children's books


(Theart Press, 2020)


FREE DOWNLOAD. A bad virus comes to town. Oaky and his sister, Oaket, discover how to avoid the virus while staying at home and having fun.

For readers 9 and younger.


You can listen to the Oaky Virus Song, which is included in the book, HERE

A Girl Called H

(Theart Press, 2019)


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.

For readers 9 to 12 years old.


The book can be purchased here:…/a-girl-called-h-r100-7

The OAKY series

The OAKY series of picture books for 4 to 9 year olds, follows the adventures of OAKY, an acorn that grows into a big oak tree.


There aren't many books for young children that are fun, educational and uplifting while simultaneously free of violence, gender stereotypes and racial stereotypes. The OAKY series seeks to fill this gap.


The books are magnificently illustrated by the talented Taryn Lock. Over 100,000 OAKY books have been sold or distributed through Read to Rise

The OAKY books can be bought from the publisher, Theart Press, or from online retailers as well as selected bookstores in South Africa. 100% of proceeds from the sale of OAKY books go to Read to Rise.  

To learn more about OAKY, visit his very own website


Children love their OAKY books

Ms South Africa reading an OAKY book to children

Children excited to meet OAKY

Author reading at an OAKY book launch

Children reading their OAKY books in class