Monthly Archives: February 2015

Wish List


Can you help B4B grow?  We not only want to have the only library in Bundibugyo, we want to have the best children’s library in all of Uganda!  Why?  To reach children with education, the Gospel, and the power to change the world.  If you can help us with this list, please email Alanna at

Books4Bundi Wish List
*Any non-fiction books
*a good option is DK books:
Sibert Medal Winners (best informational book)
Parrots over Puerto Rico, written by Susan L. Roth and Cindy Trumbore, illustrated by Susan L.
Bomb: The Race to Build—and Steal—the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon, written by Steve
Balloons over Broadway:  The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy’s Parade by Melissa Sweet
Kakapo Rescue: Saving the World’s Strangest Parrot , written by Sy Montgomery, photographs by Nic Bishop
Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream by Tanya Lee Stone
We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball  by Kadir Nelson
The Wall: Growing Up behind the Iron Curtain by Peter Sís
Team Moon: How 400,000 People Landed Apollo 11 on the Moon  by Catherine Thimmesh
Secrets of a Civil War Submarine: Solving the Mysteries of the H.L. Hunley by Sally M. Walker
The Voice that Challenged a Nation: Marian Anderson and the Struggle for Equal Rights  by Russell Freedman
An American Plague: The True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793 by Jim Murphy
The Life and Death of Adolf Hitler by James Cross Giblin
Black Potatoes: The Story of the Great Irish Famine, 1845-1850 by Susan Campbell Bartoletti
Sir Walter Raleigh and the Quest for El Dorado by Marc Aronson
Caldecott Medal Winners: (best American picture books)
Locomotive, written and illustrated by Brian Floca
This Is Not My Hat, written and illustrated by Jon Klassen
A Ball for Daisy by Chris Raschka
A Sick Day for Amos McGee, illustrated by Erin E. Stead, written by Philip C. Stead
The Lion & the Mouse by Jerry Pinkney
The House in the Night , illustrated by Beth Krommes, written by Susan Marie Swanson
The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
Flotsam by David Wiesner
The Hello, Goodbye Window  illustrated by Chris Raschka and written by Norton Juster
Kitten’s First Full Moon  by Kevin Henkes
The Man Who Walked Between the Towers by Mordicai Gerstein
My Friend Rabbit by Eric Rohmann
The Three Pigs by David Wiesner
So You Want to Be President? Illustrated by David Small, written by Judith St. George
Joseph Had a Little Overcoat Simms Taback

African Folk Stories
Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People’s Ears: A West African Tale by Verna Aardema
Who’s in Rabbit’s House? by Verna Aardema
Why the Sun and the Moon Live in the Sky by Elphinstone Dayrell
A Story, a Story by Gail E. Haley
Why the Sky is Far Away: A Nigerian Folktale by Mary-Joan Gerson
Head, Body, Legs: A Story from Liberia by Margaret H. Lippert
The Hatseller and the Monkeys: A West Africa Folktale by Baba Wague Diakite
Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain by Verna Aardema
How the Amazon Queen Fought the Prince of Egypt by Tamara Bower
Zomo the Rabbit: A Trickster Tale from West Africa by Gerald McDermott
Honey…Honey…Lion! A Story from Africa by Jan Brett
Abiyoyo by Pete Seeger
The Name of the Tree: A Bantu Take Retold by Celia Barker
How the Guinea Fowl Got Her Spots: A Swahili Tale of Friendship by Barbara Knutson
Sense Pass King: A Story from Cameroon by Katrin Tchana
Anansi and the Magic Stick by Eric A. Kimmel
Geisel Medal Winners: (best early readers)
The Watermelon Seed, written and illustrated by Greg Pizzoli
Up, Tall and High!, written and illustrated by Ethan Long
Tales for Very Picky Eaters, written and illustrated by Josh Schneider
Bink and Gollie, written by Kate DiCamillo and Alison McGhee, illustrated by Tony Fucile
Benny and Penny in the Big No-No!  by Geoffrey Hayes
Are You Ready to Play Outside?  by Mo Willems
There Is a Bird on Your Head  by Mo Willems
Zelda and Ivy: The Runaways  by Laura McGee Kvasnosky
Henry and Mudge and the Great Grandpas written by Cynthia Rylant and illustrated by Suçie
Geisel Honor Books:
Ball, written and illustrated by Mary Sullivan
A Big Guy Took My Ball! written and illustrated by Mo Willems
Penny and Her Marble, written and illustrated by Kevin Henkes
Let’s Go for a Drive!, written and illustrated by Mo Willems
Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons by Eric Litwin, created and illustrated by James Dean
Rabbit & Robot: The Sleepover, written and illustrated by Cece Bell
I Broke My Trunk, written and illustrated by Mo Willems 
I Want My Hat Back, written and illustrated by Jon Klassen
See Me Run, written and illustrated by Paul Meisel
Ling & Ting: Not Exactly the Same!, written and illustrated by Grace Lin 
We Are in a Book!, written and illustrated by Mo Willems
I Spy Fly Guy! by Tedd Arnold
Little Mouse Gets Ready by Jeff Smith  
Mouse and Mole: Fine Feathered Friends by Wong Herbert Yee 
Pearl and Wagner: One Funny Day, written by Kate McMullan, illustrated by R.W. Alley
Chicken Said, ‘Cluck!’ by Judyann Ackerman Grant, illustrated by Sue Truesdell
One Boy , written and illustrated by Laura Vaccaro Seeger
Stinky, written and illustrated by Eleanor Davis
Wolfsnail: A Backyard Predator by Sarah C. Campbell, photographs by Sarah C. Campbell and Richard P. Campbell
First the Egg by Laura Vaccaro Seeger
Hello, Bumblebee Bat , written by Darrin Lunde, illustrated by Patricia J. Wynne
Jazz Baby , written by Lisa Wheeler, illustrated by R. Gregory Christie 
Vulture View , written by April Pulley Sayre, illustrated by Steve Jenkins
Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride  written by Kate DiCamillo and illustrated by Chris Van Dusen 
Move Over, Rover!  by Karen Beaumont and illustrated by Jane Dyer 
Not a Box  by Antoinette Portis
Hi! Fly Guy by Tedd Arnold 
A Splendid Friend, Indeed by Suzanne Bloom
Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa written by Erica Silverman and illustrated by Betsy Lewin 
Amanda Pig and the Really Hot Day written by Jean Van Leeuwen and illustrated by Ann Schweninger
2000+ Newbery Medal Winners: (author with most distinguished contribution to American children’s literature)
Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures by Kate DiCamillo
The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos
Moon over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool
When You Reach Me  by Rebecca Stead
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman, illus. by Dave McKean
Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices from a Medieval Village by Laura Amy Schlitz
The Higher Power of Lucky by  Susan Patron, illus. by Matt Phelan
Criss Cross by  Lynne Rae Perkins
Kira-Kira by  Cynthia Kadohata
The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread by Kate DiCamillo, illustrated by Timothy Basil Ering,
Crispin: The Cross of Lead by Avi
A Single Shard by Linda Sue Park
A Year Down Yonder by by Richard Peck
Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis