Blog Listing: Literacy

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

Scholastic Asian Book Award 2014 Shortlist

Scholastic Asian Book Award 2014 Shortlist [24 Apr 2014]

The 2014 Scholastic Asian Book Award Shortlist was announced this morning at the 2014 Asian Festival of Children's Content Press Conference! These five authors have been chosen as having written the five best stories this year, and we congratulate them heartily! You will no doubt be hearing... Details

London Book Fair

London Book Fair [8 Apr 2014]

Deputy Directory Kenneth Quek and Senior Manager Celine Chow are in London right now representing the Book Council at the London Book Fair. The Singapore Booth has been built up to make it look like a kopitiam back home, and even though Kenneth is mopping the floors, I... Details

Join Us At the SmartKids Asia Fair!

Join Us At the SmartKids Asia Fair! [21 Mar 2014]

The Book Council will be sharing a booth with our AFCC festival bookstore Woods in the Books at the SmartKids Asia Fair this weekend, from Friday, 21 March, to Sunday, 23 March, at the Singapore Expo, Hall 5. We'll be at Booth K15/K17 where we'll have a... Details

Amazing Libraries Around the World

Amazing Libraries Around the World [19 Mar 2014]

We at the Book Council of course love any space that dedicates itself to books and the literary arts, and libraries are easily some of the best examples of those types of spaces. Here are a few lists from around the Internet that feature some of the best... Details

Mr Rama’s Visit to Japan

Mr Rama’s Visit to Japan [28 Feb 2014]

Of Asia and Children’s Books: The Role of the Asian Festival of Children’s Content (AFCC)  Featuring R. Ramachandran, Executive Director of AFCC,  and Bolormaa Baasansuren and Ganbaatar Ichinnorov, SingTel Asian Picture Book Award Winners for Old City  on... Details

Storytime in Asia

Storytime in Asia [10 Aug 2012]

Did you know: 66% of the world’s illiterate population lives in Asia? The Asia Foundation certainly does. In answer to that fact, this non-profit’s Books for Asia programme is launching Storytime in Asia, a month-long campaign that aims to deliver more than 120,000 children’s books to... Details