Artemis Fowl is a riveting and exciting adventure fantasy series for age 9 +. Artemis Fowl is a twelve-year-old child prodigy with a criminal mastermind, dedicating his life to leading the Fowl criminal empire, which has existed in his family for generations.
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Anna Liza likes helping her psychiatrist mother’s patients. When a little boy says he is sad because his dad is sad now that his mum is gone, she cooks up a hare-brained scheme to get him moving again. A sweet story of mental healing and empathy.
Witchfield is a magical adventure story for 8-12 year olds about two friends, Katie and Themba, who take on a strange mystery in a small South African town.
When Isenguye starts BIG school she is excited But when her new teacher shortens her name because she can’t pronounce it, she feels sad. How can she reclaim her name power?
A fantasy graphic novel about a girl and a sea monster who form an unlikely bond, helping one another learn to trust again. Guest reviewed by Nancy Richards.
We’ve rounded up 10 of the best books to inspire creative thinking for children. More than ever, we have to educate young people to think for themselves and decide what is right and wrong, what is true and false and what is good for everyone. We also have to teach them how to think ‘out the box’ from the very beginning.
With AI on the rise, being a critical thinker and reader and knowing how to read for meaning and understand how to build links between texts and ideas is vital. Reading skills are not enough and our teens are falling short in their high school years.
Fans of author Judy Bloom will love the screen adaptation of her seminal book Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret.
Fans of author Judy Bloom will love the screen adaptation of her seminal coming of age book Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret. Judy Blume is revered as a pioneer of young adult literature due to her sensitive and honest portrayal of the inner lives of preteen and teen girls.
Listen to some of your favourite authors from the Kingsmead Book Fair on the Jonathan Ball podcast Pagecast. Authors interviewed include Jo Watson, Refiloe Moahloli, Jarred Thompson, Amonge Sinxoto, and AI expert Johan Steyn.
Kingsmead College, a girls’ school in Johannesburg, recently announced the winners of their second national Young Writers’ Competition. The competition, run alongside their annual Kingsmead Book Fair, aims to build a new generation of young writers in South Africa.
Filled with questions and answers about new and exciting discoveries about our planet and ways we can save her. Children will feel hopeful about the changes they can make!
The new hate-to-love rom com from bestselling author Rachael Lippincott and debut writer Alyson Derrick, is the perfect queer romance to lose yourself in.