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Posted on December 3, 2018 by Stephanie on blog!, blog!, Events, blog!, Story Time

StoryTime in the Woods | 亲子同乐《100个圣诞老人》

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 […]

Posted on October 10, 2018 by Stephanie on blog!, blog!, Events

WITB Lit Reporter Extraordinaire Contest

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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)!

Posted on September 27, 2018 by Stephanie on blog!, blog!, Events, blog!, Story Time, Woods in the Books

StoryTime in the Woods – The Colour Monster| 亲子同乐之《我的情绪小怪兽》绘本故事

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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》

Posted on September 18, 2018 by Stephanie on blog!, blog!, Events, blog!, Story Time, Woods in the Books

StoryTime in the Woods – Happy Mooncake Festival, Elena! | 亲子同乐之《伊伊,中秋节快乐》绘本故事

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: […]

Posted on August 30, 2018 by Stephanie on blog!, Books Ahoy!, blog!, Events

Author Reading: The Missing Barbegazi

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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

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Meet the Author: Satoshi Kitamura

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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

Posted on August 24, 2018 by Stephanie on blog!, Books Ahoy!, blog!, Events

The Books Ahoy! Book Fair (31 August – 6 September)

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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.

Posted on August 15, 2018 by Stephanie on blog!, Events, blog!, Story Time

StoryTime in the Woods — ‘Mottainai Grandma’ | 亲子同乐之《怕浪费婆婆》绘本故事

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‘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》

Posted on August 10, 2018 by Stephanie on blog!, blog!, Events

The World’s BEST Teacher

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**!

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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!

Posted on August 7, 2018 by Stephanie on blog!, blog!, Events, Little EcoHero, Little EcoHero, Little EcoHero: Lost Oceans

Little EcoHero: Lost Oceans (August)

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!

Posted on August 4, 2018 by Stephanie on blog!, blog!, Children's Street Trail, Woods in the Books

Children’s Street Trail: Go Fish!

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.

Posted on July 7, 2018 by Stephanie on blog!, blog!, Events, Little EcoHero, Little EcoHero, Little EcoHero: Lost Oceans

Little EcoHero: Lost Oceans (July)

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!

Posted on June 26, 2018 by Stephanie on blog!, blog!, Events

Book Launch: In-Between Things

Come to Woods in the Books and help us launch Priscilla Tey’s very first picture book, In-Between Things! Join us for story reading and drawing with the artist of this brand new picture book!

Who: Ages 4 and up. Parents are welcome to join in!
When: 4 – 6PM, Saturday 7 July
Where: Woods in the Books
FREE

Posted on June 10, 2018 by Stephanie on blog!, blog!, Events, blog!, Story Time

StoryTime in the Woods | 亲子同乐《伊伊,端午节快乐!》

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StoryTime in the Woods – Happy Dumpling Festival, Elena! | 亲子同乐之《伊伊,端午节快乐!》绘本故事

Join our first ever Chinese StoryTime in the Woods! Together with author Dingli Stevens, let’s celebrate Dumpling Festival with Elena and her family in《伊伊,端午节快乐!》! Listen to a story, make crafts, taste yummy dumplings, and bring a copy of《伊伊,端午节快乐!》home with you! This session is friendly to non-Chinese-speaking parents! We hope to provide supportive parent-child language and culture immersion.

Posted on May 22, 2018 by Stephanie on blog!, blog!, Events, blog!, Events, Little Treehugger Workshop

Little Treehugger Workshop: Father’s Day

Father’s Day is around the corner! Get playful together in the Father’s Day edition of The Little Treehugger Workshop. Enjoy a story together in this parent-child workshop and learn to make a catapult-powered plane out of eco-friendly materials. BONUS Get a free Father’s Day sweet treat from Creamier Tiong Bahru! For: 4 – 8 Years […]

Posted on May 5, 2018 by Stephanie on blog!, blog!, Events, blog!, Events, Little Treehugger Workshop

Little Treehugger Workshop: Mother’s Day Special

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Day off for Mums! (Which should, by the way, happen more than once a year)

Join the elves in the Woods for a special FATHER-CHILD Treehugger workshop on Mother’s Day weekend. There will be a story time segment as well as a mummy-appreciation gift making activity using eco-friendly materials. You make the gift for your mum, we’ll give her a BONUS sweet treat! Surprise her with her favourite cupcake from Plain Vanilla Bakery and leave the bill to us!*

Posted on April 21, 2018 by Stephanie on blog!, Books Ahoy!, blog!, Events

Tintin and the Puzzling Whodunnit Party – a Books Ahoy! event

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When an art gallery owner named Fourcart disappears, Tintin’s suspicions are on high alert. Could the sudden deaths in the art world have anything to do with Mr Fourcart’s disappearance? Could it be…murder?

Solve puzzles and earn clues with Tintin, Snowy, and their friends to crack the case in the Tintin and the Puzzling Whodunnit Party!

Who: Ages 7 – 12
Where: Books Ahoy!
When: 4 – 6PM, 17 June 2018, Sun
Ticket: $15* per child (Parents, you don’t need to buy a ticket!)
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