A young-adult fantasy novel of good, evil, genetically engineered creatures, romance, blood, and the search for belonging.
Imagine a world without oil, where metals are only available if they can be salvaged or recycled. Imagine if coal was running out. It’s a world where armies no longer build metal monsters, but biological horrors. A world where genetic engineering has become the art of war.
This is 12-year-old Jothan’s world. Orphaned by a terrible accident, he dreams of leaving his uneventful life with his grandparents on the family’s griffin farm. However, when a catastrophic attack wipes out every homestead in The Zoological Zone, his world is turned upside down. He finds himself thrust into a story larger than he ever dreamed, embarking on a rough journey with a mysteriously appearing warrior to the fabled ‘Temple of Elohim’.
Paperback / 138 x 210 / 332 pages / Imagnary House
Bonbon and Blanket were firmest of friends from the moment they found each other. Bonbon was tiny and in need of some warmth; Blanket was a soft cosy cover. One day they were all on a picnic and Bonbon was down by the lake when a dog snatched Blanket and tried to make its escape.
written by Emily Child & illustrated by Maria Lebedeva
The Diddalum is something that everyone has deep within themselves. It comes from inside somewhere between your chest and your tummy. Sometimes it makes you strong or makes you want to sing. And sometimes it helps you say “I’m sure” even if you aren’t.
Tumi Letsatsiis a 15-year old living in Rondebosch, Cape Town. Her favourite colour is yellow, she’s still trying to figure out how not to dent her afro on the bus, and how one goes about “french kissing”. She stumbles across the magic of coding and creates an app called “Project Prep” that goes viral and rockets her and her friends to fame. But everything starts soon to fall apart.
Liefie is an incredibly heart-warming and humorous take on a family of otters, who have a surprise child born longafter their siblings! It explores maturity and growing up and understands family relations
A warm and inclusive picture book that celebrates the diversity in the world with humour and delight. Children can delight in discovering the incredible animals of the world, different people and cultures, and maybe just learn something about what it means to be kind.
A young girl with an over-active imagination is left confused as to what kind of creature she may be. She tries to her best to discover the answer by recalling the many creatures in storybooks and fairy tales. A clever book investigating complex topics, like identity, diversity, and existentialism.
written by B. D. Harris & illustrated by Megan Bird Late one night, Sam rolls off her bed and splash! Her entire room has flooded! Not just her room, but the whole house is filling up with water as the world floods outside. Confused and cold, Sam is rescued by a wise, little turtle called Neville, who takes her along the beautiful underwater highway, teaching her the ways of this watery world. Continue reading →
written by Kirsty Paxton & illustrated by Megan Lötter
What if your drawings magically came to life only to have the character turn out to be a rather demanding art critic! In this tale we follow an imaginative child who draws a giraffe out of chalk and is surprised when her creation comes to life.
written & illustrated by Jess Bosworth Smith Grumpy and miserable with his cold winter surroundings, the Straw Giant chases away all the other animals in his field… until the crow arrives and begins to leave the Straw Giant little gifts each morning. A sweet and subtle friendship emerges — but will the crow be able to last the winter? And will the Straw Giant be able to help him?