Singapore’s leading publisher, Asiapac Books, has a wide variety of educational comics and illustrated books to promote lifelong learning. SGBookShelf by Ho Printing Pte Ltd has brought in over 170 books from Asiapac for local Singaporean parents to choose from. Moreover, their books focus on topics of Asian culture, including history, philosophy, health practices, art, and literature. Hence, these books are not only perfect for encouraging the love of reading but are also helpful for increasing the knowledge of children in an enjoyable manner.

Asiapac Books works with countless different artists and writers to cultivate and promote talent. Support various different local writers and illustrators by reading their works!

  • 1,000 Character Classic – S$15.90
    • 1,000 Character Classic – S$15.90
    • 1,000 Character Classic – S$15.90
    • This fascinating book explains the primer Qian Zi Wen〈千字文〉which has been memorised by generations of Chinese. Composed during the Liang Dynasty (AD 502-557), it contains 1,000 unique Chinese characters set in four-word phrases.
  • 1,001 Arabian Nights – Ingenious Survivors – S$10.00
    • 1,001 Arabian Nights – Ingenious Survivors – S$10.00
    • 1,001 Arabian Nights – Ingenious Survivors – S$10.00
    • Can you tell a story so well that your would-be-murderer decides to spare your life, just to hear how the story would end? Would you bet your life on being able to? This is the challenge that the beautiful Scheherazade takes upon herself to face, not just once, but night after night, buying her life one day at a time…
  • 8 Immortals – Cross The Sea – S$10.00
    • 8 Immortals – Cross The Sea – S$10.00
    • 8 Immortals – Cross The Sea – S$10.00
    • The Eight Immortals are among the most popular figures of Chinese myths and legends. In fact they are the legendary figures closest to the hearts of the ordinary people. The stories in this book show how eight ordinary people in ancient China attained immortality through selfless actions and good deeds. Be enthralled by the vivid description of the great battle…
  • 8 Immortals – Miracle Makers – S$10.00
    • 8 Immortals – Miracle Makers – S$10.00
    • 8 Immortals – Miracle Makers – S$10.00
    • The term "Eight Immortals" is used figuratively for happiness. The stories in this book show how the Eight Immortals brought happiness to the common folk through their miracles and good deeds. Read about the miracles performed by the Eight Immortals to dispel demons and punish the wicked. Tales of how Empress Wu Zetian tried to pray for longevity and how…
  • 8 Immortals – Uproar in the Celestial Palace – S$10.00
    • 8 Immortals – Uproar in the Celestial Palace – S$10.00
    • 8 Immortals – Uproar in the Celestial Palace – S$10.00
    • While the first book The Eight Immortals Cross The Sea recounts how eight ordinary people in ancient China attain immortality through selfless actions and good deeds, this instalment continues their adventures as immortals — helping and saving ordinary people on earth. The last story in the book Uproar in the Celestial Palace depicts their encounters with the weather deities, with…
  • A Dream of Red Mansions – S$13.50
    • A Dream of Red Mansions – S$13.50
    • A Dream of Red Mansions – S$13.50
    • One of the Four Main Classical Novels of China, A Dream of Red Mansions is the only novel to address the role of women in China’s history. This tragic romance is brought to life with the delicate penstrokes of local artist Seraphina Lum, in her debut graphic novel.
  • Asian Civilizations – Ancient to 1800 AD – S$13.50
    • Asian Civilizations – Ancient to 1800 AD – S$13.50
    • Asian Civilizations – Ancient to 1800 AD – S$13.50
    • This book features the empires and civilizations that sprang out of the five regions of Asia – West Asia, East Asia, South Asia, Central Asia and Southeast Asia. Let’s take a journey through time and space to the five Asian regions and discover the great conquerors of the ancient land. Explore how these civilizations have influenced the world we live…
  • Battle at the Red Cliff – S$7.50
    • Battle at the Red Cliff – S$7.50
    • Battle at the Red Cliff – S$7.50
    • In this fourth volume, you'll find out how the brave Zhao Yun (Zilong) rescued Liu Bei's son, how the godlike Zhuge Liang put his brilliance to good use by provoking Zhou Yu to fight against Cao Cao and his strategy of borrowing Cao Cao's arrows for Zhou Yu. And you'll be enthralled by the great fire attack at the Red…
  • Best Chinese Jokes – S$6.50
    • Best Chinese Jokes – S$6.50
    • Best Chinese Jokes – S$6.50
    • With more than 60 stories, Best Chinese Jokes promises a generous serving of wit and humour, which has been enjoyed and loved by all. Containing glimpses of life in ancient China, the jokes have been passed down the generations to be told and retold, entertaining both the young and the old.
  • Best Chinese Myths – S$6.50
    • Best Chinese Myths – S$6.50
    • Best Chinese Myths – S$6.50
    • Heroes abound in the land of Chinese myths. Generations have been enthralled and inspired by characters of yesteryears, drawing upon their wisdom and virtues for motivation and guidance. The enduring quality of these myths has been proven with the passage of time.
  • Candy is a Good Helper – S$12.00
    • Candy is a Good Helper – S$12.00
    • Candy is a Good Helper – S$12.00
    • Candy has three new siblings... and she wants to help! As you flip through the pages and the flaps, watch how Candy takes care of the little baby kittens: pouring milk for them to drink, giving them a bath, helping them dress up... and more! How do her brothers enjoy it? You’ll have to read on to find out! This…
  • Candy Makes New Friends – S$12.00
    • Candy Makes New Friends – S$12.00
    • Candy Makes New Friends – S$12.00
    • Who is that hiding on top of the tree? Could it be... a squirrel? Join Candy on her adventures in the outdoors, as she discovers new places, hears new sounds and, most importantly, meets new friends. Uncover these animals one by one, under each fun flap. Amidst the beautiful illustrations, this will certainly be an entertaining read for the young…
  • Celebrate Indian Hindu Festivals – S$8.00
    • Celebrate Indian Hindu Festivals – S$8.00
    • Celebrate Indian Hindu Festivals – S$8.00
    • Join Max and his Indian friend, Rani, as they celebrate the Festival of Lights, Deepavali, and observe the rituals of Thaipusam. Have fun with the Indian musical instruments and the colourful rangoli.
  • Celebrate Malay Muslim Festivals – S$8.00
    • Celebrate Malay Muslim Festivals – S$8.00
    • Celebrate Malay Muslim Festivals – S$8.00
    • Join Max and his Malay friend, Ahmad, as they celebrate Hari Raya Eidil Fitri and observe the sacrifices of Hari Raya Eidil Adha. Discover the layout of the mosque and the significance of the traditional greeting with a salam.
  • Chinese Business Strategies – S$15.90
    • Chinese Business Strategies – S$15.90
    • Chinese Business Strategies – S$15.90
    • The Chinese are known for being shrewd businessmen able to thrive under the toughest market conditions. The book offers readers 30 real-life, ancient case studies with comments on their application in the context of modern business. Several established shops mentioned in the stories are still in operation. They include the Tongren Tang Medicine Shop and Caizhi Zhai Confectionery.
  • Chinese Fine Arts – S$20.00
    • Chinese Fine Arts – S$20.00
    • Chinese Fine Arts – S$20.00
    • CELEBRATE CHINESE CULTURE is an epic series of books about the different facets of Chinese heritage throughout history. China’s modernity cannot be fully understood without looking into its glorious past of milestones in scientific inventions, political exploits and artistic distinction. This series will provide the reader with an insight into one of the world’s magnificent civilizations. In this volume, Chinese…
  • Chinese History – S$13.50
    • Chinese History – S$13.50
    • Chinese History – S$13.50
    • Chinese History presents an easy-to-read record of imperial China, from the little-known Xia, Shang and Zhou Dynasties (2070–771 BC), to the Qing Dynasty (AD 1644–1911). It will help you to comprehend and interpret China’s history in its proper context, plus provide vivid illustrations, and questions and answers to enhance your appreciation of great people and happenings. In short, you get…
  • Chinese Top 100 – S$8.00
    • Chinese Top 100 – S$8.00
    • Chinese Top 100 – S$8.00
    • CHINESE TOP 100 is made of 10 unique units. Each unit contains 10 highly used Chinese characters which have been identified to be the most frequently used words in daily life. At the end of the course, you would have learnt 100 characters which, research has shown, amount to 45% of the words that appear in publications! To facilitate learning,…
  • Chinese Vocabulary Builders – S$7.00
    • Chinese Vocabulary Builders – S$7.00
    • Chinese Vocabulary Builders – S$7.00
    • The author, Lin Shan has formulated a logical way of learning the Chinese characters, that is, grouping words having the same "root" and then deriving their meaning by applying 60 basic radicals. Studies have shown that characters with a combination of "radical" and "root" account for 85% of all Chinese characters, either frequently or infrequently used. In this title, the…
  • Complete Analects of Confucius 1 – S$20.00
    • Complete Analects of Confucius 1 – S$20.00
    • Complete Analects of Confucius 1 – S$20.00
    • The Analects of Confucius is the gem in the crown of Chinese classics. It has been made a basic textbook of Chinese education for more than 2,000 years. In just 12,000 characters, The Analects of Confucius covers a wide scope ranging from politics and management to education, art and morality. This exhaustive compilation of the sage's sayings and dialogues with…
  • Creation of the Gods – S$10.00
    • Creation of the Gods – S$10.00
    • Creation of the Gods – S$10.00
    • Creation of the Gods, a Chinese literary classic, ranks among great works such as The Three Kingdoms, Water Margin and Journey to the West. It relates the struggles between forces of King Zhou, the despotic last ruler of the Shang dynasty, and Jiang Ziya, the legendary commander and strategist who helped found the Zhou dynasty in the 11th century BC.
  • Dying to Marry & Other Stories – S$9.00
  • Enjoy A Life Of Ease – S$9.50
    • Enjoy A Life Of Ease – S$9.50
    • Enjoy A Life Of Ease – S$9.50
    • Being a teenage is a tumultuous experience. It's a roller coaster filled with ups and downs, plus a number of sizable bumps along the way. But it doesn't have to be like that . Your teenage years are supposed to be one of the most exciting, enriching and meaningful season of your life. This is the time you discover who…
  • Essence of Fruity Goodness – S$12.50
    • Essence of Fruity Goodness – S$12.50
    • Essence of Fruity Goodness – S$12.50
    • Written by a health enthusiast from the viewpoint of Traditional Chinese Medicine, this book provides a friendly approach to health and vitality for the busy individual: · Interaction of the five elements with the internal organs of the human body · Stories of fruits and vegetables illustrated in comics · Classification of 75 fruits and vegetables in five distinctive colours…