Picture books- Africa

These books are in the Yerong Creek PS library

Africa is not a country

Demonstrates the diversity of the African continent by describing daily life in some of its fifty-three nations.


Margy Burns Knight, Mark Melnicove


Captain Congo and the Crocodile King


written by Ruth Starke ; illustrated by Greg Holfeld



An anthropologist is missing and Captain Congo is sent to find him. Danger and intrigue lie ahead, just what Captain Congo loves. Also lying in wait, to the dismay of his pintsized assistant, Pug, are mosquitoes, scorpions and the biggest crocodiles in Africa. Join the two heroes on an exciting adventure to find the missing professor.


Graphic picture book

Disney's the lion king

If you lived here : houses of the world

Features detailed, bas-relief collage spreads of dwellings in other world regions and historical times to explain how different people live and have lived, from a village house in South Africa to a floating green house in the Netherlands


Giles Laroche


Limpopo Lullaby

written by Jane Jolly ; illustrated by Dee Huxley


It rains and rains and the Limpopo River bursts its banks. Josette is forced to shelter with her children in a huge tree near their village. They cling for their lives and, on the fourth day, a miracle happens. Based on a real incident in Mozambique.