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Twee nuwe titels in Holly Webb se gewilde Lana en Rakker-reeks tref die rakke

Lana en Rakker 5: Vakansie By Die See

Lana en haar gesin gaan die vakansie by haar ouma-hulle kuier. Dit is by die see en Ouma beplan hope prettige dinge vir die vakansie. Sy is egter baie gesteld daarop dat haar huis netjies moet wees; dit gaan nogal moeilik wees met Rakker in die omtrek! Kan Rakker dit regkry om Ouma se hart te steel voor sy so vies word dat sy hom terug huistoe stuur?

Vakansie by die see is die vyfde boek in ’n reeks van agt boeke.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Lana en Rakker 6: Rakker se prettige Kersfees

Die diereskuiling, Vierpotige Vriende, hou Kersfees om geld in te samel. Daar gaan stalletjies wees met heerlike eetgoed, oulike geskenke – en selfs speelgoed vir honde! Lana voel jammer vir die honde wat nie huise het nie en beplan om saam met Rakker te gaan Kersliedjies sing. Met sy oulike Kersvader-hoed gaan hy beslis hope harte steel en baie geld vir liefdadigheid insamel. Ongelukkig verloop dinge nie volgens plan nie.

Rakker se prettige Kersfees is die sesde in ’n reeks van agt boeke.
 
 
 
 
 

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Die filmverwerking van Vaselinetjie begin binnekort draai. Lees dié besondere roman weer voor jy dit gaan kyk.

Sy is Helena Bosman van die Noord-Kaap, maar Oupa en Oumie noem haar sommer Vaselinetjie.

Sy is hulle hart se punt, tot Vaselinetjie tien jaar oud is en die Welsyn haar laat wegstuur na die kosskool in Gauteng. Want sy is wit en kan nie haar bruin oupa en ouma se regte kleinkind wees nie.

Dit is 1993 en Suid-Afrika staan op die rand van ‘n nuwe politieke bestel. Soos die land verander, so word Vaselinetjie ook in die vreemde, ongenaakbare weeshuiswêreld ‘n jong vrou.

Vaselinetjie is tegelyk ‘n huil-mooi liefdesverhaal en ‘n roman oor grootword in ‘n kinderhuis. Soos in haar debuutroman, Annerkant die longdrop, skryf Von Meck oor ‘n omgewing wat sy deur en deur kén. [...] Dit is ‘n storie wat jy kan onthou en oorvertel, en wat vir lank nog met jou sal bly gesels voordat jy snags jou oë toemaak.” Willemien Brümmer in Die Burger

Anoeschka von Meck het in 1998 verras met haar debuutroman, Annerkant die longdrop. Hierdie boek, wat gegrond is op haar werklike ervarings as kinderversorger by ‘n kinderhuis, bring ‘n wêreld onder woorde wat aan min mense bekend is. Vaselinetjie is onvergeetlik.

Die filmverwerking van Vaselinetjie begin 22 September in teaters draai. Kyk solank die lokprent hier:

Vaselinetjie

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Annerkant die longdrop

Walter raak op die vreemdste plekke aan die slaap en niks of niemand kan hom wakker maak nie. Dan gebeur iets verrassends...

Word wakker, Walter
Walter raak op die vreemdste plekke aan die slaap; in die middel van ’n hewige storm, in die swembad, selfs op sy eie verjaarsdagpartytjie. Sy bekommerde ouers sleep hom na allerhande dokters toe en probeer alles om hom wakker te maak – van gruwelike spinnekoppe en ’n groot blaasorkes van 65 musikante. Maar niks of niemand kan hom wakker maak nie. Dan gebeur daar egter iets verrassends. ’n Prettige prenteboek oor slaap met groot illustrasies en treffende moderne ontwerp deur Pieter Gaudesaboos.

Pieter Gaudesaboos werk in België as illustreerder, ontwerper en skrywer. Hy val op deur sy gevarieerde, unieke styl. Sy boek Linus het De Gouden Uil Jeugliteratuurprys van 2008 gewen. Mannetje Koek schrijt een boek is met ’n boekepluim bekroon. Hy illustreer onder andere ook Tommie en die toringhoë toebroodjie, in 2000 deur Protea Boekhuis gepubliseer.

Lorraine Francis is gebore in Athlone, Ierland. Sy was ook die skrywer van Tommie en die toringhoë toebroodjie, in 2000 deur Protea Boekhuis gepubliseer. Sy werk meermale saam met Pieter Gaudesaboos.

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"Children are not colour-blind" - Mylo Freeman on racial diversity in children's books

Mylo Freeman

 
The Dutch author Mylo Freeman, who gained recognition for her Princess Arabella-series, which features a black princess as main character, recently wrote a piece for The Guardian on how the struggle for diversity in children’s literature still has a long way to go:

I’m a black Dutch author and illustrator of picture books and I’d like to tell you something about my work. The idea for my main character Princess Arabella came from a story I heard about a little black girl who was offered the role of princess in a school play, which she declined, simply because she didn’t believe that a princess could be black. I decided then and there it was high time for a black princess to appear in a picture book! Once the book was finished I had to look for a publisher of course. After some research I thought Eenhoorn, a Belgian publisher, would be the best candidate. I wrapped all the illustrations carefully and sent them by mail to Belgium. After that it was just a matter of waiting for a response…

“It was a rainy day,” my publisher told me later. “I had just attended what was supposed to be a meeting to celebrate an organization that provides books for children who are having difficulties learning Dutch as a second language. They were mainly children from a Moroccan background”. The books my publisher brought to read to them didn’t relate to them at all. Frustrated and disappointed she returned to the office only to find my first manuscript and illustrations for Princess Arabella carefully wrapped at her desk!

This was 10 years ago and now there are 10 Arabella books published and more to come! Princess Arabella’s Birthday was very well received, won prizes and was translated into many languages. However when it came to selling the rights to the US things got complicated. “It’s her hair”, white American publishers whispered, embarrassed, “her hair looks uncombed, our audiences will be offended”. I was baffled, how could Arabella’s and her mum the queen’s hair be offensive to anyone? I modelled it after traditional African hairstyles after all?

 
This of course had everything to do with African American history. A history marked by slavery and where generations after still reflected the white dominant culture. However, there has been a trend going on for some time now for black women to have their own natural hairstyles. And it seems that women nowadays get to make a choice as how to wear their hair and not out of an imposed sense of social pressure.

Continue reading here.

Princess Arabella’s Birthday
‘Once upon a time, there was a little princess called Arabella. She lived in a big palace with her father, the King, and her mother, the Queen. It was nearly Arabella’s birthday. But what do you give a little princess who already has everything?’Ruby-encrusted roller skates, a golden bicycle, a stuffed mouse, a cuddly mouse, a tea set, a doll’s pram carriage? No, Princess Arabella wants something different for her birthday: an elephant.But will she get what she wants?

Princess Arabella Mixes Colours
Princess Arabella thinks her room is boring. So she decides she’s going to do something about that – all by herself. She mixes up some paint and in no time at all her room looks fabulous.The latest book about the popular little Princess Arabella, with fun information about mixing colours.

Princess Arabella's Birthday

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Princess Arabella Mixes Colours

Take a peek into Jude Daly's beautifully illustrated animal fable from India

What is an elephant really like? Six blind mice scamper out of their mouse-hole to find out – and come up with six very different ideas! Is an elephant like a wall? A tree? A spear? A fan? A snake or a rope? Children will love to help the six blind mice discover the true wonder of an elephant in this beautifully illustrated animal fable from India.

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Six Blind Mice and an Elephant

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Blaai deur Ros Haden en Tony Pinchuck se besonderse Die Apies se Dieretrein

Olifant ontvang ‘n uitnodiging na die apies se partytjie by Kokosneutbaai en klim dadelik in sy stoomenjin vir ‘n avontuurlike reis oor die hele Afrika-kontinent! By elke stasie klim nog meer diere op die trein. Hulle speel, stry en vertel stories op die langpad … Die rymende teks en asemrowende, kleurvolle illustrasies wat die wilde diere van Afrika in fantasmagoriese glorie uitbeeld, gaan kinders vasgenael hou. Perfek vir voorlees.


 
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Die Apies se Dieretrein

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