A is for Ampe: An Alphabet Book from Ghana by Kathy Knowles; photos by Bruce Hildebrand & Kathy Knowles
ISBN: 0-9780156-0-6, ages 2-5
Review by CM

One Little Crab: A Counting Book from Ghana by Kathy Knowles; photos by Bruce Hildebrand & Kathy Knowles
ISBN: 0-9780156-1-4, ages 2 – 5
Review by CM

Open and Closed: A Book of Opposites from Ghana by Kathy Knowles
ISBN: 978-0-9783384-3-5, ages 2-5
Review by CM

Where is the Star: A Book of Shapes from Ghana by Kathy Knowles
ISBN: 978-0-9783384-4-2, ages 2-5
Review by CM

My Book of Stripes by Kathy Knowles
ISBN: 978-0-9868383-9-2, ages 2 – 5
Review by CM 

My Blue Book by Kathy Knowles
ISBN: 978-0-9780156-5-7, ages 2 – 5
“I like blue. The sky is blue. The soap is blue… Byebye blue.”

My Green Book by Kathy Knowles
ISBN: 978-0-9780156-6-4, ages 2-5
I like green. The shorts are green. The ball is green… Bye-bye green.

My Yellow Book by Kathy Knowles
ISBN: 978-0-9780156-7-1, ages 2-5
I like yellow. The cloth is yellow. The skirts are yellow… Bye-bye yellow.”

My Red Book by Kathy Knowles
ISBN: 978-0-9780156-4-0, ages 2-5
I like red. The lorry is red. The school bag is red… Bye-bye red.”

My Pink Book by Kathy Knowles
ISBN: 978-0-9809437-9-5, ages 2-5
I like pink. The doll is pink. The cup is pink… Bye-bye pink.”

My Orange Book by Kathy Knowles
ISBN:978-0-9809437-8-8, ages 2-5
I like orange. The comb is orange. The cap is orange… Bye-bye orange.”

My Violet Book by Kathy Knowles
ISBN: 978-0-9868383-0-9, ages 2-5
I like violet. The shirt is violet. The cup is violet… Bye-bye violet.”

My White Book by Kathy Knowles
ISBN: 978-1-928093-09-1, ages 2-5
I like white The soap is white. The shoes are  white… Bye-bye white.

Abena and the Corn Seed by Vivian Amanor; illustrations by Vivian Amanor & Anu Guha-Thakurta
ISBN: 978-1-9288093-01-5, hardcover, ages 4-8
Review by CM
An aging king looks for a bride for his only son and assigns a task to determine who will receive this honour.

Abena and the Magic Plant by Vivian Amanor; illustrations by Joan Rankin
ISBN: 978-1-928093-006-0, hardcover $15, ages 5 – 10
A king’s only son is deathly ill. A maid in his palace knows of a magical plant and seeks to find it.

Otu Goes to Sea by Noreen Mian; photos by Kathy Knowles
ISBN: 978-0-9783384-0-4, ages 5-10
Review by CM
Otu goes fishing with his father and grandfather as generations before him have done.

Mumaizu and the Hippos by Kathy Knowles
ISBN: 978-0-9868383-1-6, ages 5-7
Mumaizu joins his father to visit the Wechiau Hippo Sanctuary.

All About Ama by Kathy Knowles
ISBN: 978-0-9809437-4-0, ages 2-5
Review by CM
Ama points to parts of her body. Simple text accompanies each picture.

Jennifer Goes to the Library by Kathy Knowles
ISBN: 978-1-928093-00-8, ages: 2- 5
Review by CM 
Jennifer prepares to go to the library where her mother works as a librarian. 

Twins Together by Kathy Knowles
ISBN 978-1-928093-05-3, ages: 2-5
Review by CM
Four-year-old twins in a Ghanaian village go about their daily lives together. 

My Animal Book by Kathy Knowles & Vivian Amanor
ISBN: 978-0-986383-7-8
Review by CM
A board book for babies with textile illustrations.
Available in Canada in 2021

Emmanuella’s Special Day by Kathy Knowles
ISBN: 978-1-928093-04-6
A board book for babies celebrates Ghana’s customary naming ceremony.
Available in Canada in 2021

Angie by Kathy Knowles (English and English/Dangme editions)
ISBN: 978-1-928093-10-7
A board book for babies depicting Angie’s day to day life.
English edition available in Canada in 2021

My Food Book by Kathy Knowles (English and English/Dangme editions)
ISBN: 978-1-928093-12-1
A board book for babies with foods found along Ghana’s coast.
English edition available in Canada in 2021

My Happy Book by Kathy Knowles
ISBN: 978-0-9809437-6-4, hardcover, ages 2-6
Review by CM
Photographs capture happy moments with Peace. 

Crocodile Bread by Kathy Knowles
ISBN: 978-0-9783384-9-7, hardcover, ages 5-8
Review by CM
Francesca follows her grandmother as she makes delicious crocodile bread.

Mimi’s Purse by Kathy Knowles
ISBN: 978-1-928093-08-4, hardcover, ages 3-10
Mimi wears lively dresses and keeps her home spic and span. One day her granddaughter visits and sees that things are not the same.

Kente for a King Original Ghanaian story by Angela Christian and retold by Kathy Knowles; illustrations by Edmund Opare
ISBN: 978-0-9809437-7-1, hardcover, ages 7 – 10
A weaver from Bonwire creates a magnificent kente cloth for his beloved king.
Only available in Ghana.

Akosua’s Gift Original Ghanaian story by Angela Christian and retold by Kathy Knowles; illustrations by Edmund Opare
ISBN: 978-0-9868383-3-0, ages 7 – 10
Review by CM
Children’s Africana Book Award (Notable designation)
Akosua makes a clay pot to present to her sister on her wedding day.
Copies unavailable in Ghana. To be reprinted in November 2020.

Nana and Me by Kathy Knowles; illustrations by Edmund Opare
ISBN: 978-1-928093-02-2, ages 2 – 7
Review by CM
Children’s African Book Award (Honour designation)
Ghanaian children describe their grandmothers in their own words

Nii and Me by Kathy Knowles; illustrations by Edmund Opare
ISBN: 978-1-928093-15-2, ages 2 – 7
Ghanaian children describe their grandfathers in their own words.

See You Later by Kathy Knowles and illustrations by Edmund Opare
ISBN: 978-0-9868383-8-5, ages: 2-5
Review by CM
Enjoy the farewell wishes of Alligator and his friend Crocodile.

City Sounds by Kathy Knowles and illustrated by Edmund Opare
ISBN 978-1-928093-07-7, ages: 2-5
Review by CM
IBBY Ghana Meschack Asare Illustration Prize
Read about sounds heard in the vibrant, bustling community of Nima, Accra.

The Many Faces of Zainabu by Kathy Knowles
ISBN: 978-0-9868383-6-1, ages 5 – 8
Review by CM
Zainabu’s expressions are accompanied with text describing the same.

The Lucky One by Deborah Cowley; photos by Kathy Knowles
ISBN: 9781928093039, ages 5 – 8
Massawudu’s chance meeting with a Canadian filmmaker changes his life.

Just Call Me Brother by Deborah Cowley
ISBN: 978-0-9868383-2-3, ages 8-12
Brother Tarcisius was born in the Netherlands and travelled to Ghana in 1961. Soon after he opened the Orthopedic Training Centre.

Peter’s Wish by Kathy Knowles
ISBN: 978-0-9809437-1-9, ages 7-1
Review by CM
Poaching is a major problem in Tanzania. Peter’s father works for an anti-poaching team.. 

Maria’s Wish by Kathy Knowles
ISBN: 978-0-9809437-0-2, ages 7-11
Review by CM
Deforestation is a major problem in Tanzania. Maria’s family takes care of their village tree nursery.

Fati and the Honey Tree Osu Library Fund; illustrated by Therson Boadu
Publisher: Sub-Saharan Publishers, Accra
ISBN: 9988-550-37-5, ages 5-7
Fati is an inquisitive girl who climbs a mango tree despite her father’s warning.

Fati and the Soup Pot Osu Library Fund; illustrations by Eric Nii Addy
Publisher: Sub-Saharan Publishers, Accra
ISBN: 978-9988-647-24-7, ages 5-7
Fati helps her mother prepare soup and is tempted!
Available in Canada in 2021

literacy Changed My Life series

Hanatu, a Seamstress, Learns to Read by Martha Helgerson; photos by Bruce Hildebrand & Kathy Knowles
ISBN: 0-9780156-2-2
Hanatu attends literacy classes where she learns to read and write. A photo glossary is included. 

Veronica, a Caterer, Learns to Read by Marty Helgerson; photos by Kathy Knowles
ISBN: 978-0-9783384-2-8
Veronica attends literacy classes where she learns to read and write. A photo glossary is included along with a cake recipe.

Ebenezer, a Welder, Learns to Read by Martha Helgerson; photos by Kathy Knowles
ISBN: 978-0-9783384-1-1
Ebenezer attends literacy classes where he learns to read and write. A photo glossary is included. 

The Library Tree: How a Canadian Woman Brought the Joy of Reading to a Generation of African Children by Deborah Cowley
Publisher: Great Plains Publication, 2013
ISBN: 9781926531830