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Book Heroes – Book Dash

Book Heroes – Book Dash

My favourite kind of people are the ones who say they are going to do something, ignore the muttered voices saying it isn’t possible, and then go right ahead and do it. Book Dash people are that sort. One Hundred books owned by every child under five is a serious undertaking. Some people raised their …

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Who Is King?

Ten magical stories from Africa. All part of the oral tradition of Africa, so all re-cycled, re-told in a crisp, lilting fashion and with Piet Grobler’s lively, lovely, characterful animals in bright crazy colours. (Notes at the back to explain origins.) Great to read aloud and afterwards linger on the detailed pictures. Also available in …

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The Joining

The Joining

Set in the Cederberg mountains where, in a time-jump, a group of modern children find themselves alongside a clan of /Xam people (part of those often called Bushmen or San). They experience the simplicity of living in harmony with the natural world, as well as learning much about the significance of rock art. The reader …

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Train to Kalk Bay

Train to Kalk Bay

Wisely, the author does not try to do too much. Told in simple language, this is a story of the simple excitement (for a child) of a train journey from Cape Town – change at Salt River – to Kalk Bay. The sheer joy of the journey, the fun on the beach, not forgetting the …

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Goal!

Goal!

A generously-sized picture book story whose author and artist are well aware of the excitement of football, the bleak desolation of the Cape Flats, ever-present danger in such a life and the exuberance of being young. Support from Biblionef has enabled GOAL! to be published in all South African languages.

The Best Meal Ever

The Best Meal Ever

  Siziwe is looking after her four younger brothers and sisters in Guguletu, with both parents away. There is no food in the house – nothing.  

The Move

The Move

Upheaval as a family decides to move into a brand new house. Floor plans, building site, packing up belongings, and The Move itself.

Mhlanguli

Mhlanguli

Photographic story of life in Khayelitsha, Cape Town. Crowded home, restricted  conditions, herbs and fruit for sale.

Jake

Jake

Baby Jake lives in a home that is far from safe. Humour plus home safety.

Home Now

Home Now

Qolweni township near Plettenberg Bay. Home is needed for an orphaned girl and an orphaned elephant.

Cindy

Cindy

Life in a flat in Johannesburg: family lifestyle, the need for security, laundry on the roof. A visit to Joubert Park.

Bongani’s Day

A 7-yr-old boy who lives in Westdene, Johannesburg. Photo story of his home, friends, school, food.

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