Tuesday, December 6, 2022

SUPERKICKS _____ Another announcement regarding our Superkicks book series and issues with Benedict Boo


The above content is from the TERMLY LETTER issued by Dazhong Primary School, dated 1 September 2022, to share highlights of Term 3 and information about school activities in Term 4. The newsletter contains this paragraph about our Superkicks fiction series.

Earlier this year, on 6 May 2022, I had to circulate an announcement regarding the truth about Benedict Boo's role:
"This Superkicks book series was one of the exciting projects I developed with my two young sons through our Super Cool Books imprint. We came to an arrangement to partner with Benedict Boo as a sales representative and organiser of school events to promote this series. To help give him some credibility and motivation, we agreed to list him on the cover as a co-author.

Following certain recent developments, we are now required to formally clarify his role in this series.

Benedict Boo has never been involved in the actual writing or development of the three Superkicks stories. His role is to conduct sales and promotional talks to sell the books. He has never been involved in the writing or creative development of any Super Cool Books titles.

His status as a "co-author" is in order to facilitate promotional operations related to selling the Superkicks books."
The original post can be found here, with additional info over the months posted here, here and here.

Until this matter is resolved, all Superkicks promo activities will not be supported or endorsed by Super Cool Books.

If you are a marketing or retail partner that might be affected by this, or if you are parent or teacher with related queries, please feel free to reach out to us at: studio@supercoolbooks.com. We will do our very best to assist with your situation.

I sincerely thank everyone for your kind support for this series, I look forward to sharing more exciting adventures set in our Superkicks storyworld in the years ahead.

— Don

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Thursday, November 24, 2022

KIDLIT SG NEW BOOKS 2022 _____ Presenting a super cool showcase of new books from Singapore to delight young readers

Please feel free to grab this image above 
and share it, with a link to this post! — Don
Welcome to our New Books Showcase 2022!

My most recent book came out earlier this year, it's called The Supergame, and it's Book 3 of my Last Kid Running interactive fiction series published by Penguin Random House.

To celebrate, I decided to round up other local authors who also released books this year, and put together this community showcase to help parents, educators and kidlit collectors with their year-end shopping. Here's my earlier post about this.

I'm so pleased to present this wonderful selection here. You can click on the links below to find out more about the different books featured, which cover a wonderful range of genres and styles.

And if you like what you see, do support them by buying a copy, whether for yourself or as a gift, and also connect with the authors on social media, we'd all love to hear from you.  

A big thank you to all the authors featured, as well as their respective publishers for facilitating this, and also the Singapore Book Council.  

I wish you happy reading!


— Don


Presenting the awesome books:













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Behind-the-scenes notes
about my SUPERKICKS football series,
with an important announcement
regarding Benedict Boo's involvement

was featured recently
at the 38th IBBY International Congress
Read about it here

Gamebook series
Book 3: The Supergame
Details here

Sunday, November 20, 2022

KIDLIT SG NEW BOOKS 2022 _____ Presenting JUNGLEGIRL MIA by Karien van Ditzhuijzen, about a girl's thoroughly immersive jungle adventure

NOTE: This post is part of my blog series to celebrate SG kidlit titles released in 2022. More info about this showcase here. All the featured books and authors can be found here


The first day in my new house in Singapore I found a macaque in my kitchen stealing my bananas! Living next to a nature reserve and seeing all the animals that wandered into our garden inspired me to write the book JungleGirl Mia. With her neighbour Kalim, Mia embarks on many animal adventures to impress her former BFF Alice and their @junglegirl followers, until they get lost in the jungle overnight and learn some tough lessons about themselves.  

These days children (including my own..) spend a lot of time glued to their screens, and I wrote this book to show kids that nature is neither #dirty nor #boring, but in fact a lot of fun. Many amazing creatures share our ‘city in a garden.’ JungleGirl Mia proves that no matter how entertaining social media can be, nothing can ever beat the adventures we have in real life.

My website: www.bedu-mama.com

Let's celebrate all these
wonderful new releases 


KIDLIT SG NEW BOOKS 2022 _____ Presenting FOREST FRIENDS by Francesca Wah, a series that shows young readers how to care for our lovely planet

NOTE: This post is part of my blog series to celebrate SG kidlit titles released in 2022. More info about this showcase here. All the featured books and authors can be found here


Forest Friends is a series that promotes environmental stewardship and sustainable living in children. Join the Little Animals as they discover ways to conserve resources, care for the environment and protect their homes against climate change!

Francesca Wah is passionate about building a better society for future generations. An educator by profession and a social worker by conviction, Francesca champions various social causes. For her active contributions to the community, Francesca was awarded the National Youth Award, Singapore’s highest accolade for youths. Francesca enjoys writing during her free time and believes in inculcating values in the young through stories.

Armour Publishing

Let's celebrate all these
wonderful new releases