18 Best Children's Books For Ages 0-7 in Singapore (2022)

Updated: Jul 3


Every parent understands the importance of reading to their children. However, one major headache most parents have is how to select the best children's books out there amongst the millions of titles available online. With bookstores like Borders, Kinokuniya, and MPH close to extinction in Singapore, gone are the days where parents could conveniently head to a bookstore to personally preview the titles before purchase.


Here at Josh & Cherie Books, we provide a monthly children’s book subscription for ages 0-7 years old. Leave the hassle of selecting the books to us. Just let us know your child’s age-group, and conveniently receive a box of curated quality titles at your doorstep each month!


In addition to a monthly book subscription, it’s also good to supplement your child’s library with additional titles depending on their interests. Here’s a list of our favourite classic children book authors and their most popular titles.


1) Each Peach Pear Plum by Janet and Allan Ahlberg

1) Each Peach Pear Plum by Janet and Allan Ahlberg

Other popular children’s books by Janet and Allan Ahlberg

  • The Jolly Pocket Postman

  • Peepo!


Buy Each Peach Pear Plum here.


2) Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown

Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown

Other popular children’s books by Margaret Wise Brown

  • The Runaway Bunny

  • Big Red Barn

  • The Little Island

Buy Goodnight Moon here.


3) Room On the Broom by Julia Donaldson

Room On the Broom by Julia Donaldson

Other popular children’s books by Julia Donaldson

  • The Gruffalo

  • The Spiffiest Giant in Town

  • The Snail and the Whale

Buy Room on the Broom here.


4) Just Me And My Dad by Mercer Mayer

Just Me And My Dad by Mercer Mayer

Other popular books from Mercer Mayer’s Little Critter series

  • Just Go to Bed

  • Just Me and My Mom

  • Just Grandma and Me


Buy Just Me and My Dad here.


5) Corduroy by Don Freeman

Corduroy by Don Freeman

Other popular books from Don Freeman’s Corduroy series

  • A Pocket for Corduroy

  • Corduroy Lost and Found


Buy Corduroy here.


6) The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

Other popular children’s books by Eric Carle

  • From Head to Toe

  • The Very Busy Spider

  • The Very Lonely Butterfly


Buy The Very Hungry Caterpillar here.


7) The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats

The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats

Other popular children’s books by Ezra Jack Keats

  • Whistle for Willie

  • Peter’s Chair


Buy The Snowy Day here.


8) My Friends by Taro Gomi

My Friends by Taro Gomi

Other popular children’s books by Taro Gomi

  • The Crocodile and the Dentist

  • Hide and Seek

  • I Really Want To See You, Grandma


Buy My Friends here.


9) The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss

The Cat In the Hat by Dr. Seuss

Other popular children’s books by Dr. Seuss

  • Green Eggs and Ham

  • Fox in Socks

  • Oh, the Places You’ll Go


Buy The Cat in the Hat here.


10) The Blue Balloon by Mick Inkpen

The Blue Balloon by Mick Inkpen

Other popular children’s books by Mick Inkpen

  • The ‘Kipper’ series

  • I Will Love You Anyway


Buy The Blue Balloon here.


11) The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

Other popular children’s books by Shel Silverstein

  • Where the Sidewalk Ends

  • Falling Up

  • A Light In the Attic


Buy The Giving Tree here.


12) Owl Moon by Jane Yolen

Owl Moon by Jane Yolen

Other popular children’s books by Jane Yolen

  • ‘How Do Dinosaurs’ series


Buy Owl Moon here.


13) The Little Mouse, The Red Ripe Strawberry, And The Big Hungry Bear by Audrey Wood

The Little Mouse, The Red Ripe Strawberry, And The Big Hungry by Audrey Wood

Other popular children’s books by Audrey Wood

  • Quick as a Cricket

  • The Napping House

  • Silly Sally


Buy The Little Mouse, The Red Ripe Strawberry, And The Big Hungry Bear here.


14) Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig

Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig

Other popular children’s books by William Steig

  • Shrek

  • Doctor De Soto

  • Brave Irene


Buy Sylvester and the Magic Pebble here.


15) Strega Nona by Tomie DePaola

Strega Nona by Tomie DePaola

Other popular children’s books by Tomie DePaola

  • Pancakes for Breakfast

  • Bill and Pete

  • Now One Foot, Now the Other


Buy Strega Nona here.


16) Swimmy by Leo Lionni

Swimmy by Leo Lionni

Other popular children’s books by Leo Lionni

  • A Colour of His Own

  • Inch By Inch

  • Frederick

Buy Swimmy here.


17) Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey

Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey

Other popular children’s books by Robert McCloskey

  • Make Way for Ducklings

  • Time of Wonder

  • One Morning in Maine

Buy Blueberries for Sal here.


18) Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney

Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney

Other popular children’s books by Barbara Cooney

  • Roxaboxen

  • Ox-Cart Man

  • Island Boy

Buy Miss Rumphius here.



If you prefer to receive a curated box of books delivered to your child every month, find out more about Josh & Cherie Book subscriptions here. We deliver within Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan and Hong Kong. It’s never too early to start reading to your child, start nurturing the love of reading today!