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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

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

Thank you for visiting us at ECCC 2015!

Thank you for visiting us at ECCC 2015! [28 Sep 2015]

On 25-26 September 2015, the Book Council exhibited a booth at the Early Childhood Conference & Carnival (ECCC) 2015 at the Suntec City Convention Centre Halls 401+402! At our booth (G5), we met with many preschool teachers, parents, and members of the public, and shared with them interesting information... Details

Storytelling sessions in August

Storytelling sessions in August [7 Sep 2015]

On 29 August 2015, Fanny Lai shared stories about growing up in Changi Village. The Mandarin storytelling session, co-organised by the Book Council, was an eye-opening experience for younger participants who were not familiar with kampong life! The children were able to try traditional snacks and games such... Details

International Read Comics in Public Day!

International Read Comics in Public Day! [28 Aug 2015]

We at the Book Council love reading in public, and we love it when a day is dedicated to reading in public. Luckily for us, today, the 28th of August, is International Read Comics in Public Day, so we totally did that!   Our six readers answered three questions about... Details

Launch of the Tamil Heritage Collection

Launch of the Tamil Heritage Collection [26 Aug 2015]

You can now easily access archives of 50 years of local Tamil literature - ranging from published novels to poems to short stories - in public libraries and on NLB's BooksSGportal! In commemoration of SG50, a collection of 350 Tamil literary works of Singapore from 1965 to 2015 has been digitised... Details