Attack of the Swordfish and Other Singapore Tales
Author: Charlotte Lim
Publisher: Singapore: National Heritage Board, 2005.
Call No.: J SING 398.2 LIM – [FOL]
Summary: Ever wondered how Bukit Merah got its name? Or how the Sisters’ Islands came to be? This enchanting book of Singapore folktales will answer all your curiosities about Singapore’s heritage, and entertain you at the same time.
Celebrate Indian Hindu Festivals (Come to the Party!)
Author: Suzanne Lauridsen & Sally Heinrich
Publisher: Singapore: Asiapac Books, 2005.
Call No.: J SING 294.5 LAU, ACL 294.5 LAU
Summary: Why do people poke long needles into their body during the Thaipusam procession? Why is Deepavali called the “festival of lights”? Join Max and Rani as they celebrate and discover interesting facets of Indian Hindu festivals in Singapore.
Danger Dan Confronts the Merlion Mastermind (Danger Dan, Issue 1)
Author: Lesley-Anne & Monica Lim
Publisher: Singapore: Epigram Books, 2014.
Call No.: J SING LIM
Summary: Eleven-year-old Danny is secretly boy superhero Danger Dan. A mysterious time warp is threatening Singapore, and Danger Dan is ready for action. Together with Gadget Girl from the year 2135, he travels back in time to make sure that the Merlion does not end up with orchids around its head. Which, to be honest, is not as easy as it might sound…
In The Wilderness (Twinkletoes, Book 6)
Author: Thomas Koh & Titian
Publisher: Singapore: Angsana Books, 2010.
Call No.: J SING KOH
Summary: Leandro the footballer gets a taste of what it feels like to be David Beckham. Top football clubs from Europe and Japan are courting him, and he becomes a media sensation overnight, surrounded by reporters and giggly schoolgirls. After a disastrous match in the North Zone competition, Leandro begins to realize he was successful because of his team. Coach Ramsey sends the team for a four-day survival course on Pulau Hantu to rebuild team trust and spirit. Will Leandro and his teammates overcome the challenges and emerge stronger?
Little Red in the Hood (A Singaporean Fairy Tale)
Author: Glen Goei
Publisher: Singapore: Epigram Books, 2014.
Call No.: J SING GOE
Summary: Little Red’s favourite person in the world is Rambo, her cool kickboxing grandma who gives her a red sweater that she wears everywhere she goes. One day, Little Red falls sick. Rambo rushes to Little Red’s house to make her chicken soup, only to find a stranger at the door! Who is this woman who is also wearing a red sweater, and where is Little Red?
Monkey Business: A Project by the Students of the Raffles Ecological Literacy Programme
Author: Adam Shehabuddin, Laura Tan & Tyronne Toh
Publisher: Singapore: Raffles Institution, 2014.
Call No.: J SING ADA
Summary: When Joe does not see his monkey friend Momo waiting for him at the usual place, he suspects something may have gone wrong. He sets out to look for Momo and, true enough, finds him looking very frail and sick. Dr Budi the vet diagnoses Momo with food poisoning. Find out what Joe had to do with Momo falling ill, and what he did to make amends to his little friend.
Pawful Peril (Ellie Belly, Book 7)
Author: Eliza Teoh
Publisher: Singapore: Bubbly Books, 2014.
Call No.: J SING TEO
Summary: Ellie pretends to be ill in order to escape a vaccination in school, and assures her mother that she will stay in bed. Her bedrest promise, however, is quickly overturned when her dog Snowy informs her that fifty-three dogs needed emergency rescuing from a puppy mill! Will Ellie get there in time? And how will she explain this to her mother when she finds out?
Save the Flowers! (Robozonic, Book 1)
Author: Caline Tan
Publisher: Singapore: Bubbly Books, 2011.
Call No.: J SING TAN
(This book is also available on eReads.)
Summary: Eight-year-old Mabel likes to talk to everything, including objects. This rather strange habit leads her one day to find a robot from the year 2111! Robozonic looks like a pebble, but is able to do all sorts of cool things such as teleporting and communicating with all living things, humans included! Together, they chase away a group of bullies and hatch a plan to send Robozonic back to the future.
Sherlock Sam and the Missing Heirloom in Katong (Sherlock Sam, Case 1)
Author: A. J. Low
Publisher: Singapore: Epigram Books, 2012.
Call No.: J SING LOW
Summary: Auntie Kim Lian’s Peranakan cookbook of family recipes has disappeared! Sherlock Sam gets on the case, and is determined to solve the mystery of the missing cookbook. He goes to the library, where he discovers that all the Peranakan cookbooks in the collection have been borrowed out by the same person. Who could it be - and just why is he or she so interested in Peranakan cuisine?
Star Anise, Superstar! (Asian Spice Kids)
Author: Linn Shekinah
Publisher: Singapore: The Almond Tree, 2013.
Call No.: J SING SHE
Summary: Star Anise may look like a star, but she certainly doesn’t feel like one. She feels inferior to the other Spice Kids, like Chilli and Cinnamon, because she does not have a dish named after her. When her efforts to stand out are not appreciated, she runs away. She stumbles upon a plot to attack all the Spices, and succeeds in saving them! Star Anise finally discovers what it truly means to be a “star”.
The Chronicles of Oujo (Questalon, Book 1)
Author: Jeffrey Lawrence Omar
Publisher: Singapore: Cerealbox Studios, 2013.
Call No.: J SING JEF
Summary: A beautifully illustrated, funny and entertaining tale of a boy who becomes a hero despite the odds. Oujo is an orphan who gets more than he bargained for when he enrols at an adventure school. Join him in his rollicking escapades as he takes on cunning princes, fire-breathing dracoflies and invisible lizard-boys!
The Diary of Amos Lee: I’m Twelve, I’m Tough, I Tweet! (The Diary of Amos Lee, Book 3)
Author: Adeline Foo
Publisher: Singapore: Epigram Books, 2010.
Call No.: J SING FOO
Summary: Meet Amos Lee, a twelve-year-old boy who decides he wants to be famous and popular. First, he creates a Twitter account. Next, he starts writing for his school magazine and swims for the school team. Along the way, Amos deals with school bullies and struggles with PSLE preparations, while still finding time to take part in Tween Idol! Will Amos finally become “Famous Amos”?
The Hand of Doom; Grinning Ghosts (Mr Midnight, Book 84)
Author: James Lee
Publisher: Singapore: Angsana Books, 2014.
Call No.: J SING LEE
Summary: This book is definitely not for the faint-hearted! In the first of two stories, “The Hand of Doom”, Nicholas discovers that he is being followed by a rotten hand - the Hand of Doom! What does the hand want from him? In “Grinning Ghosts”, a group of friends visit a haunted house to investigate the presence of grinning ghosts. Will they still be smiling after their supernatural encounter though?
The Mango Tree
Author: Hidayah Amin
Publisher: Singapore: Helang Books, 2013.
Call No.: J SING 959.57051092 HID
Summary: When Idah was born, her grandma Nenek planted a mango seed in their garden to celebrate the arrival of her first grandchild. For as long as Idah remembers, her mango tree was always a part of her life. She would play under its shade and eat the many desserts and dishes made with mangoes from the tree through the years. Yes, her very special mango tree, which gave her shelter, sweet memories and tastes, and which also helped her dream.
Author: Edmund Lim
Publisher: Singapore: Alzheimer's Disease Association, 2005.
Call No.: J SING S823 LIM
Summary: Luke’s best friend is his Grandma. Sadly, her memory is not as good as it used to be. She loses her way in her housing estate and doesn’t remember where she leaves her things. Worse, she now sometimes scolds people for things they didn’t do. There is no getting old Grandma back, but with a little help, life with a forgetful Grandma doesn’t have to be so bad after all.
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