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Book Review: Queen of the Sky

Book Review: Queen of the Sky

On the banks of the Kallang River in the year 1937, a young girl met the pilot Amelia Earhart, and her dreams changed forever.

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#BuySingLit, Read Our World - Sengkang Snoopers: The Secret of the Tiger's Den

#BuySingLit, Read Our World - Sengkang Snoopers: The Secret of the Tiger's Den

The Sengkang Snoopers are back once again for a second adventure! On this school holiday outing to Sentosa, the four intrepid Snoopers and their faithful parrot are on the trail of hidden treasure from the Japanese Occupation in a story filled with shady characters and secret tunnels. Where the first Sengkang Snoopers outing brought the group together — Zizi and her parrot Kuning, Basulingam (known as Bus), and siblings Su Lin and Su Yang — Peter Tan’s The Secret of the Tiger’s Den builds on that foundation. From spooky lights in the darkness to midnight explorations of pirate tunnels beneath...

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#BuySingLit, Read Our Stories - Danger Dan Confronts the Merlion Mastermind

#BuySingLit, Read Our Stories - Danger Dan Confronts the Merlion Mastermind

Hold it! The fate of the Merlion is at stake! In this superhero-inspired adventure from Lesley-Anne and Monica Tan, authors of the first four books in the Secrets of Singapore series, time travellers Danny ‘Danger Dan’ and Melody ‘Gadget Girl’ blast to Singapore of 1964 to halt a dangerous time warp that could change the course of history as we know it. Danger Dan Confronts the Merlion Mastermind is packed with action, science fiction gadgets like the tiny flying Fly Cam and the Forever Kool aircon jacket, and plenty of situational slapstick humour. But it is also filled with meticulously...

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#BuySingLit, Read Our Stories - Out & About in Singapore

#BuySingLit, Read Our Stories - Out & About in Singapore

Ever been out in public with a child and had to answer a myriad of questions about the history of the National Gallery or the Esplanade? Out & About in Singapore has the answers for you! Illustrated in full colour, this sturdy, full-sized hardcover is a child-friendly guide to the sights and attractions of the Lion City. Chock full of trivia and historical facts, this book covers Singapore’s attractions both well-known —including Gardens by the Bay and the Esplanade — as well as sights to see off the beaten track, such as Kusu Island and Peranakan cultural enclave in Joo...

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