Childrens books

Pan Macmillan South Africa makes an exciting investment into local children’s books

Pan Macmillan South Africa is delighted to announce its new publishing initiative focused on contributing to the growth and development of the local children’s book industry:

Hayley Chewins launches her captivating debut novel The Turnaway Girls at Love Books

Pan Macmillan and Love Books invite you to the launch of The Turnaway Girls by Hayley Chewins.

Review your favourite children’s book and win with the Puku Foundation!

Do you like reading? Puku wants to hear from you!

Beneath the Baobab Tree – a delightful book set in the African animal kingdom

Beneath the Baobab Tree is a children’s book filled with original folk tales and fables.

Caster Semenya – the new book in the inspirational new Road to Glory series for younger readers

Caster Semenya is the fifth book in the brand-new Road to Glory series, which covers South African sporting legends as they set out on their journeys to becoming national and international stars. Written specifically for youngsters aged 10–14, it takes the reader close to all the action, and the ups and downs.

Born to be Free: A beautiful tale about the irresistible call of the wild

When the grand old ‘lion man of Africa’, George Adamson, passed away, the last of his lion cub orphans faced an uncertain future.

Jacana Media wins Best Publisher of the Year: Africa at 2018 Bologna Children’s Book Fair

Jacana Media wins Best Publisher of the Year Africa, at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair 2018.

Children’s book celebrates the science behind skin colour: Skin We are In by Sindiwe Magona and Nina G Jablonski

One of South Africa’s literary stalwarts, Sindiwe Magona, has teamed up with world-renowned American anthropologist, Nina G Jablonski, to create Skin We are In, a much-needed book about race and skin colour for children.

Dolly Parton donates 100 millionth book to children

Today Dolly Parton joined Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden for the dedication of her Imagination Library’s 100 Millionth Book to the Library of Congress collection. Dolly dedicated a special edition of her book, “Coat of Many Colors” to the world’s largest library. This honor is a monumental milestone for the program now in its 22nd year. Dolly said,

Marvel’s Black Panther – a new book for boys and girls aged 2-5!

You loved the movie, now continue the adventure between the pages with the first ever Black Panther Little Golden Book!

Her Story: Daughters of Modjadji – the first book published by Khaloza Books – out this month

Her Story. Daughters of Modjadji/ Umlando Wakhe. Amadodakazi endlovukazi uModjadji is the first in a planned children’s book series for 7-12 year old girls that features African women whose lives inspire. The women in the book are from diverse settings, and their stories reflect not only the multiple roles that women play in society, but also the obstacles they face as a result of race, class and most importantly; their gender.

A gentle delight to read in this modern world of violence, racism and lack of friendship

Oh, what a pleasure! Light animal anecdotes, told originally by Alice Kirk about the very mixed family on her farm in the KZN Midlands, recalled and retold by her granddaughter.

Calling all parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, teachers and young readers!

All the latest and greatest children’s and young adult books from around the world brought to South Africa.

One for the kids: New book brings dinosaurs back to life with Augmented Reality!

Unleash a T-Rex on the breakfast table, or take a photo of your friends as a mighty Pteranodon swoops through the air before their eyes …

Submissions Call for Children’s and YA Books

Imagnary House is a boutique publishing house for children’s books and young-adult literature in Cape Town, South Africa. They have opened their submissions for 2017, and are looking to build up their publication list for the next 2 years.

Chizi’s Tale: The story of how one of Africa’s fiercest animals was raised by a remarkable family

On an August day, in Zimbabwe, a newborn black rhino lost his mother. Black rhinos are critically endangered. Knowing that the calf would not survive without help, a park ranger made an astonishing decision: he took the rhino home.

The World’s Worst Children 2 by David Walliams

If you thought you had read about the World’s Worst Children already, you’re in for a rather nasty shock. The beastly boys and gruesome girls in this book are even ruder, even more disgusting and worse than you could ever imagine!

‘I like the idea of a black girl kicking butt’ – Bontle Senne chats about her Afrocentric children’s books

Bontle Senne chatted to Beautiful News about her new Shadow Chasers series of books.