March/April 2013


The books that help you most are those which make you think that most. The hardest way of learning is that of easy reading; but a great book that comes from a great thinker is a ship of thought, deep freighted with truth and beauty.

-Pablo Neruda



  1. Into the Goal (Robozonic) by Caline Tan (middle grade novel)
  2. Ellie Belly Turtle Trouble by Eliza Teoh illustrated by Wolfe and Durrah Qistina KA (middle grade novel)
  3. Coocomo by Eunice Xu and Keatopia (picture book)
  4. A New Home for Kai Kai & Jia Jia by Emily Lim illustrated by Scrawl Studios (picture book)
  5. Under the Sea, Under the Sea written by Emily Lim and illustrated by Scrawl Studios (picture book)
  6. Little Otter Goes Fishing by Emily Lim and illustrated by Scrawl Studios (picture book)
  7. A Very Big Storm by Emily Lim and illustrated by Scrawl Studios (picture book)
  8. The Little Snowflake that did not want to melt by Ronald Stones (picture book)
  9. Where’s Grandma? by Edmund Lim (picture book)
  10. The Special Bear by Gabrielle Yang (picture book)
  11. The Girl who Loved the Sun by Iyta and illustrations by D. Lauchengco/The Boy who Hated the Sun story and illustrations by D. Lauchengco (middle grade novel)
  12. Farrer Park: Rhyming Verses from a Singapore Childhood by Ann Peters and illustrated by Lydia Yang (poetry book)
  13. The Nightingale who couldn’t sing by Angie Featherstone and Stephanie Wong (picture book)
  14. A New Home for Bo Bo and Cha Cha by Jason Erik Lundberg and illustrated by Patrick Yee (picture book)
  15. Ichiro by Ryan Inzana (graphic novel)
  16. Crictor by Tomi Ungerer (picture book)
  17. Adelaide: The Flying Kangaroo by Tomi Ungerer (picture book)
  18. Otto: The Autobiography of a Teddy Bear by Tomi Ungerer (picture book)
  19. Pete and Pickles by Berkeley Breathed (picture book)
  20. The Django by Levi Pinfold (picture book)
  21. A River of Words: The Story of William Carlos Williams written by Jen Bryant and illustrated by Melissa Sweet (picture book)
  22. Blackout by John Rocco (picture book)
  23. Whoopie Lee: Almost Famous by Adeline Foo and illustrated by Stephanie Wong (middle-grade novel)
  24. The Diary of Amos Lee: Lights, Camera, Superstar! by Adeline Foo and illustrated by Stephanie Wong (middle-grade novel)
  25. My Friend-ships by Ranjit Kumar (middle-grade Novel)
  26. Extraordinary Losers: Operation Pants on Fire by Jessica Alejandro and illustrated by Cherryn Yap (middle grade novel)
  27. Fables from Brain Booster World by Leong Lup Weng (middle grade novel)
  28. Squeaky’s Dilemma by Joanna Wong (middle grade novel)
  29. If I were a blue kangaroo by David Seow and Enrico Sallustio (picture book)
  30. The Night Bookmobile by Audrey Niffenegger (graphic novel)
  31. Archibald and the Blue Blood Conspiracy by Shermay Loh (YA novel)
  32. Archibald and the Black Knight’s Ring by Shermay Loh (YA novel)
  33. Zoo by Anthony Browne (picture book)
  34. Me and You by Anthony Browne (picture book)
  35. Mars needs Moms by Berkeley Breathed (picture book)
  36. Memorial by Gary Crew and Shaun Tan (picture book)
  37. The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy & Other Stories by Tim Burton (illustrated book)
  38. My Mom by Anthony Browne (picture book)
  39. My Dad by Anthony Browne (picture book)
  40. Look What I’ve Got! by Anthony Browne (picture book)
  41. Willy the Dreamer by Anthony Browne (picture book)
  42. Willy’s Pictures by Anthony Browne (picture book)


  1. Fire Spell (or Splendors and Glooms) by Laura Amy Schlitz (YA novel)
  2. Ascending Peculiarity: Edward Gorey on Edward Gorey – interviews selected and edited by Karen Wilkin (biographical literature)
  3. My Tattooed Dad by Daniel Nesquens and Magicomora (picture book)
  4. The Graves Family by Patricia Polacco (picture book)
  5. Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats by T. S. Eliot and drawings by Edward Gorey (picture book in verse)
  6. The Headless Bust: A Melancholy Meditation on the False Millennium by Edward Gorey (illustrated book)
  7. Cautionary Tales for Children by Hilaire Belloc, rediscovered and illustrated by Edward Gorey (illustrated book)
  8. Amphigorey: Fifteen Books by Edward Gorey (illustrated book)
  9. The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger (middle grade fiction)
  10. The Man by Raymond Briggs (picture book/comic book)
  11. UG: Boy Genius of the Stone Age by Raymond Briggs (picture book – a reread)
  12. Matilda who told Lies by Hilaire Belloc and pictures by Steven Kellogg (picture book)
  13. Eloise in Moscow by Kay Thompson and Drawings by Hilary Knight (picture book)
  14. Phoebe’s Revolt by Natalie Babbitt (picture book)



  1. Healing through the Sacrament of Reconciliation by Ilsa B. Reyes (Non-fiction/Religion/Spirituality)
  2. Religion for Atheist: A Non-Believer’s Guide to Uses of Religion by Alain de Botton (Non-Fiction/Philosophy)


  1. Fairy Tale Fail by Mina V. Esguerra (Filipino Lit/Chiclit)
  2. She’s Dating the Gangster by Bianca B. Bernardino (Filipino Lit/Chiclit)
  3. The Sherlockian by Graham Moore (Fiction)
  4. The Gourmet by Muriel Barbery (Fiction)
  5. Attachments by Rainbow Rowell (Fiction/Chiclit)
  6. Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan (Fiction/YA Literature)
  7. The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith (Fiction/YA Literature)



  1. Return of the Dapper Men by Jim McCann and Janet Lee (Graphic novel)
  2. The Turkey Prince my Izzy Tooinsky and Edwina White (Picture book)
  3. (George) by E.L. Konigsburg (Middle grade fiction)


  1. Spoon by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Scott Magoon (Picture book)
  2. Exclamation Mark by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Tom Lichtenheld (Picture book)
  3. Bad Apple by Edward Hemingway (Picture book)
  4. The Pout-Pout Fish by Deborah Diesen (Picture book)
  5. The Extraordinary Education of Nicholas Benedict by Trenton Lee Stewart (Middle grade fiction, mystery)

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