Q&A with Bruce Whitfield

Q&A with Bruce Whitfield

Can chaos and uncertainty breed opportunity? This is a question Bruce Whitfield's new book answers. Out in April, The Upside of Down tells remarkable stories of remarkable people and paints a picture of a South Africa very few people dare to imagine. Here is a quick...

April Books for Kids and Young Folks

April Books for Kids and Young Folks

  With things as they are at the moment, release dates and availability of books are going to be a bit different for a little while. But the great books just keep on coming regardless and it’s still important to keep the young people and little ones in your life...

Usborne books and activities for 5 – 8 year olds

Usborne books and activities for 5 – 8 year olds

Usborne is a leading specialist children’s book publisher, they are an independent, family business which creates engaging, innovative, accessible books for children of all ages. They create fantastic books for children aged 5 to 7 including lift-the-flap information...

April Fiction titles

April Fiction titles

  A Selection of 8 Titles of which to Make a Note As we all know by now, release dates and availabilities are going to be a bit different for a little while. With that in mind, here are eight fiction titles that are due to be released this month, or have already...

More recipes to try!

More recipes to try!

With lockdown extended we have even more time to try new recipes! We have nine recipes below from three great cookbooks. From the Ultimate Fruit Terrine to a Wild Mushroom and Leek Risotto, there is sure to be something that tantalizes your tastebuds…   The...

One Step at a Time Free 40-Day Devotional

One Step at a Time Free 40-Day Devotional

When times are tough it is helpful to have a little extra support to us get through. So we have this really great free 40 day devotional for you from Sheila Walsh. Sheila Walsh is the author of the bestselling It’s Okay Not to be Okay, award-winning Gigi, God’s Little...

Lauren Beukes and Her New Novel, Afterland

Lauren Beukes and Her New Novel, Afterland

  Beukes is a real star of fiction. She’s a South African novelist whose work is read uncommonly widely across the world and a stylish innovator whose work defies easy categorisation while appealing to readers of every sort. Her work has been consistently lauded...

Local extracts

Local extracts

Lockdown is the perfect time to catch up on that TBR list but what happens when that list runs out? Here are some local author extracts to help you prepare what you would like to read when lockdown lifts and you can hit the shops once again! Click on the link cover to...

Activities for 9 -12 year olds

Activities for 9 -12 year olds

Cressida Cowell is the number one bestselling author-illustrator of the How to Train Your Dragon and The Wizards of Once book series, and the author of the Emily Brown picture books, illustrated by Neal Layton.                 She has been reading chapters from her...

Sylvia Browne and the End Of Days

Sylvia Browne and the End Of Days

Was the 2020 Worldwide Coronavirus Outbreak Foretold? Who’s Predicting What Will Come Next? And Some Utopian Literature and Books that’ll Make You Feel Better Okay, first, I don't have much time for prophecies and portents of doom. I don't think anyone benefits much...

April Local Titles

April Local Titles

  Yes, local titles are still being released… the dates and availability are just going to look a bit different for a little while. With that in mind, here are seven South African titles that are due to be released this month, or have already been released. Make...

Peter Rabbit Easter activities

Peter Rabbit Easter activities

The Tale of Peter Rabbit is a children's book written and illustrated by Beatrix Potter that follows mischievous and disobedient young Peter Rabbit as he gets into, and is chased about, the garden of Mr. McGregor. He escapes and returns home to his mother, who puts...

Four books about the Coronavirus Crisis

Four books about the Coronavirus Crisis

  Despite the fact that the internet is positively overflowing with information about the situation across the world, and despite the fact that many of us receive daily updates from various news outlets and government agencies, one of the trickiest aspects of...

More extracts to read

More extracts to read

Lockdown is the perfect time to catch up on that TBR list but what happens when that list runs out? Here are some extracts to help you prepare what you would like to read when lockdown lifts and you can hit the shops once again! Click on the link cover to read the......

David Walliams activities

David Walliams activities

David Walliams has become one of our best-loved children's authors, writing hilarious stories featuring some of the kookiest characters in print. His funny books for kids include The Ice Monster, The Beast of Buckingham, Gangster Granny, Ratburger, Mr Stink, and The...

International Booker Prize Shortlist

International Booker Prize Shortlist

  Now is an excellent time to diversify your reading list. The nominees for the International Booker Prize have just been announced. The prize famously celebrates the best translated fiction from around the world and each year six titles are selected for the...

Roald Dahl activities

Roald Dahl activities

What would children’s literature be without the distinct voice of Roald Dahl? Over the course of his long career, the British novelist wrote more than 30 works populated with clever children and frequently monstrous adults, sprinkled with made-up words, and shot...

Women’s fiction and Modern fiction extracts

Women’s fiction and Modern fiction extracts

Lockdown is the perfect time to catch up on that TBR list but what happens when that list runs out? Here are some extracts to help you prepare what you would like to read when lockdown lifts and you can hit the shops once again! Click on the link cover to read the...

Recipes from Supernatural and The East African Cookbook

Recipes from Supernatural and The East African Cookbook

If you are finding you have lots of spare time on your hands during lockdown then why not try a new recipe. We have six recipes below from two great new cookbooks. From Lamb Kofta Curry to Salted Peanut Butter Cookies, there is sure to be something that tantalizes...

Book-ish Things to Do During the Lockdown

Book-ish Things to Do During the Lockdown

  While we’re all staying at home, we might find it difficult to indulge in all of those book-identity affirming activities that keep us secure in our bookishness. You know, like going to a book shop to excitedly pick up that new release we’ve been waiting for...