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Posted on May 24, 2020 by woodsinthebooks on blog!, Elf Reads

#BuySingLit, Read Our Stories: Timothy and the Phubbers

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).

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Posted on May 10, 2020 by woodsinthebooks on blog!, Elf Reads

#BuySingLit, Read Our Stories: Understanding Singaporeans — Why Do Malays Avoid Pork?

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!

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Posted on May 3, 2020 by woodsinthebooks on blog!, Elf Reads

#BuySingLit, Read Our Stories: The Ollie Comics

3 weeks.
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.

The Ollie Comics, Drewscape

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.

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Posted on April 12, 2020 by woodsinthebooks on blog!

#BuySingLit, Read Our Stories: How Far Can One Story Travel?

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.

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Posted on March 28, 2020 by woodsinthebooks on blog!, Books Ahoy!, Woods in the Books

Now Delivering Islandwide!

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** […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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

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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.

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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

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