Our Latest Kids and YA Books

We Publish Kids Books & YA Books

Imagnary House is a boutique publisher and bookstore with a special focus on children’s books. We have a big heart for children’s literacy and imaginations in South Africa. One day, we hope to make the children's books that we love available in every part of our beautiful country. Because, we believe that enjoying the ability to read is the right of a child from all languages, areas and cultures. 

“We believe that beautiful books, made of imaginative illustrations and meaningful stories, become collectables. They are a legacy of childhood to be passed onto our children, and to their children. The touch of a book, the feel and smell of the paper, being able to interact with each page is something that ignites the imagination and stays with the child forever, creating a lifelong love for imaginative story.”

Support 'The Brave Turtle'

The Brave Turtle, by B. D. Harris and Megan Bird, is a children's chapter book about family, bravery, and written with a great respect for our country's wild waters. 
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Support 'The New Girl Code'

The New Girl Code, by Niki Smit and edited by Buhle Ngaba, is a teen novel about coming of age, the tech world, and what it means to be a South African teen. 
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Local Kids Books

Local Teen & YA Books


We're Hiring! PA to Publisher 📚 [closed]

We're Hiring! PA to Publisher 📚 [closed]

As personal assistant, you’ll provide administrative support to our Publisher. Because of this, you’ll be responsible for a large range of tasks, from human resources, to author liaisons, diary-management, event management, communications, and still other smaller tasks.
October 01, 2018 by Imagnary House
Our 2018 Call for Submissions

Our 2018 Call for Submissions

We are a boutique publishing house for kids' books and young-adult literature in South Africa. Aaaaaand, jumpin' jiminy! We're calling for submissions. Our priority this year is to find young-adult fantasy, science-fiction, and alternative history novels. We're also looking for children's chapter books and picture books that are sophisticated, fun and imaginative. We are not looking for educational, didactic, or moral-focused stories.
June 07, 2018 by Imagnary House
Book Launch: The Straw Giant and the Crow

Book Launch: The Straw Giant and the Crow

Join us as we launch The Straw Giant and the Crow, a truly heartfelt and off-the-wall story of unlikely friendships and of what love really means. Author and artist Jess Bosworth Smith will be doing a live reading of the book, with some fun straw activities to be had at the same time.
May 24, 2018 by Imagnary House