Posts tagged #children's books

Great African Proverbs in a Colouring Book

Colour Africa Proverbs a colouring book that beautifully depicts proverbs from different African countries. These proverbs are words of wisdom that teach kids about respect, compassion and teamwork.

The book contains 10 proverbs, each appearing in the original African language, with an English translation & a picture.

Colour Africa Proverbs is published by Colour Africa based in Cape Town, South Africa.

For more information you can contact them

You can also purchase the book from Dubaruba They deliver worldwide so check them out for stock availability.

Posted on October 21, 2015 and filed under African Culture, Education.

A List of Children's Books That Celebrate Black Boys

A recent study carried out by the Cooperative Children's Book Center at the University of Wisconsin found that less than 3% of children's books in 2013 featured black characters. Everyone knows that books transmit values. It is therefore important for black boys to see themselves positively in their favourite books. 

Posted on August 11, 2015 and filed under Children's Books, Fun Stuff, Useful Lists.

A Super List of Children's Books That Celebrate Black Girls

Here at Bino and Fino, we are always on the look out for things that will help nurture young minds.  Finding children's books for kids that have a black girl as the protagonist or the main character can be tricky. This is because of the fact that there is very little visibility of black & brown kids in the world of children's books.  This is changing with campaigns such as We Need Diverse Books calling for more diversity in children's books

Below is a list of children books that we love and feel celebrate the beauty & uniqueness of black girls.

Big Hair Don't Care


Sunne's Gift: How She Overcame Bullying To Reclaim God's Gift 

Princess Cupcake Jones

Love Your Curls 

© The Real

© The Real

The Tooth Fairy

Jupiter Strong & The Hairy Hippos

Happy Hair Girls 

Princess Vinnea & The Gulavores 

Meet ClaraBelle Blue

I Am Mixed 

I'm Proud To Be Natural Me

TuTu Goes Green

The Nestling Quilt 

I'm A Pretty Little Black Girl! 

Girl of Mine 

Beautifully Made: Abby's First Pageant! 

Cricket's Curls

If you like any of these books and are looking for similar titles check out Tutu's Storybook's. They specialize in selling a wide variety of Pan African children's books that celebrate black heritage & diversity for early readers. 



Yaa Traps Death in  A Basket 

A Dance to Remember 

Honey Dew's Carnival Fever

Maggie Sinclair, Will You Please Fix Your Hair?!

Princess Me: Every Girl Can Be A Little Princess 

Posted on August 7, 2015 and filed under Books, Children's Books, Daughters, Education, Fun Stuff.