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Nal'bali supplement edition 116

In this edition, we talk about how to get your little reluctant readers to start engaging with books – using gentle encouragement and read-aloud sessions! We also feature Mzwandile Lugogo, one of our first FUNda Leaders, and the powerful work he’s doing in his community! PLUS we have yet another three stories to keep you and your little ones entertained: ‘The tooth fairy’ by Zama Nkosi and illustrated by Heather Iggulden, ‘Lazola’s lost goat’ by Dorothy Dyer and illustraed by Jesse Breytenbach (Camridge University Press) AND ‘How the ostrich got a long neck’ by Wendy Hartmann and illustrated by Jiggs Snaddon-Wood.

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Nal'bali supplement edition 115

In this edition, we talk about how you can create a culture of reading in your home, and we celebrate the launch of our amazing FUNda Leader campaign! Take a look at thr colourful launch, as well as details on how YOU can become a FUNda Leader too. We also have three new stories for you: ‘Helga’s big splash’ by Matthew Kalil and illustrated by Archie Collier,  ‘Tam on top’ by Kerry Sadien and illustrated by Jesse Breytenbach, AND ‘A ghost in Granny’s pyjamas’ by Kai Tuomi and illustrated by Margiet Brink and Leo Daly.

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Nal'ibali supplement edition 114

In this edition, we celebrate Literacy Day and how we can all work together to make South Africa a literate country, as well as our new partnership with Blind SA! PLUS you can take a look at three beautiful, new stories: ‘All the magic in the world’ by Wendy Hartmann and illustrated by Niki Daly (Songololo), ‘Knock knock’ by Carole Bloch, illustrated by Alzette Prins (Jacana Media), AND ‘Thoko’s first library book’ by Niki Daly.

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Nal'ibali supplement edition 113

In this edition, we teach you how you can become a star storyteller! We also feature Melusi Sibiya, CEO of Times Knowledge Learning Foundation, who is passionate about making a difference in his community! We feature a story sent to us by an avid reader, AND we have another three new stories for you: ‘Together we’re strong’ by Liesl Jobson, Alice Toich and illustrated by Nazli Jacobs, ‘Old stockings, please’ by Nanziwe Mzuzu and illustrated by Tasia Rosser AND ‘Koketso loses the chickens’ by Patricia de Villiers and illustrated by Vian Oelofsen.

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Nal'ibali supplement edition 112

In this edition, we explore how stories have the power to create long-lasting social change! We speak to the heroes at Bookdash – talented individuals who come together to create beautiful books for kids around the country and the world. PLUS we feature another three stories: ‘Stronger than a lion’ by Sindiwe Magona and illustrated by Neil Blomkamp, ‘Is there anyone like me?’ by Fred Strydom, Jess Jardim-Wedepohl and illustrated by Stephen Wallace (Bookdash) AND ‘The best detective’ by Wendy Hartmann, illustrated by Rico.

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Nal'ibali supplement edition 111

In this edition, we explore the importance of fathers and other male reading role models in children’s lives.  We also look back at this year’s incredible World Read Aloud Day and the record that Nal’ibali broke! PLUS we feature three new stories just for you: ‘The first day of forever’ written by the children of Arniston (Parliamentary Millenium Programme and SundayTimes ReadRight), ‘Shongololo’s shoes’ Megan Lötter Jacqui L’Ange and Marteli Kleyn,  and ‘Stone soup’ by Helen Brain and illustrated by Alzette Prins.

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Nal'ibali supplement edition 110

In this edition, globally renown storyteller Gcina Mhlophe discusses the powerful stories of Africa that changed her life.  We feature our recommended schildren’s books on our ‘Bookshelf’ section, PLUS we feature three new stories: ‘Kasanko’s dream’ by Gcina Mhlophe and illustrated by Lalelani Mbhele, ‘I will help you’ by Andrea Abbott, Olivia Villet and illustrated by Fathima Kathrada, AND ‘The glass mountain’ by Kai Tuomi, illustrated by Tamsin and Natalie Hinrichsen.

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Nal'ibali supplement edition 109

In this edition, we explore what Nal’ibali means when we say “reading for enjoyment” – you’ll be surprised at its power! We also introduce you to the new platform we’re on – WeChat! We also have some beautiful Mother’s Day card ideas, PLUS three new stories: ‘The great big fish’ by Ann Walton and Trish de Villiers, ‘Granny’s place’ by Nonhlahla Dlamini and Pinkie Wilson, ‘A salad with eight colours’ by Helen Brain, illustrated by Rico.

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Nal'bali supplement edition 108

In this edition, we explore the process that children undertake to reach literacy. From pretend-reading and pretend-writing, to memorizing words of story, kids learn to read in very different and fascinating ways. We also inspire you to carry a poem in your pocket in April, PLUS we feature three more stories for you: ‘The magic mokoro’  (Sunday Times story book collection), ‘Whose button is this?’ by Paul Kennedy, James Woolley and illustrated by Louise Gale (Bookdash), AND ‘Tortoise takes a taxi’  by Kai Tuomi, illustrated by Jiggs Snaddon-Wood.

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Nal'ibali supplement edition 107

In this edition, we discuss the importance of World Book Day, and how books shape the way we think and feel. We also have four great ideas to celebrate books, as well as photos from our reading club that was visited by Julia Donaldson – the creator of the popular children’s book, ‘The Gruffalo’. PLUS we have three new stories: ‘Searching for the spirit of spring’ by Mosa Mahlaba, Selina Morulane and Sibusiso Mkhwanazi (Bookdash), ‘Bugs’ by Jude Daly (Jacana Media) AND ‘Koketso’s favourite journey’ by Particia de Villiers and Vian Oelofsen.uss.

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Nal'ibali supplement, edition 106

In this edition, we talk about how books, stories and reading are an investment in your children.  You can also check out an interview of Athandiwe Sikade – last year’s adorable Story Bosso winner! In addition, we have THREE new stories for you: ‘Grandpa’s gold’ by Kerry Saadien-Raad, Elsabe Milandri and Mathilda de Blois, ‘Who has enough puff’ Pierre Cotze, Leighton Jones and Shan Fischer (Uitgewers Publishers),  PLUS ‘Detective Gus, the gorilla’ by Ann Walton and Rob Foote.

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Nal'ibali supplement edition 105

This is our read-aloud edition of the supplement, in preparation for World Read Aloud Day (WRAD)! We feature read-aloud tips, ten ways to read aloud with children AND our official WRAD story! Check out ‘Neo and the big wide world’ by Vianne Venter and illustrated by Rico, ‘Lulu’ by Niki Daly (Jacana Media) and ‘The farmer and his family’ by Shasha Seakamela, illustrated by Johann Strauss.

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Nal'bali supplement, edition 104

In this edition, we inspire you with reading and storytelling ideas to get through the new year! We look back on Puku’s writing competition and we look forward to this year’s World Read Aloud Day! PLUS we have three more stories for you: ‘Mama Moeng’s surprise’ by Joan Rankin and Tamsin Hinrichsen, illustrated by Natalie Hinrichsen, ‘Daddy’s surprise’ by Wendy Hartmann and Joan Rankin (Human and Rousseau), and ‘Pat, the singing rhino’ by Kgosi Kgosi and Jiggs Snaddon-Wood.

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Nal'ibali supplement edition 103

In this edition, we explore how stories can be used to connect with the people around you. Those special stories, shared with important people, create memories that last a lifetime. We also have 20 fun holiday reading ideas, PLUS three new stories: ‘Lion meets his match’ by Joanne Bloch, illustrated by Alzette Prins, ‘Hair day’ by Dawn Garisch and illustrated by Trish de Villiers (Songololo) and ‘Hope’s holiday’ by Wendy Hartmann and illustrated by Rico.

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Nal'ibali supplement edition 102

In this edition, Nal'ibali celebrates Picture Book Month! Literacy Mentors and celebrities across the country shared how they use picture books in their own lives. PLUS we have three new stories for you: 'Wow! It's great being a duck' by Joan Rankin (Songololo), 'Nomsa' by Niki Daly, and 'Gus, the gorilla' by Anne Walton and Rob Foote. 

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Supplement edition 101

In this edition, we explore the many different ways in which stories are told, translated and shared. We also hear from Nal'ibali Literacy Mentors across the country on how they've inspired parents and children with books and reading this holiday season. In addition to some quick advice on how to choose the right books to read and share, we have THREE new stories for you: 'Tselane and the giant' by Joanne Bloch and Jiggs-Snaddon Wood, 'Too short' by Nanziwe Mzuzu and Natalie Hinrichsen (Cambridge University Press), and 'Koketso's party shoes' by Particia de Villiers and Vian Oloefson.

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Nal'ibali supplement edition 100

It’s our 100th edition! In this supplement, we explore just how empowering and important it is to spread the joy of reading. We interviewed the translators of the supplement to hear their opinion on language and stories! PLUS we have three new stories for you: ‘Thank you, Jackson’ by Niki Daly, illustrated by Jude Daly (Jacana), ‘Sindiwe and the fireflies’ by Jano Strydom and Cheréne Pienaar, illustrated by Tess Gadd (Book Dash), as well as ‘A bowl of phutu’ by Wendy Hartmann, illustrated by Alzette Prins.

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Nal'ibali supplement edition 99

In this edition, we explore different ways you can expose your children to reading at different times of the day! We interviewed the famous 'Pavement Bookworm' Philani Dladla who spoke about how stories have empowered him PLUS we feature three new stories: 'Nina and the funky experiment' by Elizbe van der Colff and illustrated by Chris Venter (Tafelberg), 'Dancing star' by Shumi Chimombe and illustrated by Nikki Jones (Cambridge University Press) as well as 'Sunshine' by Ann Walton, illustrated by Johann Strauss.

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Nal'ibali supplement edition 98

In this edition, in celebration of International Literacy Day we talk about the power of literacy in changing lives, revisit our World Read Aloud Day record AND provide tips to support your child's literacy development. PLUS we feature three new stories: 'Unanana and One-Tusk' and 'Who is king' by Beverley Naidoo, illustrated by Piet Grobler ( Jacana), AND 'We have to go!' by Helen Brain, illustrated by Rico. On top of that, we also feature our Children's Literacy Rights in a handy cut-out-and-keep storybook to make with your children!

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Nal'ibali supplement edition 97

In this edition, we explore the importance of encouragement because what we believe our children can do and achieve, influences what they see as possible for themselves! We also celebrate PRAESA's win of The Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (ALMA) - the biggest children's literature award in the world! PLUS we have three new stories for you: 'Long trousers' by Maryanne
and Shayle Bester (Jacana), 'Journey' which is collection of stories written by children (Parliamentary Millennium Programme) AND 'Thoko’s special soup' written and illustrated Niki Daly.

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