List: Mummy’s Hero

Title of Picture Book: Mummy’s Hero

Author: Jumaini Ariff

Illustrator: Jumaini Ariff

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

Publisher’s Blurb: Something had scared Mummy and Qiyah! What is it? Ariff quickly comes to their rescue. Ariff is brave because he has promised Daddy to look after his mummy and little sister at home.

Ariff is a cheerful and active 6-year-old boy. Like any child, Ariff sometimes gets into trouble. In this series, Ariff discovers new things about life, his environment and himself. His parents and little sister Qiyah are also part of his adventures and experiences.

5 Keywords (other than themes): Lizard, Silat, promises, courage, hero

Brief Review (in under 50 words): A story for talking about keeping promises, bravery, and fears.

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

ISBN Number (if available): 978-9971-77-765-4

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


List: Lost in the Secret Garden

photo-7-5-17-2-36-17-pm.jpgTitle of Picture Book: Lost in the Secret Garden

Author: Adeline Foo

Illustrator: Miel

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

Publisher’s Blurb: Three children stumbled on a secret garden in their search for Camy. Just who or what is Camy? They discovered a mysterious tree house for little people and got lost in a maze. Was the children’s adventure real? Find out what happened in the secret garden.


5 Keywords (other than themes): garden, camouflaged, lizard, tropical, park

Brief Review (in under 50 words): This story is set in the Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden though the place is not mentioned directly in it. It is fun trying to spot Camy in each page of illustration. Useful nature information are included in the back matter.

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

ISBN Number (if available): 978-981-05-9214-1