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968.83 – Botswana

January 14, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

A list of choices for replacing old books about Botswana (Africa) in the library children’s/YA collection.
pink numbers = Horn Book Guide rating / red numbers= Follett reading level / green numbers=Lexile

Recommended by at Least One Source

Kindergarten-Grade 4
Face to Face With Cheetahs by Chris Johns (Face to Face – National Geographic, 2008) 5.9 / 930 / K-6
Elephant Quest by Ted & Betsy Lewin (HarperCollins, 2000) 2 / 5.2 /800 /

Grades 5-8
Botswana in Pictures by Alison Behnke (Visual Geography, 2nd Ed – Lerner, 2009) 3 / 7.5 /
Botswana by Suzanne LeVert (Cultures of the World, 2nd Ed. –Benchmark 20073 / 8.8 /

Grades 7 and up
Botswana by Kelly Wittman (Africa: Continent in the Balance – Mason Crest, 2007) ~4 /

Folklore
Only One Cowry: A Dohomean Tale by Phillis Gershator (Orchard, 2000) 2 / 2.8 / 680 / K-4

Fiction
Honey… Honey… Lion!: A Story From Africa by Jan Brett (Putnam, 2005) 3 / 3.5 / 710 / P-2
Chubbo’s Pool by Betsy Lewin (Clarion, 1996) 3 / 3.5 / 690 / P-2

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Available in the Service Center Collections

Kindergarten-Grade 4
Elephant Quest by Ted & Betsy Lewin (HarperCollins, 2000) 2 / 5.2 /800 /

Grades 5-8
Botswana by Suzanne LeVert (Cultures of the World, 2nd Ed. –Benchmark 20073 / 8.8 /

Grade 7 and up
Batswana
by Maitseo Bolaane (Heritage Library of African Peoples –Rosen 1997) ~4 / 5.1 / 1080 /

Fiction
Honey… Honey… Lion!: A Story From Africa by Jan Brett (Putnam, 2005) 3 / 3.5 / 710 / P-2

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Not Necessarily Recommended, But In-Print
Books listed here have no reviews to recommend them.

Grades 7 and up
Culture and Customs of Botswana by James Denbow (Culture and Customs of Africa – Greenwood, 2006)
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Last updated January 13, 2010
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