AFCC 2017 – 10% off

Date: 17 — 21 MAY 2017Venue: NLB, Victoria Road Singapore The Asian Festival of Children’s Content (AFCC) is an annual festival in Singapore that celebrates and promotes the creation and appreciation of children’s books and content, with a focus on Asian themes.  Indonesia is the country of focus for this year.  ISLN members are offered…

LKSW 2017 & Speed Dating Picture Books from around the world

A reminder that Barb and I are closing registration at the end of the week for the Feb 17/18 Librarians’ Knowledge Sharing Workshop 2017, being held at UWCSEA East.   Go to http://research.uwcsea.edu.sg/lksw2017 for registration details. Note that all our network members are invited to join us for any of the social events (even if you…

From Holly Thompson: free guide to her latest verse novel, The Language Inside

Hello Librarians, I’m happy to announce the Discussion, Writing, Activity and Service Guide for my YA verse novel The Language Inside (Delacorte/Random House 2013). You can download this extensive Guide HERE.  Created for classrooms, book groups, readers and writers, included in the guide are discussion questions, essay topics, poetry prompts, extension activities and service project ideas.   Here is my blog…

The world through picture books

The World through Picture Books is an on-going initiative of the International Federation of Library Associations. Participating countries have each contributed ten favourite picture books to produce a wonderfully international and diverse catalogue. Included are familiar favourites from Singapore, the U.K., Germany, France, the U.S.A. 36 countries in all are represented.This catalogue is a delight…

February 1-3: Children’s Lit Conference @SAS

You’ll hear more about this from Nancy Johnson at next week’s meeting, but here is a promotional slideshow about the Children’s Literature Conference at SAS, February 1 – 3, 2013.

Keep the date: 2013 Children’s / Young Adult Literature Conference – this February in Singapore

When: Feb. 1-3, 2013 (Friday, Meet the Author Reception; Saturday, Conference; Sunday, Writing and Illustrating Workshops) Where: Singapore American SchoolIntermediate School Theatre Featuring: Chris Crutcher     Author of 11 books (including Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes, Stotan, Whaletalk, King of the Mild Frontier) written for young adults, with short stories in 12 anthologies. Recipient of…

Red Dot 2012-2013 Long Lists Announced

The Red Dot Awards Committee has decided on the Red Dot book long-list for 2012-2013.  We’d love for people to read the books and let us know what they think about them.  An easy way to do that is to add your reviews to your Goodreads account (if you have one). Click here to see…

APD Singapore distributes Epigram Books, including the new SherMay Loh book

The second book in SherMay Loh’s “Archibald” series — Archibald and the Black Knight’s Ring — will be published in June.   Book launch at Kinokuniya on Sat, 2nd June at 2.00pm From APD Singapore: We are pleased to announce our appointment as the exclusive distributor for Epigram Books Pte Ltd for the ASEAN region with…

LOCAL AUTHOR: Adeline Foo – “The Thing Under My Bed”

Adeline Foo writes to us re a picture book she wrote in 2009 that she feels has not had the attention it deserves, as she was busy promoting Amos Lee when it came out. See the website of illustrator Chris Martin, who travels through Singapore from time to time, according to Adeline — so available…