Singapore Shelf

YOUNG ADULT

MOUNT EMILY

By Low Ying Ping

Epigram Books/ Paperback/ 144 pages/ $12.90/Major bookstores and from epigrambooks.sg

Low's debut novel sends best friends Patsy and Elena back in time after the two 13-year-olds start digging for the body of a girl rumoured to be buried in the backyard of Mount Emily Girls' School. They awake to find themselves in their mothers' bodies and a race against time follows as they try to save the world.


MOUNT EMILY

 By Low Ying Ping


PICTURE BOOK


WHERE ARE ALL THE BIRDS?: THE EXTRAORDINARY MIND OF DR GOH KENG SWEE

 By Darel Seow


WHERE ARE ALL THE BIRDS?: THE EXTRAORDINARY MIND OF DR GOH KENG SWEE

By Darel Seow

Epigram Books/Paperback/ 32 pages/$14.90/Major bookstores and from epigrambooks.sg

Take a breezy trip through the life of Dr Goh Keng Swee, one of the country's founding fathers. A quiet boy who grew up on a rubber plantation, he later became Singapore's second deputy prime minister and one of its greatest minds.

COLOURING BOOK


BLKS & NOS.

By Koh Hong Teng
 


BLKS & NOS.

By Koh Hong Teng

Epigram Books/ Paperback/ 20 pages/ $24.90/ Major bookstores and from epigrambooks.sg

The adult colouring book craze goes local with these meticulous scenes from the Singapore heartland. The pages in the book can be removed and framed.

CHILDREN'S


AFTERNOON TEA AT RAFFLES HOTEL By Fleur Vella-Chang

AFTERNOON TEA AT RAFFLES HOTEL

By Fleur Vella-Chang

Ehots Books/ Boardbook/ 28 pages/$14.95/Major bookstores and from ethosbooks.com.sg This charming little read follows a motley crew of zoo animals, including a flamingo and a tiger, as they pass by famous Singapore landmarks on their separate ways to meet for tea at Raffles Hotel.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on April 24, 2016, with the headline 'Singapore Shelf'. Print Edition | Subscribe