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Tweet Start school with rhythm. While This Is the Tree provides interesting facts about the African Baobab tree and engenders further curiosity about the African Savannah, its poetic structures lend themselves to frames for student writing. Read the review and more on how to use this book as a writing lesson tool at:  

Anna Hibiscus – the elusive, perfect early chapter book series!

Tweet I have fallen completely, head over heels in love with this new series, from Kane/Miller Books and author Atinuke, about little Anna Hibiscus (who lives in Africa, amazing Africa).   While it’s set in modern day Africa, the themes are universal.  If there ever was a list of perfect early chapter books, this series should be near the top. …