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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.”

Pre-order 'The Brave Turtle'

Pre-order your copy of The Brave Turtle by B. D. Harris and Megan Bird today, and be one of the first to receive this inspired book.

The Brave Turtle is a children's chapter book about family, bravery, and written with a great respect for our country's wild waters, subtly tackling 'water disaster management' for kids. 

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. 

This book is commissioned and inspired by National Sea Rescue Initiative (NSRI). Profits from this book run back into NSRI, for further sea-inspired projects that benefit children and our country's youth. 

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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
A Bumble Buzz at Cape Town Central Library

A Bumble Buzz at Cape Town Central Library

Bumble Buzz Storytelling is back at the Central Library, and this time in a new venue. If you haven't gone away for the long weekend, here's a great way to entertain the kids. Come and join us at the American Corner for an hour of fun stories read by Aunty B and our talented librarians. A tasty feast of stories to delight both children and adults. 
April 23, 2018 by Beryl Eichenberger