Some children, especially those aged 9 to 12 and teens crave epic adventures into extraordinary worlds. Adventure books are exciting. From colourful picture books and tales of swashbuckling pirates to demigods and dark magicians, our adventure collection is sure to thrill all ages. Let your child hop on to a journey to faraway lands and enjoy incredible experiences full of actions and mystery.
Activity and novelty books are more than just two flat covers with pages in between. Little hands, prepare to get stuck into some seriously fun reading experiences with features such as pop-up, lift-the-flaps and music. With bright bold texts and illustrations, combined with exciting textures to touch and feel, our activity and novelty books will stimulate baby and toddlers’ senses and encourage them to look, listen and feel.
Get your children to dive into some seriously fun activities such as colouring, stickers and matching games for children aged 3-5. Children aged 6 to 8 may be interested in dressing-up, arts and crafts and hobbies such as cooking. Older children ages 9 to 12 or even 13 to 18 may be more interested in our selection of celebrity idols and sports stars in our annuals and television collections. There will always be something for them to explore!
There is something about fuzzy, furry, wet-nosed animals that appeals to children. From a very young age, children find animals fascinating and often develop special relationships with them. Try bringing your child to a zoo. As soon as they enter, their eyes widen and they will start throwing you with questions such as “Mommy what is that animal?” ,”Mommy where does that animal come from?”, “Mommy can I take them home?”.
Babies and toddlers are first introduced to the world of animals by recognising their looks. This can be done in a fun way through numbers, letters and words. At the ages 3 to 5, they begin to have more questions in their heads such as names of baby animals, what do they eat, their habitats, how do they survive. Bigger children can begin to understand different classes of vertebrates such as mammals, birds, fish, reptiles and amphibians. Teenagers will have interest on animals and wildlife reference and non-fiction books which offer children fascinating information about their favourite animals’ conservation, adaptation and behaviour.
Christmas is a magical time of the year. Share this joy through storytelling. Our selections range from Christmas picture books to Activity and Novelty Books for the younger children who believe in the magic of Christmas to snowy romance for the adult.
We want to share that joy through storytelling with you, so please browse our collection of Christmas books for this special occasion.
Classics books are essentials. They are topics which have meant a great deal to readers throughout the centuries and that is why people are still reading them. Classic Disney as well as Fairies, Princesses and Knights such as Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast as well as The Little Mermaid remain children’s picks.
As you child transitions from a beginning reader to a more advanced reader, children's book collections are a great choice. Early readers focus on very short stories which are not text-heavy and accompanied with interesting illustrations. Children have very short attention spans. Children's book collections are suitable for reading to children aged 3 to 5 as bedtime stories.
Cartoon and comic strips can be used for beginner to advanced readers. It is amazing how comics can tell a complex story in a few images. In fact, researchers found that using comics can improve your child’s reading skills. How?
From simple comics about animals, fairies, princesses and knights to thrilling adventures, elements of horror, lifestyle and humour can be illustrated in a comic, enjoyed by older children aged 9 to 12, teens and young adults.
It is difficult to imagine a childhood today without the magic of Disney.
However, did you know that Mickey Mouse wasn’t Disney’s first iconic character? Mickey's predecessor, Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, was created while Disney was under contract with Universal Pictures. When he left, Oswald was barred from joining him, leading Disney to make a new companion--everyone's favourite mouse.
Every child could identify Mickey Mouse or Donald Duck in an instant. Since then, Disney’s empire has created popular and well-established characters, bringing children to the wonderful world of fairy tale. From Cinderella to Lion King, children of all ages starting from baby and toddlers up to teenagers are still mesmerised in the world of Disney.
There are various Disney characters and collections which take children of different age groups to happily-ever-after adventures. Fairies, princesses and knights are the all-time favourite for little boys and girls. Animal characters such as Dumbo, Abu from Aladdin, Maximum from Tangled and Bruce from Finding Nemo possess human-like qualities. With good triumphing over evil, it easy to understand why Disney is so popular among children.
The impact Disney has on our culture is evident even in our adult life. As Walt Disney quoted “Growing Old is Mandatory but Growing Up is Optional”
If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales." Albert Einstein
What is it about this genre of stories that make them so lovable by kids and adults?
Stories about fairies, princess and knights transport them to another place and make them feel something – fear, happiness, worry or excitement. They speak universal themes which are easily understood by little people – good versus evil moral, kindness, friendship and family.
Whether it is for direct or indirect moral lessons, always remind your child that these genre collections are fun reads and make sure they know they can win against any wicked witch!
People, especially adults, go to horror films because they want to be frightened. They want those effects. Same goes with reading horror stories. Scary stories give us the thrills and chills that can make us more alive. We feel pretty good knowing we are able to handle horror. From monsters to skeletons to a trip to another world, diving into a world of horror is a great way to end a rough day especially we know we are in a safe distant.
We all like funny stories, irrespective of our age. These stories are entertaining. As they say, “Laughter is the Best Medicine”. Humorous stories can be in all forms including comics, novels or even picture books. Some great authors such as Shel Silverstain, Edward Lear and Ogden Nash are just a few authors and poets who used rhymes, phonics and poetry to create humorous content.
The Kumon Recommended Reading List is a list of 380 books intended to help students find books that they will enjoy reading. The reading list also aims to encourage Kumon students to read books from a wide range of genres and styles. The books are divided into twelve sections, broadly corresponding to the levels of the Kumon English Programme. The Kumon Recommended Reading List is designed so that each student can start reading books at a comfortable level and progress, step by step, to those that are more difficult.
Books on lifestyle are easy reads. They are perfect for your extra time in the evenings. Something you can’t put down, can read it while fixing dinner but if you need to lay it down, you can pick it right up and know exactly what is happening. There are many selections of lifestyle books you can choose from. From non-fiction to novels, this book genre will surely help you de-stress and unwind.
Many kids’ fears seem irrational, but to them the world is full of threats. For example, they do not realise that monsters are not real. They see as a great big creature which hides under their bed. To overcome with these common kids’ fears more and more funny monsters’ characters are being introduced to overcome their fear.
Monster titles are now becoming more and more popular bedtime reads. The stories are fun with colourful illustrations, encouraging children to conquer bedtime fears by encouraging them to re-direct the bad behaviour of the monsters in the book.
Music is a natural part of life for all children but music books are particularly enjoyable for babies and toddlers. Picture books and music books are perfect combinations for a fun reading session. They allow you and your kids to laugh, sing, clap, tap and make noise together.
Music does not necessarily mean sounds, melody and songs. Children might sing to their favourite animals and tap their feet to rhymes, phonics and poetry they pick up in school or even enjoy your sound singing to them.
A mystery is a story where the smartest person wins. Enter a thrilling world of suspense when you read our collections of mystery books. Discover gripping crime fiction, cozy mysteries, detective adventure and more page-turning books you won’t be able to put down. Get engaged into solving a complex mystery. This is the coolest thing about reading a mystery book – you could feel just like the superhero.
Non-fiction books are often educational. They help you to be a smarter, more interesting and well-informed person. If you enjoy exploring about real people, doing real things in real places, this genre is for you. Find out about the universe, animals, religion, history, culture and other complex nature of reality.
Reading fiction is a great way to develop your social brain. How does this happen? It seems that reading fiction allows you to “live in other people’s brains”. It develops imagination without the guidance of fancy illustrations.
Picture books can be magical for readers of all ages, even adults. However, the experience of making it through hundred-plus-page books can be deeply rewarding.
One of the ways to help your babies and toddlers to talk, read and count is to get them to know the ABCs and 123s. There is no age that is too young to start teaching your child how to communicate. Start pointing things out and naming them so they begin to grasp meanings of various words. It is a good idea to use picture books for this. Our series of Numbers, Letters & Words Books are equipped with bold bright colours and attractive pictures. This category of books is perfect for young explorers to know about colours, shapes and things they can relate to their daily lives including animals, objects they see at home, favourite food and family.
An English idiom says “A Picture Paints a Thousand Words”. This is true be it for adults or kids as pictures speak and have the power to hold one’s attention. Before a child learns to read words, they are already reading pictures because relating to pictures is so much easier than words.
Babies and toddlers as well as children aged 3 to 5 and 6 to 8 believe in the magic of stories. While their retention power is at the learner’s stage, these pictures encourage them to know more. The diversity that these books offer, whether they are classics or related to animals, Disney, fairies, princesses and knights, or adventure, invite them to tell different stories everyday using the same illustrations. It does not really matter if what they are portraying makes sense, the repetition of these pictures helps them grasp the essence of a storyline.
Religion can be explained as a set of beliefs and often contains moral code governing the conduct of human affairs. This can be an interesting and complex topic for children as well as adults. Find out on what religions are there in this world, their origin and how they have an impact on the world.
Do you remember listening to your mother or teacher singing nursery rhymes to you when you were little? How many of you who learned nursery rhymes in childhood knew what you were singing about? The importance of nursery rhymes is not about its meaning but it’s about sound and rhythm.
Developing literacy skills begin with recognising sounds, listening to phonics and rhyming patterns. As they grow to readers, they begin to do short chants and poems for fun, extended practice of important phonics skills.
Babies and toddlers and younger children love the craziness of rhyme for its sound and creative imaginations. Teenagers and young adults also appreciate poetry as they gain command of language, cultivate a robust vocabulary and learn to work their minds in imagery.
Sometimes young adults need to break their routines with a romantic or love story. Whether you are in a relationship or looking for love, there is nothing like a romantic tale to make your stomach flutter and set your heart on fire.
Our romance novels are not necessarily pure romance stories. Our collection of stories may be more mystery or thriller that are full of passion, heartbreak and tragedy rather than traditional fairy-tale romance.
If your child is a lover of space and science fiction who is interested in astronomy and spaceflight, get them to explore the universe and travel through the galaxy.
Some may say that science fiction tends to be far-fetched. It is perfectly fine. After all, that is what the “fi” stands for, right, fiction? It is cool to put some fantasy on top of what is real.