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Posted on April 11, 2018 by Stephanie on blog!, Books Ahoy!, blog!, Events

Book Launch: Captain Green and the Plastic Scene

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Swooping in to save the day! Fight plastic pollution in this book launch and interactive story reading of Captain Green and the Plastic Scene with author Evelyn Bookless just in time for Earth Day 2018. Find out how you can be a hero too. Superpowers are not required; anyone can do it…
Join us on 21 April for an upcycling craft activity in the spirit of Earth Day and get your book signed! Free bookmarks and stickers for all!

Posted on February 18, 2018 by Stephanie on blog!, blog!, Events, Woods in the Books

LITTLE SingLit Puppet Theatre

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Oh, what colourful tales you will find at the LITTLE SingLit Puppet Theatre!

Discover the tale of fearless Savitri, who must dream up an impossible task to outwit a demon and save her brother Mitra in our puppet show based on Savitri: The Task for the Mighty Demon by Catherine Khoo and Lai Hui Li!

PLUS learn how to play tug-of-war and blind man’s buff with the power of an awesome sarong! Join us for a round of story reading and games based on Quek Hong Shin’s The Amazing Sarong.

Posted on by Stephanie on blog!, Books Ahoy!, blog!, Events

Hello SingLit! Pop Up Bookstore and Reading Corner

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Come and discover classic and new SingLit titles at Hello SingLit! Get comfy with SingLit at our pop-up book store and reading corner, where young and old can take a break with a good book and discover new reads to bring home. Uncover the joys of SingLit with us this #BuySingLit weekend.

Date: 9 – 11 March 2018
Venue: FORUM The Shopping Mall, B1 Atrium

Posted on February 2, 2018 by Stephanie on blog!, blog!, Events

Book Launch: I Can

Join us for story reading, capteh making, and book signings on Saturday, 10th February at the book launch of Ben Lai’s I Can! Sign up below to book your spot! About the book: Embark on a journey of discovery around Singapore as you learn about some of the island nation’s more famous landmarks and icons. […]

Posted on January 12, 2018 by Stephanie on blog!, Elf Reads

Elf Reads: The Lion Inside

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About this book:

A mouse feels small and insecure and determines that what he needs to do is learn how to roar like a lion. He knows he has to act brave when he approaches a lion to learn how. In a hilarious turn of events, the lion is afraid of mice! The mouse comforts the lion, they become friends, and we learn that there’s a lion and a mouse inside all of us.

Posted on January 6, 2018 by Stephanie on blog!, Elf Reads

Elf Reads: The Extraordinary Mr. Qwerty

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About this book:

Norman Qwerty is a man of many ideas, and none of them is the least bit ordinary. He’s quite certain that no one else thinks the way he does, and so he keeps his ideas to himself. But when his ideas get simply too big to hold in, Norman builds the most extraordinary thing! Soon, the beloved Mr Qwerty is never alone (unless he wants to be!), and the world will never be the same.

Posted on November 30, 2017 by Stephanie on blog!, blog!, Events

Make merry with us this December!

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Seasonal Opening Hours
We are open for all your book-buying needs this December!

Woods in the Books
Monday & Sunday: 10AM – 7PM
Tuesday – Saturday: 10AM – 8PM
Christmas Eve and Christmas Day: 10AM – 6PM

Books Ahoy!
Monday – Sunday: 10AM – 7PM
Christmas Eve and Christmas Day: 10AM – 6PM

Posted on November 1, 2017 by Stephanie on blog!, blog!, Events, Singapore Writers Festival, Woods in the Books

The Singapore Writers Festival for Families Bookstore!

Woods in the Books is the official Singapore Writers Festival for Families (SWF³) bookstore this year! Keep an eye out for us at the Singapore Writers Festival (SWF) from 3 – 12 November as we bring you excellent books from near and far by international and local stars, including Tove Jansson’s Moomins books in beautiful […]

Posted on June 3, 2017 by Stephanie on blog!, Books Ahoy!, blog!, Events

Harry Potter Hogwarts House Party

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Hop aboard the Hogwarts Express and earn points for your Hogwarts House! Join us at Books Ahoy! on Sunday, 30 July to celebrate twenty years of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone in an afternoon of fun and games. Which of the four Houses will win the House Cup?

Date: Sunday, 30 July 2017
Time: 4 – 6PM
Age: 7 – 99 years old
Venue: Books Ahoy!, Forum The Shopping Mall #02-03
Ticket Price: S$10 per attendee, inclusive of S$5 store credit*.
Click here to sign up!

Posted on March 31, 2017 by Stephanie on blog!, Elf Reads

Elf Reads: Maia and What Matters

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About this book:

Maia is an impatient little scamp. When something pops into her head, she wants it. Now! Right this minute! Her grandma’s just the same and they get along like a house on fire. One day Grandma falls ill and loses her control over words. The grown-ups don’t seem to understand her, but Maia never loses sight of her strong, wonderful grandma and knows exactly what she means.

A beautiful and accessible book about the enduring relationship between a grandmother and her granddaughter in the face of illness and aging.

Posted on by Stephanie on blog!, Elf Reads

Elf Reads: The Inquisitor’s Tale

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About this book:

1242. On a dark night, travelers from across France cross paths at an inn and begin to tell stories of three children. Their adventures take them on a chase through France: they are taken captive by knights, sit alongside a king, and save the land from a farting dragon. On the run to escape prejudice and persecution and save precious and holy texts from being burned, their quest drives them forward to a final showdown at Mont Saint-Michel, where all will come to question if these children can perform the miracles of saints.

Join William, an oblate on a mission from his monastery; Jacob, a Jewish boy who has fled his burning village; and Jeanne, a peasant girl who hides her prophetic visions. They are accompanied by Jeanne’s loyal greyhound, Gwenforte . . . recently brought back from the dead. Told in multiple voices, in a style reminiscent of The Canterbury Tales, our narrator collects their stories and the saga of these three unlikely allies begins to come together.

Posted on February 16, 2017 by Stephanie on blog!, Elf Reads

Elf Reads: The House on Palmer Road

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About this book:
It is 1930s Singapore and war is raging in China and Europe. But for eight-year-old Sing and her nine brothers and sisters, life is carefree and fun at their wooden house in Palmer Road where they live with Mother, Father and Ah Seem. Join them as they go frog hunting, escape fierce guard geese, visit a ‘coolie room’, and head off on other exciting adventures in pre-war colonial Singapore.

This playful, fun-filled children’s book is based on the childhood experiences of 83-year-old first time author, Si-Hoe S.S., who is the ‘real’ Sing. In The House on Palmer Road, young readers will fall in love with the large but lovable family, and relive a magical though tumultuous time in Singapore’s past. Within the series of charming short stories, children will also gently encounter aspects of Singapore’s history through vividly-described landscapes, snatches of overheard conversations among the grown-ups, and the many people they ‘meet’, from itinerant hawkers to coolies and night soil men. The book is published with the support of the National Heritage Board.