Books for Kids and Teens

Thu May 24, 2012 9:09 am

The White Giraffe

- Lauren St. John
- ISBN 9781842555637

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Martine is eleven when she goes to live on a game reserve in Africa, a place where mysteries and secrets abound, where the magic of the country casts all sorts of spells. One night Martine looks out of her window and sees a young giraffe, silver tinged with cinnamon. In that instant she knows that she is prepared to risk everything for it.

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Thu May 24, 2012 9:09 am

The Dolphin Song

- Lauren St. John
- ISBN 9781842556115

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Disaster strikes a school trip, leaving Martine and her classmates swimming in shark-infested waters, until dolphins guide them to an island.
Here they must learn to survive. Will Martine's secret gift allow to help not only her classmates but also the dolphins when danger threatens them? And will those be with her when she needs them most?

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Thu May 24, 2012 9:10 am

The Last Leopard

- Lauren St. John
- ISBN 9781842555347

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Martine is looking forward to the holidays and riding Jemmy, her white giraffe, until an accident sends her and Ben on a journey to the Matobo Hills in Zimbabwe. There nothing is what it seems. When they uncover a plot in which the fate of a magnificent leopard and the lost treasure of an African King are mysteriously linked, their friendship faces its greatest test.

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Thu May 24, 2012 9:10 am

The Elephant's Tale

- Lauren St. John
- ISBN 9781842557853

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When a stranger threatens Martine's home and her white giraffe, Jemmy, she is determined to try everything in her power to save them. To do that she and her best frined Ben must risk everything by travelling to the Namibian desert where they uncover a plot so sinister that it threatens the existence of every animal and human in the land.

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Thu May 24, 2012 9:10 am

Mogo, the Third Warthog

- Donna Jo Napoli
- ISBN 9781423108160

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Mogo may be the runt of the litter but he's determined to make it in the tough African savanna. When he and his two brothers are cast out of their burrow in order to make space for a new litter, it's time for them each to venture out and start a new life. But the savanna is full of dangerous predators and Mogo's siblings may not have what it takes to survive. On his own, Mogo must learn to battle lions, cheetahs and wild dogs.

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Thu May 24, 2012 9:10 am

The Butterfly Lion

- Michael Morpurgo
- ISBN 9780007317356

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After Bertie rescues an orphaned lion cub from the African veld, they are inseparable until Bertie is sent to boarding school far away in England and the lion is sold to a circus. Bertie swears that one day they will see one another again, but it is the butterfly lion that ensures that their friendship will never be forgotten.

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Thu May 24, 2012 9:11 am

An Elephant in the Garden

- Michael Morpurgo
- ISBN 9780312593698

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Lizzie and Karl’s mother is a zoo keeper; the family has become attached to an orphaned elephant named Marlene, who will be destroyed as a precautionary measure so she and the other animals don’t run wild should the zoo be hit by bombs. The family persuades the zoo director to let Marlene stay in their garden instead. When the city is bombed, the family flees with thousands of others, but how can they walk the same route when they have an elephant in tow, and keep themselves safe? Along the way, they meet Peter, a Canadian navigator who risks his own capture to save the family.

As Michael Morpurgo writes in an author’s note, An Elephant in the Garden is inspired by historical truths, and by his admiration for elephants, “the noblest and wisest and most sensitive of all creatures.”

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Thu May 24, 2012 9:11 am

Bongi's Quest

- Chris Daniel
- ASIN: B0076PEMAQ

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This, the first in a series of books aimed at giving our youth a foundation of African Animal knowledge, deals with the plight of the Rhinos in Africa. Bongi goes on a journey to find out what happened to his Uncles' horn and eventually finds out the horrible truth. In educating our children, hopefully they can initiate adults to assist in the struggle to end this futile poaching for unsubstantiated medicinal uses in the east.

‘Bongi’s Quest’ has proved a huge success since its launch, but the biggest breakthrough is that the book has recently been taken up in Hong Kong.

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Thu May 24, 2012 9:12 am

iThemba the Rhino

- Lulu & Tee
- ISBN 9780620524032

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iThemba is the Xhosa word for Hope.

With rhino poaching a serious threat to our rhino populations, it is up to our two-ton heroine, iThemba, and her game-ranger friend Joe, to save her skin - and her horn - when poachers come calling. Kids will love how iThemba and Joe foil the wicked horn hunters one dark night in an exciting tale which is loosely based on the real-life arrest of rhino poachers in the Kruger Park, and learning more about these magnificent creatures along the way.

Where there is life, there is hope. This book was written to teach children about our rhino. That rhino horn is made of Keratin, exactly the same as our hair and nails - it has no magical or medicinal properties.

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Thu May 24, 2012 9:12 am

Kamadejo wrote:A Lion called Christian

- Anthony Bourke & John Rendall
- ISBN 978-1905775927

(German: Der Löwe Christian / ISBN 9783809025801)

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Extensive reading improves fluency and there is a real need in the ELT classroom for contemporary graded material that will stimulate students. In 2008, YouTube.com showed an extraordinary clip of the reunion between two young men and their pet lion in Kenya. It was watched by millions of people around the world. "A Lion Called Christian" is the true story of two Australians who bought a pet lion cub called Christian in the 1970s and his subsequent journey to his rightful home in the wild.