Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Mansa Musa by Khephra Burns and Illustrated by Leo & Diane Dillon

Mansa Musa by Khephra Burns

Illustrated by Leo & Diane Dillon


When an evening celebration in his village is disrupted by the cries of slave raiders, young Kankan Musa runs to find his spear, but in a moment he is taken. Suddenly, the world he has known is gone. Is he to be a slave? Or will destiny carry this son of a proud people to a different future?


What a most delightful story about the great Malian lion king Mansa Musa. I loved this book so much that I am in the process of learning more about this great king!

This is one of the most gorgeous children's books that I have reviewed! I just couldn't stop reading. I felt transformed to that time period as I read the book and looked at the rich beautiful pictures that certainly showcased the rich grandeur that Mansa Musa brought to the world!

Caldecott Medalists have woven their magic in this must have book!

I VERY highly recommend this book to all children of all races! Everyone needs to learn about the great Mansa Musa! 

This is a must have for all school, home, public, and private libraries... You won't be disappointed!!!!!!!!!!

Until the next time!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Happy reading!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
A children's book a day, keeps the scary monster away!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, July 6, 2015

4th of July Books

Happy 4th of July!

Here are some of the more popular books that childtren in our libraries were reading during the 4th of July holiday weekend.


Independence Day by David F. Marx

Fourth of July Mice by Bethany Roberts and Illustrated by Doug Cushman

Independence Day by Rebecca Rissman

Celebration! by Jane Resh Thomas and Illustrated by Raul Colon

Happy Birthday America by Marsha Wilson Chall and Illustrated by Guy Porfirio

Let us know your favorites!

Happy Reading!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Until the next time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

A children's book a day, keeps the scary monster away!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!