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Shongololo is a greedy little worm who lives happily in his garden but refuses to share it with anyone. In fact, he is proud of the fact that he has no friends. Then one day, disaster strikes when a hungry eagle decides that Shongololo will make a juicy snack! After his nastiness, will the other garden creatures want to rescue Shongololo?
Young readers will be drawn into the drama of this tale of selfishness, kindness, and compassion, accompanied by imaginative and colourful illustrations.
Jong Joe en Anna (albei 13) raak hartstogtelik verlief op mekaar. Maar dan tree die lewe tussenbeide en word hulle teen hul sin van mekaar geskei. Amper tien jaar later loop hulle mekaar weer onverwags raak, maar hul sterk band vanuit hul kinderdae is verlore. Sal hulle die lewe se baie hindernisse kan oorkom, en sal hulle ooit weer saam kan wees?
Dit is ’n storie oor lewe, grootword, regte en verkeerde keuses maak, vashou aan dit waarin jy glo, ouerskap en hantering van die dood. Wat egter die sterkste uitstaan, is die liefde.
Hierdie storie verken die moeilikhede wat tieners en studente daagliks in die gesig staar en leer ook jonk en oud om in liefde te glo ten spyte van hartseer.
Shadow Chasers: Book 1 - Powers Of The Knife
Shadow Chasers: Book 2 - Lake Of Memories
Shadow Chasers: Book 3 - Flame Of Truth
Shadow Chasers: Book 4 - Night Of The Red Moon
When we meet someone, one of the things we notice is the colour of their skin. But what can someone's skin colour tell us about them? Despite what some people say, your skin means very little! Inside we're all the same.
Join Njabulo, Aisha, Tim, Chris and Roshni as they discover why humans have different skins, and how people's thinking about skin colour has changed throughout history. Skin We Are In is a celebration of the glorious human rainbow, both in South Africa and beyond.
One of South Africa's best-selling authors, Sindiwe Magona, has teamed up with well-known American anthropologist, Nina G. Jablonski, and award-winning illustrator Lynn Fellman to create a much-needed book about race and skin colour – for children. Magona has written a story of five friends as they explore and discuss the skin they are in. The scientific narrative, written by Jablonski, expands and supports the conversation topics generated by the children's adventure.
Annie, whose life has been sad, but who loves to make others happy, goes shopping with her mother at Christmas. Then, at the shopping mall, she is unexpectedly blessed with happiness herself.
This is a story to touch your heart - young or old!
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Ndiliswa dreams of becoming a warrior and the commander of the king’s army. But she is the daughter of a poor blacksmith, who makes spears just to get by. Prince Siyabulela has never been a soldier like his younger brother and his father fears that he won’t be a good king. When Siyabulela is transformed into a dragonfly by a wicked spell, it is up to Ndiliswa to defeat their enemies to save the prince.
Sara’s first day of school is full of surprises, but the biggest one of all is that she discovers she doesn’t understand what the other children are saying and she wonders how she will make friends. Her teacher encourages her to find out the many ways one can say hello.
This delightful story of rhyming verse, accompanied by charming illustrations, is a must for all young South African children. And if parents/grandparents/carers aren’t sure how to pronounce ‘hello’ in all 11 official languages, there is a CD of the text, narrated by the author herself, to guide with authentic pronunciation.
Katie Holmes, aged 17, lives with her adoptive mother, the housekeeper of a fabulous house in Camps Bay belonging to the gorgeous hunk Finn O'Reilly.
Finn has the ability to stop time, to move into what is called "untime". Katie canít stop time but, uniquely, can function in "untime" and works as a partner, a sidekick, to Finn.
A fantasy novel rooted in very real teenage issues, it maintains a level of suspense and intrigue all the way through.
Uncle Mike and I play hide and seek. And when its time for him to leave, he says "I'll see you soon, my Pumpkin. Well play some more next week." Uncle Mike didn't come back the next week and I didn't understand why. So Daddy picked me up, kissed my cheek and said, "There's something I want to show you, up in the sky."
The Brightest Star In The Sky is beautifully told, and helps children deal with the loss of a loved one.
Puntemasjien is ‘n jeugroman met rugby as sentrale tema. Dit speel op ‘n fiktiewe Bolandse dorpie af. Die hoofkarakter, Clint, word na die Boland se proewe genooi, met die oog op ‘n plek in die Cravenweekspan.
Daar kom struikelblokke op sy pad, soos die aanranding van sy vriendin, Yolandi, asook die verdwyning van haar ma en sy pa se drankprobleem.
By sy eie huis wag daar nog ‘n yslike skok op hom. Hy bes om hom aan die proewe te onttrek. Maar sy liefde vir rugby is so diep gewortel dat hy nie sommer sy rug op die spel kan draai nie. Sy afrigter oorreed hom om sy besluit te heroorweeg en met sy aanmoediging, begin lewenslesse uit die sport Clint se lewe verander.
Itís 1976 in South Africa. Written from the points of view of four young people living in Johannesburg and its black township, Soweto Ė Zanele, a black female student organiser, Mina, of South Asian background working at her fatherís shop, Jack, an Oxford-bound white student, and Thabo, a tsotsi Ė this book explores the roots of the Soweto Uprising and the edifice of apartheid in a South Africa about to explode.
In the black township of Soweto, Zanele, who also works as a nightclub singer, is plotting against the apartheid government. The police canít know. Her mother and sister canít know. No one can know. On the affluent white side of town, Jack Craven plans to spend the last days of his break before university burning miles on his beat-up Mustang, and crashing other peopleís parties. Their chance meeting changes everything.
Already a chain of events are in motion: a failed plot, a murdered teacher, a powerful police agent with a vendetta, and a secret network of students across the township. The students will rise. And there will be violence when morning comes.
Introducing readers to a remarkable young literary talent, When Morning Comes offers an impeccably researched and vivid snapshot of South African society on the eve of the uprising that changed it forever.
Frog sets sail for sea in search of a kiss from a young royal miss. Frog's only wish is to become a man but will scary sea creature foil his plan?
Book contains colourful character cut-outs to inspire children to stage their own story.
Filled with unexpected twists and turns, the Libertalia series starts its journey in a private boarding school in the Eastern Cape in South Africa, the story is a melting pot of friendship, mystery and treasure, peppered with suspense, intrigue and African legend. The series takes its characters on a journey to a sangoma’s hut in the Eastern Cape, searching for ancient treasure in Zimbabwe in Libertalia: Lost Fortunes, and facing family betrayal in Madagascar in Libertalia: Quest for Land. The characters are diverse and strong, and we see them tackle a host of challenges with aplomb.
As the young teens become young adults in the final chapter, Libertalia: The End of an Era, the story will delight readers with its entertaining blend of heartache, friendship and, of course… treasure.
Meet the mammals, reptiles, insects and birds who populate the veld, desert, forests and ponds of South Africa.
From the ant-eating aardvark to the zebra spitting cobra, there is a new friend on every page. Packed with vivid and charming illustrations and includes the scientific name of each animal.
Niki Daly's spunky little heroine was first introduced in†Jamela's Dress†in 1999 and has been a firm favourite ever since; delighting young and old alike. Who can forget Gogo and Mama's little chicken from Yebo, Jamela!, destined for the cooking pot but adopted as Jamela's pet?† A girl like many others, Jamela dreams of† pretty dresses and shoes and is worried and scared when Mama announces they are moving house. Jamela is unforgettable!† †
A fun and exciting trip into Africa.
Discover lands, legends and wonders from the caves to the present.
Kom deel in die lekkerste tye van Shani en Sunette se lewe – die ReŽnboogrant-jare!
Een van die gewildste Afrikaanse reekse is nou in ’n omnibus beskikbaar! Kom deel in die lekkerste tye van Shani en haar sussie Sunette se lewe – die ReŽnboogrant-jare! In die ReŽnboogrant Maats-boeke is Shani-hulle op laerskool, en hulle beleef allerlei opwindende avonture – van ’n geheimsinnige hanswors wat sy verskyning tydens ’n skooluitstappie maak, tot ’n wetenskap-ekspo wat lelik skeefloop.
Hierdie omnibus bevat die volgende drie titels uit diť gewilde reeks:
- ’n Nag van angs
- Die hanswors
- Teddie se geheim
A wolf and a sheep fall in love. They have a son that they call Woolf: he's half wolf, half woolly sheep! This is Woolf's story.
It's not easy being different, not quite fitting in with one group or another. When Woolf tries to impress the wolves, he finds it fun for a while, but they're a bit too wild. When he tries to follow the sheep, he finds it all a bit, well, boring.
Can Woolf find his own way in life and make his own friends that like him for who he is, not who he's trying to be?
"What if you discovered that you come from an ancient family of Shadow Chasers, with a duty to protect others from an evil Army of Shadows?"
Nom is an outsider at school. When she and Zithembe become friends, life still seems, well, a little ordinary. But when an army of monsters threatens their world, it’s all up to the two of them … and the start of a journey into the dreamworld on a quest that will change their lives.
Powers Of The Knife is the first book in the Shadow Chasers trilogy. It’s an African fantasy adventure - one part family saga, one part hero’s quest.
When twelve-year-old Andy is given a secondhand cell phone for his birthday, it’s a dream come true. But what Andy doesn’t realise is that his phone contains secret and magical powers. Within just a few hours of turning on the phone, he is swept up into an adventure of magnificent proportions.
Receiving cryptic text messages, meeting a mysterious stranger and being whisked off to what he soon learns is ‘the world next door’ is just the start for Andy. And a wonderful web of fantasy, mystery and new friends begins to unfold around the amazed Andy as he discovers the secrets of this new world. But when he loses his phone, he can’t get home. And the world is changing. Evil Elvira has arrived and she has plans of her own.
Trapped in ‘the world next door’, Andy must now embark on a mission to find his phone. Can Andy save himself and his new friends before Elvira takes over?
"We came out demonstrating on a cold, wintry morning. But the authorities wouldn't have it. They set police dogs on us. They panel-beat us with batons. They sprayed us with teargas. They came out shooting. Army tanks roared down the streets like angry hippos. The contest was too uneven. We retreated in panic, leaving the ground strewn with casualties from both sides. We couldn't match them stone to bullet." This important historical novel, fi rst published in 1982 and later banned by the apartheid regime, is now available for literature study at school. It tells, with piercing authenticity, the story of the 1976 Soweto uprising. Mzamane has created a set of characters whose courage, humour and imperfections fi ll the pages of this book and carry the reader forward on the rising tide of resistance. The novel is accompanied by notes and classroom activities.
Nicole was min lus om die vakansie saam met haar ma Weskus toe te kom. Sy wou liewer by die huis bly om Golden Acres, diť ryskool in Pretoria, se perdespringkursus by te woon.
Hoe sleg gaan haar vakansiefoto’s nie afsteek teen Chanť se Mauritius-foto’s nie? En wat gaan sy heeldag doen tussen ’n klomp mariene bioloŽ wat net oor hulle navorsing kan praat?
Maar die Weskus is ’n verrassende plek . . .
“Daar was eenmaal ’n pragtige dogtertjie met ’n hart so groot soos haar naam, Kantiga. Maar Kantiga hou nie van haar naam nie.” Toe haar ouma dit hoor, vertel sy vir haar ’n familiestorie van die towerkleipot wat lyk of dit nutteloos is omdat dit gekraak en stukkend is. Maar ons leer hoe juis hierdie swak plek dit meer as perfek maak.
Volg hierdie pragtige verhaal, vol kleur en folklore, waarin Kantiga die perfekte naam probeer vind, en op die reis meer leer van wie sy is en waar sy vandaan kom.
Kantiga Finds the Perfect Name is a beautiful tale, infused with some magic that reimagines a popular African folklore for the modern child.
“There was once a beautiful little girl with a heart as big as her name, Kantiga. But Kantiga did not like her name.” Hearing this, her Gogo tells her a magical family tale inspired by the folklore of the magical cracked clay pot. The magical clay pot is appears to be useless because it is cracked and broken, yet we learn how this flaw that makes it more than perfect.
Follow this beautiful tale, full of colour and folklore, as Kantiga tries to find the perfect name and on the journey learns a bit more about who she is and where she is from.
“Kwake kwaba khona intombazanyana encane enenhliziyo enkulu ngangegama layo, uKantiga. Kodwa uKantiga wayengalithandi igama lakhe.” Ekuzwa lokhu, ugogo wakhe umxoxela inganekwane yomndeni yokhamba olunomlingo olwalubukeka lungenamsebenzi ngoba lwabe lunofa futhi lwephukile. Sifunda ukuthi kwenzeka kanjani ukuba lesi sici silwenze lube ngokungaphezulu kokuba ngoluphelele.
Landela le ndaba emnandi, egcwele imibala kanye nobunganekwane, lapho uKantiga ezama ukuthola igama elifanele kuthi ekulolu hambo afunde kakhudlwana ngokuthi ungubani nokuthi uvelaphi.
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