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.
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.
A collection of diverse tales from creative writers, poets, artists and thinkers living with prejudice, judgement, bullying and racism that help young readers find courage and self-belief in these times.
On your search to include more diverse books for your pre-school kids, check out the wonderful range of local books from South African publishers Book Dash.
El Deafo is a funny and moving graphic novel memoir about a young hearing impaired girl and her adventures at school as she tries to fit in while standing out.
The Children of Blood and Bone is a highly celebrated West African inspired fantasy for young adults that mixes dark magic with adventure and deadly danger.
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.
The Skin We Are In is an exploration of why humans have different colour skin, and how people’s thinking about skin colour has changed throughout history.
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!
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.
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...