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Whether you’re joining us as part of the Read Around the World Children’s summer reading challenge or found this booklist searching for children’s books set in Africa, we hope you’ll find the perfect book suggestions for your needs.
If you want to read a book about Africa along with your child, check out our list of Books Set in Africa for Adults!
With vast differences in geography and culture, the continent has so much for kids to explore. While books about safari animals may be the first theme to enter your mind, there are many other great topics including books that share life in African villages, the importance of taking care of the environment, and archeologist adventures in Egypt
The list includes 40 books and is divided into sections of best children’s picture books set in Africa for younger children, early chapter books for new readers, and middle grade books set in Africa for more advanced readers. You’ll also find a recommended age ranges for every book at the end of each book description.
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