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The journey to realising the All In! Young Writers Festival

The journey to realising the All In! Young Writers Festival [21 Feb 2017]

For someone with a teaching background, it was challenging to make the transition from academia to project management. I was grateful that my media background came in handy when I joined NBDCS, and especially when I was tasked to manage the All In! Young Writers Festival, immediately after its run... Details

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

A cosy evening with Pooja Nansi at NBDCS’ Twilight Tales

A cosy evening with Pooja Nansi at NBDCS’ Twilight Tales [6 Dec 2016]

Have you attended NBDCS' Twilight Tales?  On 26 November 2016, Pooja Nansi, author of two collections of poetry, and recipient of the Young Artist Award, shared with us inspirations behind some of her literary works, including those from Love is an Empty Barstool. Award-winning poet Cyril Wong (our... Details

A rewarding overseas trip to Jakarta, Country of Focus for AFCC 2017

A rewarding overseas trip to Jakarta, Country of Focus for AFCC 2017 [23 Nov 2016]

On the morning of 11 November 2016, the AFCC and NBDCS team went on an overseas trip to Jakarta, the Country of Focus for the Asian Festival of Children's Content 2017!  Our first stop was the National Library, where we met with publishers, authors and illustrators. Ms Claire Chiang, the... Details

Speech by Mr R Ramachandran at the launch of Koh Chye Hock’s “The Chronicler” [7 Nov 2016]

Good evening, friends. Hello, Chye, Filona, and Corey. Many thanks, Chye, for inviting me to speak at your book launch.  I have had the privilege of serving ginger tea and other titbits at my home, to several of you present, this evening. You had admired the shelves and... 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

Asian Festival of Children’s Content 2016

Asian Festival of Children’s Content 2016 [8 Jun 2016]

Having Fun with Languages 14 – 15th May 2016   More than 200 children and their parents enjoyed a weekend of storytelling activities celebrating their mother tongue languages – Chinese, Malay and Tamil. The activities were part of the Fun with Languages programme organised under the 2016 Asian Festival of Children’s... Details

New Delhi World Book Fair 2016

New Delhi World Book Fair 2016 [26 Jan 2016]

From 7-17 January 2016, the National Book Development Council of Singapore led a group of Singapore authors to represent the country  at the New Delhi World Book Fair 2016 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi! These authors are: Coonoor Kripalani, Damyanti Biswas, Nur-el-Hudaa Jaffar,... Details