the

Akamba of Kenya by Verna Aardema
9. Rabbit Makes a Monkey of Lion by Verna Aardema 10. Oh Kojo! How Could You by Verna Aardema 11. Bimwili and the Zimwi by Verna Aardema 12. Noma's Sand by Meshack Asare 13. Tawia Goes to Sea by Meshack Asare 14. My Rows and Piles of Coins by Tololwa M. Mollel 15. The Orphan Boy by Tololwa M. Mollel 16. Rhinos for Lunch and Elephants for Supper by Tololwa

M. Mollel

17. A Promise to the Sun: An African Story by Tololwa M.

18. To Dinner, For Dinner by Tololwa M. Mollel 19. Shadow Dance by Tololwa M. Mollel 20. Subira Subira by Tololwa M. Mollel 21. The King and the Tortoise by Tololwa M. Mollel 22. Ananse's Feast: An Ashanti Tale by Tolowa M. Mollel 23. Big Boy by Tololwa M. Mollel 24. The Flying Tortoise: An Igbo Tale by Tolowa M. Mollel 25. Song Bird by Tololwa M. Mollel 26. For You Are a Kenyan Child by Kelly Cunnane 27. We All Went on a Safari by Laurie Krebs 28. Mama Panya's Pancakes by Mary Chaberlin 29. My Father's Shop by Satomi Ichikawa 30. Moja Means One by Muriel Feelings 31. Jambo Means Hello by Muriel Feelings 32. The Spider Weaver A Legend of Kente Cloth by

Margaret Musgrove
33. E is for Ethiopia by Ashenafi Gudeta 34. African Princess by Joyce Hansen 35. The Matatu by Eric Walters 36. Lala Salama by Patricia MacLachlan 37. Pretty Salma by Niki Daly

38. Zomo The Rabbit by Gerald McDermott 39. A Story, A Story by Gail Haley 40. Anansi and the Talking Melon by Eric A. Kimmel 41. Bintou's Braids by Sylviane Diouf 42. Ogbo: Sharing Life in an African Village by Ifeoma

43. Anansi and the Moss Covered Rock by Eric A. Kimmel 44. The Coming of Night: A Yoruba Creation Myth from West

Africa by James Riordan
45. A is for Africa by Ifeoma Onyefulu 46. The Perfect Orange: A Tale from Ethiopia by Frank P.

47. The Village of Round and Square Houses by Ann

48. Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters by John Steptoe 49. Mamy Wata and the Monster by Veronique Tadjo 50. Shango's Son by Dr. Winmilawe 51. Here Comes Our Bride! An African Wedding Story by

Ifeoma Onyefulu
52. Welcome Dede! An African Naming Ceremony by

Ifeoma Onyefulu
53. Ebele's Favourite: A Book of African Games by Ifeoma

54. Emeka's Gift by Ifeoma Onyefulu 55. Chidi Only Likes Blue: An African Book of Colours by

Ifeoma Onyefulu
56. Beatrice's Goat by Page McBrier 57. Joshua's Masai Mask by Dakari Hru 58. Jaha and Jamil Went Down the Hill: An African Mother

Goose by Virginia L. Kroll
59. Mama Miti: Wangari Maathai and the Trees of Kenya by

Donna Jo Napoli
60. The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William


Easy Chapter Books
61. The Princess Who Lost Her Hair: An Akamba Legend

by Tololwa M. Mollel
62. Ogila and the Hippo by Asenath Odaga 63. Fatuma's New Cloth by Lelise Bulion 64. Africa is not a Country by Margy Burns Knight 65. Nzingha: Warrior Queen of Matamba, Angola, Africa

by Fred McKissack

66. Rise of the Golden Cobra by Henry T. Aubin 67. Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe 68. Two Thousand Seasons by Ayi Kwei Armah

69. Tales From Africa by Katheleen Arnott 70. African Myths and Legends by Katheleen

71. African Children's Literature: A bibliography by

Nyambura Mpesha