by Sam Wilson (writer), Dorian Dutrieux (illustrator), Kitso Sedumedi (designer). Edited by Carla Lever
If the world is round, why don’t the people on the bottom fall off? Tig’s mom has one answer, and her dad has another. Who’s telling the truth?
by Jacqui L’Ange (writer), Daniela Hammond (illustrator), Stephanie Pretorius (designer)
The oakum boys go for a walk and discover strange new things: lots of different penguins, one special friend, and a very big change. Growing up can be the biggest adventure of all!
by Michelle Preen (writer), Karen Lilje (illustrator), Wilna Combrinck (designer). Edited by Helen Moffett
Spotty the Hyena has lost his laugh. How did this happen? Where could it be? And can the other animals help him find it?
by Liza Esterhuyse (writer), Candice Botha (illustrator), Hannes Esterhuyse (designer). Edited by Janita Holzhausen and Nicola Rijsdijk
Black Dog is unhappy. He is lonely and everyone seems to be having more fun. So, he bounced … and bounced … and bounced …
by Dianne Makings (writer), Nicola Smith (illustrator), Luke Mateman and Colin Payne (designers). Edited by Diane Awerbuck
Why do dragons always have to ruin everything? Now Lilly and Thinama need to chase down this troublesome reptile and restore the magical ruby to its rightful place.
by Jen Thorpe (writer), Lara Berge (illustrator) and Emma Beckett (designer). Edited by Janita Holzhausen
Sometimes our feelings are hard to talk about, but everyone knows how to talk about the weather.
by Alex Latimer (writer), Patrick Latimer (illustrator) and Gordon Latimer (designer). Edited by Diane Awerbuck
Mother Vulture takes Little Vulture on his first flight. On their journey, they see a dying gemsbok. She shows her son that the end of one animal’s life is also the beginning of a new cycle for other creatures.
by Liora Friedland (writer), Karen Vermeulen (illustrator) and Melissa Visser (designer). Edited by Janita Holtzhausen
A certain little girl is in the habit of saying ‘No’. She says it a lot. In fact, all of the time. One day though, she is faced with a very tempting question and can’t help but say ‘Yes!’ Perhaps saying ‘Yes’ isn’t so bad after all.
by Jon Keevy (writer), Mbongeni Fongoqa (illustrator) and Roulé le Roux (designer). Edited by Carla Lever
Lucy can’t find her sister Thabi. But everywhere she looks there’s a suspicious hippopotamus. Does the hippo know where Thabi is?
by Hani du Toit (writer), Mary-Anne Hampton (illustrator) and Christian Jaggers (designer). Edited by Carla
It’s Rahah’s birthday party. Mum wants to know who she will invite. Will they all fit in?
by Lauren Beukes (writer), Anja Venter (illustrator) and Nkosingiphile Mazibuko (designer). Edited by Helen Moffett
Thabo’s make-believe world has no room for his little sister, Keitu. But she has other ideas!
by Michelle Matthews (writer), Jean de Wet (illustrator) and Bridgitte Chemaly Potton (designer
Margaret was clever and curious. Margaret had big dreams. But 200 years ago a girl could not become a doctor. So she cut off her hair and she put on boy’s clothes. From then onwards, no one knew that Margaret was a girl. She became James Barry.
by Diane Awerbuck (writer), Alex Latimer (illustrator), Christian Jaggers (designer). Edited by Martha Evans
This book will help you understand your wonderful body and how babies are made. This is not a storybook but rather a great resource for explaining the beginnings of human life to children. Some illustrations may be inappropriate for children under the age of 12 without guidance and explanations from an adult.
by Ndidi Chiazor-Enenmor (writer), Nicci Nathanson (illustrator) and Lauren Mitchell (designer). Edited by Elise i Varga
Mina finds it hard to choose a dress for her special day. After giving Mum a tough time, Mina finally makes a choice.
by Lorato Trok (writer), Shadrach Munene (illustrator) and Rofhiwa Mudau (designer). Edited by Kelly Norwood-Young
A child born with a full set of teeth? He surely is a miracle! Follow his adventure-filled story and find out where Mogau’s gifts take him.
by Linda Nabasa (writer), Raymond Diby (illustrator) and Ruramai Musekiwa (designer). Edited by Nabeela Kalla
Miss Tiny Chef is only eight years old. She does things other little girls wouldn’t do. Armed with a talking mingling stick that shares all its great recipes with her, Kasini stirs up a special surprise meal for mummy.
by Fortune Tazvivinga (writer), Adrien Folly-Notsron (illustrator) and Natalie Walker (designer). Edited by Karen Hurt
Nomvundla and Soko are off to the Chilli-Eating Contest. Animals come from far and wide to try to win the amazing prize. Who will win and get to take a friend to the Hamba-Hamba Funfair?
by Sarah McGregor (writer), Adrie Le Roux (illustrator) and Liam Longland (designer). Edited by Elise Varga
The morning sun creeps over the horizon and peeps through the leaves, waking Senzo. Gogo’s rooster shakes his wings, stretches his neck and crows, Koek-a-loek-a-loo! Join Senzo and the sun as they journey through the day.
by Crystal Warren (writer), Hayley Alonzo (illustrator) and Rat Western (designer). Edited by Nabeela Kalla
Sam can’t wait for supper. What’s in the pot? Wait and see.
by Nahida Esmail (writer), Mdu Ntuli (illustrator) and Samantha Rice (designer). Edited by Margot Bertelsmann.
Foxy Joxy, a sly fox, sells watermelons. One day he has a clever idea. The animals were not happy. What will they do to teach him a lesson?
by Baeletsi Tsatsi (writer), Yihenew Worku (illustrator) and Dali Gaga (designer). Edited by Monique Whitaker
Thuli has the cookies. Special has her eye on the cookies. What’s their secret?
by Paballo Rampa (writer), Nyambura Kariuki (illustrator) and Hannah Shone (designer). Edited by Karen Hurt
It’s Tumi’s first visit to the park. She’s so excited, there are many adventures. She might even make a new friend…
by Paballo Rampa (writer), Nyambura Kariuki (illustrator) and Hannah Shone (designer). Edited by Karen Hurt
A story about my special hair. How special it can be. So many types of special hair. Just look around, you’ll see.
by Claudi Potter (writer), Stephen Wallace (illustrator) and Wynand Botha (designer). Edited by Margot Bertelsmann
Have you ever wondered what goes doof-doof-doof in the night? This is a noisy bedtime story for a quiet night’s sleep.
by Edna Gicovi (writer) and Musonda Kabwe & Robyn Osmond (illustration and design). Edited by Monique Whitaker
Tone the raindrop is wondering what’s way down there on the ground. She and her friend Nyunyu go on a journey to find out.
by Jennie Marima (writer), Imile Wepener (illustrator) and Rox Jaden Palmer (designer). Edited by Nabeela Kalla.
Lolo has many lovely friends. They are Sun and Moon and Star and Bird too. She would love to introduce them to you.
by Liza Esterhuyse (writer), André Kieswetter (illustrator), Nick Mulgrew and Tarryn-Anne Anderson (designers)
All the animals in the jungle are playing, except Lion. Why won’t Lion join in?
by Laura de Lange (writer), Hanrie Coetzee (illustrator) and Arthur Attwell (designer). Edited by Catherine
There are numbers everywhere, but Zanele can’t see them.
by Mirna Lawrence (writer), Tiffany Mac Sherry (designer) and Nicola Anne Smith (illustrator). Edited by Nabeela Kalla
Little Goat wanders off to look for the sweet grass and doesn’t realise how far she is from Mother Goat.
by Nathalie Koenig (writer), Lee-Ann Knowles (designer) and Josh Morgan (illustrator). Edited by Carol Kagezi
Pig loves to play! Clever Pig! One day, Pig is gone. Will Pig come back?
by Kirsty Paxton (writer), Danielle Botha (designer) and Amy Slatem (illustrator). Edited by Catherine Deiner
“Why is there a hole in the wall?” Lungisa asks. He gets lots of interesting answers…but he keeps on asking.
by Nozizwe Herero (writer), Nadene Kriel (designer) and Siya Masuku (illustrator). Edited by Glynis Lloyd
Prudence promises Micki and her friends that when they finish cleaning Micki’s room they can have biscuits. But when they are finished, Prudence is nowhere to be found. So Micki and her friends spend the rest of their day finding ways to reach the biscuit jar …
by Zanele Dlamini (writer), Sibusiso Mkhwanazi (designer) and Selina Morulane (illustrator). Edited by Glynis Lloyd
Born a twin that must be sacrificed, Mkabayi faces a bully and scary ghosts. Will the bond with her sister Mmama save her?
by Nick Mulgrew (writer), Jennifer Jacobs (designer) and Wesley van Eeden (illustrator). Edited by Bongani Kona
Small Bird loves the Giant. But where is the Giant? Small Bird goes on an adventure to find her.
by Melissa Fagan (writer), Fathima Kathrada (designer) and Ndumiso Nyoni (illustrator). Edited by Bongani Kona
Thabo’s family is getting ready for the day and making a big mess as they hurry to get things done. But where is Thabo?
by Mohale Mashigo (writer), Nontobeko Kunene (designer) and Nicola Anne Smith (illustrator). Edited by Ester Levinrad
What if there’s a monster under my bed?” Tumi is scared. Mama tries to show him that everything is okay.
by Jon Keevy (writer), Thokozani Mkhize (designer) and Jess Jardim-Wedepohl (illustrator). Edited by Bongani Kona
Something is following Unathi…
by Sindiwe Magona (writer) and Sinomonde Ngwane (illustrator) and Thulisizwe Mamba (designer). Edited by Martha Evans
One-year-old Palesa spends the night before her birthday wide-eyed with excitement. She can’t wait to find out what each of her friends will bring her. But what will be the biggest surprise of all
by Fred Strydom (writer), Marteli Kleyn (designer) and Megan Lötter (illustrator). Edited by Ester Levinrad
I once had a dream, so small and light, I kept it in a box. I kept it hidden, safe and sound, in my drawer of socks.
by Sam Wilson (writer), Thea Nicole de Klerk (illustrator) and Chenél Ferreira (designer). Edited by Ester Levinrad
Neo’s new goldfish is a genius. But when Neo goes outside to play, the goldfish tries to follow her and ends up going on an incredible adventure.
by Nicola Rijsdijk (writer) and Julie Smith-Belton and Lauren Nel (illustration and design). Edited by Ester
On a very hot day, a child goes to the sea, where she discovers a game she can play with the waves.
by Milly Brouard (writer), JP Brouard (illustrator), and Kalynne Vorster (designer). Edited by Liz Sparg
This is Jilly. Today, she hugged most of the cats in town!
by Philippa Namutebi Kabali-Kagwa (writer), Mary Marble (illustrator) and Kirsten Walker (designer). Edited by Helen Moffett
Every day, Katiiti’s mother calls her with a beautiful song. One day, a crafty gorilla tries to sing as sweetly as her mother.
by Lesley Beake (writer), Gwendolene van der Merwe (illustrator) and Alexandria Mackinnon (designer). Edited by Liz Sparg.
Mom is going out for five minutes. What could go wrong?
by Kate Sidley (writer), Robyn Penn (illustrator) and Ann Roberts (designer).
What is it? It isn’t like me. Do you think it’s dangerous?
by Helen Brain (writer), Celeste Beckerling (illustrator) and Jennifer Jacobs
The Penguin family lives on the beach, surrounded by rubbish. Until one day, Mrs Penguin says: we need a house! But how will they build one?
by Melissa Fagan (writer), Lauren Nel (illustrator) and Stefania Origgi (designer).
Muzi loves to build with his toys. But when he leaves them behind to travel to uGogo’s house, he discovers something very special about the world. And he learns something new about himself.
by Martha Evans (writer), Catherine Holtzhausen (illustrator) and Nadene Kriel (designer). Edited by Ester Levinrad
A yellow bug in a world of red, Lara the Ladybird just wants to fit in.
by Jon Keevy (writer), Lili Probart (illustrator) and Chani Coetzee (designer). Edited by Helen Moffett
It’s wash day for the Socks, but where has Little Sock gone?
by Sam Beckbessinger (writer), Megan Andrews (illustrator) and Marisa Steyn (designer). Edited by Ester Levinrad
Hippo wants to dance. Won’t anyone dance with her?
by Jade Mathieson (writer), Gerhard Van Wyk (illustrator) and Lara de Groot (designer). Edited by Zanri Kritzinger
Rhino, Crocodile, Giraffe and Zebra all have an unlikely friend. Can you guess who he is?
by Michele Fry (writer), Simóne van der Spuy (illustrator) and Jennifer Jacobs (designer). Edited by Zanri Kritzinger
I don’t know what I want to be when I grow up. Can you help me choose?
by Sam Wilson (writer), Thea Nicole de Klerk (illustrator) and Chenél Ferreira (designer). Edited by Judith Browne
Neo’s father is an inventor. When he invents a helicopter hat and flies away, Neo decides to make an invention of her own.
by Sam Wilson (writer), Michael Tymbios (illustrator), Thomas Pepler and Arthur Attwell (designers)
Lindi finds a very large elephant in her room. But is it really there if no one else believes in it?
by Jacqui L’Ange (writer), Megan Lotter (illustrator) and Marteli Kleyn (designer)
Shongololo has lost his shoes, and the other animals are NOT being very helpful. Will he ever find them?
by Corinne Lamoral-Rosmarin (writer), Brad Cuzen (illustrator), and Jodi Houareau
It is one week until Thato’s Birthday. His mama tells him he will have a big surprise. What will it be?
by Cristy Zinn (writer), Mary-Anne Hampton (illustrator), and Julie Smith-Belton
Nandi is wondering all sorts of strange things about the world. And it begins with a simple question: What if…?
by Megan Pirie (writer), Éidín Griffin (illustrator) and Mark Hardie (designer)
Sbu’s little brother finds Sbu’s favourite shoes. When he tries them on, he discovers something very special about them.
by Lwando Xaso (writer), Claire Ingram (illustrator) and Arthur Attwell (designer)
Sima wants to be a nurse one day. His favourite game is hospital-hospital. But papa and his friends do not approve. What will change their minds?
by Nerissa Govender (writer), Sinomonde Ngwane (illustrator), and Thulisizwe Mamba (designer)
In this delightful tale of hope, Jabulile’s dream of helping people comes true after a terrible storm hits the Valley.
by Zanele Dlamini (writer), Wesley van Eeden (illustrator) and Thokozani Mkhize (designer)
Sindi buzzes with colourful songs and dance. Will starting school end all that?
by Elana Bregin (writer), Lindy Pelzl (illustrator) and Raeesah Vawda (designer)
It’s a beautiful day for a picnic. Everyone wants to join in the fun.
by Olivia Villet (illustrator), Andrea Abbott (writer) and Fathima Kathrada (designer)
When Mama Heron needs help, Lungile comes to her rescue.
by Lauren Holliday (illustrator), and Nathalie Koenig (writer)
Londi loves to dream all day. But where will her dreams take her?
by Selina Morulane (illustrator), Mosa Mahlaba (writer) and Sibusiso Mkhwanazi (designer)
Nkanyezi can’t wait for the Spring festival, but the people of Ndlovu have lost their spirit of celebration. She must go in search of the spirit of Spring. What will she find?
by James Woolley (illustration), Louise Gale (design) and Paul Kennedy (writing)
Tinny Tim sets out on an adventure to return a lost button. Along the way he goes exploring, has a miraculous escape, and makes new friends.
by Sarah Bouwer (illustrator), Roxana Bouwer (writer) and Emma Hearne (designer)
Nita’s hanging upside down. Can she turn the right way round?
by Audrey Anderson (illustrator), Louis Greenberg (writer) and Wesley Thompson (designer)
Rafiki’s style is all his own, but when the Cool Cat Crew struts by, he starts to wonder if it’s good enough.
by Elsabé Milandri (illustration), Mathilde de Blois (design) and Kerry Saadien-Raad (writing)
The children are talking about their grandpas. Giraffe’s grandpa can build a skyscraper. Elephant’s grandpa can cook a massive feast. But whose grandpa will give the children the biggest surprise?
by Louwrisa Blaauw, Bianca de Jong (illustration, design) and Jade Mathieson (writing)
A walk to the clinic doesn’t have to be dull, when there are so many wonderful things to see on the way.
by Jess Jardim-Wedepohl (illustrator), Fred Strydom (writer) and Stephen Wallace (designer)
I wonder if there’s another me somewhere in the world…
by Margot Bertelsmann (writer), Renate van Rensburg (illustrator) and Ronèll Botes (designer)
You don’t need to be alike to be friends. When two very different children meet an unusual creature, it’s a chance to ask, How About You?
by Nozizwe Herero (writer), Siya Masuku (illustrator) and Leona Ingram (designer)
On a little farm lives Daisy, a little chicken who wishes she could fly. All the other chickens laugh at her daily flying practice. But one day something amazing happens …
by Candice Dingwall (writer), Steven McKimmie (illustrator) and Telri Stoop (designer)
This is a story about a little ant with a big plan, and how his love for reading saved the day.
by Sonia Dearling (illustrator), Brendon O’Neill (writer) and Arthur Attwell (designer)
Lory Dory was born invisible. No one understands that she is real. Until, one day, she finds a way to show them who she is.
by Nicola Rijsdijk and Maya Marshak
In a village on the slopes of Mount Kenya, a little girl worked in the fields with her mother. She worried as she saw the big forests disappearing, but she knew the power of a tiny seed.
by Sarah-Jane Williams, Robert McEwan & Tracy Lynn Chemaly.
Jack’s bath time takes a wild turn as things in his bathtub start to change, and a group of animals becomes part of his adventurous bathtub safari!
by Maya Fowler, Katrin Coetzer and Damian Gibbs
Tortoise sets off in search of his house. Along the way, he meets new friends to help him. But the sky is darkening, and lightning flashes in the distance. Will Tortoise find his house in time?
by Jacqui L’Ange, Wendy Morison, and Nadene Kriel
This is the story of Helen Martins’ battle against darkness, told by one of the creatures she loved best, the wise old owl.
by Liz Sparg, Jesse Breytenbach, and Andy Thesen
As a young girl Zanele Situ was told that she would never walk again. Being in a wheelchair did not stop her. She worked and trained hard and became a winning athlete on the world stage. This is her story…
by Louwrisa Blaauw, Jade Mathieson, and Bianca de Jong
Learn about the amazing life of a little girl who grew up to use her gift of singing to help bring freedom to South Africa.
by Tess Gadd, Cherene Pienaar, and Jano Strydom
There once was a girl named Sindiwe Magona. She had a special gift for stories. At night, little Sindiwe’s grandmother told her magical stories about ogres and giants, animals of the forests and the little creatures of the veld. This was Sindiwe’s favourite time. See how she grows up to live out her own adventures and she travels over oceans to change the world with her stories.
by Jessica Taylor, Mia du Plessis and Marli Fourie
Basetsana Kumalo is a beauty queen, but she’s also so much more. She teaches us that true beauty is about having a heart filled with love and generosity. Her story shows us that if you have courage and determination, you can achieve your dreams – whatever they may be.
by Melissa Fagan (writer), Karlien de Villiers (illustrator) and Marike le Roux (designer)
The inspiring story of Graça Machel, and her dream to instill a love for reading and learning in the children of Mozambique and the rest of Africa.
by Liesl Jobson, Alice Toich and Nazli Jacobs
From the day she was born to the day she died, Albertina Sisulu lived a life of love and sacrifice. A brave girl who rode a horse, she was a blessing to her family, to her community and to South Africa. This story of a unique and powerful woman, who stood up for her beliefs no matter what, will inspire and enchant.
by Vianne Venter, Genevieve Terblanche and Lauren Rycroft
Today Sizwe learns that a smile is something you can give away without losing it.
by Michele Fry, Amy Uzzell and Jennifer Jacob
Mouse is looking for a new house. Friendly animals offer to share their homes with him. But nothing is right until he finds his own little spot, warm and cosy.
by Candice Ditalamo, Rachel Zadok and Nick Mulgrew
It’s Maddy Moona’s birthday and she really wants a pet! But which silly animal will picky Maddy get?
by Liesl Jobson (writer), Jesse Breytenbach (illustrator) and Andy Thesen (designer)
Yusuf waits on the beach while Papa pushes out his boat. Surfers, turtles and sharks come from the sea. What will Papa bring back for Yusuf?
by Karen Lilje, Nicola Rijsdijk and Sam Scarborough.
A delightful tale about an independent cat.
Created by Paul Kennedy, Nick Mulgrew and Graham Paterson (and edited by Tarryn-Anne Anderson and Arthur Attwell)
He’s quite good at climbing. He knows how to swing. But sleeping’s his favourite, favourite thing!