List: The Bird Who Was Afraid of Heights

Title of Picture Book: The Bird Who Was Afraid of Heights

Author: Farah Bagharib-Kaltz

Illustrator: Eeshaun

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

Publisher’s Blurb: Being afraid of heights isn’t such a big deal – unless you’re a bird! Meet Eddie, a mynah who lives behind an abandoned old house with Matt the rat, his only friend. When one day Matt is captured, how can Eddie stop his whole world from crashing down?

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5 Keywords (other than themes): fear, flying, birds, rats, phobia

Brief Review (in under 50 words): Simple story with bold illustrations. Mynahs in white?

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

ISBN Number (if available): 978-981-4266-01-7

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

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List: The Nightingale Who Couldn’t Sing

Title of Picture Book: The Nightingale Wh Couldn’t Sing

Author: Angie Featherstone

Illustrator: Stephanie Wong

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

Publisher’s Blurb: Ring! Ring! Quark! Quark!

Thats not the sound of a nightingale’s song. But no matter how hard Holly tried, she just couldn’t seem to sing as well as her brothers and sisters!

So poor Holly ran away until Mummy found her and showed her something more important than singing a beautiful song.

5 Keywords (other than themes): acceptance, talent, identity, birds, mother

Brief Review (in under 50 words): A simple and colourful story.

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

ISBN Number (if available): 978-981-07-2618-8

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

List: Miss Missy Mynah

Photo 7-5-17, 2 35 37 PMTitle of Picture Book: Miss Missy Mynah

Author: Suchen Christine Lim

Illustrator: Lee Kowling

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

Publisher’s Blurb: Miss Missy Mynah is sad that she has no feathers on her head. Are her friends able to help her?

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5 Keywords (other than themes): inventiveness, acceptance, diversity, birds, creativity

Brief Review (in under 50 words): In this simple story, a Mynah and her friends go to the beach, park and food centre to look for a solution. The stated focus is on inventiveness. Also useful for talking about diversity and acceptance.

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

ISBN Number (if available): 978-981-08-8165-8

List: Elvis and the Feathers School of Music

Photo 25-4-17, 1 49 11 PMTitle of Picture Book: Elvis and the Feathers School of Music

Author: Emily Lim

Illustrator: Laura Liberatore

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

Publisher’s Blurb: A music school for “birds only” is having a concert where its performers will be able to develop their potential further.
Elvis the frog dreams of singing at this important event. But can he ever be accepted?
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5 Keywords (not including themes): Dreams, School, Diversity, Birds, Nature

Brief Review (in under 50 words): Written to illustrate one article in the Rights of the Child, it is a good story about diversity, acceptance and talents. Also good for talking about school, and nature reserves (Sungei Buloh). It can be fun imagining what the concert sounded like. E-book available.

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

ISBN Number (if available): 978-981-07-5381-8