The harmony High Series
The series follows the lives of a group of teenagers attending a fictional township high school – Harmony High. The stories reflect their choices, struggles and triumphs. The paperbacks can fit into a pocket! Chapters are short and the language is accessible. Plots are built on tension and excitement. Harmony High books are positive, but not preachy. They are teen ‘soapies’ guaranteed to get young people hooked on reading…
More comments and praise...
Here’s some recent feedback from a teacher using some of our books in Imizamo Yethu, Hout Bay: “These students devour the books, love them, discuss them, internalise them, learn from them! It is opening their mind and they just Cannot Stop reading at all!”.
Ben Henderson, of the Rattray Foundation in KZN, says: “You seem to have hit a winning formula.”
The principal of Siyanda says “the kids are so enthusiastic about the books they are not even waiting to return them to the library before passing them on … your books have started what we hope will be a revolution.”
Sisipho Makambi loved Soccer Secrets: “Whew! That was breathtaking! I could literally see the story play out in front of my eyes.”
The Shadow Chasers Series
A trilogy that weaves African traditional folklore into a modern day quest. A feisty taxi boss’s daughter and her quirky friend enter the dreamworld and pit themselves against an army of shadows.
Nom and Zithembe’s lives are turned upside down when an Army of Shadows threatens everyone close to them. It’s the beginning of a quest that takes them to the dreamworld, and will change their lives forever.
Only the Shadow Chasers, with their magical knives, can save the world from the evil that lives in the dreamworld. Now the powerful Oyo has a Shadow Chasers knife … and only the cleverest and bravest can withstand the Flame of Truth to win it back from her.
“Deliciously creepy, fast, fun and a blast to read. Get this for the reluctant reader in your life right now!”
– Sarah Lotz, author of Day Four and The Three
Mondli is captain of Sandview A Under 17 and is doing his best to lead his team. But when the competing demands of home and team cause clashes in his life, Mondli realises just what leadership is really about.
“I think the book is fantastic and I loved it. It’s awesome and I think it could be one of my favourite series.”
Young Adult Trade
Cover2Cover has started a new trade fiction division. It is very pleased to be publishing the work of exciting new South African writers, such as Sonwabiso Ngcowa alongside new work by best-selling novelist Dianne Case.
An anthology of short fiction, poetry, narrative journalism and extracts from novels and memoirs which frames local literature as a lens through which to engage with South Africa’s past. The collection was put together and edited by Equal Education.
Cover2Cover, in association with The FunDza Literacy Trust, is publishing anthologies of short stories originally published on FunDza’s Mobi network.
“Ow, mahn. What a lovely story with a strong message …”
Here is a collection of blogs, stories, poems, and articles to get you thinking, talking, laughing – and crying. These popular pieces have been selected from FunDza’s mobi site. Each piece also has discussion and writing activities for reading clubs and classes.
FunDza celebrates young writers. Between June and December 2013, five of South Africa’s best authors teamed up with five talented young writers to bring you this anthology of fast-paced, exciting short stories. From romance and heartache, to mystery and crime, these stories have something thrilling for every reader.
Contemporary novels for second language English readers.
These short stories bring human rights to life in an engaging and accessible way. Perfect for teachers and facilitators. Sold in packs.
Activity books provide teachers and reading group assistants with ideas on how to use the books in the classroom.
The Harmony High Activity Book provides teachers and reading group assistants with ideas on how to use the book to develop students’ reading, writing, thinking and speaking skills. They include contextual questions and discussions, debating topics, writing activities and other exercises based on the books in the Harmony High series.
Publications available in other official South African languages.
Cover2Cover Books is delighted to announce the publication of an anthology of short stories written in isiXhosa, Akusayi Kuphinda, by emerging author Sonwabiso Ngcowa. Sonwabiso’s first novel, In Search of Happiness, was published by us in 2014, and a translation of the novel was also published in Germany.