For a very long time, Cosmo the Octopus watched over the busy elves at Woods in the Books, waiting for the right person to bring him home. Many a customer gave him a pat as they walked by, drawn by his conspiratorial gaze and cuddly plush arms. But no one brought him home, until the […]
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Q: What’s the difference between a library and a bookshop? A: At the library you can borrow the books for a little while. At the bookshop you can borrow the books forever! Q: What do you think bookshop owners do in a bookshop? A: Sell books! A: Collect books! A: Take care of the books! […]
The World of Bubble
All alone in a landfill, Bubble lives with only junk objects around him. But one day, Bubble discovers that the pieces of junk around him are more than what they seem…
Before the rainbow fun of 2019’s Yong Siak Children’s Street Trail could begin, the elves of Woods in the Books were hustling and bustling to make the magic happen. For years now, we’ve collected the cardboard rolls that thermal receipt paper is wound around. Each roll is made of thick, quality, long-lasting cardboard and we’ve […]
These few weeks have been a journey of unlearning and relearning. When I was offered the Creative Residency at Woods in the Books, I was excited because it is a great opportunity to test out ideas that I have for young children. However, the first step was difficult.
Imaginative Play: Will You Be My Friend?
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.
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: […]
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.
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.
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 […]
About this book:
Lydia Grace Finch brings a suitcase full of seeds to the big grey city, where she goes to stay with her Uncle Jim, a cantankerous baker. There she initiates a gradual transformation, bit by bit brightening the shop and bringing smiles to customers’ faces with the flowers she grows. But it is in a secret place that Lydia Grace works on her masterpiece, which she hopes will make even Uncle Jim smile.
The Gardener is a 1997 New York Times Book Review Notable Children’s Book of the Year and a 1998 Caldecott Honor Book.
There’s something special about each and every book at Woods in the Books, but in our new blog feature, Elf Reads, our bookshop elves want to let you know what they love about the books on our shelves.
Today we’re starting with Enid Blyton’s The Cherry Tree Farm Story Collection.
About this book:
Start reading these stories, and you’ll start to wish you could live on a farm…
Benjy, Penny, Rory and Sheila are staying with their aunt and uncle at Cherry Tree Farm. They feed the animals, explore the countryside and search for the mysterious man who lives in the woods — and you can be sure that they get into mischief along the way.
The three Farm books, published together here, are firm favourites with Blyton fans.
The deadline for The BFG Dream Jar Contest is coming up soon! Remember to drop off your Dream jars at Woods in the Books or Books Ahoy! before 11 September.
The bookshop elves have been hard at work making their own Dream Jars. This is our step-by-step guide to making a Dream Jar.
Step 1: Design a dream!
We will be posting some new books that are available on our shop and also on events happening.