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Books Recommendation

Books recommended for 6-9 years old

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Billy and the Mini Monsters by  Zanna Davidson 

Billy and the Mini Monsters is a funny adventure series books. The book series is about Billy, an ordinary boy and his mini monsters who tried to help him. However, it always ended up with Billy saving them. 

The mini monsters are adorable and they never failed to capture the hearts of our young readers.

 

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Fox and Rabbit by Beth Ferry

Fox and Rabbit is a great graphic novel book suitable for emergent readers. The fox is carefree while the rabbit is constantly worried about itself showing that opposites can attract one another. This is a hilarious book and its illustrations totally captivated the attention of big L. 
 

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Jasper and Scruff by Nicola Colton

Jasper lives in a fancy apartment and loves wearing different types of bow. 

It wants to be part of the feline society which only allows the sophisticated cats to join. While living in a life of luxury, it did not have any friends. The book talks about how a lively and humorous dog then followed Jasper back home to his party. And did the party go to plan? Read these titles with your child to find out more ! 
 

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Ella and Owen by Jaden Kent

The series follows the adventures of Ella, a young girl, and her little brother Owen, who happens to be a dragon! Together, they go on exciting journeys and solve problems in the magical world of Eden.

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Bear Grylls 

Bear Grylls, the well-known adventurer and television personality, has authored several book series aimed at children, blending adventure, survival, and thrilling stories.

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The snowman by Michael Morpurgo

The Snowman was originally written and illustrated by Raymond Briggs. Michael Morpurgo has written it in chapter book style. The story follows a young boy who builds a snowman in his garden on a cold winter's day. When the clock strikes midnight, the boy discovers that the snowman has magically come to life and brings him on an adventure. 

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Bad Panda series of books by Swapna Haddow and Sheena Dempsey.

The Bad Panda series is co-created by Swapna Haddow and Sheena Dempsey. If you like Dave, the Pigeon book, this Bad Panda is an adventurous and heartwarming collection of children's books that follows the mischievous and endearing escapades of an unlikely duo: Tilly, a plucky 11-year-old girl, and her misbehaving, yet irresistibly charming sidekick, Pandu, a lovably naughty red panda with a penchant for trouble.

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Dirty Bertie by Alan Macdonald

In the small town of Greenville, lives a young boy named Bertie. He is known as "Dirty Bertie" due to his knack for attracting messes and mischief wherever he goes. Bertie is an imaginative and curious boy, who finds joy in exploring the world with his loyal canine companion, Scruffy. Together, they embark on playful adventures that often lead chaos and disasters. 

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Ask Oscar by Alan Macdonald

Sam and Oscar find themselves at a crossroads when Sam's dad introduces a quirky new business idea—a café with an exceptionally peculiar menu. While the family is expected to rally behind this unusual venture, Sam becomes preoccupied with a troubling mystery: a rash of inexplicable dog disappearances in their town. As Sam and Oscar navigate the world of entrepreneurial dreams and canine enigmas, they soon discover that sometimes, the most unexpected twists in life lead to the most unforgettable adventures.

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The Wigglesbottom Primary by Pamela Butchart and Becka Moor

Written by children's authors Pamela Butchart and Becka Moor, this is a delightful collection of humorous and relatable stories set in the charming and lively Wigglesbottom Primary School. Each book brings to life the hilarious misadventures and everyday challenges faced by the lovable students and teachers, making it a favourite among young readers.

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Pugly bakes a cake by Pamela Butchart 

Pugly Bakes a Cake is penned by the talented author Pamela Butchart.
This book is about, Pugly, while his owner is away at school, it embarks on incredible adventures like baking cakes, constructing space rockets, and even solving crimes. But as you might expect, things hardly ever go exactly as planned in Pugly's world.

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Mission Impossible by Steven Butler

Charlie is an ordinary boy with an extraordinary secret. He is a secret agent for an undercover organisation called the (SAFIE). Equipped with futuristic gadgets and supported by his trusty canine companion, the duo embarks on thrilling missions to save the world from various villains.

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Stink by Megan Mcdonald

Stink Moody is a curious, imaginative, and slightly mischievous young boy with a great sense of humor. He is known for nickname "Stink" because of his interest in the world's unusual and stinky things.

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Dave the Pigeon Racer by Swapna Haddow

This story follows the inspiring journey of Dave as he embarks on a thrilling adventure that challenges him to soar beyond his limitations and dreams. This book is a Tale to teach children on dreams and determinations.

Investigator by John Patrick Green

Join Mango and Brash, the dynamic alligator duo, in John Patrick Green's hilarious graphic novel series, 'InvestiGators.' These reptilian gumshoes are no ordinary gators; armed with their Very Exciting Spy Technology and a unique mode of toilet-based travel, they fearlessly patrol the sewers to battle the forces of evil.

Our favourite authors for chapter books (6-9 years old)

 

1) Michael Morpurgo
2) Bear Grylls 
3) Ella and Owen books by Jaden Kent 
4) Dave Pigeon by Swapna Haddow 
5) Alan Macdonald (Dirty Bertie series)
6) Alan Macdonald (Ask Oscar series)
7) Steven Butler
8) Pamela Butchart and Becka Moor (Wigglesbottom Primary Series)
9) The Wigglesbottom Primary by Pamela Butchart and Becka Moor

PICTURE BOOKS RECOMMENDED FOR 5-8 YEARS OLD CHILDREN

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Just a Worm by Marie Boyd
Wiggle, a tiny worm explore the vast world beyond the soil.
It discovers that even the tiniest creatures can make the most significant impact. As the tale unfolds, children
are reminded of the profound lessons hidden within nature's smallest wonders. This title is an endearing tale that celebrates friendship, resilience, and the beauty of embracing one's uniqueness.

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Avocado Asks  by Momoko Abe

This is an adorable children's picture book that follows the curious and lovable character, Avocado. In this heartwarming tale, Avocado is on a mission to find out what makes each of their friends happy. With a genuine desire to spread joy, Avocado goes on a delightful journey, asking different animals about their favorite things in life. This title teaches young readers the value of friendship, empathy, and the simple joys that make life special.

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Mr S by Monica Arnaldo

It was the first day of school and a group of kindergarteners excitedly enters their new school on the first day, only to discover that their teacher is missing. Instead, they find a mouthwatering sandwich placed enticingly on the teacher's desk, with the mysterious initials "Mr. S" written on the chalkboard. This was a hilarious read and both boys had a good laugh upon reading it.

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Will you help Dough, find his dog? 

"Will You Help Dough Find His Dog?" by Jane Catson is an engaging tale that follows the adventures of Dough, to search for his dog. Alongside with Dough, young readers are invited to solve puzzles, follow clues, and navigate through the vibrant pages of the story.

This book serves as an excellent tool to educate children about the importance of incorporating details and information into their writing, making the process of locating the dog more straightforward and effective.

Picture books written by Singapore's authors

Lianne Ong's books

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Undoubtedly, the Stacey series by Lianne Ong is our cherished literary picks. Stacey series of books wonderfully portray a diverse array of museums in Singapore. Lianne Ong's books also kindles a sense of curiosity and eagerness in children to embark on enriching museum adventures.
Next, If you share my passion for food and want to introduce your child to the vibrant world of hawker cuisine, consider presenting this title, "Singapore's Hawker Food," to your child. 
Lastly, Sing A Song of Hawker Food: Humpty Dumpty and Friends Have a Singapore Hawker Feast," was co-authored alongside with Janice Khoo. This book intertwines nursery rhyme characters with the rich tapestry of Singapore's hawker food and vibrant cultural scene. 

Quek Hong Shin's books

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Quek Hong Shin is a freelance author and illustrator.
Among his notable picture books, "The Amazing Sarong," "The Brilliant Oil Lamp," and "The Marvelous Sugee Cake." We love
reading his "The incredible Basket," too.
What appeals to me in Quek Hong Shin's books is his incorporation of Singaporean culture, traditions, and culinary delights in his titles.

Ruth-Wan's Timmy and Tammy series

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The series of books featuring Timmey and Tammy serves as an ideal compilation for preschoolers, providing them with insights into diverse Singaporean destinations. Ranging from the vibrant Chinatown to the mesmerising Jewel and even the captivating Zoo, these books play a pivotal role in inspiring young minds to explore and experience these remarkable places firsthand.

All about Singapore's pioneers and forefathers series

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Source Credits 
https://www.lianneong.sg/about2
https://penguin.sg/book_author/quek-hong-shin/
https://shawnseah.com/about/

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