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22 Jun 2018
We are so very proud of our website. Usually, it is updated every few days and brimming with news, activities and – above all – pictures. But this last couple of months have featured the slow...
7 Apr 2018
To celebrate the end of the school holidays, we will be holding a workshop at Buterfly Centre at 10.30 on Monday 9th. The theme will be My House – my imagination!
14 Dec 2017
On Saturday 16th December CBN will be having a special story morning – with books that reflect the spirit of generosity and caring – and Africa.
27 Oct 2017
Number four in the series of workshops with Stanford children about their personal heritage. We began with landscape of their environment, and maps. That activity will continue – but we are also...
2 Oct 2017
CBN will be giving two workshops in Stanford during the holidays, carrying on with the theme of ‘Our World’ launched here last week. The workshops will be on Tuesday 3rd and Wednesday 4th October,...
5 Sep 2017
Our next workshop will be on Saturday 23 September at 10.00, at The Butterfly Centre in Stanford.
25 Jun 2017
We need more local assistance – people who can help us with the detail, follow up on contacts, find discounts for supplies, help with catering. We have a very small, but loyal and hard-working team,...
21 Jun 2017
The Cape Town Central Library will be A-Buzz on Saturday June 24 at 2pm with a fun story – telling session that will enchant both kids and parents.
31 May 2017
Read all the latest news in the Bumble Book Buzz.
2 May 2017
The South Africa Children’s Book Fair 2017 is set to happen at the Birchwood Hotel in Boksburg in Johannesburg from June 15-18, 2017. Some of the guests to feature include Philani Dladla, Nosipho...
30 Apr 2017
Welcome to IBBY SA’s first newsletter of the year!
15 Apr 2017
On Saturday 22 April at 10.30 we will assemble once again at the Butterfly Centre, this time for a celebration of Local Heroes. Inspirational singer-songwriter Blaq Pearl will be with us again and...
12 Apr 2017
We will be exploring some design ideas around the shape of eggs, decorating real eggs and – most importantly – hearing some stories that are mostly for fun this time. There is a faint possibility...
5 Apr 2017
March 2017 Read all the latest news in the Bumble Book Buzz.
5 Apr 2017
The 5th Contest of an illustration of Honeybee organized by Yamada Bee farm The Asahi Gakusei Shimbun Company
9 Mar 2017
March 2017 Edition 220 of the Bookchat Newsletter.
26 Jan 2017
On a single Book Dash day, creative teams work fast to make beautiful children’s books that anyone can freely access, print and distribute.
20 Jan 2017
Read all the latest news in the Bumble Book Buzz.
20 Jan 2017
January 2017 Edition 219 of the Bookchat Newsletter.
2 Dec 2016
Hi! We've just published new books at Book Dash. As always, they're ready for you to download, translate, print, and pass on freely. Hugs in the City, by JP Brouard, Milly Brouard, and Kalynne...
21 Nov 2016
Chair of IBBY South Africa, Genevieve Hart, reports back on the IBBY International conference in New Zealand.
21 Nov 2016
A stylish idea from France – free stories that you can print out while you wait for your train, and read while you travel. How absolutely fabulous. This item comes courtesy of the SA IBBY Newsletter...
18 Nov 2016
‘Children smile 400 times a day on average, adults 15 times. Children laugh 150 times a day, adults 6 times per day. Children play between 4 to 6 hours a day, adults only 20 minutes a day. What's...
2 Nov 2016
Quote by Anne Herbert. “Libraries will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no libraries.” ⇢
26 Oct 2016
The Children's Bookshop is opening on 1 November in Mowbray. Wonderful books at giveaway prices!
23 Oct 2016
Among the many worlds that man did not receive as a gift from nature but created out of his own mind, the world of books is the greatest… Without the word, without the writing of books, there is no...
10 Oct 2016
October 2016 Edition 217 of the Bookchat newsletter.
15 Sep 2016
Dear Friends
8 Sep 2016
Today is the day when the world should be focussing on literacy. We SHOULD be. It is the single best chance for a way forward in a troubled world.
23 Aug 2016
We're so excited to announce that in partnership with The Solon Foundation and the National English Literary Museum, we're bringing you Book Dash Grahamstown!
18 Aug 2016
'It Wasn't Me!' by Lesley Beake, Gwendoline van der Merwe, and Alexandria Mackinnon has been published online by Book Dash and is available for download.
8 Aug 2016
August 2016 Edition 216 of the Bookchat newsletter.
5 Aug 2016
This is a reminder that the Creative Workshops will once again take place at the Visual Arts Department, Stellenbosch University - from Monday 5 to Friday 9 September, during the university recess.
1 Aug 2016
IBBY SA Newsletter 2 2016 Welcome to our winter letter. I hope you enjoy the two feature articles and batchof book reviews. The first feature is the report of my interview with Robin Stuart Clark,...
23 Jun 2016
From 24 June - 11 July, the Logos Hope docks in Cape Town at the V&A Waterfront Jetty 2. The Logos sails across the globe to promote literacy and bring hope to the people of the world. Children...
14 Jun 2016
Edition 215 of the Bookchat newsletter.
23 Apr 2016
World Book Day 2016 is here. The event is commemorated every year on 23 April by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco) to promote reading, publishing and...
22 Apr 2016
Edition 214 of the Bookchat newsletter.
18 Mar 2016
A Cape Flats dad has converted his backyard into a library to encourage the children in his neighbourhood to read. What better news to close Library Week?
18 Mar 2016
SCBWI SA Workshop: Characterization through puppetry (Gauteng) Venue: Johannesburg (address to be sent to respondents) Date: 12 April 2016 Time: 10:00 - 15:00 Cost: R100 SCBWI members, R200 non-...
11 Mar 2016
Here, as promised, are the blogs and web reports (with pictures) of the Book Dash on Saturday. It was a truly splendid occasion!
10 Mar 2016
“A people are as healthy and confident as the stories they tell themselves... Stories can conquer fear, you know. They can make the heart larger.” – Ben Okri
10 Mar 2016
Google has counted the total number of books in the world arriving at a total of 129,864,880. Like most statistics, this number tends to vary, but it remains a significant amount of reading. To read...
9 Mar 2016
This year, IBBY (International Board of Books for Young people) has produced a short film of the authors and illustrators who have been nominated for what is known as the Nobel Prize for children’s...
5 Mar 2016
From our Front Line Book Correspondent at Centre for the Book
26 Feb 2016
We invite you to the Annual Homecoming of the WORLD'S CHILDREN'S PRIZE CEREMONY at the Artscape Theatre on Sunday March 6th 2016.
24 Feb 2016
National reading-for-enjoyment campaign Nal’ibali has teamed up with Yvonne Chaka Chaka for World Read Aloud Day on 24 February, 2016.
16 Feb 2016
Edition 213 of the Bookchat newsletter.
12 Feb 2016
As you might know, the 24th February is World Read Aloud Day.
5 Feb 2016
In more delicious storytelling news, Friday Night Storytelling at Erin Hall in Rondebosch Cape Town is back! Hosted by Sue Hollingsworth from the International School of Storytelling. Details in...