Papa Lemon’s Little Wanderers are in for another exciting and valuable history lesson when Kaya’s uncle Walter comes into town with a truck full of memorabilia. Curious children start asking numerous questions and in this way, they find out about World War II, the soldiers and the women and children who stayed behind. Uncle Walter tells the children more about the Navajo Talkers whose obscure language proved very useful and lifesaving during the war. The highlight of the adventure was a trip… Read more
I thought he was great!
What a fun and up beat book for the young and old alike. I sure enjoyed it and I am looking forward to the next adventures in book 2
Papa Lemon’s Little Wanderers have once again stumbled into the chance to turn a school assignment into a life lesson. After competing in their fifth grade championship baseball game they reminisce with Papa Lemon and Mama Sarah about the great Babe Didrikson. Well at least Nikki does. The rest of the crew are not quite sure who this Babe is. So with the help of Papa Lemon and Mama Sarah’s encouragement they hop on the train and head back in time. Twice! With this installment of the Papa Lem… Read more
I recently purchased this book for my 9-year-old niece. My family was having trouble getting her to practice reading, and I thought she might like to read the story of Dr. Martin Luther King on MLK Day. She sat down and read the entire book without complaining, and when I told her that I was going to get her other Papa Lemon books, she wrote me the following e-mail: I WOOD LOVE TO READ THE PAPA LEMON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOVE KARLEE So it appears we still need to work on spelling and gram… Read more
The Adventures of Papa Lemon’s Little Wanderers Book 5: The California Gold Rush” is a history lesson via time travel for the Little Wanderers, an adventurous multicultural band of time explorers who have the wonderful guidance of the neighborhood grandparents, Papa Lemon and Mama Sarah. For this adventure, the time dial is set for 1848 and the California Gold Rush, but somehow the group overshoots their date with destiny and lands in 1851. What will happen? Clearly illustrated portraits show th… Read more
I recommend the Papa Lemon books to all kids, parents and grandparents. Join Papa Lemon on his Magic Train and travel back in time on a joyous journey making family, culture and history come alive. The author, Lehman Riley, has created books which grandparents, parents and kids should all read and enjoy together.
This book tells a story about real people and how they met Dr. King. A really neat way to learn about history and civil rights. Two of the characters are my mother and father!
It was great that the kids got to meet someone who is presently writing books. I like the fact that he brought articles that were inspirational or relevant to his writing. The kids had lots of questions to ask him. Thank you for arranging this.
I thought he was great. The kids were interested, are excited to read his books, and asked good questions. I thought he did a great job explaining how he got started and how history is tied to the books. Great African American male role model.