An African-American child dreams of long-ago Africa, where she sees animals, shops in a marketplace, reads strange words from an old book, and returns to the village where her long-ago granddaddy welcomes her. 'Greenfield's lyrical telling and Byard's marvelous pictures make this book close to an ideal adventure for children, black or white.' -Publishers Weekly. Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 1/30/1992Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
The African grasslands stretch across the continent below the Sahara. In a swuare of land about the size of a living room, children will see animals they might have encountered only at the zoo. . .discover the rewards and dangers of their natural home. . .and observe how these creatures live with each other in a changing, endangered environment. It's an exciting journey of discovery, coming to you from the One Small Square series of interactive science and nature books. . .where the next stop could be as near as your backyard or as far as half a world away.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 3/1/1997Pages: 48Reading Level: Age 6 and Up
Here Is the African Savanna Exotic environments like the African savanna have long held a fascination for young readers. This colorful picture book beautifully evokes that realm with images of giraffes, lions, hippos, elephants, and many more animals of the plains. Through cumulative, singsong verse, young readers learn how all living things in this important ecological community rely on one another for their existence. The book brings home the important lesson that when one of these animals or plants is killed off or goes extinct, the web of life is broken. Luminous paintings by Tom Leonard capture the untamed beauty of this timeless, endangered realm.
Artists Leo and Diane Dillon won their second consecutive Caldecott Medal for this stunning ABC of African culture. "Another virtuoso performance. . . . Such an astute blend of aesthetics and information is admirable, the child's eye will be rewarded many times over."--Booklist. ALA Notable Book; Caldecott Medal. Full color.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 7/15/1992Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 3 and Up
Schleich African Animals Series 3 Playfully experience Africa's animal kingdom: majestic elephants and all of their friends. Set Includes: Leopard Male African Elephant African Elephant Calf Giraffe Product Measures: 6" x 7" x 4" Recommended Ages: 3-10 years
African Animals Puzzle African Animals Puzzle is the king of the jigsaw jungle. Unique details make it engaging. Every piece in this puzzle is distinctive and interlocks perfectly. Why You'll Love It: Take a trip to the jungle, piece by piece. Age: 12 years and up Features Pieces with nice matted finish that makes handling easier Fully interlocking and unique pieces Builds small motor skills, picture recognition and task completion Unique design encourages eye-to-hand coordination Recommended Ages:12 – 15
Melody has the most wonderful friend in her dreams. They do all sorts of magical things together. But when Melody wakes up, she's back in the real world, where she hasn't yet made a friend. Then her dream friend inspires her to make some moves that help Melody's dream of friendship come true. Talented author-illustrator You Byun's sparkling debut is full of delightful details and fantastic scenes that children will want to pour over again and again.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 2/21/2013Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
Antelopes leap! Elephants roam! Lions stalk and zebras gallop! Wild creatures from all over the African continent scamper through the pages of this delightful book, giving beginning readers a fascinating way to learn the alphabet while discovering some of their favorite animals. Award-winning filmmakers and photographers Dereck and Beverly Joubert bring their vivid images of African wildlife to this superbly engaging alphabet book.Readers will find brief that text offers basic information about each animal alongside each letter and the corresponding wildlife photo. In some cases, more than one creature represents a particular letter. In a market filled with animal books, this high-interest choice stands out for the power of its photography, the track record of its authors who have won critical acclaim for previous childrenÕs titles, the tremendous kid-appeal of African animals, and the proven reliability of the National Geographic brand.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 5/10/2011Pages: 48Reading Level: Age 2 and Up
Schleich African Animals Series 1 Playfully experience Africa's animal kingdom: ferocious crocodiles, playful meerkats and all of their friends Set Includes Hippopotamus Crocodile Ostrich African Black Rhino Meerkat Pups Product Measures: 6" x 5" x 3.75" Recommended Ages: 3-10 years
Schleich African Animals Series 4 Playfully experience Africa's Animal Kingdom: playful Zebras, majestic Elephants and all their friends Set IncludesMale ZebraMale African ElephantMale LionFemale GiraffeFemale Gorilla with babyProduct Measures: 5.5" x 4.5" x 4"Recommended Ages: 3-10 years
Experience a trip of a lifetime on an African safari via Katie's diary. Experience the thrill of joining rangers and seeing wild animals up close. Children able to read on their own will be eager to delve into African Adventure.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 1/20/2014Pages: 48Reading Level: Age 7 and Up
Hear voices contemporary and classic as selected by New York Times bestselling author Nikki Giovanni. Award-winning poet and writer Nikki Giovanni takes on the impossible task of selecting 100 best African American works from classic and contemporary poets. Out of necessity, Giovanni admits she cheats a little, seletcing a larger, less round number. The result is this startingly vibrant collection that spans from historic to modern, from structured to freeform, and reflects the rich roots and visionary future of African American verse. These magnetic poems are an exciting mix of most-loved classics and daring new writing. From Gwendolyn Brooks and Langston Hughes to Tupac Shakur, Natasha Trethewey, and many others, the voice of a culture comes through in this collection, one that is as talented, diverse, and varied as it's people.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 11/1/2010Pages: 256Reading Level: Age 16 and Up
Play Visions Riley The African Penguin In 2005, Play Visions acquired the Cascade Toy Ltd., a well known brand of top quality plush toys. Cascade Toy has spent many years bringing the consumer high quality plush toys at a reasonable price. In addition, Cascade Toy has been a proud financial contributor towards many animal conservation efforts. In 2007, the combination of the innovative design teams of Cascade Toy and Play Visions introduced a totally unique line of plush animals, Zibbies -Fun plush characters with super spiky stretchy hair and Stretch Zoo -Soft plush animals with amazing elastic limbs. In 2008, Floogles TM were introduced which feature unique sounds when they are wiggled. Stay tuned for more Crazy yet Cuddly designs for years to come. Enjoy this Fun Loving Riley the African Penguin.Recommended Ages:5 – 9
It's December 24th, and the old farmer settles down for a winter's nap, wondering how Christmas can come when there is no snow! It is in his dream that he imagines a snowstorm coming and covering him and his animalsnamed One, Two, Three, Four and Fivein a snowy blanket. But when the farmer awakens, he finds that it has really snowed outside, and now he remembers something! Putting on his red suit, he goes outside, puts some gifts under the tree for his animals, and presses a button near a Christmas tree, creating a most surprising musical treat for children everywhere. "Few in number are the parents who have made it through their toddler's years on just one copy of Carle's The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Dream Snow has similar ingredients: a simple story, lively collage-like illustrations and a fun gimmick for little hands . . ." Time "This is a simple, well-told story about a simple farmer. . . . Viewers. . . will want to get their hands on it." The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books "Carle fans and toddlers learning the basics will . . . enjoy the gentle text and creative design features." Booklist "The pictures are in Carle's trademark richly colored and textured collages that capture the snowy magic of Christmas." Kirkus ReviewsBook Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 9/25/2000Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 2 and Up
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