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New Release: Colour My World Jumbo Colouring Book

Colour My World: Jumbo Colouring BookIt’s here! The perfect colouring book for the long school vacation. Keep your young ones occupied and excited with this Caribbean-themed colouring book.

Filled with large, boldly-outlined pictures, Colour My World is designed for children who are just starting to colour. Add this book to the library of every young person you know.

They will have hours of creative fun with Caribbean-themed images away from a screen: exactly what they need for the long school vacation. Order online or ask for it in your favorite book store.

* Contact CaribbeanReads for great discounts on orders of more than twenty copies.

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Free EBook Offer on our Plays

Are you a librarian or educator? Email us to request a free e-copy of one of our plays. They make a great addition to your classroom for discussion or dramatic performances. Read more about our plays then email us by June 30, 2021 to see if you qualify.

In your email, tell us about your institution (school or library) and how one of our plays could benefit your library or classroom. All of our plays are included in the offer.

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Coming to CaribbeanReads 2021-2022

We are so excited about the books we have on the horizon for 2021 and 2022. They are all in various stages of development and the anticipation on this end is high. We have six books on the horizon, three that I can tell you about and three that are so new that we will keep them to ourselves for just a little longer. Continue reading

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All About Caribbean Folklore

“In this bright future you can’t forget your past.”
Bob Marley “No, Woman, No cry.”

The importance of our history is one of the reasons CaribbeanReads loves folklore-based literature and encourages readers of all ages to engage with this fun element of Caribbean history. Of course, folklore isn’t true, right? Continue reading

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Friendship Goals

We read for enjoyment, but literature plays an important role in human development, and one of those roles is teaching us about being a good friend. When we read, we live vicariously through the characters, we observe the way they respond to situations and think about how we would respond faced with the same stimuli. In that way, books are a little like flight simulators. Continue reading

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Fictional Females of CaribbeanReads

The way women are portrayed in literature has evolved over time and in CaribbeanReads’ books, you find female characters who represent the diversity of characteristics that women, in reality, are. So today we will highlight some of the girls and women who play a role in CaribbeanReads’ literature- the characters. Continue reading

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Ten Ways to Buy The Talking Mango Tree

The Talking Mango Tree Front Cover The Talking Mango Tree by A. H. Benjamin and illustrated by Daniel J. O’Brien was launched on March 1, 2021 and the buzz has been tremendous. Here is how you can get your copy.

Buy Online Now
  Print Books:
Amazon (Print and eBook)
Barnes and Noble (Print)
Bookshop.Org (Soft cover)
Bookshop.Org (Hardcover)
  eBooks:
Smashwords (eBook)
Apple Book
Barnes and Noble Nook (eBook)
Gardners (eBook)
Kobo (eBook)
Scribd (eBook)
Physical Stores (coming soon)
Best of Books, Antigua
Paperbased, Trinidad
St. Kitts

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LoveReading4Kids ‘Loves’ The Talking Mango Tree

Book Review Books we loveA part of the journey to launching a look involves seeking out book reviews. So far, The Talking Mango Tree (available for preorder today; launch is March 1, 2021) has garnered many positive reviews, our favorite by eight-year-old Joshua Orr. Today’s reviews are from LoveReading4Kids one of the biggest UK recommendation sites for children’s books. Here are excerpts from the reviews received: Continue reading

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World ReadAloud Day

Since 2008, World Read Aloud Day has challenged participants to grab a book, find an audience, and read-aloud! It was initiated by the nonprofit organization LitWorld and is now celebrated all over the world including in many Caribbean countries. This year, with so many children not attending school in person, reading aloud to them and reading a variety of books is of paramount importance. Here are a few readalouds of our books. Enjoy them with your young ones and read a book to them yourself as well! Continue reading

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BookShop.org

Traditionally, we have directed our customers to Amazon and Barnes and Noble to purchase our books. However, there is another option for our United States customers – BookShop.org.
A self-described ‘benefit corporation,’ Bookshop.org is dedicated to supporting indie bookstores and authors. According to the website, this is how it works: Continue reading

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