February books

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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 a tall orange carrot stick. The book is all about the beauty of making friends with people (or veggies) who are different from you. It is a fantastic story that appeals to the very youngest child – and makes adults laugh out loud.
By Morag Hood
(Published by Two Hoots, R211)
for preschoolers to early graders
Grade R Workbook series
The All-In-One Grade R Workbook series includes exercises to enrich the child’s knowledge of subjects such as life skills, mathematics, home language and more. The books also include instructions and hints for the teacher and parent and they have line drawings that can be coloured in to develop motor skills. The books can be used as a valuable assessment tool and are compiled according to the Curriculum and Assessment Policy Statement.
By Mart Meij and the Best Books panel
(Published by Best Books, R81 each)
for early graders
Gunter’s Fables
With over 200 pages, this magnificent book consists of fables, and each of these creates a learning environment that enables children to see the connections and learn that small initiatives could always cascade into world trends. Many surprises emerge from each fable, introducing young readers to the intricate web of life. Each illustrated fable is accompanied by a guide for teachers and parents. The stories are told in English, Afrikaans, isiXhosa and isiZulu. To learn more, visit guntersfables.org
By Gunter Pauli and Katherina Bach
(Published by BlueKids by Zeri, cost TBC)


for early graders
The Terrific Times Tables Book and The Great Grammar Book
Times tables have never been so much fun. Learn to chant them, shout them, memorise them and enjoy them. In both books children play with wheels, lift flaps and pull tabs to learn all about nouns, punctuation and sentences, and all the times tables up to 12. With these fun books children use a mirror to discover what a pronoun is, or join Noah as he counts the animals into the ark.
By Kate Petty and Jennie Maizels
(Published by Walker Books, R299 each)
for pre-teens and teens
Knowledge Encyclopedia: Animal!
From the wings of the almighty albatross to the deadly facts of the great white shark, this book transports you into the jaw-dropping, heart-thumping, pulse-racing world of the animal kingdom.Exploring everything from habitats and ecosystems to senses and respiration, it is easy to follow and full of fun facts. By using 3-D images, the animals are brought to life, from the tiniest of crustaceans to the mightiest of mammals, the book allows you to take a closer look at the ever-evolving world of your favourite animals and is perfect for children aged nine and up.
By John Woodward
(Published by DK Children, R283)
for pre-teens and teens
Children’s Illustrated Encyclopedia
From dinosaurs to digital technology, this encyclopedia explores more than 380 topics. Arranged from A–Z, all inserts are illustrated with dramatic photos, cut-aways, charts and maps. It is written in a clear and child-friendly style and has been fully updated to include recent space missions, scientific breakthroughs and the latest political, social and cultural events.
Senior editor: Ann Kramer
(Published by DK Children, R457)
How to Raise an Adult
In this book, Lythcott-Haims highlights the ways in which overparenting harms children, their stressed-out parents, and society at large. She offers practical strategies that underline the importance of allowing children to make their own mistakes and develop the resilience, resourcefulness, and inner determination necessary for success. Relevant to parents of toddlers, and of special value to parents of teens, this book is a rallying cry for those who wish to ensure that the next generation can take charge of their own lives with competence and confidence.
By Julie Lythcott-Haims
(Published by Blue Bird, R241)
for us
Reverse Your Diabetes
What if you could not only manage your diabetes, but actually reverse it? This book takes a fresh approach to managing type 2 diabetes. Based on the latest research, it provides you with the information you need to modify your diet and achieve stable control of blood glucose levels. Including 60 recipes, this book is the perfect guide to nutrition for anyone with type 2 diabetes. With meal plans, food lists and healthy alternatives, you’ll find new ideas for what to make from the ingredients in your shopping basket. Written by diabetes expert Dr David Cavan and in association with diabetes.co.uk, Reverse Your Diabetes will help you to take control of your diabetes and live healthily for good.
By Dr David Cavan
(Published by Vermilion, R236)

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