Mpumi’s Magic Beads, written by Lebohang Masango, follows the adventures of three girls - Mpumi, Asante and Tshiamo.
They see the world around them from new perspectives and realise there is fun waiting to be discovered outside of their classroom. It is suitable for the whole family, especially children aged between 5 and 10.
Masango, of Midrand, said she was excited about the nomination, which was her first.
The SA Literary Awards have become the most prestigious over the years.