Hunting for a good book for the kiddos? Check out these bookstores for everything from picture books to coming-of-age teen lit...
We know a thing or two about high-energy kiddos, and we’re well on top of ideas for tiring the little treasures out at trampoline parks, exploring the best scooting spots in Singapore, and scheduling awesome workshops to take together. But how do we bring them back down from the ceiling for some quiet time? Reading! We’ve found the best children’s bookstores in Singapore: perfect for when you fancy curling up with a great classic children’s story or touchy-feely toddler book to restore peace and harmony!
The best children’s bookstores in Singapore
Woods in the Books
Warning: step into Woods in the Books at your own peril. This cute book shop (above) will lure you in for hours with its jam-packed shelves of colourful reads for kiddos of all ages. Keep an eye out for regular ‘meet-the-author’ events and storytelling sessions.
Where: Woods in the Books, No. 3 Yong Siak St, Singapore 168642
My Imagination Kingdom
Little kids, big imaginations and, of course, tons of books are the name of the game over at My Imagination Kingdom. Unfortunately, they’ve closed down their physical store but you can still get great books for the little ones online!
Where: My Imagination Kingdom, online only
My Greatest Child
My Greatest Child carries over 1000 titles from around the globe: enough reading fodder for the most ardent of bookworms! Psst, besides heading down to the mall, you can always purchase new books for the kiddos on Lazada!
Where: My Greatest Child, locations at City Square Mall, Plaza Singapore, SingPost Centre, Chinatown Point and United Square
The Moon is one of our favourite children’s bookstores in Singapore… and not only for the kids, but for us parents, too! Pop by for a cup of coffee at its vegan-friendly cafe or a storytelling sesh. Psst, at least 50% of The Moon’s catalogue of books are by women authors, writers and artists of colour. We love!
Where: The Moon, 37 Mosque St, Singapore 059515; themoon.com.sg
Ahoy there, book fans! If you’re doing a spot of shopping on Orchard Road, appease the kiddos with a trip to Books Ahoy! The store is packed floor-to-ceiling with beautiful books: our idea of heaven. This is also the place to head for some seriously cool colouring book options.
Where: Forum The Shopping Mall, 583 Orchard Rd, 02-03, Singapore 238884
Littered with Books
Littered with Books has a location and the perfect book for readers of all ages. It stocks an impressive array of children’s books (all specially chosen by the store) and plenty of recommended reads for adults! Make a family day out of it to stock up on reading fodder for all. Definitely one of our favourite children’s bookstores in Singapore.
Where: Littered with Books, 20 Duxton Rd, Singapore 089486
Maha Yu Yi
If you’re looking to expand your little one’s linguistic repertoire, Maha Yu Yi boasts the largest stock of Mandarin picture books in Singapore. You’ll be able to pop over to pick up your faves in Mandarin, bilingual translations and even a guide book or two (to help you along). And when you’re done you can explore the rest of Bras Basah Complex for more great finds.
Where: Bras Basah Complex, 231 Bain St, #03-07/#03-11, Singapore 180231
Top image: Woods in the Books via Facebook
This independent publisher in Singapore has non-fiction and fiction books for folks of all ages, including the littlies. They’ve got picture books for the little ones to other reads for young adults and teens from local authors. Psst, make sure you head to its Huggs-Epigram coffee bookshop for a cup of Joe and great reads!
Where: Huggs-Epigram Coffee Bookshop, 45 Maxwell Road #01-01, Singapore 069118 or at 1008 Toa Payoh North, #03-08, Singapore 318996