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  • 4 stars across 29 books
    NIKI DALY has won many awards for his exuberant work. His groundbreaking Not So fast Songololo (ISBN 9780711217652), winner of a U.S Parent's Choice Award, paved the way for post-apartheid South African children's books. Since then, he has been published across the globe and has visited and presented talks in several countries. Among his many Frances Lincoln books, Once Upon a Time (ISBN 9780711219939) was an Honor Winner in the US Children's Africana Book Awards of 2004. Jamela's Dress (ISBN 9780711214491) - first in the Jamela series - was another milestone book, chosen by the ALA as a Notable Children's Book and by Booklist as one of the Top 10 African American Picture Books of 2000, and winning both the Children's Literature Choice Award and the Parent's Choice Silver Award. Niki lives with his wife, the illustrator Jude Daly, in Mowbray, a bustling Cape Town suburb.
    1st June 2012

    Operation Itchy Bum

    Alistair D'Arcy McDermott has a great mum and a great dad who love him very much ...but aren't so keen on each other. He... More

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    7th January 2016

    Nicholas and the Wild Ones

    How do you deal with a bunch of "wild ones" on your first day at school? Nicholas is faced with a gang of bullies incl... More

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    3rd August 2000

    PAS POOPY CHAIR

    Pa buys a new chair. It looks fine but whenever anyone sits on it, the strangest sound comes out. Bono and Brenda think ... More

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    8th January 2001

    Yebo, Jamela!

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    1st August 2004

    Once Upon a Time

    When Sarie's teacher says, "Children, take out your reading books," a sick feeling grips Sarie. The words trip up her to... More

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    1st January 2007

    Ruby Sings the Blues

    Ruby is so loud, she drives everyone crazy. When her teacher suggests that Ruby might make life easier by turning down t... More

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    1st October 2001

    Not So Fast Songololo

    A touching tale of young and old, full of the colours and smells of an African township. Songololo goes into the city wi... More

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    1st May 2005

    Where'S Jamela?

    Mama and Gogo are tremendously excited about the new house they are moving to, but Jamela likes where they are and doesn... More

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    1st January 2005

    Jamela's Dress Big Book

    Mama is very pleased with the dress material she has bought for Thelma's wedding. Jamela can't resist wrapping the mater... More

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    1st July 2014

    Little Hands Books 3: Animals, Bugs, Opposites, Playtime

    These new board book sets are written and illustrated by Niki Daly and Jude Daly, both of whom are locally and internati... More

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