Graded Reader series – New tales from South Africa

This new series of graded readers combines stories, poems, drama and non-fiction texts to give children a balanced reading experience. The books are fun, will make children think and will help them read with confidence.

The material in the readers is supported by: 

  • Pre-reading activities 
  • Vocabulary lists of new and unfamiliar words that will help with comprehension and independent reading, and 
  • Beautiful illustrations that will enhance understanding and enjoyment.

The content of each book is developed around 1 theme.

All the fiction stories are original and new, written by South African authors and illustrators.

 Graded Reader series – New tales from South Africa 

 230 x 165 Soft cover 

 Pack price: R 704.00 incl.

New tales from South Africa 1
New tales from South Africa 2
New tales from South Africa 3
New tales from South Africa 4
New tales from South Africa 5
New tales from South Africa 6
New tales from South Africa 7
New tales from South Africa 8
New tales from South Africa 9
New tales from South Africa 10
ISBN 978-1920520083
ISBN 978-1920520090
ISBN 978-1920520106
ISBN 978-1920520113
ISBN 978-1920520120
ISBN 978-1920520137
ISBN 978-1920520144
ISBN 978-1920520151
ISBN 978-1920520168
ISBN 978-1920520175

Examples of pages from New Tales from SA

Contents of the 10 books

New Tales from South Africa 1 

  • Before you start reading 
  • Lucas Radebe – a short biography
  • Ecosystems of our world
  • Mawela and the cannibal
    A folk tale from Swaziland

New Tales from South Africa 2

  • Before you start reading
  • Muncha Buncha Lunch – a poem
  • Stars Cook up Lesson Plan to fight Obesity
  • Yemen children facing famine
  • Foods of the world
  • Thakadu’s appetite
    A fable from North-West Province

New Tales from South Africa 3

  • Before you start reading
  • Our heritage
  • Our National symbols
  • World Heritage Sites 
    Mapungubwe Cultural Landscape
    The Cradle of Humankind
  • The Theft of the Golden Sceptre
    Cartoon – historical fiction 
  • Princess Ndoniyamanzi
    A love story from KwaZulu-Natal

New Tales from South Africa 4

  • Before you start reading
  • A brief overview of publishing
  • Using colours in advertising
  • The rabbit and the horse
    A fable from Mpumalanga

New Tales from South Africa 5

  • Before you start reading
  • A brief overview of healthcare
  • Back from the dead
    A true story from KwaZulu-Natal

New Tales from South Africa 6

  • Before you start reading
  • Bullying – a cartoon
  • The Measure of a Man – a poem
  • The lunchbox – a play
  • The Gracious Moon
    A myth 
  • Saved by a stranger
    A cartoon about bullying

New Tales from South Africa 7 

  • Before you start reading
  • Future plans – a poem
  • The Hard Way – a poem 
  • Naughty Lizeka
    A true story from the Eastern Cape 
  • Life is so unfair!
  • Education for all – mission not yet accomplished 
  • Natalie du Toit – a biography

New Tales from South Africa 8 

  • Before you start reading
  • A limerick and a poem
  • The march of technology
  • Sandile and his computers
    A modern tale from Mpumalanga

New Tales from South Africa 9 

  • Before you start reading
  • Before I was a Mom – a poem
  • The doll
    A true story from the Eastern Cape 
  • Rich kid – a poem
  • A history of dolls

New Tales from South Africa 10 

  • Before you start reading
  • I can make a difference – a poem
  • Conservation of our renewable resources 
  • The tree on the mountain
    A legend from Cape Town