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In My Mailbox / New Crayons: More From Singapore



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.

These are the other ASIAN books I bought and received while I was in Singapore a couple of weeks ago:

The Book That Was Handed Down written by Yixian Quek and illustrated by Grace Duan Ying (Straits Times Press, 2008)


Does My Head Look Big In This? by Randa Abdel-Fattah (Scholastic Paperbacks, reprint edition 2008)


Where the Streets Had a Name by Randa Abdel-Fattah (Marion Lloyd Books, 2009)


Anya's War by Andrea Alban (Feiwel & Friends, 2011)


Artichoke Hearts by Sita Brahmachari (Macmillan Children's Books, 2011)


Indian Children's Favourite Stories written by Rosemarie Somaiah and illustrated by Ranjan Somaiah (Tuttle Publishing, 2006)


I also bought a bunch of Singaporean and Japanese teen magazines when I was in Singapore. Heeheehee.

What books did YOU buy, borrow, or receive over the past week? =D

Comments

  1. These seem like some great reads! Thanks for sharing. I'd love if you'd check out my IMM too :)

    Btw, I'm loving the blog. I'm not sure if we're fellow followers, but I follow you!

    Looking forward to hearing back from you,
    Cory @ Anti-Drug Reads

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  2. Hi, Cory! So glad I was introduced to you and your blog. I left a comment on your IMM post. . . and your Twitter account. . . and your YouTube account. Hahaha!

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  3. And I went ahead and stalked you on Facebook too. =_=

    I know, sometimes I scare even myself.

    P.S. Must. . . get. . . copy. . . of. . . Forgotten.

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  4. Hi Tarie!!
    I hadn't heard of Artichoke Hearts, so I looked it up. It seems it has been reviewed here in the US, has been released here but it barely has a page on Amazon, nothhing on the publisher's website. Interesting, huh?

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  5. These look interesting. Happy reading! Honestly, I think I must have purchased at least 50 books in the past few weeks. I went on a book buying binge. I'm slowing down, though.

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  6. Edi, perhaps another example of a POC book not being promoted enough? :o(

    Medeia, why slow down? ;o) I love book buying binges!

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