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Posted on February 23, 2020 by woodsinthebooks on blog!, Elf Reads

Book Review: Have You Seen My Trumpet?

‘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 […]

Posted on January 19, 2020 by woodsinthebooks on blog!, Elf Reads

Book Review: Grandma and the Things that Stay the Same

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 […]

Posted on December 27, 2019 by woodsinthebooks on blog!

A Marvellous 2019!

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 […]

Posted on December 20, 2019 by woodsinthebooks on blog!

A Good Deed

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 […]

Posted on December 13, 2019 by woodsinthebooks on blog!, Elf Escapades

The Books of Roger Lancelyn Green

“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 […]

Posted on November 28, 2019 by woodsinthebooks on blog!

Oh, the weather outside is frightful…

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 […]

Posted on November 26, 2019 by woodsinthebooks on blog!, blog!, Events

#ChristmasintheWoods: Gather ‘Round with Laughter and Cheer

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.

December Opening Hours

Woods in the Books
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

Books Ahoy!
Monday – Sunday 10.00AM – 7.00PM
Christmas Eve 10.00AM – 7.00PM
Christmas Day  10.00AM – 6.00PM

Posted on November 22, 2019 by woodsinthebooks on blog!, Elf Reads

Book Review: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

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.

Posted on November 17, 2019 by woodsinthebooks on blog!, blog!, Events

Woods in the Books 12月绘本故事艺术营| Mandarin Picture Book Camp

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

Posted on October 31, 2019 by woodsinthebooks on blog!

Trick or Treat!

“How old are you?” “I’m four!” “I’m five!” Yesterday, little trick-or-treaters from our neighbours at the SPD Headquarters trekked out to pay us a visit! Decked out in glorious pirate hats and adorable orange fruit costumes, all handmade by the kids themselves, they trooped in to take a look at the books before making a […]

Posted on October 25, 2019 by woodsinthebooks on blog!, Elf Reads

Book Review: The Brilliant Oil Lamp

They pass by vegetable farms and forests and finally arrive at the new housing estate. The children gasp when tall buildings come into view. The apartments are stacked on top of one another — up to twenty stories high!

The Brilliant Oil Lamp

When Asha’s family moves to the new HDB flats in Toa Payoh, the first thing to do is set up the altar and light the brass diya, a beautiful oil lamp in the shape of a peacock that shines as though it were gold.

Posted on October 17, 2019 by woodsinthebooks on blog!, Elf Escapades

How many books?

One of our regular customers once toddled in, carrying one of his treasured books to show to us. This is the exchange that took place: Kiddo: Look at my Star Wars book! Elf: Wow! How many Star Wars books do you have? Kiddo: I only have…………………….A LOT! That’s the kind of book habit we want […]

Posted on October 10, 2019 by woodsinthebooks on blog!

Children’s Day Weekend!

Happy faces all around this Children’s Day weekend! Here’s a taste of the fun we had… Anyone who was on our mailing list or who signed up on the spot to join scored a little Bonus Gift to brighten their day. Inside a little brown paper package, we’d wrapped up cheerful washable stamps, just nice […]

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Creative Residency Programme: Artist-Led Puppetry Performance

‘You, me, birds flying through the rainforest. We are all connected. We are all nature. ‘ Through puppet performance and sensory play, discover the connections that link us to our planet. With a little help from everyday objects, Myra Loke uses her research in child-led play to create a journey filled with different sounds and textures of […]