Asian Scientist Junior Book Series Launched

Children and parents were treated to an educational book reading session and had the opportunity to interact with a real-life scientist.

AsianScientist (Sep. 23, 2018)Asian Scientist Junior, a six-part book series aimed at inspiring children to become the next generation of scientists, was officially launched on September 23, 2018 at the world’s first green library for kids—My Tree House—located in Singapore.

The series is published by Wildtype Books, an imprint of Wildtype Media Group Pte Ltd, after a month-long Kickstarter campaign which saw close to S$16,000 raised through 128 backers. Wildtype Media Group also received a donation of S$10,000 from City Developments Limited to make the books available to primary schools across Singapore, as well as contributions from an anonymous donor to place the books in all 26 public libraries in Singapore.

Guest of honor Mr. Heng Swee Keat, Minister for Finance and Chairman of the National Research Foundation Singapore, graced the book launch and led a book reading session on the life and career of Professor Chou Loke Ming, one of the six scientists featured in the book series.

Chou himself was in attendance and treated children and parents to an engaging show-and-tell about corals, sea slugs and marine conservation. The veteran researcher also signed books for young fans eager to interact with a real-life scientist.

Asian Scientist Junior is a passion project for myself and my team, born out of the desire to tell the stories of scientists who made amazing discoveries right here in Asia,” said Dr. Juliana Chan, CEO of Wildtype Media Group, which also publishes Asian Scientist Magazine. “We hope that these books will inspire the next generation of scientists and show them what is possible with hard work and determination.”

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Asian Scientist Magazine is an award-winning science and technology magazine that highlights R&D news stories from Asia to a global audience. The magazine is published by Singapore-headquartered Wildtype Media Group.

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