List: Little Backyard Tales of MacRitchie

Title of Picture Book: Little Backyard Tales of MacRitchie

Author: Various (see blurb)

Illustrator: Various (see blurb)

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

Publisher’s Blurb: Can a clueless owl find a Tembusu tree to build his nest in? Will Froggie discover his talent in time for the talent show? Will tow unlikely friends, Dale and Timothy, find each other again? And, what surprising find awaits Millie and her friend at the top of the tree?

Little Backyard Tales of MacRitchie is a collection of short animal adventures in the heart of Singapore’s central Catchment Nature Reserve, which is home to an amazing diversity of life. Each forest tale was written by students of the Raffles Ecological Literacy programme to share with children the natural beauty that is MacRitchie.

5 Keywords (other than themes): animals, life cycles, reservoir, green, forest

Brief Review (in under 50 words): The 4 stories are interesting and colourfully illustrated with facts about the animals in the stories featured after each story.

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

ISBN Number (if available): 978-981-07-0359-2

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

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List: Lend a Hand

Title of Picture Book: Lend a Hand

Author: Syaenne bte Syariman, Nuriya Fareed Kagada, Amanda Pao Yuen Teng

Illustrator: Patrick Yee

Publisher and Country (may be self-published): Girl Guides Singapore

Publisher’s Blurb: The Brownies of Haig Girls’ School held a craft session during which the Brownies worked on their craft projects for the Toymaker Badge. However, an unfortunate incident happened …

5 Keywords (other than themes): dyslexie font, guides, brownies, helpfulness, craft

Brief Review (in under 50 words): A great effort by young writers.

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

ISBN Number (if available): 978-981-11-3357-2

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

List: The Forest Fable

Title of Picture Book: The Forest Fable

Author: Gelyn Ong

Illustrator: Gelyn Ong

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

Publisher’s Blurb: In a beautiful rainforest filled with trees of many colours, the animals live happily. One day, a lumberjack arrives. Will he chop down the trees? What will become of the bears, the porcupines and the orang-utans who call the forest home?

In this enchanting fable, 9-year-old artist Gelyn Ong paints a moving portrait of Mother Nature under threat and the importance of conserving the earth’s shared resources.

5 Keywords (other than themes): environment, animals, young writer, science, deforestation

Brief Review (in under 50 words): A charming book by a young artist and illustrator.

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

ISBN Number (if available): 978-981-4408-56-1

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

List: Ten Little Bunnies Go to Town

Ten Little Bunnies CoverTitle: Ten Little Bunnies Go to Town – A Cautionary Tale about Road Safety and the Best-Laid Plans

Author: Tan Su Linn

Illustrator: Tan Su Linn

Publisher and Country: Partridge Publishing, Singapore

Publisher’s Blurb: It’s a fine day to head to town, or so our bunnies thought. After all, what could go wrong? Find out if they make it, as they navigate nasty bumps, rabbit impulses, and other surprises along the way.
Their eventful and sometimes darkly funny experiences offer readers practice counting down from ten to zero; they also hold a lesson (or ten!) for all adults or kids who ever imagined they had their journey well in hand.

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5 Keywords (other than themes): Humour, Surprises, Misadventures, Rabbits, Numbers

Brief Review (in under 50 words): A wry cautionary tale about road safety and the best-laid plans, this irreverent book follows 10 bunnies who board a bus to town. Their eventful journey is an apt analogy for life, and shows readers how to meet the unexpected with a good dose of humour and stoicism.

Where to buy or borrow (if available): www.tansulinn.com

ISBN Number (if available): 978-1-4828-7949-6

Submitted by (could be your preferred name, including pen name): Tan Su Linn

List: Sweaty Yeti

Screenshot_2017-04-28-08-42-07-605Title of Picture Book: Sweaty Yeti

Author: Pietra Nina Hamdani

Illustrator: Lyly Young

Publisher and Country (may be self-published): m.i.books, Indonesia

Publisher’s Blurb: When a lonely yeti wandered into a human town, everyone was thrilled to welcome him. Unfortunately, the excitement didn’t last long because something weird happened to Yeti and it turned the city upside down. Would the people still offer Yeti their friendship, or send him away?

5 Keywords (other than themes): monster , mountain, Yeti, imagination, snow

Brief Review (in under 50 words): This book is written by a young girl, Nina when she was 6. Hope this can be an inspiration to many children to write their own stories.

Where to buy or borrow (if available): https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/1539167755/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1493342993&sr=8-1&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_FMwebp_QL65&keywords=sweaty+yeti&dpPl=1&dpID=51e-j1hcWrL

ISBN Number (if available): 987-1539167754

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