Database: Children’s

A directory of writers, illustrators, editors, translators and publishers based in Singapore. If you’d like to be included in this database, please download the application form

This database is in the (long and drawn out) process of being edited and updated. So if you find that your favourite author’s name (or your own name!) is no longer appearing in the database, fear not! It will be back up soon.

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Currently listing Children’s only. List everyone.

Publisher
English,Chinese,Malay,Non-fiction,Children’

Types of Published Books: English academic and children’s books

Publisher
English,Chinese,Fiction,Non-fiction,Children’

Types of Published Books: Comics, Children Educational Comics

Publisher
English,Chinese,Fiction,Non-fiction,Children’

Asiapac Books is dedicated to publishing educational comics and illustrated books to enhance lifelong learning. Our Culture edition highlights the uniqueness of various Asain ethnic communities. We focus mainly on humanities subjects such as history, philosophy, language, health practices, art and literature. For young friends, we offer attractive books to enourage and stimulate growth in life skills, values and character. We seek to promote understanding and appreciation of world cultures and to walk alongside our readers in this life-long learning journey. Our rich and appealing content is presented under the unifying theme of "Many Faces, One World". Let the spirit of humanity live on.

Publisher
English,Fiction,Children’

Publisher
English,Children’s,Young Adul

Bubbly Books is a small children's publishing company. We create entertaining and fun books that children can't help but love to read.

We hope that our books will open the door to the world of fiction, instill a passion for reading at an early age, and encourage children to let their imaginations soar.

Most of our books are set in Singapore, or have a strong Asian flavour, tapping into the deep cultural traditions of the region. We believe that even the simplest stories can bridge cultural gaps, and help us see those different from us in a btetter light.

Illustrator
English,Chinese,Non-fiction,Children’

Lixian has illustrated Purple, a book sponsored by the Lee Kuan Yew Fund for Bilingualism. She likes drawing cute and weird things. In her spare time she likes to make things and read.

Publisher
English,Chinese,Fiction,Non-fiction,Children’s,Business,Self-Hel

Illustrator
English,Fiction,Non-fiction,Children’

I started out as an illustrator with The Kiasu Company, which produced the Mr. Kiasu comics.

I’ve worked at The Straits Times and The New Paper as an artist and am currently a Graphics Journalist with the Reuters news agency.

My primary interest is drawing, with a preference for funny cartoons that would make people laugh.

I hope to have my own book one day as watching my goofball daughter grow up has given me plenty of funny ideas.

Writer
English,Fiction,Children’

Ms Chan was strongly encouraged to get her short stories published by children’s writer Mrs Margaret Moody during a Writing Workshop in Singapore. Since then, a number of her books have been published by EPB and used in Lower Primary classes.

Writer, Illustrator
English,Fiction,Children’

Chloe Chang is an illustrator and animator based in Singapore. She graduated in 2016 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Digital Animation and is looking for opportunities to create and collaborate with other artists and writers in Singapore and beyond.

Chloe is currently working on her first independent animated film and finding work as a freelance illustrator and storyboard artist.

Illustrator
English,Fiction,Non-fiction,Children’

Zoya has been pursuing her passion for visual arts in forms of illustration, graphic design, fine arts, and art direction. She has worked for several brands and companies in her over 10 years of experience in visual communication. Her illustrations have been published as book covers, film and theatre posters, and in magazines and advertising.

Translator
English,Chinese,Fiction,Non-fiction,Children’

Cecilia graduated from UniSIM with a BA in Translation and Interpretation. The course taught translation in various fields, such as business, legal, media, fiction, science and technology. She has done some translation works on course contents, speech and Christian-related newsletters. She is interested to wider her scope and learn more languages.

Illustrator
English,Chinese,Fiction,Non-fiction,Children’s,Young Adult,Magazine

With a love for entertainment that began when he was a kid watching Saturday morning cartoons, Brandon pursues his interests in the form of paintings and drawings. Some of the projects he has been involved in are Marvel’s Superhero Squad, Free Realms, many other games and publications.

Illustrator
English,Fiction,Non-fiction,Children’s,Young Adul

Sara Chong is a painter and illustrator from Singapore. Her work appears in books, digital, board and trading card games with clients that range from local writers like Zed Yeo to international agencies such as Universal Studios Japan, and Polygon Pictures. Her style swings between dark surrealism and fluffy fun. She started with a BFA in Digital Animation, but eventually delved into 3 years of classical painting at the Florence Academy of Art in search of the bridge between reality and imagination. She hopes to collect and share a quilt of stories with characters real and imagined to celebrate the complex beast called Life.

Publisher
English,Tamil,Fiction,Non-fiction,Children’

Crimson Earth is a publishing firm focusing on content creation in the literary sector of Singapore. With imprints including works of Cultural Medallion Recipients, SEA Write Award Recipients and Royal Commonwealth Society Essay Competition Winner, Crimson Earth’s works have been featured at international book fairs like Frankfurt Book Fair, the Asian Festival of Children's Content, London Book Fair, and the New Delhi World Book Fair.

Writer
English,Malay,Others,Children’

A mother of 3 teenage girls, aged 17, 16 and 12.  An experienced early childhood educator.  Won a merit award in the Mother Tongue Pre School Malay Language Teacher Award year 2014.  The only Singaporean writer involved in ‘Project 100 buku’ organized by Karangkraf, Malaysia.

Has since, published 2 children picture books, ‘Mana Ulat?’ and ‘Aduh! Sakitnya’

Publisher
Children’s,Magazine

English Corner publishes Singapore's first home-grown science comic magazine "Science Adventures" for children ages 4 to 12.

Publisher
English,Fiction,Non-fiction,Children’s,Young Adul

An independent publisher based in Singapore, Epigram Books is known for putting together well-designed and thought-provoking titles. It began as a division of the multiple award-winning communications design firm Epigram but registered as a separate entity in July 2011 to champion Singaporean literature. 

It is best known for the middle grade series, The Diary of Amos Lee, which has sold over 240,000 copies worldwide. Other landmark publications include translations of Cultural Medallion winners and new editions of out-of-print classic Singaporean novels.

Ministry of Moral Panic, a debut short story collection written by Amanda Lee Koe and published by Epigram Books, won the 2014 Singapore Literature Prize for English Fiction. 

Publisher
English,Children’s,Educatio

Experiences & Experiments is a publisher of books written by 8 to 18 year olds, anchored on creative education pedagogy, as well as a publisher of books written by 19 to 90 year olds, anchored on creative education andragogy. 

Writer
English,Children’

Adeline, a Singaporean, is an MFA graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts Asia. She has 18 books, with four national bestsellers. The Diary of Amos Lee: I Sit, I Write, I Flush! won the Red Dot award for Best Junior Fiction in 2009; it is also published by Hachette India and Lentera Hati Indonesia, and adapted for a TV series on MediaCorp kids’ channel – Jan to Mar 2012.

Illustrator
English,Fiction,Children’

Dominic likes to draw and paint. He paints a variety of stuff from sci-fi robots to cutesy characters. He is interested in collaborating with writers to further his own storytelling craft.

Illustrator
English,Chinese,Fiction,Children’

Ru Yi is an illustrator based in Singapore. She enjoys telling stories through illustrations. Armed with a passion for drawing, she has done several book illustrations for publishing companies such as Lingzi Media and Singapore Press Holdings. She looks forward to opportunities for collaboration and to produce more creative work.

Writer
Tamil,Poetry,Children’

K.T.M. IQBAL (1940) has authored seven collections poetry and written over two hundred children’s songs for Radio Singapore’s programmes in the seventies to eighties, “ பாடிப் பழகுவோம் ” [ Let us sing ]. He has contributed poems, essays,  and short stories to the region’s leading newspapers and magazines. His poem “ தண்ணீர் ” ( Water) was selected for display in MRT trains  [1995] and for exhibition at EXPO 2000 in Hanover, Germany. His awards include Montblanc-NUS Centre for the Arts Literary Award (1996) , and South East Asia Write Award (2001) .

Writer
English,Tamil,Children’

I am a retired teacher who is interested in writing. At age of 60, I wrote my first book titled Jaden and the Rainbow, published by Partridge Publishing.

Translator
English,Others,Fiction,Non-fiction,Poetry,Children’s,Young Adult,Magazine

I am the CEO of Bookworm Translations and have spent the last 10 years translating various marketing and literary texts such as: books, brochures, websites, blogs, newsletters, art descriptions and loan agreements.  My agency also has over 1,000 freelance translators who speak over 50 languages. I have a Masters in Translation & Interpreting and a Diploma in Translation from the Institute of Linguists.

Writer
English,Fiction,Non-fiction,Children’

Gwen Lee is the author of the architecture book City of Waves: VivoCity and the children’s books Little Cloud Wants Snow! and There Was a Peranakan Woman Who Lived in a Shoe. Trained as an architect, she is one of the few writers straddling the fields of architecture and literature. 

Illustrator
English,Malay,Fiction,Non-fiction,Children’s,Young Adult,Self-Hel

I strive to make dreams turn into reality. Aiming to be a professional children's storybook illustrator and finding light in darkness. Possessing a heart for adventure and love for animals and nature. Hardworking, friendly, detail-oriented, and approachable with a heart to learn.

Book Designer, Writer, Illustrator
English,Children’

Tiffany Lim is a graduate of Cambridge School of Visual and Performing Arts. She is the Creative Director of Business Intelligence and 8Nalytics PTE LTD.

She is also a freelance illustrator and graphic designer. She has worked for Healthcare Genie, and Forever Living Products. She holds drawing workshops at local schools.

Book Designer, Illustrator
English,Chinese,Children’

Seesaw is a dreamer and a curious person. He loves to illustrate and doodle because it helps him to express his inner thoughts better than using words. He believes that there should not be any rules on expressing ideas or thoughts, and it is important to enjoy, learn, and have fun while creating.

Publisher
Chinese,Fiction,Non-fiction,Poetry,Children’s,Young Adul

Lingzi Media is a publishing and distribution company established with the aim of promoting the Chinese language in Singapore. In the past twenty years, Lingzi has worked with writers and educational institutions to produce a wide range of literary and non-fiction titles, and it has developed into a leading company in the fields of publishing, culture and education in Singapore.

In recent years, Lingzi Media has sought out international content that is suitable for the Singapore market, particularly books for children and young adults, either through co-publishing or rights acquisition.