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  • 5 stars across 31 books
Atinuke is a Nigerian storyteller. She draws upon her recent ancestry from Yoruba land, England and Wales, and more ancient origins in Spain, Portugal and China, to tell stories from both the world of folktales and contemporary life. She has written many Anna Hibiscus Racing Read titles and picture books, as well as the series entitled No. 1 Car Spotter. She lives in Newport, Pembrokeshire with her husband and two sons. Find her online at

Angela Brooksbank worked as a designer and art director in the children's book industry before undertaking an MA at the Cambridge School of Art, and turning her hand to her own illustration. About her picture book inspiration, Angela says, "I am constantly inspired by children's energy and unique response to life and hope that my work conveys some of their playful spirit." Baby Goes to Market, written by Atinuke, was her debut picture book. Find her online at Angela lives in London.
7th January 2021

Too Small Tola and the Three Fine Girls

Three charming stories about a young girl who lives in a flat in Lagos with her sister, Moji, who is very clever; her br... MoreToo Small Tola and the Three Fine Girls

(11 reviews) Review
1st July 2017

Baby Goes to Market

Join Baby and his mama at the bustling marketplace for a bright, bouncy read-aloud offering a gentle introduction to num... MoreBaby Goes to Market

(6 reviews) Review
5th June 2014

Splash, Anna Hibiscus!

Anna Hibiscus lives in Africa, amazing Africa - and today she is going o the beach with her family. All she wants to... MoreSplash, Anna Hibiscus!

(4 reviews) Review
2nd August 2012

Anna Hibiscus' Song

A beautiful, vibrant story, with rich colours and words that sing right off the page. This is the first picture... MoreAnna Hibiscus' Song

(4 reviews) Review
3rd October 2019

Africa, Amazing Africa: Country by Country

A first, personal introduction to the Africa continent for young children aged 4+ from Nigerian storyteller Atinuke.... MoreAfrica, Amazing Africa: Country by Country

(4 reviews) Review
31st August 2023

Brilliant Black British History

'I started reading and couldn't put it down. It's the kind of book I wish I'd had when I was a kid' Joseph Coelho, Child... MoreBrilliant Black British History

(4 reviews) Review
2nd July 2020

Catch That Chicken!

Fast, brave Lami has to learn to do quick thinking, not quick running, if she wants to stay best chicken catcher in ... MoreCatch That Chicken!

(3 reviews) Review
1st October 2007

Anna Hibiscus

A collection of four linked stories of family life set in modern west Africa.Anna Hibiscus lives in amazing Africa with ... MoreAnna Hibiscus

(2 reviews) Review
2nd January 2020

Too Small Tola

Tola may be small, but she's very determined. Three delightful stories about Too Small Tola, a young girl w... MoreToo Small Tola

(2 reviews) Review
7th July 2022

Too Small Tola Gets Tough

Tola may be small, but she's very determined! Too Small Tola lives in a flat in Lagos with her sister, Moji, ... MoreToo Small Tola Gets Tough

(2 reviews) Review
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