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Skin We Are In - A Celebration Of The Evolution Of Skin Colour (Paperback): Sindiwe Magona, Nina G. Jablonski Skin We Are In - A Celebration Of The Evolution Of Skin Colour (Paperback)
Sindiwe Magona, Nina G. Jablonski; Illustrated by Lynn Fellman
R125 R75 Discovery Miles 750 Save R50 (40%) Within 11 - 17 working days

When we meet someone, one of the things we notice is the colour of their skin. But what can someone's skin colour tell us about them? Despite what some people say, your skin means very little! Inside we're all the same.

Join Njabulo, Aisha, Tim, Chris and Roshni as they discover why humans have different skins, and how people's thinking about skin colour has changed throughout history. Skin We Are In is a celebration of the glorious human rainbow, both in South Africa and beyond.

One of South Africa's best-selling authors, Sindiwe Magona, has teamed up with well-known American anthropologist, Nina G. Jablonski, and award-winning illustrator Lynn Fellman to create a much-needed book about race and skin colour – for children. Magona has written a story of five friends as they explore and discuss the skin they are in. The scientific narrative, written by Jablonski, expands and supports the conversation topics generated by the children's adventure.

Playing With Fire (Paperback): Sello Mahapeletsa Playing With Fire (Paperback)
Sello Mahapeletsa 1
R75 R65 Discovery Miles 650 Save R10 (13%) Within 10 - 15 working days

This is the eleventh book in Cover2Cover’s Harmony High Series, which centres around the lives and real life choices facing a group of teens at Harmony High, a fictional township high school.

Playing with Fire: Koliwe's life is turned upside down when her father dies and she is sent to Limpopo to live with the mother she thought was dead. She is determined to make her mother pay for abandoning her as a baby.

Her new friend Siwela encourages her destructive plan, but will Koliwe get burnt when the fire she starts gets out of control?

Geza & The Bee (Paperback): Dharmisha Cvetkovic Geza & The Bee (Paperback)
Dharmisha Cvetkovic 2
R119 Discovery Miles 1 190 In stock

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this book will go to rhino conservation.

In this tale between a rhino & a bee, children will:

  • Learn why bees are so important
  • Be guided to think beyond the five senses
  • Realise that all things are connected
  • Develop a mindset to secure the future

Did you know:

  • Rhinos could become extinct in ten years' time unless we help to protect them?
  • Seven species of bees were added to the endangered list in 2016!
Onder My Vel - Die Storie Van Hoe Ons Velkleur Begin Verander het (Afrikaans, Paperback): Sindiwe Magona, Nina G. Jablonski Onder My Vel - Die Storie Van Hoe Ons Velkleur Begin Verander het (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Sindiwe Magona, Nina G. Jablonski; Illustrated by Lynn Fellman
R125 R75 Discovery Miles 750 Save R50 (40%) In stock

When we meet someone, one of the things we notice is the colour of their skin. But what can someone's skin colour tell us about them? Despite what some people say, your skin means very little! Inside we're all the same.

Join Njabulo, Aisha, Tim, Chris and Roshni as they discover why humans have different skins, and how people's thinking about skin colour has changed throughout history. Skin We Are In is a celebration of the glorious human rainbow, both in South Africa and beyond.

One of South Africa's best-selling authors, Sindiwe Magona, has teamed up with well-known American anthropologist, Nina G. Jablonski, and award-winning illustrator Lynn Fellman to create a much-needed book about race and skin colour – for children. Magona has written a story of five friends as they explore and discuss the skin they are in. The scientific narrative, written by Jablonski, expands and supports the conversation topics generated by the children's adventure.

Letlalo Le Re Lego Ka Gare Ga Lona - Go Keteka Ebolusene Ya Mmala Wa Letlalo (Sotho, Northern, Paperback): Sindiwe Magona, Nina... Letlalo Le Re Lego Ka Gare Ga Lona - Go Keteka Ebolusene Ya Mmala Wa Letlalo (Sotho, Northern, Paperback)
Sindiwe Magona, Nina G. Jablonski; Illustrated by Lynn Fellman
R125 R75 Discovery Miles 750 Save R50 (40%) In stock

When we meet someone, one of the things we notice is the colour of their skin. But what can someone's skin colour tell us about them? Despite what some people say, your skin means very little! Inside we're all the same.

Join Njabulo, Aisha, Tim, Chris and Roshni as they discover why humans have different skins, and how people's thinking about skin colour has changed throughout history. Skin We Are In is a celebration of the glorious human rainbow, both in South Africa and beyond.

One of South Africa's best-selling authors, Sindiwe Magona, has teamed up with well-known American anthropologist, Nina G. Jablonski, and award-winning illustrator Lynn Fellman to create a much-needed book about race and skin colour – for children. Magona has written a story of five friends as they explore and discuss the skin they are in. The scientific narrative, written by Jablonski, expands and supports the conversation topics generated by the children's adventure.

Isikhumba Esikuso - Ihlombe Ngeguqu-Nguquko Ekudaleka Kwebala Lesikhumba (Xhosa, Paperback): Sindiwe Magona, Nina G. Jablonski Isikhumba Esikuso - Ihlombe Ngeguqu-Nguquko Ekudaleka Kwebala Lesikhumba (Xhosa, Paperback)
Sindiwe Magona, Nina G. Jablonski; Illustrated by Lynn Fellman
R125 R75 Discovery Miles 750 Save R50 (40%) In stock

When we meet someone, one of the things we notice is the colour of their skin. But what can someone's skin colour tell us about them? Despite what some people say, your skin means very little! Inside we're all the same.

Join Njabulo, Aisha, Tim, Chris and Roshni as they discover why humans have different skins, and how people's thinking about skin colour has changed throughout history. Skin We Are In is a celebration of the glorious human rainbow, both in South Africa and beyond.

One of South Africa's best-selling authors, Sindiwe Magona, has teamed up with well-known American anthropologist, Nina G. Jablonski, and award-winning illustrator Lynn Fellman to create a much-needed book about race and skin colour – for children. Magona has written a story of five friends as they explore and discuss the skin they are in. The scientific narrative, written by Jablonski, expands and supports the conversation topics generated by the children's adventure.

Isikhumba Esikuso - Umgubho Wokuguquka Kombala Wesikhumba (Zulu, Paperback): Sindiwe Magona, Nina G. Jablonski Isikhumba Esikuso - Umgubho Wokuguquka Kombala Wesikhumba (Zulu, Paperback)
Sindiwe Magona, Nina G. Jablonski; Illustrated by Lynn Fellman
R125 R75 Discovery Miles 750 Save R50 (40%) In stock

When we meet someone, one of the things we notice is the colour of their skin. But what can someone's skin colour tell us about them? Despite what some people say, your skin means very little! Inside we're all the same.

Join Njabulo, Aisha, Tim, Chris and Roshni as they discover why humans have different skins, and how people's thinking about skin colour has changed throughout history. Skin We Are In is a celebration of the glorious human rainbow, both in South Africa and beyond.

One of South Africa's best-selling authors, Sindiwe Magona, has teamed up with well-known American anthropologist, Nina G. Jablonski, and award-winning illustrator Lynn Fellman to create a much-needed book about race and skin colour – for children. Magona has written a story of five friends as they explore and discuss the skin they are in. The scientific narrative, written by Jablonski, expands and supports the conversation topics generated by the children's adventure.

Mamello (Paperback): Lebohang Jeanet Pheko Mamello (Paperback)
Lebohang Jeanet Pheko
R161 Discovery Miles 1 610 In stock

Mamello and her parents paint a pretty picture of household harmony for their community but their household is far from perfect. Mamello’s parents mistreat her.and don’t allow her to go to school. All Mamello desires is to go to school and one day study towards becoming a human rights lawyer. Mamello is a South African Cinderella story of a young woman’s courage and perseverance to achieve her dream.

Imibala Yothando (Paperback): Dumisani Hlatswayo Imibala Yothando (Paperback)
Dumisani Hlatswayo
R181 Discovery Miles 1 810 In stock

This is a riveting story of love, betrayal, jealousy, cyber bullying and growing up in the social media era. Imibala Yothando (The Colours of Love) explores love in all of its shades, ranging from lightness and purity to the darker shades of jealousy. Sinenhlanhla, the daughter of a famous Maskandi musician, is navigating being the new girl in school.

Sinenhlanhla is ambitious, excels at Maths and swimming. She has no time for all the admirers she has attracted at her new school. Among the many admirers are Mzekezeke, who has been chosen to represent the school at the Maths Olympiad in Cape Town with her and is too shy to declare his feelings, and Bhejasi, the school bad boy and skhothane.

After being spurned by Sinenhlanhla, Bhajasi manages to get hold of private photos of her that he spreads on social media in an effort to humiliate her. Will this destroy Sinenhlanhla's life or is she strong enough to overcome something so terrible?

Taking Chances (Paperback): Sicelo Kula Taking Chances (Paperback)
Sicelo Kula
R65 Discovery Miles 650 In stock

Ta Siks wants to provide for his nephew Fundile – but on a cleaner’s salary there is no chance of that. That’s why he turns to the world of crime, and gets involved in the drug trade.

Fundile does not suspect that his uncle is involved in a dangerous game, but his friend Sakhe is a different story … Sakhe has no problem with moving on from being a scorer with girls and on the soccer field, to being a drug merchant. When Nosiphiwo, a girl from Fundile’s past, arrives on the scene with a secret of her own, things start getting more complicated. Fundile realises – too late – that even their lives are in danger…

This is the tenth book in Cover2Cover’s Harmony High Series, which centres around the lives and real life choices facing a group of teens at Harmony High, a fictional township high school.

Somer (Afrikaans, Paperback): Jaco Fouche Somer (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Jaco Fouche
R161 Discovery Miles 1 610 In stock

Hierdie stil, maar stemmingsvolle ​coming-of-age roman, beskryf die onwaarskynlike vriendskap tussen twee seuns soos hulle die oorgang na volwassenheid betree tydens die somervakansie aan die einde van hulle laaste skooljaar. Saam eksperimenteer hulle met hul nuutgevonde vryheid - met meisies, drank, en selfs vandalisme. Maar daar is ook besluite om te maak oor die toekoms. En beide van hulle word teruggehou deur moeilike gesinsverhoudinge.

Hap (Paperback): Lesley Beake Hap (Paperback)
Lesley Beake 1
R161 Discovery Miles 1 610 Within 7 - 15 working days

Lucy, a 16-year-old girl from New York, is recovering from a recent traumatic experience. She joins her father at the fictional Barclay Bay, on South Africa's west coast, where she slowly makes sense of her ordeal. But Lucy cannot help but also be affected by the characters around her, including that of Hap, an early ancestor who lived in the area, and whose experiences Lucy, in a state of heightened emotion and perception, seems to sense.

Soen (Afrikaans, Paperback): Jan Vermeulen Soen (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Jan Vermeulen
R181 Discovery Miles 1 810 Within 7 - 15 working days

Peet Rautenbach is Algoa HoŽr se hoofseun: hoogs intelligent en met baie talent in musiek, kuns en redenaars. Daar word sewe A's van hom verwag. Daarby is Peet 'n toegewyde, voorbeeldige seun in die oŽ van sy pastoor-ouers. Maar Peet het 'n swakte: sy obsessie met die blonde onderwyseres Scarlett Rose Reynolds. Dit maak die deur oop vir talle aanslae op hom, en wat hom uiteindelik amper sy lewe kan kos.

Blou is nie 'n Kleur nie (Afrikaans, Paperback): Carin Krahtz Blou is nie 'n Kleur nie (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Carin Krahtz
R161 Discovery Miles 1 610 Within 7 - 15 working days

Na die ongeluk drie jaar gelede val die oŽnskynlik gelukkige Vorster-gesin se lewens uitmekaar. Carin Krahtz sny met presisie deur die lewens van elk van die gesinslede met skerpsinnige dialoog en temper die verhaal met humor. Hierdie is nie 'n wroegroman nie, maar 'n nugtere kyk na die lewens van 'n gesin wat verbrokkel en verswelg word deur voorstedelike angs en ander bagasie.

Mine (Paperback): S.A. Partridge Mine (Paperback)
S.A. Partridge
R240 R209 Discovery Miles 2 090 Save R31 (13%) Within 7 - 15 working days

On stage, Fin is Thor. Angry and invincible. Yet for all his potential, people always leave him. Kayla is the only girl he's ever met whoís worth loving. The only one he's ever wanted to be worth something for. Kayla knows she's weird and unlovable. But she wants to believe there is no reason to be sad anymore. In each other Fin and Kayla find the only place they've ever belonged. Until the ghosts from the past come to break them apart.

Soccer Season - Book 2: Offside (Paperback): Jayne Bauling Soccer Season - Book 2: Offside (Paperback)
Jayne Bauling
R75 R65 Discovery Miles 650 Save R10 (13%) Within 10 - 15 working days

An exciting action series set in a soccer club that is a melting pot for teens from different backgrounds with one thing in common – love of the beautiful game.

In this second book of the series, Mondli is captain of Sandview A Under 17 and is doing his best to lead his team. But with his father away, and his mother not coping at home, being a leader is not easy.

When the competing demands of home and team cause clashes in his life, Mondli realises just what leadership is really about.

Vlerke Vir Almal (Afrikaans, Paperback): Marion Erskine Vlerke Vir Almal (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Marion Erskine
R166 Discovery Miles 1 660 Within 7 - 15 working days

Dewald se ouers stuur hom na 'n nuwe skool na sy lewe omvergegooi is. Elke skool het nuwe uitdagings en elke skool het sy boelies, en dis nie maklik om 'n tiener te wees met 'n skielike hakkelprobleem nie. Dewald probeer weer sy balans vind, om sin te maak van hoekom sy beste vriendin hom nooit ingesluit het in haar grootste besluit nie. Dit terwyl een van die grootste boelies in die skool sy lewe hel maak. En hy besluit: genoeg is genoeg. 'n Hartroerende verhaal oor relevante tienerkwessies.

Soccer Secrets (Paperback): Jayne Bauling Soccer Secrets (Paperback)
Jayne Bauling
R65 Discovery Miles 650 Within 10 - 15 working days

Zinzi's school marks are dropping and her mother insists she stops training and does extra lessons with creepy Mr Mase, but she's terrified that she'll be dropped from from the soccer team.

There's something else wrong too. . . she keeping a terrible secret from her family and friends.

Leah on the Offbeat (Hardcover): Becky Albertalli Leah on the Offbeat (Hardcover)
Becky Albertalli
R291 R226 Discovery Miles 2 260 Save R65 (22%) Within 7 - 11 working days

In this sequel to the acclaimed Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda--soon to be a major motion picture, Love, Simon--we follow Simon's BFF Leah as she grapples with changing friendships, first love, and senior year angst.

When it comes to drumming, Leah Burke is usually on beat--but real life isn't always so rhythmic.

She's an anomaly in her friend group: the only child of a young, single mom, and her life is decidedly less privileged. She loves to draw but is too self-conscious to show it. And even though her mom knows she's bisexual, she hasn't mustered the courage to tell her friends--not even her openly gay BFF, Simon.

So Leah really doesn't know what to do when her rock-solid friend group starts to fracture in unexpected ways. With prom and college on the horizon, tensions are running high.

It's hard for Leah to strike the right note while the people she loves are fighting--especially when she realizes she might love one of them more than she ever intended.

Vaselinetjie (Afrikaans, Paperback, Nuwe Uitgawe): Anoeschka Von Meck Vaselinetjie (Afrikaans, Paperback, Nuwe Uitgawe)
Anoeschka Von Meck
R178 Discovery Miles 1 780 Within 7 - 15 working days

Sy is Helena Bosman van ’n piepklein dorpie doer ver in die Noord-Kaap, maar Oupa en Oumie noem haar sommer Vaselinetjie. Sy is hulle veldbosengeltjie, hulle hart se punt. Tot Vaselinetjie tien jaar oud is en die Welsyn haar laat wegstuur na die kosskool in Gauteng – die weeshuis waar Madiba se weggooikinders bly.

Dis ’n vreemde, harde, gevaarlike wÍreld van skomgatkinders, kwaai huistannies en ’n hardvogtige, onregverdige koshuisvader; van entjies rook, hare laat afskeer en planne maak om te whallap. Waar niemand oor jou traak nie, en waar jy ook leer om oor niemand te traak nie.

Maar soos die maande jare word, kruis een naam telkens Vaselinetjie se pad: Texan Kirby. En daardie naam loop reguit na haar hart.

**Film weergawe van boek in teaters 22 September 2017

The Last to Let Go (Paperback): Amber Smith The Last to Let Go (Paperback)
Amber Smith 1
R292 R227 Discovery Miles 2 270 Save R65 (22%) Within 7 - 11 working days

A twisted tragedy leaves Brooke and her siblings on their own in this provocative new novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Way I Used To Be.

How do you let go of something you've never had?

Junior year for Brooke Winters is supposed to be about change. She's transferring schools, starting fresh, and making plans for college so she can finally leave her hometown, her family, and her past behind.

But all of her dreams are shattered one hot summer afternoon when her mother is arrested for killing Brooke's abusive father. No one really knows what happened that day, if it was premeditated or self-defense, whether it was right or wrong. And now Brooke and her siblings are on their own.

In a year of firsts--the first year without parents, first love, first heartbreak, and her first taste of freedom--Brooke must confront the shadow of her family's violence and dysfunction, as she struggles to embrace her identity, finds her true place in the world, and learns how to let go.

Skylarks (Paperback): Karen Gregory Skylarks (Paperback)
Karen Gregory 1
R181 R129 Discovery Miles 1 290 Save R52 (29%) Within 7 - 11 working days

Karen Gregory's heartfelt, thought-provoking second novel about love against the odds is perfect for readers of Lisa Williamson, Sara Barnard and Sarah Crossan.

When she was little, Joni used to have dreams that she could fly. But these days her feet are firmly on the ground - they have to be when money's tight and her dad can't work and the whole family has to pull together to keep afloat.

Then she meets Annabel. Annabel is everything Joni isn't, and yet there's a spark between them. Though Joni barely believes it at first, she thinks they might be falling in love.

But when Annabel's parents find out about the relationship, it's clear they believe there are some differences that are impossible to overcome ...

See You in the Cosmos (Paperback): Jack Cheng See You in the Cosmos (Paperback)
Jack Cheng
R145 R112 Discovery Miles 1 120 Save R33 (23%) Within 7 - 11 working days

A space-obsessed boy and his dog, Carl Sagan, take a journey toward family, love, hope, and awe in this funny and moving novel for fans of Counting by 7s, Walk Two Moons, and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.

11-year-old Alex Petroski loves space and rockets, his mom, his brother, and his dog Carl Sagan—named for his hero, the real-life astronomer. All he wants is to launch his golden iPod into space the way Carl Sagan (the man, not the dog) launched his Golden Record on the Voyager spacecraft in 1977. From Colorado to New Mexico, Las Vegas to L.A., Alex records a journey on his iPod to show other lifeforms what life on earth, his earth, is like. But his destination keeps changing. And the funny, lost, remarkable people he meets along the way can only partially prepare him for the secrets he’ll uncover—from the truth about his long-dead dad to the fact that, for a kid with a troubled mom and a mostly not-around brother, he has way more family than he ever knew.

Jack Cheng’s debut is full of joy, optimism, determination, and unbelievable heart. To read the first page is to fall in love with Alex and his view of our big, beautiful, complicated world. To read the last is to know he and his story will stay with you a long, long time.

What Happens Next (Hardcover): Susan Hughes What Happens Next (Hardcover)
Susan Hughes; Illustrated by Carey Sookocheff
R261 R199 Discovery Miles 1 990 Save R62 (24%) Within 7 - 11 working days

What Happens Next is a raw, realistic story told by an unnamed protagonist who is made to feel different from everybody else--even invisible sometimes. Bullied by a girl at school, our narrator gives a terse script of the related facts (What Her Friends Do: Laugh. What Everyone Else Does: Nothing.) and emotions (How I Feel Sometimes: Bad. Really Bad.).

The narrator takes these hurt feelings home, where Mom listens and offers some ideas. At school the next day, the child confronts the bully by turning a "weirdo" fascination with science into an opportunity to find common ground, and maybe help the bully see the world in a new way.

Spare illustrations in a limited palette of blues and greens convey feeling alone even in the hustle and bustle of a crowded schoolyard. Graphic novel-style panels set a steady pace for the emotional impact of this important story that doesn't simplify the realities of feeling like an outsider. It's a powerful starting point for discussions of emotions, empathy, and how we relate to others.

The Astonishing Color of After (Hardcover): Emily X. R. Pan The Astonishing Color of After (Hardcover)
Emily X. R. Pan
R314 R246 Discovery Miles 2 460 Save R68 (22%) Within 7 - 11 working days

"Emily X.R. Pan's brilliantly crafted, harrowing first novel portrays the vast spectrum of love and grief with heart-wrenching beauty and candor. This is a very special book."--John Green, bestselling author of The Fault in Our Stars and Turtles All the Way Down

A stunning, heartbreaking debut novel about grief, love, and family, perfect for fans of Jandy Nelson and Celeste Ng.

Leigh Chen Sanders is absolutely certain about one thing: When her mother died by suicide, she turned into a bird.

Leigh, who is half Asian and half white, travels to Taiwan to meet her maternal grandparents for the first time. There, she is determined to find her mother, the bird. In her search, she winds up chasing after ghosts, uncovering family secrets, and forging a new relationship with her grandparents. And as she grieves, she must try to reconcile the fact that on the same day she kissed her best friend and longtime secret crush, Axel, her mother was taking her own life.

Alternating between real and magic, past and present, friendship and romance, hope and despair, The Astonishing Color of After is a stunning and heartbreaking novel about finding oneself through family history, art, grief, and love.

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