She Rex is a picture book dinosaur story with multi colours, giant teeth and tons of girl-osaurus attitude! A spirited sibling story about gender equality.
Books for 0-3 Year Olds
Sulwe is a children’s book of rare power and beauty. Dealing with colourism, self-esteem and learning that true beauty comes from within, this is actress Lupita Nyong’o’s ode to loving yourself. All the hype is worth it.
On your search to include more diverse books for your kids, check out the wonderful range of local books from South African publishers Book Dash.
Ruby Red Shoes is a sweet little hare who lives in a colourful caravan in the country with her granny. Now she’s off to visit her cousins in London. A charming picture book series for 3 – 7 year olds.
Who doesn’t love a unicorn? Sophie Johnston: Unicorn Expert loves them so much she ‘owns’ 17 unicorns of her own. Or course there’s a lot of work involved in training them and looking after them but Sophie rises to the challenge with style. But who’s that hiding in plain sight on every page?
“All evening the North wind roared.” These evocative words set the atmosphere for the story about the night Harry and his family hole up inside while a storm roars around them.
Oi Frog! is a fun rhyming caper though all the places animals sit. It starts with Frog saying he does not want to do what everyone tells him to and sit on a log. He wants to sit on a sofa. As you do.
What a delightful, happy little book by South African author Jenny Hatton. Swimming in the Sun follows a typical day at the beach with glorious illustrations by Joan Rankin.
Acclaimed illustrator and author Oliver Jeffers has a new book to share with little children everywhere: an introduction to the world. Written on the birth of his son, this reads as an intimate guide to Earth and its inhabitants – both human and animal.
This Richard Scarry classic is a happy primary-coloured trip filled with illustrations and much-loved characters to keep little ones entertained for hours. The detail-filled illustrations and story lines – filled with characters such as Huckle, Lowly, Bananas Gorilla, Sergeant Murphy, Sam and Dudley are still as entertaining and humorous as ever.
By Justine Smith and illustrated by Angie Stevens (Pan Macmillan) Lets cuddle up for bedtime with My Daddy Says - a special story about dads. The second title in the series about special relationships in the lives of little children, My Daddy Says features the...
Nyambura is a little girl who is going to visit her Gogo (granny). To get there she has to take a bus all on her own. This doesn’t bother her – even though she has to wait in the queue for a LONG time.