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Boonoonoonous Hair

Jamilla doesn’t like her hair! She thinks it’s a pain and it’s bad, bad, bad. Yet she will learn to love her electric, kinetic, bombastic, fantastic, twily, wily, curly, fuzzy, snappy, nappy, wavy, crazy boonoonoonoous hair. Author: Olive Senior Illustrator: Laura James Publisher: Blue Banyan Books Price: $12.99...

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The Happiness Dress

When Carolyne receives a colourful dress covered in bright red, pink and yellow flowers from her aunt in the Caribbean, she loves it! Her Mum, Grandma and her other aunt think it just won’t do. The dress is much too bright for the cosmopolitan,...

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Yum, Yum, Yummy

Colourful, tangy and tasty Caribbean fruits, like sweet sops and star apples, that are oh so juicy and sooo yum, yum, yummy, that kids all over the world can fall in love with. This wonderful picture book is full of rhythm, rhyme and lots...

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Irie Morning

Waking up can be hard to do! The alluring sounds of birds, cows and dogs are trying to draw him from beneath the covers, but Kingston just wants to stay in bed. Will he give in to sleep, or wake up to a great...

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My Caribbean Colouring Book

Dive into the wonderful world of Caribbean animals with My Caribbean Colouring Book. Whether you love owls or ibises, iguanas or starfish My Caribbean Colouring Book presents animal friends from in the air and deep beneath the sea. It’s a great way to learn...

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Bolo The Monkey

Written in a captivating rhythm with vivid, vibrant images, Bolo the Monkey is the story of a young, daring little monkey who dreams of making a difference in the world. Bolo leaves the forest and goes out into the world to learn new things and...

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B Is For Breadfruit

Never mind ‘A is for apple’ here in Jamaica ‘A’ is definitely for ‘ackee’ and of course, ‘R’ must be for reggae, because this alphabet has a sweet beat! B is a Breadfruit is a collection of 26 brightly coloured, beautifully illustrated alphabet flashcards. Hummingbirds,...

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The Dark Of The Sea

Obsessed with girls, devoid of muscles and faced with hostile teachers and a reading disability, 15-year-old Danesh has been struggling to survive life in the lower bowels of the Essequibo high school system. In a community wracked by alcoholism, suicide and corruption, he sees...

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The Beast Of Kukuyo

For the second time in her life, 15-year-old Rune Mathura comes face-to-face with a brutal murder when her classmate Dumpling Heera goes missing and is eventually found dead. Dumpling’s murder drags the small, rural village of Kukuyo into the national spotlight, revealing a darkness...

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