Looking for great children’s books to keep your kids busy (and off their screens)? Hit up Amazon.sg with its huge collection of local and international books for children of all ages
Amazon.sg is known as the place where you can find almost anything under the sun (we are long time fans of Amazon Fresh for 2-hour grocery deliveries). But did you know that it’s also one of the largest online bookstores around? Yes, you read that right, because Amazon.sg has more than 17 million books in its online catalogue, spanning various genres and age groups, by both local and international authors. Here’s how you can pad your bookshelf with some of the best reads at affordable prices!
A book for every age and need organised into categories for easy browsing
We’ve picked out a few book recommendations from Amazon.sg’s diverse collection, which truly has something suitable for every little reader – all handily organised in easy to navigate categories.
Books for Under $20
For ages: up to 2 years
How much: $7.15
Want to get the baby something new without putting a dent in your wallet? We’ll let you in on a secret. Amazon.sg has plenty of baby-friendly buys in its Books for Under $20 category. There are affordable paperbacks, pop-ups, board books and a range of baby-proof books that are bite-, tear- and spit-proof. Baby, Let’s Eat is part of the Indestructibles series, and is even durable enough to be tossed into the washing machine if it gets too sticky from bub’s little fingers, too. Alternatively, click the “Today’s Deals” filter to identify the books that are on sale.
For ages: 4 to 8 years
How much: $31
If you’re on the lookout for more than just fiction for your little one, then your best bet is to browse through Amazon.sg’s Children’s Books selection. There are more than 70,000 books, and you can choose from hundreds of kid-friendly bestsellers, top-rated books that are approved by other mamas and papas, best new releases or something that’s on every child’s wishlist in the Most Wished For category. We’re big on children’s books that promote mental health and mindfulness. That’s why we’re nuts for Breathe Like a Bear, which teaches kiddos techniques to manage their breath and emotions. Practise these at home, on busy nights filled with homework or do them together just before going to bed.
For ages: 7 to 9 years
How much: $40.61
We don’t know about you, but when we want informative, screen-free distraction for our mini-mes, we consult Amazon.sg’s array of educational books. There are workbooks that help children with writing skills, math, reading and spelling, as well as fun reads like DK Children’s Encyclopedia. This jargon-free guide covers key facts about science, nature, history, the human body and the arts – a great way to learn about the world and everything in it while staying safe at home. Did we also mention how beautiful the illustrations are?
For ages: 8 to 12 years
How much: $8.76
Amazon.sg is an avid supporter of all things Singaporean, and one of our favourite things to do is to browse through their Singapore Authors page, which has hundreds of local literary picks. What we love even more is how easy it is to find SingLit for kids here, too! One must-read is the Danger Dan series. Written by Lesley-Anne and Monica Lim, the books tell the story of Danger Dan, a Singaporean superhero who confronts Peranakan pirates, uncovers assassination plots and saves the Merlion.
New Arrivals, Coming Soon and Bestsellers Books
For ages: 14 years and above
How much: $33.59
Young adult (YA) fiction is enjoying a boom in popularity, thanks to a slew of on-screen adaptions of some of the world’s best YA titles (Shadow and Bone, anyone?) Looking for YA fiction that isn’t JK Rowling’s? You’ll find plenty in the New Arrivals, Coming Soon and wide-ranging Bestsellers lists. That’s where we discovered Tomi Adeyemi’s New York Times bestseller, Children of Blood and Bone. The coming-of-age story sees the protagonist battle a ruthless monarchy to bring magic back into her world, and we like how it blends Yoruba culture, mysticism and solid world-building, with plenty of adventure on every page.
Next-day book delivery? It’s possible with Amazon Prime membership
If you’ve already got an Amazon Prime membership, then you’ll know that the $2.99 monthly fee gives you unlimited access to family-friendly TV shows and movies on Amazon Prime Video; free games and in-game perks on Prime Gaming; a top-notch grocery delivery service via Amazon Fresh, delivery benefits on Amazon.sg and more!
Now, you can use your Prime membership to get books delivered to you in a day or two domestically, perfect if you’re excited about a new purchase or if you want a quick gifting option! Eyeing a book that’s only available on Amazon.sg’s international selection? You’ll be pleased to know that delivery is free for orders that exceed $60. There’s also a nifty two-hour delivery service if you purchase your books on Amazon Fresh! Wondering which books are available for next-day delivery? Apply the “Ships from Singapore” or “International Shipping” filters (hint: look on the left side of the page!) to see which ones have quick shipping dates.
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