A is for Ampe: An Alphabet Book from Ghana by Kathy Knowles; photos by Bruce Hildebrand & Kathy Knowles
ISBN: 0-9780156-0-6, ages 2-5

One Little Crab: A Counting Book from Ghana by Kathy Knowles; photos by Bruce Hildebrand & Kathy Knowles
ISBN: 0-9780156-1-4, ages 2-5

Open and Closed: A Book of Opposites from Ghana by Kathy Knowles
ISBN: 978-0-9783384-3-5, ages 2-5

Where is the Star: A Book of Shapes from Ghana by Kathy Knowles
ISBN: 978-0-9783384-4-2, ages 2-5

My Book of Stripes by Kathy Knowles
ISBN: 978-0-9868383-9-2, ages 2-5
 

My Blue Book by Kathy Knowles
ISBN: 978-0-9780156-5-7, ages 2-5
“I like blue. The sky is blue. The soap is blue… Byebye blue.”

My Green Book by Kathy Knowles
ISBN: 978-0-9780156-6-4, ages 2-5
I like green. The shorts are green. The ball is green… Bye-bye green.

My Yellow Book by Kathy Knowles
ISBN: 978-0-9780156-7-1, ages 2-5
I like yellow. The cloth is yellow. The skirts are yellow… Bye-bye yellow.”

My Red Book by Kathy Knowles
ISBN: 978-0-9780156-4-0, ages 2-5
I like red. The lorry is red. The school bag is red… Bye-bye red.”

My Pink Book by Kathy Knowles
ISBN: 978-0-9809437-9-5, ages 2-5
I like pink. The doll is pink. The cup is pink… Bye-bye pink.”

My Orange Book by Kathy Knowles
ISBN:978-0-9809437-8-8, ages 2-5
I like orange. The comb is orange. The cap is orange… Bye-bye orange.”

My Violet Book by Kathy Knowles
ISBN: 978-0-9868383-0-9, ages 2-5
I like violet. The shirt is violet. The cup is violet… Bye-bye violet.”

My White Book by Kathy Knowles
ISBN: 978-1-928093-09-1, ages 2-5
I like white The soap is white. The shoes are  white… Bye-bye white.

Abena and the Corn Seed by Vivian Amanor; illustrations by Vivian Amanor & Anu Guha-Thakurta
ISBN: 978-1-9288093-01-5, hardcover, ages 4-8
An aging king looks for a bride for his only son and assigns a task to determine who will receive this honour.

Abena and the Magic Plant by Vivian Amanor; illustrations by Joan Rankin
ISBN: 978-1-928093-006-0, hardcover $15, ages 5-10
A king’s only son is deathly ill. A maid in his palace knows of a magical plant and seeks to find it.

Otu Goes to Sea by Noreen Mian; photos by Kathy Knowles
ISBN: 978-0-9783384-0-4, ages 5-10
Otu goes fishing with his father and grandfather as generations before him have done.

Mumaizu and the Hippos by Kathy Knowles
ISBN: 978-0-9868383-1-6, ages 5-7
Mumaizu joins his father to visit the Wechiau Hippo Sanctuary.

All About Ama by Kathy Knowles
ISBN: 978-0-9809437-4-0, ages 2-5
Ama points to parts of her body. Simple text accompanies each picture.

Jennifer Goes to the Library by Kathy Knowles
ISBN: 978-1-928093-00-8, ages: 2-5
 Jennifer prepares to go to the library where her mother works as a librarian. 

Twins Together by Kathy Knowles
ISBN 978-1-928093-05-3, ages: 2-5
Four-year-old twins in a Ghanaian village go about their daily lives together. 

My Animal Book by Kathy Knowles & Vivian Amanor
ISBN: 978-0-986383-7-8
A board book for babies with textile illustrations.

Emmanuella’s Special Day by Kathy Knowles
ISBN: 978-1-928093-04-6
A board book for babies celebrates Ghana’s customary naming ceremony.

This book is not available in Canada unless requested.

Angie by Kathy Knowles (English and English/Dangme editions)
ISBN: 978-1-928093-10-7
A board book for babies featuring Angie’s day to day life.

My Food Book by Kathy Knowles (English and English/Dangme editions)
ISBN: 978-1-928093-12-1
A board book for babies with foods found along Ghana’s coast.

My Happy Book by Kathy Knowles
ISBN: 978-0-9809437-6-4, hardcover, ages 2-6
Photographs capture happy moments with Peace. 

Crocodile Bread by Kathy Knowles
ISBN: 978-0-9783384-9-7, hardcover, ages 5-8
Francesca follows her grandmother as she makes delicious crocodile bread.

Mimi’s Purse by Kathy Knowles
Also in Twi Mimi Pɛɛse
ISBN: 978-1-928093-08-4, hardcover, ages 3-10
Mimi wears lively dresses and keeps her home spic and span. One day her granddaughter visits and sees that things are not the same.

Kente for a King Original Ghanaian story by Angela Christian and retold by Kathy Knowles; illustrations by Edmund Opare
ISBN: 978-0-9809437-7-1, hardcover, ages 7-10
A weaver from Bonwire creates a magnificent kente cloth for his beloved king.
Only available in Ghana.

Akosua’s Gift Original Ghanaian story by Angela Christian and retold by Kathy Knowles; illustrations by Edmund Opare
ISBN: 978-0-9868383-3-0, ages 7-10
Children’s Africana Book Award (Notable designation)
Akosua makes a clay pot to present to her sister on her wedding day.
Copies unavailable in Ghana. To be reprinted in November 2020.

Nana and Me by Kathy Knowles; illustrations by Edmund Opare
ISBN: 978-1-928093-02-2, ages 2-7
Children’s African Book Award (Honour designation)
Ghanaian children describe their grandmothers in their own words

Nii and Me by Kathy Knowles; illustrations by Edmund Opare
ISBN: 978-1-928093-15-2, ages 2-7
Ghanaian children describe their grandfathers in their own words.

See You Later by Kathy Knowles and illustrations by Edmund Opare
ISBN: 978-0-9868383-8-5, ages: 2-5
Enjoy the farewell wishes of Alligator and his friend Crocodile.

City Sounds by Kathy Knowles and illustrated by Edmund Opare
ISBN 978-1-928093-07-7, ages: 2-5
Edmund Opare received the inaugural IBBY Meshack Asare Illustration Prize for this book. 
Read about sounds heard in the vibrant, bustling community of Nima, Accra.

The Many Faces of Zainabu by Kathy Knowles
ISBN: 978-0-9868383-6-1, ages 5-8
Zainabu’s expressions are accompanied with text describing the same.

The Lucky One by Deborah Cowley; photos by Kathy Knowles
ISBN: 9781928093039, ages 5-8
Massawudu’s chance meeting with a Canadian filmmaker changes his life.

Just Call Me Brother by Deborah Cowley
ISBN: 978-0-9868383-2-3, ages 8-12
Brother Tarcisius was born in the Netherlands and travelled to Ghana in 1961. Soon after he opened the Orthopedic Training Centre.

Peter’s Wish by Kathy Knowles
ISBN: 978-0-9809437-1-9, ages 7-11
Poaching is a major problem in Tanzania. Peter’s father works for an anti-poaching team.. 

Maria’s Wish by Kathy Knowles
ISBN: 978-0-9809437-0-2, ages 7-11
Deforestation is a major problem in Tanzania. Maria’s family takes care of their village tree nursery.

Fati and the Honey Tree Osu Library Fund; illustrated by Therson Boadu
Publisher: Sub-Saharan Publishers, Accra
ISBN: 9988-550-37-5, ages 5-7
Fati is an inquisitive girl who climbs a mango tree despite her father’s warning not to do so.

Fati and the Soup Pot Osu Library Fund; illustrations by Eric Nii Addy
Publisher: Sub-Saharan Publishers, Accra
ISBN: 978-9988-647-24-7, ages 5-7
Fati helps her mother prepare soup and is tempted.

literacy Changed My Life series

Hanatu, a Seamstress, Learns to Read by Martha Helgerson; photos by Bruce Hildebrand & Kathy Knowles
ISBN: 0-9780156-2-2
Hanatu attends literacy classes where she learns to read and write. A photo glossary is included. 

Veronica, a Caterer, Learns to Read by Marty Helgerson; photos by Kathy Knowles
ISBN: 978-0-9783384-2-8
Veronica attends literacy classes where she learns to read and write. A photo glossary is included along with a cake recipe.

Ebenezer, a Welder, Learns to Read by Martha Helgerson; photos by Kathy Knowles
ISBN: 978-0-9783384-1-1
Ebenezer attends literacy classes where he learns to read and write. A photo glossary is included. 

The Library Tree: How a Canadian Woman Brought the Joy of Reading to a Generation of African Children by Deborah Cowley
Publisher: Great Plains Publication, 2013
ISBN: 9781926531830

2021 Book Order forms

1. OCLF order form for books bought in Ghana
2.OCLF-2021-book-order-form-for-Canadians
3.OCLF-2021-book-order-form-for-Americans
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