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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
R373 R265 Discovery Miles 2 650 Save R108 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 12 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.

For every dog an angel (Hardcover): Christine Davis For every dog an angel (Hardcover)
Christine Davis
R207 R167 Discovery Miles 1 670 Save R40 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

A magical book celebrating the timeless connection between people and their "forever dogs."

Confessions of a Teen Nanny (Paperback): Victoria Ashton Confessions of a Teen Nanny (Paperback)
Victoria Ashton
R141 R99 Discovery Miles 990 Save R42 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 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.

When Sophie Gets Angry-Really, Really Angry (Paperback): Molly Bang When Sophie Gets Angry-Really, Really Angry (Paperback)
Molly Bang
R135 R110 Discovery Miles 1 100 Save R25 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

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
R65 Discovery Miles 650 Shipped within 10 - 15 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.

Taking Chances (Paperback): Sicelo Kula Taking Chances (Paperback)
Sicelo Kula
R340 Discovery Miles 3 400 In stock

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.

Release (Paperback): Patrick Ness Release (Paperback)
Patrick Ness 1
R215 R185 Discovery Miles 1 850 Save R30 (14%) Shipped within 4 - 8 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.

The Brimstone Journals (Paperback): Ron Koertge The Brimstone Journals (Paperback)
Ron Koertge
R119 R76 Discovery Miles 760 Save R43 (36%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

In the school they call Brimstone, Judgement Day is fast approaching... Meet the Branston High School Class of 2001 - an average class in a suburban school. On the surface they seem recognisable enough: the Smart one, the Fat Kid, Social Conscience, Good Girl, Bad Girl, Jock, Anorexic, Dyke, Rich Boy, Sister, Stud... But, as their journal entries reveal, things are not exactly what they seem. One of them in particular, Boyd, an angry young man with a dangerous obsession with guns, hides a dark secret - a bitter, violent plot whose goal is terror and extermination. Unless someone can stop him. Through the very different voices of the students themselves, Ron Koertge creates a story that fizzes with violent emotion, sexual tension and a pathological pursuit of excess that threatens at any moment to erupt into tragedy.

Artichoke Hearts (Paperback, Unabridged edition): Sita Brahmachari Artichoke Hearts (Paperback, Unabridged edition)
Sita Brahmachari 1
R99 Discovery Miles 990 Shipped within 7 - 10 working days

Twelve-year-old Mira comes from a chaotic, artistic and outspoken family where it's not always easy to be heard. As her beloved Nana Josie's health declines, Mira begins to discover the secrets of those around her, and also starts to keep some of her own. She is drawn to mysterious Jide, a boy who is clearly hiding a troubled past and has grown hardened layers - like those of an artichoke - around his heart. As Mira is experiencing grief for the first time, she is also discovering the wondrous and often mystical world around her. An incredibly insightful, honest novel exploring the delicate balance, and often injustice, of life and death - but at its heart is a celebration of friendship, culture - and life. Winner of the 2011 Waterstone's Children's Book Prize.

Someone Like You (Hardcover): Sarah Dessen Someone Like You (Hardcover)
Sarah Dessen
R390 R358 Discovery Miles 3 580 Save R32 (8%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Halley and Scarlett have been best friends for years, sharing secrets, clothes, and crushes. People know Scarlett as the popular, flamboyant one; Halley?s just her quiet sidekick. Then, at the beginning of their junior year, the balance shifts. First, Scarlett?s boyfriend Michael is killed in a freak accident; soon afterward, she learns that she is carrying his baby. She needs Halley now. But even as Halley does her best, she?s dealing with her own pressures?resisting her controlling mother, and dealing with her first serious relationship. Sarah Dessen?s unique voice is funny, poignant, and true, with a warm Southern accent that makes Halley?s story instantly appealing to teenaged girls and adult readers alike. Sarah Dessen lives in Durham, North Carolina.

Theatre Shoes (Paperback, 1st Bullseye Book ed): Noel Streatfeild Theatre Shoes (Paperback, 1st Bullseye Book ed)
Noel Streatfeild
R156 R128 Discovery Miles 1 280 Save R28 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 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.

Rabia/rage (Spanish, Paperback): Jordi Sierra I Fabra Rabia/rage (Spanish, Paperback)
Jordi Sierra I Fabra
R212 Discovery Miles 2 120 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Pastel Para Enemigos (Spanish, Hardcover): Derek Munson Pastel Para Enemigos (Spanish, Hardcover)
Derek Munson
R257 Discovery Miles 2 570 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Secuestrado / Kidnapped (Spanish, Paperback): Robert Louis Stevenson Secuestrado / Kidnapped (Spanish, Paperback)
Robert Louis Stevenson
R245 Discovery Miles 2 450 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
The Land Of 10,000 Madonnas (Paperback): Kate Hattemer The Land Of 10,000 Madonnas (Paperback)
Kate Hattemer
R201 R190 Discovery Miles 1 900 Save R11 (5%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Which would you choose: a long, quiet life, or a short, heroic one?

Jesse Serrano has always been drawn to this question, but he’s never really had a choice. He’s known since birth that a hole in his heart would render his life a short one, whether he likes it or not.

As his dying wish, Jesse sends his cousins, best friend, and girlfriend on a trip across Europe—a mysterious mission that seems more harebrained with every leg of the journey. Following Jesse’s vague instructions, they trek across the continent, unsure if they should be basking in a backpacking trip before heading off to college or searching for something deeper. Through the museums, ancient ruins, landmarks, and more religious iconography than could fill a Holy Ark, they begin to wonder if they’ll ever be able to complete the passage that Jesse laid out for them—and if they even want to without him along for the ride.

In turns hilarious and heartbreaking, Kate Hattemer chronicles an unforgettable journey of lost and found, laughter and tears, and a myriad of Madonnas.

Tear Jerkers: Second Best (Paperback, Reissue): Cheryl Lanham Tear Jerkers: Second Best (Paperback, Reissue)
Cheryl Lanham
R50 R43 Discovery Miles 430 Save R7 (14%) Special order
Adam and Eve and Pinch-me (Hardcover): Julie Johnston Adam and Eve and Pinch-me (Hardcover)
Julie Johnston
R235 R202 Discovery Miles 2 020 Save R33 (14%) Special order
Tear Jerkers: Runaway (Paperback): Cheryl Zach Tear Jerkers: Runaway (Paperback)
Cheryl Zach
R42 R37 Discovery Miles 370 Save R5 (12%) Special order
Monkey Island (Paperback, New ed): Paula Fox Monkey Island (Paperback, New ed)
Paula Fox
R115 R99 Discovery Miles 990 Save R16 (14%) Special order

A story about the tough and frightening world of New York's homeless seen through the eyes of Clay, an 11-year-old boy abandoned by his mother. the author won the American Book Award for A Place Apart and the Newberry Medal for The Slave Dancer.

Historical Storybooks: Sister on the Streets (Paperback, New Ed): Sam Godwin Historical Storybooks: Sister on the Streets (Paperback, New Ed)
Sam Godwin
R115 R99 Discovery Miles 990 Save R16 (14%) Special order

Sunita is shocked to hear that Mother Teresa, her favourite teacher at St Mary Entally, is leaving and nobody knows where she is going. As Sunita discovers the truth behind the mystery, she begins to question her own plans for the future.

The Ghost of Grania O'malley (Paperback, New Ed): Michael Morpurgo The Ghost of Grania O'malley (Paperback, New Ed)
Michael Morpurgo
R94 R77 Discovery Miles 770 Save R17 (18%) Special order
Tempting Faith Di Napoli (Paperback): Lisa Gabriele Tempting Faith Di Napoli (Paperback)
Lisa Gabriele
R337 R278 Discovery Miles 2 780 Save R59 (18%) Special order

"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."

Celebrate the Fire Within (Hardcover): Kathy Larsen Celebrate the Fire Within (Hardcover)
Kathy Larsen; Illustrated by Cynthia Decker
R312 R291 Discovery Miles 2 910 Save R21 (7%) Special order

Children's book on finding champions around them.

Beat The Band (Paperback): Don Calame Beat The Band (Paperback)
Don Calame
R174 R145 Discovery Miles 1 450 Save R29 (17%) Special order

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...

Love on the Lifts (Paperback): Rachel Hawthorne Love on the Lifts (Paperback)
Rachel Hawthorne
R118 R97 Discovery Miles 970 Save R21 (18%) Special order

From beach-read favorite Rachel Hawthorne, author of Caribbean Cruising and Island Girls and Boys, comes a ski-slope romance for those cold winter nights! Perfect for fans of Stephanie Perkins, Lauren Barnholdt and Susane Colasanti. Winter Break super-secret perfect cocoa recipe: 8 oz steamed whole milk (no skim! doesn't work!) 2 tbsp. dark cocoa powder (big scoops) 1 tbsp. sugar (can't be too sweet) 4 dried, crushed mint leaves (or 1 tbsp. mint syrup) Stir thoroughly. Add mint swizzle stick. Combine with cute ski instructor, or brother's cute best friend, or cute guy you never noticed was so cute...Enjoy.

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