Singapore Shelf

PICTURE BOOKS

DAD'S TOO BUSY By Lily Kong, illustrated by Jeanette Yap

Epigram Books/ Paperback/ 32 pages/$14.90/ Epigrambooks.sg

Six-year-old Emma has a fun day with her new tabby cat as her parents are too busy to entertain her. A tender reminder of the importance of being there for the people you love.

TOKOYO: THE TOMB OF THE SEA SERPENT By Catherine Khoo, illustrated by Teressa Ong

Epigram Books/ Paperback/ 32 pages/$14.90/ Epigrambooks.sg Young Tokoyo heads off on a quest to look for her samurai father, who has been banished to a wild island. A serpent lives in the sea near the island and a young girl from the nearby village is sacrificed to appease it. It is up to Tokoyo to save the day.


DAD’S TOO BUSY
By Lily Kong.

KARUNG GUNI BOY By Lorraine Tan, illustrated by Eric Wong

Epigram Books/ Paperback/ 32 pages/$14.90/ Epigrambooks.sg Little Ming, an intrepid inventor with big ideas, lacks the money to help him build his creations. Ever resourceful, he declares himself a karung guni boy and goes door to door collecting items for his next invention.


TOKOYO: THE TOMB OF THE SEA SERPENT By Catherine Khoo.

CHILDREN'S FICTION

DRAGONHEARTED By Xie Shi Min

Scholastic Asia/ Paperback/ 179 pages/$8.51/ Books Kinokuniya An ancient beast that heralds the beginning of the end of the world is fast approaching and 10-year-old Xin Long, her dragon guardian Xiao Lan and her friends Shu Ping and Four Eyes are all that stand in its way.

This was one of the manuscripts shortlisted for the 2014 Scholastic Asian Book Award.


KARUNG GUNI BOY By Lorraine Tan.

SHERLOCK SAM AND THE COMIC BOOK CAPER IN NEW YORK By A.J. Low, illustrated by Andrew Tan Epigram Books/ Paperback/ 144 pages/ $10.90/ Epigrambooks.sg

The 10th book in the series takes the intrepid Sherlock Sam to the San Diego Comic-Con, where a superhero-turned-supervillain is stealing experimental technology.


DRAGONHEARTED By Xie Shi Min.


SHERLOCK SAM AND THE COMIC BOOK CAPER IN NEW YORK By A.J. Low.

Nur Asyiqin Mohamad Salleh

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on June 26, 2016, with the headline 'Singapore Shelf'. Print Edition | Subscribe