Winner of the 2022 International Proverse Prize, Battle of the Artisans, Irene Bennett’s well-researched historical novel for teens and young adults, tells the first, and quite plausible, creative fiction story of the Bells of Marquis Yi, a Chinese national treasure. Artistic Tangtun in 5th century BCE China crosses wits with powerful men to discover new abilities that rock his Bronze-Age world. What will matter […]
In our tumultuous and polarized times, understanding and addressing our cognitive biases is crucial. Before we embark on a journey of self-improvement, we must first recognize the forces that shape our choices. “Shackled” ventures into the complex mechanisms of the mind, illuminating the neuroscience behind our biases. Drawing from concepts such as the Bayesian Brain Hypothesis, neural plasticity and the role of neurotransmitters, the […]
Popcorn loving Mona and ten-year-old Garnett are best friends who are always together. When Garnett tells Mona that like a zebra he has to migrate, he sends her on one final adventure. Mona knows that zebras return when the rains stop but how will she manage until she sees her friend again?
Written for children in the three–eight-year-old range, When the Rains Stop covers topics […]
Hong Kong possesses an impressively diverse tree flora with 390 native species. This book celebrates the incredible diversity, beauty and biology of the territory’s trees, highlighting over 100 important species that are individually illustrated in exquisitely detailed watercolour paintings. Sally Grace Bunker is an acclaimed botanical artist and Fellow of the Society of Botanical Artists. The illustrations are accompanied by text that teases out interesting […]
As a former republic of the Soviet Union, Central Asia’s Kazakhstan is an unusual backdrop for English language fiction. But, interestingly, that is where Elsie Sze has set her fourth and latest novel, Sea Fever, a mystery thriller.
After 15 years of travelling to what is the ninth largest country in the world and getting to know and love the land and its people, […]
We all emerge into adulthood bent out of shape to a lesser or greater degree by our experiences as children. The rest of our life’s story is the result of our own doing. But we can change course at any time. Whatever has us in its grip, it’s never too late to make a new path to a different future.
SKINFUL: A Memoir of Addiction is […]
Meet Nita McPhee, the spitfire heroine of this earth-shaking, genre-defying funny life skills storybook, especially for women.
Nita leaves a corporate lifestyle and takes the plunge, beginning an entire series of worldwide adventures. Queen of the Pawpaws will inspire teenage girls and adult women to get comfortable with challenges and fear, “to investigate the big, big world of unknown proportions and lovely distortions and wild, […]
Ray Cordeiro rose from humble beginnings to become a giant in the music industry. His passion for popular music, especially of the 1930s to 1960s, brought enormous pleasure to millions over the airwaves for more than 50 years. His daily late-night show had almost a cult following among Hong Kong people, here and overseas.
More than a story of one man, this book documents the history […]
The Adventures of Henry the Field Mouse books revolve around Henry, an amiable field mouse who befriends a family of mice and embarks on a series of escapades exploring the English countryside. While not intentionally educational, 3 to 7-year-olds will learn a little about the appearance and habitats of different animals and see how they can all be friends, even though they don’t look the […]