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The Adventures of Pinocchio

by Carlo Collodi

The lonely woodcarver Geppetto carves himself a son—a mischievous puppet he names Pinocchio who learns that he can become a real boy by doing good deeds.

Aesop's Fables

by Aesop

It is believed that Aesop was a slave who lived in ancient Greece between 620 and 560 B.C. This illustrated collection contains 110 of his celebrated fables.

Aesop's Fables

by Aesop

It is believed that Aesop was a slave who lived in ancient Greece between 620 and 560 B.C. This illustrated collection contains 110 of his celebrated fables.

Aesop's Fables

by Aesop Arthur Rackham V. S. Vernon Jones

Aesop's Fables is a collection of instructive short stories, typically ending with a moral lesson. Some fables, such as "The Fox and the Crow" or "The North Wind and the Sun", have been popular for centuries.

Afrikaans Huistaal Graad 1

by Siyavula

A South African textbook.

Afrikaans Huistaal Graad 1

by Siyavula

A South African textbook.

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

by Lewis Carroll

Alice is a young, curious girl who is stumbles in to fantastical Wonderland after following the White Rabbit down a rabbit hole. Once in Wonderland, Alice finds encounters an array of memorable characters such as the Cheshire Cat, the Mad Hatter, the Caterpillar and the Queen of Hearts as she tries to navigate through a strange land where absurdity and nonsense reign supreme. A delightful tale that has entertained adults and children for over 150 years it is also the basis for numerous plays and films.

Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ.

by Lew Wallace

A Jewish nobleman embraces the Christian faith after witnessing the life and death of Jesus Christ. When Judah Ben-Hur is falsely accused of attempting to assassinate a Roman governor, he is imprisoned and enslaved, and his family's property is forfeited to the government. Bent on revenge against his accuser, his childhood friend Massala, Ben-Hur works to attain his freedom, but upon his return journey encounters the Christ, who teaches Ben-Hur the power of forgiveness.

Birthday Surprise

by Izabella Hearn

A Birthday Surprise is a moving story about children who surprise their teacher on her birthday. The activities in the reader provide an opportunity for deeper participation in the areas of language as well as the content of the story. This story is part of the Boma reading scheme which offers young leaners enjoyable and interesting readers that allow them to practise the language structures of the primary syllabus in a step-by-step fashion. This story is part of the level 1 readers suitable for learners in their first year of school. An accompanying Teacher's Guide is available. Each reader in the Boma series focusses on specific language structures and vocabulary prescribed in the syllabus and required for learning at this level. The author of this series Izabella Hearn is a renowned author of children's readers and language books. She has published extensively. The Bomas series, as well as being true to the primary syllabus in a very structured and deliberate way, also provides the teachers and learners with a variety of activities which add richness to the texts and focus on the areas that are prescribed in the curriculum. The series as a whole has a very carefully thought out set of titles in order to give a pan world quality to the materials but without losing its quality and appropriateness to the child.

Bug Club Comprehension Year 6 A Tsunami Unfolds (PDF)

by Susan Korman Kimiko Kajikawa

The 2011 Japanese tsunami was one of the most powerful natural disasters ever recorded. What was it like to be there, and what happened next'. Track the tsunami through the experiences of people who lived through this extraordinary event.

Collins Big Cat: Rebecca at the Funfair (PDF)

by Frances Ridley

Band 03/Yellow. Rebecca went to the funfair with mum and dad. She didn't like the hall of mirrors, and the rollercoaster made her turn green - but when she won lots of prizes on a stall, she decided that she liked it after all! The funny illustrations show Rebecca's gradual change of opinion, and include lots of details for early readers to talk about. * Yellow (Band 3) books offer varied sentence structure and natural langauge. This book is told in rhyme. * Text type - A story with a familiar setting. * A map of the fair is included on pages 14 and 15 which can be used to check comprehension. * Curriculum links - Maths: Shape, space and measures. * This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery

English First Additional Language Grade 1

by Siyavula

An open source textbook for South Africa.

English Home Language Grade 1

by Siyavula

An open source textbook for South Africa.

Finance and the Good Society

by Robert J. Shiller

The reputation of the financial industry could hardly be worse than it is today in the painful aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis. New York Times best-selling economist Robert Shiller is no apologist for the sins of finance--he is probably the only person to have predicted both the stock market bubble of 2000 and the real estate bubble that led up to the subprime mortgage meltdown. But in this important and timely book, Shiller argues that, rather than condemning finance, we need to reclaim it for the common good. He makes a powerful case for recognizing that finance, far from being a parasite on society, is one of the most powerful tools we have for solving our common problems and increasing the general well-being. We need more financial innovation--not less--and finance should play a larger role in helping society achieve its goals. Challenging the public and its leaders to rethink finance and its role in society, Shiller argues that finance should be defined not merely as the manipulation of money or the management of risk but as the stewardship of society's assets. He explains how people in financial careers--from CEO, investment manager, and banker to insurer, lawyer, and regulator--can and do manage, protect, and increase these assets. He describes how finance has historically contributed to the good of society through inventions such as insurance, mortgages, savings accounts, and pensions, and argues that we need to envision new ways to rechannel financial creativity to benefit society as a whole. Ultimately, Shiller shows how society can once again harness the power of finance for the greater good.

Hairy Maclary's Bone (PDF)

by Lynley Dodd

Hairy Maclary's Bone is a hilarious rhyming story. This favorite chronicles the escapades of our hero Hairy and his crew of five kooky canines. Here every dog-from big-as-a-horse Hercules Morse to Schnitzel von Krumm with the very low tum-tries to have his day with HAIRY MACLARY'S BONE, but guess who triumphs!

Happy Maths 2: Shapes and Data

by Mala Kumar Angie Upesh

Sankhya and Ganith learn that different shapes have different properties.

How Are You Feeling Today Baby Bear?: Exploring Big Feelings After Living in a Stormy Home

by Laurence Jackson Jane Evans

Baby Bear lives in a home with the Big Bears, and loves to chase butterflies and make mud pies - they make Baby Bear's tummy fill with sunshine. Then, one night, Baby Bear hears a big storm downstairs in the house and in the morning, Baby Bear's tummy starts to feel grey and rainy. How will such a small bear cope with these big new feelings? This sensitive, charming storybook is written to help children who have lived with violence at home to begin to explore and name their feelings. Accompanied by notes for adults on how to use each page of the story to start conversations, it also features fun games and activities to help to understand and express difficult emotions. It will be a useful book for social workers, counsellors, domestic violence workers and all grown-ups working with children.

How the Frog got Big Eyes

by Wambui Wang'Ombe

"One day the frog was hopping around.”One two three,...... hop, four five six jump, seven eight--!!” The frog hit an object. “Ouch! What is this?”"

A Little Maid of Mohawk Valley

by Alice Turner Curtis

In May 1777, little Joanne Clarke and her friend Nancy Wagner are taken captive by a Native American, an ally of the British army. They are left in the woods where they find the Indian's pouch containing a letter with valuable information to the American Army at Albany.

A Little Maid of Old New York

by Alice Turner Curtis

Originally published in 1921, this historical novel is set in 1783 at a time when British soldiers were still in control of New York City. It is a story of the adventures of a courageous loyal American girl, Annette Vincent, and her best friend, a Tory.

A Little Maid of Ticonderoga

by Alice Turner Curtis

This is the story of a little girl whose home was among the Green Mountains of Vermont, then known as "The Wilderness," at the beginning of the American Revolution; and at the time when Ethan Allen and his brave soldiers were on guard to defend their rights.

Luna's Red Hat: An Illustrated Storybook to Help Children Cope with Loss and Suicide (PDF)

by Emmi Smid Dr Riet Fiddelaers-Jaspers

It is a beautiful spring day, and Luna is having a picnic in the park with her family, wearing her Mum's red hat. Luna's Mum died one year ago and she still finds it difficult to understand why. She feels that it may have been her fault and worries that her Dad might leave her in the same way. Her Dad talks to her to explain what happened and together they think about all the happy memories they have of Mum. This beautifully-illustrated storybook is designed as a tool to be read with children aged 6+ who have experienced the loss of a loved one by suicide. Suicide always causes shock, not just for the family members but for everyone around them, and children also have to deal with these feelings. The book approaches the subject sensitively and includes a guide for parents and professionals by bereavement expert, Dr Riet Fiddelaers-Jaspers. It will be of interest to anyone working with, or caring for, children bereaved by suicide, including bereavement counsellors, social workers and school staff, as well as parents, carers and other family members.

Marafiki Watatu

by Ann Muthoni

"Nguruum! Nguruum! mbuzi wangu mmoja hayupo. Je nani anayejua alipo? Ni nani aliyemwona?” Mfalme Simba akauliza kwa hasira.

Mathematics Grade 1

by Siyavula

An open source textbook for South Africa.

My Body

by Izabella Hearn

the themes of the science syllabus: the body, health and hygiene. This reader can be clearly identified as being of a different genre from the fictional stories and children will have the opportunity of being exposed to facts in a style that is instructive as it is engaging. Activities throughout the story enable children to participate and comment on the story. This story is part of the Boma reading scheme which offers young leaners enjoyable and interesting readers that allow them to practise the language structures of the primary syllabus in a step-by-step fashion. This story is part of the level 1 readers suitable for learners in their first year of school. An accompanying Teacher's Guide is available. Each reader in the Boma series focusses on specific language structures and vocubulary prescibed in the syllabus and required for learning at this level. The author of this series Izabella Hearn is a renowned author of children's readers and language books. She has published extensively. The Bomas series, as well as being true to the primary syllabus in a very strucured and deliberate way, also provides the teachers and learners with a variety of activities which add richness to the texts and focus on the areas that are prescribed in the curriculum. The series as a whole has a very carefully thought out set of titles in order to give a pan world quality to the materials but without losing its quality and appropriateness to the child.

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