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Magic Tree House #11: Lions at Lunchtime

Magic Tree House #11

by Mary Pope Osborne & Sal Murdocca

Jack and Annie are ready for their next fantasy adventure in the bestselling middle-grade series—the Magic Tree House!

"Where are the lions?"

Jack wonders when the Magic Tree House whisks him and his sister...

A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story

by Linda Sue Park

From the Newbery medalist Linda Sue Park, a mesmerizing novel based on a true story.

Chanda's Secrets

by Allan Stratton

An unforgettable novel about family, loyalty and survival in sub-Saharan Africa--now a major motion picture (Life, Above All).

The Egypt Game

by Zilpha Keatley Snyder & Alton Raible

The first time Melanie Ross meets April Hall, she’s not sure they have anything in common. But she soon discovers that they both love anything to do with ancient Egypt. When they stumble upon a deserted storage...

Mamba Point

by Kurtis Scaletta

When his dad gets a job at the U.S. embassy in Liberia, twelve-year-old Linus Tuttle knows it's his chance for a fresh start. Instead of being his typical anxious self, from now on he'll be cooler and bolder:...


by Babette Brown

While Nelson Mandela spends the second year of his life sentence in prison, wealthy and privileged Jessica is out shopping with her best friend, unaware of the suffering around her. But when the mysterious Ben...

Treasure Hunters: Danger Down the Nile FREE PREVIEW EDITION (The First 3 Chapters)

by James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein & Juliana Neufeld

The sequel to James Patterson's bestselling series launch Treasure Hunters is another hilarious, hair-raising and highly-illustrated adventure for the First Family of Action!

Bick Kidd and his globe-trotting...

Cartwheeling in Thunderstorms

by Katherine Rundell & Melissa Castrillón

Even a life on the untamed plains of Africa can’t prepare Wilhelmina for the wilds of an English boarding school in this lovely and lyrical novel from the author of Rooftoppers, which Booklist called “a...

How Loud Can a Dragonfly Roar?

by Tiffany Root

Dora, Mike, and Lydia are three dragonfly friends from the Association of Insect Researchers who embark on a journey to Africa to research lions. Filled with interesting facts about lions and insects interwoven...

So Much for Democracy

by Kari Jones

The political upheaval in Ghana in 1979 puts Astrid and the rest of her Canadian family at risk.

Larondo and the Arodan

by Sunny Ekhalume Ozimede & Laurie Barrows

This is a children's story that takes us through a day in the life of a child in a West African village. Larondo is eight years old and he likes to play outside. But sometimes he gets in his mother's way. Larondo's...

Blue Gold

by Elizabeth Stewart

Coltan, or "blue gold," is a rare mineral used in making cell phones and computers. Across continents, the lives of three teen girls are affected by the "blue gold" trade.

Blood Runner

by James Riordan

Samuel's parents and young sister, innocent bystanders during an uprising, are killed by South African police. Samuel is sent to live with his uncle, a tribal chief in the Bantu homeland, while his brother vows...

The Talented and Gifted : African Writers Series

by William Kosgei


Out of a small African village, rises a hero and sports legend. The Talented and Gifted: African Writers Series features a short story about a school boy who becomes a hero in the small town of Bamba....

Oh, Dear!

by Peggy Lincoln


Oh, Dear! What will they do? The characters in this imaginative children's book are either animals or humans who face an imminent dilemma.

How they choose to manage the problem is up to them. They...

Escape Under the Forever Sky

by Eve Yohalem

Loosely based on real-life events, this suspenseful story, by a debut novelist, is also funny and touching and will have readers riveted from start to finish. Lucy's mother is the U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia,...

Kalyna's Song

by Lisa Grekul

Colleen Lutzak, a talented young Ukrainian musician from northern Alberta, struggles to maintain a sense of identity as her awareness of the world expands.

The Last Leopard

by St. John, Lauren

Martine, her grandmother, and her best friend, Ben, are off to Zimbabwe to help her grandmother's friend, Sadie, run a hotel in the Matobo Hills. But when they arrive, Martine realizes that Sadie's got serious...

Out of Bounds: Seven Stories of Conflict and Hope

by Beverley Naidoo

We are the young people,

We will not be broken!

We demand freedom

And say

"Away with slavery

In our land of Africa!"

For almost fifty years apartheid forced the young people of South Africa to live apart as Blacks,...

Burn My Heart

by Beverley Naidoo

What does it mean to be loyal?

Mathew and Mugo, two boys—one white, one black—share an uneasy friendship in Kenya in the 1950s. They're friends even though Mathew's dad owns the land and everything on it....