AFCC Book Fair
|Date:||17 – 21 May 2017|
|Venue:||L1, Plaza, National Library Building|
|Fee:||Free for public|
Discover and purchase the latest children’s books and content from across the region at the AFCC Book Fair! This year, the fair will showcase a wide selection of multilingual children’s and young adult titles (including specially imported books and illustrated prints/paper memorabilia) from local and international publishers. There will also be book launches, book signing sessions and other book-related activities during the fair.
Festival Bookstore: Closetful of Books
Closetful of Books is a specialist children’s bookseller started by Denise Tan and Kelvin Ng. They grew up accompanied by magical stories, and continue to believe in the power of reading for pleasure. Closetful of Books also visits schools with a vast and specially-curated selection of picture books, novels, non-fiction titles and graphic novels, and extends library consultancy services to schools.
Armour Publishing is a leading independent publisher of books for Asia and the world. Established in 1991, Armour has published over 330 titles for the children's, christian and general markets. Armour publishes children's books under the Little Knights imprint. Their books help children learn to read and grow their love for reading through compelling stories that are educational and promote good values and character building.
Epigram Books was set up to champion Singaporean literature. It publishes mainly fiction - from picture books and graphic novels to literary bestsellers. Its authors have won the major book prizes, including the Hedwig Anuar Children's Book Award, Singapore Literature Prize and Singapore Book Awards since it started in 2011. It sponsors Singapore's richest literary award, the annual Epigram Books Fiction Prize. Wee Editions, another imprint, supports local designers, photographers and artists.
Kidsglobal is a children's education company from Singapore, with bilingual learning centres based in China. They enrich lives by creating great learning experiences for early learners and their families, and provide learning places, programs and products for young learners to nurture essential skills, knowledge and values.
Maha Yu Yi
Maha Yu Yi is a children’s bookshop specialising in Chinese titles. Their range includes baby board books, picture books, bridging books, story books, and comics by authors from around the world. They distribute their books to the National Library, local and international schools, preschools, and also organise bookfairs for schools.
Mini Monsters, pioneer of Malay children’s educational content was founded to instil a lifelong love for the Malay language for today’s generation of children. Its approach in innovating and developing creative content for children is reflected in its successful amalgamation of its programmes into multiple media platforms. Mini Monsters offers programmes for students and educators. It has made an impact on Singapore’s educational scene and it continues to serve their motto of “Berhibur dan Belajar” (Entertain and Educate).
Rebecca, Belinda and Zura are the perfect blend of friends, mothers, artists and educators. The friends created a resource that would help guide and comfort children through changes, and give them the ‘voice’ they need to express their worries, as well as a new friend to share their adventures with. Their vision for Monty Bear is to empower children to cope with and embrace change, seize opportunities and celebrate the amazing world they live in.
National Book Trust India
The National Book Trust, India publishes general reading material for all age-groups, especially children, in all major Indian languages besides English and Hindi. They participate in international book fairs and display a collective exhibit of select Indian publications on a wide range of subjects. They also organise the annual New Delhi World Book Fair which is the largest book event in the Afro-Asian region. The next New Delhi World Books Fair will be held from 6 to 14 January 2018.
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Pan Asia Publishing
Pan Asia Publishing was established in 1984 to develop and publish Chinese and bilingual stories for children aged between 0–12 years. With the strong philosophy of "Read Today, For a Better Tomorrow", Pan Asia’s content is written and illustrated with a single set of aims in mind: to entertain, motivate, educate children, and to instil in them a love of language and culture, respect for lifelong values and a joy of reading.
Pen International is a book distributor cum publisher. Established since 2002, they are commited to providing thoughtful and innovative publications and to inspiring, and igniting a reading habit in the younger generation.
Prag ITech (India)
Prag ITech (India) provides digital publishing services for educational and children books including reading platforms and mobile application development, serving customers in India, Singapore, United States, United Kingdom, Australia, China, Italy, South Korea and Brazil.
Pustaka Nasional started in 1963 and have over 900 titles: 80% in Malay, 10% in Arabic and 10% in English. 70% of the books are on Islam and the rest on literary works. The principal activities of Pustaka Nasional are in the publication of quality books and typesetting services.
Room to Read
Room to Read is an international non-profit organisation that seeks to transform the lives of millions of children in developing countries by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education. Since Room to Read began producing children's books, it has published more than 1,300 titles in 19 languages. Many of these books have won awards for their quality.
Scholastic is the world’s largest publisher and distributor of children’s books, and a leader in educational technology and children’s media. Scholastic creates quality books, print and technology-based learning materials and programs, magazines, multi-media and other products that help children learn both at school and at home.
Singapore Centre for Chinese Language
The establishment of the Singapore Centre for Chinese Language (SCCL) was announced by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in 2008, and was opened by founding Prime Minister Mr Lee Kuan Yew in 2009. SCCL is a teacher training and research centre that aims to enhance the effectiveness of teaching Chinese as a second language in a bilingual context with the philisophy of Research - Verify - Teach.
Singapore Repertory Theatre
Singapore Repertory Theatre (SRT) has established itself as one of the leading theatre companies in Asia. They reach out to over 125,000 people annually through their productions and programmes. For younger audiences, SRT's The Little Company (TLC) stages popular titles such as Red Riding Hood, The Three Little Pigs and Charlotte's Web. Over 65,000 children, parents and teachers experience the magic of TLC productions every year, making them a leader in children's entertainment in Singapore.
Tai Chua believes in sustainable living and perpetuation of knowledge. They are launching an augmented reality (AR) interactive children's book on Chinese festivals, bridging ancient culture with the latest technology, in what they believe is a new way of re-discovering culture by stimulating and piquing the curiosty of young minds through AR games, hopefully to dare them to imagine the seemingly impossible.
United in Diversity Academy
United in Diversity (UID) is a non-profit organisation founded in Bali in 2003. Its mission is to create a better common future through education and sustainable development. UID partners with MIT Sloan School of Management for IDEAS Action Leadership program to promote innovation and sustainable solutions. It is also the Co-Chair of UN global initiative SDSN Southeast Asia and Indonesia Chapters.
Wand Inspiration Network
Wand Inspiration designs and conducts leadership, team and personal development programmes. It has published titles like The Ostrich and the Tiger, What are You Grateful For? and Break to Dawn to assist children, youths and parents gain insights on their multiple intelligences, resilience and leadership potentials.
World Scientific Publishing
World Scientific Publishing is a leading independent publisher of books and journals for the scholarly, research, professional and educational communities. The company publishes about 600 books annually, and about 130 journals in various fields. World Scientific collaborates with prestigious organisations like the Nobel Foundation, US National Academies Press, amongst others, to bring high quality academic and professional content to researchers and academics worldwide. Since 2012, under its WS Education imprint, World Scientific has also published scientific children's books such as Fearless Frosty, Scott & Witty Wikky, and San's Home.