List: Salted Fish

Title of Picture Book: Salted Fish

Author: Yeo Wei Wei

Illustrator: Ye Shufang

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

Publisher’s Blurb: Lynn is visiting the National Art Gallery for the first time with her favourite toy Cotton Bunny. Both of them notice a funny smell in one of the galleries. The smell seems to be coming from one of the paintings! Lynn and Cotton Bunny are about to embark on a journey that they will never forget, a journey where art, memory, and the present meet.

5 Keywords (other than themes): imagination, artwork, gallery, painting, food

Brief Review (in under 50 words): An imaginative visit to the National Gallery Singapore, featuring a famous painting by Cheong Soo Pieng.

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

ISBN Number (if available): 978-981-08-6444-6

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

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List: Stacey goes to The Peranakan Museum

Title of Picture Book: Stacey goes to The Peranakan Museum

Author: Lianne Ong

Illustrator: James Tan

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

Publisher’s Blurb: When Stacey accompanies her aunt to the Peranakan Museum, she does not realise what an adventure it’ll become.

Boy, is she in for a wonderful surprise …

5 Keywords (other than themes): culture, kebaya, imagination, history, museum

Brief Review (in under 50 words): An imaginative visit to the museum.

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

ISBN Number (if available): 978-981-4597-80-7

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

List: Places

Title of Picture Book: Places – Stories from the Eastern Part of Singapore

Author: Various (see blurb)

Illustrator: Various (see blurb)

Publisher and Country (may be self-published): National Library Board, Singapore

Publisher’s Blurb: Places was conceptualised to introduced the art of creating children’s picture book revolving around cherished landmarks from the East, and to inculcate a love for reading and appreciation of Singapore Literature. As part of the National Library Board and National Arts Council’s initiative to bridge the arts and the communities, this project sought to connect aspiring writers and illustrators with artists at the Public Libraries, facilitating conversations and discussions. Led by a team of 5 established artists from different fields – Adeline Foo, Lee Kowling, Denise Tan, Lynette Morrison and Chan Wai Han, participants learnt various aspects of creating a children’s picture book through techniques in story-writing, editing, layout and illustration.

Author-illustrators represented in this collection is indicated in the photo of the content page below.

5 Keywords (other than themes): landmarks, memories, imagination, cloud, legend

Brief Review (in under 50 words): This is an interesting collection of different kinds of stories and illustrations were done in a variety of styles. The mix includes an imaginary story with a pet cloud, a legend set in Ubin, a visit to great grandma, the life of an old house to an adventurous day in a shophouse.

The text are all written in rhymes.

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

ISBN Number (if available): 978-981-09-5909-8

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

List: I Don’t Want Mei Mei Anymore!

Title of Picture Book: I Don’t Want Mei Mei Anymore!

Author: Lynn Lee

Illustrator: Phua San San

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

Publisher’s Blurb: mark has a bay sister, Mei Mei. One day, Mark gets so mad with her, he decided she doesn’t want Mei Mei anymore! That night, the children have an amazing adventure and Mark gets a chance to exchange Mei Mei for another baby. he picks different baby animals, but each is just not right. Will he find the perfect baby?

A delightful adventure if a little boy who comes to terms with his baby sister blues.

5 Keywords (other than themes): Sibling rivalry, imagination, animals, rockets, fun

Brief Review (in under 50 words): A delightful story.

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

ISBN Number (if available): 978-981-4266-06-2

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

List: The Adventures of Max and Ritchie

Title of Picture Book: The Adventures of Max and Ritchie

Author: Various (see blurb)

Illustrator: Li Sicong

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

Publisher’s Blurb: Max is a self-centred boy who dislikes the outdoors. One day, his parents bring him to the forest for a walk, where he finds himself separated from them and plunged into its very depths!

In order to be reunited with them, he has to complete a quest set for him by the Fairy of the Forest.

On this exciting quest, he meets many different plants and animals and he is shown the true beauty of nature. Join him on this exciting adventure and be part of the story yourself.

Created by students from Raffles Institution’s Ecological Literacy Programme. Authors: Gerald Tan Wei Hao, Russell Tan Pin Xue, Tee Yan Yie, Katherine Lee En Ying, Kenneth Tan Yan Han, Aaron Leow Chung Yong

5 Keywords (other than themes): Nature trail, plants, animals, go green, imagination

Brief Review (in under 50 words): Based on an actual nature trail in MacRitchie forest, this offers an interesting way to talk about local plants and animals.

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

ISBN Number (if available): 978-981-07-9097-4

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

List : Pip’s Garden

Title of Picture Book: Pip’s Garden

Author: Lorraine Tan

Illustrator: Lorraine Tan

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

Publisher’s Blurb: Pip is an ordinary boy who likes gardening. Unfortnately nothing ordinary ever grows in Pip’s garden.
Join Pip as he journeys across towers of bushes and pebble hills to discover that sometimes, being different may be the best gift one could ever have.

5 Keywords (other than themes): puns, plants, robots, gardening, imagination

Brief Review (in under 50 words): Fun play of words in the illustrations.

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

ISBN Number (if available): 978-981-4266-38-3

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

List: San’s Home

Title of Picture Book: San’s Home

Author: Chew Chia Shao Wei

Illustrator: Anngee Neo

Publisher and Country (may be self-published): World Scientific Publishing, Singapore

Publisher’s Blurb: San is in her spaceship! Lion is keeping her company. What will they see and do next?

The universe is almost, but not quite, bigger than imagination. Within it, we are sheltered by a place we call ‘home’. For San, home is right here in Singapore, but San is also a child of the universe.

5 Keywords (other than themes): imagination, science, map, galaxy, neighbourhood

Brief Review (in under 50 words): A delightful and simple way to present perspective and a sense of place.

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

ISBN Number (if available): 978-981-4699-41-9

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

List: Stacey goes to the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum

Title of Picture Book: Stacey goes to the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum

Author: Lianne Ong

Illustrator: James Tan

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

Publisher’s Blurb: Stacey dives into the exhibits at the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum and learns secrets from the past. Join her on her latest magical adventures.

5 Keywords (other than themes): Raffles, bear, snail, imagination, nature

Brief Review (in under 50 words): There is an imaginative twist that makes the history of the museum in an interesting way.

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

ISBN Number (if available): 978-981-4668-67-5

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

List: The Great Hospital Adventure in Space

Title of Picture Book: The Great Hospital Adventure in Space

Author: Serene Ng

Illustrator: Serene Ng

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

Publisher’s Blurb: Dinoboy is scared of going to the hospital. He does not want Mum and Dad to leave. But he soon discovers there is nothing to be afraid of. In fact, an adventure awaits …

5 Keywords (other than themes): doctor, health, hospital, courage, imagination

Brief Review (in under 50 words): An imaginative tale to talk about visits to the hospital.

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

ISBN Number (if available): 979-981-17-0082-8

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