Africa Books for Kids

For our Africa unit study during our homeschool year’s theme of countries and cultures we read some really great books. We studied the grasslands and African animals as well. Some of our favorite books were the books about real people that have made the world a better place like Wangari Maathai, the first African woman and environmentalist to win a Nobel Peace Prize. These Africa books for kids made a rich and full unit study of Africa. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again–curling up on the couch together during our read aloud time is my favorite part of our homeschool day. I hope this list of Africa Books for Kids inspires some great time on the couch for you and your kids.

Read these Africa Books for Kids for a great Africa unit study

Africa Books for Kids

Use this list to help you plan your Africa unit study and use it for when you go to the library. There are some really great books on the list that are not to be missed! *Affiliate links are present.

 Atlas of Africa Africa (Eyewitness Books) Ancient Africa Modern Africa Seven Natural Wonders of Africa I Dreamed of Flying Like a Bird: My Adventures Photographing Wild Animals from a Helicopter African Culture Only the Mountains Do Not Move: A Maasai Story of Culture and Conservation Meet Our New Student From Nigeria S is for South Africa Spotlight on South Africa Meet Our New Student from South Africa Welcome to South Africa Recipe and Craft Guide to South Africa Traditional Crafts from Africa African Crafts: Fun Things to Make and Do from West Africa African Animal Alphabet Endangered Animals of Africa Kingdom: Savage Safari African Animals Elephant Zebra Amazing Animals: Lions Amazing Animals: Tigers Amazing Animals: Jaguars Meerkats Savanna Food Chains African Acrostics: A Word in Edgeways Little Big Ears: The Story of Ely Can You Spot the Leopard?: African Masks Adventures of Riley #1: Safari in South Africa Living in . . . South Africa Nelson Mandela: Nelson Mandela Peaceful Protest: The Life of Nelson Mandela Nelson Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom Emmanuel’s Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah The Watcher: Jane Goodall’s Life with the Chimps Me . . . Jane Wangari’s Trees of Peace: A True Story from Africa Seeds of Change: Planting a Path To Peace Planting the Trees of Kenya: The Story of Wangari Maathai Mama Miti: Wangari Maathai and the Trees of Kenya The Mangrove Tree: Planting Trees to Feed Families One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of the Gambia Uncommon Traveler: Mary Kingsley in Africa African Princess: The Amazing Lives of Africa’s Royal Women Owen & Mzee: Language Of Friendship Mama for Owen This Is the Tree Here Is the African Savanna Jambo, Watoto!: Hello Children! The Jungle Grapevine Africans Thought of It: Amazing Innovations The Herd Boy The Song of Six Birds Rain Where’s Jamela? What’s Cooking, Jamela? A Song for Jamela I Saw Your Face Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain We All Went On Safari Mama Panya’s Pancakes Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People’s Ears: A West African Tale Safari Lions at Lunchtime (Magic Tree House, No. 11) I Lost My Tooth in Africa Honey… Honey… Lion! A Story from Africa Soccer World: South Africa: Explore the World Through Soccer The First Bear in Africa! Doctor De Soto Goes to Africa Jungle Drums Kidogo Sivu’s Six Wishes: A Taoist Tale Meet Me at the Moon Under the Baobab Tree Flat Stanley’s Worldwide Adventure #6 – The African Safari Discovery Forget-Me-Not Home Now Next Stop–Zanzibar Road! Welcome to Zanzibar Road There Was a Tree Your Moon, My Moon: A Grandmother’s Words to a Faraway Child Africa Calling, Nighttime Falling Elsina’s Clouds Goal! Mama Panya’s Pancakes Africa Dream Jaha and Jamil Went Down the Hill: An African Mother Goose Baby Baboon Lazy Lion Tricky Tortoise Lake Of the Big Snake Big Boy Catch That Goat! We’re Going on a Lion Hunt Galimoto A South African Night If You Should Hear a Honey Guide Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters : An African Tale Pretty Salma: A Little Red Riding Hood Story from Africa Anansi Goes Fishing A Stork in a Baobab Tree: An African 12 Days of Christmas Water Hole Waiting Bashi, Elephant Baby Who Made Me? Over in the Grasslands One Hen: How One Small Loan Made a Big Difference The Hunterman and the Crocodile: A West African Folktale The Village That Vanished Count Your Way Through Africa Count Your Way Through Zimbabwe Two Ways to Count to Ten: A Liberian Folktale Count Your Way Through South Africa Count Your Way Through Kenya Count Your Way Through Egypt Deep in the Sahara One Child One Seed: A South African Counting Book Count on Your Fingers African Style Anna Hibiscus’ Song Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People’s Ears: A West African Tale Halala means welcome! : a book of Zulu words Emeka’s Gift: An African Counting Story Moja Means One: Swahili Counting Book Africa Is My Home: A Child of the Amistad Elephants of Africa Riley Mae and the Sole Fire Safari The Twelve Dancing Princesses This Is the Mountain Chee-Lin: A Giraffe’s Journey Dear Baobab Hippos Are Huge! The Warm Place Emily the Giraffe Muktar and the Camels Chirchir Is Singing The Matatu A Kenya Christmas For You Are a Kenyan Child Lila and the Secret of Rain First Come the Zebra African Animals ABC The Spirit of the Maasai Man Pinduli How Many Spots Does a Leopard Have?: An African Folktale Two Ways to Count to Ten: A Liberian Folktale Somewhere in Africa Mary Slessor: Forward into Calabar (Christian Heroes: Then & Now) David Livingstone: Africa’s Trailblazer (Christian Heroes: Then & Now)

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Read these Africa Books for Kids for a great Africa unit study

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