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Children's books with an African theme

Last Updated: 17-Jan-2017

This guide lists children's books and young adult literature in Cubberley Education Library about Africa or its people.

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Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » DT474.6 .Y67 L639 2010
written in Portuguese
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » HD4485 .A358 P38 2015
Lexile measure AD480L; Ages 5-9; Gr.1-4
Cover image of The shadow speaker
1st ed. New York : Jump at the Sun/Hyperion Books for Children, 2007.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » PS3615 .K67 S48 2007
Lexile Measure 660; Grades 6-8; Ages 11+
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » GR350 .N25 2015
Ages 7-9; Gr.2-4
First US edition.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » GE56 .M33 P7413 2015
Ages 6-9; Gr.2-5
Cover image of Emmanuel's dream : the true story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah
First edition.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » HV3013 .Y43 T56 2015 F
Lexile measure AD770L; Ages 5-9
Bamako : Fayida, 1991.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » PQ3989.2 .D741 C651 1991
[Dakar?] : NEAS, Les Nouvelles Editions africaines du Sénégal ; [Lomé?] : ACCT, Agence de coopération culturelle et technique, ©1992.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » PQ3989.2 .D468 A615 1992
Tunis : STD, [1989]
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » PQ3989.2 .B38259 F45 1989
Nairobi : Heinemann Educational Books, 1983.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » PL8379.2 .M35 1983
Enugu, Nigeria : Cecta Nigeria Ltd., ©1985.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » GR735 .U49 1985
[Accra, Ghana] : Advance Pub. Co. : Printed by Advance Press Ltd., [197-?]
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » PE1121 .A39 1970
Dakar : Les nouvelles éditions africains ; [Paris] : Agence de coopération culturelle et technique, 1983.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » PQ3989.2 .E62 B3 1983
Rev. ed. Lagos : Macmillan Nigeria, 1972.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » PL8824 .A2 A77 1972
[Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], [197-?]
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » GR358.5 .M95 1970Z
Johannesburg : Ravan Press, 1979.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » PL8844 .Z95 D62 1979
Ugo, Nigeria : Scholars Press, 1980.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » PR9387.9 .A56 B42 1980
Cover image of Moja means one
New York : Dial Books for Young Readers, ©1971.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » PS3556 .E34 M65 1971
Gr.K-3; Caldecott Honor Book 1972
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » PR9390.9 .A48 H69 1996
Harare : Baobab Books, 1992.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » PR9390.9 .P76 S36 1992
Braamfontein : Skotaville Publishers, ©1989.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » PR9369.3 .M485 S63 1989 F
[Ibadan, Nigeria] : Onibonoje Pr, 1973.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » PR9387.9 .A32435 F68 1973
Nairobi : East African Literature Bureau, 1974.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » PR9379.9 .L83 C79 1974
London : Macmillan & Co Ltd, 1966.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » PR9379.9 .B55 T35 1966
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » PR9387.9 .A391 D66 1977
Cape Town : Story Circle, [20--?]
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » HQ789 .T76 2000Z F
[Nigeria] : Reading Association of Nigeria, ©1991.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » PR9387.9 .H78 O4 1991
Harare : Baobab Books, [1992?]
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » PR9390.9 .S63 T48 1992
Dakar : Les nouvelles éditions africaines, 1975.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » DT549.2 .N38 1975
Cannes : Impr. Ægitna, [195-?]
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » PQ3989 .M283 1950Z
Rose Hill, Ile Maurice : R. Asgarally, [198-?]
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » PQ3989.2 .A775 T76 19800Z F
[Accra] : Afram Publications, [1978]
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » PR9379.9 .D22 S86 1978
[Abidjan] : CEDA, [1969]
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » PQ3989.2 .K57465 K68 1969
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » GR351 .C67 1958
Harare, Zimbabwe : Zimbabwe Pub. House, 1983, ©1984.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » GR358.6 .E38 1984
Bissau, Republica da Guiné-Bissau : DEDILD, ©1979.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » PQ9945.9 .M35 1979
Dakar : Les Nouvelles éditions africaines ; [Paris] : Agence de coopération culturelle et technique, 1983.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » PQ3989.2 .B234 B3 1983
[Port Louis, Mauritius?] : Ile aux images, ©1984.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » QE872 .C7 B68 1984
Abidjan [Ivory Coast] : Nouvelles Editions Africaines ; Paris : EDICEF, [1982], ©1981.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » PC2117 .K59 1982
Abidjan : Nouvelles Editions Africaines, ©1985.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » PQ3989.2 .R68 T76 1985
Abidjan : Nouvelles Editions Africaines, ©1985.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » PQ3989.2 .K4825 M68 1985
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » PQ3988.5 .B922 P647 1994
Tema, Ghana : Ghana Pub. Corp., 1978.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » PR9379.9 .A22 A3 1978
Cover image of The red pencil
First edition: September 2014.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » PS3566 .I5247 R44 2014
Lexile measure HL620L; Age 8-12; Gr.6-9
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » PR6112 .E934 S54 2013
Gr.7-12
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » PS3559 .S2 O44 2013
Ages 3-5; Gr.Prk-1
Cover image of Lost girl found
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » PS3602 .A8492 L67 2014
Lexile measure 770; Ages 12 and up; Gr.8-12
Boston ; New York : Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, c2010.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » PS3568 .U445 R35 2010
Lexile measure 420; Ages 4-7; PrK-Gr.2
Cover image of For you are a Kenyan child
1st ed. New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, c2006.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » PS3553 .U4673 F67 2006
Lexile AD760L; Grades K-2; Guided reading level K
Cover image of Deep in the Sahara
1st ed. New York : Schwartz & Wade Books, c2013.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » PS3553 .U4673 D44 2013
Lexile measure AD 890L; Ages 5-8; Gr.K-3
Cover image of Papa do you love me?
San Francisco : Chronicle Books, c2005.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » PS3560 .O63 P37 2005
Lexile measure 680; Book level 2.9; Ages 2-4; K-2; Guided reading L
Gr.7-12
Cover image of Bundle of secrets
First edition.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » PS3611 .I7695 B86 2014
Ages 3-5
First edition.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » PS3605 .D54 A38 2013
Lexile measure 890; Ages 10-14; Gr.4-7
Cover image of Once upon a time in Ghana
Ghana edition.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » GR351.62 .E83 C68 2013

Other books

Cover image of Abina and the important men
1st ed. New York : Oxford University Press, 2012.
Green Library » Stacks » KRX46 .M36 .G48 2012
Gr. 10-12
Cover image of Africa dream
New York : HarperCollins, c1977.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » PS3557 .R39416 A65 1977
book level 2.5; general fiction;multicultural; poetry, PreK-2
1st ed. Chicago, Ill. : Chicago Review Press, c2006.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » DT22 .C76 2006
2nd ed. London : London Strategic Policy Unit, 1988.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » DT20 .S944 1988
Middle school
1st ed. New York : Henry Holt, c2002.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » GR351.6 .C86 2002
Book level 4; Ages 4-8; Gr.K-3
New York : Dial Books for Young Readers, c2012.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » TJ140 .K36 A3 2012
1st ed. New York : Lee & Low Books, c2005.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » PS3623 .I55867 B76 2005
1st ed. New York, NY : Harper Teen, c2008.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » PR9199.3 .S835 C49 2008
Cover image of Chidi only likes blue
1st American ed. New York : Cobblehill Books, 1997.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » DT515.45 .I33 O5938 1997 F
Harare, Zimbabwe : Zimbabwe Pub. House, c1984.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » DT962 .A79 1984
1st ed. New York : Schwartz & Wade Books, c2011.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » PS3553 .U4673 C48 2011
Lexile measure 760; Ages 3-7, gr. PreK-1
New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 1996.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » PZ8.1 .B4187 1996
Ages 5-8
Cover image of Empires of medieval West Africa
New York : Facts On File, c2005.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » DT532 .C66 2005
1st ed. New York, NY : Scholastic Press, 2012.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » PS3619 .C463 E53 2012
Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, 2003.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » DT433.545 .M33 L45 2003
Cover image of A gift from childhood
Toronto ; Berkeley : Groundwood Books / House of Anansi Press, c2010.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » PS3554 .I19 Z46 2010
1st American ed. New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2008.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » PR6054 .O36 G57 2008
1st ed. New York : Henry Holt & Co., 2002.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » GR352.2 .D36 P39 2002
Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, c2010.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » TR729 .W54 H33 2010
1st ed. New York : Scholastic Press, 2006.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » PS3604 .I12 I2 2006
Cover image of Ikenna goes to Nigeria
London : Frances Lincoln, 2007.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » DT515.4 .O585 2007
New York : Viking, 2007.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » PS3573 .E38955 L56 2007
Boston ; New York : Clarion Books, 2010.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » PS3566 .A6739 L66 2010
1st ed. New York : Harper & Row, c1983.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » PZ7.H1828 M35 1983
Lexile measure 620; book level 4.2; gr. 6-9
Cover image of The matatu
Victoria, BC ; Custer, WA : Orca Book Publishers, c2012.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » PR9199.3 .W3527 M38 2012
New York : Doubleday Book for Young Readers, 1993, c1981.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » PQ3989.2 .D55 M3613 1993
Gr.Prk-5
1st ed. New York : Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Books, c1987.
Green Library » Stacks » PS3569 .T3868 M8 1987
Lexile measure 720; Book level 4.3; Ages 4-8; Gr.K-2; Guided reading N
1st North American ed. Toronto ; Berkeley : Groundwood Books, House of Anansi Press, 2005, c1990.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » PR9381.9 .M87 L58 2005
First edition.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » DT1974 .N43 2013 F
Lexile measure 960; Ages 6-10; Guided reading Q
1st American ed. New York : W.W. Norton & Co., c2009.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » DT1974 .N47 2009 F
New York : Schwartz & Wade Books, c2011.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » PS3563 .C38323 N48 2011
Cover image of Now is the time for running
1st U.S. ed. New York : Little, Brown, 2011.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » PR9369.3 .W544 B55 2011
Toronto ; Tonawanda, NY : Kids Can Press, c2008.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » PS3613 .I59197 O54 2008 F
Cover image of Our stories, our songs
Markham, Ont. : Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2005.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » RA643.86 .A35 E44 2005
1st American ed. New York : Holiday House, 2011.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » PR6123 .A4544 O98 2011
1st ed. New York : Scholastic Press, 2006.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » QL737 .U57 H38 2006
Cover image of The parade
London : Frances Lincoln Children's Books, 2011, c2010.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » PR6111 .O39 P37 2011
Ages 8-11; Gr.3-6
1st ed. New York : Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, c2008 +
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » SB63 .M22 N58 2008
1st ed. New York : Lee & Low Books, c2010.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » SB63 .M22 J646 2010
Cover image of Seven spools of thread
Morton Grove, Ill. : Albert Whitman & Co., 2000.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » PS3563 .E2384 S48 2000
1st Amer. ed. La Jolla, CA : Kane/Miller Book Publishers, 2002.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » PZ7 .A764 S67 2002
Toronto : Tundra Books, c2011.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » PR9199.3 .K422 S86 2011
Johannesburg : Penguin, 2008.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » PZ8.1 .G735 2008
New York : Dial Books for Young Readers, c2002.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » PS3557 .R48847 V55 2002 F
Toronto, Ont. : Tundra Books ; Plattsburgh, N.Y. : Tundra Books of Northern New York, c2012.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » ML3930 .K675 W56 2012
Ages 7-11, gr. 2-5
Cover image of Why mosquitoes buzz in people's ears
New York : Dial Books for Young Readers, c1975.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » PS3551 .A56 W49 1975
Lexile measure 770; Book level 4; Ages 3-9; Gr.k-2; Guided reading N
Saint Paul, MN : Minnesota Humanities Center/Somali Bilingual Book Project, c2007.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » GR356.3 .M67 2007
Ages 4-8