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Ruby Red Shoes Goes to London

By Kate Knapp ( Macmillan’s Children’s Books) Ruby Red Shoes is a sweet little hare who lives in a colourful caravan with her grandmother, Babushka Galina Galushka. Ruby is gentle and kind and cares for all living things, including plants and trees, animals and people. Ruby is also particularly fond of strawberry jam and peppermint tea. (A girl after our own heart!)  Ruby and her grandmother love to travel and now they are visiting family in London, the home of red buses, red telephone boxes and red letter boxes. This is a delightfully old-fashioned book that paints a romantic picture of
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What do you think of children’s eBooks?

At one stage eBooks were the fastest growing sector of children’s publishing.  It looked like it was all over for paper books, bookstores, libraries, etc.  The major publishing houses were hooking up eBook and app sections overnight and sites such as Kalahari, Amazon, and Exclusives were hooked up already. eBook Sales Decline Today there’s a slightly different picture.  According to The Guardian, ‘while book sales through shops increased 7% in 2016, ebook sales declined by 4%. It is the second year in a row that ebook sales have fallen, and only the second time that annual ebook sales have done so since
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Thato’s Birthday Surprise

Very proud of my first Book Dash book – Thato’s Birthday Surprise – now online here.  Illustrated by the super talented Brad Cuzen and designed by Jodi Houareau.  Book Dash was a whirlwind experience in Durban last year – a wonderful buzz of creative energy that filled the library at St Mary Kloof School. For those that don’t know about Book Dash – these books will be printed and distributed to schools in disadvantaged areas for free. Individuals or companies can fund this printing and donate books to schools of their choice. Book Dash is a wonderful initiative founded by
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