The Three Billy Goats Gruff are hungry and tired of living in the dusty and thorny veld. Just across the bridge there is a koppie covered in sweet, green grass that they would love to eat. But they are afraid of the fierce monster who lives under the bridge. One day they are so hungry that they decide to be brave and cross the bridge. Will they outsmart the monster or will he catch them and gobble them up?
The three billy goats gruff
Something to do
Using rhythmic text to help build children’s reading skills, combined with gorgeous illustrations, Something to do tells the charming story of how sharing a book can brighten your day. From award-winning author, Ann Walton, who won the prestigious Katrine Harries Award and illustrated by Natalie Hinrichsen.
Stories that Talk
The HEARTLINES read-aloud story book, Stories that Talk, is a collection of 10 stories, each revolving around one value. The stories have different genres, some are realistic, others fables, some funny, some with more pictures than others. They are illustrated by different artists. The stories are interspersed with pages for adults. Some of the country’s leading children’s story tellers have contributed to the collection. They include Gcina Mhlophe, Glynis Clacherty, Kopano Sechele and Marianna Brandt. The stories are set in a range of South African contexts, from rural to township, city to veld. Stories that Talk is available in five South African languages.
The Little Hare
The Little Hare is a bilingual story about a little hare that has a chronic illness. It is intended to help sick children understand that they are not alone and that someone else will help ease their discomfort and fear. It reminds them that there are people who love and value them.
Ntombi’s mom is out all the time with a new man, Zakes, leaving Ntombi to lookafter her little sister Zinzi. So Ntombi is missing practices for SA’s “Teen Voice” competition and the auditions are getting closer. Besides, Ntombi’s keen to have her own fun, especially once she gets the attention of Mzi, one of Harmony High’s hottest boys. But, what secrets are Zakes and Mzi hiding? How many promises will be broken before Ntombi finds out the truth?
Zaza has a very busy and exciting day. From getting up, to singing and story time, it is always time for something fun! Join Zaza in her daily routine and find out all the interesting things she does.
Books are Friends
Nothing is better than a good story book! Books are Friends highlights through rich text the amazing and FUN world of reading and books, from reading in the bath, to taking care of books and sharing ideas.