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9781432307394
Illustrator: Jacqui Taylor
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On an August day, in Zimbabwe, a newborn black rhino lost his mother. Black rhinos are critically endangered. Knowing that the calf would not survive without help, a park ranger made an astonishing decision: he took the rhino home.

Chizi's Tale is the story of how one of Africa's fiercest animals was raised by a remarkable family until it was time to return him to the wild.

The author has donated all proceeds to Tusk, to be used for Black Rhino conservation.
Publication date: 2017-07-01
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Illustrator: Toni Pinchuck
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When Elephant receives an invitation to a party he fires up his steam engine for an all African adventure.  More animals join him at each jungle station. It's a rollicking trans-continental journey! Along the way they bicker, tell tales and play until they reach the magnificent gates of the Hotel Splendide where the monkeys are waiting with a huge surprise . . . Told in quirky rhyme with glorious, glowing illustrations this book will enchant children with Africa's fantasmagorical wildlife.
Publication date: 2017-06-01
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9781432307196
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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.

Ook in Afrikaans beskikbaar as Die Selfsugtige Songololo.
Publication date: 2017-05-01
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9781485900306
Illustrator: Anja Stoeckigt
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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.
Publication date: 2017-04-01
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9780624081258
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One day Mr Tati brings home a surprise - a sweet little piglet with a rosy face and curly tail! How Mr and Mrs Tati love their piggy baby - but what will happen when the piglet goes to school? And could this tale have one more surprise at the end of it? A funny and original story showing that families are what you make them, and love is what matters most.
Publication date: 2017-03-01
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9781432307905
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Now available for the first time in softcover, this delightful collection of 55 nursery rhymes - specially reworked and adapted for South African children - is a must on every young child's bookshelf. Nursery rhymes are an essential part of a child's development, teaching youngsters rhythm and rhyme as well as word skills, and improving memory. They are also useful for helping to teach vocabulary and learning to count.

The fun, colourful and often humorous illustrations are sure to capture the imagination and will make bedtime or anytime reading an activity that both children and parents will look forward to, and will have them returning to the rhymes time and time again.
Publication date: 2016-09-01
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9781432306878
Illustrator: Izak Vollgraaff
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Themba and his brother and sister are excited that Aunt Alice is coming to visit them in the village. When they arrive at the station to meet her, the children find her in a tree. She explains that a lion wants to eat her. There is no sign of a lion but as the days pass and to the family's great amusement, Aunt Alice remains convinced that there is a lion lurking behind every bush, just waiting to pounce. Could Aunt Alice be right?

Cape Town-based Lindsay Norman has been involved in educational publishing for three decades and is passionate about child literacy. She is a founder member of Hwange Schools Project, a non-profit organisation that promotes literacy in a number of schools in Zimbabwe. The Elephants are Coming! and Aunt Alice and the Lion are her first children's books.

Izak Vollgraaff is a Cape Town-based illustrator, painter and art teacher. His work has been featured by most of southern Africa's major publishing houses. Izak's fascination for Africa - its cultures, nature, wildlife and people - finds expression through his art.
Publication date: 2016-05-01
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9781432306861
Illustrator: Izak Vollgraaff
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en-year-old Themba dreams of joining his father and older brother in chasing the elephants away if they should come to eat their corn, as they did last year. Sadly, everyone tells him that he is too young and must stay at home to protect his mother, sister and grandfather while his father and brother are away. But danger lurks much closer to home! Readers will have to find out if Themba is brave enough for the challenge.

Cape Town-based Lindsay Norman has been involved in educational publishing for three decades and is passionate about child literacy. She is a founder member of Hwange Schools Project, a non-profit organisation that promotes literacy in a number of schools in Zimbabwe. The Elephants are Coming! and Aunt Alice and the Lion are her first children's books.

Izak Vollgraaff is a Cape Town-based illustrator, painter and art teacher. His work has been featured by most of southern Africa's major publishing houses. Izak's fascination for Africa - its cultures, nature, wildlife and people - finds expression through his art.
Publication date: 2016-05-01
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9781775842545
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A lively book to learn your ABC but also a colourfully illustrated guide to South Africa, its celebrated places and well-known objects.

Seasoned illustrator Sandy Lightley's bright illustrations bring the country to life while fostering an awareness of sounds and letters. There are fun questions about the elements on each page; and a parents' guide at the back, with addresses and contact numbers, outlines key activities and places of interest, and will facilitate visits to the major sights and attractions.

Aimed at tourists and locals alike, this vibrant book will delight and inform.
Publication date: 2015-07-01
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9781485900030
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There is a storyteller in almost every village in Africa. Telling stories is not her official job. By day she may be a Gogo, a teacher, a farmer or a seamstress. But at night, round the fire, she will sit surrounded by young children, old friends, neighbours and travellers. She will tell of how it was in the olden days, when the earth was young, when man was a hunter-gatherer, and when the animals roamed wild throughout the continent.

The author spent several months hiking around the villages, towns, farms and deserts of Zimbabwe, Zambia, Botswana and South Africa, asking people who can't read or write to tell her their favourite stories. The result is this children's treasury of legends and fables, of witchdoctors and kingdoms of strange creatures and talking animals, which celebrates Africa and its ancient storytelling culture.
Publication date: 2015-05-01
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9781432303556
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Aimed at children, both across the African continent as well as around the world, this collection of 20 folktales has been retold by Dianne Stewart for today's youngsters. The stories originate from countries as diverse as Swaziland, Angola, Nigeria, Ghana, Ethiopia, Kenya, Zanzibar and South Africa. Now in a new, user-friendly format and beautifully illustrated by Marjorie van Heerden, Folktales from Africa sustains the intrigue of storytelling that has been passed on from generation to generation. The extraordinary tales are not only interesting, but also highly informative and educational.
Publication date: 2015-02-01
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9780143539148
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Uniquely and beautifully illustrated by Alex Latimer The South African Alphabet includes illustrations of South African elements - animals, people, products, plants. The illustrations are quirky and fun and the objects include very recognisable characters. From Nelson Mandela, mielies, a braai, ivory, Joburg, koeksisters and Table Mountain. This book will be enjoyed and appreciated by young and old - proud South African and tourists alike.
Publication date: 2014-09-01
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9781775841814
Illustrator: Claire Norden
R 90
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A captivating story, told in rhyming verse, about a hadeda who loves to sing. Hagedash and her family will be familiar characters to children across the country - the cast is drawn from the comical birds they see every day on garden lawns.
The text offers insight into the real-life traits and habits of hadedas and tells the story of Hagedash, her happy meeting with Hagar and their growing family. The initially tranquil scene builds up to a great commotion, but it all ends peacefully.
The bright, playful drawings are by Claire Norden who has a proven track record in illustrating children's books.
The book comes with a full page of stickers to encourage further engagement with the story.
This third title in Struik Nature's 'Original African Tale' series, set to become local classics.
Publication date: 2014-08-01
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9781928213079
Illustrator: Sandy Lightley
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Seasoned illustrator Sandy Lightly's bright llustrations bring the city of Cape Town to life while fostering an awareness of sounds and letters. There are fun questions about the elements on each page. A parents' guide at the back, with addresses and websites, outlines key activities and places of interest, and will facilitate visits to the major sights and attractions.
Publication date: 2014-08-01
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9781432303501
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A stunning new cover, design and format brings African Myths & Legends, a combination of two earlier publications (Daughter of the moonlight and Other African Tales and South African Myths and Legends), to life. It is a spellbinding and fascinati ng collection of tales that will enliven the
imagination of young readers.
Vividly illustrated, the book sustains the intrigue of storytelling that has been passed on from generation to generation. The magic lies in deciding whether the stories are fact or fiction. The book offers an explanation for the mysteries people encountered in their ordinary daily lives and the norms and social practices that have emerged from these events. Using historical events as a backdrop, yet weaving in fantasy and magic, these extraordinary tales are not only interesting but also highly informative and educational.

Dianne Stewart has postgraduate degrees in African Languages and English (specialising in South African Literature). She has written a number of highly acclaimed children's books, including Folktales from Africa. Many of her books have been published in other languages such as The Gift of the Sun (Zulu, Xhosa, Afrikaans, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, French and South Korean). Chasing the Wind has also been transcribed into Braille.

Jay Heale is an authority on children's books in South Africa and edits the Bookchat website which carries news and reviews of children's literature and is updated monthly. He has also written a number of books including True African Animal Tales and South African Sea Adventures, both published by Struik.
Publication date: 2014-07-01

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