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Welcome To Kenya

Title: Welcome to Kenya Author: Roseline Ngcheong-Lum and Victoria Derr Publishing Company: Gareth Stevens, Inc. Number of Pages: 48 Reading Level: Grade 2/age 7+ Original Publishing Date: 2000 Summary: This is a textbook intended for children in grade 2.  There…

Passages – Photographs in Africa

Passages – Photographs in Africa

Title: Passages – Photographs in Africa Author: Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher Publishing Company: Harry N. Abrams Number of Pages: 112 Original Publishing Date: August 2000 Summary: This book is best described as a coffee table book.  The pictures depict…

The Maneaters of Tsavo By Col. Patterson

The railway in Kenya was built around the turn of the 20th century. The idea was to have a train go from Mombasa to the port on Lake Victoria, which is in Kisumu, Kenya. The British press dubbed it the…

Lonely Planet Kenya

Lonely Planet Publications has put out it’s fourth edition of Kenya. This is a travel guide. In fact, it’s an excellent travel guide. The first thing I do when I get any book is flip through it. As I flipped…

Joshua’s Masai Mask By Dakari Hru

Title:Joshua’s Masai Mask Author: Dakari Hru Illustrator: Anna Rich Number of Pages: 29 Reading Level: Ages 4-8 Publishing Company: Lee& Low Books Inc. Original Publishing Date: 1993 Summary: Joshua’s Masai Mask is a children’s book about a young African (possibly…

Jambo Means Hello, Swahili Alphabet Book By Muriel Feelings

Jambo Means Hello, Swahili Alphabet Book By Muriel Feelings

Title: Jambo Means Hello, Swahili Alphabet Book Author: Muriel Feelings Illustrator: Tom Feelings Number of Pages: 56 Reading Level: Preschool Publishing Company: Dial Books for Young Readers Original Publishing Date: 1974 Summary: This book gives a word in Swahili for…

Festivals of the World: Kenya

Title: Festivals of the World – Kenya Author: Falaq Kagda Publishing Company: Gareth Stevens, Inc. Number of Pages: 32 Reading Level: Grade 3/age 8+ Original Publishing Date: 1997 Summary: This colorful book is a text book intended for a school…

Elephant Memories By Cynthia Moss

Elephant Memories By Cynthia Moss

Cynthia Moss spent thirteen years in Amboseli National Reserve studying the elephants there. The book Elephant Memories is the culmination of her work. Cynthia writes about the elephants as if they were her friends or her family. She is obviously…

I Dreamed of Africa By Kuki Gallmann

I Dreamed of Africa By Kuki Gallmann

I read the book “I Dreamed of Africa” by Kuki Gallmann before I saw the movie. Kuki admits in her book that her writing is her therapy. She’s been keeping journals for her entire life. In her book, you really…

Countries of the World: Kenya

Title: Countries of the World: Kenya Author: Victoria Derr Publishing Company: Gareth Stevens, Inc. Number of Pages: 96 Reading Level: Junior High School Original Publishing Date: 1999 Summary: This is a textbook meant for junior high school students.  It covers…