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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Children & Young Adults

Tug of War

This funny, heart-warming retelling from Naomi Howarth, ...

Hooray! Thoko

Hooray! Thoko by award-winning author, Niki Daly, is the ...

Nyambura Waits For The Bus

Nyambura is going to visit her Gogo! She arrives at the ...

This is the Chick

Written in rhyme by best-loved children’s author Wendy ...

The Elders at the Door

Early one morning three tired, dirty, hungry elders – ...

The Wild Fluffalump – A Bedtime Story

The Wild Fluffalump is a delightful story that will have ...

Swimmy

International best-selling children’s classic reprinted ...

An Extraordinary Egg

International best-selling children’s classic reprinted ...

Frederick

International best-selling children’s classic reprinted ...

Mr Hare Meets Mr Mandela

Mr Hare Meets Mr Mandela is one of the last stories Chris ...

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