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Zanele Sees Numbers

by Laura Lange

There are numbers everywhere, but Zanele can’t see them. Hanrie Coetzee (illustrator), Arthur Attwell (designer), Catherine Deiner (editor).

Date Added: 03/19/2020

Why Is There a Hole in the Wall?

by Kirsty Paxton

“Why is there a hole in the wall?” Lungisa asks. He gets lots of interesting answers… but he keeps on asking. Amy Slatem (illustrator), Danielle Botha (designer), Catherine Deiner (editor).

Date Added: 03/19/2020

Who is our Friend?

by Jade Mathieson

Rhino, Crocodile, Giraffe and Zebra all have an unlikely friend. Can you guess who he is? Gerhard Van Wyk (illustrator), Lara de Groot (designer).

Date Added: 03/19/2020

Where Is Thabo?

by Melissa Fagan

Thabo’s family is getting ready for the day and making a big mess as they hurry to get things done. But where is Thabo? Ndumiso Nyoni (illustrator), Fathima Kathrada (designer), Bongani Kona (editor).

Date Added: 03/19/2020

When I Grow Up

by Michele Fry

I don’t know what I want to be when I grow up. Can you help me choose? Simóne van der Spuy (illustrator), Jennifer Jacobs (designer).

Date Added: 03/19/2020

What's in the Pot?

by Crystal Warren

Sam can’t wait for supper. What’s in the pot? Wait and see. Hayley Alonzo (illustrator), Rat Western (designer), Nabeela Latha Kalla (editor).

Date Added: 03/19/2020

What is it?

by Kate Sidley

What is it? It isn’t like me. Do you think it’s dangerous? Robyn Penn (illustrator), Ann Roberts (designer).

Date Added: 03/19/2020

Unathi and the Dirty, Smelly Beast

by Jon Keevy

Something is following Unathi... Jess Jardim-Wedepohl (illustrator), Thokozani Mkhize (designer), Bongani Kona (editor).

Date Added: 03/19/2020

Tumi Goes to the Park

by Paballo Rampa

It’s Tumi’s first visit to the park. She’s so excited, there are many adventures. She might even make a new friend. Nyambura Kariuki (illustrator), Hannah Shone (designer), Karen Hurt (editor).

Date Added: 03/19/2020

Tone's Big Drop

by Edna Gicovi

Tone the raindrop is wondering what’s way down there on the ground. She and her friend Nyunyu go on a journey to find out. Musonda Kabwe and Robyn Daly (illustrator), Robyn Daly (designer), Monique Whitaker (editor).

Date Added: 03/19/2020

Thuli, Special and the Secret

by Mirna Lawrence

Thuli has the cookies. Special has her eye on the cookies. What’s their secret? Yihenew Worku (illustrator), Dali Gaga (designer), Monique Whitaker (editor).

Date Added: 03/19/2020

The Three Doof-Doofs

by Claudi Potter

Have you ever wondered what goes doof-doof-doof in the night? This is a noisy bedtime story for a quiet night’s sleep. Stephen Wallace (illustrator), Wynand Botha (designer), Margot Bertelsmann (editor).

Date Added: 03/19/2020

The Sea

by Nicola Rijsdijk

On a very hot day, a child goes to the sea, where she discovers a game she can play with the waves. Julie Smith-Belton and Lauren Nel (illustrator, designer), Ester Levinrad (editor).

Date Added: 03/19/2020

The Rainbow Cloud: The Story of Mkabayi and Mmama

by Zanele Dlamini

Born a twin that must be sacrificed, Mkabayi faces a bully and scary ghosts. Will the bond with her sister Mmama save her? Selina Morulane (illustrator), Sibusiso Mkhwanazi (designer), Glynis Lloyd (editor).

Date Added: 03/19/2020

The Lion Who Wouldn't Try

by Liza Esterhuyse

All the animals in the jungle are playing, except Lion. Why won’t Lion join in? André Kieswetter (illustrator), Nick Mulgrew (designer), Liz Sparg (editor).

Date Added: 03/19/2020

The Elephant in the Room

by Sam Wilson

Lindi finds a very large elephant in her room. But is it really there if no one else believes in it? Michael Tymbios (illustrator), Thomas Pepler and Arthur Attwell (designer).

Date Added: 03/19/2020

The Biscuit Jar Must Fall

by Nozizwe Herero

Prudence promises Micki and her friends that when they finish cleaning Micki’s room they can have biscuits. But when they are finished, Prudence is nowhere to be found. So Micki and her friends spend the rest of their day finding ways to reach the biscuit jar… Siya Masuku (illustrator), Nadene Kriel (designer), Glynis Lloyd (editor).

Date Added: 03/19/2020

The Best Thing Ever

by Melissa Fagan

Muzi loves to build with his toys. But when he leaves them behind to travel to uGogo’s house, he discovers something very special about the world. And he learns something new about himself. Lauren Nel (illustrator), Stefania Origgi (designer).

Date Added: 03/19/2020


by Sam Wilson

Neo’s father is an inventor. When he invents a helicopter hat and flies away, Neo decides to make an invention of her own. Thea Nicole de Klerk (illustrator), Chenél Ferreira (designer).

Date Added: 03/19/2020

Small Bird's Big Adventure

by Nick Mulgrew

Small Bird loves the Giant. But where is the Giant? Small Bird goes on an adventure to find her. Wesley van Eeden (illustrator), Jennifer Jacobs (designer), Bongani Kona (editor).

Date Added: 03/19/2020

Senzo and the Sun

by Sarah McGregor

The morning sun creeps over the horizon and peeps through the leaves, waking Senzo. Gogo’s rooster shakes his wings, stretches his neck and crows, Koek-a-loek-a-loo! Join Senzo and the sun as they journey through the day. Adrie Le Roux (illustrator), Liam Longland (designer), Elise Varga (editor).

Date Added: 03/19/2020

Scared Tumi

by Mohale Mashigo

“What if there’s a monster under my bed?” Tumi is scared. Mama tries to show him that everything is okay. Nicola Anne Smith (illustrator), Nontobeko Kunene (designer), Ester Levinrad (editor).

Date Added: 03/19/2020

Palesa Can Walk

by Sindiwe Magona

One-year-old Palesa spends the night before her birthday wide-eyed with excitement. She can’t wait to find out what each of her friends will bring her. But what will be the biggest surprise of all? Sinomonde Ngwane (illustrator), Thulisizwe Mamba (designer), Martha Evans (editor).

Date Added: 03/19/2020

Nomvundla and the Chilli-Eating Contest

by Fortune Tazvivinga

Nomvundla and Soko are off to the Chilli-Eating Contest. Animals come from far and wide to try to win the amazing prize. Who will win and get to take a friend to the Hamba-Hamba Funfair? Adrien Folly-Notsron (illustrator), Natalie Walker (designer), Karen Hurt (editor).

Date Added: 03/19/2020

My Special Hair

by Candice Dingwall

A story about my special hair. How special it can be. So many types of special hair. Just look around, you’ll see. Jess Jardim-Wedepohl (illustrator), Renate van Rensburg (designer), Kelly Norwood-Young (editor).

Date Added: 03/19/2020

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