Caribbean Authors Writing Books For The Kids

Callaloo: A Jazz Folktale 
by Marjuan Canady, Nabeeh Bilal (Illustrator)

Callaloo: A Jazz Folktale follows Winston, a young inner city boy who goes to Brooklyn, NY to get ingredients for his Aunt's callaloo dinner when he magically is transported to the Caribbean island of Tobago. Here, he encounters mythical folkloric characters that roam the island. Winston's fears and fantasies fuse together as his dreams become reality. He must find his way out of this haunting paradise to make it back home. (For Ages 3 and up).

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Island Days 
by Nerissa Golden (Author), Kathryn Duncan (Illustrator)

Recapture memories of growing up in the Caribbean in Island Days. See life the way it used to be through the eyes of Max and Grace. Relive moments of playing cricket in the streets on Match Day and going to fetch the post on Mail Day. Enjoy the imagery and fun of Market Day and Festival Day in these seven rhythmic poems written by Nerissa Golden and illustrated by Kathryn Duncan.

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A Rhyming Alphabet Book about Animals from A to Z
by Simone Da Costa

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Justice pon di Road
by Aliona Gibson (author), Andy Chou (illustrator)

…Justice feels special all the time but he feels even more special in Jamaica. From the moment he steps off the airplane, everyone greets him with a warm Jamaican smile… Justice pon di Road is a children’s picture book about a toddler and his mother experiencing the sights, sounds and tastes of island culture through the kindness of strangers on a morning walk. Inspired by our trips to Jamaica, the book includes a glossary of patois words, facts about Jamaica and a map of the island.

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Emily-Rose's Day at The Farm
by Simone Da Costa

Emily-Rose finally gets to feed the animals on her Grammie’s farm, but Emily-Rose finds that it is not so much fun like she thought.

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