This series by South African author Niki Daly is a collection of wonderful, every day events that occur in the life of Thoko, who lives with her Mama and beloved Gogo.
Books for 4-6 Year Olds
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.
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.
Lots is a beautifully illustrated introduction to biodiversity for younger readers. This story of nature is so beautiful that children will pore over it again and again.
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Who are great men when they are at home? Grandad Mandela is sensitively seen through the eyes of his great grandchildren. A poignant legacy book to share.
Mizz President is a delightful South African story about a young girl who finds herself thrust into leadership when her country needs her. Girl power rules!
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?
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.
Julian is a Mermaid is a beautiful and powerful book about finding the safe space to joyfully and jubilantly be yourself. On the train home one day with his Nana, Julian sees three woman dressed up in dazzling mermaid costumes. He is enthralled.
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.