The Good Egg

Title: The Good Egg Author: Jory John; Illustrator: Pete Oswald Publisher: HarperCollins Number of pages: 40 Type of Book: Picture book, Fiction Age: 4 – 8 Buy it here: Price: $9.75 MY SUMMARY This is a funny and insightful tale about the importance of self-care and taking things easy. The verrrrrry good egg likes for everything and … Continue reading The Good Egg

Too Small Tola

Title: Too Small Tola Author: Atinuke Publisher: Walker Books Number of pages: 96 Type of Book: Fiction; African; Contemporary Age: 7+ Available here: @thebookwormcafebookstore on Instagram; Price: N2000; GBP 5.29 MY SUMMARYThis is a book of 3 stories which feature tiny Tola who lives in the slums of Lagos with her grandmother and siblings. … Continue reading Too Small Tola


Title: Sulwe  Author: Lupita Nyong’o Illustrator: Vashti Harrison Publisher: Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers Number of pages: 48 Type of Book: Fiction; African, Magical Realism, Folktale  Age: 4 – 8 Buy it here:; Price: N4000; $11.78 MY SUMMARY Little Sulwe’s skin is as dark as midnight. She is the darkest member of her family and the darkest child … Continue reading Sulwe

Children of Blood and Bone

Title: Children of Blood and Bone Author: Tomi Adeyemi Publisher: Ouida Books (2018) / Henry Holt and Co (BYR) (2018) Number of pages: 531; 544 Type of Book: Adventure, African, African Mythology, Medieval, Fantasy,Fiction, Suspense/Thriller Genre: YA (Young Adult) Age: 13+ Available here:; Price: N4500; $12.73 MY SUMMARY It starts with a quest, because all books with elements of … Continue reading Children of Blood and Bone


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