Young readers will love the easy-to-read tales of Max Crumbly and his daily ups and downs in middle school by best-selling author of The Dork Diaries, Rachel Renée Russell.
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.
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.
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!
The story of Irma Stern, one of South Africa’s most famous artists, is shared in this wonderfully written biography, perfect for young artists and scholars.
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?
Kingsmead Bookfair 2019 is done and dusted. It was an honour to be the curator of the children's and teen programmes of the fair this year and to get a chance to engage with authors from South Africa and abroad. While I love any bookish event there were a few...
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.
The inspiring ‘Road to Glory’ series covers some of South Africa’s top sporting legends as they set out on their journey to become national and international stars. From Siya Kolisi, Wayne Van Niekerk, and Hashim Amla to AB De Villiers and Caster Semenya, this is a well-written range that shares these sports stars personal triumphs and setbacks.