A Burt Award for Africa Literature book
Dusty and Motion are caught in another thrilling adventure after their “Escape from Paradise”. The sister of their closest friend at Martin Hall, where the brothers now live, goes missing. A nameless stranger, ‘Red Spectacles’, seems to be the only one who has a link to the missing teenager.₵25.00₵25.00Quick View
Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Best Mystery/Thriller
WINNER OF THE 2012 LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK PRIZE
In Stephen King’s “most ambitious and accomplished” (NPR) and “extraordinary” (USA TODAY) #1 New York Times bestselling novel, time travel has never been so believable. Or so terrifying.
Dallas, 11/22/63: Three shots ring out.
President John F. Kennedy is dead.
Life can turn on a dime—or stumble into the extraordinary, as it does for Jake Epping, a high school English teacher in Lisbon Falls, Maine. While grading essays by his GED students, Jake reads a gruesome, enthralling piece penned by janitor Harry Dunning: fifty years ago, Harry somehow survived his father’s sledgehammer slaughter of his entire family. Jake is blown away…but an even more bizarre secret comes to light when Jake’s friend Al, owner of the local diner, enlists Jake to take over the mission that has become his obsession—to prevent the Kennedy assassination.
How? By stepping through a portal in the diner’s storeroom, and into the era of Ike and Elvis, of big American cars, sock hops, and cigarette smoke… Finding himself in warmhearted Jodie, Texas, Jake begins a new life. But all turns in the road lead to a troubled loner named Lee Harvey Oswald. The course of history is about to be rewritten…and become heart-stoppingly suspenseful.₵60.00₵60.00Quick View
Scrooge, an unpleasant old miser, scorns Christmas and the Christmas Spirit.But Scrooge has a lesson in store for him. Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future pay him a visit on Christmas Eve and change his life forever. Meet unforgettable characters like Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim and old Scrooge himself.Charles Dickens’ immortal tale of love and redemption remains the most beloved Christmas story ever.₵20.00Quick View
Age Range: 8 – 12 years
Ricky is an ordinary boy, about 10 years old, who dreams of being famous. And he has a secret that might just help him realise this dream. Because Ricky can fly. Truly. He can really fly. But there’s a hitch. He can only fly when absolutely no one is looking. If a person, or an animal, or a bird sees him while he’s flying, he will fall out of the sky and almost certainly die. Will he risk flying in public, just for a shot at being something more than ordinary? The first book in this brilliant new series contains two complete stories, broken into short chapters, liberally illustrated with hilarious cartoons.
After his first selection of misadventures, Ricky is grounded – but that’s not going to stop this boy who was meant to fly!₵35.00Quick View
Age Range: 9 – 12 yearsA determined young girl joins forces with an adventure-loving street boy to save her father’s life in this “thoroughly entertaining” (Kirkus Reviews) magical murder mystery.
In the spell-powered city of Tarreton, the wealthy have all the magic they desire while the working class can barely afford a simple spell to heat their homes. Twelve-year-old Isaveth is poor, but she’s also brave, loyal, and zealous in the pursuit of justice—which is lucky, because her father has just been wrongfully arrested for murder.
Isaveth is determined to prove his innocence. Quiz, the eccentric, eyepatch-wearing street boy who befriends her, swears he can’t resist a good mystery. Together they set out to solve the magical murder of one of Tarreton’s most influential citizens and save Isaveth’s beloved Papa from execution. But is Quiz truly helping Isaveth out of friendship, or does he have hidden motives of his own?₵40.00Quick View
Age Range: 13 – 16 years
The work is a collection of four independent stories. The title story Alani the Troublemaker tells the story of a boy who seems to be out of control. It is later revealed that his bad behaviour is a result of his father’s death and the extreme grief he felt. He is encouraged by his uncle who also shares memories of his father with him. Alani decides to mend his ways and the change is really dramatic.₵15.00Quick View
Age Range: 8 – 12 years
Sam, Arty and Emmie have barely got over a recent zombie infestation when their sleepy little town finds itself the victim of an alien invasion!
But the aliens are very small and kind of, well, cute looking – how dangerous can they be?
SPOILER ALERT: they’re VERY dangerous. And when they disintegrate the mayor with their ray guns it’ll be up to Sam, Arty and Emmie to save the day. Again.
Betrayal of Gloria and Other Stories is an anthology of short stories that catalogues the various ups and downs in the day-to-day lives of human beings. It has as its central setting the country of Nigeria and the characters are archetypes of the people we encounter on daily basis – in the bus, in our neighbourhood, in church…name it.
The stories are quite topical and touching, evoking pity with their treatments of gloom and hopelessness deviling the Nigerian society.
Its compilation is done by Blessing Chukwu, from a group of writers who were then undergraduates at the University of Ibadan.₵10.00Quick View
In the African tradition, cautionary tales are used to entertain the young and to offer them useful advice. An Akan proverb says, “Advice doesn’t change a person, trials do”.
In this story of crime and redemption, Ezan and Kwaw realized that the grass is not greener on the other side of the fence, and that contrary to their perception, life in the city can be a nightmare.₵25.00₵25.00Quick View
A long-awaited novel from one of Africa’s best-regarded writers. He is a poet, but best known as a novelist, original and imaginative. His writing is described as fundamentally African, and specifically Ghanaian in source.
Witty narrative and dark humour dominate this new novel in which an Anglican Bishop works scientifically and doctrinally with different types of sharks, an ecumenically minded Pope loves boxing over the telephone, and the Archbishop of Canterbury is powerless to stop genetic experiments which make the interaction between rich and poor countries almost impossible.₵40.00Quick View
Age Range: 8 – 12 years
Ravening zombie hordes and swarms of power-hungry alien dwarfs are just some of the disasters the town of Sitting Duck has faced.
But danger never sleeps and a new evil genius has arisen, and he’s planning world domination with the aid of his home-made brainwashing device! Are Sam, Arty and Emmie brave enough to save the day?
If they aren’t, everyone – including you, dear reader – will totally lose their minds!₵35.00Quick View