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Ons Is Een (Afrikaans, Paperback): Refiloe Moahloli Ons Is Een (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Refiloe Moahloli; Illustrated by Zinelda McDonald; Translated by Jaco Jacobs
R140 R116 Discovery Miles 1 160 Save R24 (17%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Ek en jy lyk dalk verskillend,
ons klink verskillend,
ons bly op verskillende plekke
en ons eet verskillende kos,
maar wanneer ek in jou oŽ kyk,
sien ek myself.
 
’n Warm, vertroostende boek oor vriendskap en ubuntu wat beide ons ooreenkomste en verskille vier.

Die boek is ook beskikbaar in Isizulu en Engels.

Simunye (Zulu, Paperback): Refiloe Moahloli Simunye (Zulu, Paperback)
Refiloe Moahloli; Illustrated by Zinelda McDonald
R140 R116 Discovery Miles 1 160 Save R24 (17%) In stock

Singabukeka sehlukile mina nawe,
sizwakale sehlukile,
senze okwehlukile,
sidle ukudla okwehlukile,
futhi sihlale ezindaweni ezehlukene
kodwa uma ngibheka emehlweni akho, ngizibona mina uqobo.

Incwadi eduduzayo futhi ethinta imizwa emayelana nobungani kanye nobuntu ebukangaza kokubili okufanayo nokuwumehluko kithi.

Iyatholakala futhi ngesiNgisi nangesiBhunu.

Boris The BabyBot - A Little Book About Big Data (Hardcover): Murray Hunter Boris The BabyBot - A Little Book About Big Data (Hardcover)
Murray Hunter
R150 R124 Discovery Miles 1 240 Save R26 (17%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

In this adorably illustrated storybook, digital rights activist Murray Hunter takes a silly and subversive look at the world of digital surveillance – for kids! Boris the BabyBot follows the misadventures of a baby-tracking robot whose sole purpose is to track and monitor babies. But what happens when the BabyBot meets a baby that can’t be tracked?

Boris the BabyBot invites kids (and grown-ups) into the secret world of Big Data, in a way that’s playful, and full of mischief and laughs. The book creates an opportunity for grown-ups to start a conversation with children about technology and data collection, but can also simply be enjoyed as a fun and engaging story.

Boris the BabyBot was written to be read with children aged 3-6, and robots of all ages.

All the Days Past, All The Days To Come (Paperback): Mildred D. Taylor All the Days Past, All The Days To Come (Paperback)
Mildred D. Taylor
R306 R267 Discovery Miles 2 670 Save R39 (13%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The saga of the Logan family--made famous in the Newbery Medal-winning Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry--concludes in a long-awaited and deeply fulfilling story.

In her tenth book, Mildred Taylor completes her sweeping saga about the Logan family of Mississippi, which is also the story of the civil rights movement in America of the 20th century. Cassie Logan, first met in Song of the Trees and Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, is a young woman now, searching for her place in the world, a journey that takes her from Toledo to California, to law school in Boston, and, ultimately, in the 60s, home to Mississippi to participate in voter registration. She is witness to the now-historic events of the century: the Great Migration north, the rise of the civil rights movement, preceded and precipitated by the racist society of America, and the often violent confrontations that brought about change. Rich, compelling storytelling is Ms. Taylor's hallmark, and she fulfills expectations as she brings to a close the stirring family story that has absorbed her for over forty years. It is a story she was born to tell.

We Are One (Paperback): Refiloe Moahloli We Are One (Paperback)
Refiloe Moahloli; Illustrated by Zinelda McDonald
R140 R116 Discovery Miles 1 160 Save R24 (17%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

We may look different you and I,
sound different,
act different,
eat different food,
and live in different places
but when I look into your eyes, I see myself.

A comforting and lyrical book about friendship and ubuntu that celebrates both our differences and similarities.

Also available in isiZulu and Afrikaans.

When Sophie Gets Angry-Really, Really Angry (Paperback): Molly Bang When Sophie Gets Angry-Really, Really Angry (Paperback)
Molly Bang; Illustrated by Molly Bang
R145 R120 Discovery Miles 1 200 Save R25 (17%) In stock

Let Scholastic Bookshelf be your guide through the whole range of your child's experiences-laugh with them, learn with them, read with them
Eight classic, best-selling titles are available now

Category: Feelings
"Oh is Sophie ever angry now "
Everybody gets angry sometimes. For children, anger can be very upsetting. Parents, teachers, and children can talk about it. People do lots of different things when they get angry. In this Caldecott-honor book, kids will see what Sophie does when she gets angry. What do you do?
..".Bang's double-page illustrations, vibrating with saturated colors, that reveal the drama of the child's emotions."-SLJ, starred review
..".an elegant and thought-provoking book for...children learning how to deal with emotions." -NY Times Book Review

Akusayi Kuphinda - isiXhosa Anthology (Xhosa, Paperback): Sonwabiso Ngcowa Akusayi Kuphinda - isiXhosa Anthology (Xhosa, Paperback)
Sonwabiso Ngcowa
R75 R62 Discovery Miles 620 Save R13 (17%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Cover2Cover Books is delighted to announce the publication of an anthology of short stories written in isiXhosa, Akusayi Kuphind, by emerging author Sonwabiso Ngcowa.

The stories in Akusayi Kuphind are written in language that comes straight from the daily lives of young people from urban and rural communities all over South Africa. The characters respond to the kinds of challenges faced by many South African youth.

These include families where one of the parents had to work far from home; poverty; being a single parent; abuse of women and girls; bullying in schools and loss of self-esteem; arranged marriages; HIV and AIDS; as well as same sex relationships and the way they are looked at in the communities.

A Day In The Life Of Marlon Bundo (Hardcover): Marlon Bundo, Jill Twiss A Day In The Life Of Marlon Bundo (Hardcover)
Marlon Bundo, Jill Twiss; Illustrated by E.G. Keller 1
R434 R292 Discovery Miles 2 920 Save R142 (33%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

HBO's Emmy-winning Last Week Tonight with John Oliver presents a children's picture book about a Very Special boy bunny who falls in love with another boy bunny.

Meet Marlon Bundo, a lonely bunny who lives with his Grampa, Mike Pence - the Vice President of the United States. But on this Very Special Day, Marlon's life is about to change forever...

With its message of tolerance and advocacy, this charming children's book explores issues of same sex marriage and democracy. Sweet, funny, and beautifully illustrated, this book is dedicated to every bunny who has ever felt different.

100% of Last Week Tonight's proceeds will be donated to The Trevor Project and AIDS United.

Confessions of a Teen Nanny (Paperback): Victoria Ashton Confessions of a Teen Nanny (Paperback)
Victoria Ashton
R160 R127 Discovery Miles 1 270 Save R33 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Sixteen-year-old Adrienne Lewis is in charge of eight-year-old Emma Warner, the youngest member of the snooty Warner family. Emma is an evil genius who has gotten all five previous nannies fired -- and she's the good news. Because then there's Emma's half brother, Graydon, who goes to college -- yet always seems to be lurking around waiting to hit on Adrienne. But worst of all is Emma's beautiful seventeen-year-old half sister, Cameron, whose reputation as a wild girl, a liar, and a user is known to everyone ...everyone, that is, except Adrienne.

Release (Paperback): Patrick Ness Release (Paperback)
Patrick Ness 1
R215 R153 Discovery Miles 1 530 Save R62 (29%) Ships in 7 - 10 working days

Inspired by Judy Blume's Forever and Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway, this novel that Andrew Smith calls "beautiful, enchanting, [and] exquisitely written" is a new classic about teenage relationships, self-acceptance--and what happens when the walls we build start coming down.

Adam Thorn doesn't know it yet, but today will change his life.

Between his religious family, a deeply unpleasant ultimatum from his boss, and his own unrequited love for his sort-of ex, Enzo, it seems as though Adam's life is falling apart. At least he has two people to keep him sane: his new boyfriend (he does love Linus, doesn't he?) and his best friend, Angela.

But all day long, old memories and new heartaches come crashing together, throwing Adam's life into chaos. The bindings of his world are coming untied one by one; yet in spite of everything he has to let go, he may also find freedom in the release.

From the New York Times bestselling author of A Monster Calls comes a raw, darkly funny, and deeply affecting story about the courage it takes to live your truth.

Theatre Shoes (Paperback, 1st Bullseye Book ed): Noel Streatfeild Theatre Shoes (Paperback, 1st Bullseye Book ed)
Noel Streatfeild
R145 R116 Discovery Miles 1 160 Save R29 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Three orphans are forced to enter a theater school by their grandmother, a famous actress. Unable to pay the tuition, they are given scholarships from the now-grown orphans from Ballet Shoes. Will they be able to live up to their patrons’ legacies? The children are ready to run away—until they discover their hidden talents. Originally published in 1945.

Taking Chances (Paperback): Sicelo Kula Taking Chances (Paperback)
Sicelo Kula
R389 Discovery Miles 3 890 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Ta Siks wants to provide for his nephew Fundile – but on a cleaner’s salary there is no chance of that. That’s why he turns to the world of crime, and gets involved in the drug trade.

Fundile does not suspect that his uncle is involved in a dangerous game, but his friend Sakhe is a different story … Sakhe has no problem with moving on from being a scorer with girls and on the soccer field, to being a drug merchant. When Nosiphiwo, a girl from Fundile’s past, arrives on the scene with a secret of her own, things start getting more complicated. Fundile realises – too late – that even their lives are in danger…

This is the tenth book in Cover2Cover’s Harmony High Series, which centres around the lives and real life choices facing a group of teens at Harmony High, a fictional township high school.

Secuestrado / Kidnapped (Spanish, Paperback): Robert Louis Stevenson Secuestrado / Kidnapped (Spanish, Paperback)
Robert Louis Stevenson
R330 Discovery Miles 3 300 Out of stock
The Ghost of Grania O'malley (Paperback, New Ed): Michael Morpurgo The Ghost of Grania O'malley (Paperback, New Ed)
Michael Morpurgo
R106 R89 Discovery Miles 890 Save R17 (16%) Out of stock
Adam and Eve and Pinch-me (Hardcover): Julie Johnston Adam and Eve and Pinch-me (Hardcover)
Julie Johnston
R269 R231 Discovery Miles 2 310 Save R38 (14%) Out of stock
Tear Jerkers: Runaway (Paperback): Cheryl Zach Tear Jerkers: Runaway (Paperback)
Cheryl Zach
R42 R37 Discovery Miles 370 Save R5 (12%) Out of stock
Hothouse Flowers (Paperback): Nette Hilton Hothouse Flowers (Paperback)
Nette Hilton
R120 R96 Discovery Miles 960 Save R24 (20%) Out of stock
I Hate My Life! (Hardcover): Laura Schlessinger I Hate My Life! (Hardcover)
Laura Schlessinger; Illustrated by Dan McFeeley
R198 R159 Discovery Miles 1 590 Save R39 (20%) Out of stock

Nothing is going right for Sammy. His kindergarten teacher told him he could do a better job on his picture. His best friend didn't want to come over and play. And his mother punished him for forgetting to take out the trash. Sammy feels that his life is just awful, until Dad helps him find new ways of looking at his problems.

In her third children's book after bestsellers Why Do You Love Me? and But I Waaannt It , acclaimed author and radio personality Dr. Laura Schlessinger has written another important story featuring the lovable family from her first two books. Growing Up Is Hard shows a caring parent teaching his child to cope with the challenges of growing up.

Who Loves You, Billy? (Paperback): Bernard Ashley Who Loves You, Billy? (Paperback)
Bernard Ashley
R63 R51 Discovery Miles 510 Save R12 (19%) Out of stock

Billy gets free school lunches, but what he really wants is packed lunches like Decklan, with surprise notes from his Mum. Soon the other kids get surprise notes too. Billy's Mum gives in and lets him have packed lunch, but she doesn't write notes. Billy starts to write his own.

Blood on his hands (Hardcover): Willo Davis Roberts Blood on his hands (Hardcover)
Willo Davis Roberts
R175 R140 Discovery Miles 1 400 Save R35 (20%) Out of stock

"Somewhere in the distance, behind him, Marc heard a hound baying. He hesitated, breathing hard, wiping the sweat off his forehead with the back of his hand, straining to hear better. The hound bayed again, a lonely, fearsome sound."

Marc Solie is on the run. He has been for what seems like forever, though it's been less than two years since his little sister died and his family fell apart, since he started running from his pain and despair and pure, desperate loneliness.

This time it's different. Marc's not just running from himself this time; he's running from the cops. Marc's done something bad. He's not sure how bad -- maybe as bad as murder.

Marc's only chance is to get to his father. His father will know what to do, how to get him out of this mess. But Marc hasn't seen or talked to his father for months, and he's not really sure where he is. So Marc keeps running -- following Interstate 5 north from northern California to Washington, hoping to find him.

With only a runt dog named Rat for companionship, Marc has time to reflect on the last two years and come to grips with how his life has changed. For the first time, Marc begins to see how he's responsible for his own actions, and despite any wrongdoings to him, ultimately he's accountable for his life. As Marc sees this truth, he's finally able to stop running and face up to what he's done.

Blood on His Hands is a gripping, taut novel about one boy's journey to manhood.

Kapow! (Hardcover): George O'Connor Kapow! (Hardcover)
George O'Connor
R155 R124 Discovery Miles 1 240 Save R31 (20%) Out of stock

While pretending to be superhero American Eagle and his trusty sidekick Bug Lady, a young boy and girl soon get into trouble with his mom. Can American Eagle become a true superhero and look an angry parent in the eye and admit what he has done? Full color.

The Children's Book of Virtues (Audio cassette): William J. Bennett The Children's Book of Virtues (Audio cassette)
William J. Bennett
R95 R76 Discovery Miles 760 Save R19 (20%) Out of stock

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Captives (Paperback): Tom Pow Captives (Paperback)
Tom Pow
R177 R165 Discovery Miles 1 650 Save R12 (7%) Out of stock

Even in his wildest nightmares, Martin could never have predicted what would happen when his family sign up for two day's trekking in the National Park during their holiday on the beautiful island of Santa Clara. They've barely set off when their car is waylaid and Martin, his parents and another family are stopped at gunpoint and bundled into a lorry that heads for the dense forest. The captives are pushed to their physical and emotional limits as they are forced further into the wild terrain, away from any possible rescue. But during their ordeal, the hostages come to understand something of the harsh political backdrop to life on Santa Clara, and the events that have shaped the lives of their captors and fuelled their actions. Martin discovers deep feelings for Louise, the other teenager caught up in the nightmare, only to have to watch her growing love for Ramon, the youngest hostage-taker. Captives is a wonderfully written, deeply engaging story about ten people thrown together under extraordinary circumstances and with devastating consequences - a story that will resonate with the reader long afterwards.

Tempting Faith Di Napoli (Paperback): Lisa Gabriele Tempting Faith Di Napoli (Paperback)
Lisa Gabriele
R401 R342 Discovery Miles 3 420 Save R59 (15%) Out of stock

"Our house, in Little Italy, shared a wall with the Rossis' next door, and our clothesline connected with the Pilettis' behind us. My mother used to say that if one of the neighbours' houses was swallowed up by hell, we would all be pulled down with them."
Smart, witty, and emotionally generous, "Tempting Faith DiNapoli" is first-time novelist Lisa Gabriele's alternately wrenching and funny coming-of-age story about a girl who is born with a powerful faith -- a faith that is sorely tested across the difficult years of her childhood and adolescence.
Bewildered by her lot as the daughter in a fundamentally and often hilariously dysfunctional family, Faith genuinely wants to be a good Catholic girl. And she's pretty sure Jesus loves her. Trouble is, she's angry. Angry with her father for leaving, her mom for never going anywhere, and her siblings -- just because they're around. So Faith lies. She cheats and she steals. In fact, she breaks every commandment on the list, mostly by accident. And in the process, Faith finds herself increasingly torn between the girl she and Jesus want her to be, and the girl she just plain happens to be.
Lisa Gabriele writes with rare confidence and insight. Her sure-handed narrative hums along on the charged rhythms of Faith's poignant quest for her own private happy ending. Charming, fresh, and big-hearted, "Tempting Faith DiNapoli "is a novel that will stay with readers long after the last page has been turned.

"From the Hardcover edition."

Beat The Band (Paperback): Don Calame Beat The Band (Paperback)
Don Calame
R145 R116 Discovery Miles 1 160 Save R29 (20%) Out of stock

In the hotly-awaited sequel to the hysterical Swim The Fly, Coop finds himself partnered with social outcast 'Hot Dog' Helen for a class project on safe sex.

Desperate to find a way of saving his rep, Coop decides that winning the school Battle of the Bands contest is the perfect solution.

Surely the small fact that neither he nor his best friends, Sean and Matt, can actually play an instrument won't stop them achieving rock-and-roll awesomeness...

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