Young Parents team
If your kids love fairy tales, folklore and fables, check out the Asian Children’s Literature Collection, comprising 23,000 books and audio-visual materials from all over Asia, at the Woodlands Regional Library.
Consisting of stories of Asian culture and heritage, this is the first thematic library collection (7,200 books that could previously be read only at the library and not for loan) to make its home on a library’s shelves. About 800 more rare books – some with bilingual content – will also be on display for public viewing. Johan Abd Rahman, librarian at the National Library Board, recommends the following good reads.
Sasha Visits London
by Shamini Flint
Sasha tours and learns about the great city of London with her mother, as they visit its iconic landmarks. It’s parent-child bonding and armchair travelling rolled into one.
Stumpy the Crocodile
by Jamie Amelio
Stumpy the Crocodile and children set the tone for a heart-warming story of kindness, friendship and helping one another.
The Frog Who Could NotJump
by Chieu Yih Tsair
A frog that gets teased a lot for his extra-large size (he can’t jump!) becomes a hero when he saves all the other frogs from the jaws of a crocodile one day. A cool tale about bravery and accepting others as they are.