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Atinuke

  • 5 stars across 28 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 atinuke-author.weebly.com.

    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 angelabrooksbank.com. 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... More

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    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... More

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    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.... More

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    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... More

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    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... More

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    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 ... More

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    1st October 2007

    Anna Hibiscus

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

    (2 reviews)
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    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... More

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    2nd October 2014

    The No. 1 Car Spotter Goes to School

    Oluwalase Babatunde Benson is the No. 1 car spotter in his village - probably the world! In this fourth book ab... More

    (1 review)
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    2nd June 2016

    Double Trouble for Anna Hibiscus!

    "Anna Hibiscus," whispers her father. "Come and see..." "Babies!" says Anna. "Two babies! From the stellar team... More

    (1 review)
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