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Educational books for youngsters

Want to improve your children’s Afrikaans while keeping them busy with something fun and educational? Or maybe you have an Afrikaans friend who will be interested? These cool books are just the thing. PS: Some of the books are available in English as well. By Elmari Potgieter

Professor Sabatina Se Wetenskapboek by Elizabeth Wasserman (R190, Tafelberg)

Prof Sabatina is Anna and Pip’s scientist mum in the series Anna Atoom. She has written this book to answer the questions young readers have always asked about the scientific explanation for things we take for granted: how does a plane fly? How does gravity work? Why do some things float and others sink? The experiments are done with ingredients found in your kitchen cupboard or household – no need to buy science kits or expensive equipment.

 

Skoolgereed Met Tjiff & Tjaff (R85, Human & Rousseau)

This fun and educational activity book with the popular KykNet characters Tjiff and Tjaff will help children from four years and older to develop and practise the skills they need for their first years of school. With great pictures to colour in and easy exercises and games, learning is easy!

 

Kan ’n Walvis Maan Toe Swem? … En Ander Vrae by Aleksei Bitskoof and Camilla de la Bédoyère (R59,95, Human & Rousseau)

Imagine if a blue whale came to stay…. By imagining ocean animals in everyday scenarios, readers can learn about their size, diet and other features. The engaging question-and-answer format will keep young readers entertained and help them to understand and retain all kinds of ocean-animal facts. This book is part of a series on ocean animals and was originally published as Could A Whale Swim To The Moon? It is available from Amazon. Get it here.

 

Die Wonderwêreld Van Goggas by Jaco Jacobs and Fanie Viljoen (R39,99, Lapa)

How many different kinds of insects and other creatures are there on earth? What is the most dangerous one on the planet? What happens in a beehive? You will get all the answers in this great fact book! It is full of fun facts and activities with full-colour photos that will help you to explore the wonderful world of ‘goggas’.

 

Kan ’n Haai Gimnastiek Doen? En Ander Vrae … by Aleksei Bitskoof and Camilla de la Bédoyère (R59,95, Human & Rousseau)

Imagine if a shark came to stay…. Join Great White Shark as he enjoys a braai, takes to the ski slopes and tries gymnastics. Along the way, discover just how big, powerful and toothy he really is! This book is part of a series on ocean animals and was originally published as Could A Shark Do Gymnastics? by QED Publishing, part of the Quarto Group, London. It is available from Amazon. Get it here.

 

Kan ’n Pikkewyn Fietsry? … En Ander Vrae by Aleksei Bitskoof and Camilla de la Bédoyère (R59,95, Human & Rousseau)

Imagine if a penguin came to stay…. Join King Penguin as he plays football, comes over for dinner and tries to ride a bike. Along the way, discover just how speedy, cute and greedy he really is. This book is part of a series on ocean animals and was originally published as Could A Penguin Ride A Bike? by QED Publishing, part of the Quarto Group, London. It is available from Amazon. Get it here.

 

Kan ’n Seekat ’n Wolkekrabber Klim? … En Ander Vrae by Aleksei Bitskoof and Camilla de la Bédoyère (R59,95, Human & Rousseau)

Imagine if an octopus came to stay…. Join Octopus as she goes to the doctor, buys new shoes and climbs a skyscraper. Along the way, discover just how bendy, brainy and brilliant she really is. This book is part of a series on ocean animals and was originally published as Could An Octopus Climb A Scyscraper? by QED Publishing, part of the Quarto Group, London. It is available from Amazon. Get it here.

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