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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Bushbaby Night

"In the forest All is Quiet Except for the chirps and tinklings of frogs And the faint squeak of a bat. Bushbabies run quiet as shadows Along...

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Lucky Fish!

Lucky Fish! is a novel set in Johannesburg during the 1960s and is told by a 13-year old boy named Stephen. This account of Stephen's life during the...

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The Story of Lucky Simelane

This is the story of Lucky Simelane's search for his true identity. Lucky has been brought up in a small rural black community. But is he really...

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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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Three Friends and a Taxi

Three Friends and a Taxi is a tale first told to the author by a local guide in a taxi in the islands of the Comores.

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The Cool Nguni

The Cool Nguni is a richly illustrated story about a young Nguni calf who questions his identity in relation to other cattle breeds from across the...

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Exploring Life Grade 7 Teacher's Book

Exploring Life covers all the Life Orientation learning outcomes and assessment standards from the National Curriculum Statement(NCS) for Grade 7.

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Exploring Life Grade 7 Learner's book

Exploring Life covers all the Life Orientation learning outcomes and assessment standards from the National Curriculum Statement(NCS) for Grade 7.

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Exploring Life Grade 8 Teacher's book

Exploring Life covers all the Life Orientation learning outcomes and assessment standards from the Revised National Curriculum Statement (RNCS) for...

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Exploring Life Grade 8 Learners book

Exploring Life covers all the Life Orientation learning outcomes and assessment standards from the Revised National Curriculum Statement(RNCS) for...

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