No doubt, when you search for children books on google you’ll hardly see a Nigerian children book on the first 10 list and you’re left wondering if there are any Nigeria children books aside the recommended children school story books. Well, of course there are many children books in Nigeria and I’ll be listing out 10 Nigerian children books which are a must read.
10 Nigeria Children Books
1. Chicken in the kitchen by Nnedi Okorafor
What would you do if you woke up one night to find the shadow of a giant chicken passing your bedroom door? Go and investigate of course! When Anyaugo follows a giant chicken into her kitchen one warm night in Nigeria, she embarks on a hilarious adventure where nothing is quite as it seems…
Among the Nigerian Children books, chicken in the kitchen simply just tells us the story from the perspective of a little girl who is bold enough to safeguard the tradition which she loves so much.
2. Diary of a toddler by Olubunmi Aboderin Talabi
Of all the Nigerian Children Books, Diary of a toddler is an interesting book with amusing graphical illustrations that tells us about a day in the life of a pre-schooler who dwells in the city. It is available on Rhbooks
3. Yoruba 101: Greetings Ade visits his parents by Adebayo Adegbembo
The book walks us through Ade’s journey to his parents house. Along the way, he meets different people and events of the Yoruba culture which prompt, different greetings in the Yoruba culture. This is one of the Nigerian children books that your chid will find helpful. Irrespective of the tribe, it educates people on the greetings in the Yoruba culture .
4. Little snake and Little frog by Gabriel Okara
It narrates the story about friendship in the locale of Nama-ama where all the animals lived. The snake and the frog were very close friends but along the line, the mother snake had an advice for her child…
Sadly, this is one of the Nigerian children books that’s unavailable on the internet. Plus, it wasn’t easy finding the book cover.
5. Anya goes to Nigeria by FungChung M Nikko
The children story book “Anya goes to Nigeria” was written to encourage children to learn about different cultures of the world. Anya travels round the world learning different people and their cultures.
Although, it’s among the Nigerian children books that wasn’t written by a Nigerian author, it still talks about the cultures in Nigeria. The soft copy and paperback is available on Amazon book store
6. Cindy and her beautiful bird by Kingsley Osajie
The book is about Cindy and her loving moments with her songbird. It is a story of intimacies and challenges and how her songbird affected her positively. Basically, it shows how children can be attached to pets once a cordial relationship has been established.
Read the romance story As Fate Would Have It
Of the list, this is one of the most recent Nigerian children books. This children story book, is readily available on any reading website. You could get it on Amazon , Barnes & Noble, Amazon UK , Amazon in , Waterstones and finally, it’s available on iTunes . It’s really rare to find Nigerian children books scattered on so many platforms but here you have it.
7. Catch that goat by Polly Alakija
Ayoka has been left in charge of the family goat, but within few minutes it has vanished.
Aside from being among the best Nigerian children books, it is also a very good counting book. The children story book “catch the goat” now includes, seven additional pages of maps and cultural information for children.
8. Baby goes to market by Atinuke
When baby and mama goes to the market, baby is so adorable that the banana seller gives him six bananas. Baby eats one and puts five in the basket. As they move through the market, baby collects more foods…mama notices her basket is getting very heavy.
Nigerian children books are undoubtedly helpful in developing your child’s cognition. This children story book is a good introduction to numbers. Highly recommended for toddlers.
9. Ajapa the tortoise: a book of Nigerian folk and tales by Marguerite Lees
If you’re searching for moonlight tales Nigerian children books, read Ajapa the tortise. It is a compilation of the tricks of Ajapa the tortoise. Every cunny story of the tortoise is told here.
10. The mischievous boy LANTERN BOOKS
Of all the Nigerian children books on this list, The Mischievous Boy is a series. It has book1 to book3. The story is about junior the troublemaker . He is so notorious that he is summoned to appear before the council of elders.
There are a lot more of Nigerian children books but I decided to list just this 10 Nigerian children books for now.