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AGES 4-8

The Goal Is To Create Life Long Readers 

Beautifully illustrated stories for GRADES K-3 with positive images that stirs the imagination and builds vocabulary to accelerate their enthusiasm for reading and increases reading comprehension.

  • Makea Queen of Sheeba at AshayByTheBay.co

    Makeda The Queen of Sheba

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    Marlon McKinney (A and ILT) List Price: $9.99 (Paperback - Comic Book/ Graphic Novel  A Fantasy Story - Queen of Sheba - 2021) A beautiful Ethiopia...

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  • O is for Oshun: An ABC Book of Folklore Characters From Around the World

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    Kya J. Johnson (A) and The Intellify (CONT) List Price: $24.99 (Hardcover - ABC'S and African Folklore with Digital Effects - 2020) O is for Oshun...

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  • IDIA of the Benin Kingdom

    IDIA of the Benin Kingdom

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    Ekiuwua Aire (A) and Alina Shabelnyk (ILT)  List Price $17.99 (Hardcover - Africa / Queen IDIA of Benin - 2020) Join Idia of the Benin Kingdom as ...

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  • African

    African

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     Peter Tosh (A) and Rachel Moss (ILT)  List Price:  $16.95 (Hardcover - African / Song Lyric  -  2020) A beautiful children's picture book featuri...

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  • Papa Do You Lov Me? - AshayByTheBay.com

    Papa Do You Love Me?

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    Barbara Jossee (A) and Barbara Lavallee (ILT) List Price: $15.99 (Hardcover - Maasai Father and Son - 2005) Description: This follow-up to the bes...

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  • ISLAND BORN at Ashay By The Bay
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    Island Born

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    Junot Diaz (A) and Leo Espinoza (ILT) List Price: $17.95 (Hardcover - Family Remembering The Past / Home - 2018) From New York Times bestseller a...

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  • Mama Africa!: How Miriam Makeba Spread Hope with Her Songat Ashay by the Bay
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    Mama Africa!: How Miriam Makeba Spread Hope with Her Song

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    Kathryn Erksine (A) and Charly Parker (ILT) List Price: $18.99 (Hardcover - South Africa / Singer / Activist - 2017) Miriam Makeba, a Grammy Award...

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  • Imani's Moon

    Imani's Moon

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    Janay Brown Wood (A) and Hazel Mitchell (ILT) List Price: $7.99 (Paperback - Imagination and Greatness - 2014)  Description:  Imani is a young Mas...

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  • Old Mikamba Had A Farm

    Old Mikamba Had A Farm

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    Rachel Isadora (A and ILT) List Price: $17.99 (Hardcover - Nursery Rhyme African Remix - 2013) Description: This fabulous version of the classic nu...

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  • Bintou's Braids
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    Bintou's Braids

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    Sylviane A. Diouf (A) and Shane W. Evans (ILT) List Price: $6.99 ( Paperback - West Africa / Beauty and Braids - 2004) Description: Bintou wants br...

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  • Mama's Nightingale: A Story of Immigration and Separation
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    Mama's Nightingale: A Story of Immigration and Separation

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    Edwidge Danticat (A) and Leslie Staub (ILT) List Price: $17.99 (Hardcover - Haiti / Immigration and Separation - 2015) A touching tale of parent-ch...

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  • My Rows and Piles of Coins

    My Rows and Piles of Coins

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    Tolowa M. Mollel (A) and E. B. Lewis (ILT) List Price: $17.99 (Hardcover - Tanzania / Thoughtful Child - 1999) Description: "I emptied my secret mo...

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  • At The Crossroads

    At The Crossroads

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    Rachel Isadora (A and ILT) List Price: $7.99 (Paperback / South Africa / Children's Love for their Fathers - 1994) Description: The children of a S...

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  • Beauty and the Beast

    Beauty and the Beast

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    H. Chuku Lee (A) and Pat Cummings (ILT) List Price: $17.99 (Hardcover (No Jacket Cover) - Fairy Tale 2014) In this remarkable retelling of Beauty a...

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  • For You Are a Kenyan Child

    For You Are a Kenyan Child

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    Kelly Cunnane (A) and Ana Juan (ILT) List Price: $17.99 (Hardcover - Kenya / Child's Responsibility / Family - 2006) Description: Imagine you live ...

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  • Sukey And The Mermaid

    Sukey And The Mermaid

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    Robert D. San Souci (A) and Brian Pinkney (ILT) List Price: $8.99 (Paperback - Folktale/ Mermaid - 1996) Sukey's new step-pa is a mean, bossy man. ...

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  • The Princess and the Pea

    The Princess and the Pea

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    Rachel Isadora (A and ILT) List Price: $7.99 (Paperback - Classic Fairy Tale / Africentric Version - 2009) Description: This adaptation of the well...

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  • Muktar and the Camels

    Muktar and the Camels

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    Janet Graber (A) and Scott Mack (ILT) List Price: $16.99  (Hardcover - Somalia / Orphan / Responsibility / Finding His Purpose - 2009) Description:...

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  • Mama Panyas Pancakes

    Mama Panyas Pancakes

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    Mary Chamberlin and Richard Chamberlin (A) and Julia Cairns (ILT) List Price: $7.99 (Paperback- East African Culture / Kenya/ Mother and Son / Cook...

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  • Africa Is Not A Country at AshayByTheBay.com

    Africa Is Not A Country

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    Mary Burns Knight (A) and Margey Knight and Anne Sibley OBrien (ILT) List Price: $9.95 (Paperback - Various African Children and Countries - 2002) ...

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  • A Story, A Story at AshayByTheBay.com

    A Story, A Story

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    Gail E. Haley (A and ILT) List Price: $7.99 (Paperback - African Tale / Ananse The Spider - 1970) Once, all the stories in the world belonged to N...

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  • Shelter In Our Car
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    Shelter In Our Car

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    Monica Gunning (A) and Elaine Peddlar (ILT) List Price $10.95 (Paperback -Homelessness / Mother and Daughter - 2013) When her father died, Zettie a...

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  • Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears

    Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears

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    Verna Aardema (A), Leo Dillon (ILT), & Diane Dillon (ILT) List Price: $7.99 (Paperback - Folk Tale / West Africa - 2004) Description: In this ...

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  • The Village That Vanished

    The Village That Vanished

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    Anne Grifalconi (A) and Kadir Nelson (ILT) List Price: $7.99 (Paperback - African Village / Escape - 2004) Description: An inspiring tale of one gi...

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