Blog Listing: Children’s

Food, fantasy, and Indonesia…

Food, fantasy, and Indonesia… [24 Jan 2017]

Last year, as part of the festivities for NBDCS' literary festival for children's books, the Asian Festival of Children's Content, we brought back our popular online illustration contest, the afccSKETCH, to encourage both budding and established illustrators from around the world to submit creative and original artworks. ... Details

Love to illustrate? Here’s a BIG opportunity to showcase your work

Love to illustrate? Here’s a BIG opportunity to showcase your work [17 Jan 2017]

Often, a picture relates to the reader first, before the words do. The Book Illustrators Gallery, also known as BIG, is a yearly illustration exhibition that takes place as part of  NBDCS' annual Asian Festival of Children’s Content (AFCC). Many visitors, we're told, have been... Details

What children’s book illustrators can look out for at AFCC 2017

What children’s book illustrators can look out for at AFCC 2017 [13 Dec 2016]

Did you know that The Book Council is filled with people with varied talents and interests? For example, Judi likes creating poems and repurposing old bags, Adan enjoys writing and reading heaps of comics, and Mabel likes editing (hehe… I'm leaving her to edit this post). As for... Details

BOOK LAUNCH: The LKY Story: Lee Kuan Yew: The Man Who Shaped the Nation

BOOK LAUNCH: The LKY Story: Lee Kuan Yew: The Man Who Shaped the Nation [27 Oct 2016]

Speech by Mr R Ramachandran, Guest of Honour during the launch of Lee Kuan Yew: The Man Who Shaped the Nation 25 Oct 2016, 7.00pm| Books Kinokuniya, Ngee Ann City, Singapore Kajiya-san, MD Shogakukan Asia, the author Nabeta-san, the Illustrator Fujiwara-san, and friends, a very good evening to all of you.... Details

Ms Claire Chiang’s Speech to SCBWI Japan

Ms Claire Chiang’s Speech to SCBWI Japan [2 Dec 2015]

The Asian Festival of Children's Content (AFCC) Board of Advisors recently took a trip to Tokyo, Japan, to meet with various friends and partners who will be appearing and helping out at AFCC 2016. They toured the city and its suburbs and solidified plans for the event. During an... Details

Writing Children’s Books in Singapore

Writing Children’s Books in Singapore [9 Feb 2015]

Adeline Foo, one of Singapore's best-selling writers of fiction for young readers, shares her thoughts on how the children's book scene in Singapore has evolved since 2006. Read all about it in the February 2015 issue of the Singapore American newspaper, published by the American Association of... Details

2014 AFCC: Indian Focus by John McKenzie

2014 AFCC: Indian Focus by John McKenzie [1 Jul 2014]

Leading academic in the field of children's literature in New Zealand, John McKenzie attended the 2014 Asian Festival of Children's Content with the goal in mind to take part in as many Country of Focus panels as possible. These are his thoughts.   One of the strengths of the... Details

AFCC 2014 Roundup!

AFCC 2014 Roundup! [9 Jun 2014]

The 2014 Asian Festival of Children's Content may be over, but there are a bevy of blogs, testimonials, and photographs still to be read, consumed, and enjoyed! We've trawled the interwebs to bring you some AFCC 2014 experiences and recollections from speakers, delegates, bloggers, students, volunteers, and even an Executive... Details

Asian Festival of Children’s Content 2014 Press Conference

Asian Festival of Children’s Content 2014 Press Conference [29 Apr 2014]

If you weren't able to make it to the AFCC 2014 Press Conference last Thursday, have no fear! We took a lot of photographs! It'll be like you were right there! Enjoy! ​ Details

Duelling Illustrators @ AFCC 2014!

Duelling Illustrators @ AFCC 2014! [25 Apr 2014]

At this year's first of three Duelling Illustrators events, children's book illustrators James "The Mayhem" Mayhew and "Devastating" Dave Liew will draw scenes from an unpublished children's book manuscript at the same time while everybody else watches them! We asked the two artists a few questions, to... Details