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Grow your children's love of reading by printing out our beautifully illustrated story cards containing traditional and modern stories. 

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Joseph’s cradle

Posted on December 11th, 2016

When an old yellowwood tree was blown over by the wind, Joseph carved a little cradle out of its wood for his daughter. Soon, every new-born child in the village would be rocked in the cradle, creating a village tradition. Until one day, a veld fire threatened to change 

Neo and the big, wide world

Posted on February 5th, 2016
Vianne Venter

Neo looked out the window of his room at the grey view of the grey street with all the wet, grey people hurrying through the grey, pouring rain. He couldn’t go outside, and he had already read all his books to Mbali.

Sisanda’s gift

Posted on February 23rd, 2015
Gcina Mhloph

Every day when eight-year-old Sisanda gets home from school, she changes out of her uniform, eats her lunch and plays a game of umlabalaba with her grandfather. They have so much fun flying their “cows” around the board that she doesn’t want to stop.

Lion meets his match

Posted on December 11th, 2014
Retold by Joanne Bloch

After Lion and Little Jackal went hunting together, Little Jackal cunningly tricks Lion and gets all of the meat. Ever since that day, Lion made it his mission to catch the Little Jackal, except Jackal was much sneakier than he thought!