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The latest good reads for all ages and for the whole family. Books for toddlers, for preschoolers and early graders, for preteens and teens... Read more

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10 Nov 2017 - 1:05pm
The Moonling, by Tjaart Lehmacher and Paula Oelofsen is the perfect coming-of-age storybook to help children connect with nature. Meet a Moonling longing for the earth, and a ten-year-old Earthling...
11 Sep 2017 - 3:37pm
In this age of screens and instant gratification, it is challenging enough to convince a child to sit down with a book. Try a book about a hedgehog laundress in a striped petticoat or a poor but...
6 Sep 2017 - 10:51am
Spurred on by a 2006 study that showed a high number of South African households don’t own a single leisure book, the South African Development Council (SADC) launched National Book Week in order to...
30 Aug 2017 - 11:26am
Cape Town big wave surfer Greg Bertish knows all about courage and optimism, and it is these qualities that are woven into his self-published children’s book The Little Optimist.   As a young...
14 Aug 2017 - 12:43pm
The Girl Without A Sound, a magical story that aims to restore a sense of power to black girls in a society fed endless stories of blonde-haired princesses, is now available in isiXhosa and isiZulu...
10 Jul 2017 - 11:52am
Penguin Random House has unveiled its July – December 2017 selection of children’s books and whether your little one is learning her colours, in love with Frozen, engrossed in Minecraft or eagerly...
26 Apr 2017 - 3:41pm
We've put together a selection of great reads for the whole family, from toddlers and preschoolers to teens and parents.   For Toddlers   What the Ladybird Heard Next Those crafty...
9 Feb 2017 - 10:00am
for toddlers Colin and Lee, Carrot and Pea Lee is a pea. All of his friends are peas, except Colin. Colin isn’t a pea. So begins a funny story of two very different friends: a small green pea and...
13 Dec 2016 - 10:01am
Guinness World Records 2017 Taking record-breaking to a whole new dimension, GWR 2017 is bursting with all-new records on topics such as black holes, domes, owls and killer plants. You’ll also find...
1 Nov 2016 - 11:39am
Sister, Sister Willow’s life is turned upside down when she meets her dad for the first time and discovers she has a family she knew nothing about, including a half-sister who is seriously ill and...

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