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Book Choices

Jay Heale's selection of six top choice children's books from South African children's literature (in English) in a number of age ranges and topics.

Books known to be out of print have been omitted.

NB. If you would like to get copies of any of the books you have the following options available:

  • If you are fortunate enough to have a bookshop nearby you can ask them to order copies.
  • You can order them directly from the publisher through their websites.
  • You can picket outside Parliament for SA children’s books to receive some acknowledgement and support!
by Various Authors and Illustrators
by Andy Lee
by Niki Daly
by Chris van Wyk
by Gçina Mhlophe
by Brian Sibley
by Niki Daly
by Joan Rankin
by Michael Foreman

Jay Heale's Six of the Best Dogs and Cats

by Eefka Young
by Fiona Moodie
by Patricia Schonstein Pinnock
by Julia Richman
by Helen Brain
by Elizabeth Wasserman

Jay Heale's Six of the Best with Music

by Meshack Asare
by Dianne Stewart
by Carolyn Morton
by Fiona Moodie
by Helen Brain
by Tyrone Appollis

Jay Heale's Six All Time Favourites

by Shaun Tan
by Rosemary Sutcliff
by T.H. White
by Christopher Gregorowski
by Munro Leaf
by A.A. Milne

Jay Heale's Six of the Best Out & About Books

by Claerwen Howie
by Helen Brain
by Katrin Coetzer
by Reviva Schermbrucker
by Jeanne Tarrant
by Lulu & Tee

Six of the Best Primary Animal Stories

by Beverley Naidoo
by Jill Morsbach
by Dianne Hofmeyr
by Claerwen Howie
by Nick Greaves
by Elizabeth Pienaar

Jay Heale's Six of the Best Picture Books You May Have Missed

by Archbishop Tutu
by Maria Lebedeva
by Reviva Schermbrucker
by Patricia Schonstein Pinnock
by Alison Fast
by Nicole Levin

Jay Heale's Five of the Best African Christmas Books

by Jay Heale
by Barbara Knutson
by Reviva Schermbrucker
by Gçina Mhlophe