Books for Kids about Kenya and by Kenyan Authors

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The list author says: "Books are a great way to introduce young children to a new adventure and get teens and tweens ready for a family trip. We’ve compiled a list of books about Kenya and by Kenyan authors for children of various ages and with varying interests. What better why to begin a journey than a trip through literature?"
Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain (Reading Rainbow Books)
1.  Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain (Reading Rainbow Books) by Verna Aardema
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  "A fun book to read out loud. Ideal for children aged 3-6."
$7.19   Used & New from: $0.01
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)

Owen & Mzee: The True Story of a Remarkable Friendship
2.  Owen & Mzee: The True Story of a Remarkable Friendship by P. Kahumbu
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  "A touching story about the friendship between a baby hippo and very old giant turtle. Children aged 5-8."
$12.23   Used & New from: $0.01
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (121 customer reviews)

Facing the Lion: Growing Up Maasai on the African Savanna
3.  Facing the Lion: Growing Up Maasai on the African Savanna by Joseph Lekuton
The list author says:
  "A must read for children aged 9-12 whether they are traveling to Kenya or eager for an armchair journey."
$6.25   Used & New from: $0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (79 customer reviews)

The Mzungu Boy
4.  The Mzungu Boy by Meja Mwangi
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  "A book about friendship set in 1950s Kenya during the Mau Mau uprising. Kids aged 10-13."
$8.06   Used & New from: $0.01
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Birds of Kenya and Northern Tanzania
5.  Birds of Kenya and Northern Tanzania by Dale A. Zimmerman
The list author says:
  "A great reference for outdoor enthusiasts keen to name and identify the birds they see and hear. Kids 10+."
$22.79   Used & New from: $18.98
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)

Born Free: A Lioness of Two Worlds
6.  Born Free: A Lioness of Two Worlds by Joy Adamson
The list author says:
  "A story about a lion cub raised by a game warden and his wife. Kids 10+."
$12.14   Used & New from: $0.01
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)

Petals of Blood
7.  Petals of Blood by Ngugi wa Thiongo
The list author says:
  "This murder mystery offers insight to life in Kenya in the early days of independence. Kids 14+."
$12.83   Used & New from: $5.79
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

The Snows of Kilimanjaro and Other Stories
8.  The Snows of Kilimanjaro and Other Stories by Ernest Hemingway
The list author says:
  "This collection of short stories includes some of Hemingway's best works. Teens 15+."
$12.54   Used & New from: $1.95
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (57 customer reviews)

The Safari Companion: A Guide to Watching African Mammals
9.  The Safari Companion: A Guide to Watching African Mammals by Richard D. Estes
The list author says:
  "This rather thick book provides insight to animal behavior and offers tips for observing wildlife. Teens 15+."
$21.20   Used & New from: $1.23
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (54 customer reviews)

Lonely Planet Kenya (Country Travel Guide)
10.  Lonely Planet Kenya (Country Travel Guide) by Joe Bindloss
The list author says:
  "Great overview and lots of detail. Ideal for do-it-yourself travelers."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)

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