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In My Mailbox / New Crayons: The 2011 Asian Festival of Children's Content Edition

Every Sunday, for the In My Mailbox meme, YA book bloggers share the books they bought, borrowed, or received over the past week. New Crayons is a similar meme that incorporates children's books and books for adults, and focuses on multicultural literature. For In My Mailbox / New Crayons this Sunday, I would like to share the books I bought at the Media Mart, the "bookstore" of the Asian Festival of Children's Content in Singapore. I always look forward to the Media Mart! Where else can I buy children's and YA books from Asia and around the world - without paying exorbitant shipping fees?

Here are a few pictures of the Media Mart:

Here are the books I bought at the Media Mart this year:

10 Sleepless Sheep for Woolly Nights by Linda Yew (Straits Times Press, 2008)

The Singapore Kid written by Jessica Alejandro and illustrated by Pigologist (Autumn Wonders, 2010)

The Diary of Amos Lee: Girls, Guts and Glory! written by Adeline Foo and illustrated by Stephanie Wong (Epigram, 2009)

The Diary of Amos Lee: I'm Twelve, I'm Tough, I Tweet! written by Adeline Foo and illustrated by Stephanie Wong (Epigram, 2010)

Whoopie Lee: Almost Famous written by Adeline Foo and illustrated by Stephanie Wong (Epigram, 2011)

Mayil Will Not be Quiet! by Niveditha Subramaniam and Sowmya Rajendran (Tulika, 2011)

My Brother Tootoo by Urmila Mahajan (Tulika, 2010)

Mama's Saris written by Pooja Makhijani and illustrated by Elena Gomez (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2007)

The Name Jar by Yangsook Choi (Dragonfly Books, 2003)

The Monkeys and the Capseller written by Anushka Ravishankar, illustrated by Malavika P.C., and narrated by Sanjay Dutt (Karadi Tales, 2008)

Mukand and Riaz by Nina Sabnani (Tulika, 2007)

The Silence Seeker written by Ben Morley and illustrated by Carl Pearce (Tamarind Books, 2009)

Hayley's Vegemania Garden written by Mohana Gill and illustrated by Tan Vay Fern (MPH Group Publishing, 2010)

Hayley's Fruitastic Garden written by Mohana Gill and illustrated by Tan Vay Fern (MPH Group Publishing, 2010)

Next week, I'll be posting the other books I bought while in Singapore!

What books did YOU buy, borrow, or receive this week? Please let me know in the comments section below - or respond with your own In My Mailbox / New Crayons blog post and leave the link below! :o)


  1. Great set! I love the cover for The Singapore Kid.
    My IMM

  2. You have a lot of reading ahead of you ha ha. Great IMM.

    My IMM is here:

  3. Alison and the Book Angel, I read your IMM posts and commented! Thanks for stopping by. =D

  4. I think I would have bought each of those intriguing books on their covers alone!

  5. Edi, my fave cover is the one for Mayil Will Not Be Quiet!


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