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5 Books to Read for International Children's Book Day

By Nkem Egenuka on Tue, 02/04/2019 - 17:50

International Children's Book Day is celebrated to inspire a love of reading in children and paying close attention to their books.

These days, it may seem that children do not read anymore. However, a good book always attracts children. Below are must reads for children and teenagers.

 

HOW THE LEOPARD GOT HIS CLAWS BY CHINUA ACHEBE

In the beginning, all the animals lived as friends. Their king, the leopard, was strong but gentle and wise. Only Dog had sharp teeth, and only he scoffed at the other animals’ plan to build a common shelter for resting out of the rain. The dog later attacks the leopard and takes over as king. The leopard returned to regain his throne after visiting the black smith…

 

ANYA GOES TO NIGERIA BY NIKKO FUNGCHUNG

Anya travels the world learning about people and cultures in different countries. With the help of Anya's magic globe, young readers can experience the world, learn new things and meet new friends…

 

CHICKEN IN THE KITCHEN BY NNEDI OKORAFOR

Anyaugo wakes up one night to find the shadow of a giant chicken passing her bedroom door. She follows it and embarks on a fun-filled adventure where nothing is quite as it seems. Is the mischievous giant chicken a friend or a foe?; would Anyaugo be able to save the food for the New Yam Festival the next day?...

 

IFE'S FIRST HAIRCUT BY IFEOMA ONYEFULU 

Chineze thinks her little brother Ife's hair is messy! But soon it's time for Ife to have his first haircut. Uncle Mike very carefully cuts Ife's hair with his scissors and a comb, and afterwards there's a party for Chineze and her family to celebrate Ife's very first haircut…

 

GIRL COURAGEOUS BY MOFOLUWASO ILEVBARE

Girl Courageous is a young girl’s guide to finding purpose. The author blends stories from my life as a young girl with success principles and action triggers that would appeal to a girl aged 8 to 19. The author aims to trigger a hunger for finding purpose TODAY rather than later.

 

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