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Local children’s publisher Bumble Books wins prestigious award at Bologna Children’s Book Fair

Local children's publisher Bumble Books wins prestigious award at Bologna Children's Book Fair
I am AlexThe PossibilitreeThe Rainbow's HeartAnnie Learns to Swim

Mu's Wolf ProblemOom Kallas and the TortoisesTable Mountain's HolidayVumile and the Dragon

 

There’s a certain magic about a beautifully illustrated children’s book, something that can set your child’s imagination soaring and set up a life of reading.

Excitement ran high at the official Bologna Children’s Book Fair awards in Italy earlier this month, when Bumble Books, a small South African independent publisher, won Best Children’s Book Publisher Africa.

This was the second year that Bumble Books, the children’s imprint of Publishing Print Matters, had been nominated.

Winning the award is a huge accolade, and recognises the years of creative vision that Bumble Books owner Robin Stuart-Clark, who hails from Noordhoek in Cape Town, has put into the imprint.

Stuart-Clark’s goal is to publish books that can become a legacy. Bumble Books provides a platform for new South African illustrators and authors to showcase their work internationally, with an emphasis on fun and entertainment. The range offers exquisitely illustrated stories that leap off the page, capturing the imagination of both children and adults.

“This international award not only recognises Bumble Books but more importantly also acknowledges the depth of both the Illustrative and literary talent we have in South Africa,” Stuart-Clark says. “We are world class and we need to think beyond our borders. Our stories can travel, but we’re not using this talent.”

The Bologna Best Children’s Publisher of the Year Prize acknowledges the most significant publishers in Africa, Central and South America, North America, Asia, Europe and Oceania. Instituted by the Bologna Children’s Book Fair in partnership with the Italian Publishers’ Association, the prize is awarded to publishers that have most distinguished themselves for their creative and publishing excellence over the year, showing originality as well as professional and intellectual skill.

This is not the first time Bumble Books has been recognised at the awards. Table Mountain’s Holiday by Lucy Stuart-Clark was nominated for the 2013 Bologna Children’s Book Fair Illustrator’s Exhibition, and last year the press was nominated for the Best Publisher Africa – one of five publishers nominated and the only one from South Africa. In 2015, The Possibilitree by Tamlyn Young was voted one of two best books by Jay Heale of the Children’s Books Network.

“People are not reading less – ebook sales confirm this – they are just reading differently, that is, on electronic devices. Children reading for pleasure don’t want lectures, they get those at school. They want to be entertained; they have imagination,” Stuart-Clark says.

In 2014, Publishing Print Matters appointed an international rights agent to represent Bumble Books internationally. Sales of language rights to date include Chinese [Simplified Characters], Spanish and Catalan for Annie Learns to Swim by Katrin Coetzer, and Japanese for The Rainbow’s Heart by Richard Latimer. With the Bologna win, the world is most certainly Bumble Books’ oyster.

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Read a Round-up of the HPCSA Trial Against Tim Noakes, Which Will Resume in February 2016

Raising SuperheroesTim Noakes, the advocate of the Banting lifestyle and co-author of Raising Superheroes, was called before the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) recently.

Noakes was asked to defend a tweet he sent out in 2014 saying that low-carb, high-fat foods are good for babies, which was brought under the attention of the HPCSA by the former president of the Association of Dietetics in South Africa (ASDA) Claire Strydom.

The Real Meal Revolution has shared a round-up of the events and arguments of the six-day trial, which will resume in February 2016 and is estimated to be costing South Africa taxpayers over R1 million.

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On day one of the trial, the HPCSA tried, and failed, to prevent the Noakes’ legal team from presenting evidence by video link. The reason the team had to seek evidence outside of South Africa was because no South African specialists came forward, through apparent fear of what might happen to them.

Claire Strydom then tried to present evidence that the Noakes’ team hadn’t seen and began to give expert instead of factual testimony.

On day two, Claire Strydom continued with her testimony, but kept straying into expert territory, instead of sticking to the facts. During the cross-examination, “Julsing-Strydom said she didn’t believe the Banting advocate should be struck from the health professions roll for giving unconventional advice” and she admitted to over-reacting “when she sent a tweet about how horrified she was by Noakes’ advice to a breastfeeding mother.”

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Join Tim Noakes and Jonno Proudfoot for a Raising Superheroes Workshop in Durban

Raising SuperheroesJacana Media and the Durban Country Club would like to invite you to a special Raising Superheroes workshop, presented by Tim Noakes and Jonno Proudfoot.

The dynamic duo will be at the Durban Country Club on Thursday, 12 November for a talk on health, fitness, diet and this new book on children’s nutrition. Raising Superheroes is the follow-up to their incredibly successful book Real Meal Revolution, which sparked a nationwide consciousness about healthy living.

The event starts at 10:30 for 11 AM and will be finished by 1:30 PM. Tickets cost R200. Book now to avoid disappointment.

Don’t miss this!

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Join Tim Noakes and Jonno Proudfoot for a Talk on Raising Superheroes at Jackson’s Real Food Market, Bryanston

Invitation to a talk on Raising Superheroes

 
Raising SuperheroesYou are invited to a talk by Tim Noakes and Jonno Proudfoot on their new book Raising Superheroes.

The authors, who have been dynamos for the Real Meal Revolution, will be speaking about healthy eating for children, and answering any questions the audience may have for them.

The event will take place at Jackson’s Real Food Market in Bryanston at 6 for 6:30 PM on Monday, 2 November (tonight).

Don’t miss it!

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  • Date: Monday, 2 November 2015
  • Time: 6 PM for 6:30 PM
  • Venue: Jackson’s Real Food Market
    Riverside Shopping Centre
    317 Bryanston Drive
    Bryanston | Map
  • Refreshments: Light refreshments will be served
  • RSVP: Janine Daniels, janine@jacana.co.za, 011 628 3200

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Meet Tim Noakes at a Times Talks Event in Sandton and Discuss His New Book, Raising Superheroes

PLEASE NOTE: This event has been cancelled

Invitation to a Times Talks event

 
Raising SuperheroesJoin us for an evening of conversation with Professor Tim Noakes at a Times Talks event at the Tsogo Sun Sandton Sun Hotel.

Noakes’ latest book, Raising Superheroes, sets out to revolutionise the way we feed our children.

PLEASE NOTE: This event has been cancelled

 
 
Event Details

  • Date: Monday, 2 November 2015
  • Time: 6:00 PM for 6:30 PM
  • Venue: Sandton Sun Hotel – Tsogo Sun
    Corner Fifth and Alice Streets
    Sandton
    Johannesburg | Map
  • Interviewer: Michele Magwood
  • Ticket price: R150
  • Tickets: Webtickets

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Don’t Miss Jenny Crwys-Williams Chatting to Tim Noakes About His New Book, Raising Superheroes

Raising SuperheroesProfessor Tim Noakes is in town! It’s all about healthy eating and Banting.

Join Jenny Crwys-Williams for an early evening event with Noakes on Tuesday, 3 November, at Delta Cafe in Craighall Park.

Crwys-Williams will be chatting to Noakes about his latest book, Raising Superheroes, and he will answer all your questions about food, Banting, and anything else you’d like to ask him.

Tickets cost R220. Wine and delicious snacks will be served.

Parking is inside Colourful Splendour Nursery – if you get lost please call 079 482 5286.

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  • Date: Tuesday, 3 November 2015
  • Time: 5:30 for 6 PM
  • Venue: Delta Cafe
    20 Marlborough Road
    Craighall Park
    Johannesburg | Map
  • Refreshments: Wine and delicious snacks will be served
  • Cover charge: R220
  • RSVP: bookings@jennyandco.co.za

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Raising Superheroes verduidelik hoekom kinders vet word en hoe om dit te voorkom” – Tim Noakes

Raising SuperheroesProfessor Tim Noakes het vroeër vanjaar met Rochélle Human gesels oor sy nuwe kookboek vir kinders, Raising Superheroes.

Raising Superheroes verduidelik hoekom kinders vet word en hoe om dit te voorkom,” het Noakes gesê. “Daar is meer suiker in pureekos as ooit tevore. Verwerkte babakos was die eerste geïndustrialiseerde kos.”

Noakes het verder vertel dat Raising Superheroes nie Banting vir kinders is nie: “Solank jy jou kind nie suiker gee nie, kan hy ’n bietjie koolhidrate inneem.”

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Vroeër is babas met “werklike kos” gespeen. Daardie kinders “was gesond, sterk en nie vetsugtig nie”.

“As kinders regte kos eet, sal hulle baie sterker en gesonder – en ons hoop slimmer – grootword, met baie minder gedragsprobleme. Hulle sal nie vetsugtig wees nie en hulle sal hulle nooit oor hul gewig hoef te bekommer nie.”

Luidens uittreksels uit die boek beveel die skrywers aan dat kleuters vet in kos soos sardyne, avokado’s en neutbotter inkry en hoender met die vel en volroomsuiwel eet.

 
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This Heritage Day Treat Your Kids to a Mouthwatering Veggie-Packed Bobotie from Raising Superheroes

 

Raising SuperheroesTomorrow is National Braai Day – but let’s not forget that it’s also Heritage Day! In celebration, why not treat your kids to this tasty low-carb Veggie-Packed Bobotie?

The recipe comes from Raising Superheroes, the new low-carb recipe book and lifestyle quide by Tim Noakes, Jonno Proudfoot and Bridget Surtees.

The Veggie-Packed Bobotie takes about 20 minutes to prepare and 45 minutes to bake. It serves six to eight, and once cooked, the Real Meal team say, it “freezes like a bomb”, so you can double the recipe if you want some to put away for a rainy day.

This South African classic is a family favourite and a brilliant vessel for secret vegetables. We’ve kept our version quite mild in flavour; add a little more curry powder to spice it up for more adventurous kids.

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“Not Banting for Kids” – Tim Noakes’ Raising Superheroes Launched in Cape Town

Jonno Proudfoot, Bridget Surtees and Tim Noakes

 
Tim NoakesRaising SuperheroesRaising Superheroes, the widely anticipated sequel to the remarkable best-seller The Real Meal Revolution, was officially launched at an evening function at The Sports Science Institute in Newlands, Cape Town, on Monday, 14 September. Available in bookstores nationwide, the book is co-authored by chef and entrepreneur, Jonno Proudfoot; scientist, author and athlete, Professor Tim Noakes; and paediatric dietician, Bridget Surtees. Bailey Schneider of SmileFM MC’d the event, and shared her own low-carb, high-fat (LCHF) story of losing 27kgs through banting.

Raising Superheroes’ focus is on giving children the best possible chance of avoiding obesity and diabetes. The diabetes epidemic is described as a “tsunami” by Noakes – “one that will consume and destroy populations and bankrupt governments within the next 10 years if not halted”. The book aims to provide tools and information to continue The Real Meal Revolution’s mission to educate “from the ground-up”.

Says Proudfoot: “Consumers have all the power, we need to build on the revolution that was created with the first book in order to get industry and corporates to open their eyes and make the change. We aren’t promoting anything that isn’t natural, real or wholesome.”

“People have to take their own health into their hands and educate their doctors and communities,” continued Noakes. “There is significant science behind the recipes and suggestions and it’s in every individual’s best interest to take the time to understanding our own human biology. It’s an investment in their future health.”

Surtees – whose career includes extended spells working at University College Hospital in London and Sydney Children’s Hospital in Australia – offers workable evidence- based advice underscored by the practicalities of parenthood. According to Surtees, Raising Superheroes is “a practical, balanced and simple guide for parents that focuses on nutrition and positive food choices. It’s not ‘banting for kids’ and does include some of the carbohydrates that are not suggested for insulin-resistant adults.”

Proudfoot has produced over 120 lipsmacking recipes designed to give children a love for real food and a hunger for greatness. As Proudfoot says: “Real Meal Revolution, the company, started as a partnership between a business, an NGO and a team of researchers. The aim was to make a sustainable success of changing consumer behaviour. As a parent myself, the next logical step was to start looking at what our children are eating – starting in the womb! And to prevent, rather than cure.”

Throughout the book, parents are shown how to eliminate (or drastically reduce) sugar and refined carbohydrates from their children’s diets and to include more real, non-processed whole foods. The chapters explain and demonstrate what children (and mothers) should be eating at every stage in life. From pregnancy to weaning, from toddlers to teens – the book is a step-by-step guide to raising a family in a healthy, practical way that will result in the next generation having a healthy relationship with food. “There are more obese people in the world today than the entire global population 100 years ago. And is there any wonder when there’s up to eight-and-a-quarter teaspoons of sugar in your kids’ favourite cereal, never mind all the added sugar in juice-boxes and treats,” says Proudfoot. “All we’re saying is, rather than trying to turn overweight, unhealthy people into slimmer, healthier versions of themselves, what about stopping them from becoming overweight and unhealthy in the first place?”

One of the age-old beliefs, countered in this book, is that carbohydrates are essential for a child’s growth and brain development. Carbs are also often called a source of dietary fibre and other “essential nutrients” (although consumers are never really told what exactly those nutrients are). Says Noakes: “It is important to remember that there are no essential carbohydrates and that there are only three uses for carbohydrates in the human body. They can be stored as glycogen – the human equivalent of starch – in the liver and muscles; they can be used as an energy fuel; or they must be turned into fat. There are no other alternatives. A growing baby cannot build muscles and bones from carbohydrates nor, for that matter, brains.”
 

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Watch a short clip of the launch of Raising Superheroes:

 
The Real Meal Revolution shared some beautiful photos from the event on their Facebook page:

 

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Don’t Miss the Launch of Tim Noakes’ Raising Superheroes – the Sequel to Real Meal Revolution

Invitation to the launch of Raising Superheroes

 
Raising SuperheroesJacana, the Sports Science Institute and the Real Meal Revolution team would like to invite you to the official launch of Raising Superheroes by Tim Noakes, Jonno Proudfoot and Bridget Surtees.

The launch will be at the Sports Science Institute in Cape Town at 6 PM on Monday, 14 September. The dress code is “a touch of superhero”, so be sure to join in on the fun!

Please note that it is essential to RSVP, as seating is limited.

Don’t miss out!

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