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Nal'ibali supplement, edition 83

In this edition, we talk about bringing home stories during the holiday period. This means time to relax a little as we enjoy being with family and friends, and more time to spend with stories and books! In our Story Corner, we have a story called ‘A promise is a promise’ by Wendy Hartmann, PLUS our cut-out-and-keep story entitled ‘The feast’ by Jude Daly and Jiggs Snaddon-Wood.

Afrikaans, English (PDF
isiXhosa, English (PDF
Sesotho, English (PDF
isiZulu, English (PDF

Nal'ibali supplement, edition 82

In this edition, we explore how stories can be used to heal and support children through difficult times. We also chat about our new and improved reading-for-enjoyment cellphone app with Mxit Reach, PLUS we share the cut-out-and-keep story entitled ‘A fish and a gift’ by Liesl Jobson, Jesse Breytenbach and Andy Thesen (BookDash).

Afrikaans, English (PDF
isiXhosa, English (PDF
isiZulu, English (PDF
Sesotho, English (PDF

Nal'ibai supplement, edition 81

In this edition, we celebrate picture books for International Picture Book Month. We also speak to South Africa’s famous author Niki Daly, PLUS we feature the exciting cut-and-keep story by Daly called ‘Next stop – Zanzibar’ (Pan Macmillan).

Afrikaans, English (PDF
isiXhosa, English (PDF
Sesotho, English (PDF
isiZulu, English (PDF

Nal'ibali supplement, edition 80

This edition features a compelling article about the importance of sharing stories. We also look back on our 2nd birthday earlier this year, and share the cut-out-and-keep story called ‘Lazy Mr. Sloth’ by Paul Kennedy, Nick Mulgrew and Graham Paterson (BookDash/Paperight).

Afrikaans, English (PDF
Sesotho, English (PDF
isiXhosa, English (PDF
isiZulu, English (PDF

Nal'ibali supplement, edition 79

In this edition, we take ‘Story Power’ even further by exploring how, when and where to share stories with children. In our Nal'ibali Bookshelf, we celebrate Gcina Mhlophe's birthday,,PLUS we check out the cut-out-and-keep story called 'Come Back Cat', written by Karen Lilje and Nicola Rijsdijk, and illustrated by Sam Scarborough (BookDash/Paperight).

Afrikaans, English (PDF
isiXhosa, English (PDF
isiZulu, English (PDF
Sesotho, English (PDF

Nal'ibali supplement, edition 78

In this edition, we celebrate Nal’ibali’s “Story Power: Bring it Home” national awareness campaign, and look at how we use stories to explore our lives – past and present – and to dream about our future. Our cut-out-and-keep story is ‘Jojo’s wire car’ by Veronica Lamond (Random House Struik), PLUS we share an exclusive interview with the author about her career as a writer and illustrator.

Afrikaans, English (PDF

Nal'ibali supplement, edition 77

In this issue, Gcina Mhlophe speaks to us about the heart of storytelling in Africa, and how our heritage and roots are imparted in every African tale. Actress, “Survivor” contestant and author Bonnie Henna writes about how reading aloud is the best way to spend time with your kids. And our cut-out-and-keep story is the beautifully-illustrated piece called ‘Shorty and Billy Boy’ by Gerard Sekoto (Jacana Media).

Afrikaans, English (PDF
Sesotho, English (PDF
isiXhosa, English (PDF
isiZulu, English (PDF

Nal'ibali supplement, edition 76

In this edition, we explore the importance of family stories and how they impact childrens' ideas of forgiveness, perseverance and honesty. We share some interesting facts about world-famous children's author Roald Dahl in celebration of his birthday. In addition, our cut-out-and-keep story is the heartwarming tale called ‘Theo and the Cat burglar’, by Wendy Hartmann and Joan Rankin.

Afrikaans, English (PDF
Sesotho, English (PDF
isiXhosa, English (PDF
isiZulu, English (PDF

Nal'ibali supplement, edition 75

In this edition, we explore the significance of Literacy Day: the role that reading and writing has in our lives, and the importance of global literacy. We also speak with 13-year-old Ammaarah Galant, who is the Public Relations Officers for the Young Authors Club in Cape Town, who tells us why she loves reading. And we feature the vibrant cut-out-and-keep story called ‘I know that!’, by Maryanne Bester and Shayle Bester (Jacana Media).

Afrikaans, English (PDF
isiXhosa, English (PDF
isiZulu, English (PDF
Sesotho, English (PDF

Nal'ibali supplement, edition 74

In this edition, John McCormick, author of ‘Dad, Tell Me a Story’, talks about how telling children stories at a young age gets them excited about reading stories later on in life. We share inspirational pieces of writing and drawing from two of our readers PLUS check out our cut-out-and-keep story ‘Tuft and Patch Play Games’ by Wendy Hartmann.

Afrikaans, English (PDF
isiZulu, English (PDF
isiXhosa, English (PDF
Sesotho, English (PDF

Nal'ibali supplement, edition 73

In this edition, we discuss how you can get your children to use writing as a means to explore and express themselves. We also speak to illustrator Mieke van der Merwe, an art student at the University of Stellenbosch, about the influence of reading on her childhood and creativity. And we share the cut-out-and-keep story ‘It Wasn't Me’ by Glynis Clacherty and Tasia Rosser (Heartlines) is full of colourful illustrations and life lessons.

Afrikaans, English (PDF
Sesotho, English (PDF
isiXhosa, English (PDF
isiZulu, English (PDF

Na'ibali supplement, edition 72

In this edition, we speak about the importance of learning life lessons through reading. In addition, the classic tale ‘Rapunzel’ gets a local twist, as we give children the chance to read the South African version – ‘Refilwe’ by Zukiswa Wanner and Tamsin Hinrichsen (Jacana Media).

Afrikaans, English (PDF
Sesotho, English (PDF
isiXhosa, English (PDF
isiZulu, English PDF

Nal'ibali supplement, edition 71

In this edition, Babalwa Shota, Assistant Editor at ‘Sunday World’, speaks to us about the importance of books to bond with one’s children. We feature feedback from our readers, PLUS we share the beautifully-illustrated cut-and-keep story ‘The lion and the little brown monkey’ by Tshepo Mokono and Vusi Malindi (Heartlines).

Afrikaans, English (PDF
isiXhosa, English (PDF
Sesotho, English (PDF
isiZulu, English (PDF

Nal'ibali supplement, edition 70

In this edition, we offer tips and tricks to help get your kids to treasure books. We also look back at the launch of our Children's Literacy Charter, and share the cut-out-and-keep story called ‘Books are friends’ by Carole Bloch and Alzette Prins (Jacana Media).

isiZulu, English (PDF
Afrikaans, English (PDF
Sesotho, English (PDF
isiXhosa, English (PDF

Nal'ibali supplement, edition 69

In this Father’s Day special edition, we share advice from US author John McCormick about the importance of getting dads to read to children, PLUS how they can start a storytelling tradition at home. We feature Story Star, Simon Tau, a reading dad and leader of the successful Glen-Cowie Fun Fun reading club; and we enjoy the special teen-read ‘The skin I live’ in by Francesco Nassimbeni (FunDza) in celebration of Youth Day. We also feature the read-aloud story, ‘Stella gets stuck’ by Lisa Greenstein (Zigzag Book).

isiXhosa, English (PDF
isiZulu, English (PDF
Afrikaans, English (PDF
Sesotho, English (PDF

Nal'ibali supplement, edition 68

It’s our second birthday! In this edition we share a special story by Michelle Friedman, called ‘The birthday wish’! We also look at the achievements and milestones of the Nal’ibali campaign since it launched in 2012 and offer part two of the read-aloud story, ‘The boy and the jackal’ by Wendy Hartmann.

isiXhosa, English (PDF
isiZulu, English (PDF
Afrikaans, English (PDF
Sesotho, English (PDF

Nal'ibali supplement, edition 67

Children are brilliant at using their imaginations. Check out this edition for tips on how you can encourage their creativity through ‘pretend’ play. Then enjoy this week’s story, ‘Touch’ by Penny Hansen (Cambridge University Press), plus part one of the read-aloud story ‘The boy and the jackal’ by Wendy Hartmann in our Story Corner.

isiXhosa, English (PDF
isiZulu, English (PDF
Afrikaans, English (PDF
Sesotho, English (PDF

Nal'ibali supplement, edition 66

This activity-packed edition contains a Nal'ibali Character Puzzle PLUS 'spot-the-difference' comic – perfect to enjoy at home or in reading clubs. The featured story for the week is The singing Chameleon by Gcina Mhlophe & Kalle Becker (Songololo).

isiXhosa, English (PDF
isiZulu, English (PDF
Afrikaans, English (PDF
Sesotho, English (PDF

Nal'ibali supplement, edition 65

In this edition, we discuss ways to inspire your children to read every day. The cut-out-and-keep story for the week is ‘Perfectly me’ by Martie Preller and Ian Lusted (Cambridge University Press) and in our Story Corner, we share part two of the read-aloud ‘Whatzit’, by Judy Daly.

isiXhosa, English (PDF
isiZulu, English (PDF
Afrikaans, English (PDF
Sesotho , English PDF

Nal'ibali supplement, edition 64

In this edition, we look at why you should start reading to children from birth. We provide a very special Mother's Day card for children to make for moms and mother figures just in time for Mother's Day. PLUS, get your cut-out-and-keep story ‘Can little pig fly’ by Bridget Krone and Diek Grobler (Heartlines), as well as part one of the read-aloud story ‘Whatzit’ by Jude Daly.

isiXhosa, English (PDF
isiZulu, English (PDF
Afrikaans, English (PDF
Sesotho, English (PDF