Vinod and the Deepavali Dishes

Title of Picture Book: Vinod and the Deepavali Dishes

Author: Debra Ann Francisco

Illustrator: Madeline Wee

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

Publisher’s Blurb: It’s a busy day for Vinod! He has to follow his Aunty Meera around Little India on her Deepavali shopping errands. Back home, he makes an amazing discovery about his Tatta (grandfather). Find out what Vinod learns about Tatta’s youth and how he puts his creative juices to work helping his family out in this kitchen.

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

5 Keywords (other than themes): Food, grandfather, history, culture, Indian 

Brief Review (in under 50 words): A good way to know about common Indian food and spices. 

Where to buy or borrow (if available): NLB

ISBN Number (if available): 978-981-47-4798-1

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

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The Yummiest Cupcake

Title of Picture Book: The Yummiest Cupcake

Author: Leila Boukarim

Illustrator: Barbara Moxham

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

Publisher’s Blurb: Alex loves cupcakes. He loves to bake them, he loves to ice them and most of all, he loves to eat them! But there is one thing Alex doesn’t like. He is only ever allowed one. That’s the rule. Just one cupcake. When Alex can’t decide which cupcake to choose on his birthday, it seems like nothing is going his way … until he gets home to find a wonderful birthday surprise!

A sweet story about passion and perseverance from the creators of Hello, Goodbye Little Island and A Warm Christmas.

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

5 Keywords (other than themes): Cupcakes, passion, perseverance, baking, birthday 

Brief Review (in under 50 words): Comes with a cupcake recipe too.

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

ISBN Number (if available): 978-971-48-4128-3

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

You Belong to Me

Title of Picture Book: You Belong to Me

Author: Mamoru Suzuki

Illustrator: Mamoru Suzuki

Publisher and Country (may be self-published): Museyon, USA (http://www.museyon.com/shop/)

Publisher’s Blurb: (no blurb)

Original Japanese title: Anata Ga Daisuki
Translated into English by Mariko Shii Gharbi

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

5 Keywords (other than themes): feelings, love, animals

Brief Review (in under 50 words): A charming book with few words and lovely illustrations that feels warm and fuzzy.

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

ISBN Number (if available): 978-1-940842-12-7

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

Little Wayang Kid

Title of Picture Book: Little Wayang Kid

Author: Raymond Tan

Illustrator: Joey Ng Kai Woon

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

Publisher’s Blurb: (No blurb)

Story of an Indian boy learning Chinese wayang.

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

5 Keywords (other than themes): Bilingual, culture, arts, performance, harmony

Brief Review (in under 50 words): A simple story with interesting actions.

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

ISBN Number (if available): 978-981-09-1125-6

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

Guai Wu The Chinese Elf

Title of Picture Book: Guai Wu The Chinese Elf

Author: Adeline Foo

Illustrator: Christine Lim Simpson

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

Publisher’s Blurb: Guai Wu looks different from other children. Because of this, they shun him and hurl ugly names and unkind words at him. One day, Guai Wu met a seamstress who took him in, and offered him food and shelter. Then, mysteriously, beautifully embroidered items started appearing in her home. Does Guai Wu have anything to do with them? And does he finally find acceptance for who he is?

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

5 Keywords (other than themes): grateful, kindness, looks, beauty, friendship

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

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

ISBN Number (if available): 978-981-08-2898-1

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

I Can Climb!

Title of Picture Book: I Can Climb!

Author: Mini Shrinivasan

Illustrator: Deval Maniar

Publisher and Country (may be self-published): Pratham Books, India

Publisher’s Blurb: Here, a little boy learns to climb up. But can he climb down? This book is one of the four books in the Growing Up series.

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

5 Keywords (other than themes): learning, growing up, brave, father, up and down

Brief Review (in under 50 words): A fun book to read with a young one.

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

ISBN Number (if available): 978-93-5022-235-5

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

Larry in School

Title of Picture Book: Larry in School

Author: Devaki Nair

Illustrator: Chen Dai

Publisher and Country (may be self-published): Ol International. Singapore

Publisher’s Blurb: (No blurb)

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

5 Keywords (other than themes): first day of school, behaviour, play, learning

Brief Review (in under 50 words): About a boy that behaves a little differently in class, and who enjoys playing just like the other children.

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

ISBN Number (if available): 981-05-3995-9

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

Practice Makes Po-fect!

Title of Picture Book: Practice Makes Po-fect!

Author: Tan Chun Xiao, Diandrea Ho Siu Ping, Nicholas Tan Kian Boon, Ang Hao Duan

Illustrator: Tan Chun Xiao

Publisher and Country (may be self-published): Raffles Ecological Literacy Programme, Singapore

Publisher’s Blurb: Po, the Raffles’ Banded Langur, has just started climbing but, it is not as easy as it seems! He does not want to be the slowest in his troop anymore, so he goes off looking for his friends for help. Join Po in his journey as he learns to work hard and never give up.

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

5 Keywords (other than themes): practice, animals, motion, support, unique

Brief Review (in under 50 words): Besides the Raffles Banded Langur, this story also introduces the Common Gliding Lizard, Malayan Colugo and Paradise Tree Snake

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

ISBN Number (if available): 978-981-11-3249-0

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

Layang-layang

Title of Picture Book: Layang-layang

Author: Lucy Pou K H

Illustrator: Boboy

Publisher and Country (may be self-published): L.A.M.P. Learning, Singapore

Publisher’s Blurb: A mediating-to-learn book.

Kassim feels sad when his birthday present, a kite, is lost. When Kassim finds the kite that he lost, it is no longer the same. Can Kassim do anything about it?

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

5 Keywords (other than themes): mediating learning, problem solving, kite, emotion, lost

Brief Review (in under 50 words): Comes with suggestions on how to mediate learning using this book based on the Mediating Learning Practice Framework. (Not about mediation.)

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

ISBN Number (if available): 978-981-11-2312-2

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

Franny’s Ballerina Dream

Title of Picture Book: Franny’s Ballerina Dream

Author: Tang Hanyu

Illustrator: Chua Zixin, Janice Yap

Publisher and Country (may be self-published): Teamway Education Resources, Singapore

Publisher’s Blurb: “Start protecting your eyes. It’s never too late.” – Franny

We are Project FOReSIGHT, a group of students from School of Arts, Singapore (SOTA), who are currently doing a Community Problem Solving (CmPS) project on childhood myopia.

Hence, we aim to create more opportunities for both children aged 4 to 12 and their parents to be more aware of the importance of protecting their eyesight through practicing good eye care habits so that there will be a decrease in the number of children suffering from myopia in Singapore.

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

5 Keywords (other than themes): myopia, handphone, habits, ballet, rhyme

Brief Review (in under 50 words): Comes with notes on good and bad eye care habits.

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

ISBN Number (if available): 978-981-11-3999-4

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