How Many More Days to Hari Raya?

Title of Picture Book: How Many More Days to Hari Raya?

Author: Fazeelah Khan, Kamilah Kamis

Illustrator: Raihan Ismail

Publisher and Country (may be self-published): Pustaka Nasional, Singapore

Publisher’s Blurb: My family and I are busy getting ready for Hari Raya … but when will that special day come? I can hardly wait!

Theme (Self, Friends, Family, Places, Celebrations, Nature, Technology, etc): family, celebrations

5 Keywords (other than themes): hari raya, festival, food, helpful, Malay

Brief Review (in under 50 words): Provides some insights into what preparing for Hari Raya involves and the Malay culture.

Where to buy or borrow (if available): National Library Board, Singapore

ISBN Number (if available): 978-9971-77-778-4

Submitted by (could be your preferred name, including pen name): Moses

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Three Stars

Title of Picture Book: Three Stars

Author: Shamini Flint

Illustrator: Craig Smith

Publisher and Country (may be self-published): Sunbear, Publishing, Singapore

Publisher’s Blurb: Mummy decided that if Sasha and Spencer were good, well-behaved children, they would each get a gold star.

Sasha was very excited about the plan!

Spencer was less excited.

Theme (Self, Friends, Family, Places, Celebrations, Nature, Technology, etc): self, family, values

5 Keywords (other than themes): behaviour, reward, helping, siblings, imagination

Brief Review (in under 50 words): Spencer was indeed less excited and very imaginative. Was his tantrums a little rude?

Where to buy or borrow (if available): National Library Board, Singapore

ISBN Number (if available): 978-981-08-2394-8

Submitted by (could be your preferred name, including pen name): Moses

You Been to Ubin?

Title of Picture Book: You Been to Ubin?

Author: Chia Yun Ze, Choo Xin Yi, Gregory Yap, Melissa Chua, Pearlynn Sim, Terh Shin Huoy

Illustrator: Lim Zhi Jie

Publisher and Country (may be self-published): Raffles Institution, Singapore

Publisher’s Blurb: Pulau Ubin’s an island by the sea,
with many things to do and sights to see.
Meet Llypod, who’s visiting it for just one day,
and join him on an adventure along the way!
Meet Tomo, a hornbill who can’t get home,
so nowhe’s upset, cold and all alone.
Will you join Lloyd and help Tomo get home?
What are you waiting for? Ot’s time to roam!

Theme (Self, Friends, Family, Places, Celebrations, Nature, Technology, etc): family, places, nature, value

5 Keywords (other than themes): landmark, animals, environment, island, puzzles

Brief Review (in under 50 words): Puzzles are woven into the story. Text might be more suitable for older readers.

Where to buy or borrow (if available): National Library Board, Singapore

ISBN Number (if available): 978-981-07-6388-6

Submitted by (could be your preferred name, including pen name): Moses

I Want to Be a Cheese Taster

Title of Picture Book: I Want to Be a Cheese Taster

Author: Emily Lim

Illustrator: Laura Liberatore

Publisher and Country (may be self-published): Ministry of Social and Family Development, Singapore

Publisher’s Blurb: A class of mice are discussing what they want to do when they grow up. Feta surprises everyone with his dream job, which is very different from what mice typically do. Will the other mice be able to accept Feta’s viewpoint?

Theme (Self, Friends, Family, Places, Celebrations, Nature, Technology, etc): self, friends, values

5 Keywords (other than themes): ambition, jobs, opinions, rights of child

Brief Review (in under 50 words): Amusing story.

Where to buy or borrow (if available): National Library Board, Singapore

ISBN Number (if available): 978-981-07-5377-1

Submitted by (could be your preferred name, including pen name): Moses

Walking in Great-Grandpa‚Äôs Tracks

Title of Picture Book: Walking in Great-Grandpa’s Tracks

Author: Beh Wei Chen, Teo Rui En Nicole, Lorraine Tan Hui En

Illustrator: Pan Yu Yu

Publisher and Country (may be self-published): Raffles Institution, Singapore

Publisher’s Blurb: With the help of a magical hat,
A strange place Ethan finds himself,
Follow our hero as he unearths this place,
Where he meets an all too familiar face.

Three friends he will meet,
Who slither, flutter and tweet,
From whom he will learn to appreciate their home,
And all the creatures within it that roam.

Join Ethan as he backtracks into the past,
And learns to love this place at long last.

Theme (Self, Friends, Family, Places, Celebrations, Nature, Technology, etc): Self, Family, Places, Nature

5 Keywords (other than themes): history, environment, animals, landmark, transport

Brief Review (in under 50 words): Interesting mix of history and appreciating nature.

Young writers and illustrator.

Where to buy or borrow (if available): National Library Board, Singapore

ISBN Number (if available): 978-981-09-4452-0

Submitted by (could be your preferred name, including pen name): Moses

Saving and Spending Money

Title of Picture Book: Timmy & Tammy Saving and Spending Money

Author: Ruth Wan-Lau

Illustrator: Eliz Ong

Publisher and Country (may be self-published): Armour Publishing, Singapore

Publisher’s Blurb: Join Timmy and Tammy as they go out and about to explore and learn. Practise reading skills and have fun with the activity at the back.

Grandma takes Timmy and Tammy to the bank and teaches them how to save and spend money. What pearls of wisdom will they learn?

Theme (Self, Friends, Family, Places, Celebrations, Nature, Technology, etc): self, family, places

5 Keywords (other than themes): bank, school, animals, savings, grandma

Brief Review (in under 50 words): Simple teaching tale with attractive illustration.

Where to buy or borrow (if available): National Library Board, Singapore

ISBN Number (if available): 978-981-47-6574-9

Submitted by (could be your preferred name, including pen name): Moses