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We Love Local Children's Books

We just love our local children's books. They're full of colour and life and beautiful morals so we just had to share them with you. Take a look at what our South African authors have to share with you. 

Solomon the Lion
by Kristina Jones

Solomon is a young lion who can’t fall asleep. He tries sleeping in a tree, like a bat, but that’s not quite right. He tries to snooze in a pond with the hippos, but that doesn’t work either. How long will it take until Solomon realises that it’s not where you sleep that matters, but who tucks you in at night?

Perfect for ages 0-3

 

I See a Rhinoceros
by Elaine Macdonald

This is a tale of a gentle rhinoceros who turns the brightest shade of pink. Being curious, the other animals decide to investigate and they soon discover that Rhino is eating large quantities of red berries and they’re turning him pink! 

Perfect for ages 3-6

 

Yoga for Giraffes
by Carly Tod

Yoga? For giraffes? With enough hard work and a good imagination, anything is possible, as Sindile the giraffe discovers. When he stumbles across a human yoga class underway at a game lodge he decides to master the skill as well. 

Perfect for ages 3-6

 
by Irene Berman
 
One day, while Ma Ostrich is out for her morning stroll, she comes across a lone egg which she decides to raise with her own. Soon her own chicks hatch, as does the stranger chick, who they call Taka. He is welcomed into the family but no matter how much he tries, Taka just doesn't seem to fit in with the rest of his family. 

Perfect for ages 3-6

 

The Boy and the Tree
by Marleen Lammers

A sad little boy climbs up a hill, unhappy because he doesn’t have the shiny new toys that other children seem to have. ⁠But something magical happens when a mighty old tree on the top of the hill starts to talk to the boy. Better still, the tree takes him on a series of adventures to space and strange lands, with wonderful creatures and so much fun. 

Perfect for ages 3-6

 

The Big Bird Battle
by Megan Furniss

This is a story of a turf war between two rival gangs: the Hard Hadedas and the Foul Guinea Fowl, each of whom believes they have sole rights to the local park. Every day the rival birds harass and challenge each other until finally, a pair of Egyptian geese intervene.

Perfect for ages 5-8

 

Jungle Beat: The Movie

One morning, the animals of the jungle wake up to discover that they can speak. They are even more amazed when they learn the reason why: There’s an alien in the jungle! Little FNEEP has come to conquer the planet and has brought some crazy tech with him, including a translation device that lets them talk for the first time.

Perfect for ages 6-9

 

Lina, the Duiker and the Dragonfly
by Lisa Steyn

Lina and her grandfather go into the forest to search for healing plants when they meet up with a game warden who tells them about the poachers’ snares he's found. Lina is told to wait while they look for the snares. She is frightened of being alone, but when a dragonfly attracts her attention she follows it to find a little duiker caught in a snare. 

Perfect for ages 6-9