DO YOU SEE WHAT I SEE?
By Felix Cheong, illustrated by Anngee Neo
Straits Times Press/Paperback/ 40 pages/$16.90/ Major bookstores
Cheong wants to make reading poetry fun for kids in this collection of 15 whimsically illustrated poems, from riddles to comic verse.
MY COLOURING BOOK IS RUINED!
By Jill Lim, illustrated by Chloe Chang
Straits Times Press/Paperback/ 36 pages/$16/Major bookstores
Claire is horrified to find that her older sister Kate has scrawled all over her colouring book. Kate has autism and does not like to colour books the way most children do.
As Claire talks more to the rest of her family about Kate, she begins to understand her sister has her own abilities.
This is the first book by Lim, a mother of three daughters, the oldest of whom is autistic.
LOVE, LIES AND INDOMEE
By Nuril Basri, translated by Zedeck Siew
Epigram Books/Paperback/ 248 pages/$20.40/ Major bookstores and epigrambooks.sg
Epigram brings in its first Indonesian novel in translation, about the travails of boyfriend-desperate Ratu, who trawls the Internet searching for her dream man.
To stave off her mother's nagging and the threat of an arranged marriage, she hires handsome freeloader Hans as a fake boyfriend.
THEY TOLD US TO MOVE: DAKOTA-CASSIA
Edited by Ng Kok Hoe, Rocky Howe, Lim Jingzhou and Sammie Ng
Ethos Books/Paperback/ 268 pages/$25/ Books Kinokuniya, Times, MPH, Grassroots Book Room and www.ethosbooks.com.sg
This book documents the moving of an entire community - that of Dakota Crescent, one of Singapore's oldest public housing estates.
Its primarily low-income and elderly residents were relocated in 2016 to Cassia Crescent to make way for the estate's redevelopment.
Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy Assistant Professor Ng Kok Hoe joins forces with the Cassia Resettlement Team, a ground-up volunteer group, for this probing look at social intervention and urban displacement.
It combines essays by academics and reflections by volunteers with the voices of the residents themselves.
By Alfian Sa'at, Bilahari Kausikan, Kirsten Han and Kuik Shiao-Yin
Epigram Books/Paperback/ 48 pages/$8 before GST each/ Major bookstores
These four chapbooks collect thought-provoking essays and speeches on Singaporean issues, including writer Alfian Sa'at's A Manifesto For Arts Funding, former diplomat Bilahari Kausikan's China Is Messing With Your Mind, journalist Kirsten Han's The Silhouette Of Oppression, and former Nominated Member of Parliament Kuik Shiao-Yin's The Power Of A People.