The Most Important 10 Minutes in Your Child’s Day!
Make the most out of bedtime with 365 Read-Aloud Bedtime Bible Stories
Children love Bible stories, especially when they are written in age-appropiate, easy-to-understand language. Written specifically for ages 3-8, this book has a year’s supply of the best-loved Bible stories that will delight your children. All the excitement, adventure, history and spiritual truths of the Bible are skillfully presented.
Features questions to help stimulate discussion and over 100 illustrations to spark the imagination!
Daniel Partner is a freelance writer and editor. He has worked on many Bible projects for both children and adults.₵40.00Quick View
A chronically shortsighted young man finds himself the target of a preacher’s miracle cure… Despite his American street phrases and his fistful of dollars, a prodigal son’s visit to his Sierra Leone home does not go quite as planned… A medical student blinded in an accident seems to lose everything but soon learns what he has gained… Life on the edge for a gang of street boys paid to disrupt an election… An oil spill opens a path for a Nigerian teacher to join the woman she loves in the US…
The shortlisted stories for the 2013 Caine Prize – Africa’s leading literary prize – offer five arresting, diverse, provocative snapshots of a continent and its descendants captured at a time of accelerating change. The shortlisted authors are:
Tope Folarin (Nigeria) for Miracle
Pede Hollist (Sierra Leone) for Foreign Aid
Abubakar Adam Ibrahim (Nigeria) for The Whispering Trees
Elnathan John (Nigeria) for Bayan Layi
Chinelo Okparanta (Nigeria) for America
In addition, 12 writers from six different African countries took part in the Caine Prize Writers’ Workshop, held this year in Uganda, where they each produced a special story for this volume.
These 17 stories show yet again the richness and range of current writing on the continent. They underline the primacy of the short story, with its oral antecedents, at the very heart of African literature.₵45.00Quick View
Adabraka is a feast of Accra in all its flavours and aromas served through the eyes of 14 emerging literary chefs.
“Absolutely vital and delightful to have the younger generation writing…these beautiful pieces are a treasure.” ~ Prof Ama Ata Aidoo₵42.00Quick 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
“Tweduampong Kwame! Mashed yaw…A real meal of mashed yam-in-oil…hey! And with eggs too! What a feast for the gods! Whatever gods you are, wherever you are…that have been offered this sumptuous meal, spare Kwaku Ananse a bit…allow me a bite of your sacrifice.”Just when Ananse swallows a morsel of food offered to the gods of the land, his troubles in the land of idiots begin…having broken a crucial taboo. Ananse finds himself back behind his loom, not weaving a web this time round but, rather, an intricate plot to extricate him from death. But this time not without many challenges.The play represents an important work by a much-missed writer. — James Gibbs, Bristol UKA very nearly flawless play. — The Publisher₵22.00Quick View
Shimmer Chinodya, winner of the 1989 Commonwealth Writers Prize (Africa region) is one of Zimbabwe’s foremost fiction writers. This collection of short stories reveals his development as a writer of passionate questioning integrity.
The first stories, ‘Hoffman Street’ and ‘The Man who Hanged Himself’ capture the bewildered innocence of a child’s view of the adult world, where behaviour is often puzzling and contradictory; stories such as ‘Going to See Mr B.V.’ provide the transition between the world of the adult and that of the child where the latter is required to act for himself in a situation where illusions founder on a narrow reality. ‘Among the Dead’ and ‘Brothers and Sisters’ look wryly at the self-conscious, self-centred, desperately serious world of young adulthood while ‘Playing your Cards’, ‘The Waterfall’, ‘Strays’ and ‘Bramson’ introduce characters for whom ambition, disillusion, and disappointment jostle for attention in a world where differences of class, culture, race and morality come to the fore. Finally, in ‘Can we Talk’ we conclude with an abrasive, lucid, sinewy voice which explores the nature of estrangement. The charge is desolation. Can we Talk and Other Stories speaks of the unspoken and unsaid. The child who watches but does not understand, the young man who observes but cannot participate, the man who stands outside not sure where his desires and ambitions lead, the older man, estranged by his own choices. ‘Can we Talk’ is not a question but a statement that insists on being heard, and demands a reassessment of our dreams.₵35.00Quick View
Age Range: 8 – 12 years
Chief Koko’s Bicycle
Aku leaves his poor parents to live with Chief Koko. Aku, however, becomes proud and so refuses to be friends with the other children. One day, he brags to the other children that he will ride Chief’s Bicycle. They therefore assemble to see him ride; but pride, they say, goes before a fall. Aku loses control of the bicycle and plunges into the river.
The Twin Brothers
Agbo and Akin are twin brothers. They are fond of each other and they like to listen to their grandfather tell them stories. One day, a strange man knocks on their gate to ask for their father. But trouble begins when they refuse to open the game for him. Are the thieves able to get away?₵12.00Quick View
“More convincingly than any other woman writing in Arabic today, Alifa Rifaat lifts the vil on what it means to be a women living within a traditional Muslim society.”
So states the translator’s foreword to this collection of the Egyptian author’s best short stories. Alifa Rifaat (1930-1996) is very unusual among Arab women writers. She did not go to university, spoke only Arabic, and seldom traveled abroad. This virtual immunity from Western influence lends a special authenticity to her direct yet sincere accounts of death, sexual fulfillment, the lives of women in purdah, and the frustrations of everyday life in a male-dominated Islamic environment.
Translated from the Arabic by Denys Johnson-Davies, the collection admits the reader into a hidden private world, regulated by the call of the mosque, but often full of profound anguish and personal isolation. Badriyya’s despariting anger at her deceitful husband, for example, or the hauntingly melancholy of “At the Time of the Jasmine,” are treated with a sensitivity to the discipline and order of Islam that defies bland European prescription.
Age 7 -11 yearsHere is a wonderful selection to read and share. From Santa Claus and his helpers to a family putting up their tree, the characters in these stories embrace the Christmas spirit. There is mystery and magic, laughter and mischief, the joy of shared times and plenty of delicious food – many of the ingredients which have been delighting Enid Blyton’s readers for more than seventy years₵40.00Quick View
Age 7 -11 yearsEnid Blyton’s Christmas Stories was so popular that readers asked for another collection – and here it is! Nobody captures the spirit of Christmas like Enid Blyton, and in these stories – which are perfect for reading alone or sharing – she describes the excitement of anticipating gifts, the pleasures of making special food, of singing carols, and coming together to share good times with friends and families. As ever with Blyton, there is mischief and mayhem but good always prevails in the end.₵40.00Quick View
Age 7 -11 years
School’s out! So go on a picnic, visit the seaside or throw coconuts at the fair in this enchanting collection of stories perfect for summer holidays.
Enid Blyton has been delighting readers for more than seventy years with her endless summers of magic, fun and adventure. Enid’s best-loved characters include Noddy the wooden boy, Timmy the dog from The Famous Five and the mischievous twins Pat and Isabel O’Sullivan from the much-loved boarding school series St Clare’s!₵40.00₵40.00Quick View