List: The Great Dragon Warrior

Title of Picture Book: The Great Dragon Warrior

Author: Ng Swee San

Illustrator: Wen Dee Tan

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

Publisher’s Blurb: Basmi’s dream of becoming a great warrior might finally come true: A mighty dragon is living in the cave right by him. Oh, the things he could learn from this hero. What a lesson for Basmi when the dragon warrior appears at last.

5 Keywords (other than themes): honesty, telling the truth, bravery, helpful, caution

Brief Review (in under 50 words): A twist in this tale.

Where to buy or borrow (if available): NLB, Singapore

ISBN Number (if available): 978-981-46-1582-2

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

List: The School in the Glass City

Title of Picture Book: The School in the Glass City

Author: Gwen Lee

Illustrator: Brandon Chng

Publisher and Country (may be self-published): Marshall Cavendish for Building and Construction Authority, Singapore

Publisher’s Blurb: Alex is not just mean to his schoolmates Bucky and Gaia; he also doesn’t think twice about wasting natural resources! When things get out of hand, Greco and Beco decide to intervene. With the help of a little magic, they transport Alex forward in time, The Singapore of 2047 looks picture-perfect, but is it really? Follow Greco and Beco as they reveal the key to a sustainable future.

5 Keywords (other than themes): sustainability, environment, bully, waste, caring

Brief Review (in under 50 words): Personally think it is too didactic and not a very engaging story.

Where to buy or borrow (if available): NLB, Singapore

ISBN Number (if available): 978-981-4779-2-96

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

List: Somebody to Love

Title of Picture Book: Somebody to Love

Author: Jeanette Aw

Illustrator: Jeannette Aw

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

Publisher’s Blurb: Life’s best journey is with the one you love


5 Keywords (other than themes): loneliness, feelings, emotions, friendship, celebrity

Brief Review (in under 50 words): This book by a celebrity is perhaps targetted at older readers. All the same, the words are few and poetic, and illustrations are colourful and attractive.

Where to buy or borrow (if available): NLB, Singapore

ISBN Number (if available): 978-981-09-2988-6

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

List: Plato and the Missing Bed

Title of Picture Book: Plato and the Missing Bed

Author: Celine Tan

Illustrator: Priscilla Tan

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

Publisher’s Blurb: Plato loves his donut bed. But what if somedoggy needs it more than he does?

A tale of caring and sharing, designed to delight and inspire little ones.

5 Keywords (other than themes): sharing, caring, dog, pet, stray

Brief Review (in under 50 words): A charming book.

Where to buy or borrow (if available): NLB, Singapore

ISBN Number (if available): 978-981-09-9901-8

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

List: The Hyena and the Monster

Title of Picture Book: The Hyena and the Monster

Author: J H Low

Illustrator: J H Low

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

Publisher’s Blurb: The tress in the jungle have mysteriously disappeared! Does the legendary monster really exist? Four Tooth the hyena rushes to warn his friends, but they do not believe him. He then decides to teach them a lesson. Just when he thinks his plan worked, Four Tooth finds himself in danger! Will his friends help him or is this the end of Four Tooth?

Inspired by the Chinese idiom, 狐假虎威(hu jia hu wei), this entertaining story highlights essential lessons about friendship and will delight readers of all ages.

5 Keywords (other than themes): honesty, Chinese idiom, friendship, courage, forgiving

Brief Review (in under 50 words): An entertaining story.

Where to buy or borrow (if available): NLB, Singapore

ISBN Number (if available): 978-981-4721-69-1

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

List: A Blue Cat’s Tale

Title of Picture Book: A Blue Cat’s Tale

Author: Sangeetha Madhavan

Illustrator: Michelle Chang

Publisher and Country (may be self-published): Straits Time Press, Singapore

Publisher’s Blurb: Mas has just moved to a new home, but all the other cats are farid of him because he’s blue! Follow Max around his new neighbourhood as he tried to find a friend.

5 Keywords (other than themes): friendship, cats, neighbours, travel, imagination

Brief Review (in under 50 words): A story of friendship with unique illustrations.

Where to buy or borrow (if available): NLB, Singapore

ISBN Number (if available): 978-981-4266-04-8

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

List: I Have Constipation!

Title of Picture Book: Chicken Cha Cha – I Have Constipation!

Author: Anna Phang

Illustrator: Debbi P.

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

Publisher’s Blurb: Chicken Cha Cha is unwell, to be precise, he is suffering from constipation! Sofie and Fi Fi brainstorm ways to help solve his embarrassing problem. What creative ways can you come up with?

From author Anna Phang and illustrator Debbi P., comes this effervescent character – Chicken Cha Cha. The story is told using catchy dialogues and lively illustrations – perfect for reading aloud and role-playing.

Prepare to fall love with these adorable characters as they brave through a series of adventures with their ingenious ideas.

5 Keywords (other than themes): health, toilet, cute, witty, diet

Brief Review (in under 50 words): The illustration are cute and attractive, making this a good conversation starter about having a healthy lifestyle.

Where to buy or borrow (if available): NLB, Singapore

ISBN Number (if available): 978-981-07-7689-3

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

List: The Watchtower Warrior

Title of Picture Book: The Watchtower Warrior

Author: Shekinah Linn

Illustrator: Tan Seow Wei

Publisher and Country (may be self-published): Straits Times Press, Singapore

Publisher’s Blurb: Little Bud loves her father’s tales of the East and the West. Inspired by the stories, Little Bud comes up with a brilliant idea to protect her village from bandits.

A charming tale about a girl’s imagination and determination, inspired by a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

5 Keywords (other than themes): Mulan, courage, creativity, helpfulness, perseverance

Brief Review (in under 50 words): “This lively text is sensitively matched with delicate illustrations to produce a story that is both endearing and inspiring.” – Joyce Dunbar, best-selling writer

Where to buy or borrow (if available): NLB, Singapore

ISBN Number (if available): 978-981-4266-08-6

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

List: Is That Rainbowsaurus So Different from Us?

Title of Picture Book: Is that Rainbowsaurus So Different from Us?

Author: Emily Lim

Illustrator: Jade Fang

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

Publisher’s Blurb: Libby the Rainbowsaurus moves into a new neighbourhood. The Blusauruses avoid Libby as they have never seen anyone like her before. Is Libby really so different from them?

5 Keywords (other than themes): acceptance, identity, rights of the child, discrimination, Singapore

Brief Review (in under 50 words): A story to talk about being more inclusive.

Where to buy or borrow (if available): NLB, Singapore

ISBN Number (if available): 978-981-07-5375-7

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

List: Maddie Makes Friends

Title of Picture Book: Maddie Makes Friends

Author: Ho Lee-Ling

Illustrator: Patrick Yee

Publisher and Country (may be self-published): Housing and Development Board, Singapore

Publisher’s Blurb: Maddie lived in a world of her own and was always listening to her headphones. She never smiled and hardly had friends. During Maddie’s stay with him during the school holidays, Grandfather Moon showed Maddie how to reach out and make friends in the neighbourhood.

5 Keywords (other than themes): neighbours, neighbourliness, consideration, helpfulness, grandparent

Brief Review (in under 50 words): Simple story about neighbourliness and also shows racial harmony.

Where to buy or borrow (if available): NLB, Singapore

ISBN Number (if available): 978-981-09-0309-1

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