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Words Go Round 2022

Words Go Round 2022

Commissioned by the National Arts Council, Words Go Round (WGR) is a school outreach programme that began in 2011 as part of the Singapore Writers Festival (SWF), with the objective of bringing literary authors and programmes directly to students in our schools.

Now entering its 12th edition, WGR 2022 has expanded into a standalone, multilingual slate of programmes in English, Chinese, Malay, and Tamil, taking place from 23 May to 29 July 2022. Schools can look forward to an exciting slate of programmes, with something on offer for students of all ages, from pre-school to JC/CI. 

For pre-school and primary school programmes, visit the Singapore Book Council. For secondary school/JC/CI programmes, visit SingLit Station.

Discover the books by WGR featured authors and illustrators:  Preschool  |  Primary  |  Young Adult

  • The Dog Who Saved the World

    $15.00

    Written by Ross WelfordpaperbackWhen eleven-year-old Georgie befriends an eccentric retired scientist, she becomes the test subject for a thrilling...

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    $15.00
  • Marvellous Mammals: A Wild A to Z of Southeast Asia

    $24.50

    Written by Debby Ng  |  Illustrated by Darel SeowhardcoverWe know that dogs bark, cats meow, and cows moo. But do you know dholes whistle “whee-whe...

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    $24.50
  • Out and About in Singapore

    $25.00

    Written by Melanie Lee  |  Illustrated by William SimpaperbackWith Out and About in Singapore, young readers get to go on a fun and colourful tour ...

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    $25.00
  • Amazing Ash & Superhero Ah Ma

    $18.00

    Written by Melanie Lee  |  Illustrated by Arif RafhanpaperbackEleven-year-old Ash doesn’t have much to look forward to: maths tests, a naggy Mum, a...

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    $18.00
  • The Complete Adventures of Squirky the Alien

    $49.00

    Written by Melanie Lee  |  Illustrated by David Liewset of 6 paperback booksJoin Squirky the Alien as he embarks on the adventure of a lifetime - t...

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    $49.00
  • Imaginary Friends: 26 Whimsical Fables for Getting on in a Crazy World

    $25.00

    Written by Melanie Lee  |  Illustrated by Arif RafhanhardcoverImaginary Friends is a collection of modern fables for adults based on the letters of...

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    $25.00
  • We are Singaporeans Vol.1

    $15.00

    Written by Melanie Lee  |  Illustrated by Lee Xin LipaperbackChoosing to do unconventional work is hard work, especially in a society that values s...

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    $15.00
  • We are Singaporeans Vol.2

    $15.00

    Written by Melanie Lee  |  Illustrated by Lee Xin LipaperbackWe Are Singaporeans Vol. 2 continues to feature inspiring illustrated interviews of Si...

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    $15.00
  • Amazing Ash & Superhero Ah Ma #2: Coming of Age

    $18.00

    Written by Melanie Lee  |  Illustrated by Arif RafhanpaperbackThe adventures of Amazing Ash & Superhero Ah Ma continue! As Team ASH grows in nu...

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    $18.00
  • The Longer the Wait, the Bigger the Hug

    $18.00

    Written by Eoin McLaughlin  |  Illustrated by Polly DunbarpaperbackEveryone’s favourite (socially distanced) characters return to help us through t...

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    $18.00
  • Not an Alphabet Book: The Case of the Missing Cake

    $16.00

    Written by Eoin McLaughlin  |  Illustrated Marc BontavantpaperbackA graphic, bright, imaginative alphabet book, with a smart and laugh-out-loud who...

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    $16.00
  • While We Can't Hug

    $18.00

    Written by Eoin McLaughlin  |  Illustrated by Polly FaberpaperbackHedgehog and Tortoise were the best of friends.They wanted to give each other a g...

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    $18.00
  • The Hug

    $15.00

    Written by Eoin McLaughlin  |  Illustrated by Polly FaberpaperbackHedgehog was feeling sad.As sad as a hedgehog can feel.So sad only one thing coul...

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    $15.00
  • Inspector Penguin Investigates

    $15.00

    Written by Eoin McLaughlin  |  Illustrated by Ross CollinspaperbackOh no! The famous Diamondo del Mondo has been stolen! There’s something fishy go...

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    $15.00
  • Secret Agent Elephant

    $15.00

    Written by Eoin McLaughlin  |  Illustrated by Ross CollinspaperbackWatch out, supervillains. There’s a new spy in town . . .Secret Agent 00 Elephan...

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    $15.00
  • The Kid Who Came From Space

    $15.00

    Written by Ross WelfordpaperbackA small village is rocked by the disappearance of Tammy, 12. Only her twin brother, Ethan, knows she is safe – and ...

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    $15.00
  • What Not to Do If You Turn Invisible

    $15.00

    Written by Ross WelfordpaperbackA surprising, stunningly beautiful, and funny novel about a girl who turns invisible and, in the process, discovers...

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    $15.00
  • The 1,000-year-old Boy

    $15.00

    Written by Ross Welfordpaperback There are stories about people who want to live forever.This is not one of those stories.This is a story about som...

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    $15.00
  • When We Got Lost in Dreamland

    $15.00

    Written by Ross WelfordpaperbackWhen 11-year-old Malky and his younger brother Seb become the owners of a “Dreaminator”, they are thrust into worl...

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    $15.00
  • Into the Sideways World

    $16.00

    Written by Ross WelfordpaperbackWhen twelve-year-olds Willa and Manny hear of a mysterious animal prowling their town, they are determined to prove...

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    $16.00
  • Time Travelling with a Hamster

    $15.00

    Written by Ross WelfordpaperbackBack to the Future meets The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time in this original, poignant, race-against...

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    $15.00
  • Kepala Kotak

    $15.00

    Written by Farihan BahronpaperbackKumpulan cerpen Kepala Kotak oleh Farihan Bahron menyajikan 15 buah cerpen yang ditulis dari 2017 hingga 2021. Te...

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    $15.00
  • Tang Ke Ting

    $10.00

    Written by Farihan Bahronpaperback “...majoritinya membawa kritikan sosial yang lebih sejagat terutama terhadap sikap dan pelakuan sosial manusia m...

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    $10.00
  • Kesumat Sang Avatar

    $10.00

    Written by Farihan BahronpaperbackTercapaikah impian Wandy, seorang penyanyi jalanan, untuk mendapatkan gadis pujaannya melalui lagu yang telah dis...

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    $10.00
  • Tukang Tunjuk Telunjuk

    $10.00

    Written by Farihan Bahronpaperback Ditulis dari tahun 2000 hingga 2016, bait-bait kata dalam kumpulan puisi ini menyentuh pelbagai aspek kehidupan ...

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    $10.00
  • Lukah Di Pergentingan

    $15.00

    Written by Farihan Bahronpaperback Antologi cerpen Lukah Di Pergentingan ini adalah lanjutan daripada usaha Unggun Creative untuk terus menyemarakk...

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    $15.00
  • Niskala

    $19.90

    Written by Farihan Bahronpaperback Novel grafik Melayu setebal 148 halaman yang berlatarkan steampunk ini mengisahkan tentang Amra, seorang pahlawa...

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    $19.90
  • Secrets of a Schoolyard Millionaire

    $16.90

    Written by Nat AmoorepaperbackThe hilarious story of one bag of cash, two best friends and a whole lot of trouble.Finding a million dollars in your...

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    $16.90
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    The Power of Positive Pranking

    $16.90

    Written by Nat AmoorepaperbackThe outrageous story of three best friends, one greedy mayor and a whole lot of pranking.Green Peas is our name and ...

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    $16.90
    Out of stock for now, sorry!
  • The Right Way to Rock

    $16.90

    Written by Nat AmoorepaperbackThe rockin' story of two new friends, one arts fiasco and a whole lot of music.Without music, the world is just blah...

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    $16.90
  • We Run Tomorrow

    $18.90

    Written by Nat Amoore  |  Illustrated by Mike BarrypaperbackYou can run from your past, but the future is tomorrow . . .Tonight, we’re gonna kidnap...

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    $18.90
  • The Kung Fu Force and the Perilous Boba Pool

    $15.90

    Written by Robin Leong  |  Illustrated by Eric WongpaperbackIt's the Kung Fu Force's first day at a new school, and three boxers—Dave, Diego and D...

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    $15.90
  • The Kung Fu Force and the Tower of Doom

    $15.90

    Written by Robin Leong  |  Illustrated by Eric WongpaperbackThey’re small. They’re cute. They’re warriors. Meet the Kung Fu Force. There’s no prob...

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    $15.90
  • Friends: A Counting Book

    $19.90

    Written by Goh Eck Kheng  |  Illustrated by MoofhardcoverAs children are ready to learn to count, they are also at the age when they begin to be aw...

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    $19.90
  • Jun and the Octopus

    $18.00

    Written by Goh Eck Kheng  |  Illustrated by Lim An-Linghardcover Jun and the Octopus follows the story of Jun, a boy who confronts his fears and fi...

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    $18.00
  • The Womps: Pinto’s Pinky Promises

    $15.90

    Written by Samantha Han  |  Illustrated by John LimpaperbackMeet the Womps–Pinto, So-ya, Kofi, and Chick Bee–a fun and furry bunch of characters ...

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    $15.90
  • The Lonely Boy and the Ugly Dog

    $18.00

    Written by Eliza Teoh  |  Illustrated by John LimpaperbackTaking inspiration from an iconic work by Liu Kang, Eliza Teoh spins a story about an une...

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    $18.00
  • Sing a Song of Hawker Food: Humpty Dumpty & Friends Have a Singapore Hawker Feast

    $13.80

    Written by Lianne Ong and Janice Khoo  |  Illustrated by ChaopaperbackThe worlds of nursery rhymes and Singapore hawker food collide in this book. ...

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    $13.80
  • Sing-along with EliPuli

    $18.00

    Written by Abhi Krish | Illustrated by Liliia KoniukhpaperbackDo you LOVE English nursery rhymes? Well, this book will show you how to sing your fa...

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    $18.00
  • Secrets of the Mountain

    $17.00

    Written by Libby Walden  |  Illustrated by Richard Jonespaperback Discover the secrets of the mountain in this stunning picture book. Watch the wor...

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    $17.00
  • Gravity

    $33.00

    Written and Illustrated by Jason ChinhardcoverWhat keeps objects from floating out of your hand?What if your feet drifted away from the ground?What...

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    $33.00
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    Grand Canyon

    $33.00

    Written and Illustrated by Jason ChinhardcoverRivers wind through earth, cutting down and eroding the soil for millions of years, creating a cavity...

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    $33.00
    Out of stock for now, sorry!
  • Island: A Story of the Galapagos

    $15.50

    Written and Illustrated by Jason ChinpaperbackCharles Darwin first visited the Galápagos Islands almost 200 years ago, only to discover a land fill...

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    $15.50
  • Redwoods

    $14.00

    Written by Jason ChinpaperbackJason Chin's Redwoods tells the story of a boy who discovers a book about redwoods and finds himself in their midst a...

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    $14.00
  • Coral Reefs

    $15.50

    Written and Illustrated by Jason ChinpaperbackDuring an ordinary visit to the library, a girl pulls a not-so-ordinary book from the shelves. As she...

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    $15.50
  • This is Owl: A flapping, tapping, clapping interactive book

    $15.00

    Written by Libby Walden  |  Illustrated by Jacqui LeepaperbackThis Is Owl is a bright and cheerful interactive picture book with lots of flaps and ...

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    $15.00
  • Anything But Human

    $23.00

    Written by Daryl Lim Wei JiepaperbackThe land is furrowed deep with worry. The angsana trees are turning orangewith pain.This collection emerges, s...

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    $23.00
  • Tales From A Tiny Room

    $19.00

    Written by Wayne RéepaperbackTwo gods sit on a park bench and compare universes. A woman has to find herself after discovering she’s an unwanted c...

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    $19.00