Pre-order your Book Dash books at low prices!
As you may know, from time to time Book Dash has a pooled procurement project, where we offer quality authentic children's story books in different South African languages in a Collaborative Print Run, where everyone's small orders add up to a large enough volume of books to help us achieve economies of scale, and very low prices for all.

We do this because giving books to young children to love and own has been shown to make a huge difference to the development of their literacy skills, their socio-emotional skills, their level of school-readiness, and their future in general. And we want to make giving books as affordable as possible for you and your organisation.

We're offering books that are in the standard Book Dash book format at R10 a copy, as well as a few titles in the "Baby Book" format which is durable, and suitable for very young children (0-2 years). These books are the same size as the other Book Dash books (15cm x 15cm), but they are printed on thicker board, and they have rounded corners for better use with babies. This format costs a bit more to produce, so they’re available at R15 a copy.

Scroll down to see the available titles (and preview links to read the books).

Conditions:
- There is no maximum order, but you need to order a minimum of 100 copies of a book.
- All order requests must be completed by 22 Aug 2021. No late requests can be accepted.
- You will then be invoiced for your order (plus delivery at R1/book )
- Cape Town based individuals do have the option to collect their orders from our distribution centre in Pinelands.
- Payment for orders is due by 31 Aug 2021.
- No deliveries will happen before full payment has been received and proof of payment is provided.
- We expect delivery to take place by the end of October 2021.
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Book Orders
Below, please indicate how many copies of each book you would like. Please take careful note of the languages. If you do not want any copies of a book, just leave it blank.

You should aim to order enough copies of the books in relevant languages for each of the children under 7 that you support, plus some copies for your centres if you need.

There are 25 titles to choose from, spread across a variety of languages. We suggest first looking through the whole list and reading the books online via the links given, before you fill in the form to get an idea of what's on offer.

There is no maximum order, but we do ask that you order a minimum of 100 copies per book, and round up the the nearest 10.
Baby Book Format (R15/book)
We are offering three books in this format! The "Baby Book" format is durable, and suitable for very young children (0-2 years). These books are the same size as the other Book Dash books (15cm x 15cm), but they are printed on thicker board, and they have rounded corners.
Vuyo: Wordless (Baby book format)
"In this wordless book we experience a day in the life of happy Baby Vuyo." Read the full book here: https://bookdash.org/books/vuyo-by-michelle-preen-mieke-van-der-merwe-jessica-janutsch/. If you do not want any copies of this book, please leave the answer blank. Wordless.
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Hello Baby!: Multilingual (Baby book format)
"Where is the baby? A multilingual question and answer book to find the baby." Read the book here: https://bookdash.org/books/hello-baby-by-demi-sue-meyer-diane-awerbuck-christian-jaggers/. If you do not want any copies of this book, please leave the answer blank. Multi-lingual.
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My Special Blankie: English (Baby Book format)
"Lerato’s world is made extra special by Mama and a colourful blankie. What is your special thing?" Read the book here: https://bookdash.org/books/my-special-blankie-by-melissa-fagan-kobie-nieuwoudt-claire-shaban/. If you do not want any copies of this book, please indicate "0". If you do not want any copies of this book, please leave the answer blank. English.
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Standard Book Format (R10/book)
Wordless Picture Books
Books without words are fantastic tools for developing literacy skills. They
- encourage comprehension, critical thinking and creativity in children.
- are ideal in a multi-lingual context like South Africa
- make perfect tools for situations of varying literacy skills
- encourage the child to become the storyteller, and make up their own story from the pictures in the book!
My Little Garden
"A little boy and his dad find a plot full of litter. Can they turn it into something wonderful?" Read the book here: https://bookdash.org/books/my-little-garden/. If you do not want any copies of this book, please leave the answer blank. Wordless.
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I Can Dress Myself
"Mum is sleeping, so this independent little girl decides to dress herself." Read the full book here: https://bookdash.org/books/i-can-dress-myself-by-nontobeko-kunene-heidel-dedekind-and-bridget-krone/. If you do not want any copies of this book, please leave the answer blank. Wordless.
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Afrikaans
'n Pragtige Dag (A Beautiful Day)
"Dis n pragtige dag vir 'n piekniek. Almal wil deel wees van die pret." The Afrikaans title is being translated. Read the English version here: https://bookdash.org/books/a-beautiful-day/. If you do not want any copies of this book, please leave the answer blank. Afrikaans.
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Oupa Farouk se tuin (Grandpa Farouk's Garden)
"Amir is baie lief vir oupa Farouk se tuin. Maar die tuin gaan dood. Wat kan Amir doen om te help?" The Afrikaans title is being translated. Read the English version here: https://bookdash.org/books/grandpa-farouks-garden-by-sam-van-riet-matthew-kalil-and-nina-lewis/" . If you do not want any copies of this book, please leave the answer blank. Afrikaans.
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English
A Beautiful Day
"It’s a beautiful day for a picnic. Everyone wants to join in the fun." Read the book here: https://bookdash.org/books/a-beautiful-day/. If you do not want any copies of this book, please indicate "0". If you do not want any copies of this book, please leave the answer blank. English.
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The Best Gift
"Jibraan explores his many talents and gifts. He loves learning new skills. But what's the Best Gift of all?" Read the book here: https://bookdash.org/books/the-best-gift/. If you do not want any copies of this book, please leave the answer blank. English.
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Tlotlego's Tea Party
"Tlotlego is hosting a tea party! But something strange keeps happening while he is setting the table." Read the book here: https://bookdash.org/books/tlotlegos-tea-party/. If you do not want any copies of this book, please leave the answer blank. English.
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isiNdebele
Ilanga Elihle (A beautiful day)
"Lilanga elihle lokwenza iphikinikhi. Omunye nomunye ufuna ukujoyina ubumnandi." Read the book here: https://bookdash.org/books/ilanga-elihle/. If you do not want any copies of this book, please leave the answer blank. Ndebele.
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sePedi (Northern Sotho)
Letšatši le le Botse (A Beautiful Day)
"Ke letšatši le lebotse bjang,” go bolela Mma. “Tsoga Kagišo…”. Read the book here: https://bookdash.org/books/letsatsi-le-le-botse/. If you do not want any copies of this book, please leave the answer blank. Sepedi/Northern Sotho.
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Moletlo wa Teye waTlotlego (Tlotlego's Tea Party)
"Tlotlego ke mongmoletlo wa teye! Efela se sengwe sa go makatša se be se direga ge a teka tafola.”. We are working on the translation read the English version here: https://bookdash.org/books/tlotlegos-tea-party/. If you do not want any copies of this book, please leave the answer blank. Sepedi/Northern Sotho.
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seSotho (Southern Sotho)
Letsatsi le Lentle (A Beautiful Day)
"Ke letsatsi le letle la ho etsa pikiniki ebile bohle ba batla ho latela" Read the book here: https://bookdash.org/books/letsatsi-le-letle/. If you do not want any copies of this book, please leave the answer blank. Sesotho.
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siSwati
Ingadze YaMkhulu Farouk (Grandpa Farouk's Garden: )
"Amir loves Grandpa Farouk’s garden. But it’s dying. What can Amir do to help? The siSwati title is being translated. Read the English version here: https://bookdash.org/books/grandpa-farouks-garden-by-sam-van-riet-matthew-kalil-and-nina-lewis/ . If you do not want any copies of this book, please leave the answer blank. siSwati.
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 Lilanga Lelihle (A Beautiful Day)
"Lilanga lelihle lephikinikhi. Wonkhe lokhona ufuna kubuva lobunandzi." Read the book here: https://bookdash.org/books/lilanga-lelihle/. If you do not want any copies of this book, please leave the answer blank. Swati.
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xiTsonga
Siku ro Saseka (A Beautiful Day)
"Siku lerinene ro saseka,” ku vula Manana. “Pfuka Nyiko..." Read the book here: https://bookdash.org/books/siku-ro-saseka/. If you do not want any copies of this book, please leave the answer blank. XiTsonga
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seTswana
Letsatsi le le Ntle (A Beautiful Day)
"Ke letsatsi le le ntle go ka tshwara pikiniki. Mongwe le mongwe o batla go tla." Read the book here: https://bookdash.org/books/letsatsi-le-le-ntle/. If you do not want any copies of this book, please leave the answer blank. Setswana.
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TshiVenda
Ḓuvha Ḽavhuḓi ( A Beautiful Day)
"Ndi ḓuvha ḽavhuḓi ḽa u vha na pikiniki. Muṅwe na muṅwe u ṱoḓa u dzhenela kha u ḓiphiṋa." Read the book here: https://bookdash.org/books/uvha-avhui/. If you do not want any copies of this book, please leave the answer blank. TshiVenda.
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isiXhosa
Usuku Oluhle (A Beautiful Day)
"Siku lerinene ro saseka,” ku vula Manana. “Pfuka Nyiko..." Read the book here: https://bookdash.org/books/usuku-oluhle-2/. If you do not want any copies of this book, please leave the answer blank. isiXhosa
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Isitiya sikaTatomkhulu uFarouk (Grandpa Farouk's Garden)
"UAmir uthanda isitiya sikaTatomkhulu uFarouk. Kodwa siyafa. Angenza ntoni uAmir ukuze ancede?" Read the book here: https://bookdash.org/books/isitiya-sikatatomkhulu-ufarouk/. If you do not want any copies of this book, please leave the answer blank. isiXhosa.
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Ingubo Yam eKhethekileyo (My Special Blankie)
"Ilizwe likaLerato lenziwe lakhetheka ngakumbi nguMama nengubo emibalabala. Unantoni wena ekhethekileyo?” Read the book here: https://bookdash.org/books/ingubo-yam-ekhethekileyo/. If you do not want any copies of this book, please leave the answer blank. isiXhosa.
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isiZulu
Usuku Oluhle (A Beautiful Day)
"Usuku oluhle lokwenza ipikiniki. Wonke umuntu ufuna ukuhlanganyela ebumnandini." Read the book here: https://bookdash.org/books/usuku-oluhle/. If you do not want any copies of this book, please leave the answer blank. isiZulu.
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Ingubo Yami Ekhethekile (My Special Blankie)
"Impilo kaLerato yenziwe yamnandi kakhulu nguMama kanye nengubo yakhe emibalabala. Iyiphi into yakho ekhethekile?" Read the book here: https://bookdash.org/books/ingubo-yami-ekhethekile/. If you do not want any copies of this book, please leave the answer blank. isiZulu.
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Isivande sikaMkhulu Farouk (Grandpa Farouk's Garden)
"U-Amir uyasithanda isivande sikaMkhulu Farouk. Kodwa siyabuna. Angenzenjani u-Amir ukuze asize?" Read the book here: https://bookdash.org/books/isivande-sikamkhulu-farouk/. If you do not want any copies of this book, please leave the answer blank. isiZulu.
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Delivery details
The books will be delivered by the end of October 2021, please keep this in mind when completing the below.
Full name of organisation *
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What is your VAT number? *
Just write N/A if you are not VAT registered.
Delivery contact person's full name and surname *
Delivery contact person's position in the organisation *
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Full physical address for delivery *
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I understand that this is a final order, and that I will be invoiced and expected to pay for the number of books I have indicated in this form. I have the authority to do this (if on behalf of an organisation): *
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