Do you remember not being able to read? I certainly don't... Most of us have been reading for so long that we can't remember what it felt like not to be able to understand everything we saw around us. Nor do we have any inkling of what the mysterious world of visual symbols looked like … Continue reading #WorldKidLitWednesday: Lines, Squiggles, Letters, Words
Today's post again comes from Barb Reid, Head of Libraries at UWCSEA East here in Singapore. She has picked out a range of her favorite books for younger readers written in and about Singapore, suitable for children ages 7 to 10. You can find Barb's previous post about picture books from Singapore here, and our overview of … Continue reading Books for Younger Readers from Singapore
Today's post comes from Barb Reid, Head of Libraries at UWCSEA East here in Singapore. She has picked out a range of her favorite picture books from and about Singapore, suitable for children ages 3 to 7. You can find our previous post, with an overview of publishers, bookstores, and other resources for SingLit, here. The … Continue reading Picture Books from Singapore
Thanks for joining us on this lovely Friday afternoon! Today we'll be speaking to Cathryn Bergman of Clevo books, originating from Cleveland, Ohio! Clevo Books will honor the hundreds of ethnic communities in Cleveland by bringing exceptional translated works to the fore, as well as good English language works, occasionally! Alrighty, let's … Continue reading Publisher Spotlight: Clevo Books
Welcome to Singapore! Over the next few posts I, along with Barb Reid and Mairin Raisdana from International School Library Network (ISLN) in Singapore, will share some of our favourite local organizations, resources, authors, and books from and about Singapore, with a focus on children's and young adult literature. Singapore is a multilingual, multicultural city state, … Continue reading Taking a closer look at SingLit!
When a boy calls young Nora “flamingo legs,” a magic bubble wand tells her that he secretly likes her. When a girl says, “I’m telling everyone not to play with you,” the wand reveals that the girl feels blue when she can't have Nora all to herself. Could it be that a lot of what … Continue reading #WorldKidLitWednesday: Nora the Mind Reader
We’re at the end of World Kid Lit Month. But what a wonderful month it has been: A real celebration of children’s literature from around the world! I have published a total of 21 posts on the GLLI blog over the course of the month, including this one. It has been a treat to revisit … Continue reading Thank You!
At first glance, Wilbert is a short, easy read. Everything about the book is simply laid out, from the one-word title to the uncomplicated text on each page. The illustrations appear straightforward too, with their minimal backdrops and small cast of characters. Not much can beat a good game of hide-and-seek and it’s fun accompanying Rat … Continue reading Wilbert
Today we’ll be talking to newcomer (at least in this form) Levine Querido, a publishing house that was founded earlier this year. Don't be fooled by the short history though--there's a lot of experience beneath the surface! Answering our questions today is Nick Thomas, a Senior Editor of the Levine Querido team. Now then, let's … Continue reading Publisher Spotlight: Levine Querido
Lila Prap’s books have been translated into more than 30 languages, I discovered when I started to research Slovenian picture books. I have chosen to review perhaps her most successful title Why? in this post. Why? is a non-fiction picture book where each double spread is devoted to a different animal. Hyenas, whales, camels and … Continue reading Why?