All The Books

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Blog 13

Dear Readers,

I thought that today’s blog post should be an introduction to all the books that I have written so far.

Let’s get into it… 

Sophia’s Safari: An African Animal Alphabet Series (22 book set)

These are the first books I wrote. I actually wrote them for Sophia when she started grade 1 to introduce the alphabet to her in a more fun, relatable way. My family and a few close friends saw them and said that I should share them with the world…and so, here we are.

Embark on an educational journey through the African bushveld with Sophia and her family as they head out and explore the bush. This captivating collection of 22 stories takes readers on a thrilling adventure, introducing them to a diverse array of African animals from A to Z. From majestic lions to playful meerkats, each story not only entertains but also educates, shedding light on the importance of wildlife conservation and the beauty of nature.

Once I had written books about Sophia, my little boy, Asher, also wanted his own books and so Asher’s series was born. In sticking with what ‘little wild boys’ would want to read, a selection of survival, adventure books were made.

Asher’s Survival Guide

Prepare to venture into the heart of the African bushveld with Asher’s Survival Guide. Specifically designed for South African kids, this comprehensive handbook equips young adventurers with the knowledge and skills they need to thrive in the wilderness. From building shelters to identifying edible plants, each page is filled with practical tips, interactive activities, and fascinating insights into the natural world. Complete with a map, stickers, and an ecology handbook for recording observations, Asher’s Survival Guide is the ultimate companion for outdoor exploration.

Asher’s Amazing Adventure

Join Asher, his friend, Sfiso, and their trusty dog Tracker on an unforgettable farm adventure where you get to choose the outcome! In Asher’s Amazing Adventure, readers are invited to participate in the story, making decisions that will shape the course of their journey. Along the way, they’ll encounter obstacles and learn valuable lessons about teamwork, resilience, and friendship. With multiple endings to discover, this interactive tale offers endless opportunities for creativity and imagination.

At this point, Asher was also learning to read, so a set of readers about him on the farm were created to get a busy little boy to sit still for two seconds and read.

Fun on the Farm Readers for Grade 1

A set of 26 A5 readers from A – Z for grade 1 learners. Fun stories about Asher on the farm while learning sight words and focusing on letter recognition.

Now that Asher is learning phonics, it is only apt that a phonics set of readers are made to join the collection of educational, relatable, reading books.

Fun on the Farm Phonic Readers for Grade 2

A brand new set of readers for grade 2 learners, learning the difference phonic sounds. The first 6 books are available now with more to come to the set.

And then Isla-Mae needed her series too… Isla-Mae loves insects. Like, REALLY loves them.

Isla-Mae’s Imagination Series

Let your imagination soar with Isla-Mae as she embarks on a series of whimsical adventures filled with laughter, wonder, and delightful surprises. From encountering mythical creatures and interesting insects, with interesting colours and interesting features, beyond imagination, each rhyming story in Isla-Mae’s Imagination Series is a joyful celebration of creativity and curiosity. Perfect for bedtime reading or storytelling sessions, these charming tales are sure to capture the hearts of young readers and inspire them to dream big.

Because we travel and explore often and I have been visiting the Kruger Park since I was a little girl, and now with my three children at least 3 – 4 times a year for the past 11 years, a Kruger Guide for Kids was definitely a must-do project!

Kruger Park Guides (English & Afrikaans)

Prepare for the ultimate safari experience with the comprehensive Kruger Park Guides. Whether you’re planning your first visit or seeking to enhance your understanding of this iconic national park, these guides are packed with everything you need to know. From wildlife spotting tips to suggested itineraries, activities, and insider secrets, each guide is designed to help you make the most of your Kruger Park adventure. With detailed maps, handy checklists, and interactive features like stickers and activities, our guides are your ticket to an unforgettable safari experience.

Bushveld Field Guide (English & Afrikaans)

A handy-dandy A5 guide with stickers for any bushveld holiday.

Marine Guide

Dive into the fascinating world of marine life with our informative Marine Guide. From the rocky shores to the vibrant coral reefs, South Africa’s coastal waters are teeming with biodiversity and natural beauty. Our guide offers a glimpse into this underwater world, providing insights into marine ecosystems and coastal habitats, species identification, and conservation efforts.

African Shenanigans (Foreword by Tony Park)

Released in the beginning of this year, and possibly one of my favourite projects to date, the African Shenanigan book is pretty epic! Join three explorers (Sophia, Asher and Isla-Mae) on an epic journey across the African continent in African Shenanigans. From the deserts of Namibia to the rainforests of Congo, this informative and entertaining book chronicles the adventures of three children as they travel through every country in Africa. Packed with fun facts, colorful illustrations, and interactive features, African Shenanigans is a delightful introduction to the diverse cultures, landscapes, and wildlife of the world’s second-largest continent.

Outdoor Explorer Journal

Get the kids excited about exploring the outdoors with this awesome nature journal. It’s filled with loads of pages to document your findings, outdoor activities and so much more.

Conservation Book

Gain a deeper understanding of conservation efforts and environmental stewardship with my dedicated Conservation Book. Packed with fascinating facts, and stunning visuals, this book explores the critical issues facing our planet’s ecosystems and the various ways individuals can contribute to conservation efforts. Whether you’re passionate about protecting endangered species or preserving natural habitats, this book serves as a valuable resource for anyone looking to make a positive impact on the world around them.

PDF Downloads

Explore our selection of downloadable resources, including “Start Birding in Your Garden for Kids,” a fun and educational guide to birdwatching right in your own backyard. Perfect for budding naturalists, this PDF is filled with tips for attracting birds, identifying common species, and keeping track of your sightings.

For long road trips, our “Car Activity Pack” is a lifesaver, packed with games, puzzles, and activities to keep kids entertained for hours on end, this PDF is sure to make traveling fun and stress-free for the whole family.

And don’t forget to stock up on my handy notepads, perfect for jotting down notes. A variety of different designs to choose from, there’s something for everything. Makes a beautiful gift too.

In the next post I will spill the tea on all the projects coming up…

Thank you for joining me on this journey. Here’s to the magic of imagination and the power of words to inspire, educate, and uplift.

With warmest regards,


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