Written by Ginny Stone
Published by Lets Look Publishers


2019 is International Year of the Periodic Table (IYPT). If you want to know all about this visit the official page. But just to give you a quick taste – the periodic system was discovered 150 years ago by a dude called Dmitri Mendeleev. To help celebrate IYPT we are making my book “Sibo Mixes Things Up” a free read for the month of January (just click on the cover in the sidebar). Chemistry is rather cool!

This book was originally sponsored by BASF  in 2011 for International Year of Chemistry (IYC). Mrs Rudi Horak – yes, that’s actually the correct spelling of her name, was in charge of Sci-Enza (the science centre at the University of Pretoria) at that stage and she was instrumental in getting funding. This meant the book could be given out to kids freely during that year. Sci-Enza also developed a really awesome puppet  show to go with this book that delighted and  enlightened many children around South Africa.

1 December is World AIDS Day. The theme for this year is “Know your status.” Every year 1 Million people die from HIV simply because they don’t know that that they have HIV and they are not on treatment.  Every minute, of every single day, and girl between the ages of 15-24 gets HIV in sub-Saharan Africa.

Most people think this is a scary topic and very unsuitable for little kids – but knowledge is power, and Sibo is all about empowering children, one page at a time. Sibo Thinks Positively, the 7th title in the Sibo Series, is a free read on the website for the month of December.

16 October is World Food Day! Read the blog . You can also read Sibo and the Veggie Bed to find out how to plant your own.

20 August is World Mosquito Day!  Read Sibo Fights Malaria to find out more about this disease.

Read the blog to find out more about this awesome happening!

This book recently won the International Gold Quill Excellence Award for writing

8th June is World Ocean Day   To celebrate this we are making  Sibo and the Sea our free read for the month (link in sidebar).

One way that you can easily help is to stop using plastic straws. Yes… it’s fun to sip a cool drink out of a straw, but often those very same straws land up in the ocean causing unbelievable harm to helpless creatures. These days you can get special reusable glass straws.

25th April was  World Malaria Day.  Check out Sibo Fights Malaria.

Malaria is a life-threatening disease caused by parasites that are transmitted to people through the bites of infected female Anopheles mosquitoes. It is preventable and curable.

Most the the people who die of malaria are babies and children under the age of 5. Ninety percent of the people who get malaria live in Africa – or became infected whilst visiting Africa.

South African Grade 4 learners are the MOST BULLIED in the world – here’s what YOU can do to help
Sibo Newsletter March 2018.

We are looking for a sponsor for “Sibo Beats the Bully” anybody looking for a great CSI opportunity – please contact us on author@sibo.co.za.

Kindness Book Project

Radio Today interviews with Gillian Godsell