Best Children’s Books: 11 Titles To Cultivate A Reading Habit

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With delightful characters and fun storylines, the best children’s books encourage creative thinking and impart essential life lessons. On top of that, reading is also a great way to spend quality time with your kid! Not sure where to start? Don’t worry, we’ve done the legwork and summed up a list of the best-selling kids’ books available on Shopee Singapore! These colourful and interactive children’s books will definitely enrich your child’s learning and cultivate a reading habit from an early age.

1. LadyBird Peppa Pig Kids’ Book Series (2-4 Years Old)

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Peppa Pig is a well-loved cartoon character by many kids around the world! The Peppa Pig books (available on Trinks SG) tell of her numerous adventures including her first trip to the dentist or her first day at playgroup. Your kids get to join these exciting adventures along with Peppa Pig’s brother, George and other family members!

2. Dr Seuss’ Books Set (6-9 Years Old)

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As a well-known children’s author, Dr Seuss’ colourful kids’ books (available on Wisdom1ove) should be familiar to most adults. The children’s author wrote more than 100 children’s books, most of which have topped numerous bestsellers’ lists. One of his best children’s books is The Cat In The Hat. Your kids will surely have hours of fun reading through Dr Seuss’ clever wordplay and vivid poetry as he describes the cat engaging in dazzling tricks and antics!

3. Magic Water Drawing Book (2-4 Years Old)

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The best children’s books don’t only limit your kids to page after page of wordy paragraphs! For instance, this Magic Water Drawing Book (available on Dreamworks Mart) lets your child colour in magical scenes too! The marker pen is safe and easy to use — simply fill it with water and start drawing to make the pictures come to life. You can choose from popular cartoon scenes including Winnie The Pooh and Mickey Mouse. Best of all, this book is reusable as the ink fades away after ten minutes!

4. Soft Cloth Baby Books (0-2 Years Old)

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The best children’s books can also engage young readers through a variety of sensory stimulation. Soft cloth books (available on Rosiky Official Mall) are filled with varied textures and encourage your child to touch and grasp the elements within the book. Plus, the non-toxic cloth material keeps your toddler from ingesting any harmful chemicals should they end up chewing on the edges. Once they get too dirty, you can simply throw them in the washer for a whirl!

5. Chinese Classic Tales For Kids Books (2-4 Years Old)

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Introduce your children to the Chinese language with these classic fairytale translations (available on Trinks SG)! Timeless stories like Cinderella, The Boy Who Cried Wolf and The Frog Prince are retold in Chinese with cheerful illustrations. The Chinese words are also printed in large font with Hanyu Pinyin, making it one of the best children’s books to help your child easily learn the language should they struggle with picking it up.

6. The Mr Men & Little Miss Series of Kids’ Books (2-6 Years Old)

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Considered one of the best children’s books of the previous generation, you can’t go wrong with the Mr Men & Little Miss Series (available on Trinks SG) of kids’ books. With this collection, you can now let your kids experience the lovable stories you read as a child! Your kids are bound to giggle = as they discover each of the 85 characters’ fun quirks and familiarise themselves with their varied dispositions.

7. Pinkfong Children’s Baby Shark Sound Book (3-6 Years Old)

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Baby Shark (available on Pinkfong and Baby Shark Official) is now available in book form! Kids LOVE the catchy song and now they can listen to ‘Baby Shark’ along with other magical shark songs in this songbook. While listening to their favourite tunes, they can also flip through the book to admire the cute Pinkfong characters. Are your little ones obsessed with Pinkfong characters? Check out the official Pinkfong store on Shopee Singapore today and enjoy browsing through authentic merchandise including their best children’s books!

8. LeapFrog LeapStart Book – Alphabet Adventures With Music (2-4 Years Old)

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Let your kids leap into the world of alphabets with Leapfrog’s Alphabet Adventures music book (available on Infantree Pte Ltd)! Suitable for kids aged 2-4 years old, this song book lets your child explore letter sounds in a musical adventure. Learning-wise, they’re considered by many parents to be one of the best children’s books. This is because there are loads of games that introduces young readers to rhythm, word sounds and phonics through the fun and replayable activities!

9. Really Decent Mix and Match Kids’ Books (2-4 Years Old)

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Boasting over 20 years of experience producing kids’ books in the UK, it’s no wonder many parents trust Really Decent Books. We love the Princess Palace flap book (available on AEBooksWithLove) and think it’s one of the best children’s books for engaging and entertaining your little ones. Kids will definitely love the cute pop-ups and cards as they lift flaps and peek through holes to discover more of the book’s content! There’s even the option of playing dress-up with the animals in the book to further encourage their creativity.

10. Miffy Kids’ Books (4-8 Years Old)

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Far from being a Hello Kitty rip off, the beloved rabbit Miffy is largely considered one of the best children’s books of all time! Created by Dutch artist Dick Bruna, Miffy books (available on Trinks SG) feature an adorable rabbit character that has won over fans with its minimalist art style and kid-friendly storylines. It’s this relatability and clean illustration that has catapulted the Sanrio-esque character to literary fame!

11. Roald Dahl Collection (6-9 Years Old)

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As a storied writer who has crafted some of the best children’s books, your kids will definitely enjoy the fifteen titles present in the Roald Dahl collection (available on G.E.M.I.N.I)! With classics like The BFG and Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, Roald Dahl masterfully takes young readers on a ride with zany characters and unique storylines. While some books might seem daunting for your child alone, take this chance to read with them and we guarantee you’ll both be entertained by the intriguing way Roald Dahl writes.

Endless learning opportunities await with these best children’s books

Share the joy of reading with your kids today! With adventure and fun just pages away, your kids will surely benefit after an exposure to these best children’s books.

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