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Reading List

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Books are a great way to supplement your learning and expand on topics. Here are a few that we recommend for Ethiopia.

We have included some for both you and the kids! If you have found some that you think would be great for other club members, please drop us a line through the contact form here so we can add them to the collection.

The books marked with *** are readers by Open Hearts Big Dreams. Open Hearts Big Dreams Project, is focused on increasing the literacy rate in Ethiopia through giving readers books with stories in their heart languages, full of colorful illustrations with Ethiopian settings and details. Profits from book sales are used to create, print, and distribute more Ready Set Go Books to kids in Ethiopia

Work your way through the alphabet with beautiful photos of Ethiopia. Showing scenes of every day life, food, holidays and people. 

Eleven year old Tsion gives you a tour of her day to day life with her family in Addis Ababa. 

A story of a boy who raises and races pigeons. How he saves his favourite bird from a mongoose and finally how he lets the bird go free.

Not Ethiopia specific but rather showing how diverse the continent is. Highly recommended to have on the shelf when studying Africa.

***An East African version of the classic Gingerbread man tale. The Injera bread makes an escape whilst chased by hungry children.

***A story of not giving up and following your heart. The book is bilingual, English and Amharic.

***A beautifully illustrated book about the unique 13 month calendar that Ethiopia uses.

A sweet story about a girl who uses the cultural traditions of the buna ceremony to model how to be different, even though sometimes it's difficult. But how it also makes you unique.

***In Ethiopia, markets are more than just a place to shop. It where people meet, to play and eat. The beautiful watercolour illustrations match the simple text about the excitement of market day.

***There are many rare animals in Ethiopia, from the Black Lion to the Somali wild donkey. Meet the animals as you read the book.

Ethiopia has a rich and interesting cuisine. Traditional recipes such as Doro Wat alongside stunning photography of the food and the country.

Non fiction memoir of Yetemengnu who was married as a child and became a mother at 14. Her story takes us through the Fascist invasion, her husbands arrest and her deep faith that helped her survive.

Bookshelf Must-Haves

These are great addition to the bookshelf no matter where in the world you are currently studying

This photographer and writer team travel the world meeting kids and learning about their festivals and celebrations. 

Meet children from all over the world, learn about their everyday lives from rural farms to inner cities. 

A fun world atlas with lots of illustrations and snippets of information that kids just have to keep dipping into.


A beautifully illustrated book that takes you from the crystal caves in Mexico to the Blood falls in Antarctica...

Other Resources

Montessori 3-part cards, educational packs and previous released 193 Little Adventures packs.

Tips and tricks on how to get stuff done with kids underfoot, Montessori help and how to run a business and be a great mom!

Daily snippets to help you help your kids plus random facts and trivia from around the world

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