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9781868429127

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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9780600635147

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For over 27 years, Top 10s have been delighting readers with fascinating lists and mindboggling facts. Ever wondered in which country you would find the fastest roller-coaster in the world? Or wanted to know the terrifying size of the biggest shark known to man? Ever wondered who could be the biggest selling musical artist of all time? This is the book for you.Top 10 of Everything 2018 is divided into genres including Epic Structures, Outer Space, Forces of Nature and Humankind, and includes lists, charts and tables to break down the details of each amazing fact. Packed full of photographs and incredible information, this is the perfect book for anyone with a curious mind and an insatiable appetite for facts, stats and trivia.
Publication date: 2017-11-22
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9780799366310

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Illustrator: Alistair Ackermann
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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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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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9781775841753

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Well-known geologist Nick Norman leads young readers into the absorbing world of geology. Budding rock collectors will find out all about the rocks that they'll encounter in Southern Africa, with a view to building their own rock collections.

Box of Rocks is packed with fascinating information about:

- how rocks form
- how to identify the different rock types
- what rocks are made of
- what different rocks are used for
- where to go to collect each rock type.

Readers will also learn about Stone Age tools, fossils and some of our best-known geological sites.
Publication date: 2015-04-01
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9780799362398

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My first atlas: a world atlas is brimming with astounding facts. In which country can you hear 700 different languages?
Where do the ministers ride bicycles to the parliament?
Which country is so big that it takes seven days to travel from the east to the west?
In which South African town did the police ride on camels?
Which province in South Africa is the biggest?
Expore the world with this full colour atlas! It is full of fantastic facts about all the continents, and about the nine provinces.
EXTRA! A South African map for your wall.
Publication date: 2014-08-01
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9781775842149

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Illustrator: Luis Rey
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Famous Dinosaurs of Africa is written for children, but has broad appeal for anyone interested in learning more about dinosaurs.
African dinosaurs are no less significant than their 'celebrity' cousins, species like T. Rex, and they are just as magnificent and fascinating. Their fossils have been discovered across the continent - from the Sahara Desert to the Karoo.
A brief general introduction is followed by short chapters on dinosaur species, among them those that were fish-eating, sociable, predatory, etc, as well as those that were cannibals, including the biggest meat-eating dinosaur of all time. Details are given about where they were found, the meaning of their scientific names, and their size and diet.
Spectacular, colourful illustrations bring the creatures vividly to life; photographs, maps and line drawings further illustrate the subject, while 'Unsolved' and 'Up close' panels add to the intrigue.
Publication date: 2014-07-01
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9781775841142

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Children  -  Non fiction
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Why do elephants flap their ears? Which big cat leaps into the air to catch birds? How do bushbabies get their name?
Discover the answers to these questions and enjoy hours of colouring fun with the latest addition to our Read, colour and keep series. There are more than 40 animals to colour in, each illustration providing budding artists and inquisitive children with interesting facts as they work through the book.
The centre spread contains a pull-out gallery of all the animals in full colour. These can serve to guide children in colouring in the outlined images - or they can simply use their imagination!
Publication date: 2014-04-01

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