Visit the Themed Children’s Books Website!

Submit your book recommendations all year round for your favourite children’s books at the Themed Children’s Books website! Looking for a book on a specific theme? The book lists on the website can help you discover some brilliant children's books from and about Asia.

The website features collections of children’s picture books and Young Adult (YA) titles which showcase themed stories of Asia. This platform is a resource hub and tool that empowers readers to be aware, informed and involved in sustaining a better world for their future selves and others.

The refreshed Themed Children’s Books website brings a new themed collection of children's books that address the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Social Emotional Learning (SEL) with a focus on Asia! From topics of sustainability to equal rights, the new list aims to support the learning and understanding of the principles through picture books to books for young adults for children of all ages.

We invite you to recommend your favourite themed titles too!

AFCC Continues on VOD!

Missed your favourite speakers and programmes at AFCC? Watch the video on demand (VOD) sessions on the AFCC website from now until 28 June when you login with your AFCC account!

You can still get your AFCC passes and get access to hear from renowned speakers from all over the world, discover new trends in Translation, Comics, Graphic Novels, and more! Purchase your passes today!

Join the Fun at Words Go Round Today!

23 May to 29 July 2022 | Virtual and In-Person | $200 to $350* 
*Subsidies available! Contact us.

Words Go Round 2022 brought exciting programmes to several schools such as the Canadian International School, Jing Shan Primary School and Riverside Primary School over the past weeks!

The students learnt to draft a striking opening paragraph for their stories with Ross Welford. They also enjoyed Liew Jia Yi’s interactive storytelling session of Pinto’s Pinky Promises with hand puppets of the characters from the book! Caldecott medallist Jason Chin demonstrated a watercolour painting of the characters from his award-winning book, Watercress, as part of a virtual studio tour of his workspace. Words Go Round 2022 is still open for bookings until July! Bring your students closer to literature with the programmes here.

SBC Academy: How To Go From Reader To Reviewer

25 June, Saturday, 9 am to 12 pm (SGT) | In-person, SBC Training Room* | $45, $25 (Students), $36 (Buddy Ticket) (Ticketing charges apply)

Are you an aspiring book reviewer hoping to brush up on your book reviewing skills for professional publications or social media?

Learn the dos and don'ts of writing book reviews with Assistant Life Editor at Straits Times Life, Olivia Ho! Stand a chance to compose a short #bookstagram review for a book of your choice with her too! Olivia has written countless reviews of books, both Sing Lit and abroad! She is also the co-producer of Bookmark This!, a monthly literary podcast by The Straits Times featuring titles in the headlines and sizzling reads.

*There is no lift access to the SBC Training Room

SBC Academy: Ecopoetry as a Way of Inhabiting Earth With Attention & Care

Photo Credit: Ethan Leong

25 June, 1 pm to 3 pm (SGT) | In-Person, SBC Training Room* | $35, $28 (Buddy Ticket) (Ticketing charges apply)

How can poetry enlighten its readers and writers in inhabiting Earth with attention and care? Esther Vincent’s work as an editor and poet engages with nature, culture, the environment and ecology.

Esther is the author of Red Earth, an ecofeminist poetry collection offering meditations on place and the making of home amid the ever-increasing racket of society. Explore the new genre of ecopoetry in this workshop! You will read and discuss a range of ecopoems, engage in creative writing exercises and discover innovative ways you can draft your creative writing to incorporate themes of nature and enhance your eco-message to your readers!

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We hope you have been safe and sound amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. As the Singapore Book Council team, we are committed to continue supporting works by our writers. In these challenging times, books have become more essential than ever and they are our windows to tales of hope, happiness and adventure. Like many other charities in Singapore, we have also been seriously impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Please consider supporting our organisation so that we can bring more events to you in spite of such challenging times. You may contribute on our Giving.SG campaign page found below. Thank you for your generous contribution!
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