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The Mango Tree

When Cik Idah is born, her grandmother plants a mango seed in the front garden. As the baby girl grows to adulthood, the mango tree provides her with a place to play, take refuge and store her memories. I embarked on a...

The Little Singapore Book

This highly illustrated non-fiction title traces the story of Singapore over 700 years, from old island kingdom to the current day. I’ve had this title on the radar for over a year now thanks to a recommendation by...

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Happiness is a Watermelon on Your Head

Miss Whimper, Miss Grouch and Miss Stern are desperate to discover why Miss Jolly is so happy. The answer comes in the shape of a giant green flying fruit. I first found out about this book in a great list of books in...

Lines, Squiggles, Letters, Words

Pedro sees all sorts of lines and squiggles in the world around him, but he is not able to make real sense of them until he starts school – and learns to read! Reading is an amazing skill. Through our ability to...

Along the River

A flotilla of brightly coloured boats travels along the river towards the sea. Onboard them a cast of characters enjoy the simple pleasures of life. The river is the place to be! It bustles with energy and life as a...

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Gizo-Gizo! A Tale from the Zongo Lagoon

Crab, Tortoise and Spider are some of the many animals who live in the Zongo lagoon. Once the waters were clear and clean, but when Spider becomes a major polluter, his friends know they have to act. Once, many animals...

Maisie’s Scrapbook

Maisie’s parents are different from each other in many respects, but they both love their young daughter the same way. Maisie’s Scrapbook shines a light on the joys of bringing up a child in a mixed-race family...

Grandma’s List

Fatima offers to take care of her grandma’s to-do list. She is determined to save the day, but how will she manage when she loses the list? Fatima is eight-and-a-half and does not want to be treated as a child. In fact...

Ghana

Have you taken up the #ReadGhanaian challenge? Launched last year by Ghanaian American book blogger and dental student Darkowaa, the challenge involves reading at least five books by authors of Ghanaian descent in 2019...