Published Works

All have been written by me unless stated otherwise. Those marked with an asterix are also illustrated by me.

Lucky Fish Press
2014   *Monkey’s Wedding (picture book with embroidered illustration)

Jacana Media
2003    Lucky Fish! (teenage/adult novel)
2005    *An African Christmas Cloth (picture book with embroidered illustration)
2008   The Postcard ( A story in ‘Just keep breathing’, a collection of South  African birth stories compiled and edited by Sandra Dodson and Rosamund  Haden)
2010    *Taking the Cows Home (with Lynne Lomofsky and André Laubscher)

New Africa Books,
New African Stories
2002    *Diphoofolo (multilingual rhymes)
2002    *Stars on the Dunes
2003    *What do I see that flies?
2006    The adventures of Pinocchio (co author of S. African version , illustrated by Alzette Prins)

Nasou via Afrika
Sterstories – an Afrikaans reading series, some books later translated into English and other South African languages
1994    Waiting for the bus (illustrated by Andy Stuart)
1994    It’s not, it’s mine! (illustrated by Trish de Villiers)
1994    We all draw (illustrated by Piet Grobler)
1994    Pockets (illustrated by Kobie Swart)
1994    On the See-saw (illustrated by Gus Ferguson)
1994    Shells (illustrated by Jeanette Venter)
1994    Jan loves trees (illustrated by Trish de Villiers)
1994    The black dog and the brown dog (illustrated by Susan Appleby)
1994    Fish don’t like fish fingers (illustrated by David Moskovitz)
1994    The ant family (illustrated by Wendy Conradie)
1994    When grandpa was little (illustrated by Geoffrey Walton)
1994    Hanna (illustrated by Jean Fullalove)
1994    A potato monster (illustrated by Jean Fullalove)
1994    Klara eet waatlemoen (illustrated by Stanley Hermans)
1994    Die gelukkige kreef (illustrated by Stuart Dunville)
1994    Strepe en kolle (illustrated by Kobie Swart)
1994    Egoli (illustrated by Jen Lewis)
1994    Wie se tande is dit? (illustrated by Nina Jawitz)

1993    *SWAP (Schools Water Analysis Project) educational support materials

Kagiso Publishers
1992   A Child’s Garden (gardening for children and parents)
1992   Stories South of the Sun (1 story included in collection)
1998   Give us a Clue- South African mysteries for us to solve ( conceptualisation and re-writing of history text by Graves and Mullholland)

Maskew Miller Longman
Stars of Africa reading series
2004    Say Cheese! Say Chillies! (illustrated by Sue Beattie)
2002    A Dress for Lien (photographs by Sue Kramer)
2002    The Curry Pot (photographs by Sue Kramer)
2002    A Stone for a Fish (photographs by Sue Kramer)
2003    The St Louis Steel Band ( photographs by Sue Kramer)

Shuter and Shooter
Songololo imprint
1989    Charlie’s House (picture book illustrated by Niki Daly)
2002    *The Jam Tin and the Teacup (picture book)

Jumbo Readers
2002    The Dog Man of Johannesburg (illustrations by Vian Oelofsen)
2002    Captain Mandlenkosi and the Taxi Ship (illustrations by Vian Oelofsen)
2002   Mulberries (illustrations by Vian Oelofsen )
2005    Bed Mountain (illustrations by Richard Makintosh)
2006    Boys do Cry (illustrations by Kiza Didier)

2007    *Learning our Way
2007    *Bringing Bullying out into the Open
2007    *My Home in Walmer Road
2007    *Nobody’s Doll
2013   *Martinique is Unique
2013   *Toad Warriors

Children of Southern Africa
2014    *Myrtle and Daneco, their life in Kassiesbaai, South Africa
2014    *Thobeka and Samukelo, their life in Yeoville, South Africa
2014    *Mauro and Adelaide, their life in Quelimane, Mozambique
2014    *Lindeka and Vuyane, their life in Malkerns, Swaziland
2014    *Kero and Beeby, their life in Great Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe
2014    *Lebohang and Polo, their life in Ha Lesala, Lesotho
2015    *Ndapewa and Johnny, their life in Ombili, Namibia
2015    *Justin and Jessica, their life in Maun, Botswana

Cambridge University Press

2007     The Little Library
Is it safe? (illustrations by Ian Lusted)
More than sorry (illustrations by Tasha St-John Reid)
The Donkey’s Shadow and other stories (illustrations by Susie Appleby)

2009    Rainbow Readers
Food box
Ice creams( illustrated by Colette Roberts)
Eating is noisy (illustrated by Nikki Jones)
Xolile ate (illustrated by Fred Mouton)

Rubbish box
*The plastic bag
*Helena recycles waste
*The world in there
*The things you can buy!

Real life box
A boy called Noah (illustrated by Rassie Erasmus)
Cricket stars
From thought to book (illustrated Savyra Meyer)
The red skedonk (illustrated by Dylan Birkett)

Also, photographs for “Taste”, “Windows” and “Earthworms

Viva Books
1994    Joe Milkshake and the Prince of Prince Albert/Lang Pad na die Hart (a  novella for newly literate adults)

University of Western Cape, Education Department
2003    Multilingual Phonics Ability Kit (conceptualisation, design and production)
2004    *Mbali (early reader)

Western Cape Primary Science Programme
1989 till 1999    *Approximately 20 workshop reports
1994    *Information booklets for Bird packs
2000   Natural Phenomena (picture research, design and production of picture pack of  photographs)
2017    *Maths for Foundation Phase

Project for Alternative Education in South Africa
2002      Little Hands series

Red (photographs by Sue Kramer)
Yellow (photographs by Sue Kramer)
Brown (photographs by Sue Kramer)
Green (photographs by Sue Kramer)
Black and White (photographs by Sue Kramer)
Wheels (photographs by Sue Kramer)
*How many?

Early Learning Resource Unit (ELRU)

1996 till 2013
Materials produced were all conceived, written, designed and produced by me in consultation with ELRU staff. Those marked with an asterix were also illustrated by me.


Knock! Knock! (multilingual concept book illustrated with photographs)
Uthini? (multilingual, everyday sayings, illustrated by Trish de Villiers)
String Together (multilingual counting book illustrated with photographs)
Bongo at Home ( photographic picture book for children under 4)

The Keteka Series (multilingual texts, photographic illustrations of children from different communities)
Antjie (Genadendal, Overberg, photographs by Sue Kramer)
Mhlanguli (Khayelitsha, Cape Town, photographs by Sue Kramer)
Azhar (University Estate, Cape Town, photographs by Sue Hillyard)
Zimkhitha (Gobozana, Eastern Cape, photographs by Rob Pollock)
Cindy (inner city, Johannesburg, photographs by Motlhalefi Mahlabe)

Mielie Books (a series of issue based picture books, illustrated with photographs and paintings)
*At School , What if? (disability and inclusion, photographs by Wayne Conradie)
*They were Wrong! (stereotypes and prejudice, photographs by Wayne Conradie)
*Am I a Lion that Eats People? (HIV/Aids and stigma, photographs by Enver Essop)
* Waiting, Waiting, Always Waiting… (socio-economic rights, photographs by Enver Essop)

Science and Maths Books( multilingual, illustrated with photographs)
*On the Road
*Along the River
*By the Sea
*In the Mountains
In the City
In the garden
A museum visit

*Learning at Home – stimulating young children with what you have in the home

Posters (conceptualisation, design, production and additional art work)

Families poster (interactive, diverse families)
Celebrate our differences, celebrate our similarities ( plus interactive questionnaire)
We count, We speak, We write, We listen (set of multilingual posters)
Roots and Wings
We all count!


Games (adapted versions of traditional card games – conceptualisation, design, production)

Snap in South Africa (photographs by Sue Kramer)
Happy Families in South Africa (photographs by Sue Hillyard)

Picture Packs (picture research, design, brief multilingual guides and production)

Vroom, vroom (transport)
Ikhaya Likhaya (homes)
Malapa (families)
Speel speel (play)
Work (occupations)

Alphabet cards

Ah-Bekutheni? ( a pack of cards with multilingual rhymes illustrated with drawings by Vian Oelofsen and photographs by Sue Kramer – conceptualisation, commissioning, design and production)


Numeracy kit


We all count! (a Foundation phase numeracy activities kit with number strips, poster, cards and teacher guide, photographs by Sue Kramer – conceptualisation, design, commissioning and production)

Training materials and guides. (text, design, production)

The Keteka Series. A Teacher’s Guide Grade R and Grade 1 (with Sue Connolly)
Chatelru, issue 8, 10, 11,*12, *13, *14, *15*, 16* and 17 (Trainee outreach magazines, with ELRU staff)

Other materials


The Matchbox Library (A series of 30 tiny books)
All Sorts of Families, All Sorts of Songs (a tape of original songs with Chris Wildman)
Our View. Children of Cape Town share their views (a promotional supplement with Andre Manuel)