The game’s afoot! Earn clues, solve puzzles, and win as many games as you can with Sherlock Sam, Watson, and the Supper Club at the Hello SingLit! Pop Up Book Fair! What’s more, the world-famous A. J. Low will be there to meet you and sign every single Sherlock Sam book you own!
Wrack your brains and tackle the Sherlock Sam Trivia Quiz of the Decade!
Colour-fu your way through to attack Sherlock Sam Drawing Game of the Century!
Win games and crown your team as Kaypoh Kids Champions of the Millennium!
You only live once! Come and join the GREATEST Sherlock Sam Party that has EVER BEEN!
Hello SingLit! Book Fair
8 – 10 March 2019
FORUM The Shopping Mall B1 Atrium
Celebrate SingLit at Hello SingLit!, a book fair by Woods in the Books and Books Ahoy! There’s a whole slew of SingLit books and events waiting just for you!
Chinese StoryTime is back in time to welcome the year of the Pig with TWO stories! In a special original story created just for this session, follow three little pigs and discover all the fun customs and delicious food of Chinese New Year. In the other story, find out why the mouse is afraid of the cat and learn how the 12 animals of the Chinese Zodiac were chosen. This session supports parent-child language immersion and is friendly to non-Chinese-speaking parents!
The LITTLE SingLit Puppet Theatre by Woods in the Books is back to delight and astound you!
Some old, some new, some just odd: in Grandma’s cupboard, there’s a treasure trove of special little things waiting to be explored.
Through playtime between a big sister and a little brother, discover how each of these everyday things stand for well-loved moments and memories.
Directed by Ian Loy of MySuperFuture and adapted from homegrown SingLit picture book Grandma and the Things That Stay the Same by Eve Aw and Yunroo, come and see how imagination, live music, and puppet play come together in a magical performance.
It’s animal time at Woods in the Books: Meet the author and illustrator of the The Great Singapore Poo Sale and Other Beastly Business – Maureen Yeo and Gracie Chai – for an morning of family fun. Learn all about Singapore’s wildlife as well as exciting activities such as storytelling, drawing and a quiz session.
Who: Ages 4 and up!
When: 11.00AM – 12.00PM, Saturday 16 February
Where: Woods in the Books!
Ticket: $5* per entry
*Includes $5 same-day store credit
Christmas is almost here! Can you guess who’s really busy at this time of the year? Join in this year’s last StoryTime in the Woods for a story reading and craft-making with a focus on Mandarin oral communication and interaction, and bring home a copy of《100个圣诞老人》with you once the session is over! This session supports parent-child language […]
Let Christmas dawn with warmth and good cheer upon all creatures, great or small.
WITB Lit Reporter Extraordinaire Contest
Win a chance to meet your favourite authors at the Singapore Writers Festival and pick their brains face-to-face!
CALLING ASPIRING WRITERS AND REPORTERS! Here’s a chance to video interview the best and brightest kidlit writers one-on-one! All you have to do is come up with the most interesting, most creative interview questions to ask them (and brush up on your interview voice)!
It’s a day to celebrate YOU! Visit us at Woods in the Books and Books Ahoy! on Children’s Day for fishing fun and phenomenal prizes!
The Colour Monster is all mixed up! Can you help him sort out how he’s feeling?
Join in to read a story, play games, craft your own Colour Monster, and bring home a copy of 《我的情绪小怪兽》to enjoy. This session supports parent-child language immersion and is friendly to non-Chinese-speaking parents!《我的情绪小怪兽》is a translation of The Colour Monster by Anna Llenas.
Woods in the Books believes that a good story is a good start to learning a new language, made better when parent and child explore together. Each session of our Chinese StoryTime begins with a handpicked story, which is reinforced by game and craft activities, and followed-up by bringing the storybook home to read together. We wish to nurture positive attitudes towards Chinese learning (or re-learning) amongst young and old.
Who: 4 – 7 years old
When: 11.00AM – 12.30PM, Sat 6 Oct
Where: Woods in the Books, 3 Yong Siak Street
Ticket: $28* for 1 parent-child pair, additional $10 per sibling/adult
*includes 1 copy of《我的情绪小怪兽》
Celebrate this Mooncake Festival with Dingli Stevens, the author of 《伊伊，中秋节快乐》! Let’s listen to stories, learn Chinese, make crafts, taste delicious mooncakes, and bring a copy of《伊伊，中秋节快乐!》home for the whole family to enjoy! This session supports parent-child language and culture immersion, and it is friendly to non-Chinese-speaking parents! Who: 3 – 8 years old When: […]
What would you do if you found a short, stout mountain elf deep in the snowy mountains? Find out all about Tessa’s adventure with the barbegazi in this reading with author H.S. Norup, who will also talk about her inspiration for writing this story, from her love of books and skiing to imagined encounters with fantastical creatures.
Who: Ages 7 and up!
When: 4.00PM – 5.00PM, Sat 8 Sept
Where: Books Ahoy!, #02-03 FORUM The Shopping Mall
Ticket: $5* per child, register at woodsinthebooks.peatix.com
*Inclusive of $5 same-day store credit
Meet the Author: Satoshi Kitamura
Satoshi Kitamura is visiting us right here at Woods in the Books! Come, join in for a kamishibai performance (Japanese paper theatre) and craft activities, and expect a boatload of delights from the award-winning illustrator and author of Millie’s Marvellous Hats.
Who: Ages 4 – 8
When: 11AM – 12PM, Sunday 9 September
Where: Woods in the Books, 3 Yong Siak Street
Ticket: $15* per child,
*inclusive of $5 store credit
Hooray! The Books Ahoy! Book Fair is back from 31 August to 6 September! If you hurry, you might just catch author Sophia Huang as she reads from her Nature Playtime Series, where you can find out how to play games with saga tree seeds and touch-me-not-plants! Dive into the Books Ahoy! Book Fair for saga seed crafts, new books, and special promotions this September School Holiday.
One, two, three! How many saga seeds do YOU see? Join Sophia Huang, author of the Nature Playtime Series, as she reads from The Saga Tree and Touch-me-nots, a pair of books that show you just how Mother Nature can be the very best playground for anyone with a touch of imagination. Make and play with saga seed crafts after the reading!
‘Mottainai Grandma’ is coming to Chinese StoryTime in the Woods! ‘Mot-ta-i-nai’ is a Japanese word that means, “What a waste!” It is a word that asks everyone to treat their things with care and consideration for nature and other people around us. For the good of our beautiful planet, let’s learn ways to prevent waste with ‘Mottainai Grandma’! Listen to the story, play the Little EcoHero trivia game, learn how you can protect the planet, and bring home a copy of《怕浪费婆婆》.
This session supports parent-child language immersion and is friendly to non-Chinese-speaking parents!
For: 4 – 8 years old
Date: 18 August | 25 August, Sat
Time: 3.00 – 4.30PM
Where: Woods in the Books
Ticket: $28* for 1 parent-child pair, additional $10 per sibling
Sign up: woodsinthebooks.peatix.com
*includes 1 copy of 《怕浪费婆婆》
Your favourite teacher is special for a reason and you know it! Let your teacher know how much you appreciate them this Teacher’s Day with Woods in the Books’ To the World’s Best Teacher postcard! All teachers who bring a stamped postcard to Woods in the Books or Books Ahoy! before 30 September 2018 get 10% off their purchase*.
AND if you drop your postcard off with the bookshop elves at Woods in the Books or Books Ahoy! before 28 August, we’ll mail your postcard for free**!
Write, draw, or colour a message for your favourite teacher and mail it to your school! If you don’t know what to write or draw (sometimes there’s just too much to say!), maybe the list of questions below can help you!
Little EcoHero continues! Sign up for your slot at our Peatix page!
Let’s clean the ocean or there will soon be more rubbish than fish in the sea! Race against time to help the ocean recover from pollution and draw the fish back into the seas! Come for StoryTime and play the Little EcoHero Game to learn all about how you can reduce rubbish around you. Are you ready to clean up the ocean? Ready, get set, go!
For the third July in a row, Yong Siak Street bloomed to life with balloons, bunting, and happy little ones who set out to conquer the Children’s Street Trail. Every year, we cross our fingers and our toes for good weather, and this year clearly all that digit-crossing paid off!
At our registration booth for the Children’s Street Trail activities outside, trailgoers must have felt bad for our elves, because we had more than one person sympathetically say, “It must be very hot for you!” But thankfully our outdoor elves were equipped with our very stylish DIY ladybird sun visors to beat the blazing sun!
The Children’s Street Trail is a community effort by the shops on Yong Siak Street to create a great day out for our younger members of the public. Woods in the Books has been a part of the Children’s Street Trail from the very beginning, when we helped to create the chalk trail drawings that you’ll still see if you come to Yong Siak Street today! Every year we try to make our programmes better than the year before and this year marked some of our most ambitious Street Trail activities yet.
Can you recycle a fish?
Do birds have noses?
Will scotch tape thrown into the ocean make fish stick together, unable to move?
In our last Little EcoHero session, these were some of the questions that spontaneously came from the children who joined in with us to learn about green living through games and a story reading!