Africa Resource List

Books

  • Collections:
    • Stories from Around the World
    • National Geographic Book of Animal Poetry: 200 poems with photographs that squeak, soar and roar!
    • Around the World in 80 Tales
  • A South African Night
  • Africa is Not a Country
  • African Princess: the amazing lives of Africa’s royal women
  • Amazing Africa: projects you can build yourself
  • Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain: a Nandi tale
  • Emeka’s Gift: an African counting story
  • Home Now
  • I lost my tooth in Africa
  • Jambo means hello: a Swahili alphabet book
  • Mama Panya’s Pancakes: a village tale from KEnya
  • Mirror
  • My name is Blessing
  • My rows and piles of coins
  • Owen and Mzee: The True Story of a Remarkable Friendship
  • September Roses
  • The Butter Man
  • The Elephant Keeper: caring for orphaned elephants in Zambia
  • The Lion’s Whiskers: an Ethiopian folktale
  • Voyage to the Pharos
  • Water Hole Waiting
  • Why Mosquitos Buzz in People’s Ears: a West African Tale

 

Movies

  • Zarafa (highly recommend!!)
  • Binta & the Great Idea
  • The Lion King

TV

  • Wild Kratts
    • season 1: 1, 3, 10, 17, 18, 23, 25, 26, 27, 30. 35, 40
    • season 2: 1, 2, 3, 4, 6
    • season 3: 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22
    • season 4: 4, 5, 23, 24
  • Amazon Prime:
    • New Dimension Media:
      • Nelson Mandela
      • South Africa
      • Ivory Coast: My House on the Ivory Coast
      • Burundi: Nsengiyuma in Burundi
      • Morocco: Djalil in Morocco
      • Ivory Coast: Lasso and his Balafon
      • Senegal: Cheik in Senegal
      • Senegal: Nialle in Senegal
    • Continents of the World: Africa
    • Travel with Kids: season 5 episode 12 & 13 – South Africa
  • Netflix:
    • Planet Earth: Fresh Water. Deserts, Great Plains
    • Queen of Katwe
    • BBC Earth: Africa
    • BBC: Nature’s Great Events

 

Audio

  • Book:
    • Nelson Mandela’s Favourite African Folktales (HIGHLY RECOMMEND)
  • CD:
    • Ella Jenkins: Multicultural Kids Songs (a Smithsonian Folkways CD)
    • Best Multicultural Songs for Kids
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