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The Giant Turnip
  • Handa's Surprise

    Author: Eileen Browne
    Publisher: Walker Books

    Glorious images of an African village convey the sights, smells and colours of the landscape, its animals and its food in a story told as much through pictures as through words.

  • The Giant Turnip

    Author: Henriette Barkow Illustrator: Richard Johnson
    Publisher: Mantra Lingua

    The children in Miss Honeywood's class decide to grow vegetables in their school garden. What a shock they get when they discover a huge turnip that they are unable to move.

  • The Animal Boogie

    Author: Stella Blackstone Illustrator: Debbie Harter
    Publisher: Barefoot Books

    Boogie along with the jungle inhabitants who flap, shake, flap and slide their way through this colourful book

  • Fruits: a Caribbean Counting Poem

    Author: Valerie Bloom Illustrator: David Axtell
    Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books

    From half a pawpaw to five jew-plums through to ten bananas, this girl’s love of Caribbean fruits is so infectious that you can almost taste the juice dribbling down your chin.

  • J is for Jamaica

    Author: Benjamin Zephaniah & Prodeepta Das
    Publisher: Frances Lincoln

    Welcome to this whistle-stop tour of Jamaica - from A for Ackee to Z for Zinc.

  • One, Two, Tree!

    Author: Anushka Ravishankar and Sirish Rao Illustrator: Durga Bai
    Publisher: Tara Publishing

    This is an unusual and creative counting book. The pictures reflect the tribal traditions of central India, and the tree fills up with animals as the story progresses.

  • My Granny Went to Market

    Author: Stella Blackstone Illustrator: Christopher Corr
    Publisher: Barefoot Books

    Join Granny as she takes a magic carpet ride around the world