Book Recommendations

Many parents have recommended good books which their children enjoyed or which help them in parenting. Here are some of selected books which have been recommended.

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Dr. Seuss books


Just some more books to share…

Other books my DS1 love to read are some of the Dr. Seuss books.  When i was little, i didn’t get to read these; hence,  am  reading them for the first time, together with my son.  I first tried "The Cat in the Hat" with him.  I observed he liked the rhythm and the rhyming of the words, and how the words sounded playful.  Very simple words, too; ones that toddlers will relate to.  He almost memorized the whole story!  (Well, me, too, because he wanted me to read it to him over and over again.)

DS1 also got interested in "My, Oh, My, a Butterfly" for a while.  It’s about the lifecycle of a butterfly.  Some science words were used, but the pictures in the book helped.

The "Sleep Book"  is a big hit with my DS1.  The words are catchy and fun that it’s quite easy for little children to remember it.  The book is also a big help in creating for the children the mood for sleep.  I remember having several yawns each time before we could finish reading the book 

The current favorite of my son is "Horton Hears a Who."  I think the message in the story is a bit more "grown up" than the one in "The Cat In The Hat"  but i also think it’s a great way to start teaching very young minds that  "a person’s a person, no matter how small."

I haven’t read all the Dr. Seuss books yet, but am very interested to.  It’s like being a kid again 

Available at the library.  Also available for purchase at Popular, Kinokuniya, Borders, MPH.



A mom is a mom is a mom is a mom.

For some fun books to enjoy

For some fun books to enjoy with the whole family, try the "I Spy" and "Can You See What I See?" books by Walter Wick.  In these books, there will be a list of items to be found in a bigger picture, consisting of lots and lots and lots of things!  The list comes in rhymes. The starter books help teach the young ones to read.  Will help everyone in the family, too, in improving observation skills.  My 4-year-old son just loves these books!  He keeps them by the bedside, for easy reach. 

These are available in the library.  That’s where i discovered them, when i almost joyfully shouted, but remembered where i was, just in time  🙂 

For young ladies, I

For young ladies, I recommend Little Women.

For upper secondary, Bone setter’s Daughter by Amy Tan is pretty good.

I enjoyed analysing them during my school days.

Autumn Bronze, My dd also

Autumn Bronze,

My dd also coming to 2.5 yr – yours is Aug 07  too? Aiyah, I miss the AMK warehse sale. Is it at AMK hub? Yes, there is a whole series of Maisy books. I ordered from this online book store which sells them slightly cheaper than major retail stores here. Recently we bought Maisy street – which spreads out to 2m long and he loves re-reading them every night. 



My DS absolutely loves them.  I managed to get some hardcover ones at $5 at the warehse sale at AMK some mths back …  In fact, the book was his first gift given by a close frd when he was 3 mths old and from 6 mths onwards, he has been hooked since.  He is now 2 and a half


Concept Books for Little Toddlers

Just to share, I recommend Maisy books / titles to toddlers or kids going N1.

It is probably not the best or most academic but my boy is captivated by the simple story telling of a mouse called Maisy in various settings like Maisy drives a fire engine, Maisy goes camping, Maisy’s farm, Maisy cleans up etc. They taught concepts such as changing four seasons, farm animals, numbers, sharing with Maisy friends (Eddie, Tatullah, Cyril and Charlie), team work and so on. We like it as the stories are told in a simple fashion and it is very down to earth. Like Maisy’s bedtime showing her brushing her teeth, drawing curtains, bedtime reading and using the potty before going to sleep.

My boy is a great fan and chuckles to himself when he watched the cartoon series repeatedly. He surprises us with his vocab with words used in right context which we have not taught him before but mainly by picking up from Maisy series.

The Maisy titles are also available from the National Libraries

English books for sec 1

Any good books to recommend for sec 1 Eng/Lit???

any books recommendation

any books recommendation for lower primary?

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