This book is designed to help children learn to read and count in a way that is also fun.
It introduces them to a selection of animals, and familiarises them with their characteristics and habitats, all in a family setting. At the same time, the book introduces children to counting, from 1 to 10.
Not every child can have all of these wonderful animals as birthday presents, but at least they can flip through these pages and experience what it might be like to have…a Birthday Zoo!₵12.00₵12.00Quick View
Age Range: 6 – 10 years
Who could have built such an imposing mansion? And was it true that behind the high walls lived a scary old man who had no tolerance for children? Oh, the Bimpongs caused such a stir when they moved onto Nim Tree Road!
Far too often, people let their imaginations run away with them. In Mr. Bempong’s House, Adwoa Badoe encourages children to find things out for themselves rather than swallow hearsay wholesale.
Follow Kojo through the great steel gates of the ‘White House’ and find out why.₵15.00₵15.00Quick View
Age Range: 6 – 10 years
“Daddy, what are those?”
“Those are escalators. They’re much faster than the stairs.”
Meet Opoku, a bold and daring young boy who goes on an adventure on the escalators at the newly-opened Accra Mall. This funny story will definitely leave you entertained.₵15.00₵15.00Quick View
Winner of the Golden Baobab prize, Grandma’s List is a hardcover book for children aged 5+.
Fatima is determined to save the day. She wants to help Grandma with her to-do list so that everyone will realize that she is a big girl now! But the errands don’t go exactly as expected…Fatima, what have you done?₵30.00₵30.00Quick View
Highlife is Ghana’s most important modern home grown dance-music that has its roots in traditional music infused with outside influences coming from Europe and the Americas. Although the word ‘highlife’ was not coined until the 1920s, its origins can be traced back to the regimental brass bands, elite-dance orchestras and maritime guitar and accordion groups of the late 19th and very early 20th centuries. Highlife is, therefore, one of Africa’s earliest popular music genres.
The book traces the origins of highlife music to the present – and include information on palmwine music, adaha brass bands, concert party guitar bands and dance bands, right up to off-shoots such as Afro-rock, Afrobeat, burger highlife, gospel highlife, hiphop highlife (i.e. hiplife) and contemporary highlife.
The book also includes chapters on the traditional background or roots of highlife, the entrance of women into the Ghanaian highlife profession and the biographies of numerous Ghanaian (and some Nigerian) highlife musicians, composers and producers. It also touches on the way highlife played a role in Ghana’s independence struggle and the country’s quest for a national – and indeed Pan-African – identity.
The book also provides information on music styles that are related to highlife, or can be treated as cousins of highlife, such as the maringa of Sierra Leone, the early guitar styles of Liberia, the juju music of Nigeria the makossa of the Cameroon/ It also touches on the popular music of Ghana’s Francophone neighbours.
There is also a section on the Black Diasporic input into highlife, through to the impact of African American and Caribbean popular music styles like calypsos, jazz, soul, reggae, disco, hiphop and rap and dancehall. that have been integrated into the highlife fold. Thus, highlife has not only influenced other African countries but is also an important cultural bridge uniting the peoples of Africa and its Diaspora.₵130.00₵130.00Quick View
A is for Accra is a beautifully-illustrated journey around Ghana from A to Z, and it rhymes! Younger children will recognise the letters in the book and have fun identifying items they know in each illustration. Older children learn about Ghana and the world around them.
There’s a glossary in the back for parents to learn more and share with their kids about the places, foods and people in the book.₵20.00₵20.00Quick View
Age Range: 7 – 10 years
Kathy Knowles’ retelling of Angela Christian’s Kente for a King describes the journey of Opoku, a weaver from Bonwire, Ghana, and his quest to make the most magnificent kente cloth for his beloved King.
Edmund Opare’s finely detailed illustrations and his ability to capture the magnitude of Opoku’s achievements within a traditional Ghanaian setting are a fitting tribute to Angela Christian’s beautiful story.₵30.00₵30.00Quick View
This book is about a little girl and her sneaky side kick. It is a first of a series and each book ends with a continuation into the next edition. It teaches kids about sharing, communication and volunteering.₵20.00Quick View
Age Range: 2 – 5 years
Pre-school – Grade 1
A is for Ampe: An Alphabet Book from Ghana is a must-add book for youngsters’ home libraries as well as a must-purchase by day cares, kindergartens, early years classrooms and the children’s section of public libraries.
In this well-designed alphabet book, the entire alphabet, in upper case, runs across the top of each page which has the focused-upon letter being presented in bolded, larger print. At the bottom of the page, the upper case letter appears in one corner and the lower case in the other. In between is the very brief text which follows a simple, standard pattern, eg. “D is for drum” or “T is for twins.” The objects used to represent the letters can be found in Hildebrand’s and Knowles’ full colour photos which occupy most of each page. Children will encounter the familiar, such as “E is for eggs” and “U is for umbrella,” but, as the short title indicates, they will also meet many new words. Hopefully, those adults who will be sharing this book with pre-readers will have, themselves, first read the book so that they will have discovered at the book’s conclusion the “Glossary of Ghanaian Words” in which Knowles, in addition to providing, where needed, a pronunciation guide, has explained eight Ghanaian terms, including the title’s “Ampe [AHM-pay]: A challenging game, usually played by girls, which involves jumping and clapping. The leading player tries to beat her opponent by the tactical placement of her left or right foot.”₵16.00Quick View
Age Range: 2 – 5 years
Read All About Ama as she points to and names different parts of her body.
Illustrated with colour photos, this short, simple concept book, though developed by Kathy Knowles for an African readership, should also have a North American market as nothing in the photos, including the background, situates the book geographically. The concept with which the book deals is that of the body’s principal parts, including the number of each. The book’s narrator, Ama, who is a very cute little girl, begins at her head and simply works her way down to her two feet, before pointing out, almost as an afterthought, “I have LOTS of hair.”
All About Ama, with its tight, brief text, is a fine book for parents to use with their youngsters as they learn the names of body parts. Just 18 cm high by 16 cm wide, the book is also the perfect size for young hands to hold.
An excellent home purchase for toddlers, All About Ama deserves a place in all libraries serving preschoolers.₵20.00₵20.00Quick View
Collins Primary Illustrated Dictionary: Boost your word power, for age 8+ (Collins Primary Dictionaries)
Age Range: 8+ years
For children aged 8 and over, this dictionary contains full sentence definitions, examples, synonyms and parts of speech, as well as spelling and grammar tips, word histories, colourful pictures, and two informative supplements.
Collins Primary Illustrated Dictionary has been especially designed to support the language and literacy needs of children aged 8-10.
Written in a clear, straightforward style, it places words within a context familiar to the student.
It extends and reinforces key dictionary skills by showing parts of speech (for example, whether a word is a noun or verb) and other forms of a word (for example plural forms as well as adjectival forms).
Numbered definitions show multiple uses. Pronunciation help is given for difficult or easily confusable words. Synonyms (similar words) and antonyms (opposite words) are given to build vocabulary, and spelling and grammar tips help children to use words with confidence.
The clear layout ensures that the dictionary is an easy-to-use reference tool. Colour illustrations and photographs add extra meaning and information.
The Word Wizard contains information on parts of speech, prefixes, suffixes and punctuation, plus help to improve spelling and writing. It also has information on shapes, numbers, fractions and angles, along with pictures.
The Earth and Space is a fact-filled section where children can learn about the planets, the continents, the world’s mountains, rivers, and oceans, and the flags of some nations of the world.₵50.00Quick View
Collins Primary Illustrated Dictionary: Boost your word power, for age 8+ (Collins Primary Dictionaries)₵50.00
Mountype Children’s Picture Dictionary is packed with over hundred words, illustrated in colour. Some of these words evolve around animals, people, places, shapes, colours, food, clothing, etc.
This book is full of exciting exercises such as:
- Beginning Phonics
It is designed to help children learn names of objects, how to spell words as well as object recognition.
The writing, colouring and tracing exercises help the children to develop fine motor skills and eye-to-hand co-ordination.
As a bonus, we have provided a certificate page to celebrate the child’s success in completing the book. Using this book makes learning fun!₵15.00Quick View