CHILDREN'S BOOKS

The OAKY series is an inspirational series of books for children in the foundational phase.

Oaky the Brave Acorn

Written by Athol Williams

Illustrated by Taryn Lock

A fun story about an acorn who must take a huge leap of faith to give himself the chance to fulfil his destiny. When it counts, Oaky proves himself to be a brave acorn.

Oaky and the Sun

Written by Athol Williams

Illustrated by Taryn Lock

This is a story about an acorn named Oaky, who is in search of his true purpose in life. He is distracted by the wind but finds his way with the help of his friend the sun. 

Available in English, Afrikaans and Xhosa.

Oaky the Happy Tree

Written by Athol Williams

Illustrated by Taryn Lock

 

The story about Oaky, who is a mature oak tree, and finds out the secret to being happy. It's a cheerful story that will leave a smile on every reader's face. 

Oaky Runs a Race

Written by Athol Williams

Illustrated by Taryn Lock

 

A lively story in which a gruff pine cone challenges Oaky to a race. Oaky accepts the challenge but he runs much slower than the pine cone. However, there is a surprising outcome to the race.

What is Happening to Oaky?

Written by Athol Williams

Illustrated by Taryn Lock

 

An intriguing story involving interactions between Oaky, the oak tree, and his three friends. The story teaches us that change is part of life and that change can be good for us. We also learn about the value of friendship.

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Oaky and Themba

Written by Athol Williams

Oaky the oak tree and Themba the zebra are friends. The other zebras mock Themba
for having a tree as a friend. When a storm breaks out, Oaky rescues Themba while the other zebras go tumbling. Oaky and Themba is a story filled with drama, song and laughter.

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A Girl Called H

Written by Athol Williams

The new girl in Cape Town is a bit strange. Her name has just one letter, H, and she has a weird birthmark behind her neck. When she plays her guitar, something magical happens that makes her an instant hero. But there is a greedy villain who wants to stop H from playing her guitar – H’s music messes up his plan to threaten the lives of all the residents of Cape Town. With the help of her friend, Kaya, H discovers her true power and defeats the villain to save the city.