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About

What we did!:

We've lovingly created and published these books, written by first time (and absolutely inspiring) author Libby Issac, on iBooks and Kindle!:

  • Kings and Queens of Africa A-Z
  • Kings and Queens of Africa A-Z ABCs Edition
  • Kings and Queens of Africa A-Z Lite (Kindle Exclusive)

We're only a few months in and although we're chuffed with ourselves for coming this far in a few short months (we treated ourselves to 'TeaPigs' and had like ten cups each on release day!), we've taken this book as far as we can without you! Yes you! Kings and Queens of Africa needs you!!

Have you ever seen a book like it? We haven't! We literally haven't; We googled, facebooked, kindled and ibooked, we literally searched everywhere and saw no book like it! We're proudly the first and only search results on iBooks and there is no book like this in the world today! Wow, we're still pinching ourselves! You can buy it on iBooks right now and yes, it's available in all regions and countries! 

What we want to do with your support!:

Now here's the real task: We want to make these books, and the six others in the 'Kings and Queens of the World' series a reality! Ebooks are wonderful, and so much fun! Now, we want this book, in little (and big) people's hands, and in libraries and bookstores across the world! There's never been a book like it and we fell in love straight away! We know you'll love it too! If everyone who sees this pledges £10 or $10 today, we'll hit our target and get these books to all of you in time for Christmas! YES! Christmas delivery can push through if you ALL support us right now! This book is the perfect Christmas present for any little (or big) explorers (although we would say that wouldn't we?!). Well you check it out for yourself, and for the love of all things Africa support our Kickstarter- we really appreciate you making this book a reality, not just an e-reality (get it? e-reality, yeah we'll stick to publishing and leave comedy well alone! Promise!).

We'll use the money raised on Kickstarter to... Make the print editions a beautiful and tactile reality, so you can have those by Christmas! Also we'll pay to have the Android and Kindle versions which are currently available, enhanced with all the fang dangles of the iBooks version! (We just don't have that skill-set between us! And we want our Kindle family to experience the fully interactive ebook too, it's only fair!) As well as ensuring we have the right marketing and exposure, to spread the word far and wide about these great books for explorers of all ages! Because we're working hard to ensure that Kings and Queens of Africa and the entire Kings and Queens of the World series, become available in a library and bookstore near you soon... 

Below is the good ol' blurb and some images from the current book and the next instalment. If you want to skip all that, feel free to back us now! We really appreciate you being with us right from the beginning! Thank you! Many, many, many 'thank yous'! (Sprinkled with metaphorical candy rain and unicorn lollipops, just because it's metaphorical so we can!) 

Can you guess who this is? Ok, we won't make you guess! This is Dihya a Berber Warrior Queen from Algeria, North Africa!
Can you guess who this is? Ok, we won't make you guess! This is Dihya a Berber Warrior Queen from Algeria, North Africa!

So what makes this book different? Well aside from being the first fully illustrated A-Z book of African Kings and Queens, this book is also a whole heap of fun! With your help we will transport all the fun of the ebook into the printed version! The ebook has loads of features and in the printed books there'll be lots of flaps and pop ups, to engage children and adults to 'Read more', as well as colourful engaging 'Your turn' exercises, mazes and quizzes! You can read a bit more about the content of the ebook below, or go and check it out for yourself on iBooks or Kindle! Then... just think what we'll do with your help for the printed books, we're all tingles and goosebumps thinking about it! And, the delight that all the little explorers will find in doing the challenges, puzzles and games we've put into the printed book! It will be epic, and we looove epic! We'll work to make this a book, just like the ebook, that not only brings history to life but also makes it fun for the whole family!

Now you must know who this is! Ahh, that's why we big people will learn from this book too! Here's a clue: She's wearing the crown of a Male Pharaoh! Yes! You've got it! Hatshepsut is her name.
Now you must know who this is! Ahh, that's why we big people will learn from this book too! Here's a clue: She's wearing the crown of a Male Pharaoh! Yes! You've got it! Hatshepsut is her name.

Here's our first Book Blurb as found on iBooks:

Get ready for hours and hours of fun with this one-of-a-kind book! Truly a book like no other! “A book… I wish I’d read as a child”!

Kings and Queens of Africa A-Z is an alphabet book for all ages! Big and small! 26 letters, 26 Kings and Queens! This family-friendly book is impressively illustrated, with pages filled with questions and puzzles, as well as a ‘read to me’ feature for the youngest of explorers and a ‘read more’ feature for those proficient readers who want to know more!

Explorers of all ages can now learn about African Kings and Queens, past and present, while enjoying this immersive, fully illustrated, fun and interactive ebook. So whether you’re big or small, a parent or a child, an aunt, uncle or grandparent- there’s plenty of fun to be had in this beautifully illustrated book! Kings and Queens of Africa A-Z is completely unique! It’s a book that will grow with all the lucky children (and adults) who receive it and will quickly become a cherished part your book collection! And, Kings and Queens of Africa is bound to keep any little explorers busy- it’s packed full of games, puzzles and surprises for hours and hours of fun! Oh yes, and before we forget: Remember to draw yourself as a King or Queen on the back page! Send us your drawing for a chance to win a beautiful signed canvas of your choice, featuring an illustration from the book! Head to the last page of the book to start drawing!

Hatshepsut was an absolute pioneer and a force of nature (we're convinced that one of the Spice Girls has to be her reincarnation!- Girl Power from almost 3000 years ago! Whoop!)
Hatshepsut was an absolute pioneer and a force of nature (we're convinced that one of the Spice Girls has to be her reincarnation!- Girl Power from almost 3000 years ago! Whoop!)

The Kings and Queens in the book span the entire African continent, Libby has already completed Kings and Queens of Africa Part 2, and Kings and Queens of Europe A-Z is well underway! She illustrated all of the Kings and Queens of Africa books herself too! We love you Libby!

Ewuare the Great of the Benin Kingdom! (He's drawn wearing the full ‘coral’ beading of the 'Oba' of the Benin Kingdom. Coral was very special in the Benin Kingdom; it's still special across parts of West Africa today!
Ewuare the Great of the Benin Kingdom! (He's drawn wearing the full ‘coral’ beading of the 'Oba' of the Benin Kingdom. Coral was very special in the Benin Kingdom; it's still special across parts of West Africa today!

Oh yes! And we mustn't forget the ABCs Edition for the under 5s! So they won't feel left out while the bigger explorers have lots of fun with the full edition. Here's the good ol' blurb from iBooks:

Now your littlest ones can learn their ABCs with ‘Kings and Queens of Africa’! The ABCs Edition is perfect for 1 to 5 year olds! So they can join in the fun too! This interactive book is perfect for the littlest nieces, nephews, cousins, grandchildren, godchildren and of course sons and/or daughters; they’ll love learning their ABCs with ‘Kings and Queens of AFRICA’!...

Kings and Queens of Africa A-Z ABCs Edition is an alphabet book for the youngest explorers! 26 letters, 26 Kings and Queens! This family-friendly book is impressively illustrated, with puzzles and games, as well as the great ‘Read to me’ button- so the youngest of explorers can learn letter names as well as letter sounds!

Teeny-weeny explorers can now learn about African Kings and Queens, past and present, while enjoying this immersive, fully illustrated, fun and interactive ABCs book. And, whether you’re big or small, a parent or a child, an aunt, uncle or grandparent- there’s plenty of fun to be had in this beautifully illustrated book! And, Kings and Queens of Africa is bound to keep any little explorers busy. (The ‘read to me’ feature is a great way for the littlest of explorers to learn their letter names and letter sounds, and great for even the tiniest angels to feel as though they’re ‘reading’ independently!)

The ABCs Edition is perfect for the teeny-weeny preschoolers to learn ABCs while exploring with African Royalty! "D is for Dihya!" The littlest ones will be teaching us soon enough!
The ABCs Edition is perfect for the teeny-weeny preschoolers to learn ABCs while exploring with African Royalty! "D is for Dihya!" The littlest ones will be teaching us soon enough!

 

Here's the introduction from the author, Libby Issac (we think it's only fitting that she has the last word!):

"So... why an alphabet book? Why on earth an A-Z you may ask! Well it's simple: I realised that most children, and adults I spoke to, couldn't tell me about more than a couple of African Kings and Queens. And, I realised I was guilty of the same! But it wasn't my fault and it wasn't theirs! So I set about writing a book, packed full of fun and activities, that I wish I'd read as a child, and well, I did just that! From familiar Pharaohs to Warrior Queens, to rulers who changed the world and the richest man who ever lived- you're going to read about them here! The good, the bad and the ugly! From Egypt to Timbuktu, from South Africa to Algeria- the whole of Africa is covered! And, don't worry if your favourite isn't featured here, you'll be sure to find them in the second book in the series: Kings and Queens of Africa Part 2!"

 

Risks and challenges

These books are ready to go, this is the only challenge: We can't 1000% promise for Christmas, but we CAN promise that once we hit our target (literally the same day), whether the Kickstarter campaign's time limit is over or not, we WILL start arranging to have these beautiful books sent to you! So you can get to wrapping and putting them under your trees! And, making some little (or big) people very happy come Christmas morning! (Don't forget you can get the iBook or Kindle right now, if you can't wait until Christmas!)

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    iBook version of Kings and Queens of Africa. Choose the full version or the ABCs Edition.

    Limited Edition Signed BookCover Print (1/1000)

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    2 Exclusive to Kickstarter Kings and Queens of Africa Glossy Colouring Books featuring ALL the Kings and Queens from the book!

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    Limited Signed Edition (Hardback) of this gorgeous book! Choose the full version or the ABCs Edition.

    2 Copies of Kings and Queens of Africa (Paperback) Choose between the full version, the ABCs Edition, or one of each!

    iBook version of Kings and Queens of Africa

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