Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Intrepid Explorers - Geography in a Box

We're going to Africa this week!  Here's a list of book suggestions I made for them regarding this continent:

The Hatseller and the Monkeys, Baba Diakite' (West African)

If you like his work, also: The Hunterman and the Crocodile

Too Much Talk, Angela Medearis

This for That, Verna Aardema (Tonga of Zambezi)

...also by her: How the Ostrich got a Long Neck (Akamba of Kenya) and

Tales for the Third Ear (Equatorial Africa) and

Jackal's Flying Lesson (Khoikhoi) AND

Anansi Finds a Fool (Ashanti) - Anansi Does the Impossible

The Orphan Boy, Tololwa Mollel (Maasai), also

The Flying Tortoise: An Igbo Tale and

Anansi's Feast (Ashanti)

Stories from West Africa, Robert Hull

The Lion's Whiskers, Nancy Day (Ethiopian)

The Spider Weaver: A Legend of Kente Cloth, Margaret Musgrove (Ashanti of Ghana)

Zzzng! Zzzng! Zzzng! A Yoruba Tale, Phyllis Gershator

Ashanti to Zulu, Margaret Musgrove (traditions and customs of 26 African tribes on one or two pages each)

Talking Drums of Africa, Christie Price (Yoruba and Ashanti)

Kids Discover: African Kingdoms

Shaka, King of the Zulus, Diane Stanley

Count Your Way Through South Africa, Jim Haskins

South Africa, Ann Heinrichs

Mandela, Floyd Cooper

Nelson Mandela, Pamela Dell

Tales from Africa, Mary Medicott

Fire on the Mountain, Jane Kurtz (Ethiopia)

The Name of the Tree, Celia Lottridge (Bantu)

Kenya, Jim Bartell

Count Your Way Through Kenya, Jim Haskins

Little Big Ears, Cynthia Moss (about an orphan baby elephant growing up in a wildlife preserve)

How it was with Dooms, Xan Hopcraft (living with a cheetah in Kenya....)

Looking for Miza, Juliana Hatkoff (mountain gorilla family rescues a baby gorilla)

(Watched Born Free lately?)

Count Your Way Through Zimbabwe, Jim Haskins

Tales Told Near a Crocodile, Humphrey Harman (Nyanza - Lake Victoria)

Mansa Musa: The Lion of Mali, Kephra Burns

Faces: Morocco (children's magazine like Calliope or Cobblestone)

The Children of Morocco, Jules Hermes

The Bachelor and the Bean, Shelley Fowles (Jewish folktale from Morocco)


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