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

List: The Watchtower Warrior

Title of Picture Book: The Watchtower Warrior

Author: Shekinah Linn

Illustrator: Tan Seow Wei

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

Publisher’s Blurb: Little Bud loves her father’s tales of the East and the West. Inspired by the stories, Little Bud comes up with a brilliant idea to protect her village from bandits.

A charming tale about a girl’s imagination and determination, inspired by a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

5 Keywords (other than themes): Mulan, courage, creativity, helpfulness, perseverance

Brief Review (in under 50 words): “This lively text is sensitively matched with delicate illustrations to produce a story that is both endearing and inspiring.” – Joyce Dunbar, best-selling writer

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

ISBN Number (if available): 978-981-4266-08-6

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

List: The Day Jimmy Swallowed a Brolly

Title of Picture Book: The Day Jimmy Swallowed a Brolly

Author: Bee Bee

Illustrator: Charmaine A

Publisher and Country (may be self-published): Self-published

Publisher’s Blurb: Here is Jimmy. Jimmy loves to eat … and eat … and eat. One day, Jimmy went too far …

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5 Keywords (other than themes): objects, imagination, surgery, food, diet

Brief Review (in under 50 words): Whimsical tale.

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

ISBN Number (if available): 978-981-09-3078-3

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

List: Koko the Great

Title of Picture Book: Koko the Great

Author: Natalie Hennedige

Illustrator: Twisstii

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

Publisher’s Blurb: Koko is a small village boy with a lively imagination, so life by the river is never dull. This adventure takes Koko further than he has ever been, to the end of the river where the river meets the sea. Does Koko take a step into the great beyond?

Koko’s story was inspired by “Life by the River”, an oil painting by one of Singapore’s first generation artist Liu Kang. The painting is in the collection of the National Heritage Board, Singapore.

5 Keywords (other than themes): imagination, art, national art gallery, painting, history

Brief Review (in under 50 words): “A wonderful story that celebrates the imagination of young children.” – Suchen Christine Lim, Singapore Literature Prizewinner

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

ISBN Number (if available): 079-981-08-8758-2

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

List: Picking Up a Penguin’s Egg Really Got Me into Trouble

Title of Picture Book: Picking Up a Penguin’s Egg Really Got Me into Trouble

Author: Neil Humphreys

Illustrator: Cheng Puay Koon

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

Publisher’s Blurb: Four-year old Abbie Rose has a magic suitcase. In this book, she goes on an exciting adventure to the snowy world of the South Pole with her best friend Billy. When she arrives, she meets a funny family of Adelie Penguins. Always a curious little girl, Abbie Rose picks up a penguin’s egg which causes all sorts of problems.
The penguins chase her. the ice breaks and they head out to the deep blue sea … where a hungry leopard seal is waiting. Fortunately, an unlikely hero comes up with a really clever plan to save the day.

5 Keywords (other than themes): imagination, south pole, problem solving, environment, animals

Brief Review (in under 50 words): Imaginative tale.

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

ISBN Number (if available): 978-981-4484-18-3

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

List: Why Am I Blue?

Title of Picture Book: Why Am I Blue?

Author: Melanie Lee

Illustrator: David Liew

Publisher and Country (may be self-published): MPH Group, Malaysia

Publisher’s Blurb: Squirky realises that he looks very different from daddy, mummy and sister Emma, and wants to know why. His parents tell him the story of how he came to be part of their family. Squirky finds out that he’s not actually from Earth, but a mysterious place called Planet Q!

This is the first book in The Adventures of Squirky the Alien series and marks the beginning of Squirky’s quest to find his birth parents and discover where he came from.

5 Keywords (other than themes): Adoption, imagination, acceptance, identity,

Brief Review (in under 50 words): An intriguing story and a good launchpad for speaking about adoption.

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

ISBN Number (if available): 978-967-415-206-2

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

List: Juno, A Kummy Story

Title of Picture Book: Juno, a Kummy story

Author: Lynette Wan
Illustrator: Dexian Feng
Publisher and Country (may be self-published): Self-published, Singapore
Publisher’s Blurb: Have you ever heard of the Kummies? They are plant people who live on a fruit farm. They look identifical, think alike and do the same thing every other day. Junko, a Kummy who looks a little different from the rest, chooses to be an exception – something most of us stay away from. An unexpected trip and fierce summer heat upset the Kummies’ routine, leaving them with no choice but to seek help from Juno. How can Juno help? Will the Kummies embrace change? The Kummies are about to embark on the journey to discovering that change is not all bad.


5 Keywords (other than themes): Change, adapting, imagination, seeds, plants

Brief Review (in under 50 words): A simple story about diversity and also the willingness to embrace change.
Where to buy or borrow (if available): NLB Singapore
ISBN Number (if available): 978-981-08-5427-0
Submitted by (could be your preferred name, including pen name): Moses