Browsing Category Juvenile & Young Adult

JU/'HOAN, Tsumkwe dialect, da'abi!oa n=omtciasi kokxuisi =xanua/ children's picture dictionary/ prenteboek vir kinders
125 pp., illus., spiral-bound, Pietermaritzburg, 2014. R265
Alexander (C.) text & Groenwald (C.) illus. NYAMBURA, waits for the bus
30pp., colour illus., paperback, Reprint, Johannesburg, (2017) 2018. R120
Nyambura is going to visit her grandmother. While she waits for the bus she remembers the things that she and her grandmother have done together.
Allie (N.), Gqubule (B-T.) & Matthews (T.) HER STORY, daughters of Modjadji
90+88pp., colour illus., paperback, Parys, 2018. R255
Features the stories of 30 African women and women's groups, including Thandi Klaasen, Caster Semenya, Zanele Muholi, Ferial Haffajee, Natalie du Toit, Frene Ginwala, Miriam Makeba, Gcina Mhlophe and Albertina Sisulu.

Text in both English and Zulu.
Barnard (H.) HALLEY SE KOMEET,
352pp., paperback, Pretoria, 2019. R355
A novel for young adults set in rural Natal in 1986, about an Afrikaner teenager and his Black friend who prevent a brutal crime from being committed and are then pursued by the perpetrator.

Hannes Barnard was born in Newcastle and lives in Johannesburg. This is his debut novel.
Barron (R.) KINGDOM OF SOULS, the last witchdoctor
439pp., paperback, London, 2019. R305
A fantasy novel for young adults set in a West African-inspired fantasy kingdom, about a young woman born into a family of traditional healers who trades years of her life for magic in the hope of catching a child-snatcher.

Rena Barron grew up in Alabama, lives in Chicago and works at an advertising agency. Kingdom of Souls is her debut novel.
Bauling (J.) NEW KEEPERS,
247pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R180
A novel set in a future age, about a teenage boy who rounds up a group of adventure seekers to travel with him in his Quantum bus to the mountain of his visions.

This novel won the 2017 Silver Sanlam Prize for Youth Literature.

Jayne Bauling lives in Mpumalanga Province in South Africa. Her novel "Dreaming of Light" won the 2011 Gold Sanlam Prize for Youth Literature.
Beake (L.) HAP,
17pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R165
A novel for young adults about a troubled girl from New York who joins her archaeologist father on South Africa's West Coast, where she identifies with the fossil of a young woman whom she names Hap. This novel won the 2017 Gold Sanlam Prize for Youth Literature.

Lesley Beake's other novels for children and young adults include "The Strollers", which won the 1987 Percy FitzPatrick Award, and "A Cageful of Butterflies", winner of the 1989 Percy FitzPatrick Award and the 1991 M-Net Book Prize.
Bester (M.) text & Bester (S.) illus. MEILIES AND BEANS,
32 pp, colour illus., hardback, Johannesburg, 2008. R90
Another children's picture book by the author of "The Cool Nguni".
Bester (M.) text & Bester (S.) illus. THE COOL NGUNI,
21 pp., 4to., colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2007. R80
A children's story about Nguni cattle.
Bester (M.) text & Bester (S.) illus. THE LONG TROUSERS,
29 pp., illus., hardback, Johannesburg, 2008. R80
Another children's story about Nguni cattle by the author of "The Cool Nguni".
Bester (M.) text & Bester (S.) illus. THE MISSING BALL,
31 pp., colour illus., hardback, Johannesburg, 2009. R90
Another story about Gaps, the Nguni calf, by the author of "The Cool Nguni".
Bester (M.) text & Bester (S.) illus. THREE FRIENDS AND A TAXI,
19 pp., oblong 4to., colour illus., paperback, Reprint, Johannesburg, (2004) 2007. R80
A tale first told to the author by a local guide in a taxi in the islands of the Comores. It is a tale told all across Africa.

Winner of the Sappi Isiqalo Book Competition.
Bester (M.) text & Bester (S.) illus. I KNOW THAT!,
25 pp., oblong 4to., colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2014. R95
In this children's story Gaps, the Nguni calf, introduces his friend, the youngest Cattle Egret, to the library.

Other books in this series include "The Cool Nguni", "Three Friends in a Taxi", "The Long Trousers", "The Missing Ball", and "Mealies & Beans".
Bloemhof (F.) SPOOKSOEKER,
222pp., paperback, Pretoria, 2019. R215
A young adult novel about a teenage boy who becomes aware the presence of ghosts.

Afrikaans writer Francois Bloemhof has written for adults, teenagers and children. He won the 1991 De Kat Prize for his debut novel, "Die Nag Het Net Een Oog". He has received four ATKV Children's Book awards, and won the Sanlam Prize for Youth Literature.
Bulbring (E.) THE MARK,
229 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R195
A futuristic thriller for young adults. In a post-conflagration world where people's lives are controlled by a mark at the base of their spine, a fifteen-year-old girl decides to challenge her destiny.

Edyth Bulbring was born in Boksburg and grew up in Port Elizabeth. She has written five other young adult novels. "Mollyz Fatty and Me" won the Percy Fitxpatrick Prize for youth literature. She lives in Johannesburg.
Case (D.) THE RULES,
190pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R160
A teenage novel about twins from Manenberg on the Cape Flats who dream of a life outside of poverty.

"In lyrical prose, award-winning author and master storyteller Dianne Case takes us from the unforgiving streets of Manenberg to the tranquility of the most beautiful garden in Goodwood, as we follow the twins Adam and Jasmine on their quest for identity and truth. Like 'Love, David', 'The Rules' is set to become a South African classic. This is a compelling read, memorable way beyond the last pages. Does it leave you with hope for our country? You decide." Jean Williams, Executive Director Biblionef South Africa

Diane Case is also the author of "92 Queen's Road" and "Albatross Winter". The novel "Love, David" won the Young Africa Award.
Case (D.) text & Harvey (J.) illus. WHAT A GENTLEMAN,
31 pp., oblong 4to., colour illus., hardback, Reprint, Cape Town, (1997) 2008. R113
A celebration of Nelson Mandela's life and work.

Available in all eleven official South African languages.
Clendinning (H.) HUNGRY BIRDS OF AFRICA,
31pp., 4to., colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R80
A children's book introducing some of the birds indigenous to southern Africa.
Coetzee (J.) SKOKVLUG,
126pp., paperback, Pretoria, 2018. R180
A novel for young adults about a sixteen-year-old boy who is studying for his student pilot's license so that he can join the South African Air Force's Silver Falcons. He needs to study in secret because his father is opposed to his plans.

John Coetzee was born in 1931 in Florida in the Transvaal (now Gauteng). He has written many novels for young adults including Black Swan Down and Dance of the Freaky Green Gold.
Daly (J.) text & illus. SIX BLIND MICE AND AN ELEPHANT,
24pp., colour illus., paperback, First SA Edition, Cape Town, 2017. R165
First published in the UK in 2017.

Six blind mice leave their mouse-hole to find out what an elephant is really like - and come up with six very different ideas. Based on an animal fable from India.
Daly (N.) text & illus. THE HERD BOY,
30pp., colour illus., paperback, Reprint, Johannesburg, (2012) 2018. R120
A story about a herd boy in the Transkei, inspired by the life of Nelson Mandela.
Daly (N.) text & illus. NO MORE KISSES FOR BERNARD,
24 pp., 4to., colour illus., hardback, First S.A.Edition, Cape Town, 2011. OUT OF PRINT
A story about a little boy who is tired of kisses.

Also available in Afrikaans.
de Saint-Exupéry (A.) text & illus. DIE KLEIN PRINSIE,
95 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Reprint, Cape Town, (1994) 2011. R195
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's classic, "Le Petit Prince", originally published in France in 1946 (published in English as "The Little Prince"), translated into Afrikaans by André Brink.
de Saint-Exupéry (A.) text & illus. INKOSANA ENCANE,
88 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Reprint, Johannesburg, (2006) 2017. R165
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's classic, "Le Petit Prince", originally published in France in 1946 (published in English as "The Little Prince"), translated into Zulu by Hyacinth Madondo.

Also available in Afrikaans and Xhosa.
de Saint-Exupéry (A.) text & illus. INKOSANA ENCINCI,
90 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Reprint, Johannesburg, (2006) 2017. R165
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's classic, "Le Petit Prince", originally published in France in 1946 (published in English as "The Little Prince"), translated into Xhosa by Kholisa Podile.

Also available in Afrikaans and Zulu.
de Vries (A.) text & de Vries (A.) illus. ANTONIA,
24pp., colour illus., hardback, First English Language Edition, London, 2018. R255
First published in Dutch in The Netherlands in 2016.

Antonia is a bird who loves to sing and she starts singing early in the morning. When she overhears the other birds complaining she decides to leave.

Also available in Afrikaans.
Dery (P.) text & Newsome (T.) illus. GOGO'S LIST,
29pp., colour illus., paperback, First SA Edition, Johannesburg, 2019. R130
First published in Ghana in 2016.

A children's book about a girl who decides to help her grandmother with her to-do list to show everyone how grown-up she is.

Winner of a Golden Baobab Prize.

Also available in Afrikaans and isiXhosa.

Portia Dery is Ghanaian and lives in Tamale. She is the founder and director of the African Youth Writers Organisation AYWO.
Toby Newsome is a South African illustrator who lives in Cape Town.
Florens (A.) text & Norden (C.) illus. HOW GIRAFFE BECAME SO TALL, adapted from an original East African folklore tale
30 pp., oblong 4to., colour illus., paperback, Durban etc., No Date. R70
Florens (A.) text & Norden (C.) illus. THE BRAVE LITTLE PENGUIN, a tale from South Africa
30 pp., oblong 4to., colour illus., paperback, Durban etc., No Date. R70
Florens (A.) text & Norden (C.) illus. THE CROCODILE'S KNOBBLY SKIN, adapted from an original Namibian folklore tale
30 pp., oblong 4to., colour illus., paperback, Durban etc, No Date. R70
Freeman (M.) text & illus. HAIR, IT'S A FAMILY AFFAIR!,
22pp., colour illus., paperback, Abuja & London, 2018. R155
A book for young children that celebrates black hair through the varied hairstyles found in one family.
FunDza comp. SONGBIRD, and other stories
170pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R80
A collection of short stories suitable for young adults. Authors include Jenny Robson, Sello Mahapeletsa and Michelle Faure.
Gregorowski (C.) text & Grogan (T.) illus. ANGELO AT THE WATERFRONT,
31 pp., oblong 4to., colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2008. R70
A children's Christmas story set in Cape Town, with illustrations by Tony Grogan. For children aged 5 to 10.
Gumede (W.) text & Sereda (M.) illus. A KITE'S FLIGHT,
30 pp., oblong 4to., maps,colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2010. R85
A story about a boy's lost kite that flies across Africa.
Hartmann (W.) text & Rankin (J.) illus. JUST SISI,
108 pp., 4to., colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2010. R138
A collection of stories for young children. This book won the 2011 MER Prize for the best illustrated children's book.

Also available in Afrikaans.
Hartmann (W.) text & Rankin (J.) illus. SIS GOES TO SCHOOL, and other stories
128 pp., oblong 4to., colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2013. R150
A second collection of stories about young Sisi, her family and friends, by the author and illustrator of "Just Sisi".

Also available in Afrikaans.
Hartmann (W.) text & Rankin (J.) illus. THE AFRICAN ORCHESTRA,
28pp., 4to., colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2016. R120
A book for children that celebrates the sounds of the African bush.

"Wendy Hartmann has a musician’s ear for words and Joan Rankin’s pictures sing with colour and expression." Niki Daly, author and illustrator

Also available in Afrikaans, Xhosa and Zulu.

Wendy Hartmann's other books for children include "In a House In a House", "Nina and Little Duck", "Theo the Library Cat" and "All the Magic in the World". She lives in Cape Town.
Joan Rankin has illustrated over thirty books for children. She has received the South African HAUM Daan Retief Prize for children’s book illustration (1986) and the Katrine Harries Award for Children’s Book Illustration (1991, and recently won the MER Prize for best illustrated children’s book for "Just Sisi", written by Wendy Hartmann.
Hofmeyr (D.) text & Grobler (P.) illus. THE NAME OF THE TREE IS BOJABI,
24 pp., 4to., colour illus., hardback, First S.A.Edition, Cape Town, 2013. R145
An African tale retold by Dianne Hofmeyr, about a tree covered in juicy fruit, guarded by a python who will only let the animals eat the fruit if they can tell him the name of the tree.
Honikman (M.) THERE SHOULD HAVE BEEN FIVE,
168pp., illus., maps, paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R165
Written for young adults, this is the true story of Job Maseko, a South African hero of World War II. Job was taken prisoner by General Rommel along with 33 000 Allied troops at Tobruk Harbour in 1942.
Honikman (M.J.) text & Reignier (B.) illus. THE MYSTERY OF THE SS WARATAH AND THE AVOCADO TREE,
115 pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2010. R100
A novel for children based on the mysterious disappearance of the steamship Waratah on a voyage from Sydney to London in 1909.
Houston (C.) THE MAGIC BAT,
64pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R120
A young adult novel about a teenage cricket player who comes to believe his second-hand bat belonged to Jacques Kallis and is the reason why he plays so well - until he leaves it behind by mistake and has to play in the district trials without it.

Winner of the 2017 MML Literature Award.
Howarth (N.) TUG OF WAR,
24pp., 4to., colour illus., paperback, First SA Edition, Johannesburg, 2017. R130
First published in the UK in 2017.

When Elephant and Hippo are nasty to Tortoise, he shows them that while he many not be big, he is clever.
Howie (C.) text & Strachan (L.) & Jordi (M.) illus. VUMILE AND THE DRAGON,
40 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2012. R149
Katie thinks she discovers a baby dragon on her grandmother's farm, and finds out it's a chameleon.
Inglese (J.) illus. & text NANDI SINGS, a South African story
35pp., colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R80
A book for young children about a little girl who could sing before she could speak and was encouraged by her grandmother to keep singing even when others told her to be quiet.
Isaacs (G.) & Coetzer (K.) TRAIN TO KALK BAY,
30 pp., colour illus., paperback, Pretoria, 2012. OUT OF PRINT
A Cape Town family's travel on the train for an exciting Boxing Day outing to Kalk Bay beach.
Kohli (T.) I AM WATER,
31pp., colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R80
Teaches young children about water, and why we need it.
Kowen (D.) text & Mathew (G.) illus. NYAMA AND THE ELAND,
26 pp., oblong 4to., colour illus., hardback, Johannesburg, 2008. R90
A children's story based on San oral tradition.
Krahtz (C.) BLOU IS NIE 'N KLEUR NIE,
144pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R165
A sixteen-year-old girl's view of suburban family life.

This novel won the 2017 Gold Sanlam Prize for Youth Literature.

Carin Krahtz is also the author of "Elton die verskriklike verloor dit".
Krog (A.) text & Moodie (F.) illus. FYNBOS FAIRIES,
31 pp., 4to., colour illus., hardback, d.w., Cape Town, 2007. R140
A collection of children's verse by Afrikaans poet Antjie Krog, translated into English for this edition by Gus Ferguson and illustrated Fiona Moodie.

Also available in Afrikaans.
Lewin (H.) text & Kopper (L.) illus. JAFTA,
22pp., oblong 4to., illus., paperback, Reprint, Johannesburg, (1981) 2015. R95
The first in a series of books for young children about a black boy living in an African village. Other titles in the series are "Jafta's Father", "Jafta's Mother", "The Homecoming", "The Journey", "The Town" and "The Wedding". This series of books was originally published in 1981. Hugh Lewin wrote them while in exile - he left South Africa on a "permanent departure permit" in 1971, after having served a seven-year jail sentence. The stories describe Jafta's experiences of growing up without his father, his love for his mother, and the celebration of Jafta’s father’s homecoming.

After spending twenty years in exile, first in London and then in Zimbabwe, he returned to South Africa in 1992 and became director of the Institute for the Advancement of Journalism in Johannesburg. He is the author of "Bandiet Out of Jail", winner of the 2003 Olive Schreiner Prize, and "Stones against the Mirror", winner of the 2011 Sunday Times Alan Paton Award.
Lisa Kopper is a published author and an illustrator of children’s and young adults’ books.
MacGregor (J.) FAULT LINES,
272pp., paperback, Pretoria, 2016. R225
A novel for young adults about a teenage girl who decides to join ecological activists trying to block fracking in the Karoo.
Magona (S.) STRONGER THAN LION, African Folk Tales 1
35 pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R59
A traditional African tale retold for children by Sindiwe Magona.

Other tales in the series @ R59 each:
"Greedy Man, Kind Rock, African folk tales 2"
"The Stranger and his Flute, African folk tales 3"
"Nokulunga, mother of goodness, African folk tales 4"
"Buhle, the calf of many colours, African folk tales 5"
"The Woman on the Moon, African folk tales 6"
"How Dassie Missed Getting a Tail, African folk tales 7"
"The Cruel King Lives, African Folk Tales 8"
"Today, We Plant a Chief, African folk tales 9"

These tales are also available in Xhosa.

Sindiwe Mangona is also the author of two autobiographical books, "To My Children's Children" and "Forced to Grow", two collections of short stories, "Living, Loving and Lying Awake at Night" and "Push-Push and Other Stories", and the novels, "Mother to Mother" and "Beauty's Gift".
Magona (S.) & Jablonski (N.) text & Fellman (L.) illus. SKIN WE ARE IN,
43pp., oblong 4to., colour illus., maps, paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R100
A children's book about why humans have different skins, and how people's thinking about skin colour has changed throughout history.

The book is currently available in English, Xhosa, Zulu, Afrikaans, and Sepedi. It will be published in 10 languages.
Mandela (N.) LONG WALK TO FREEDOM, abridged by Chris van Wyk, illustrated by Paddy Bouma
58pp., oblong 4to., colour illus., map, paperback, Reprint, London, (2009) 2014. R190
Foreword by former Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

An abridged picture-book edition for children of Nelson Mandela's autobiography.

Also available in Afrikaans, Xhosa and Zulu.
Mandela (Z.), Mandela (Z.) & Mandela (Z.) text & Qualls (S.) illus. GRANDAD MANDELA,
38pp., 4to., colour illus., hardback, d.w., Minneapolis, 2018. R170
A book for young children. Zazi and Ziwelene Mandela ask their grandmother, Zindzi Mandela, 15 questions about their grandfather's life.

Also available in Afrikaans, Xhosa and Zulu in a South African edition

Zindzi is the daughter and Zazi (aged 8 years) and Ziwelene (aged 6 years) are the great-grandchildren of Nelson Mandela and Winnie Madikizela-Mandela. Zindzi currently serves as South African ambassador to Denmark.
Sean Qualls is a children's book illustrator who lives in Brooklyn.
Masango (L.) & Morulane (M.) MPUMI'S MAGIC BEADS,
27pp., colour illus., paperback, Reprint, Cape Town, (2018) 2018. R100
Mpumi and her friends discover that the beads in Mpumi's hair are magic and enable them to fly around Johannesburg having all kinds of adventures.

Also available in Afrikaans, Xhosa and Zulu.
Mennen (I.) & Daly (N.) text & Maritz (N.) illus. ASHRAF OF AFRICA,
30 pp., colour illus., paperback, Reprint, Pietermaritzburg, (1990) 2009. R80
"The story of Ashraf and the city at the tip of the African continent that is his home. Although this is a truly African city, its wild animals live only on the pages of books and beyond the front door of his home there are cars and lights and shops and people and music- everything under the African sun." from publisher's website

Illustrated by artist Nicolaas Maritz.
Mhlope (G.) STORIES OF AFRICA,
53 pp., 4to., colour illus., hardback, Reprint, Pietermaritzburg, (2003) 2004. R99
Ten African folk tales told by performance storyteller, Gcina Mhlope.
Mhlope (G.) text & Becker (K.) et. al. (illus.) OUR STORY MAGIC,
96 pp., 4to., colour illus., hardback, Pietermaritzburg, 2006. R145
A collection of tales for children by storyteller Gcina Mhlope.
Mhlope (G.) text & Brink (M.) illus. HOW LION GOT HIS ROAR,
16pp., colour illus., paperback, Reprint, Cape Town, (2014) 2019. R90
Hare comes up with a clever idea to ensure the animals are warned when King Lion is out hunting.
Mhlope (G.) text & Buitendach (R.) illus. MAZANENDABA AND THE MAGICAL STORY SHELL,
24 pp., 4to., colour illus., hardback, Johannesburg, (1995) 2006. R72
Originally published in 1995 as "A Mother's Search for Stories".
Mhlophe (G.) & text Griffin (R.) illus. AFRICAN TALES, a barefoot collection
95pp., 4to., map, colour illus., paperback, Reprint, London & Cambridge, (2009) 2017. R210
Eight African tales.

Storyteller Gcina Mhlophe has been writing and performing for over 20 years and conducts storytelling workshops around the world. She lives in Durban.
Rachel Griffin is well-known for her hand-sown collage artwork. She lives in Devon, England.
Mhlophe (G.) text & Becker (K.) illus. THE SINGING CHAMELEON, a traditional story from Malawi
30 pp., oblong 4to., colour illus., hardback, Pietermaritzburg, 2008. R93
Author and storyteller Gcina Mhlophe retells a traditional Malawian tale about a chameleon rejected by the river river community.
Moahloli (R.) text & Mahlo (S.) illus. TULLULA,
34pp., colour illus., hardback, CD, Johannesburg, 2017. R250
Tullula the bird is a nduna, which means she needs to guard the skies at night. Longing to know what its like to be awake in the sunlight she sneaks off during the day.

Includes a CD featuring the Tullula song and the author reading the story.
Molver (L.) KING SHAKA, Zulu legend
90pp., colour illus., map, paperback, Pietermaritzburg & Livermore, 2019. R210
A graphic novel that tells the story of the Zulu monarch Shaka kaSenzangakhona, also known as Shaka Zulu (1787-1828). The sequel to Luke Molver's graphic novel Shaka Rising.

Luke Molver is a writer, illustrator and comic book creator in Durban.
Molver (L.) illus. & text & O'Connor (M.) text SHAKA RISING, a legend of the warrior prince
90pp., colour illus., paperback, Pietermaritzburg & Livermore, 2017. R210
A graphic novel that tells the story of the Zulu monarch Shaka kaSenzangakhona, also known as Shaka Zulu (1787-1828). The sequel King Shaka, Zulu legend is also available.

"Shaka Rising is an innovative effort to use the comics medium to bridge the gap between academic history and folklore. In the hands of South African creator Luke Molver, this graphic novel converges the work of historians with oral tradition to propose an interpretation of Shaka's story that is both intellectual and accessible, at once an epic legend and a work of historical fiction." Dr Trevor Getz, author of Abina and the Important Men

Luke Molver is a writer, illustrator and comic book creator in Durban.
Naidoo (B.) text & Grobler (P.) illus. AESOP'S FABLES,
49 pp., 4to., colour illus., hardback, First SA Edition, Cape Town, 2011. R165
Sixteen of Aesop's fables retold in an African setting, using African animals.
Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory with Umlando Wezithombe NELSON MANDELA, the authorised comic book
210 pp., 4to., colour illus., paperback, Revised edition, Johannesburg, (2008) 2012. R215
This book began as a series of eight comics distributed free in daily newspapers by the Nelson Mandela Foundation in partnership with comic publisher Umlando Wezithombe between 2005 and 2007.

The eight comics are: A Son of the Eastern Cape, Becoming A Leader, The Black Pimpernel, The Trialist, Prisoner 466/64. The Negotiator, President-In-Waiting and Mr President.

Includes a section of activities linked to the content of the comic book and designed to engage learners between Grade 4 and Grade 12.

Scriptwriting and research by Santa Buchanan and Andrew Smith. Storyboarding by Santa Buchanan and Pitshou Mampa. Illustrating by Pitshou Mampa, Pascal "Freehand" Nzoni and Sivuyile Matwa. Inking and colouring by Richie Orphan, Pascal Nzoni, Sivuyile Matwa, Jose "King" Jungo, Pitshou Mampa and Sean Abbood.
Noah (T.) BORN A CRIME, edition for younger readers
236pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2019. R220
First published in South Africa in 2016. This is an adapted edition of the collection of 18 autobiographical essays.

Suitable for young adults.

South African comedian Trevor Noah is currently host of the American television series, The Daily Show.
Nontshokweni (S.) & Tlali (M.) text & Thorne (C.) & (B.) illus. WANDA,
30pp., 4to., colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2019. R130
A book for children about a little girl who is teased about her hair by the boys at school.

Also available in Afrikaans, isiXhosa and isiZulu.
Nyadu (A.) HEART OF STONE,
142pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R95
A young adult novel about a teenager whose father takes him from their Eastern Cape village to Cape Town when his mother dies. At his new school he meets a boy who invites him to join a gang.
Powers (J. L.) THIS THING CALLED THE FUTURE, a novel
213pp., paperback, Pleasanton, 2019. R260
A young adult novel set in Imbali township outside Pietermaritzburg, about a teenager who is confused about whether witchcraft or AIDS are the cause of her mother's illness.

Winner of the Texas Institute of Letters Best Young Adult Award and the Paterson Prize for Books for Young People.

"Basing her story on detailed research, Powers gets into the shoes of her imagined protagonist and sensitively explores her perceptions. This is a wonderful book with which to think about contemporary South Africa - about the trials of everyday life, about dreams, witchcraft, physical danger, adolescent love, and not least about ambition." William Beinart, author of Twentieth Century South Africa

American writer J. L. Powers lives in California.
Powers (J. L.) UNDER WATER,
190pp., paperback, Pleasanton, 2019. R260
A young adult novel about a black South African teenager struggling to take care of her younger sister after the deaths of their mother and grandmother.

American writer J. L. Powers lives in California.
Raina (A.) WHEN MORNING COMES,
223pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2018. R195
First published in Canada and UK in 2016.

A novel for young adults set in Johannesburg in 1976, the year of the Soweto uprising.

"Raina brings to vivid life the youth of 1976, who achieved 'freedom in our lifetime'." Rehana Rossouw, author of "What Will People Say?"

"Raina's novel provides a riveting and candid depiction of life in South Africa at the cusp of an uprising which would eventually dismantle apartheid. But it is also a story of complicated friendships, a doomed love affair and the surprising strength and resilience of four young people living in impossible times." Canadian Children's Book News

Arushi Raina grew up in Johannesburg. She now lives and works in Vancouver, Canada. This is her first novel.
Reynolds (J.) SPOEKIE, vertaal deur André Trantraal
144pp., paperback, First SA Edition, Pretoria, 2019. R195
Originally published in the USA in English in 2017 as Ghost. Translated into Kaaps, a dialect of Afrikaans spoken in the Western Cape.

The story of a boy growing up in a poor neighbourhood surrounded by gang violence and crime. When his natural athletic talent is recognised by a coach he has to decide if he can change his lifestyle in order to realise his potential.
Rode (L.) text & Moodie (F.) illus. IN THE NEVER-EVER WOOD,
235 pp., 4to., colour illus., hardback, Cape Town, 2009. R250
Translated from the Afrikaans by Elsa Silke. Also available in Afrikaans as "In die Nimmer-Immer-Bos".

A collection of sixty fairy tales and other folklore from around the world, selected and retold by Linda Rode and illustrated by Fiona Moodie. Includes many African tales.
Scheepers (R.) & Kleyn (L.) comp. SPOORVAT, jeugherinneringe van Afrikaanse skrywers
304 pp., paperback, Pretoria, 2013. R190
Riana Scheepers and Leti Kleyn invited well-known Afrikaans authors to record memories from their childhoods and youth.

Includes contributions by Andries Bezuidenhout, P.G. du Plessis, Jeanette Ferreira, Rachelle Greeff, Joan Hambidge, Louis Jansen van Vuuren, Marita van der Vyver, and Ingrid Winterbach.
Schonstein (P.) SING, AFRICA!, poems and songs for children
134pp., oblong 4to., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R355
This new edition merges two now out-of-print publications, "Sing, Africa! poems and songs for children" (1990 and 1993) and "We Call the Whales, ecological poems and songs for children" (1993).

Suitable for children aged three to ten and as a pre-school and lower primary resource book.
Sekoto (G.) text & illus. SHORTY & BILLY BOY, a tale of two naughty boys
36 pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2013. R110
A story for children about two troublesome dogs, written and illustrated by Gerard Sekoto in 1973 and published for the first time.
SMith (A.) DEVILSKEIN & DEARLOVE,
271 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R180
A fantasy novel for teenagers, about a thirteen-year-old girl living in Long Street, Cape Town, who travels into magical worlds.

Alex Smith is also the author of "Algeria's Way", "Four Drunk Beauties" and "Drinking from the Dragon's Well". She won the Tafelberg-Sanlam Youth Literature competition 2010 for her youth novel "Agency Blue". She lives in Cape Town.
Snyckers (F.) TEAM TRINITY,
294 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2013. R200
A novel for adults and older teens about a teenage girl at boarding school caught up in a love triangle.

"Packed full of wit and energy, 'Team Trinity' is more than just hugely entertaining. Fiona Snyckers has effortlessly blended escapism with the issues all teens struggle with: peer pressure, young love and body issues. Highly recommended, especially for that reluctant teen (or adult) in your life." Sarah Lotz

"Get yourself a blanket, some hot chocolate and a sunny spot to curl up in, and immerse yourself in Trinity's world." Mail & Guardian

Fiona Snyckers lives in Johannesburg and is the author of two previous novels, "Trinity Rising" and "Trinity on Air".
Stewart (D.) text & Daly (J.) illus. THE GIFT OF THE SUN, a tale from South Africa
29pp., oblong 4to., colour illus., paperback, Revised Edition, Johannesburg, (1996) 2019. R130
A children's book about a man who is tired of working and wants a simple life basking in the sun.

Dianne Stewart is the author of many children's books, including Dudu's Basket, Lyle the Crocodile and The Dove.
Jude Daly is the illustrator of Thank You, Jackson, Lila and the Secret of the Rain, Sivu's Six Wishes and The Faraway Island. She received the Katrine Harries Award and a place on the 1998 IBBY Honour List for the illustrations of this book.
Stewart (D.) text & Pulles (E.) illus. DUDU'S BASKET,
28pp., colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2016. R110
A children's book about what happens to the first basket young Dudu made, and then sold on a market.

Also available in Afrikaans, Xhosa and Zulu.

Dianne Stewart's other books for children include "Guineafowl's Spots, and other African tales", "The Zebra's Stripes, and other African animal tales" and "Folktales from Africa".
Illustrator Elizabeth Pulles has won the ATKV Prize, the Vivian Wilkes Prize, the M.E.R. Prize and most recently the IBBY/Exclusive Books Prize for "Siyolo's Jersey".
Stock (C.) text & illus. ARMIEN'S FISHING TRIP,
32pp., 4to., colour illus., paperback, Reprint, Cape Town, (1991) 2017. R110
First published in the USA in 1990.

Armien goes out into stormy seas with the Kalk Bay fishermen to prove that he is not a little boy anymore.
Stuart-Clark (L.) text & illus. TABLE MOUNTAIN'S HOLIDAY,
26 pp., oblong 4to., map, colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2013. R170
"Tired of being covered by a cold, cloudy blanket, Table Mountain, an almost fossilised dinosaur, stretches his reptilian legs, waves good-bye to Lion's Head...and goes on holiday!" from the back cover
Tavengerwei (R.) HOPE IS OUR ONLY WING,
242pp., paperback, London, 2018. R155
A novel set in Zimbabwe about a teenage girl grieving her father's death who befriends a girl ill with cancer.

Rutendo Nomsa Tavengerwei grew up in Zimbabwe before moving to South Africa to study law. She recently completed a Masters degree at the World Trade Institute and works in Geneva, Switzerland. She is the author of The Colours That Blind (2019).
Tutu (D.) CHILDREN OF GOD, storybook Bible
127 pp., colour illus., paperback, Wellington, 2010. R70
Desmond Tutu retells over fifty of his favourite Bible stories.

Also available in other official South African languages.
van der Vyver (M.) ALL I KNOW,
206pp., paperback, First English Language Edition, Pretoria, 2019. R215
Originally published in Afrikaans in 2015 as Al wat ek weet.

A young adult novel about a strained father-and-son relationship and how performance poetry helps Gabriel make sense of his life after the death of his mother.

Marita van der Vyver is the author of several adult novels, including Entertaining Angels and Forget-me-not Blues. Her young adult novel The Hidden Life of Hanna Why won the 2002 Sanlam Prize for youth literature.
van der Walt (D.) & (E.) text & Voigt-Peters (A.) illus. THE RED DRESS,
28pp., colour illus., hardback, Reprint, Pretoria, (2006) 2018. R150
Granny has made Dora a red Christmas dress. Dora decides to try it on a day early and doesn't know what to do when it gets dirty.
van Wyk (C.) text & Bouma (P.) illus. MR HARE MEETS MR MANDELA,
30pp., colour illus., paperback, Reprint, Johannesburg, (2016) 2018. R130
When Mr Hare finds a R200 note on his doorstep with Mt Mandela's face on it he decides to travel to Johannesburg to return it to him.
Vermeulen (J.) OOPMOND,
262pp., paperback, Pretoria, 2019. R215
A young adult novel about a woman who begins to have visions of events from the past after she has a heart transplant.

Jan Vermeulen is a minister at the Dagbreek Congregation in Despatch in the Eastern Cape. He is also the author of Geraamtes Dra Nie Kleure Nie (2002) which won the Gold Sanlam Prize for Youth Literature, the M.E.R.Prize, the Scheepers Prize for Youth Literature and the ATKV Children's Book Award. His latest youth novel, Soen, won the 2017 Silver Sanlam Prize for Youth Literature.
Vermeulen (J.) SOEN,
255pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R180
A young adult novel about a high school head boy obsessed with a teacher.

This novel won the 2017 Silver Sanlam Prize for Youth Literature.

Jan Vermeulen is a minister at the Dagbreek Congregation in Despatch in the Eastern Cape. He is also the author of Geraamtes Dra Nie Kleure Nie (2002) which won the Gold Sanlam Prize for Youth Literature, the M.E.R.Prize, the Scheepers Prize for Youth Literature and the ATKV Children's Book Award.
Verwey (P.) CLINT EASTWOOD VAN WYK EN DIE MOORDENAARSKLOK,
207pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R140
An Afrikaans novel full of supernatural happenings, set on a farm in the Moordenaarskaroo.

Pieter Verwey lectures in Copywriting and Creative Thinking at Vega School of Brand Leadership in Johannesburg. This is his first book.
Viljoen (F.) BRAND,
223pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R190
An Afrikaans novel about a teenage girl who befriends a fellow student on social media, develops an obsession and begins to stalk him, at first online and then in reality.

Fanie Viljoen lives in Bloemfontein. His first young adult novel Breinbliksem won the Gold Sanlam Prize for Youth Literature in 2005.
Walsh (M.) text & Boyes (K.) illus. LIBRARIES!, let's find books
32pp., 4to., colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R150
Sam is a little boy who learns about library layout and classification, and discovers how useful a library can be. For children and young scholars.
Watson (M.) THE WICKERLIGHT,
400pp., paperback, London, 2019. R185
A young adult novel about a girl whose sister is found dead on the village green. As she delves into her sister's secret life in an attempt to find answers she becomes entangled in an ancient magical feud.

Mary Watson is from Cape Town and now lives in Ireland. She was awarded the 2006 Caine prize for African Writing. She is the author of Wren Hunt.