Friday, February 23, 2018

SUPERKICKS _____ Update on Futsal event (postponed, sorry) + new release Book 3: Dare to Dream (available very soon!)



This event has been postponed due to scheduling and logistics issues. Thanks to everyone who signed up or expressed interest. We'll get back to you with more information soon. Read the original event post here. Check out all our other SUPERKICKS posts here. Good news, though: Dare to Dream (SUPERKICKS Book 3) will be available in bookstores very soon, as scheduled. We hope you'll join Lee Jin and Deena one more time for this very special story! :)


— D








Sunday, January 7, 2018

MY BLADE QUEST _____ Books 5 and 6 will be in stores very soon! Collect the whole series



Really pleased to be sharing this update about our thrilling MY BLADE QUEST series. You'll soon be able to get your hands on all six books, the complete adventure. You can order the whole series directly from Armour Publishing here.

Meet the team that made this series possible here. And here are photos from our series launch at the Asian Festival of Children's Content last year. Read some recent reviews here. I'll also be sharing some "behind the scenes" posts soon, so you can see how the whole creative and publishing process unfolded. It was a lot of fun. And who knows, you could be creating your own book series one day too.

As always, happy reading! :)


— D



SPECIAL PREVIEW: rough sketches and illustrations from the series. All art by the insanely talented Ray Toh

















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Sign up your school for the
SUPERKICKS SCHOOL TOUR 2018
+ Book 3: Dare to Dream launching in March 2018

















Thursday, January 4, 2018

SUPERKICKS _____ Calling all primary schools in Singapore! Join the SUPERKICKS Fiesta this year, we'll bring the fun to your students. Sign up quick, limited spots, see you soon


UPDATE 23 February 2018: This event has been postponed due to scheduling and logistics issues. Thanks to everyone who signed up or expressed interest. We'll get back to you with more information soon. 






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This year, our SUPERKICKS School Tour takes off in a whole new way. We have a Futsal tournament coming up, and also more school visits, all part of #BuySingLit 2018, in March 2018. Details below.

To sign up for these activities, email: genref@sg.marshallcavendish.com

For queries, contact my co-author Coach Benedict Boo at: benedictboo@yahoo.com

There's more: we'll also be launching Book 3 of the series, DARE TO DREAM. What new challenges will the talented young players face this time? Read and find out! More about this book soon.

Looking forward to meeting all of you this year! :)


— D





SUPERKICKS authors Benedict Boo and Don Bosco


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Invitation to

SUPERKICKS FIESTA, PART OF #BUYSINGLIT 2018

Calling all primary schools in Singapore!

Be part of these two exciting SUPERKICKS programmes, as part of the nationwide #BuySingLit campaign 2018.

Our SUPERKICKS School Tour

Supported by the National Arts Council (NAC) and managed by the National Book Development Council of Singapore (NBDCS), the #BuySingLit campaign includes local book industry players coming together to organize a series of fun activities to raise awareness and encourage support for local literature. These will take place from 9–11 March 2018. More information is available at https://buysinglit.sg/.



As part of this drive, the authors of our action-packed Superkicks fiction book series, Don Bosco and Benedict Boo, are teaming up with Marshall Cavendish to organize the Superkicks Futsal Tournament and Superkicks School Tour. The Superkicks series follows a group of girls and boys who compete to join the special Superkicks football training programme which aims to help young football geniuses achieve their dreams of becoming professional players and coaches.



EVENT A: SUPERKICKS FUTSAL TOURNAMENT
Venue: The Arena Singapore, 48 Woodleigh Park, Singapore 357844 Date: Friday, March 9, 2018
Time: 0830–1300 for P3/4, 1330–1860 for P5/6
Registration fee: $70 per team
(Registered teams will receive 7 book vouchers, in $10 denominations, which are valid for use at the booksale on the day of the competition only)
This is a one-day tournament involving 12 schools, playing in a league format, moving on to semi- final knockout rounds. Schools can send a maximum of 1 team for the P3/4 competition and 1 team for the P5/6 competition. Each team to comprise of 7 players, 2 of which are reserves. Contact us for the exact programme details and rules.

Other highlights include:
• Talk on values in sports by co-author of the Superkicks series, Coach Ben
• An inspiring freestyle football performance
• Prizes for the top teams, including a championship trophy for the winning school
• Booksale with age-appropriate books that will be available for sale at the venue.



EVENT B: SUPERKICKS SCHOOL TOUR
Venue: Your school
Dates: 19 February – 8 March 2018 Registration fee: Free
Bringing the books beyond avid football players, schools are able to book an assembly or level talk by the co-author of the Superkicks series, Coach Ben, which includes football-themed competitions that can be won by students who do not play football, where book vouchers and other great prizes will be given out. The Superkick books will also be on sale at a specially discounted price and the authors available for an autograph session thereafter.

For more information on these events, please email Coach Ben at: benedictboo@yahoo.com. Register your interest in either of these events by emailing:
genref@sg.marshallcavendish.com. Limited spots available.

We look forward to hearing from you. Thank you for your time!


From the Superkicks team x Marshall Cavendish Editions (as part of the #BuySingLit 2018 campaign).



About Marshall Cavendish Editions
Marshall Cavendish International (Asia) Pte Ltd, or MCIA, is one of the leading general reference and interest trade book publisher in Southeast Asia, with a history spanning nearly five decades. Known for their diverse subject areas and strong pool of notable authors, MCIA is an expert content curator who aims to offer readers an enriching experience through the imprints under the brand. For more information, visit www.marshallcavendish.com/genref or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.


About the Authors
DON BOSCO is an award-winning writer and publisher of thrilling fiction for teens and children. His stories are inspired by Asian legends and pop culture. He started the publishing studio, Super Cool Books in 2011. His books include the popular Sherlock Hong Adventures series and the Lion City Adventures series. He has also been a featured speaker at creative writing events.

BENEDICT BOO is a sports enthusiast. He's passionate about promoting an active lifestyle, especially among the young. Besides marathon running, his other love is football. He plays regularly and is also coaching a team. He has been working in education and publishing for two decades. Creating this Superkicks series is truly a dream come true for him.





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Read the award-winning
LION CITY ADVENTURES series!








Friday, December 22, 2017

See you in 2018! More books, new adventures, lots of fun.


This is my last post for the year! Thank you for being a part of this great adventure. We have even more stories now, and an even bigger community of readers and publishing partners. Some days, I must confess, it's almost too much for us to handle. Which is why we'll take a short break in early 2018, before returning with a new and improved Super Cool Books. In the meantime, do check out our past posts for inspiration. Here are some of the things you can do —


Watch our Christmas 2017 video.

See how we developed the My Blade Quest series, Books 5 and 6 will be out in early 2018.

Our Superkicks series will be featured in the 2018 #BuySingLit campaign, do join us. Here's some cool stuff about the series.

Connect with all the children's book writers and illustrators we've featured so far. Read their interviews.

Learn how to write and publish your own stories.

Join the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (Singapore chapter).

Enjoy the Lion City Adventures fan club content.

Find out about Magicienne, the young adult thriller novel that I co-authored with celebrity illusionist Ning Cai. Interviews and an excerpt here. Available on Book Depository.

Sign up for the Asian Festival of Children's Content 2018. See you there!

Read all our books! Here's a list to get you started.

Follow us on Instagram, for fabulously fun photos.


You can also click on the blog menu sections on the right, and just explore.

What you can imagine, you can create. I wish you all happy reading. See you soon! :)


— D