Well, it’s time for my post about our week learning about East Africa during our year-long study of Children Around the World with Winter Promise curriculum. But when I sat down to type up the post, I realized it was going to be MASSIVE because we found so many books about this part of the world! So I decided to split it into two posts for sanity’s sake so today I’ll just be sharing the books we found about East Africa, and then next week, I’ll share the activities we did.
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I’ve been doing a Kindle search every week as we embark on our new area of study, but I have never encountered so many quality books as I did for East Africa. Something about East Africa must be very inspiring for authors of children’s books! So here is our massive list of books about Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Burundi, Rwanda, and Tanzania.
With Two Hands: True Stories of God at Work in Ethiopia by Rebecca Davis
Under and African Sky: The Unusual Life of a Missionaries’ Kid in Ethiopia by Julene Hodges Schroeder
Rodge Podge: The Silver and Blue Flyer by Shaun Stewart
Into Africa with 3 Kids, 13 Crates, and a Husband by Ann Patras
This one has a sequel called More Into Africa if you’re interested.
My Home is Kenya by Esther Nyambura
Msomi and Me by Brian Connell
This one also has a sequel called Elephants are People Too.
Miracle at Tenwek: The Life of Dr. Ernie Steury by Gregg Lewis
Lexie’s Adventure in Kenya: Love is Patient by Susan G. Mathis
Welcome to Kenya by Patrick Ryan
Kay Kay’s Alphabet Safari by Dana Sullivan
Just Tagging Along with Jesus to Kenya, Africa: The Children by Susan Smith
Jasmine’s Safari Adventure by Joneen Copeland
If You Were Me and Lived in…Kenya by Carole P. Roman
Heartprints of Africa: A Family’s Story of Faith, Love, Adventure, and Turmoil by Cinda Adams Brooks
Firefly from Africa by Emmanuel A. Bosn
Crocs by Mary-Margaret Patterson
Christophe’s Story by Nicki Cornwell
Beneath the Rainbow: A Collection of Children’s Stories and Poems from Kenya by various authors
Baby Elephant’s Safari by Aunty Kiko
Aria the World Traveler: Kenya by Anna S. Kim
A Tasty Maandazi by Kwame Nyong’o
A Kenyan Christmas by Aunty Kiko
Have fun reading about East Africa! We sure did! And please come back next week to see how we made a model of a Maasai mud hut, made some beautiful notebooking pages, and had some delicious food.
Please check out our Children Around the World landing page to see all the other places we’ve learned about so far!