Witchfield is a magical adventure story for 8-12 year olds about two friends, Katie and Themba, who take on a strange mystery in a small South African town.
South African Books
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?
Know my Name is an early chapter book about twins Rorisang and Morena , who move to a new school and have to face all sorts of new challenges.
The new Anansi Mystery series is a well written afro-centric adventure and fantasy series for pre-teens. When twins, Karabo and Siphe, overhear some workers complaining about strange goings on at the construction site for the new library, Karabo is determined to discover what is going on. Together with their friend Bandile and his dog Zuko, they get pulled into a ghostly adventure.
An easy reading book for 8 – 12 year olds about a young teen boy and a girl who climb a tree to save it and end up finding themselves and inspiring a whole town.
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.
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?
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.
As we look back on the 7th annual Kingsmead College Book Fair held in May we can only say 'yay!' for books and people who write them, read them, love them and support them. This is our third year of being involved and every year has shown huge growth and...
What a delightful, happy little book by South African author Jenny Hatton. Swimming in the Sun follows a typical day at the beach with glorious illustrations by Joan Rankin.