Local publisher and bookstore, Epigram Books has just released two new books suitable for kids and teens to enjoy as the year comes to a close. Choose to solve a mystery with Sherlock Sam and the Supper Club or pause and reflect on the day that has past in a guided journal.
Cracking Cases with Sherlock Sam and the Supper Club
If your kid is up for an adventure, they can immerse themselves in this mystery book that is set in our very own island – Sherlock Sam and the Seafaring Scourge on Sentosa.
The Sherlock Sam series is written by husband and wife team, A.J. Low and illustrated by Andrew Tan (also known as drewscape). Their 15th book is Sherlock Sam and the Seafaring Scourge on Sentosa.
This book follows the adventures of Sherlock and gang as they sailing across Singapore’s seas to recover stolen artefacts and encounter their most dangerous foe yet!
Calm: A Journal for Myself
2020 has been quite a year and ensuring that we equip our children with tools to help them to better understand and express their feelings is key. One book that might help is Calm: A Journal for Myself written by PK Poniah.
This guided journal is suitable for a younger audience as it invites readers to reflect on themselves and their actions in an organised and enjoyable way.
More than a blank-page journal, Calm contains day-to-day happiness scales, notes on mental health issues and advice on how to overcome them too. If teens are stumped on how to get started, the journal contains sample diary entries and step-by-step tips for users to refer to. The sample diary entries are written from the point-of-view of a teen and “provide a point of empathy” says Julia Tan, editor of Calm.
Read more about Epigram Bookstore here and watch a video with one of the co-owners of Huggs Epigram Coffee Bookshop here.