COVID-19: These five writers will keep you company in a lockdown

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The mandatory stay-at-home directive has brought families under the same roof together because each of us stay together.

It can be boring at times. However, we can make life a bit interesting in the midst of the boredom. Let’s try our hands on a few books that will add to our knowledge as we keep each other in the family together.

We’ve decided to choose five writers who will be a good read for your children in particular.

  1. Samiha Sulleyman of Ghana with Rabital Kingdom

The book was published in Accra in March 2019, it teaches children about how to bounce back and move on in life and accepting change. The book tells a story of a happy Kingdom that experienced a period of gloom. Let me not bore you with the details. It’s pure fiction. Don’t forget to pick yours and read it with the children.

2. We’re Going on a Bear Hunt – Michael Rosen

“We’re Going on a Bear Hunt” is a 1989 children’s picture book written by Michael Rosen and illustrated by Helen Oxenbury. It comes highly recommended by teachers because of the sense of adventure it brings. It’s a fiction laced with fantasy. Get yourself one and enjoy a good family time reading it for your children.

3. Hatchet by Gary Paulson

A fictional novel about a 13-year old boy named Brian who is flying in a bush plane before the pilot has a sudden heart attack, causing the plane to crash. Brian manages to survive the crash, but finds himself in the Canadian wilderness with no supplies, tools, or food and has to find ways to survive.

4. Number the Stars by Lois Lowry

A touching novel about a young girl named Annemarie and her contribution to the Nazi resistance during World War II in Denmark. Through small acts of bravery, her family helps a local Jewish family whose youngest daughter also happens to be a classmate of Annemarie. She successfully helps them escape into neighboring Sweden, where she continues to help the Rosen’s stay hidden and safe from Nazi detection (all the while knowing the immense danger she is putting herself in.)

5. Harold and the Purple Crayon

Is a 1955 children’s book by Crockett Johnson. This is Johnson’s most popular book. It led to a series of other books, and inspired many adaptations.

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