This bookstore specialises in children’s books and titles here are curated by parents, educators and child experts. The books are sectioned by age from babies and toddlers to ages nine and above. The site has an option of choosing books based on values - gratitude, respect, perseverance, empathy, creativity and self-awareness. Choose from famous children’s book authors like Eric Carle and Julia Donaldson to local and Asian talents, and titles in Mandarin as well.
Lit Books is a popular bookstore whose owners are ardent bibliophiles, and this shows in their selection. The children’s section is divided into fiction, non-fiction, middle grade, beginners, picture books and activities. Non-fiction titles like the Children’s Encyclopaedia of Technology, Politics for Beginners and History of Malaysia are great home-schooling resources. Fiction titles cover everything from fantasy and literature to mystery and fun picture books for the younger readers.
The great thing about BookXcess is their wallet-friendly prices with some books at 80% off their retail price. The reason why prices are so competitive is because BookXcess gets unsold (new and unread) books and pass the savings on to customers. The children’s section is packed with titles for toddlers, junior readers, teenagers and young adults. Their box sets are very good value, e.g. the complete collection of Harry Potter books usually retails for RM700 and here it’s RM199.90. There’s also educational supplies, stationery and craft sets available.
An independent bookstore, Bookalicious has been selling books for ten years and offers a selection of young adult and middle grade titles. The young adult books are divided into genres including graphic novels, fantasy, thriller and contemporary; and you can also search for by author. Middle grade books have popular titles like the Dork Diaries, all the Rick Riordan mythology books and everyone’s favourite Wimpy Kid. Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts fans will be pleased to know that Bookalicious has box sets, illustrated editions and even screenplays.
Books n Bobs
Specialising in second-hand books, Books n Bobs is run by a book enthusiast. Children’s titles cover young readers to teens, and the books are in top condition and well worth the price. For example, a young reader book bundle of eight books is RM27.90 while paperbacks start at RM11.90. There’s also a selection of new books and for now delivery is free for orders from RM99.