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9781775846277

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Children  -  Non fiction
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With this lively guide, young adventurers will discover the many treasures along southern Africa's shores, learn all about the strange and beautiful creatures they can expect to see at the beach and where to find them, then try the fascinating activities and make their own firsthand discoveries.

A companion volume to the popular Exploring Fynbos, this lively book is loaded with:
interesting topics in accessible text
interactive activities
'did you know' boxes
'things to do' panels
Publication date: 2018-09-30
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9780143131939

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Children  -  Non fiction
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The most interconnected generation in history is navigating unimaginable amounts of social pressure, both in personal and online interactions. Very little time, focus, or education is being spent teaching and coaching this generation how to navigate this unprecedented amount of 'stuff' entering their lives each day. How do we help the overloaded and distracted next generation deal with increasing complexity and help them not only survive, but thrive? How do we help them experience stress-free productivity and gain momentum and confidence? How do we help them achieve autonomy, so that they can confidently take on whatever comes their way?

Getting Things Done for Teens will train the next generation to overcome these obstacles and flourish by coaching them to use the internationally renowned Getting Things Done methodology. In its two editions, David Allen's classic has been translated into dozens of languages and sold over a million copies, establishing itself as one of the most influential business books of its era, and the ultimate book on personal organization. Getting Things Done for Teens will adapt its lessons by offering a fresh take on the GTD methodology, framing life as a game to play and GTD as the game pieces and strategies to play your most effective game. It presents GTD in a highly visual way and frames the methodology as not only as a system for being productive in school, but as a set of tools for everyday life.

Getting Things Done for Teens is the how-to manual for the next generation--a strategic guidebook for creating the conditions for a fruitful and effective future.
Publication date: 2018-09-30
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9780241346754

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Children  -  Non fiction
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From mechanical automata to modern-day androids and animal robots, this children's book for ages 9-11 covers artificial intelligence (AI) throughout history.
Robotics is experiencing an explosion - with more than 45 million robots estimated to be in operation by 2019. Robotics and AI will increasingly become a part of daily life: from drones used in battle to robot helpers taking care of hospital patients, and from service robots packing food to rescue robots finding people after a disaster. Robot explains how robots work, how they are made, and shows what the cutting-edge of science, technology, mechanical engineering, and computing looks like.

This kids' robot book showcases more than 100 robots, representing the latest and greatest innovations in AI through bright graphics and stunning photography. Tech panels present fascinating facts about each robot's design, production, and capability. The final chapter covers the future of robotics, and how kids of the not-too-distant future may have their very own android friends.

Young readers will be riveted by the vibrant graphics, zesty colours, and mend-bending array of information that Robot provides.
Publication date: 2018-09-26
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9781405289573

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Children  -  Non fiction
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Let's go on a LIFESIZE adventure!
Step into the book and see how you measure up against some of the world's most amazing animals. High-five a polar bear to discover who has the biggest paw and peer through the die-cut to find out how you'd look with a giant squid eye.

This interactive non-fiction adventure features LIFESIZE illustrations of some of the smallest and largest animals in the world and invites children to compare parts of their bodies with these amazing animals.

This huge, playful book is the perfect introduction to animals for young children and is the first non-fiction book from picture book star, Sophy Henn.

Climb into the book for a truly wild adventure . . .
Publication date: 2018-09-18
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9781868429127

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Children  -  Non fiction
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Hashim Amla began his career in Tongaat, Durban, where he and his brother played cricket in the street in front of their neighbourhood mosque. Hashim was noticed by scouts and won a place at the prestigious DHS school, where he made a name for himself as a schoolboy cricketing prodigy.

Through many highs and lows, he developed into an international sporting star - one who stayed true to his background while changing the nature of South African cricket for the better.
Publication date: 2018-07-12
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9781432309749

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Children  -  Non fiction
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Africa is richly blessed with bird species. Haden Clendinning introduces nine different, hungry birds via their eating habits.

Written in rhyming verse, the text is fun yet educational and young readers/listeners will find out whether the birds are still hungry by their respective bedtimes.

Each bird is magnificently illustrated in colour
Publication date: 2018-06-30
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9781775845027

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Children  -  Non fiction
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This colourful illustrated children's book is aimed at ages 9-14. It recounts the discovery of the first coelacanth in modern times - a fish that had been thought to be extinct for many millions of years, and was known only from its fossil record.

In 1939, a specimen was hauled ashore in a fishing net off the South African coast near East London, and its identification as a coelacanth made world news. Chemistry professor JLB Smith identified the fish and dedicated the rest of his life to searching for live specimens and researching the science surrounding this evolutionary phenomenon.

This book, by ichthyologist Mike Bruton, uncovers:
• the mystery of the coelacanth and the thrilling story of its discovery
• its strange appearance and lifestyle
• what makes it so special
• how it evolved - and what this has to do with human evolution
• how and what it eats, and who eats it.

These and many other details provide insight into this amazing fish and its marine companions.
Publication date: 2018-04-30
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9781868428588

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Children  -  Non fiction
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Wayde was quick off the mark from the day he born: two months premature and weighing no more than a litre of milk, his life was in danger. But little Wayde survived and grew to become the world's leading sprinter.
Wayde van Niekerk tells the extraordinary tale of a boy who defied the odds, time and again. He was small and skinny, but he tackled big rivals on the rugby field. And just when he was about to become a world sprinting star, Wayde suffered a series of terrible hamstring injuries. At one point, he was so depressed he almost gave up athletics for good. But his faith, courage and dedication - along with his magnificent talent - kept him going.
We learn that Wayde was deeply motivated by his mother Odessa's brilliance as a sprinter before his birth - back in the apartheid era when black athletes were unable to shine on the biggest stage. Wayde's sense of honour also shines through in the story: how he stands up for the weak against bullies, and gives generously to those less fortunate than himself.
In the climax of the book, Wayde flies his family to the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, where his greatest moment awaits him.
Publication date: 2018-04-16
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9781868428649

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Children  -  Non fiction
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This is a moving story of the rise to fame from humble beginnings of one of South Africa's most popular rugby stars, written specifically for young readers.
Early on in his life, Siya discovered that rugby could be his route out of the grinding poverty in which he had grown up in the Eastern Cape. He worked hard, made sure he was noticed and managed to secure a scholarship to the prestigious Grey High School. But he had to adapt quickly to a world he had never encountered, while keeping his roots in the community that he knew and loved.
His hard work and natural ability saw him moving to Cape Town to join the Stormers, trying to break into the Springbok team, and learning to adjust to life at the top of the game that is a national obsession.
Siya Kolisi is part of the 'Road to Glory' series, which covers some of South Africa's sporting legends as they set out on their journeys to becoming national and international stars.
Publication date: 2018-04-16
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9781868428625

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Children  -  Non fiction
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AB hopped over the boundary rope and onto the field, grinning at the sight and sound of a packed Wanderers Stadium. He swung his bat from side to side and listened to the crowd roaring his name.' So begins the wonderfully entertaining story of the rise to fame of one of South Africa's favourite sporting stars. Written specifically for youngsters aged 10 -14, it takes the reader close to all the action, and the ups and downs.
AB was already building a name as a great schoolboy tennis and rugby player, but when he decided to focus on cricket the word spread quickly about a talent that could not be contained.
With two brothers a lot older than him, AB learned early how to play hard and never give up. In this inspiring story we watch as AB progresses through high school, then 'varsity, and learns how to play against the best. In his first Test series, AB struggles and wonders if he's good enough to make it at this level. However, the outcome is an inspiration to sports fans and readers who love a good story.
Publication date: 2018-04-16
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9780241328828

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Children  -  Non fiction
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Charli Howard had always wanted to be normal - but for some reason, she couldn't quite find out how to do it. As a teenager, she felt like the only one who struggled with anxiety and self-esteem issues when everyone around her seemed to fit in. So she tried to embrace standing out: by becoming a model. Believing it would make her happy and envied, she set out single-mindedly to make it - and she achieved her dream. But the reality wasn't quite as glamorous as she'd hoped. The pressure on Charli to look a certain way took an extreme toll on her body and self-image, and no matter how thin she got, she was never thin enough.

When Charli, though medically underweight, was fired by her modelling agency for being too big, she decided she'd had enough. She used her platform for good and spoke out about the insane standards of the modelling industry, whose images influence young women and girls all over the world. Now, Charli is comfortable in her skin for the first time ever, working happily as a plus sized model in New York. Here, she shares her journey, from anorexic and bulimic teenager to happy, healthy twenty-something.
Publication date: 2018-03-31
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9780141986005

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Children  -  Non fiction
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100 inspiring tales of extraordinary women - the most highly supported original book ever in the history of crowdfunding.

What if the princess didn't marry Prince Charming but instead went on to be an astronaut? What if the jealous step sisters were supportive and kind? And what if the queen was the one really in charge of the kingdom?

Illustrated by sixty female artists from every corner of the globe, Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls introduces us to one hundred remarkable women and their extraordinary lives, from Ada Lovelace to Malala, Elizabeth I to Serena Williams.

Empowering, moving and inspirational, these are true fairy tales for heroines who definitely don't need rescuing.

'Elegant, colourful... and captivatingly told. The rousing stories are simplified for the young but they are revelatory for all ages, reminding us of women's limitless capability and courage. In an ideal world, not only would mothers read this aloud to daughters, but teachers would read it to schoolboys' - Sunday Times
Publication date: 2017-03-31
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9780799366310

Children: Non fiction

Illustrator: Alistair Ackermann
Children  -  Non fiction
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Which animals survive in the coldest place on Earth? Where will you find the biggest bat on Earth? Which blood-thirsty species of fish swim around in the Amazon river, in search of meat? Where does the world's biggest species of butterfly live? And where in South African can you go looking for the "extinct" coelacanth? Discover animals from around the world with this fantastic animal atlas! This atlas is brimful of breathtaking facts about the animals that inhabit the different continents, and South Africa's rich diversity of animal life. A wonderful book for children who are keen to discover more about the world - and a handy reference source that belongs on every child's bookshelf! Also available in Afrikaans as: My eerste diereatlas
Publication date: 2017-02-01
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9780624076568

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Children  -  Non fiction
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Two children visit the Museum of Military History in Johannesburg and are intrigued by a painting of a black serviceman at the top of the stairs. . . There were 354 000 South Africans who volunteered to serve in South Africa's defence force and nursing services in World War II. This book tells of one of these men, Job Maseko, whose heroic deed was almost forgotten for 50 years.
Publication date: 2016-05-01
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9781928201533

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Did you know that there are at least 1.5 million ants for every person on earth? Or that goats and sheep have rectangular pupils? And that elephants can be right- or left-tusked?
The advantages of instilling a lifelong love of reading in a child don't need to be spelt out. And what better way to get them reading than with short, bite-sized, fascinating and fun facts? This book is filled with quirky yet interesting facts about anything and everything - animals, the body, food, the universe, books and more. And it is not just for children. Everyone can learn something in this treasure chest of knowledge, whether you are 5 or 50 years old. With no long and drawn-out explanations, it is a quick and easy read that can fill a few minutes of spare time or ensure a few hours of informative entertainment. Impress people with your wide knowledge about random topics and 'use it, don't use it' information.
Publication date: 2015-10-01

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