Age Range: 8 – 12 years
Welcome, dear Brothers and Sisters, to the magical world of African Dreamtime.
Discover how Man lost his tail, how Tortoise got his shell, and meet an array of colourful characters, from Little Bush Pig to the Wicked Leopardess.
From the wild plains of Sudan to the small village in Cameroon, this enchanting collection contains folk tales from many African traditions. Gather in, draw closer, and open your heart to the wisdom of these ancient stories.₵15.00₵15.00Quick View
Age Range: 4 – 7 years
Sarie doesn’t like school. Every time she has to take out her reading book, she feels sick, her voice disappears and the other children tease her. But one person understands how she feels — Ou Missus, an old lady living across the veld. She tells wonderful stories, and when Sarie finds a dusty old copy of Cinderella, they start to read it together…
Niki Daly’s endearing story and illustrations, steeped in the atmosphere of the South African veld, will inspire every child who shares Sarie’s reluctance to read.₵15.00₵15.00Quick View
Shortlisted for the 2010 Commonwealth PrizeA Die Well Top 10 BookSonokrom, a village in the Ghanaian hinterland, has not changed for thousands of years. Here, the men and women speak the language of the forest, drink aphrodisiacs with their palm wine and walk alongside the spirits of their ancestors. The discovery of sinister remains; possibly human, definitely ‘evil’; in a vanished man’s hut brings the modern world into the village in the form of Kayo; a young forensic pathologist convinced that scientific logic can shatter even the most inexplicable of mysteries.
But as events in the village become more and more incomprehensible, Kayo and his sidekick, Constable Garba, find that Western logic and political bureaucracy are no longer equal to the task in hand. Strange boys wandering in the forest, ghostly music in the night and a flock of birds that come from far away to fill the desolate hut with discarded feathers take the newcomers into a world where, in the unknown, they discover a higher truth that leaves scientific explanations far behind.
Tail of the Bluebird is a story of the mystical heart of Africa, of the clash and clasp between old and new worlds. Lyrically beautiful, at once uncanny and heart-warmingly human, this is a story that tells us that at the heart of modern man there remains the capacity to know the unknowable.₵45.00₵45.00Quick View
Develop literacty skills in your 9-17 year olds with exciting and engaging books for all reading levels.
The sentence structure and vocabulary has been carefully constructed to suit your students experience and age so that as they grow, so do their literacy abilities.
Titles in this set include (likely to change due to availability of titles):
Taxi to Johannesburg — Matlakala Bopape and Peta Constable (Level 1)
The Big Fight — Michael Cullup (Level 1)
The Frightened Thief — Amu Djoleto (Level 1)
The Midnight Caller — Anthony Umelo (Level 2)
The Hyena Valley — The Hyena Valley (Level 2)
The Secret of Nkwe Hill — Marcus Khama ter Haar (Level 2)
The Smile Thief — Fatou Keita (Level 2)
The Magic Pool — Gaele Mogwe (Level 2)
Happy the Street Child — F.M. Mlekwa (Level 2)
Kodua’s Ark — Yaw Ababio Boateng (Level 3)
The Ashanti Golden Stool — Ayebia Ribeiro-Ayeh (Level 3)
The Haunted Taxi Driver — Kofi Sekyi (Level 3)
Valley of Skulls — Anokye Wiredu (Level 3)
The Secret Valley — Mike Sadler (Level 4)
Paulo’s Strange Adventure — Barbara Kimenye (Level 4)
The Ivory Poachers — Linda Pfotenhauer (Level 5)
Age Range: 7 years and above
Drawing on the rich vein of traditional African stories featuring the spider Ananse, Ghanaian author Adwoa Badoe and Malian illustrator Baba Wagué Diakité bring young readers a marvelously witty and entertaining collection of ten tales about this legendary spider swindler.The tales deal with important issues that everyone faces — justice, money, marriage, vanity, self-respect, and more — but couch the heavy lessons in lively folktales. Ananse sometimes succeeds; other times he makes a fool of himself and is ashamed — but never for long. Many elements of these stories can be found in other trickster tales, including those of African origin like the Uncle Remus stories and those of aboriginal American groups like the Native American coyote tales and the jaguar tales of Central and South America.₵15.00Quick View
1st Prize winner of the Efo Kodzo Mawugbe Drama Award (Ghana Association of Writers)
Twist and turns, a cunning nature of one with intent to steal.A play written and inspired by African folktales.₵12.00Quick 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
Age Range: 4 – 12 years
Ghanaian Bedtime stories inspired by true Ghanaian experiences.₵12.00Quick View
Age Range: 4 – 12 years
Ghana Association of Writers (GAW) 1st Prize Efua Sutherland Award for Children’s Story Book
Abiana the precious baby discovers the story and meaning behind her name. A story written and inspired by Ghanaian experiences.₵12.00Quick View
All seven tales in The Chronicles of Narnia are bound together, with full-colour illustrations, in one magnificent volume with a personal introduction by Douglas Gresham, stepson of C. S. Lewis.
Talking beasts, heroic deeds and epic battles between good and evil await you in C. S. Lewis’s classic fantasy series, which has been enchanting readers for over sixty years.
This edition presents the seven books: The Magician’s Nephew, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, The Horse and His Boy, Prince Caspian, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, The Silver Chair, and The Last Battle, arranged in C.S. Lewis’s preferred order, featuring full-colour artwork by the original illustrator, Pauline Baynes.₵220.00Quick View
Ama made wise choices and decisions in life which made her very happy. The choice of helping and obeying her parents was dear to her heart. She always chose good friends who helped her in school and also gave her good advice for her to good things in life.
Young as she was, Ama always wanted beggars and needy people to enjoy part of the food she ate. Her love for the needy made her give her coin and some slices of bread and cake to the beggars.
Ama felt guilty whenever she chose to do something bad. This prompted her to put all plastics, water sachets and other rubbish in a dustbin and not to throw them into the gutters.₵12.00₵12.00Quick View
Even though the enstoolment of Chief Butta as the chief of Susuka brought a lot of controversies, the youth had confidence in him because they believed that he would be able to reform all the bad customs and practices in the town. For these and other reasons, the youth took it upon themselves to provide the royal family with foodstuff, clothes, shelter and other necessities of life. After some months, the royal family was however compelled to engage in farming in order to avoid disgrace after the youth had stopped to provide them with their needs since they did not witness any reforms.
The story also reveals how the chief fisherman of Susuka and a hunter planned to kidnap Prince Lokus, Chief Butta’s only son and send him to the Evil Island.
Find out what happens after the prince is kidnapped.₵12.00₵12.00Quick View