Malaysian Fiction for Children and Young Adults

009Notes:
1. Obviously, this list is far from comprehensive, but I will be adding to it over time. You can also help me add to it by giving suggestions below!

2. The titles link to Kinokuniya Malaysia’s bookweb, where you can see the covers (if available) and ISBN, etc. I’ve taken out the links to BookWeb as they no longer work, and will only add links if I’ve posted information on the book on my blog.

3. If I’ve made any mistakes, or if you know a title I should add to the list, please comment or contact me at orokanadreamerATgmail.

list started: August 22nd, 2014
last updated: March 11th, 2017


Malaysian Fiction for Children & Young Adults
– books by Malaysian writers/illustrators *

* titles by authors from Malaysia or are Malaysian-born, but not necessarily books set in Malaysia or by authors currently living in Malaysia.

A Cultural Heritage of North Borneo: Animal Tales of Sabah
P.S. Shim & Yong Ket Hyun (illust.) | Natural History Publications (Borneo)

– Children’s, Folk Tales, Short Stories

Diary of a Taekwondo Master
Diary of a Rugby Champ
Diary of a Cricket God
Diary of a Soccer Star
Shamini Flint
– Children’s, Series

Door Under the Stairs (series)
The Mystery of the Missing National Anthem
The Case of the Talented Trio
The Case of the Football Champion
The Case of the House at No. 74
Heidi Shamsuddin | Integra Majujaya
– Middle Grade, Series

The Elites
Natasha Ngan | Hot Key Books
– Young Adult, Fantasy

The Ghost Bride
Yangsze Choo | Hot Key Books
– Young Adult, Historical Fantasy

Iban Dream
Golda Mowe | Monsoon Books
– Young Adult, Fantasy

Legendary Princesses of Malaysia
Raman & Emila Yusof (Illust.) | Oyez Books
– Picture Book

Longhouse Days
Jainal Amambing | Oyez Books
– Picture Book

The Magic Buffalo
Jainal Amambing | Oyez Books
– Picture Book

A Master and An Apprentice
Lim Lay Har & Lim Lay Koon | Oyez Books
– Children’s, Contemporary

Mother & Child
Yusof Gajah | Integra Majujaya
– art book

My Mother’s Garden
My Mother’s Kitchen
Emila Yusof | Oyez Books
– Picture Book, Series

Puteri Tioman the Green Turtle
Rossiti Aishah Rashidi & Farrah Ashiela Samsuri | Raintree Books
– Picture Book

The Rage of the Carnian’s Revenge
Luke Michael | Read Resources
– Children’s, Fantasy

The Seeds of Time
Shamini Flint | Sunbear Publishing
– Children’s, Adventure

Ten
Shamini Flint | Sunbear Publishing
– Children’s, Contemporary

Grandmother Stories: Old Is Gold (A Malaysian Folk Tale)
Grandmother Stories: Keong Emas, Princess of the Golden Conch (An Indonesian Folk Tale)
Grandmother Stories: Attack of the Swordfish (A Singaporean Folk Tale)
Grandmother Stories: The New Year Cakes (A Vietnamese Folk Tale)
Grandmother Stories: The Fishermen’s Quarrel (A Thai Folk Tale)
Grandmother Stories: Benito’s Challenge (A Filipino Folk Tale)
Teoh Choon Ean | MPH Publishing
– Children’s, Picture Book

Timeless Tales of Malaysia
Tutu Dutta | Marshall Cavendish
– Picture Book, Short Stories


Malaysian Fiction for Children & Young Adults
– books set in Malaysia *

* titles set in Malaysia, whether or not the authors are Malaysian. 

A Cultural Heritage of North Borneo: Animal Tales of Sabah
P.S. Shim & Yong Ket Hyun (illust.) | Natural History Publications (Borneo)
– Children’s, Folk Tales, Short Stories

Door Under the Stairs (series)
The Mystery of the Missing National Anthem
The Case of the Talented Trio
The Case of the Football Champion
The Case of the House at No. 74
Heidi Shamsuddin | Integra Majujaya
– Middle Grade, Series

Fatimah’s Kampung
Iain Buchanan | Consumer Association of Penang
– Picture Book

The Ghost Bride
Yangsze Choo | Hot Key Books
– Young Adult, Historical Fantasy

Iban Dream
Golda Mowe | Monsoon Books
– Young Adult, Fantasy

Legendary Princesses of Malaysia
Raman & Emila Yusof (Illust.) | Oyez Books
– Picture Book

Longhouse Days
Jainal Amambing | Oyez Books
– Picture Book

The Magic Buffalo
Jainal Amambing | Oyez Books
– Picture Book

A Master and An Apprentice
Lim Lay Har & Lim Lay Koon | Oyez Books
– Children’s, Contemporary

My Mother’s Garden
My Mother’s Kitchen
Emila Yusof | Oyez Books
– Picture Book, Series

Pigeon Post and Other Stories
Gwen Smith | Oyez Books
– Children’s, Short Stories

Princess Shawl
Shirley Lim | Maya Press
– Young Adult, Fantasy

Puteri Tioman the Green Turtle
Rossiti Aishah Rashidi & Farrah Ashiela Samsuri | Raintree Books
– Picture Book

Rajawali Series | fantasy Malaysia (Kingdom of Pelangi)
The Adventures of Raja Rajawali
More Adventures of Raja Rajawali
Raja Rajawali and the Bears of Bengis Khan

Raja Rajawali to the Rescue
Lansell Taudevin, illust. Leow Chan Ghee & Goh I-Ming | Scholastic Malaysia
– Children’s, Fantasy

Ten
Shamini Flint | Sunbear Publishing
– Children’s, Contemporary

Timeless Tales of Malaysia
Tutu Dutta | Marshall Cavendish
– Picture Book, Short Stories

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