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Asian Festival of Children’s Content
23–26 May 2024

The world may seem like a massive place to a child, and topics like saving the environment may seem even bigger. What might saving the earth mean to a child? And what do fairy tales have to do with it? Join authors of the WS Education series, Once Upon a Green World: Fairy Tales with an Environmental Twist, in a panel discussion about how they used fractured fairy tales to save the environment.

Janice Khoo

Janice Khoo (Singapore)

Janice Khoo is the co-author of Sing a Song of Hawker Food, a collection of fractured nursery rhymes re-written to feature Singapore hawker culture. The title received the second prize in the English (Children) category at the Popular Readers’ Choice Awards 2022. At AFCC 2024, she will introduce two new picture books – Shelby and Mona, and The Emperor’s Gazillion New Toys, co-written with Lianne Ong.

Lianne Ong

Lianne Ong (Singapore)

Lianne Ong, an editor and award-winning children’s author, has published 18 picture books. Renowned for "Stacey & the Museums" and "A Place for Us," she won second prize in the POPULAR Reader’s Choice Awards (Children’s Category) in 2022 for "Sing A Song of Hawker Food." This year, she’s excited to launch two new books on rough sleeping in Singapore and an environmental fractured fairy tale, "The Emperor’s Gazillion New Toys."

Pauline Loh

Pauline Loh (Singapore)

An acclaimed author and writing teacher, Pauline Loh boasts a diverse portfolio: 15 adult non-fiction, 5 Young Adult, 9 children’s storybooks, and 3 junior chapter books. Among the awards that she has won include the Scholastic Asian Book Award 2012, 1st runner-up, Samsung KidsTime Author’s Award 2015 & Singapore Book Awards 2016 and Popular Kids’ Choice Award 2021.

Sarah Ang

Sarah Ang (Singapore)

Sarah Ang, a children’s book illustrator and author, initiated her career illustrating Christian children’s books before venturing into writing. Her aim is to craft literature that instils eco-consciousness. She penned "The River that Brings Us Life," chronicling Singapore River’s cleanup. At AFCC, she unveils "Charlie the Sweeper" and "The Three Little Builders," blending heartwarming narratives with fractured fairytales.

Programme dates and times are subject to change.