When their teacher Mr Adam spends the night in a haunted mansion, Izzy, Luddie, and Tash certainly don’t expect him to disappear into thin air. This slim volume by Felix Cheong packs a punch as the investigation of the Lit Squad’s favourite teacher casts new light on Singapore’s past.
Bursting with larger than life characters and written in a broad narrative voice reminiscent of Roald Dahl, Timothy and the Phubbers is a laugh out loud school comedy whose misfit characters struggle with the trials of new classmates, school projects, and a world overrun with the smartphone-savvy elite (also known as Phubbers).
The comical tale of a housing estate lift that yearns for a direction in life beyond merely going up and down, Alif is Not Coming Down is a bilingual book about how readers can achieve far off dreams with some imagination and a little help from a friend. Published in sturdy hardcover, this book is […]
This post is part of our series for the duration of the Circuit Breaker measures to shine a spotlight on SingLit books that we find to be uniquely encouraging. If you already own the book, perhaps you might want to dig out your copy to read again. If you don’t already have it, we’ll drop a link to our online catalogue below.
Over the next two weeks, we’re spotlighting books that celebrate our Malay friends and neighbours. As part of our Circuit Breaker series, we hope these books will remind us to be kind, mindful, and encouraging of each other during this Ramadan period. Happy reading!
3 weeks.The Ollie Comics, Drewscape
Every morning, I wake up and I’m amazed to find this new tiny human in my house. I think to myself, where did she come from? A year ago, she didn’t exist in my family at all. But here she is now.
Life doesn’t stop because of a Circuit Breaker. School holidays continue, festivals roll in, and babies are born every day. A humorous and gentle peek into the lives of new parents, The Ollie Comics charts memories, new parent woes and worries, and how to overcome them in daily comic form.
This post is part of our series for the duration of the Circuit Breaker measures to shine a spotlight on SingLit books that we find to be uniquely encouraging. If you already own the book, perhaps you might want to dig out your copy to read again. If you don’t already have it, we’ll drop […]
We’re starting a new series of posts for the duration of the Circuit Breaker measures to shine a spotlight on SingLit books that we find to be uniquely encouraging. If you already own the book, why not dig out your copy to read again? If you don’t already have it, we’ll drop a link to our online catalogue below. Happy reading!
Every year as part of the #BuySingLit Campaign, Woods in the Books runs Hello SingLit!, a pop up book fair celebrating local literature. This year, we were invited to work together with Arts in Your Neighbourhood, bringing local authors and illustrators to Bedok Town Square from 12 – 16 March.
Aside from programmes and events, Hello SingLit! offers an array of carefully selected SingLit books. Each year, our hope as we pick the books is that one of our new patrons will bring home a book that truly speaks to them, and that might lead to a new lifelong reader.
Itching for a particular book? Woods in the Books and Books Ahoy! are more than happy to help you scratch it. We are now taking orders via phone, WhatsApp, email and our social media channels. For orders above $55, standard delivery* is complimentary. For orders below $55, standard delivery* is at $5. Same day delivery** […]
‘Who thinks it’s too CROWded?’‘Who is chasing the PIGeon?’ Michael Escolier’s clever wordplay stands out in this beautiful hardcover picture book, encouraging kids to scour playful illustrations for answers that are slyly hidden within the questions themselves. Of course it is the disgruntled CROW who finds the boat too crowded. There’s runs the PIG as […]
Every Lunar New Year, Grandma would ask the same questions, wear the same “lucky” red, cook the same “lucky” food, give the same “lucky” amount, and invite the same “lucky” lions. Grandma and the Things that Stay the Same The year turns, the lanterns are lit, the table is laden. Food, family, and festivities: it’s […]
For a very long time, Cosmo the Octopus watched over the busy elves at Woods in the Books, waiting for the right person to bring him home. Many a customer gave him a pat as they walked by, drawn by his conspiratorial gaze and cuddly plush arms. But no one brought him home, until the […]
Happy Holidays! In this chilly December, the Woods in the Books elves wish you the warmest of Christmases. May you be surrounded by your loved ones and a plethora of good reads!From our inaugural Creative Residency and Mandarin Picture Book Camps to the publication of Friends: A Counting Book, we could not have accomplished it […]
If you found money lying on the ground, what would you do? Would you take it? Would you leave it on the ground? Would you turn it in to the police? The majority of us never have the chance to find out what we’d actually do if we were in this situation, and so we […]
“You know, ” a customer said to me yesterday, “I used to read those when I was a kid.” “Ah,” I said, “So did I!” We were talking about Roger Lancelyn Green’s stories of myth and legend, all stories retold in his own words of old-fashioned heroism and derring-do featuring such characters as King Arthur […]
Create your very own swirling glitter puppet in this parent-child workshop led by The Wanderlings!
Emotions may surge in waves but they settle with time. Inspired by water-and-glitter calming jars used in counselling, this puppet is a self-soothing toy as well as as a tool for creative storytelling.
Has anyone else been melting this week? After the lovely cool rain earlier this month, we certainly weren’t expecting this week to be so desperately hot. With Christmas books and other seasonal items arriving at the shop as gifting days draw ever closer, the barrage of snowmen and ice, cosy coats and woolly scarves feels […]
Evergreen boughs tickle our fingers as we dress the tree for Christmas!
Join us at Woods in the Books and Books Ahoy! for a warm celebration of the season. With our seasonal goodies and a trove of deliciously enticing books, you just might find the perfect gift for that special someone you love.
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Sunday – Monday 10.00AM – 6.00PM
Tuesday – Friday 10.00AM – 7.00PM
Saturday 9.00AM – 8.00PM
Christmas Eve 9.00AM – 6.00PM
Christmas Day 10.00AM – 6.00PM
Monday – Sunday 10.00AM – 7.00PM
Christmas Eve 10.00AM – 7.00PM
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Interviewer: What’s the best reaction you’ve had to your work?
Jim Kay: I’ve had a few letters saying they couldn’t get their children to read a book, but the illustrated version has finally got them reading. So I couldn’t ask for more really. It’s such a privilege. If you help one person engage with books, the hours, the solitude is worth it because you’ve hopefully helped somebody on a life of literary discovery.
It might sometimes seem like a new collector’s edition of the Harry Potter series is announced every year, whether it’s aimed at kids who have never read the books or the adults who grew up with them. But the two-year wait for the illustrated edition of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire has resulted in a Harry Potter book truly worth owning for fans both new and old.
Dive into the world of Chinese picture books and explore as you read, make, and create in this 2-day camp! Discover your enthusiasm for Mandarin through games and art activities designed to encourage active interaction.
– Cosy group setting for better interaction
– Picture book story and art making
– Immersive group play and discussion
– Improves Chinese word recognition
– Builds confidence in Mandarin speech and creative expression