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Hedwig Anuar Children’s Book Award 2022

The Hedwig Anuar Children’s Book Award (HABA) is presented biennially to an outstanding children’s book written by a Singapore citizen or Permanent Resident. The shortlist for 2022 is featured below. 

Objectives of the Hedwig Anuar Children’s Book Award (HABA)
To recognise outstanding published works by Singapore writers and illustrators
To encourage the publication of quality children's books in Singapore

About Mrs Hedwig Anuar
Mrs Hedwig Anuar was the first Singaporean Director of the National Library of Singapore, a position she held from 1960 until her retirement in 1988. She put in place the foundations of the modern library system in Singapore and made contributions to all aspects of library work. This award recognises her outstanding contribution to children's librarianship and the promotion of books and reading for children.
  • Mist Bound

    $15.90

    Written by Daryl KhopaperbackMeet Alexis. Her Grandpa’s memories have been shattered.The only cure? Memory Glue. To brew it, she’ll just need a few...

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    $15.90
  • Twitchy Witchy Itch

    $29.90

    Written by Priscilla TeyhardcoverVisual hijinks abound as a nervous witch gets swept away with trying to tidy up before company comes—only to disco...

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    $29.90
  • Awesome Women of Singapore

    $28.80

    Edited by Margaret ThomaspaperbackAwesome Women of Singapore is a collection of stories of the inspirational women found throughout the country’s p...

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    $28.80
  • My BFF Is an Alien: Sabotage

    $13.80

    Written by Vivian TeopaperbackThe Viridians have won the war and Octavia keeps her promise to Abriana and returns to Singapore. This time she’s acc...

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    $13.80
  • What If the Wind Tears My Kite?

    $15.90

    Written and Illustrated by Adia TaypaperbackA little boy’s life is filled with wonder with his new-found kite. Worried that the wind might blow hi...

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    $15.90
  • The Boy Who Talked All Day

    $20.20

    Written by Linda Locke  |  Illustrated by Shermaine CheonghardcoverA memorable tale told with playful rhyme, the story will remind both young and ...

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    $20.20
  • Lemonade Sky

    $15.90

    Written and Illustrated by J. H. LowpaperbackA boy takes a journey of self-discovery and challenges the status quo.With the help of his faithful f...

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    $15.90
  • Mr Roll Finds New Life

    $13.90

    Written by Sophia Huang  |  Illustrated by Evelyn GhozallihardcoverMr Roll is a regular toilet paper tube. He is hardworking and does his job well...

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    $13.90