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Books > Local Author Showcase > Fiction - kids & teens

The Selfish Shongololo (Paperback, New Edition): Vanessa Tedder The Selfish Shongololo (Paperback, New Edition)
Vanessa Tedder; Illustrated by Shan Fischer 10
R90 R71 Discovery Miles 710 Save R19 (21%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

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.

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 R116 Discovery Miles 1 160 Save R9 (7%) 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.

Annie & The Little Blue Jug (Paperback): William Selway Robson Annie & The Little Blue Jug (Paperback)
William Selway Robson; Illustrated by Matthew Ziranek
R125 Discovery Miles 1 250 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!

Click HERE to read the brand new review on the FAMILY TREASURES website.

The Blacksmith and the Dragonfly (Paperback): Riana Louw, Charles Siboto The Blacksmith and the Dragonfly (Paperback)
Riana Louw, Charles Siboto; Illustrated by Christelle Lambrechts
R170 R146 Discovery Miles 1 460 Save R24 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Ndiliswa dreams of becoming a warrior and the commander of the king’s army. But she is the daughter of a poor blacksmith, who makes spears just to get by. Prince Siyabulela has never been a soldier like his younger brother and his father fears that he won’t be a good king. When Siyabulela is transformed into a dragonfly by a wicked spell, it is up to Ndiliswa to defeat their enemies to save the prince.

How Many Ways Can You Say Hello? (Hardcover): Refiloe Moahloli How Many Ways Can You Say Hello? (Hardcover)
Refiloe Moahloli; Illustrated by Anja Stoeckigt 6
R170 R134 Discovery Miles 1 340 Save R36 (21%) Ships in 5 - 10 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.

Sidekick (Paperback): Adeline Radloff Sidekick (Paperback)
Adeline Radloff
R210 R181 Discovery Miles 1 810 Save R29 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Katie Holmes, aged 17, lives with her adoptive mother, the housekeeper of a fabulous house in Camps Bay belonging to the gorgeous hunk Finn O'Reilly.

Finn has the ability to stop time, to move into what is called "untime". Katie can’t stop time but, uniquely, can function in "untime" and works as a partner, a sidekick, to Finn.

A fantasy novel rooted in very real teenage issues, it maintains a level of suspense and intrigue all the way through.

The Brightest Star In The Sky (Hardcover): Chyemenn Santos The Brightest Star In The Sky (Hardcover)
Chyemenn Santos; Illustrated by Alberto Massetti 2
R198 Discovery Miles 1 980 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.

When Morning Comes (Paperback): Arushi Raina When Morning Comes (Paperback)
Arushi Raina
R195 R155 Discovery Miles 1 550 Save R40 (21%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

It’s 1976 in South Africa. Written from the points of view of four young people living in Johannesburg and its black township, Soweto – Zanele, a black female student organiser, Mina, of South Asian background working at her father’s shop, Jack, an Oxford-bound white student, and Thabo, a tsotsi – this book explores the roots of the Soweto Uprising and the edifice of apartheid in a South Africa about to explode.

In the black township of Soweto, Zanele, who also works as a nightclub singer, is plotting against the apartheid government. The police can’t know. Her mother and sister can’t know. No one can know. On the affluent white side of town, Jack Craven plans to spend the last days of his break before university burning miles on his beat-up Mustang, and crashing other people’s parties. Their chance meeting changes everything.

Already a chain of events are in motion: a failed plot, a murdered teacher, a powerful police agent with a vendetta, and a secret network of students across the township. The students will rise. And there will be violence when morning comes.

Introducing readers to a remarkable young literary talent, When Morning Comes offers an impeccably researched and vivid snapshot of South African society on the eve of the uprising that changed it forever.

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 3
R100 R80 Discovery Miles 800 Save R20 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

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 R63 Discovery Miles 630 Save R17 (21%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Songololo is ’n 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 ’n rampspoedige dag, besluit ’n honger arend hy sal ’n 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.

South African Animal Portraits A-Z (Paperback): Nicolaas Maritz South African Animal Portraits A-Z (Paperback)
Nicolaas Maritz
R270 R248 Discovery Miles 2 480 Save R22 (8%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Meet the mammals, reptiles, insects and birds who populate the veld, desert, forests and ponds of South Africa.

From the ant-eating aardvark to the zebra spitting cobra, there is a new friend on every page. Packed with vivid and charming illustrations and includes the scientific name of each animal.

It's Jamela! The Complete Collection (Hardcover): Niki Daly It's Jamela! The Complete Collection (Hardcover)
Niki Daly
R290 R249 Discovery Miles 2 490 Save R41 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Niki Daly's spunky little heroine was first introduced in Jamela's Dress in 1999 and has been a firm favourite ever since; delighting young and old alike. Who can forget Gogo and Mama's little chicken from Yebo, Jamela!, destined for the cooking pot but adopted as Jamela's pet?  A girl like many others, Jamela dreams of  pretty dresses and shoes and is worried and scared when Mama announces they are moving house. Jamela is unforgettable!   

I Have Brown Skin and Curly Hair (Paperback): Karen Theunissen I Have Brown Skin and Curly Hair (Paperback)
Karen Theunissen; Illustrated by Charles Gibbons
R130 R95 Discovery Miles 950 Save R35 (27%) In stock

Everyone in this family looks different. Dad is tall and dark. Mum has light brown hair with green eyes. Some of the children have straight hair; others have curls. People regard them curiously until, one day, one of the children musters the courage to speak up proudly about her identity after she learns where she comes from and why she looks different.

This rhyming picture book is about the identity crises many children face when they look different from their family members. The book takes children through the unique and often untold history of South Africa, explaining how a mixed-race heritage can contribute to their physical differences and yet they can still be part of one family.

This book can also be used by educators or parents who wish to teach their children about diversity.

In Africa With Avi And Kumbi (Paperback): Khize wamaZambezi In Africa With Avi And Kumbi (Paperback)
Khize wamaZambezi; Illustrated by Sanelisiwe Singaphi 2
R150 R119 Discovery Miles 1 190 Save R31 (21%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

A fun and exciting trip into Africa.

Discover lands, legends and wonders from the caves to the present.

Reënboogrant Maats: Omnibus 2 (3 in 1) (Afrikaans, Paperback): Maritha Snyman Reënboogrant Maats: Omnibus 2 (3 in 1) (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Maritha Snyman
R220 R189 Discovery Miles 1 890 Save R31 (14%) Ships in 13 - 17 working days

Kom deel in die lekkerste tye van Shani en Sunette se lewe – die Reënboogrant-jare!

Een van die gewildste Afrikaanse reekse is nou in ’n omnibus beskikbaar! Kom deel in die lekkerste tye van Shani en haar sussie Sunette se lewe – die Reënboogrant-jare! In die Reënboogrant Maats-boeke is Shani-hulle op laerskool, en hulle beleef allerlei opwindende avonture – van ’n geheimsinnige hanswors wat sy verskyning tydens ’n skooluitstappie maak, tot ’n wetenskap-ekspo wat lelik skeefloop.

Hierdie omnibus bevat die volgende drie titels uit dié gewilde reeks:

- ’n Nag van angs

- Die hanswors

- Teddie se geheim

Woolf (Paperback): Alex Latimer, Patrick Latimer Woolf (Paperback)
Alex Latimer, Patrick Latimer 3
R199 R150 Discovery Miles 1 500 Save R49 (25%) Ships in 10 - 15 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
R414 Discovery Miles 4 140 Ships in 7 - 11 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
R110 R99 Discovery Miles 990 Save R11 (10%) Ships in 7 - 10 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
R145 R125 Discovery Miles 1 250 Save R20 (14%) Ships in 13 - 17 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 ’n regte boelie. Kort voor lank vind Ampie uit dat Max ’n nare geheim het ... Hoe gaan Ampie die res van sy rugbyspan oortuig dat die skool se nuwe ster-speler in werklikheid ’n Monster is? Het jy murg of melkskommel in jou pype? Maak reg vir ’n rugbywedstryd soos jy nog nooit gesien het nie – en die verloorders gaan geeet word! ’n Heerlike aksiebelaaide storie wat jong lesers sal laat skaterlag en hulle hoendervleis sal gee!

Citygirl En Die Swart Hings (Afrikaans, Paperback): Marga Jonker Citygirl En Die Swart Hings (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Marga Jonker
R170 R146 Discovery Miles 1 460 Save R24 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 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, dié ryskool in Pretoria, se perdespringkursus by te woon.

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

Maar die Weskus is ’n verrassende plek . . .

The Children Of Soweto (Paperback): Mbulelo Vizikhungo Mzamane The Children Of Soweto (Paperback)
Mbulelo Vizikhungo Mzamane
R224 R189 Discovery Miles 1 890 Save R35 (16%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

"We came out demonstrating on a cold, wintry morning. But the authorities wouldn't have it. They set police dogs on us. They panel-beat us with batons. They sprayed us with teargas. They came out shooting. Army tanks roared down the streets like angry hippos. The contest was too uneven. We retreated in panic, leaving the ground strewn with casualties from both sides. We couldn't match them stone to bullet." This important historical novel, fi rst 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 fi ll the pages of this book and carry the reader forward on the rising tide of resistance. The novel is accompanied by notes and classroom activities.

Liewe Heksie en die Pampoene (Afrikaans, Paperback): Verna Vels Liewe Heksie en die Pampoene (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Verna Vels
R150 R129 Discovery Miles 1 290 Save R21 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Liewe Heksie en Kleinkwaaitjie Kabouter wil Heksie se sterretjieskombuis se venster was, maar toe die leer per ongeluk omval, is hulle vasgekeer op die dak. Gelukkig is hulle dan net op die regte plek om te sien hoe die Gifappeltjies die Silwer Roos steel en Heksie kan 'n slim plan maak om hulle te keer. Een van die gewildste Liewe Heksie-stories nou in prenteboekformaat vir 2- tot 4-jariges.

I See A Rhinoceros (Paperback): Elaine MacDonald I See A Rhinoceros (Paperback)
Elaine MacDonald; Illustrated by Vanessa Mearns
R90 R71 Discovery Miles 710 Save R19 (21%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

I See a Rhinoceros tells the tale of a gentle rhinoceros who turns the brightest shade of pink. When the other animals confront him about his unusual colour, he denies that anything is wrong. Being curious, the animals investigate, and soon realise that Rhino is eating large quantities of fruit, especially red berries. They persuade him to change his diet to include greenery. Soon Rhino is back to his natural grey colouring. But when his desire for juicy red berries gets the better of him, his tail turns pink, and Rhino knows it is time to stop.

Donker Web - Onderwêreld Boek 2 (Afrikaans, Paperback): Fanie Viljoen Donker Web - Onderwêreld Boek 2 (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Fanie Viljoen
R250 R189 Discovery Miles 1 890 Save R61 (24%) In stock

Greg Owen, voormalige hoofseun van Lawson Kollege en kuberkraker van formaat, is 'n eerstejaar-Matie na die jaar waarin sy gesin se lewe uitmekaar val. Sy pa en Dok Pienaar is ontmasker as die Baker en die Candlestick Maker van Project Nursery Rhyme en is agter tralies. Maar wie en waar is die Butcher? Greg sal nie kan rus tot die derde lid van die gewetenlose driemanskap aan die pen ry nie. As jy wil wraak neem, moet jy twee grafte grawe . . .

Haas Das se Nuuskas: Episode 6 (Afrikaans, Paperback): Louise Smit Haas Das se Nuuskas: Episode 6 (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Louise Smit
R155 R133 Discovery Miles 1 330 Save R22 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Haas Das, die geliefde nuusleser van Diereland, en sy assistent, Piet Muis, is terug met Diereland se manewales in hierdie veelkleurige leesboeke. In hierdie uitsending word Haas Das deur Snawel Knawel ontvoer! Diereland is baie bekommerd oor die vermiste nuusleser. Die gewilde Haas Das- stories word opnuut uitgebeeld deur Vian Oelofsen se pragtige illustrasies.

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