What We Read: West Africa

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My 5-year old son and I are studying geography and reading books from different countries. This week we're in West Africa.

Why Mosquitoes Buzz in PeopleWhy Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears
Retold by Verna Aardema, Illustrated by Leo & Diane Dillon
Recommended Age: 5
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Mabela The CleverMabela The Clever
by Margaret Read Macdonald
Recommended Age: 4
Category: Sierra Leone
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Zomo The Rabbit: A Trickster Tale From West AfricaZomo The Rabbit: A Trickster Tale From West Africa
Retold And Illustrated by Gerald Mcdermott
Recommended Age: 5
Category: Nigeria
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I Lost My Tooth In AfricaI Lost My Tooth In Africa
by Baba Wague Diakite
Category: Mali

One Hen: How One Small Loan Made a Big DifferenceOne Hen: How One Small Loan Made a Big Difference
by Katie Smith Milway
Category: Ghana

Lake of the Big Snake: an African rain forest adventureLake of the Big Snake: an African rain forest adventure
by Isaac Olaleye
Category: Nigeria

Pretty Salma: A Little Red Riding Hood Story from AfricaPretty Salma: A Little Red Riding Hood Story from Africa
by Niki Daly
Category: Ghana

Koi and the kola nuts: a tale from LiberiaKoi and the kola nuts: a tale from Liberia
by Verna Aardema
Category: Liberia

Ananse and the lizard: a West African taleAnanse and the lizard: a West African tale
by Pat Cummings
Category: Ghana

Anansi finds a fool: an Ashanti taleAnansi finds a fool: an Ashanti tale
by Verna Aardema
Category: Ghana

Anansi Does The Impossible!: An Ashanti TaleAnansi Does The Impossible!: An Ashanti Tale
by Verna Aardema
Category: Ghana

Koi and the kola nuts: a tale from LiberiaKoi and the kola nuts: a tale from Liberia
by Verna Aardema
Category: Liberia

Tuck Me in TalesKanji-jo, the Nestlings:
Tuck Me in Tales
by Margaret Read MacDonald
Category: Liberia
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Stories from AfricaThe Girl Who Sang in the Goathouse
Rescue by Airplane
"Thank You, Debbie"
Dija and the House of Medicine:

Stories from Africa
by SIM Missionaries
Recommended Age: 5
Category: Nigeria
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Around the World in 80 TalesBy Royal Command
Rain Song :

Around the World in 80 Tales
by Saviour Pirotta
Category: Nigeria, Ghana
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Children Just Like MeAseye, from Ghana:
Children Just Like Me
by Anabel Kindersley
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A ChildWestern Africa:
A Child's Introduction to the World
by Heather Alexander
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