Library Networks – and – Innovative ways of enabling access to books from abroad

The international school library network in Singapore, ISLN, has explored several innovative ways to help schools get their hands on their Red Dot Award books each year. Access matters.  ISLN's goal is to get as many people to read the four annual shortlists as possible in order to promote discussion and exposure to a range of … Continue reading Library Networks – and – Innovative ways of enabling access to books from abroad

Young Adult Books from Singapore

Today’s post about Singaporean literature comes from Mairin Raisdana at UWCSEA East and Kim Beeman at Tanglin Trust. We have picked out a range of our favorite books for mature readers written in and about Singapore, suitable for children ages 14+. You find can our post about middle grade books from Singapore here, Barb’s previous post … Continue reading Young Adult Books from Singapore

The Singapore Red Dot Awards — an annual exercise in curating a basket of recent books for children in international schools

Collections of global literature for young people can be found all over Singapore — in the libraries of the 50+ international schools that serve the expatriate population of the city-state. Singapore is a privileged “bubble” in Southeast Asia in so many ways (economically, culturally, educationally, etc.) — and international schools are a bubble within that … Continue reading The Singapore Red Dot Awards — an annual exercise in curating a basket of recent books for children in international schools

Middle Grade Books from Singapore

Today’s post about Singaporean literature comes from Mairin Raisdana at UWCSEA East and Kim Beeman at Tanglin Trust. We have picked out a range of our favorite books for middle grades written in and about Singapore, suitable for children ages from 10 to 14. You can find Barb’s previous post about picture books from Singapore … Continue reading Middle Grade Books from Singapore

Books for Younger Readers from Singapore

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

Picture Books 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

Taking a closer look at SingLit!

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!