Rafa and Dani

Title of Picture Book: Fafa and Dani

Author: Zarina Yusof

Illustrator: Syed Ismail

Publisher and Country (may be self-published): The Print Lodge, Singapore

Publisher’s Blurb: Adventures? Mysteries?? Dinosaurs??? Fafa and Dani love them all, and more!
Armed with innocent curiosity, boundless energy and an inquisitive nose to sniff out clues, the brothers bring you into their investigative world where nothing is impossible – not even when it comes to searching for Fafa’s favourite fire engine or tracking down a mysterious dinosaur!
So, did they find the big red fire engine? And did they ‘tame’ the ferocious dinosaur? Will the brothers survive this scare?
To find out more, come along on a wonderful adventure with Fafa and Dani.

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

5 Keywords (other than themes): brothers, curiosity, dinosaur, mystery, toys

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

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

ISBN Number (if available): 978-981-05-9025-3

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

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Birds of a Feather

Title of Picture Book: Birds of a Feather

Author: Tan Xue Yang

Illustrator: Tan Kai Yun

Publisher and Country (may be self-published): Marshall Cavendish, Singapore

Publisher’s Blurb: Tommy, the strongest and fastest sparrow in the neighbourhood, is trapped in a cage and can’t find a way out. Only his brother Timmy can save him. But they find themselves in even greater trouble when a hungry cat pounces out of the shadows …

A heartwarming little tale about how two brother sparrows discover the power of bortherly love.

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

5 Keywords (other than themes): advise, brothers, sparrows, traps, courage

Brief Review (in under 50 words): Interesting story from a young writer.

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

ISBN Number (if available): 981-01-8697-5

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

Mabel Moves to Singapore

Title of Picture Book: Mabel Moves to Singapore

Author: Fleur Vella-Chang

Illustrator: Fleur Vella-Chang

Publisher and Country (may be self-published): Gus Books, Singapore

Publisher’s Blurb: Mabel and her family have been uprooted, they have moved from their icy antarctic home to an exotic country called Singapore. However, this is no pickle for this plucky little penguin who discovers the excitement of adventure and the joy of new friendship.

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

5 Keywords (other than themes): penguin, Singapore, moving, changes, friendship

Brief Review (in under 50 words): Delightful illustrations.

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

ISBN Number (if available): 978-981-11-5093-7

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

Singapore’s Swordfish Attack

Title of Picture Book: Singapore’s Swordfish Attack

Author: Mohamad Salmi

Illustrator: Mohamad Salmi

Publisher and Country (may be self-published): MPH, Malaysia

Publisher’s Blurb: On a peaceful day, suddenly, Singapore was attacked by thousands of swordfish.
Everywhere throughout the island, many people were killed and hurt by the continuous attacks. Even soldiers were no fight for the swordfish.
What would the sultan do to stop this disaster?

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

5 Keywords (other than themes): folktale, redhill, decision making, wisdom, advise

Brief Review (in under 50 words): Well-written tale with distinct illustrations.

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

ISBN Number (if available): 978-967-5222-83-2

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

Hello Goodbye Little Island

Title of Picture Book: Hello Goodbye Little Island

Author: Leila Boukarim

Illustrator: Barbara Moxham

Publisher and Country (may be self-published): Marshall Cavendish, Singapore

Publisher’s Blurb: Maja had just moved to the little island and she missed home terribly. When she finds a friend, things get better, but when her friend moves away, her world crumbles once more. With time, Maja discovers that distances do not matter; the friendships she finds will stay with her always, and goodbyes are not forever.

Hello Goodbye Little Island is about learning to form new and meaningful relationships. A “look-and-find” activity on every page will engage readers as they discover more about the little island.

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

5 Keywords (other than themes): change, moving, friendship, home, game

Brief Review (in under 50 words): Heartfelt story and interesting game in the illustration.

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

ISBN Number (if available): 978-981-47-9443-5

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

The Proud Racer

Title of Picture Book: Adventures of Molly – The Proud Racer

Author: Children’s Services, Public Libraries Singapore

Illustrator: Children’s Services, Public Libraries Singapore

Publisher and Country (may be self-published): National Library Board, Singapore

Publisher’s Blurb: (None provided)

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

5 Keywords (other than themes): reading, pride, helpful, car races, library

Brief Review (in under 50 words): Molly the “clumsy bus library” meets a Racer in trouble and helps him.

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

ISBN Number (if available): 978-981-08-2697-0

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

All About Poochie

Title of Picture Book: All About Poochie

Author: Basabi Banerjee

Illustrator: Jeffrey Seow

Publisher and Country (may be self-published): Book Guild, UK

Publisher’s Blurb: This is Poochie’s autobiography.

(First published by Marshall Cavendish, Singapore.)

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

5 Keywords (other than themes): pet, responsibility, care, dog, biography

Brief Review (in under 50 words): Quite a lot of words.

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

ISBN Number (if available): 978-1-84624-724-8

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

An Elephant in the Room

Title of Picture Book: An Elephant in the Room

Author: Shamini Mahadevan Flint

Illustrator: Mariann Johansen-Ellis

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

Publisher’s Blurb: The elephants have had a wonderful day playing and partying but now it’s time for bed ….

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

5 Keywords (other than themes): rhymes, routines, animals, poem, sleep

Brief Review (in under 50 words): Fun text with lovely illustrations.

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

ISBN Number (if available): 978-981-05-7813-8

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