Planet Picture Book

Archive - May 2019

Tanzania

There do not appear to be many contemporary picture books coming out of Tanzania. Unless I have been looking in the wrong places . . . I tried a variety of channels in my search, including Africa Access which is a great...

The Mango Tree

When Cik Idah is born, her grandmother plants a mango seed in the front garden. As the baby girl grows to adulthood, the mango tree provides her with a place to play, take refuge and store her memories. I embarked on a...

Karung Guni Boy

Ming loves to draw his inventions, but he doesn’t have any money to bring them to life. Then he hits on a creative solution: to collect the things his neighbours no longer want or need! What is a Karung Guni Boy, I...

The Little Singapore Book

This highly illustrated non-fiction title traces the story of Singapore over 700 years, from old island kingdom to the current day. I’ve had this title on the radar for over a year now thanks to a recommendation by...

Singapore

If you research children’s literature from Singapore, you’ll soon find yourself on the website of the Singapore Book Council. Founded in 1968, this non-profit organisation champions the Singaporean (and wider Asian)...