Celebrated every 2nd of April, International Children’s Book Day is an occasion to inspire children to pick up a book and get reading.

This year, Times is not only celebrating International Children’s Book Day but extending this joyous merriment to the entire month of April! The significance of 2nd April stems from the birth date of Hans Christian Andersen, author of many famous children’s stories like The Little Mermaid and The Ugly Duckling.

Mother reading to her child

To commemorate the occasion, different events are held across the globe and at Times, the entire month of April has been dedicated with a series of in-store activities to engage and excite the little ones!

Meet & Greet Geronimo and Thea Stilton1. Meet & Greet Geronimo and Thea Stilton

Dates and time:

  • 4 April Saturday, Times at Paragon Shopping Center #04-41, 3pm to 3.30pm
  • 18 April Saturday, Times at Paragon Shopping Center #04-41, 5 to 5.30pm
  • 25 April Saturday, Times at Tampines 1 #03-06, 3 to 3.30pm

Look out for Geronimo Stilton and his lovely sister Thea Stilton at Times! Born in the year 2000, Geronimo Stilton is a best-selling children’s book series that has been translated into 35 different languages.

Geronimo is a talking mouse who lives in New Mouse City on Mouse Island. A best-selling author, Geronimo Stilton works as a journalist and editor for the fictional newspaper The Rodent’s Gazette. Geronimo is a nervous, mild-mannered mouse who would like nothing better than to live a quiet life, but he keeps getting involved in far-away adventures with his younger sister, Thea, and other characters of the book. The books are written as though they are autobiographical adventure stories, with 52 episodes of animation screened in over 40 countries and a third season coming soon.

Intended for readers from age 6–12-years old.

Do not miss this opportunity to snap some photos and interact with the Stilton siblings at Times!

2. The Gruffalo – Performance Storytelling

Date: 18 April, Saturday
Time: 4pm to 5pm
Venue: Times at Paragon Shopping Center, #04-41

Get ready for an afternoon of adventure as stories are brought to life! Written by Julia Donaldson, The Gruffalo is a tale of a mouse who wandered into the woods and met many dangerous animals along the way. Filled with interactive engagement, kids up to the age of 12 will explore this amazing journey held in collaboration with Julia Gabriel Centre.

To register, log on to www.timesbookstores.com.sg

Meet and greet Sherlock Sam3. Meet & Greet The Authors of “Sherlock Sam”

Date: 25 April, Saturday
Time: 2pm to 3pm
Venue: Times at Tampines 1, #03-06

With a total of 8 hugely popular titles written by husband-and-wife team Adan Jimenez and Felicia Low-Jimenez, Sherlock Sam is Singapore’s greatest kid detective. Sherlock Sam is an extremely smart and observant kid who often takes it upon himself to solve any mysteries, big or small, with his trusty robot Watson. In the latest title, “Sherlock Sam and the Fiendish Mastermind in Jurong”, Sherlock Sam’s robot sidekick Watson has been kidnapped! Discover as Sherlock Sam uses his super detective powers to find Watson with the help of his friends!

With a 20% discount on the Sherlock Sam’s series available at Times from 18-26 April, there’s no reason to miss the exciting Sherlock Sam series this April with Times!

At this meet & greet, kids can win prizes, have their photos taken with the authors and their books autographed*!

*Relevant receipt from Times will need to be presented upon request for autograph. Enquire in store for more details.

4. Meet the Cast of “Ah Boys To Men : Frogmen”

Date: 11 April, Saturday
Time: 2pm to 3pm
Venue: Times at Tampines 1

If you can’t get enough of Ah Boys To Men, head down to Times at Tampines 1 for an exclusive chance to meet the cast! Grossing more than S$7 million at the box office, Ken (Joshua Tan), Aloysius (Max Lim) and Handsome (Jasper Lai) will be there to meet you! The exciting series of graphic novels recount the tales that follow the blockbuster’s plot, from enlistment in the first book till our fellow recruits blossom into Frogmen.

Wait no longer as Times will be having a 20% discount for all Ah Boys to Men books at Times until 30 April!

Purchase any of the Ah Boys to Men series (books 1, 2, 3 or the bookset) from any Times Bookstores and be eligible for the autograph* session.

*Relevant receipt from Times will need to be presented upon request for autograph. Times reserves to right to accept or deny any individual who do not meet the criteria. Individuals will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Enquire in store for more details.

5. Puffin Books Promotion

Puffin Books is an internationally renowned publication and the largest publisher for English children titles since the 1960s with almost 150 titles to date. Some of their classic books include “Alice in Wonderland”, “Pater Pan” and “The Wizard of Oz”. Their extensive repertoire of authors include the likes of Roald Dahl, Mark Twain and C. S. Lewis.

As Times celebrate International Children’s Book month, there will be 20% off for all Puffin Books titles available at Times for the month of April 2015!