List: Kevin’s World

Title of Picture Book: Kevin’s World, A Story about Autism

Author: Min Lim & June Tham

Illustrator: Deborah Tay & Wan Jia Ling

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

Publisher’s Blurb: John went to play with David and his brother, Kevin. Why did Kevin start crying when John said hello? That’s because Kevin has autism. What is autism? What is it like to play with someone with autism? Come with John to David’s house. Meet Kevin and find out …

5 Keywords (other than themes): autism, dinosaurs, special rights, special needs, empathy

Brief Review (in under 50 words): A simple and easy to understand way to learn about autism.

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

ISBN Number (if available): 978-981-3065-99-0

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


List: Ryan the Playground Expert

Playground ExpertTitle of Picture Book: Ryan the Playground Expert

Author: Pauline Loh

Illustrator: Ong Sheng Hua

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

Publisher’s Blurb: Ryan has muscular dystrophy. But it does not stop him from pursuing his grand dream. Ryan wants to visit all the playgrounds in his country! Ryan takes pictures and notes for his playground project. Very soon, Ryan becomes a playground expert and gets to design the perfect playground!

playground expert

5 Keywords (other than themes): Passion for life, overcoming adversity, muscular dystrophy, special needs, playground.

Brief Review (in under 50 words): Singapore Book Awards (2016) Best Children’s Title Finalist. 2nd prize in Samsung KidsTime Author Award 2015.
This book is ideal for talking with children about special needs and chronic health conditions like muscular dystrophy. Parents and teachers can also use this book to explore with children about their passions.

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

ISBN Number (if available): 978-981-4342-47-6

Submitted by Pauline Loh