Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Gift Guide: 18 kids' books under S$50

Christmas is just next week. Rushing to get some last minute gifts? Why not consider these books from four online shops?

Book gift guide

Closetful of Books

Closetful of Books

Crocodile Cake $15.50
Written in fast-paced, catchy verse, Crocodile Cake tells the tale of a little girl who bakes a very dangerous cake - the kind that you have to eat before it eats you.

The Last Viking $16.50
Young Josh is very brave. He's not afraid of anyone or anything - except maybe the dark, pirates, boy-eating dinosaurs and monsters under the bed.also, he's also just a little afraid of dragons and vampires. Other than that, Josh is as brave as a lion. When he comes face to face with real-life trouble, he begins to find out how brave he really is. A good story for teaching the importance of facing one's fears.

The Toys Series by Emily Lim (4 books) $36.00
This extra special pack contains four of Emily Lim's popular picture books from the Toys series - Bunny Finds the Right Stuff, Prince Bear & Pauper Bear, Just Teddy and The Tale of Rusty Horse. Little ones will enjoy reading stories about a bunny who is not happy with the way he is, two bears who find out more about themselves and each other, a bear who tries hard to fit in and an old forgotten rocking horse.

There was a Peranakan woman who lived in a shoe $15.95
Local author Gwen Lee takes a local spin on popular, well-known nursery rhymes. Such as the a Peranakan woman who lived in a shoe. She made so many nyonya kueh, she didn’t know what to do. In this book of modernised nursery rhymes, original rhymes are recreated with local flavour and humour.

Flip For Joy

Flip for Joy

从窗外送来的礼物 $13.90
Santa is delivering Christmas presents to the animals, but tosses them through windows based on who he thinks is staying in the houses. Is he making the right deliveries? A quirky and creative picture book by Japanese illustrator Taro Gomi, this endearing book clearly uses cut-outs for a fun-filled and engaging read for both little ones and their parents.

噼哩啪啦玩具立体书: 第二辑(5 books) $35.90
Recommended for children ages 3 and below, this set of creative and interactive books bring little ones on fascinating journeys to the zoo, park, aquarium and circus, while the biggest book focuses on Christmas. Look forward to beautifully crafted pop-ups, pull-outs and lift-the-flaps to give little ones an unforgettable reading experience.

多彩生活洞洞穿绳 $14.90
This is a highly creative book that integrates storytelling with fine-motor skill development. Through the many different holes in the book, little ones will thread four colourful strings to complete simple tasks and pictures. They can also learn how to tie shoelaces. This book makes joyful reading for kids between the ages of 3 and 5.

不睡觉世界冠军 $15.90
The World Champion of Staying Awake is another beautiful and heartwarming creation by award-winning Taiwanese illustrator Jimmy Liao. None of Stella’s stuffed animals wants to go to bed, each declaring that they are the world champion of staying awake. She comes up with creative ways to bring Pig, Mouse and Frog on highly imaginative adventures and make them go to bed.

新十万个为什么: :儿童博客版 (4 books) $39.90
This comprehensive encyclopedia has four books containing fascinating facts, clear and concise explanations and colourful illustrations. Covering topics like Earth and the Environment, Science and Technology, Human Body and Medicine, Society and Culture, this series is designed to develop inquisitive minds in older children aged 7 and above.

少儿地板大拼图 - 世界地图 World Map (48片) $32.90
Have fun discovering about the countries of the world. Detailed and beautifully illustrated, with interesting icons and facts of various countries, this 48-piece world map puzzle in Chinese language gives little ones some practical, hands-on fun in learning about the world around them. The puzzle measures 86cm by 60cm, and comes with a world map print out and 48 flag bubble stickers.

For the month of December, receive a $10 Flip for Joy gift card with every $100 spent. (Gift card is for one time use only, valid for 6 months)

My Imagination Kingdom

My Imagination Kingdom

Olivia Helps With Christmas by Ian Falconer $19.90
Just for girls aged 3 to 5 years, this is a charming title about Olivia's adventures with her family during Christmas. From waiting for Santa, helping to set up the dinner table, opening up her Christmas presents and making a snowman, the traditions of celebrating Christmas is told through the eyes of Ian Falconer's popular and beloved character, Olivia.

Yes, Virginia There Is A Santa Claus by Chris Plehal $17.90
Based on the true 1897 story of a little girl who believes wholeheartedly in Santa Claus. But is he real? 'If you see it in The Sun it's so,' said her father. So young Virginia wrote to the editor, Francis Church who gave a reply that remains one of the most reprinted editorial ever to run in any English newspaper. Suitable for girls between 6 to 8 years old, this book is a great way to introduce children to the spirit of Christmas and what it means to believe in Santa Claus.

Pete the Cat Saves Christmas by James Dean $18.90
Just the book for boys aged 3 to 5 years old, this book is based loosely on "The Night Before Christmas" and told in a lyrical sing-song style that parents and children would enjoy. The book tells the story of how Pete the Cat makes Christmas happen by helping Santa who falls sick the night before. Boys will revel in the story while being taught the values of helping a friend and how that can make a difference to others.

An Otis Christmas by Loren Long $21.90 
For boys who love trucks and machines, they will love Otis. This little tractor is looking forward to welcoming Christmas with his friends on the farm. But alas, one of the farm's horses, Otis' friend is about to have a baby in the middle of the night and who else but dear Otis comes to the rescue! This beautiful story about how a tractor saves the day (or night :) will keep both big ones and little ones smiling till the very end.

Just for ToddlyMummy readers, there's a 10% discount on My Imagination Kingdom's online store. Just enter the code 'WXM010'. Valid until the 31st December.

Alternatively, visit My Imagination Kingdom's newly opened store at One KM, 11 Tanjong Katong Road #03-43 (10pm-10pm) with over 2000 kids books and over 300 titles for parents.

The Groovy Giraffe

The Groovy Giraffe

Baby's First Bible (4 Books) $16.90
This board book collection is written in simple language, with colorful illustrations and sparkly foil on the pages to capture children's attention. Created especially for infants and toddlers the four titles include Adam and Eve, Noah's Ark, The Story of Jesus, and The Story of Moses.

My Magical Fairies (Sticker & Activity Mosaic) $6.90
This fun and pretty sticker book has four beautifully illustrated fairies that children can add over 900 mosaic stickers to. There are also puzzles and games to keep little children busy and entertained.

Bob Graham's Little Library (8 Picture Storybooks) $39.90
This is a value pack of 8 storybooks by the brilliant author and illustrator Bob Graham. His books are well known for their simplicity and humour, told from a child’s perspective. Titles include the award-winning story of Max, a young superhero who discovers how to fly; Kate Greenaway Medal winner Jethro Byrde Fairy Child, which is about a little girl spends a magical afternoon with a tiny fairy child, as well as A Bus Called Heaven, about a old, broken-down bus that brings a whole city neighbourhood together. Other titles include Rose Meets Mr Wintergarten, Buffy an Adventure Story, Let's Get a Pup!, The Trouble With Dogs! and April Underhill Tooth Fairy. Suitable for children between 6 and 8 years old.

Dinosaur Cove Backpack (4 Books) $19.90
Just for adventure lovers! A whole new world of dinosaurs of different shapes and sizes await Jamie and Tom when they discover the secret of Dinosaur Cove. This fun backpack contains four Dinosaur Cove books, such as Flight of the Winged Serpent, Stampede of the Giant Reptiles, Rescuing the Plated Lizard and Swimming with the Sea Monster.

For the festive season, readers can enjoy an additional 20% discount on top of the already heavily discounted items by keying in coupon code “groovyxmas” (except bargains). Free gift wrap for items $9.90 and above.

Hope you have found this book gift guide useful. Happy shopping!!

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