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?
Books for 4-6 Year Olds
The first day of a new school is always challenging – but especially when you’re Deaf. Will Ayen make new friends even though there’s a class bully?
What happens when we try to protect ourselves from getting hurt by locking our hearts away? Follow a child’s journey from loss to love and joy again as she learns to let her heart be free.
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.
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.
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.
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.