"We recognize that planet Earth and its ecosystems are our home and that "Mother Earth" is a common expression in a number of countries and regions, and we note that some countries recognize the rights of nature in the context of the promotion of sustainable development." - Harmony with Nature, United Nations
In 2009, the United Nations proclaimed 22 April as International Mother Earth Day and "acknowledged that the Earth and its ecosystems are our common home, and expressed their conviction that it is necessary to promote Harmony with Nature in order to achieve a just balance among the economic, social and environmental needs of present and future generations."
To celebrate International Mother Earth Day this year, Oyez!Books is organizing the Harmony With Nature Photo Contest on Facebook from 22 April to 14 May. All you have to do is upload your best photo that reflects the theme "Harmony with Nature" together with a short description and the location where the photo was taken. The location must be a place in Malaysia. Then get the most number of votes you can and the Top 3 will each win a special Wildlife book set worth RM150.
Contest details as follows :
Pustaka Bookaroo Festival of Children’s Literature is happening soon! Bookaroo Literature Festival was started in India in 2008 with a mission of "bringing books, children, writers, and everyone who loves books together to celebrate the joy of reading". The festival has grown from strength to strength, winning the International Excellence Awards 2017 at the recent London Book Fair. The Malaysia edition of this excellent festival is happening from 22-23 April at Pustaka Negeri Sarawak in Kuching.
The weekend will be packed with storytelling, crafts, doodling and workshops for children from 4 up to 12 years of age, featuring a lineup of international and local authors, illustrators, storytellers and more. A few Oyez!Books award-winning authors and illustrators will also be participating at the festival! They are :
Don't miss this wonderful weekend of books, stories and fun activities with all the Oyez! authors and international personalities at Pustaka Bookaroo Festival of Children’s Literature in Kuching! Admission is FREE.
"The Asian Festival of Children’s Content (AFCC) aims to celebrate and promote the creation and appreciation of children’s books and content, with a focus on Asian themes." - www.afcc.com.sg
The Asian Festival of Children's Content (AFCC) is an annual festival in Singapore organized by the National Book Council of Singapore that aims to promote children's content from across Asia. Running from 17 - 21 May 2017 at the National Library in Singapore, the festival is full of exciting programmes, workshops and seminars for parents, children, teachers, writers, illustrators, librarians, publishers, agents and other interested parties coming from all aspects of the children's content industry.
So don't miss this opportunity to learn more about this wonderful festival celebrating Asian children's content, and to enjoy our illustrators' beautiful artworks.
Bologna Children's Book Fair 2017 (BCBF) is a renowned international trade event focusing on children's content. This year, the 54th edition of BCBF with the tagline "The Natural Habitat forChildren's Content", will be taking place from 03-06 April, bringing together a diverse audience and participants from all over the world.
Once again, Oyez!Books will be making an appearance at this prestigious event. We are looking forward to showcasing our latest catalogue of books featuring talented authors and illustrators from Malaysia and Asia. Some of our books have been successfully translated into different languages such as German, Korean and even Arabic.
New books for BCBF 2017
If you are in Bologna, please do come enjoy our books and meet our representative, Perbadanan Kota Buku, at BCBF 2017!
Venue : Malaysia Pavilion, Hall 29, B39, BolognaFiere, Bologna, Italy
Date : 03 - 06 April 2017
The Oyez! Children's Book Week is back! From 18 - 26 March 2017, expect good deals and fun activities at Silverfish Books, our venue partner at Bangsar Village 2. Watch out for more updates in the following weeks!
As a lead up to the main event, we are organising a Poster Contest! Get a chance to win Oyez!Books gift vouchers worth up to RM300 and have your winning entry featured as the Children's Book Week March 2017 poster.
Here are the details of the contest :
How to enter
Terms & conditions
To ring in the Year of the Rooster, we are having a fun Facebook photo contest inspired by all things Rooster! To enter Oyez!Books Rooster-Doodle-Doo! Photo Contest 2017, all you have to do is submit your best photo or image of anything related or based on the Rooster theme with a short description. Get the most votes from the public and the Top 3 will win an Oyez!Books gift voucher.
Contest details as follows :
Bring the family and kids for an exciting afternoon of stories this year-end holidays! From 3.00-4.00pm, Sunday, 11 December at Silverfish Books, Bangsar Village 2, there will be a double treat as Heidi Shamsuddin and Lim Lay Koon take turns to share two very different but equally entertaining tales.
From 3.00-3.30pm, Heidi takes you on another adventure with Joe, Emil and Hanna, the time-travelling trio from her popular The Door Under the Stairs series. In the latest book, The Case of The House At No. 74, the three children meet the courageous Sybil Kathigasu, the only Malayan woman to receive the George Medal for bravery.
From 3.30-4.00pm, Lay Koon will regale you with the story of Pip, the young pangolin who just couldn't roll into a ball! Desperate for a cure, Pip's mother takes him to see a porcupine, a snake and a monkey. Find out what happens in this humorous story from Lay Koon's new picture book, Pip's Peculiar Problem.
The year-end school holidays are back! A great way to spend an afternoon will be to join Oyez!Books Storytime sessions happening from 10-11 December 2016, 3.00 - 4.00pm at Silverfish Books, Bangsar Village 2.
Kicking off the weekend from 3.00-4.00pm, 10 December, roar and stomp with Peter Worthington as he shares the story of Terry, the dinosaur who just wouldn't share. Then have lots of fun making and hatching your own dinosaur egg! Based on the lovely picture book Do Dinosaurs Share? written by Feng-Feng Hutchins and illustrated by Fengyi Lai. Admission is FREE.
"I am happy to join Oyez!Books's new Books & Gifts division. Having attended a number of international book fairs, I've seen how children's books can be transformed into wonderful gifts for children, not just as a premium high-quality books but as merchandise gifts too. Illustrations in books published by Oyez are of high quality and I have faith that with good design and promotion, the Oyez! Books & Gifts will enchant buyers." says Emila Yusof.
"We are delighted to have Emila Yusof on board," says Peter Duke, chairman of Oyez!Books. "Her art is delightful and she has fans here and abroad. Her books are among our top sellers and we have no doubt she will develop wonderful products that everyone will love. We remain committed to our vision to produce great Malaysian books and we see the new Books & Gifts division as a way to expand our offerings both locally and internationally."
Oyez!Books was set up in 2007 and has produced award-winning books that have also been translated into several languages. The company is focused on producing books by local writers and illustrators with an emphasis on local stories and culture.
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NEWS & EVENTS
22 Apr - 14 May - Harmony with Nature Photo Contest 2017
22-23 Apr - Pustaka Bookaroo Festival of Children's Literature
17 Apr - Introduction to the Asian Festival of Children's Content
03 - 06 Apr - Bologna Children's Book Fair 2017
18 - 26 Mar - Oyez! Children's Book Week
16 Sep - Celebrate Malaysia Day with Oyez!Books
7 June - Interview with BFM Radio