Children & Young Adults

In 2006, Jacana Media started a new division to cater for a growing demand for books that would appeal to younger audiences. Jacana has a reputation for publishing books that are entirely southern African in content, idiom, illustration and style. Our focus has been on producing high-quality materials that are appropriate, fun and enjoyable for readers aged between two and sixteen. Jacana publishes books on a range of topics and genres, including reference books on South African history, geography and culture; award-winning illustrated children’s fiction; and challenging and current fiction for teenagers.

Most of our materials are suitable for ABET and second-language readers. Our children’s picture books are also being used as Foundation Phase readers. Jacana has made it a proud tradition to publish in all 11 official South African languages, where possible. This supports our commitment to growing a culture of reading in South Africa and allowing children to read in the vernacular.

For the full PDF version of the Jacana Children\'s Catalogue, click here.

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A Kite's Flight

This richly illustrated book tells the story of how Andile and his father make a beautiful kite. While flying the kite, its string breaks releasing...

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Abahlobo abathathu netekisi

Le ntsomi uzakuyifunda umbhali wayo wayibaliselwa ngowayekhokela kwitekisi yeziqithi zeComores.

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Abangane abathathu nethekisi

Lendaba ozoyifunda umbhali wayixoxelwa indoda yendawo esethekisini esiqhingini saseComores.

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Abangani abathathu neteksi

Indaba ecocwako ozoyifunda le ithome yatjelwa umtloli atjelwa mswa othileko wakileyo ndawo obekahlahla indlela ngeteksini esihlengeleni sangeComores.

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Dangos wakes up on Monday morning with a dreadful sneeze. Her Aunty wants to take special care of her and so Dangos misses out on climbing trees,...

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Amabhrugu Amade

Le yindatjana yesibili emayelana nekonyana lekomo YESINTU elibizwa bona ngunKhala.

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Amabumbeko akiyo yoke indawo

The world is full of shapes. Everywhere you look you see circles, triangles and squares.

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An African Christmas Cloth (Hardcover)

This is the children's book parents will buy for themselves, as much as for their children! Artist/writer, Reviva Schermbrucker, has done what must...

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Animals of Southern Africa

Filled with fascinating facts, this series looks at the extraordinary animals living in southern Africa.

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Animals of Southern Africa - Birds

Filled with fascinating facts, this series looks at the extraordinary animals living in southern Africa. Discover the amazing adaptations that...

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