• One Chance Dance

    A heartwarming, exciting story of friendship, wonder and dance from Waterstones Prize-shortlisted author Efua Traoré!

    Jomi’s mum left when he was little to make a new life for them in Lagos, the city of dreams. When Jomi doesn’t hear from her, he decides to follow. His only starting place is a TV dance competition that his mum used to love.

    Things go badly for the boy and his pet bushbaby, until he meets a crew of street kids. Together, they come up with a one-chance idea to find Jomi’s mother – and make their own dreams come true.

    • A brand new novel full of joy and wonder by the author of Children of the Quicksands, shortlisted for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize
    • A contemporary adventure of destiny, friendship and dance set in the vibrant city of Lagos, Nigeria
    • Jomi hopes to find his missing mum by dancing on a TV talent show in a story which offers emotional pull and a lot of fun!

    PRAISE FOR CHILDREN OF THE QUICKSANDS:

    ‘A joy of a book: rich, warm, powerful storytelling’ KATHERINE RUNDELL

    ‘A thrilling adventure bright with the gorgeous colours of Nigeria – glorious!’ JASBINDER BILAN

    ‘An excellent book … rich in tradition and realism.’ HANNAH GOLD

    ‘[A] beautifully evoked story’ THE TELEGRAPH

    One Chance Dance

    110.00
  • Wish Maker

    Age Range: 12 years and above

    Ebele wishes more than anything to make Christmas with his widowed mother memorable with lots of gifts. With his mother barely able to afford food and the harsh ridicule of his friends, Ebele is disheartened. When a strange man comes to town, the boy opens his heart and home reluctantly. In return, the stranger teaches him there is more to Christmas than just gifts, and that kindness is a virtue rewarded by great fortune.

    Wish Maker

    80.00
  • Onyeka and the Academy of the Sun

    Age Range: 8 – 12 years

    Black Panther meets X-Men in this action-packed and empowering middle grade adventure about a British Nigerian girl who learns that her Afro hair has psychokinetic powers.

    Onyeka’s hair is extraordinary: it makes strangers stop in the streets. When she discovers she can control her hair with her MIND, what once was an insecurity, now becomes her SUPERPOWER! Onyeka is whisked off to the ACADEMY OF THE SUN, a school in Nigeria where SOLARI – children with superpowers – are trained. But soon, Onyeka and her new friends get caught up in an EPIC BATTLE . . . one that puts the future of all Solari at risk.

  • A Durbar Festival for Hassan and Hussaina

    Age Range: 3 – 8 years

    The Durbar festival in Katsina is here and everyone is excited to see the Emir leading a colourful procession on horseback. Hassan and Hussaina jump up and down when they see their brother riding behind the Emir.

    Inspired by the festivities, the twins decide to organise a Durbar festival of their own. They do not have horses or colourful costumes but they have a clever plan. Soon, the twins are on their way to join in the fun.

  • Jamila’s Clever Plan

    Age Range: 3 – 8 years

    Jamila lives with her grandmother in Bebeji, Kano state. Her grandmother, Kaka, is a dressmaker. One day, Kaka decides to pack away her sewing machine because she can no longer see.

    Sad and scared, Jamila stops school to care for her blind grandmother. Together, they beg for alms in the marketplace until they come across a new eye clinic.

    Jamila hatches a clever plan to help Kaka get her sight back.

  • Anyibo and the Mother Hen

    Age Range: 3 – 8 years

    When the sun rises in Bwari, Niger state, Anyibo and his sister run to the chicken coop to feed their chickens.

    Anyibo is proud of his hen. Her eggs have hatched and she has five fluffy chicks. When Anyibo tries to pet the chicks, something unexpected happens.

    Anyibo soon learns an important lesson about a mother’s love.

  • Children of the Quicksands

    Age Range: 9 – 12 years

    In a remote Nigerian village, thirteen-year-old Simi is desperate to uncover a family secret …

    ‘A joy of a book: rich, warm, powerful storytelling’ – Katherine Rundell 

    ‘A thrilling adventure bright with the gorgeous colours of Nigeria – glorious! – Jasbinder Bilan

    ‘A magical adventure in a beautiful setting’ – Sophie Anderson 

    ‘[A] beautifully evoked story’ – The Telegraph

    Simi is sent to stay with her grandmother in a remote village deep in the forests of Nigeria. Witch-like and tight-lipped about the past, her grandmother hints at a tragic family secret – but won’t tell Simi the truth. Simi is desperate to discover it for herself, but it’s only when she’s caught in the red quicksand of a forbidden lake that her adventure truly begins. Along with new friends, Jay and Bubu, Simi must bring her family back together and restore peace to the village.

    • A richly imagined magical fantasy adventure set in West Africa by a prize-winning new voice in children’s writing.
    • Introduces readers to Yoruba myths and legends whilst showcasing the wealth of culture, traditions, adventure, fun, joy, celebrations, music, pride and love found in Nigeria.
    • Beautifully explores themes of grief and belonging.
    • Efua Traoré is the winner of the Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2018.

    Children of the Quicksands

    125.00135.00
  • Class Three Stories (Little Sage Beginning to Read)

    Age Range: 5 – 9 years

    Four different stories for children who are beginning to read. The difficult words have been broken into easy phonetic syllables.

    The four characters in the different books are learning lessons of life and growing.

    Happy Reading.

  • I Love You Adjoa: A Letter from Mum (Hardcover)

    Age: 3 to 6 years

    “I loved you even before I saw you.

    From the day I knew I was going to be a mum

    on that day my eyes went twinkle twinkle”

    These simple words from the book convey a lot of emotion and a feeling of belonging that every child seeks. They are reassuring and soothing. These words will help quell a lot of insecurity and fear. They go a long way to help shape behaviour and boost confidence.

    These semi-personalized books are written for every child using their day names, following a Ghanaian cultural norm. Find the day of the week on which your child was born and choose from the range.

  • I Love You Afua: A Letter from Mum (Hardcover)

    Age: 3 to 6 years

    “I loved you even before I saw you.

    From the day I knew I was going to be a mum

    on that day my eyes went twinkle twinkle”

    These simple words from the book convey a lot of emotion and a feeling of belonging that every child seeks. They are reassuring and soothing. These words will help quell a lot of insecurity and fear. They go a long way to help shape behaviour and boost confidence.

    These semi-personalized books are written for every child using their day names, following a Ghanaian cultural norm. Find the day of the week on which your child was born and choose from the range.

     

  • I Love You Akua: A Letter from Mum (Hardcover)

    Age: 3 to 6 years

    “I loved you even before I saw you.

    From the day I knew I was going to be a mum

    on that day my eyes went twinkle twinkle”

    These simple words from the book convey a lot of emotion and a feeling of belonging that every child seeks. They are reassuring and soothing. These words will help quell a lot of insecurity and fear. They go a long way to help shape behaviour and boost confidence.

    These semi-personalized books are written for every child using their day names, following a Ghanaian cultural norm. Find the day of the week on which your child was born and choose from the range.

     

  • I Love You Abena: A Letter from Mum (Hardcover)

    Age: 3 to 6 years

    “I loved you even before I saw you.

    From the day I knew I was going to be a mum

    on that day my eyes went twinkle twinkle”

    These simple words from the book convey a lot of emotion and a feeling of belonging that every child seeks. They are reassuring and soothing. These words will help quell a lot of insecurity and fear. They go a long way to help shape behaviour and boost confidence.

    These semi-personalized books are written for every child using their day names, following a Ghanaian cultural norm. Find the day of the week on which your child was born and choose from the range.

     

  • I Love You Kofi: A Letter from Mum (Hardcover)

    Age: 3 to 6 years

    “I loved you even before I saw you.

    From the day I knew I was going to be a mum

    on that day my eyes went twinkle twinkle”

    These simple words from the book convey a lot of emotion and a feeling of belonging that every child seeks. They are reassuring and soothing. These words will help quell a lot of insecurity and fear. They go a long way to help shape behaviour and boost confidence.

    These semi-personalized books are written for every child using their day names, following a Ghanaian cultural norm. Find the day of the week on which your child was born and choose from the range.

     

  • I Love You Kwesi: A Letter from Mum (Hardcover)

    Age: 3 to 6 years

    “I loved you even before I saw you.

    From the day I knew I was going to be a mum

    on that day my eyes went twinkle twinkle”

    These simple words from the book convey a lot of emotion and a feeling of belonging that every child seeks. They are reassuring and soothing. These words will help quell a lot of insecurity and fear. They go a long way to help shape behaviour and boost confidence.

    These semi-personalized books are written for every child using their day names, following a Ghanaian cultural norm. Find the day of the week on which your child was born and choose from the range.

     

  • I Love You Esi: A Letter from Mum (Hardcover)

    Age: 3 to 6 years

    “I loved you even before I saw you.

    From the day I knew I was going to be a mum

    on that day my eyes went twinkle twinkle”

    These simple words from the book convey a lot of emotion and a feeling of belonging that every child seeks. They are reassuring and soothing. These words will help quell a lot of insecurity and fear. They go a long way to help shape behaviour and boost confidence.

    These semi-personalized books are written for every child using their day names, following a Ghanaian cultural norm. Find the day of the week on which your child was born and choose from the range.

     

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