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Wanda is a little girl with a big beautiful head of hair. While her mother thinks her hair is 'strong and beautiful like the clouds", Wanda is scared the children at school will laugh at her and her teacher will say it is "a bird's nest". How can she learn to love herself?
The new Anansi Mystery series is a well written afro-centric adventure and fantasy series for pre-teens. When twins, Karabo and Siphe, overhear some workers complaining about strange goings on at the construction site for the new library, Karabo is determined to discover what is going on. Together with their friend Bandile and his dog Zuko, they get pulled into a ghostly adventure.
Read our top 11 early chapter book series for girls. Perfect for moving into new reading levels and growing reading confidence and enjoyment. We love these books for their strong female characters who are happily and unapologetically, themselves.
Congratulations! Your child is entering the magical world of books and will hopefully become a lifelong reader. All children learn at their own pace and encouragement and practice are vital right now. Learn what three things you should NOT say to a child learning to read.
Rafe Khatchadorian is the unlikely hero of the Middle School series about an 11 year old boy who takes on rules, bullies and boredom and wins. Well, he might not always win, but he has a lot of fun in the process! Perfect for reluctant readers and anyone who enjoys adventure, humour and The Diary of A Wimpy Kid.