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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Exploring Our Provinces Box Set

In an effort to improve and widen the knowledge of all South Africans about crucial aspects of South Africa's geography, history, environment,...

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Die 'Cool' Nguni

"Kyk bietjie op. Kyk op na al die Ngunikuddes in die hemelruim. Kyk hoe wei hulle in die helder lig. Daar is só baie Ngunibeeste dat hulle hoewe gate...

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UNguni Omhle

Khangela phezulu. Khangela kulaa mihlambi kaNguni isesibhakabhakeni.

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Exploring Life Grade 9 Teachers Book

Exploring Life covers all the life Orientation learning outcomes and assessment standards from the National Curriculum Statement (NCS) for Grade 9.

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INguni Elihle

Bheka laphaya phezulu. Bheka umhlambi wezinkomo zezulu zesiNguni.

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Agge-nee!

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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Die Zebra en die Hiëna

This is the story of how quick-thinking Zebra tricks the hungry Hyena into not eating him for dinner, with very prickly results. A delightful tale...

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Iqwarhashe neNgcuka

This is the story of how quick-thinking Zebra tricks the hungry Hyena into not eating him for dinner, with very prickly results. A delightful tale...

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IDube neMpisi

This is the story of how quick-thinking Zebra tricks the hungry Hyena into not eating him for dinner, with very prickly results. A delightful tale...

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God's Dream

In warm and simple words, Nobel Peace Prize winner Archbishop Desmond Tutu reaches out to children everywhere with his inspiring message of love and...

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