“Candy is a Good Helper & Candy Makes New Friends” book launch
"Si Pencuri Ketawa: Kisah Di Dalam Taman Di Persisiran" book launch
Launch your book at AFCC!
The Asian Festival of Children’s Content (AFCC) provides a platform for speakers and participants to be a part of AFCC’s programmes to support and grow the awareness of quality Asian publications and programmes for children.
5 Sep 2019 (Thursday)
B1, My Tree House 5 Sep 2019, 12:30pm – 1:30pm
The Tree Boy
Lonely Sid wishes NOT to be a tree. But the next morning, he turns into one! Sid must learn to deal with an entire ecosystem hovering above him. Does he remain a tree forever? A fantasy tale revolving around empathy, friendship and being careful about what you wish for.
B1, My Tree House 5 Sep 2019, 4:00pm – 5:00pm
The Blue Sock
Something terrible has happened in Louisa’s sock drawer! One of the blue socks is all on its own. The old socks say that socks are only useful if they are in pairs. What will the Blue Sock do now? Join the adventure as the socks try to find the missing pair and discover why one is every bit as important as two.
6 Sep 2019 (Friday)
B1, My Tree House 6 Sep 2019, 11:15am – 12:15pm
Dreams Are Calling
Trang Hoang and Phang Quang Phuc
As the night falls, adventure begins with a tale of a mother encouraging a child to face the darkness and what lies ahead. Join us for the launch of Dreams Are Calling, finalist of the Scholastic Picture Book Award 2017. In this whimsical event, dip your toes right into dream land...and witness as the story comes alive with a multi-sensory read-aloud session!
Suitable for ages 4 – 7.
B1, My Tree House 6 Sep 2019, 3:00pm – 4:00pm
A Cloud Called Bhura
Join us for a story about four friends, a bunch of clueless grown-ups and a very dangerous cloud! Thought-provoking, funny, inspiring, A Cloud Called Bhura is about the changing global climate and the havoc it can cause, and the forces of friendship and community that give hope to counter this threat to humanity.
B1, My Tree House 6 Sep 2019, 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Misteri Harta Berdarah
Bagas and his cousins, Galuh and Damar, offer help to a gravely ill old man, Mbah Midi, to find the daughter of his friend who passed on decades ago. The only clues they have: a weird poem and a handkerchief left by a prisoner of war! Soon, they find themselves in a dangerous treasure hunt shrouded in a hundred of years of secrets.
B1, Multi-Purpose Room 6 Sep 2019, 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Books by Penguin Random House
Neil Johnson/Leila Boukarim/Eva Wong Nava/June Ho/Josephine Chia
Monkey No. 4
By Neil Johnson
In Asian lore, there are three famous monkeys. We’ve all heard of them before, but they’re not the best monkeys at all. The best is the fourth monkey – he who does no evil. Discover his triumphant story over good and evil in the jungle of life, and learn true wisdom to tell the difference between the two.
Best Foot Forward
By Leila Boukarim
Chirpy Mrs Wong is determined to make every day as perfect as can be. But when her morning is off to a wobbly start, she struggles to stay positive and eventually loses her cool. It’s only when she catches a glimpse of herself that she realises it’s not too late to turn a bad day into a good one. Find out how Mrs Wong puts her best foot forward in this inspiring book launch!
Mina's Magic Malong
By Eva Wong Nava and June Ho
Mina’s Magic Malong introduces Mina who is from Southern Philippines and her charge, Ella. Two diverse characters, both grappling with separation. The story helps young readers to appreciate diverse cultures and traditions, where the emotional needs of both adult and child are checked in an encouraging and positive way. This picture book raises awareness on the sacrifices migrant-domestic workers make when they leave their homes to work overseas, and the important bonds that bloom between caretakers and children.
Last Kid Running: Welcome to the Scramble
By Don Bosco
You are Runner X, a contestant on Last Kid Running, the hottest reality TV show streaming on the mobile web. Discover abandoned buildings turned into exciting game spaces, run through mazes, meet vicious six-headed alligators, sinister patches of shimmering black matter, and avoid deep chasms too! In this session, users wear multimedia sensors and cameras, giving them a truly immersive experience.
Queen of the Sky
By Josephine Chia
Amelia is a modern, nine-year-old Peranakan Chinese girl. She adores her Great Grandmother whom she nicknames GGM. GGM has lots of exciting tales about old Singapore. GGM is very active and does not behave like a doddering Senior. She started skiing at sixty and wants to do something adventurous for her 90th birthday. Needless to say, the entire family does not approve.
7 Sep 2019 (Saturday)
B1, My Tree House 7 Sep 2019, 11:00am – 12:00pm
Why The Rain is Blue
Mimi and Miss Fatty Bao the cat, wanted to go to the garden just like that, but it rained, rained and rained. So, what happened when they decided to step out anyway? Come along for a dramatic story-telling session to find out Why The Rain Is Blue!
B1, My Tree House 7 Sep 2019, 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Maoo and the Moustaches
Maoo the kitten looks up – and there… above Murali Mama’s jolly smile is something thunderous and black, thick and curly… his moustache! Terrified, Maoo runs away. But Maoo discovers it takes more encounters with all kinds of moustaches and a few whiskers for his hairy woes to end!
B1, My Tree House 7 Sep 2019, 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Books by Graceworks Publishing
Ames and Jayl Chen
This children’s picture book series highlights some invisible people who are a critical part of our society but who are often treated with disdain and even abuse. Meet these people as we launch The Invisible People series at AFCC!
8 Sep 2019 (Sunday)
B1, My Tree House 8 Sep 2019, 11:00am – 12:00pm
Ally’s Adventures Series
Ally’s Adventures is a series of bilingual books featuring Ally, a little girl-cat. Set in Singapore, each book follows Ally’s adventure at a place that our young readers are familiar with. This bilingual series has been created with young readers aged 0 to 5 years old in mind.
L3, Drama Centre Foyer 8 Sep 2019, 11:15am – 12:15pm
Pixel Brush Studio and Ko Kyaw
Join in for the launch of Dubadda, a new sci-fi comic series from Pixel Brush Studios (Myanmar). Meaning "New Universe", the comic series is set in a futuristic Myanmar in the year 2150, where high-technology has completely changed the landscape of the country.
B1, My Tree House 8 Sep 2019, 2:00pm – 3:00pm
The Wishing Cat
This book is all about the adventures of a playful cat whose wishes of flying, swimming and going into space come true.
L3, Drama Centre Foyer 8 Sep 2019, 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Books by Armour Publishing
Ryan Khor/Eunice Li-Tan/Sophia Huang
Ordinary Oliver and the Vicious Victor
By Ryan Khor
Vicious Victor is cunning, merciless and unbelievably powerful! How can they defeat him? Discover hidden secrets about Oliver and your beloved characters, and uncover the truth behind the monster attacks. This climactic third book promises to be the most exciting yet!
Keys of Archellos (Luminous Sword Book 3)
By Eunice Li-Tan
Magical adventures unfold as Jusvin and friends meet the Giants, Nomads and Undersea Sediment’s citizens! Get ready for heart-pounding action as they search for Archellos Land’s nine keys and locket, while our heroes seek for justice and try to defend their lands from Herogus and his evil troops!
Nature Playtime: Rubber Tree
By Sophia Huang
School bullies are giving Emma a hard time. Her grandmother, Popo, recounts a trick that cheeky boys would play using rubber seeds, which they also made into propellers. The homemade toy is a hit and builds bridges between Emma and her classmates.
L16, The Pod 8 Sep 2019, 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Jade’s Quest for Her Heritage
Jade lives in a loveless and joyless world. One day, she meets a girl who is lost. Going out of her way to help her, Jade unknowingly embarks on a quest to discover her own heritage.
L5, Possibility Room 8 Sep 2019, 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Little Wildcat Book Series
Every book in this series will follow a tiger cub in its quest to meet other wildcat cubs around the world, to know, love and protect them. Proceeds from the sale of these books will benefit the Malaysian Conservation Alliance for Tigers (MYCAT) for the protection of the Malayan tiger.
Lovingly written by children’s author Linda Gan, and beautifully illustrated by Rionna Muniandy, "Little Tiger" follows a Malayan tiger cub across the verdant jungles of Malaysia, with its tall trees and abundant wildlife. But watch out, not all is calm in the forest, for poachers are on the prowl.
Little Tiger in Myanmar
Little Tiger’s adventures continue when it arrives in the forest in Myanmar, only to find an Indochinese leopard cub in trouble. "Little Tiger in Myanmar" is a story of friendship and compassion.
B1, My Tree House 8 Sep 2019, 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Books by Asiapac Books
Patrick Yee/Lim Lee Chin/Chan Soon Onn
Siddhartha: The Prince Who Became Buddha
By Patrick Yee
A young prince leaves his palace to discover the world outside. How does his journey begin and how will it end? Catch this book launch to find out!
Pioneers of Singapore
By Lim Lee Chin and Chan Soon Onn
If not for hardworking and enterprising individuals like Tan Kah Kee, Tan Tock Seng and Mohammed Eunos bin Abdullah, Singapore might not have turned out the way she did. This book pays tribute to Singapore’s pioneers, showcasing their life and their achievements in an illustrated fun book for kids to enjoy!
B1, Programme Zone 8 Sep 2019, 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Ronin Rat and Ninja Cat
The Rat, the Cat and the Bat cross paths when they are each given a puzzle that would lead them to a mysterious treasure. Their only chance of success is to work together – something that none of them find appealing. But there are others who covet the treasure for evil purposes, and only they can stop the evildoers! Will they overcome their differences within and between themselves? Join us to find out!
L16, The Pod 8 Sep 2019, 3:30pm – 5:30pm
Books by Ungu Pen
Nur-El-Hudaa Jaffar/Idayu Hussain/Juzalia Jumari/Aishah Riifhana
Ah Cim (Ah Choo!)
By Nur-El-Hudaa Jaffar
Poor Nek Tina. She is just about to eat a tart when she starts to sneeze. One sneeze after another. Ah-Choo! Ah-Choo! Her eyes begin to water, and her nose feels itchy. Can Nuha help her? Let's find out.
Kuih yang mana satu? (Which Kuih)
By Idayu Hussain
“There are too many kuih laid out before my eyes. I wonder which one I should have for the breaking of my fast?” What would you do if you had that many choices for Malay kuih? Join us for an afternoon of awesome kuih and amazing story!
Sara hendak ke mana? (Where are you going, Sara?)
By Juzaila Jumari and Aishah Riifhana
Sara will help to tidy up her toys at her preschool but not at home. When Mom raises her voice asking Sara to keep her toys and crayons, Sara gets upset and wants to run away. Can grandma, Nyai, help to save the situation? Join us and let’s find out together!
L16, The Pod 8 Sep 2019, 3:30pm – 5:30pm
Books by Pustaka Nasional
Pensel Warna Kuning Mimi
By Muhammad Asyraf Bin Haron and ‘Aishah Binte Sidik
Mimi kehilangan pensel warna kuningnya. Dia tetap ingin mewarnakan lukisan bunganya dengan warna kuning. Apakah yang dia lakukan untuk mendapatkan penselnya kembali?
Mimi has lost her yellow colour pencil. She needs it to colour her flower drawing. How can she find the yellow colour pencil?
Telur Emas Permaisuri
By Noor Farzianah Bte Noor Aziz and Nur Syafizah Binte Rohayat
Permaisuri Lebah mencari pengganti untuk memimpin kampung serangga. Empat calon dicadangkan: seekor lebah, seekor belalang, seekor kupu-kupu dan seekor semut. Mereka diberi sebiji telur emas untuk dijaga selama seminggu sebagai ujian. Siapakah yang ditabalkan nanti?
The queen bee is looking for her replacement to lead the insect kingdom. Four candidates have been selected: A bee, a grasshopper, a butterfly and an ant. They were given a golden egg each to take care in one week’s time as a test. Who will be crowned as the new leader?
Hari Ini Hari Apa
By Kasmira Binte Ibrahim and Siti Shahirah Binte Samad
Aryel dan Aryan kecewa apabila ahli keluarga yang lain lupa akan hari istimewa mereka. Masing-masing ada kerja lain. Rupa-rupanya Ibu, Ayah, Nenek dan Kakak Iman ada rancangan lain untuk pasangan kembar itu.
Aryel & Aryan are disappointed that no one remembers their special day. Everyone is busy doing their own thing. However, their mother, father, grandmother and sister have a special surprise for them!
Kucing Baharu Fandi
By Nadirah Azman and Raudah Binte Abdul Karim
Fandi ada seekor kucing peliharaan. Kuching itu dilayan dengan baik oled setiap ahli keluarga. Pada suatu petang, apabila rebut berlaku di luar, kucingnya lesap. Apakah yang keluarga Fandi buat?
Fandi has a new cat. Everyone loves the cat. One day during a storm, the cat went missing. What can the family do to find the cat?
Apa Nama Kueh Ini?
By Maria Humairah Binte Roslan and Siti Salamah Bte Hamid
Amin diminta ibu membeli kuih ondeh-ondeh. Malangnya bila dia tiba di gerai kuih, dia terlupa nama kuih itu. Pegerai di situ cuba membantunya
Amin is asked by his mother to go and buy a ondeh-ondeh pastry. However, once he reaches the shop, he cannot remember the name of the pastry and the shopkeeper tries to assist him!
Di Mana Butang Baju Danial
By Nur Sodiqin Binte Mohd Fuad and Nur Syafinah Binte Zainal
Bilik Danial berselerak sungguh sehingga dia tidak tahu di mana letaknya butang Baju Melayunya. Apabila dia mengemas semula biliknya, dia menjumpai satu-persatu benda yang tidak dijangkanya.
Danial’s room is in a mess. He does not know where he has placed his Baju Melayu buttons. While cleaning his room though, he discovers some missing items too!