Siri Ikun and the Two Birds

Title of Picture Book: Suri Ikun and the Two Birds

Author: Dian K

Illustrator: Alvin Adhi

Publisher and Country (may be self-published): BIP, Indonesia

Publisher’s Blurb: Suri Ikun was a good boy. One day, he got lost in the jungle and the ghosts kidnapped him. There was nothing Suri Ikun could do. Despite all these, he kept on doing good things to others, including to two badly wounded birds that was trapped into the cave he was being held. What would happen next to Suri Ikun? Would he be able to escape from the ghosts?

In Indonesian and English. English translation byDono Sunardi.

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

5 Keywords (other than themes): bilingual, legend, helpfulness, sibling, brothers

Brief Review (in under 50 words): Some minor errors in the English sentences.

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

ISBN Number (if available): 978-602-394-622-8

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

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The Crying Stone

Title of Picture Book: The Crying Stone

Author: Dian K

Illustrator: Arkhan Studio

Publisher and Country (may be self-published): BIP, Indonesia

Publisher’s Blurb: Darmi treated her own mother very badly, no matter that her mother loved her very much. One day, Darmi and her mother went to the market. Darmi denied her mother there by telling to everyone that she was coming with her maid, not her mother. This, of course, made Darmi’s mother felt broken. She cried because of it. What happened next to Darmi? Would she finally realize that she had done things very bad?

In Indonesian and English. English translation by Dono Sunardi.

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

5 Keywords (other than themes): legend, respect, bilingual, gratefulness, mother

Brief Review (in under 50 words): Some minor errors in the English sentence structures.

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

ISBN Number (if available): 978-602-394-686-0

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

Mina Meets Cambridge

Title of Picture Book: Mina Meets Cambridge

Author: Hidayah Amin

Illustrator: Jafri Janif

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

Publisher’s Blurb: Mina is excited to visit her elder sister, Zara, in Cambridge. Mina has heard so much about Cambridge University from Zara and longs to visit. As Mina spends time with her sister, she discovers many interesting facts about Cambridge. However, she wonders why Zara does not seem to notice the charming characters they meet along the way …

Mina Meets Cambridge is a whimsical story of an imaginative girl’s adventure in Cambridge. There she learns that in order to be successful, one needs to work hard, persevere, and have courage to dream big.

Age 9 and above; also for the dreamers and the young at heart.

This book is also available in Braille.

The typeface used in this book is know as Dyslexie Font, a five specially designed for people with dyslexia.

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

5 Keywords (other than themes): Imagination, famous people, aspiration, history, science

Brief Review (in under 50 words): Informative.

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

ISBN Number (if available): 978-981-09-4282-3

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

The Mermaid who became a Champion

Title of Picture Book: The Mermaid who became a Champion

Author: Yip Pin Xiu and Rohit Brijnath

Illustrator: Anngee Neo

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

Publisher’s Blurb: In 2008, a 16-year-old swimmer made hostory by winning Singapore’s first Paralympic gold. Her name: Yip Pin Xiu. How did she do it? Pin Xiu was born with Charcot Marie tooth, a disorder that leads to a progressive weakening of the muscles. Today, she has three Paralympic gold medals and a silver to her name.
In this beautifully-illustrated book, co-written with The Straits Times assistant sports editor Rohit Brijnath, Pin Xiu shares the story of her remarkable journey of how she became a champion at the Paralympic Games.

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

5 Keywords (other than themes): inclusive, paralympic, determination, sports, rhyme

Brief Review (in under 50 words): This inspiring story is written in rhyme, and comes with delightful illustrations.

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

ISBN Number (if available): 978-981-47-4753-0

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

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

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

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’s 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