Check out these books at the public libraries!
*Suitable for foundation readers
Nelly and the Quest for Captain Peabody
Author: Roland Chambers
Publisher: Oxford University, 2015.
Call No.: J CHA
Summary: Nelly is determined to find her father who is lost at sea. With only her sleepy turtle, Columbus, for company, Nelly sets out on an adventure of a lifetime with new knitted sails, a month’s supply of lemons and multiple toothbrushes. Can she find her father?
The Amazing Spencer Gray
Author: Deb Fitzpatrick
Publisher: Fremantle, 2013.
Call No.: J FIT
Summary: Twelve-year-old Spencer Gray is over the moon when he goes flying with his father in a glider, an aircraft with no engine. However, when bad weather hits mid-flight and his father is terribly wounded, Spencer needs to dig deep to find the courage to save the two of them.
Canyon Chaos (Robot Racers, Book 1)
Author: Axel Lewis
Publisher: Stone Arch Books, 2013.
Call No.: J LEW
Summary: The founder of Robot Races has announced a special race just for kids. Jimmy, a huge fan of the races, knows that he has to compete. Although Jimmy’s family cannot afford to buy him a robot, his grandfather can certainly build him one. Now, it is up to Jimmy to win.
You Wouldn’t Want to Be on the First Flying Machine!: A High-soaring Ride You’d Rather Not Take (You Wouldn’t Want To…)
Author: Ian Graham
Publisher: Franklin Watts, 2013.
Call No.: J 629.13 GRA
Summary: Orville and Wilbur Wright started out as humble bicycle mechanics in Ohio. They were determined that they would fly on a proper aircraft, and so set out to revolutionise transportation. Find out how they managed to do so in this book!
Extreme Watercraft (Extreme Machines)
Author: Ian F. Mahaney
Publisher: PowerKids, 2016.
Call No.: J 623.8 MAH
Summary: Packed with information about the biggest and fastest watercraft, this book brings you on a ride to explore Earth’s lakes, rivers, and oceans. Learn more about the diverse types of extreme watercraft and how people use them.
Author: Steve Cole
Publisher: Simon & Schuster, 2014.
Call No.: J COL
Summary: Ever since the Big Heal when all of mankind’s environmental problems miraculously solve themselves, Tim’s father, a scientist at the Space Centre, has been moody. Tim thinks his father is just weird, until UFOs begin to light up the night sky. Could his father’s mood be connected to the sudden appearance of the UFOs?
The 8th Continent
Author: Matt London
Publisher: Razorbill, 2014.
Call No.: J LON
Summary: The future world is filled with garbage and is controlled by Winterpole, a bureaucratic government. When Evie and Rick Lane’s scientist father is put under house arrest for trying to save a rare bird from extinction, he tells his children about a secret formula that can change rubbish into living matter. Unfortunately, he only has half of the formula and it is up to Evie and Rick to find the other half so that they can create a new world free of both garbage and Winterpole.
Star Blaze (Johnny Mackintosh)
Author: Keith Mansfield
Publisher: Quercus, 2010.
Call No.: J MAN
Summary: Johnny Mackintosh is an ordinary boy with an extraordinary job to protect Earth. A rogue alien army is trying to destroy Earth by turning the sun into a supernova. Will Johnny be able to stop the army?
Not Your Typical Book about the Environment
Author: Elin Kelsey
Publisher: Owlkids Books, 2010.
Call No.: J 304.2 KEL
Summary: Did you know that it takes twenty-five bathtubs of water just to grow enough cotton to make one t-shirt? This book talks about environmental conservation in a lighthearted manner using amusing illustrations and unusual facts. Find out simple yet fascinating ways in which you can save the earth, one green step at a time.
Why Space Matters to Me
Author: Colin Stuart
Publisher: Red Shed, 2015.
Call No.: J 520 STU
Summary: What was the first creature in space? What is life like on the International Space Station? How was the Earth formed? Get answers to these questions and many more in this book, and learn how matters in space can affect you on Earth. This book also provides information on how to become an astronaut. A must-read for any aspiring space traveller!
Me and My Big Mouth (Zack Delacruz, Book 1)
Author: Jeff Anderson
Publisher: Sterling Children’s Books, 2015.
Call No.: J AND
Summary: Twelve-year-old Zack usually stays out of people’s notice in school, until he is propelled into the limelight by standing up against a bully. The exemplary behaviour gets him nominated to raise funds for the sixth graders’ ball, and he has to do so together with the school’s biggest tyrant. Will they be able to set their differences aside and raise the funds for the ball?
Kate Walden Directs: Night of the Zombie Chickens
Author: Julie Mata
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion Books, 2014.
Call No.: J MAT
Summary: Kate Walden aspires to produce her own movie, Night of the Zombie Chickens, starring her best friend, Alyssa, and the chickens in her backyard. The production of the movie is nearing completion, when Alyssa ditches Kate for the most popular girl in school. Desiring to get even with Alyssa, Kate hatches a plan of revenge with the best script that she has ever written…
Hate Mail (Orca Currents)
Author: Monique Polak
Publisher: Orca Book, 2014.
Call No.: J POL
Summary: Todd joins his cousin, Jordie, at the same school. Todd has severe autism and is often bullied in school. Jordie feels ashamed of Todd, and tries to keep his distance. However, when things get out of hand as Todd’s family receives an offensive letter, will Jordie finally step in to help his cousin?
The 7 Day Bully-buster
Author: Jenny Alexander
Publisher: Hodder Children’s Books, 2007.
Call No.: J 302.3 ALE
Summary: If you have ever encountered bullies and wondered how to deal with them, this book is a helpful training guide, with a tip for every day of the week! Take quick steps to bully-proof yourself and build up on useful skills to defeat bullying in the long run.
Coping With Bullying (Real Life Issues)
Author: Charlotte Guillain
Publisher: Raintree, 2011.
Call No.: J 302.3 GUI
(This book is also available on eReads at www.nlb.gov.sg.)
Summary: Ever felt upset or embarrassed because someone kept calling you names? Do you know someone who is a bully? This book contains real-life stories about children who face different types of bullying, and provides advice on how to overcome bullies.
Cam Jansen: The Sports Day Mysteries: A Super Special*
Author: David A. Adler
Publisher: Puffin Books, 2009.
Call No.: JS ADL
(This book is also available on eReads at www.nlb.gov.sg.)
Summary: Jennifer Jansen has a photographic memory. She remembers everything that she has ever seen. Her nickname is Cam Jansen, short for Camera Jansen. She uses her special gift to solve mysteries. Follow Cam Jansen as she solves three mysteries in a row while participating in the Sports and Good Nutrition Day at school.
Claire and the Water Wish*
Author: Janice Poon
Publisher: Kids Can Press, 2009.
Call No.: JS POO
Summary: Claire and Jet are BFFs (Best Friends Forever). However, their friendship falls apart when Jet starts befriending the popular girls. Claire makes a new friend called Sky. One day, Jet and Sky go into the forest for a photo shoot. While looking for them, Claire finds Jet’s camera on the ground. Will the camera reveal where Jet and Sky have gone?
It’s a Snap!: George Eastman’s First Photograph (Great Idea Series, Book 1)*
Author: Monica Kulling
Publisher: Tundra Books, 2009.
Call No.: JP 770.92 KUL
Summary: What did a camera look like back in 1877? How difficult was it to take photos back then? Find out about George’s love of photography and how he made it easier to take photos by popularising roll films for cameras.
Cool Stuff to Photograph (Cool Stuff)*
Author: Stephanie Turnbull
Publisher: Smart Apple Media, 2015.
Call No.: J 770 TUR
Summary: Do you wish you could take better pictures? This book teaches you cool tricks to improve your photography skills.
13 Photos Children Should Know*
Author: Brad Finger
Publisher: Prestel, 2011.
Call No.: J 909.82 FIN
Summary: A picture is worth a thousand words, and this book shows just that. Find out about the important historical events behind thirteen special photographs.
Little Red in the Hood*
Author: Glen Goei
Publisher: Epigram Books, 2014.
Call No.: J SING GOE
Summary: Little Red Riding Hood is sick at home and her grandmother visits her. Moreover, they both live in Singapore! This fractured fairytale offers a unique twist on a familiar story.
The Karung Guni Man and Other Stories*
Publisher: Academy of Principals, 2013.
Call No.: J SING KAR
Summary: Join Chuang, Keong and Yen on a stakeout with their grandfather as they wait for the first durian to fall. Help Raj and Sita uncover the mystery of the food that went missing from their grandfather’s altar. Read this compilation of uniquely Singaporean stories today!
Places: Stories from the Eastern Part of Singapore*
Publisher: National Library Board, 2015.
Call No.: J SING PLA
Summary: Go on a journey with five local authors as they spin tales based on iconic landmarks located in the eastern part of Singapore.
Asian Favourite Stories, Singapore*
Author: Leon Comber
Publisher: Talisman, 2011.
Call No.: J SING 398.2095957 COM - [FOL]
Summary: Have you read the tale of the Javanese princess who visited Singapore? Or the story of a very strong man named Badang, who could push a boat that hundreds of men working together could not? Read on for more interesting tales and legends from our little island.
Scary Folktales (Edge Books. Scary Stories)*
Author: Megan Kopp
Publisher: Capstone, 2011.
Call No.: J 398.2 KOP - [FOL]
Summary: What are folktales and how did they come about? Find the answers in this book, which also features five spine-chilling folktales from other countries. Read on if you dare…
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