Reader's Recommends: Top Picks for Kids! 2 October 2023

by Meghan America

Get ready for an exciting journey into the world of books that kids will love! Discover captivating stories, delightful characters, and educational adventures!

Emma Kirby: Scholastic

Pokemon: Scarlet & Violet Handbook

Meet all the Pokémon of the brand-new region featured in the new Scarlet and Violet video games! Every amazing Pokémon of this new generation is included in this comprehensive handbook.

Tom Gates: Five Star Stories (with exclusive Tom Gates pin) by Liz Pichon

Experience a delightful mix of laughter, captivating tales, playful doodles, and endless creative fun in every page of this diary style book. 

The Baddies by Julia Donaldson

This fabulous picture book from superstar author and illustrator Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler is a riot of slapstick fun and silliness. The Baddies are the meanest, nastiest ghost, witch and troll in the land. 


Verushka Louw: Jonathan Ball Publishers

Dork Diaries: I Love Paris! (Volume 15) by Rachel Renee Russell

Nikki Maxwell deals with the trials and triumphs of middle school in this fifteenth installment of the #1 New York Times bestselling Dork Diaries series!

Peanut, Butter and Crackers - Puppy Problems by Paige Braddock

A goofy new puppy rocks the world of a high-strung dog and a snarky cat in this hilarious graphic novel for pet lovers and fans of The Secret Life of Pets.

Mama's Sleeping Scarf by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

The first children’s book from the best-selling author of We Should All Be Feminists and Americanah—a tender story about a little girl’s love for her mother’s scarf, and the adventures she shares with it and her whole family.


Carol Broomhall: Jacana Media

The Joy Dancer by Gregory Vuyani Maqoma

Take this amazing journey with Gregory Vuyani Maqoma, multi-award-winning dancer and choreographer, through his extraordinary life, and feel the magic of dance in this astonishing tale.

Zoya and Naru: An African Journey of a Boy and an Elephant by Caroline Montague

Zoya and Naru: An African Journey of a Boy and an Elephant by Caroline Montague

This is an African story of a boy and a baby elephant, and their unexpected friendship as they journey to reunite Zoya with his elephant herd. The baby elephant is guided by the intrepid boy and a growing coterie of animals.

I am Shudu

With beautiful illustrations from the award-winning Chantelle and Burgen Thorne, this book will inspire all 6 to 10 year old's.


Sunè Raspel: Blue Weaver Sales and Marketing

The Curse of the Ancestors, with Jamie James by Dr Roy Aronson

Jamie James, a fifteen year old boy, lives in Cape Town with his mother. His parents are divorced and he has not heard from his father, a wildlife veterinarian living in Nelspruit, since he was five. 

Snare by ShreSays

Amber wakes to silhouettes hovering over her, examining her as though she were some kind of guinea pig. Not knowing the year nor her purpose, the dying world she’s been flung into now clings to her very existence as their only source of hope.  

Beautiful Colours by Collen Nxumalo

This book is meant to inspire all ages across the world to stand together in building a peaceful environment.


Lorienne Brown: Penguin Random House

Girl, Goddess, Queen by Bea Fitzgerald

The feminist myths of Madeline Miller meet the #spice of Sarah J. Maas (with a hefty slice of Bridgerton's sexy, witty banter) in this fierce, fresh and enormously fun YA fantasy retelling from a growing TikTok superstar.

The Brothers Hawthorne by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Four brothers. Two missions. One explosive read. Jennifer Lynn Barnes returns to the world of her #1 bestselling Inheritance Games trilogy, and the stakes have never been higher.  

Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Chalice of the Gods - Book 6 by Rick Riordan

The original heroes from The Lightning Thief are reunited for their biggest challenge yet: getting Percy to college when the gods are standing in his way.


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The Ballad Of Songbirds And Snakes by Suzanne Collins

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