Amazon.sg has the largest selection of the best books in Singapore, plus convenient delivery. Here’s how they’re supporting Singapore authors and the #ShopLocal movement!
You know we’re huge fans of Amazon.sg for everything from toys and baby products to groceries, homewares, and more. But let’s not forget about where Amazon got their start, and where they continue to excel: BOOKS!
Since launching last year, Amazon.sg has grown to offer over 17 million books spanning genres and age groups, making it the go-to place for books in Singapore and arguably the largest bookstore in Singapore! And we love how they’ve put their global power to good use by supporting local books and authors. This is one of the many things Amazon does to support local businesses. Amazon.sg even launched a Shop Local campaign recently to spotlight homegrown brands (well worth checking out!).
Amazon Singapore was also a major sponsor of the Singapore Book Awards 2020, which showcased 38 of the best fiction and non-fiction titles by local and international publishing firms in Singapore. Spanning multiple genres – including autobiographies and biographies, creative non-fiction, manga, graphic novels, Singapore history, local heritage cuisine, literary novels, YA fiction, and children’s picture books – the awards highlighted Singapore’s rich and thriving local literature scene.
The best part? All of these books are now available on Amazon.sg! Check out the full list of nominees and winners here. A big congrats to Awakening author (and mama) Natasha Oliver, who shared her experience with us about how she wrote the novel in her “spare” time!
To find out more about some of this year’s nominees and winners, and to get even more book inspo with Amazon’s editor’s picks for the top books of 2020 so far, click through the gallery at the top!
When you’re ready to get shopping, mama, be sure to sign up for Amazon Prime, which offers all sorts of awesome perks such as:
- Free domestic one-day delivery on Amazon.sg (a major lifesaver for parents!)
- Free two-hours delivery with the Amazon Prime Now app
- Free international delivery on eligible orders over $60 on Amazon.sg
- Unlimited access to award-winning movies and TV with Prime Video
Even if you don’t have Amazon Prime, all Amazon.sg customers enjoy free 2-3 days local delivery on orders above $40. Through the stay-home period, Amazon also has families’ backs with free streaming of selected family-friendly shows and a collection of audio books you can listen to for free on Amazon Audible!
Order your books from Amazon.sg and start your reading adventure NOW!
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By Christopher Tan
Named “Book of the Year” at the Singapore Book Awards 2020, this gorgeous book from food writer and cooking instructor Christopher Tan covers every aspect of kueh culture, from history to ingredients. Dessert lovers will delight in the 100 detailed and precise recipes for kuehs from across Singapore’s communities.
By Pippa Chorley, Illustrated by Danny Deeptown
This rhyming farmyard tale about a little girl struggling to fall asleep is a fun and gentle read for littlies aged 3 and up that was named “Best Picture Book.” For more from the dynamic duo of Chorley & Deeptown, check out our roundup of best Singapore children’s books in 2020!
By Ekkers, Pictures by Moof
Another nominee for “Best Picture Book,” this unique rhyming counting book teaches kids numbers one to twelve while also celebrating diversity. With lively and relatable illustrations, caregivers have the opportunity to talk about respect, community, and celebrating our differences.
By Ryan How
A nominee for “Best Young Adult Title,” this beautiful volume published by the National Gallery, Singapore encourages children to appreciate art by celebrating 10 works by local artists spanning sculpture, photography and painting. You’ll also find heaps of engaging activities exploring mediums, methods, and motivations to inspire creativity!
By Laksmi Pamuntjak
Named the winner for “Best Literary Work,” this novel tells the story of a young, widowed mother forced to confront her beliefs and understanding of family, self, and the world.
By Natasha Oliver
Last year mother of two Natasha Oliver shared with us how she wrote her first novel – and likened the process to childbirth! Fast forward a year, and her baby The Evolved Ones: Awakening (the first book in a planned fantasy trilogy that Oliver called a “metaphor for motherhood”) was nominated for “Best Literary Work”!
By Yeoh Jo-Ann
Besides having a totally awesome title and cover, this delightful novel nominated for “Best Literary Work” tells the tale of a lonely 30-something teacher whose chance encounter with a past acquaintance turns his life upside down as he learns about love and sacrifice over a shared fondness for cake.
By Josephine Chia
This inspiring young adult book tells the story of a 9-year-old girl and the tales she hears from her Peranakan Great-Grandmother about meeting aviatrix Amelia Earhart in Singapore in the 1930s. Perfect for anyone with a sense of adventure!
By Abi Daré
Topping Amazon’s Editor’s list for the Best Books of 2020 so far, this stunning bestseller tells the inspiring story of a teenage girl in a rural Nigerian village who longs to get an education to find her “louding voice” and speak up for herself.
By Ibram X. Kendi, Illustrated by Ashley Lukashevsky
This adorable board book adapted from historian Ibram X. Kendi’s best-selling manual for grownups (How to be an Antiracist) provides nine easy steps for building a more equitable world through bold art and a thoughtful yet playful text.
Read more: Parenting Resources for Talking to Your Kids about Racism
By Jonathan Stutzman, Illustrated by Jay Fleck
The second book in this popular children’s picture book series presents a tale about friendship and overcoming your fears alongside vibrant and engaging illustrations that young dino-lovers will adore.
By Suzanne Collins
Technically this one’s a YA novel but we know plenty of mamas love badass Katniss and the Hunger Games trilogy, too! This prequel goes back in time to the youth of Coriolanus Snow, an ambitious competitor who will one day become President.
By Brit Bennett
We dare you to pick up this compulsively readable novel about race, family, and the slippery concept of “identity” and just try to put it down! Focusing on the twin Vignes sisters in the Deep South, the novel traces their divergent paths as one sister “passes” as white while the other raises a spirited and sensitive young daughter. We’re not the least bit surprised there was a 7-figure bidding war to turn The Vanishing Half into a TV show!