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Akimbo and the Baboons

Akimbo and the Baboons


by Alexander McCall Smith

  • LITERATURE
  • 2009
  • HARD COVER
  • 68 PAGES
  • YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)

A chapter book for young readers by the prolific author of The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency. A visiting scientist invites Akimbo and his cousin to study baboons in the African bush, but danger lurks in the form of a black leopard. (AFR248, $9.99)

Face to Face With Cheetahs

Face to Face With Cheetahs


by Chris Johns

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2008
  • HARD COVER
  • 32 PAGES
  • YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)

You're crouched in hiding, camera at the ready, waiting for one of nature's loners, the cheetah. It's dark. It's scary. Chris Johns, editor-in-chief of National Geographic magazine, introduces you to a family of these cagey cats with stunning photographs and action-packed stories of his research in the Okavango Delta. (AFR222, $16.95)

Mystery of Meerkat Hill

Mystery of Meerkat Hill


by Alexander McCall Smith

  • MYSTERY
  • 2013
  • PAPER
  • 112 PAGES
  • YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)

Set in the Botswanan brush, this mystery by bestselling author McCall Smith is an amusing introduction to Africa in which a clever meerkat aids a search for a missing cow. (BOT46, $6.99)

Wild Safari Scratch and Sketch

Wild Safari Scratch and Sketch


by Heather Zschock | Kerren Barbas

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2005
  • HARD COVER
  • 64 PAGES
  • YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)

Reveal the wildlife of Africa as you copy simple sketches of 20 amazing animals in this fun activity book. The bright colors and fascinating facts are enough to entice any youngster. (EAF155, $12.99)

Ashanti to Zulu, African Traditions

Ashanti to Zulu, African Traditions


by Leo Dillon | Diane Dillon | Margaret Musgrove

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 1976
  • PAPER
  • 32 PAGES
  • MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)

A full-color introduction to 26 different African cultures, arranged from A to Z. Intended for kids ages 9-12, this classic won the Dillons their second Caldecott Medal for best illustration in a children's book. (AFR73, $6.99)

Eyewitness Elephant

Eyewitness Elephant


by Ian Redmond | Dave King

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2000
  • HARD COVER
  • 63 PAGES
  • MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)

With plenty of background on the natural history of the elephant, including description of its behavior and social habits. (BST44, $16.99)

Nelson Mandela's Favorite African Folktales

Nelson Mandela's Favorite African Folktales


by Nelson Mandela

  • LITERATURE
  • 2007
  • PAPER
  • 144 PAGES
  • FAMILY

A team of folklorists, poets and authors present these wide-ranging, beautifully illustrated tales from all over the continent, including many traditional stories from Nelson Mandela's youth. (AFR135, $17.99)

 

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