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The Selfish Shongololo (Paperback): Vanessa Tedder The Selfish Shongololo (Paperback)
Vanessa Tedder; Illustrated by Shan Fischer 2
R80 R69 Discovery Miles 690 Save R11 (14%) In stock

Shongololo is a greedy little worm who lives happily in his garden but refuses to share it with anyone. In fact, he is proud of the fact that he has no friends. Then one day, disaster strikes when a hungry eagle decides that Shongololo will make a juicy snack! After his nastiness, will the other garden creatures want to rescue Shongololo?

Young readers will be drawn into the drama of this tale of selfishness, kindness, and compassion, accompanied by imaginative and colourful illustrations.

Annie & The Little Blue Jug (Paperback): William Selway Robson Annie & The Little Blue Jug (Paperback)
William Selway Robson; Illustrated by Matthew Ziranek
R164 Discovery Miles 1 640 In stock

Annie, whose life has been sad, but who loves to make others happy, goes shopping with her mother at Christmas.

Then, at the shopping mall, she is unexpectedly blessed with happiness herself.

This is a story to touch your heart - young or old!

The BIG Book Of Animal Stories (Hardcover): Steve Smallman, Robert Dunn, Jodie Parachini, Caroline Pedler, Daniel Howarth The BIG Book Of Animal Stories (Hardcover)
Steve Smallman, Robert Dunn, Jodie Parachini, Caroline Pedler, Daniel Howarth
R190 R164 Discovery Miles 1 640 Save R26 (14%) In stock

A delightful treasury of 8 stories, The BIG Book of Animal Stories features charming animal characters and beautiful illustrations from a variety of authors and illustrators. While each story has a heart-warming message, parents/carers and children will enjoy reading them together and are sure to find a new family favourite.

At the back there are some suggestions for adults in order to add to children’s enjoyment of the stories.

How Many Ways Can You Say Hello? (Hardcover): Refiloe Moahloli How Many Ways Can You Say Hello? (Hardcover)
Refiloe Moahloli; Illustrated by Anja Stoeckigt 2
R208 R179 Discovery Miles 1 790 Save R29 (14%) Within 7 - 15 working days

Sara’s first day of school is full of surprises, but the biggest one of all is that she discovers she doesn’t understand what the other children are saying and she wonders how she will make friends. Her teacher encourages her to find out the many ways one can say hello.

This delightful story of rhyming verse, accompanied by charming illustrations, is a must for all young South African children. And if parents/grandparents/carers aren’t sure how to pronounce ‘hello’ in all 11 official languages, there is a CD of the text, narrated by the author herself, to guide with authentic pronunciation.

2017 School Diary / Skooldagboek - For Girls (English, Afrikaans, Paperback, 2nd ed): Map Studio 2017 School Diary / Skooldagboek - For Girls (English, Afrikaans, Paperback, 2nd ed)
Map Studio
R80 R69 Discovery Miles 690 Save R11 (14%) In stock

Fully bilingual diary for South African students.

Includes:

  • Study Tips
  • Booklist
  • Solar System Map
  • Solar System Facts
  • Moon Phases
  • Subject Timetable
  • Write, Plan, Doodle
  • Make Notes
  • Set Goals
  • Track Progress
  • Keep Secrets
The Brightest Star In The Sky (Hardcover): Chyemenn Santos The Brightest Star In The Sky (Hardcover)
Chyemenn Santos; Illustrated by Alberto Massetti 2
R196 Discovery Miles 1 960 In stock

Uncle Mike and I play hide and seek. And when its time for him to leave, he says "I'll see you soon, my Pumpkin. Well play some more next week." Uncle Mike didn't come back the next week and I didn't understand why. So Daddy picked me up, kissed my cheek and said, "There's something I want to show you, up in the sky."

The Brightest Star In The Sky is beautifully told, and helps children deal with the loss of a loved one.

#LoveReading - Short Stories, Poems, Blogs & More (Paperback): Dorothy Dyer, Rosamund Haden #LoveReading - Short Stories, Poems, Blogs & More (Paperback)
Dorothy Dyer, Rosamund Haden
R75 R65 Discovery Miles 650 Save R10 (13%) In stock

Here is a collection of blogs, stories, poems, and articles to get you thinking, talking, laughing - and crying.

Read about being in love with the wrong person, about growing up gay, about living without a father, about being in student protests... and much, much more. These popular pieces have been selected from FunDza's mobi site and they have been compiled here for your reading pleasure!

Each piece also has discussion and writing activities for reading clubs and classes.

2017 School Diary / Skooldagboek - For Boys (English, Afrikaans, Paperback, 2nd ed): Map Studio 2017 School Diary / Skooldagboek - For Boys (English, Afrikaans, Paperback, 2nd ed)
Map Studio 2
R80 R69 Discovery Miles 690 Save R11 (14%) In stock

Fully bilingual diary for South African students.

Includes:

  • Study Tips
  • Booklist
  • Solar System Map
  • Solar System Facts
  • Moon Phases
  • Subject Timetable
  • Write, Plan, Doodle
  • Make Notes
  • Set Goals
  • Track Progress
  • Keep Secrets
Playing With Fire (Paperback): Sello Mahapeletsa Playing With Fire (Paperback)
Sello Mahapeletsa
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?

The Frog And A Whale In A Princess Tale (Paperback): Tina Scotford The Frog And A Whale In A Princess Tale (Paperback)
Tina Scotford; Illustrated by Olivia Villet 2
R100 R93 Discovery Miles 930 Save R7 (7%) In stock

Frog sets sail for sea in search of a kiss from a young royal miss. Frog's only wish is to become a man but will scary sea creature foil his plan?

Book contains colourful character cut-outs to inspire children to stage their own story.

Die Selfsugtige Songololo (Afrikaans, Paperback): Vanessa Tedder Die Selfsugtige Songololo (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Vanessa Tedder; Illustrated by Shan Fischer
R80 R69 Discovery Miles 690 Save R11 (14%) Within 4 - 8 working days

Songololo is 地 gulsige wurmpie wat gelukkig is in sy tuin maar weier om dit met enigiemand te deel. Om die waarheid te se, hy is trots daarop dat hy geen vriende het nie. Dan, op 地 rampspoedige dag, besluit 地 honger arend hy sal 地 smaaklike happie uitmaak! Sal die ander tuinwesens Songololo na al sy gemeenheid wil red? Jong lesers sal ingetrek word in die drama van hierdie verhaal van selfsug, goedhartigheid en deernis, aangevul deur verbeeldingryke en kleurryke illustrasies.

Woolf (Paperback): Alex Latimer, Patrick Latimer Woolf (Paperback)
Alex Latimer, Patrick Latimer 2
R145 R99 Discovery Miles 990 Save R46 (32%) Within 4 - 8 working days

A wolf and a sheep fall in love. They have a son that they call Woolf: he's half wolf, half woolly sheep! This is Woolf's story.

It's not easy being different, not quite fitting in with one group or another. When Woolf tries to impress the wolves, he finds it fun for a while, but they're a bit too wild. When he tries to follow the sheep, he finds it all a bit, well, boring.

Can Woolf find his own way in life and make his own friends that like him for who he is, not who he's trying to be?

Shadow Chasers - Book 1: Powers Of The Knife (Paperback): Bontle Senne Shadow Chasers - Book 1: Powers Of The Knife (Paperback)
Bontle Senne 1
R85 R73 Discovery Miles 730 Save R12 (14%) Within 10 - 15 working days

"What if you discovered that you come from an ancient family of Shadow Chasers, with a duty to protect others from an evil Army of Shadows?"

Nom is an outsider at school. When she and Zithembe become friends, life still seems, well, a little ordinary. But when an army of monsters threatens their world, it’s all up to the two of them … and the start of a journey into the dreamworld on a quest that will change their lives.

Powers Of The Knife is the first book in the Shadow Chasers trilogy. It’s an African fantasy adventure - one part family saga, one part hero’s quest.

Andy And His Magic Phone Visit The World Next Door (Paperback): Kim Ebner Andy And His Magic Phone Visit The World Next Door (Paperback)
Kim Ebner
R100 R86 Discovery Miles 860 Save R14 (14%) Within 4 - 8 working days

When twelve-year-old Andy is given a secondhand cell phone for his birthday, it’s a dream come true. But what Andy doesn’t realise is that his phone contains secret and magical powers. Within just a few hours of turning on the phone, he is swept up into an adventure of magnificent proportions.

Receiving cryptic text messages, meeting a mysterious stranger and being whisked off to what he soon learns is ‘the world next door’ is just the start for Andy. And a wonderful web of fantasy, mystery and new friends begins to unfold around the amazed Andy as he discovers the secrets of this new world. But when he loses his phone, he can’t get home. And the world is changing. Evil Elvira has arrived and she has plans of her own.

Trapped in ‘the world next door’, Andy must now embark on a mission to find his phone. Can Andy save himself and his new friends before Elvira takes over?

Monsterrugby (Afrikaans, Paperback): Fanie Viljoen Monsterrugby (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Fanie Viljoen; Illustrated by David Theron
R110 R95 Discovery Miles 950 Save R15 (14%) Within 5 - 13 working days

Ampie droom daarvan om sy skool se rugbyheld te word. Maar ongelukkig is sy bene maar aan die dun kant en hy vaar nie altyd te waffers op die rugbyveld nie. Daarom weet hy sommer hy gaan sy plek in die span verloor toe Max Swart sy opwagting in hul skool maak. Max is groot en sterk, hy leef vir rugby en hy is 地 regte boelie. Kort voor lank vind Ampie uit dat Max 地 nare geheim het ... Hoe gaan Ampie die res van sy rugbyspan oortuig dat die skool se nuwe ster-speler in werklikheid 地 Monster is? Het jy murg of melkskommel in jou pype? Maak reg vir 地 rugbywedstryd soos jy nog nooit gesien het nie en die verloorders gaan geeet word! 地 Heerlike aksiebelaaide storie wat jong lesers sal laat skaterlag en hulle hoendervleis sal gee!

Thomas@skaduwee.net (Afrikaans, Paperback): Carina Diedericks-Hugo Thomas@skaduwee.net (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Carina Diedericks-Hugo
R140 R121 Discovery Miles 1 210 Save R19 (14%) In stock

Thomas se hele wereld ruk tot stilstand toe sy meisie, Alex, hom uit die bloute los. Boonop lyk dit of sy beste pel, Hannes, vooraf van alles geweet het. Asof dit nie erg genoeg is nie, maak die skoolhoof, meneer Volschenk, en die twee skoolboelies, Flip en Japie, Thomas se lewe vir hom moeilik. Toe hy in skooltyd wegglip om van die hele spul weg te kom, hoor hy per ongeluk 地 geheime gesprek twee mans beraam planne om 地 besending onwettige vuurwapens van die hawe tot in die hartjie van Kaapstad te smokkel. Die smokkelaars beplan om 地 netwerk van geheime tonnels te gebruik wat onder die stad deurloop. 地 Speurtog op die internet bevestig Thomas se vermoede dat daar wel 300 jaar oue tonnels deur die stad loop. Kort voor lank is Thomas vasgevang in 地 duister onderwereld van smokkelary en sy lewe is in gevaar. Hierdie is die tiende titel in die uiters gewilde Thomas@-reeks. Die reeks fokus sterk op tegnologie, avontuur, vriendskap en tienerromanse en seuns en meisies vind ewe sterk daarby aanklank. Twee seisoene van 地 TV-reeks gegrond op die boeke is onlangs op kykNET uitgesaai.

The Children Of Soweto (Paperback): Mbulelo Vizikhungo Mzamane The Children Of Soweto (Paperback)
Mbulelo Vizikhungo Mzamane
R182 R149 Discovery Miles 1 490 Save R33 (18%) Within 4 - 9 working days

This important historical novel, first published in 1982 and later banned by the apartheid regime, is now available for literature study at school.

It tells, with piercing authenticity, the story of the 1976 Soweto uprising.

Mzamane has created a set of characters whose courage, humour and imperfections fill the pages of this book and carry the reader forward on the rising tide of resistance.

Citygirl En Die Swart Hings (Afrikaans, Paperback): Marga Jonker Citygirl En Die Swart Hings (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Marga Jonker
R151 Discovery Miles 1 510 Within 7 - 15 working days

Nicole was min lus om die vakansie saam met haar ma Weskus toe te kom. Sy wou liewer by die huis bly om Golden Acres, di ryskool in Pretoria, se perdespringkursus by te woon.

Hoe sleg gaan haar vakansiefoto’s nie afsteek teen Chan se Mauritius-foto’s nie? En wat gaan sy heeldag doen tussen ’n klomp mariene biolo wat net oor hulle navorsing kan praat?

Maar die Weskus is ’n verrassende plek . . .

Liefde Is 'n Sprokie... (Afrikaans, Paperback): Santie Nel Liefde Is 'n Sprokie... (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Santie Nel
R150 R138 Discovery Miles 1 380 Save R12 (8%) Within 7 - 15 working days

’n Bundel unieke kort liefdesstories wat tienerlesers sal wegvoer na ’n moderne sprokiesw靡eld vol aantreklike helde en romantiese heldinne. Elke verhaal is op ‘n bekende sprokie of feverhaal gebaseer – maar met ’n heerlike moderne kinkel.

Talia is so tuis in die water soos ’n meermin. Maar Erik, met sy blonde hare en blou oe, sorg dat sy sukkel om op haar diepseeduikkursus te konsentreer . . .

Cara het ’n ogie op verlede jaar se hoofseun , maar sy kan tog nie help om die nerdy nuwe ou, Pierre Prins, se diep, groen o agter sy dik brilglase raak te sien nie . . .

Van die eerste dag wat Wolfgam vir Vlam van Huten raakgesien het, is sy nie net in sy kop nie, sy is in sy hart – daardie rooikopmeisiekind met die laggend o wat sy nag- en dagdrome in besit geneem het. Maar sy rits net gedurig saam met daardie slymbol op sy motorfiets rond. Amika is so moeg daarvoor om die langste meisie in haar klas wees. Sy troon alewig soos ’n toring bo almal uit en die seuns spot haar alewig daaroor. Maar wanneer haar gunsteling-onderwyser voorstel dat sy by die modelskool inskryf, lyk dit of alles kan verander. Sal Adriaan haar anders sien?

Dit is maar net ’n paar van die heerlike kort romanses wat jou hart warm sal laat klop en jou weer in sprokiesliefde sal laat glo.

Emma En Die Creepy Komplot (Afrikaans, Paperback): Marianna Brandt Emma En Die Creepy Komplot (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Marianna Brandt
R151 Discovery Miles 1 510 Within 7 - 15 working days

Die aksiebelaaide opvolg op Emma En Die Geheime Gang.

Die skool en koshuis op Kosterkloof het weer na normaal teruggekeer n die skoolhoof se komplot om kinders se DNA aan ruimtewesens te verkoop, oopgevlek is. Die kinders word nou aangemoedig om gesond te eet en ook sport te beoefen. Emma kom egter gou agter dat die blou koelsakke wat die onderhoof in die middel van die nag kombuis toe dra, nie die rugbyspan se koeldranke bevat soos hy beweer nie. En wat het die nuwe hoteleinenaar, die Plottenboers, Jori Appelgryn en die Snopkes, wat steeds in die tronk sit, met mekaar te doen?

Emma besluit natuurlik om ondersoek in te stel, maar niks kan haar en Zoltan egter voorberei vir die gruwelike fonds wat hulle een aand in die koelsakke ontdek nie . . .

Rympies vir Kleintjies en Kleuters (Afrikaans, Hardcover): Rympies vir Kleintjies en Kleuters (Afrikaans, Hardcover)
R295 R259 Discovery Miles 2 590 Save R36 (12%) Within 7 - 15 working days

Hierdie bundel is die opvolger van die baie suksesvolle Rympies vir Pikkies en Peuters wat in 2015 verskyn het. Met sy prettige volkleur-illustrasies bied dit ’n keurversameling verse spesiaal saamgestel vir drie- tot vyfjariges. Digby 400 rympies deur meer as 100 skrywers dek al die onderwerpe wat deel is van klein kinders se leefw靡eld – in heerlike, maklike, sprankelende Afrikaans. Aangesien die bundel sorgvuldig beplan is om aan nasionale opvoedkundige vereistes te voldoen, vorm dit ’n onmisbare hulpmiddel vir opvoeders en versorgers in speelskole, met ’n nuttige gebruiksgids agter ingesluit. Rympies vir Kleintjies en Kleuters sal egter ook tuis wees in elke huis – om nie te praat van kuiertyd by Ouma en Oupa nie!

Soen (Afrikaans, Paperback): Jan Vermeulen Soen (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Jan Vermeulen
R180 R159 Discovery Miles 1 590 Save R21 (12%) In stock

Peet Rautenbach is Algoa Hor 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 o 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.

Liedjies Vir Pikkies En Peuters (Boek & CD) (Afrikaans, Paperback): Gertie Smit Liedjies Vir Pikkies En Peuters (Boek & CD) (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Gertie Smit; Illustrated by Astrid Blumer, Nadia Blumer
R195 R169 Discovery Miles 1 690 Save R26 (13%) In stock

Liedjies vir pikkies en peuters het ontstaan uit die droom van Gertie Smit, bekende opvoedkundige van Wellington. 40 versies uit die gewilde Rympies vir pikkies en peuters is deur Gertie getoonset vir die kleiner outjies van een tot drie jaar oud. Die boek bevat musieknotasie en 'n meegaande illustrasie per liedjie en is volgens opvoedkundige vereistes vir die ouderdomsgroep ook op CD, wat saam met die boek verpak is, vertolk. Die liedjies vat die vrolikheid en olikheid van hul daaglikse lewe vas en verwoord hulle leefw靡eld op klankryke wyse. S word hulle ondersteun om al die moeilike ontwikkelingstake baas te raak. Met pragtige illustrasies deur Astrid en Nadia Blumer is hierdie boek vir die tuisboekrak sowel as die klaskamer 'n aanwins.

Storiemuis Versamelpak (Boek & CD) (Afrikaans, Paperback): Leon Rousseau Storiemuis Versamelpak (Boek & CD) (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Leon Rousseau; Illustrated by Karen Ahlschlager, Marjorie van Heerden
R750 R619 Discovery Miles 6 190 Save R131 (17%) In stock

Hier wag ure van lees- en luisterpret vir voorskoolse kinders, terwyl hulle leer oor syfers, letters, kleure, vorms en baie meer. Al ses boeke in die Storiemuis-reeks word hier saamgevoeg, teen 'n baie spesiale prys. Dit is propvol stories, liedjies, rympies en dinge om te leer, terwyl die ses oudio-CD's met vrolike voorlesings elke kleurvolle bladsy vergesel en ekstra pret verskaf met musiek, geluide, saamsing-liedjies en saamluister-stories.

Die GROOT Boek Met Dierestories (Afrikaans, Hardcover): Steve Smallman, Robert Dunn, Jodie Parachini, Caroline Pedler, Daniel... Die GROOT Boek Met Dierestories (Afrikaans, Hardcover)
Steve Smallman, Robert Dunn, Jodie Parachini, Caroline Pedler, Daniel Howarth
R190 R164 Discovery Miles 1 640 Save R26 (14%) In stock

Die GROOT Boek met Dierestories is ’n lieflike skatkis met agt stories wat bekoorlike dierekarakters en pragtige illustrasies deur ’n verskeidenheid skrywers en illustreerders bevat. Elke storie het ’n hartverblydende boodskap en ouers / versorgers en kinders sal dit geniet om die stories saam te lees en gaan beslis ’n nuwe familie-gunsteling vind.

Aan die agterkant van die boek is daar is ’n paar voorstelle vir volwassenes wat sal bydra dat kinders die boek nog meer sal geniet.

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