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 About Book Dash

Book DashBook Dash organises events where teams of professional writers, illustrators and designers come together to create new African storybooks.

Since the first event in May 2014 a wide collection of children's books have been created this way.

Anyone can freely translate and distribute these Book Dash books under a Creative Commons Attribution licence. This means that Book Dash helps to get books into the hands of children in a cheap and effective way.

To support Book Dash the beautiful, printed books can be bought online, please click here.

The Digital Classroom offers the Book Dash books to download below. For Vodacom subscribers this content is zero-rated, so no data charges apply.

 

Book Dash books

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The Sea

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The Sea by Julie Smith-Belton, Lauren Nel and Nicola Rijsdijk

On a very hot day, a child goes to the sea, where she discovers a game she can play with the waves.

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Goldfish Genius

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Goldfish Genius by Chenél Ferreira, Sam Wilson and Thea Nicole de Klerk

Neo’s new goldfish is a genius. But when Neo goes outside to play, the goldfish tries to follow her and ends up going on an incredible adventure.

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My Dream in the Drawer

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My Dream in the Drawer, by Fred Strydom, Marteli Kleyn and Megan Lötter

I once had a dream, so small and light, I kept it in a box. I kept it hidden, safe and sound, in my drawer of socks.

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Palesa Can Walk

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Palesa Can Walk by Sindiwe Magona, Sinomonde Ngwane and Thulisizwe Mamba

One-year-old Palesa spends the night before her birthday wide-eyed with excitement. She can’t wait to find out what each of her friends will bring her. But what will be the biggest surprise of all?

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Unathi and the Dirty, Smelly Beast

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Unathi and the Dirty, Smelly Beast by Jess Jardim-Wedepohl, Jon Keevy and Thokozani Mkhize

Something is following Unathi…

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Where is Thabo?

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Where is Thabo? by Fathima Kathrada, Melissa Fagan and Ndumiso Nyoni

Thabo’s family is getting ready for the day and making a big mess as they hurry to get things done. But where is Thabo?

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Scared Tumi

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Scared Tumi by Mohale Mashigo, Nicola Anne Smith and Nontobeko Kunene

“What if there’s a monster under my bed?” Tumi is scared. Mama tries to show him that everything is okay.

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Small Bird's Big Adventure

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Small Bird's Big Adventure by Jennifer Jacobs, Nick Mulgrew and Wesley van Eeden

Small Bird loves the Giant. But where is the Giant? Small Bird goes on an adventure to find her.

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The Rainbow Cloud

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The Rainbow Cloud: The Story of Mkabayi and Mmama by Selina Morulane, Sibusiso Mkhwanazi and Zanele Dlamini

Born a twin that must be sacrificed, Mkabayi faces a bully and scary ghosts. Will the bond with her sister Mmama save her?

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The Biscuit Jar Must Fall

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The Biscuit Jar Must Fall by Nadene Kriel, Nozizwe Herero and Siya Masuku

Prudence promises Micki and her friends that when they finish cleaning Micki’s room they can have biscuits. But when they are finished, Prudence is nowhere to be found. So Micki and her friends spend the rest of their day finding ways to reach the biscuit jar …

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Why Is There A Hole In The Wall?

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Why Is There A Hole In The Wall? by Amy Slatem, Danielle Botha and Kirsty Paxton

“Why is there a hole in the wall?” Lungisa asks. He gets lots of interesting answers…but he keeps on asking.

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Clever Pig

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Clever Pig by Josh Morgan, Lee-Ann Knowles and Nathalie Koenig

Pig loves to play! Clever Pig One day, Pig is gone. Will Pig come back?

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Little Goat

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Little Goat by Mirna Lawrence, Nicola Anne Smith and Tiffany Mac Sherry

Little Goat wanders off to look for the sweet grass and doesn’t realise how far she is from Mother Goat.

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Zanele Sees Numbers

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Zanele Sees Numbers by Arthur Attwell, Hanrie Coetzee and Laura de Lange

There are numbers everywhere, but Zanele can’t see them.

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uMbovane Owonqenayo

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uMbovane Owonqenayo by Cebo Solombela. Senzo Xulu and Unathi Dyani

UMbovane owonqenayo wonqena ngeyona ndlela. Kwaye uyekelo wonke umsebenzi enziwe zezinye iimbovane. Eyona nto abalasele ngayo kukuthetha, nokuthanda ukutya. Ingaba uMbovane owonqenayo uyakuze ayeke ukonqena?

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The Lion Who Wouldn't Try

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The Lion Who Wouldn't Try by André Kieswetter, Liza Esterhuyse, Nick Mulgrew and Tarryn-Anne Anderson

All the animals in the jungle are playing, except Lion. Why won’t Lion join in?

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uMtshato weNtlanzi neNkukhu

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uMtshato weNtlanzi neNkukhu by Madoda Ndlakuse, Siyasanga Madyibi and Vuyisa Ngqawani

Ubomi buyaqhubeka noba sekutheni na…

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Hello

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Hello by Imile Wepener, Jennie Marima and Rox Jaden Palmer

Lolo has many lovely friends. They are Sun and Moon and Star and Bird too. She would love to introduce them to you.

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Tone's Big Drop

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Tone's Big Drop by Edna Gicovi, Musonda Kabwe and Robyn Osmond

Tone the raindrop is wondering what’s way down there on the ground. She and her friend Nyunyu go on a journey to find out.

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The Three Doof-Doofs

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The Three Doof-Doofs by Claudi Potter, Stephen Wallace and Wynand Botha

Have you ever wondered what goes doof-doof-doof in the night? This is a noisy bedtime story for a quiet night’s sleep.

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My Special Hair

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My Special Hair by Candice Dingwall, Jess Jardim-Wedepohl and Renate van Rensburg

A story about my special hair. How special it can be. So many types of special hair. Just look around, you’ll see.

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Tumi Goes to the Park

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Tumi Goes to the Park by Hannah Shone, Nyambura Kariuki and Paballo Rampa

It’s Tumi’s first visit to the park. She’s so excited, there are many adventures. She might even make a new friend…

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Thuli, Special and the Secret

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Thuli, Special and the Secret by Baeletsi Tsatsi, Dali Gaga and Yihenew Worku

Thuli has the cookies. Special has her eye on the cookies. What’s their secret?

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Foxy Joxy Plays a Trick

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Foxy Joxy Plays a Trick by Mdu Ntuli, Nahida Esmail and Samantha Rice

Foxy Joxy, a sly fox, sells watermelons. One day he has a clever idea. The animals were not happy. What will they do to teach him a lesson?

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What's In The Pot?

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What's In The Pot? by Crystal Warren, Hayley Alonzo and Rat Western

Sam can’t wait for supper. What’s in the pot? Wait and see.

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Senzo and the Sun

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Senzo and the Sun by Adrie Le Roux, Liam Longland and Sarah McGregor

The morning sun creeps over the horizon and peeps through the leaves, waking Senzo. Gogo’s rooster shakes his wings, stretches his neck and crows, Koek-a-loek-a-loo! Join Senzo and the sun as they journey through the day.

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Nomvundla and the Chilli-Eating Contest

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Nomvundla and the Chilli-Eating Contest by Adrien Folly-Notsron, Fortune Tazvivinga and Natalie Walker

Nomvundla and Soko are off to the Chilli-Eating Contest. Animals come from far and wide to try to win the amazing prize. Who will win and get to take a friend to the Hamba-Hamba Funfair?

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Miss Tiny Chef

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Miss Tiny Chef by Linda Nabasa, Raymond Diby and Ruramai Musekiwa

Miss Tiny Chef is only eight years old. She does things other little girls wouldn’t do. Armed with a talking mingling stick that shares all its great recipes with her, Kasini stirs up a special surprise meal for mummy.

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Mogau's Gift

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Mogau's Gift by Lorato Trok, Rofhiwa Mudau and Shadrach Munene

A child born with a full set of teeth? He surely is a miracle! Follow his adventure-filled story and find out where Mogau’s gifts take him.

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Mina and the Birthday Dress

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Mina and the Birthday Dress by Lauren Mitchell, Ndidi Chiazor-Enenmor and Nicci Nathanson

Mina finds it hard to choose a dress for her special day. After giving Mum a tough time, Mina finally makes a choice.

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The Baby Book

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The Baby Book by Alex Latimer, Christian Jaggers and Diane Awerbuck

This book will help you understand your wonderful body and how babies are made. This is not a storybook but rather a great resource for explaining the beginnings of human life to children. Some illustrations may be inappropriate for children under the age of 12 without guidance and explanations from an adult.

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ULonwabo

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ULonwabo by Mihlali Kumalo, Sarah-Rose de Villiers and Zandile Makina

ULonwabo wayeyinkwenkwana eneminyaka elishumi. Wayehlala nomama nomakhulu wakhe kwikhaya labo kuQoboqobo. Umakhulu wakhe wayenesitiya semifuno esasichume kakhulu. Wayencedisa umakhulu wakhe ngokunkcenkceshela imifuno ahlakule esitiyeni…

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What is it?

What is it?

What is it? By Robyn Penn, Kate Sidley and Ann Roberts

What is it? It isn’t like me. Do you think it’s dangerous?

Created at Book Dash Johannesburg on 27 July 2015 by Robyn Penn (illustrator), Kate Sidley (writer) and Ann Roberts (designer).

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Mrs Penguin’s Perfect Palace

Mrs Penguin’s Perfect Palace

Mrs Penguin’s Perfect Palace, by Helen Brain and Celeste Beckerling

The Penguin family lives on the beach, surrounded by rubbish. Until one day, Mrs Penguin says: we need a house! But how will they build one?

Created at Book Dash Cape Town 10 May 2014 by Helen Brain (writer), with Vian Oelofsen and Jennifer Jacobs. Illustrated by Celeste Beckerling.

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The Best Thing Ever

The Best Thing Ever

The Best Thing Ever, by Melissa Fagan, Lauren Nel and Stefania Origgi

Muzi loves to build with his toys. But when he leaves them behind to travel to uGogo’s house, he discovers something very special about the world. And he learns something new about himself.

Created at Book Dash Cape Town 5 March 2016 by Lauren Nel (illustrator), Melissa Fagan (writer), and Stefania Origgi (designer).

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Lara the Yellow Ladybird

Lara the Yellow Ladybird

Lara the Yellow Ladybird, by Martha Evans, Catherine Holtzhausen and Nadene Kriel

A yellow bug in a world of red, Lara the Ladybird just wants to fit in.

Created at Book Dash Cape Town 5 March 2016 by Catherine Holtzhausen (illustrator), Martha Evans (writer), and Nadene Kriel (designer).

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Little Sock and the Tiny Creatures

Little Sock and the Tiny Creatures

Little Sock and the Tiny Creatures, by Lili Probart, Jon Keevy and Chani Coetzee

It’s wash day for the Socks, but where has Little Sock gone?

Created at Book Dash Cape Town 5 March 2016 by Lili Probart (illustrator), Jon Keevy (writer), and Chani Coetzee (designer).

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Hippo Wants to Dance

Hippo Wants to Dance

Hippo Wants to Dance, by Megan Andrews, Sam Beckbessinger and Marisa Steyn

Hippo wants to dance. Won’t anyone dance with her?

Created at Book Dash Cape Town 5 March 2016 by Megan Andrews (illustrator), Sam Beckbessinger (writer), and Marisa Steyn (designer).

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Who is our friend?

Who is our friend?

Who is our friend? by Gerhard Van Wyk, Jade Mathieson and Lara de Groot

Rhino, Crocodile, Giraffe and Zebra all have an unlikely friend. Can you guess who he is?

Created at Book Dash Cape Town 5 March 2016 by Gerhard Van Wyk (illustrator), Jade Mathieson (writer), and Lara de Groot (designer).

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When I Grow Up

When I Grow Up

When I Grow Up, by Simóne van der Spuy, Michele Fry and Jennifer Jacobs

I don’t know what I want to be when I grow up. Can you help me choose?

Created at Book Dash Cape Town 5 March 2016 by Simóne van der Spuy (illustrator), Michele Fry (writer), and Jennifer Jacobs (designer).

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Springloaded

Springloaded

Springloaded, by Thea Nicole de Klerk, Sam Wilson and Chenél Ferreira

Neo’s father is an inventor. When he invents a helicopter hat and flies away, Neo decides to make an invention of her own.

Created at Book Dash Cape Town 5 March 2016 by Thea Nicole de Klerk (illustrator), Sam Wilson (writer), and Chenél Ferreira (designer)

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The Elephant in the Room

The Elephant in the Room

The Elephant in the Room, by Sam Wilson, Michael Tymbios and Thomas Pepler

Lindi finds a very large elephant in her room. But is it really there if no one else believes in it?

Created at Book Dash Cape Town 28 June 2014 by Michael Tymbios (illustrator), Sam Wilson (writer), Thomas Pepler and Arthur Attwell (designers)

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Shongololo’s Shoes

Shongololo’s Shoes

Shongololo’s Shoes, by Marteli Kleyn, Megan Lotter, and Jacqui L’Ange

Shongololo has lost his shoes, and the other animals are NOT being very helpful. Will he ever find them?

Created at Book Dash Cape Town on 5 March 2016 by Marteli Kleyn (designer), Megan Lotter (illustrator) and Jacqui L’Ange (writer).

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Thato’s Birthday Surprise

Thato’s Birthday Surprise

Thato’s Birthday Surprise, by Brad Cuzen, Corinne Lamoral-Rosmarin and Jodi Houareau

It is one week until Thato’s Birthday. His mama tells him he will have a big surprise. What will it be?

Created at Book Dash Durban on 7 November 2015 by Brad Cuzen (illustrator), Corinne Lamoral-Rosmarin (writer) and Jodi Houareau (designer).

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What if…?

What if…?

What if…? by Cristy Zinn, Mary-Anne Hampton and Julie Smith-Belton

Nandi is wondering all sorts of strange things about the world. And it begins with a simple question: What if…?

Created at Book Dash Durban on 7 November 2015 by Mary-Anne Hampton (illustrator), Cristy Zinn (writer) and Julie Smith-Belton (designer).

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Sbu’s Special Shoes

Sbu’s Special Shoes

Sbu’s Special Shoes, by Megan Pirie, Éidín Griffin and Mark Hardie

Sbu’s little brother finds Sbu’s favourite shoes. When he tries them on, he discovers something very special about them.

Created at Book Dash Durban on 7 November 2015 by Éidín Griffin (illustrator), Megan Pirie (writer) and Mark Hardie (designer).

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Sima and Siza

Sima and Siza

Sima and Siza, by Claire Ingram, Lwando Xaso and Arthur Attwell

Sima wants to be a nurse one day. His favourite game is hospital-hospital. But papa and his friends do not approve. What will change their minds?

Created at Book Dash Johannesburg on 27 July 2015 by Lwando Xaso (writer), Claire Ingram (illustrator) and Arthur Attwell (designer).

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There Must be a Rainbow

There Must be a Rainbow

There Must be a Rainbow, by Sinomonde Ngwane, Nerissa Govender and Thulisizwe Mamba

In this delightful tale of hope, Jabulile’s dream of helping people comes true after a terrible storm hits the Valley.

Created at Book Dash Durban on 7 November 2015 by Sinomonde Ngwane (illustrator), Nerissa Govender (writer) and Thulisizwe Mamba (designer).

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Sindi and the Moon

Sindi and the Moon

Sindi and the Moon, by Zanele Dlamini, Thokozani Mkhize and Wesley van Eeden

Sindi buzzes with colourful songs and dance. Will starting school end all that?

Created at Book Dash Durban on 7 November 2015 by Wesley van Eeden (illustrator), Zanele Dlamini (writer) and Thokozani Mkhize (designer).

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A Beautiful Day

A Beautiful Day

A Beautiful Day, by Lindy Pelzl, Elana Bregin, and Raeesah Vawda

It’s a beautiful day for a picnic. Everyone wants to join in the fun.

Created at Book Dash Durban on 7 November 2015 by Lindy Pelzl (illustrator), Elana Bregin (writer) and Raeesah Vawda (designer).

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I Will Help You

I Will Help you

I Will Help You, by Fathima Kathrada, Olivia Villet, and Andrea Abbott

When Mama Heron needs help, Lungile comes to her rescue.

Created at Book Dash Durban on 7 November 2015 by Olivia Villet (illustrator), Andrea Abbott (writer) and Fathima Kathrada (designer).

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Londi: The Dreaming Girl

Londi: The Dreaming Girl

Londi: The Dreaming Girl, by Lauren Holliday and Nathalie Koenig

Londi loves to dream all day. But where will her dreams take her?

Created at Book Dash Durban on 7 November 2015 by Lauren Holliday (illustrator), and Nathalie Koenig (writer).

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Searching for the Spirit of Spring

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Searching for the Spirit of Spring, by Mosa Mahlaba, Selina Morulane and Sibusiso Mkhwanazi

Nkanyezi can’t wait for the Spring festival, but the people of Ndlovu have lost their spirit of celebration. She must go in search of the spirit of Spring. What will she find?

Created at Book Dash Johannesburg on 27 July 2015 by Selina Morulane (illustrator), Mosa Mahlaba (writer) and Sibusiso Mkhwanazi (designer).

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Whose button is this?

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Whose button is this? by James Woolley, Paul Kennedy and Louise Gale

Tinny Tim sets out on an adventure to return a lost button. Along the way he goes exploring, has a miraculous escape, and makes new friends.

Created at Book Dash Cape Town on 28 June 2014 by James Woolley (illustration), Louise Gale (design) and Paul Kennedy (writing).

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Why is Nita Upside Down?

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Why is Nita Upside Down? by Roxana Bouwer, Sarah Bouwer and Emma Hearne

Nita’s hanging upside down. Can she turn the right way round?

Created at Book Dash Johannesburg on 27 July 2015 by Sarah Bouwer (illustrator), Roxana Bouwer (writer) and Emma Hearne (designer).

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Rafiki’s Style

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Rafiki’s Style, by Audrey Anderson, Louis Greenberg and Wesley Thompson

Rafiki’s style is all his own, but when the Cool Cat Crew struts by, he starts to wonder if it’s good enough.

Created at Book Dash Johannesburg on 27 July 2015 by Audrey Anderson (illustrator), Louis Greenberg (writer) and Wesley Thompson (designer).

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Grandpa’s Gold

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Grandpa’s Gold, by Kerry Saadien-Raad, Elsabé Milandri and Mathilde de Blois

The children are talking about their grandpas. Giraffe’s grandpa can build a skyscraper. Elephant’s grandpa can cook a massive feast. But whose grandpa will give the children the biggest surprise?

Originally created at Book Dash Cape Town on 28 June 2014 by Elsabé Milandri (illustration), Mathilde de Blois (design) and Kerry Saadien-Raad (writing).

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Walking Together

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Walking Together, by Louwrisa Blaauw, Bianca de Jong and Jade Mathieson

A walk to the clinic doesn’t have to be dull, when there are so many wonderful things to see on the way.

Created at Book Dash Johannesburg on 27 July 2015 by Louwrisa Blaauw, Bianca de Jong (illustration, design) and Jade Mathieson (writing).

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Is There Anyone Like Me?

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Is There Anyone Like Me? by Fred Strydom, Jess Jardim-Wedepohl and Stephen Wallace

I wonder if there’s another me somewhere in the world…

Created at Book Dash Johannesburg on 27 July 2015 by Jess Jardim-Wedepohl (illustrator), Fred Strydom (writer) and Stephen Wallace (designer).

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How about you?

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How about you? by Renate van Rensburg, Margot Bertelsmann and Ronèll Botes

You don’t need to be alike to be friends. When two very different children meet an unusual creature, it’s a chance to ask, How About You?

Created at Book Dash Johannesburg on 27 July 2015 by Margot Bertelsmann (writer), Renate van Rensburg (illustrator) and Ronèll Botes (designer).

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Amazing Daisy

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Amazing Daisy, by Nozizwe Herero, Siya Masuku and Leona Ingram

On a little farm lives Daisy, a little chicken who wishes she could fly. All the other chickens laugh at her daily flying practice. But one day something amazing happens …

Created at Book Dash Johannesburg on 27 July 2015 by Nozizwe Herero (writer), Siya Masuku (illustrator) and Leona Ingram (designer).

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Little Ant’s Big Plan

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Little Ant’s Big Plan, by Candice Dingwall, Steven McKimmie and Telri Stoop

This is a story about a little ant with a big plan, and how his love for reading saved the day.

Created at Book Dash Johannesburg on 27 July 2015 by Candice Dingwall (writer), Steven McKimmie (illustrator) and Telri Stoop (designer).

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Lory Dory

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Lory Dory, by Sonia Dearling, Brendon O’Neill and Arthur Attwell

Lory Dory was born invisible. No one understands that she is real. Until, one day, she finds a way to show them who she is.

Created at Book Dash Johannesburg on 27 July 2015 by Sonia Dearling (illustrator), Brendon O’Neill (writer) and Arthur Attwell (designer).

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Bathtub Safari

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Bathtub Safari by Sarah-Jane Williams, Robert McEwan & Tracy Lynn Chemaly

Jack’s bath time takes a wild turn as things in his bathtub start to change, and a group of animals becomes part of his adventurous bathtub safari!

Created at Book Dash Cape Town on 28 June 2014 by Sarah-Jane Williams, Robert McEwan & Tracy Lynn Chemaly.

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Tortoise Finds His Home

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Tortoise Finds His Home by Maya Fowler, Katrien Coetzer, and Damian Gibbs

Tortoise sets off in search of his house. Along the way, he meets new friends to help him. But the sky is darkening, and lightning flashes in the distance. Will Tortoise find his house in time?

Created at Book Dash Cape Town on 28 June 2014 by Maya Fowler, Katrien Coetzer and Damian Gibbs.

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Miss Helen’s Magical World

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Miss Helen’s Magical World by Jacqui L’Ange, Wendy Morison, and Nadene Kriel

This is the story of Helen Martins’ battle against darkness, told by one of the creatures she loved best, the wise old owl.

The story of Helen Martins, created at Book Dash Cape Town on 30 August 2014 by Jacqui L’Ange, Wendy Morison, and Nadene Kriel.

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A Dancer’s Tale

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A Dancer’s Tale by Samantha Cutler, Thea Nicole De Klerk, and Roberto Pita

Phyllis Spira was dancing by the age of four. That was just the beginning of her journey towards becoming one of South Africa’s Prima Ballerinas.

The story of Phyllis Spira, created at Book Dash Cape Town on 30 August 2014 by Samantha Cutler, Thea Nicole De Klerk, and Roberto Pita

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Zanele Situ: My Story

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Zanele Situ: My Story by Liz Sparg, Jesse Breytenbach, and Andy Thesen

As a young girl Zanele Situ was told that she would never walk again. Being in a wheelchair did not stop her. She worked and trained hard and became a winning athlete on the world stage. This is her story…

The story of Zanele Situ, created at Book Dash Cape Town on 30 August 2014 by Liz Sparg, Jesse Breytenbach, and Andy Thesen.

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Singing the Truth

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Singing the Truth by Louwrisa Blaauw, Jade Mathieson, and Bianca de Jong

Learn about the amazing life of a little girl who grew up to use her gift of singing to help bring freedom to South Africa

The story of Miriam Makeba, created at Book Dash Cape Town on 30 August 2014 by Louwrisa Blaauw, Jade Mathieson, and Bianca de Jong.

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Sindiwe and the Fireflies

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Sindiwe and the Fireflies by Tess Gadd, Cherene Pienaar, and Jano Strydom

There once was a girl named Sindiwe Magona. She had a special gift for stories. At night, little Sindiwe’s grandmother told her magical stories about ogres and giants, animals of the forests and the little creatures of the veld. This was Sindiwe’s favourite time. See how she grows up to live out her own adventures and she travels over oceans to change the world with her stories.

The story of Sindiwe Magona, created at Book Dash Cape Town on 30 August 2014 by Tess Gadd, Cherene Pienaar, and Jano Strydom.

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Queen of Soweto

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Queen of Soweto by Jessica Taylor, Mia du Plessis and Marli Fourie

Basetsana Kumalo is a beauty queen, but she’s also so much more. She teaches us that true beauty is about having a heart filled with love and generosity. Her story shows us that if you have courage and determination, you can achieve your dreams – whatever they may be.

The story of Basetsana Kumalo, created at Book Dash Cape Town on 30 August 2014 by Jessica Taylor, Mia du Plessis and Marli Fourie.

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Graca’s Dream

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Graca’s Dream by Melissa Fagan, Karlien de Villiers and Marike le Roux

The inspiring story of Graça Machel, and her dream to instill a love for reading and learning in the children of Mozambique and the rest of Africa.

The story of Graça Machel, created at Book Dash Cape Town on 30 August 2014 by Melissa Fagan, Karlien de Villiers and Marike le Roux.

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Together We’re Strong

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Together We’re Strong by Liesl Jobson, Alice Toich and Nazli Jacobs

From the day she was born to the day she died, Albertina Sisulu lived a life of love and sacrifice. A brave girl who rode a horse, she was a blessing to her family, to her community and to South Africa. This story of a unique and powerful woman, who stood up for her beliefs no matter what, will inspire and enchant.

The story of Albertina Sisulu, created at Book Dash Cape Town on 30 August 2014 by Liesl Jobson, Alice Toich and Nazli Jacobs.

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Sizwe’s Smile

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Sizwe’s Smile by Vianne Venter, Genevieve Terblanche and Lauren Rycroft

Today Sizwe learns that a smile is something you can give away without losing it.

Created at Book Dash Cape Town on 28 June 2014 by Vianne Venter, Genevieve Terblanche and Lauren Rycroft.

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A House for Mouse

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A House for Mouse, by Michele Fry, Amy Uzzell and Jennifer Jacobs

Mouse is looking for a new house. Friendly animals offer to share their homes with him. But nothing is right until he finds his own little spot, warm and cosy.

Created at Book Dash Cape Town on 28 June 2014 by Michele Fry, Amy Uzzell and Jennifer Jacobs.

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Maddy Moona’s Menagerie

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Maddy Moona’s Menagerie by Candace Di Talamo, Rachel Zadok and Nick Mulgrew.

It’s Maddy Moona’s birthday and she really wants a pet! But which silly animal will picky Maddy get?

Created at Book Dash Cape Town on 28 June 2014 by Candice Ditalamo, Rachel Zadok and Nick Mulgrew.

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A Fish and a Gift

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A Fish and a Gift, by Jesse Breytenbach, Liesl Jobson and Andy Thesen

Yusuf waits on the beach while Papa pushes out his boat. Surfers, turtles and sharks come from the sea. What will Papa bring back for Yusuf?

Created at Book Dash Cape Town on 28 June 2014 by illustrator Jesse Breytenbach, writer Liesl Jobson and designer Andy Thesen.

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Come Back, Cat

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Come Back, Cat! by Karen Lilje, Nicola Rijsdijk and Sam Scarborough
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A delightful tale about an independent cat.

Created at Book Dash Cape Town on 28 June 2014, by Karen Lilje, Nicola Rijsdijk and Sam Scarborough. Translated into Afrikaans by Maya Fowler as Kom Terug, Kat!

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Sleepy Mr Sloth

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Sleepy Mr Sloth, by Paul Kennedy, Nick Mulgrew and Graham Paterson

He’s quite good at climbing. He knows how to swing. But sleeping’s his favourite, favourite thing!

Created by Paul Kennedy, Nick Mulgrew and Graham Paterson (and edited by Tarryn-Anne Anderson and Arthur Attwell) at the very first Book Dash on 10 May 2014.

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