FAQs for Teachers, Librarians and School Administrators

Posted on July 31, 2018 by Belinda Cameron | 0 comments

We know how it can be. 

You're looking for a very specific title or category of books because you're preparing a lesson plan for your students. 

You're scouring the Internet, publishers' websites, Amazon and Goodreads for the latest recommendations.

Or you've hit the end of school term and you suddenly have some budget that you'll like to invest in a book collection. 

At My Imagination Kingdom, we're proud to say that we have worked with teachers, librarians and school administrators to benefit thousands of children all over Singapore. 

If you're looking at doing a bulk purchase of children's books, it might be helpful to go through this list of FAQs we have compiled. Of course, if you feel that none of the answers below address your concerns, please do not hesitate to write to us at: myimaginationkingdom@gmail.com 

1. What is the process like when we're looking to do a bulk purchase?

  • Drop us an email here: myimaginationkingdom@gmail.com 
  • Share with us your requirements. Information like any preferred genre, titles, authors and budget will be helpful
  • We will proceed to curate a book list for you which will also serve as a cost estimate
  • Let us know your feedback and we'll update the list accordingly
  • Provide us with an official approval via email on the final book list
  • We will place the order for the books and deliver it over to you 
  • Payment can be made via credit card, cheque or cash on delivery

2. If I can't find the books I'm looking for via your online store or your retail store, does that mean you don't carry the items we are looking for?

Fear not. Space is limited in our retail store and we prefer not to overwhelm our customers who are shopping online with anything and everything under the sun.

We would strongly encourage you to drop us an email so we can further consult with you on what you're looking for. From there, we can help you do a proper check with our vendors or curate the specific titles you need before advising you further. 

3. Do you have a minimum order quantity for bulk purchases?

No, there is no minimum order quantity required for us to place a special order for you. However, as the term suggests, bulk purchases are often entitled to some discounts due to the volume. 

4. What kind of discounts can I expect if I make a bulk purchase?

We will only be able to advise on this when we have a better idea of the type of purchase you're making. For example, buying multiple copies of the same title is different from buying single units of multiple different titles. In the first situation, we can work directly with the same vendor to secure a better discount for you. However, in the second situation, as we're the ones curating the titles for you, we'll need to understand the final purchase value to assess the best discount we can offer. 

As such, we strongly encourage you to drop us an email at: myimaginationkingdom@gmail.com so we can discuss your needs further

5. Do I have to pay for delivery?

As with all our online purchases, any purchase above $50 is entitled to free delivery! 

6. What kind of payment modes do you accept?

Payment can be made via credit card, cheque or cash on delivery

7. I'm a local primary school teacher / librarian. Do you do e-invoicing? 

Yes, we absolutely do. We have worked with many local primary schools before and are able to invoice you via the Vendors@Gov online system. Once the books have been delivered to the school, we will proceed to submit the e-invoice online.

8. How long will it take for the books to arrive?

This depends largely on the source of books e.g. local or overseas and the availability. As such, it can take between 1 week (for local titles) to 4 weeks (for overseas titles) to get the books into our store after the order has been placed. Do note that this does not take into account the time that is taken to confirm the final book list. 

9. How many days of credit do you provide? 

Apart from schools that require us to do e-invoicing, our policy is to request for payment upon delivery. We can collect a cheque or cash from you upon delivery. Alternatively, you can also choose to pay us via credit card before we make our delivery. 

However, we do understand that in some situations, you may need a specific number of days of credit. In such a situation, we will review it on a case-by-case basis and work closely with you to find a solution that works for all of us. 

10. Do I need to pay you if I choose not to proceed with the purchase?

No, you don't. We do not charge you any fees for the curation of a book list. Although, as you can imagine, it takes a fair amount of time and resources for us to collate the book list as we need to do the necessary research and check in with our vendors accordingly. So do be kind!

Have we addressed your concerns? If not, please do write to us at: myimaginationkingdom@gmail.com 

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Why is it important to allow children to pick their own books?

Posted on January 21, 2018 by My Imagination Kingdom | 0 comments


Do you have a child who prefers to spend time on the smartphone or tablet to reading? Does he or she see reading as a chore and would never pick up a book during their leisure time? 

“You become a lifelong reader when you’re able to make choices about the books you read, and when you love the books you read,” 

Multiple different pieces of research and surveys have shown that one of the surefire ways to change this is to start by allowing your child to pick the books they would like to read. 

In a 2015 survey conducted by Scholastic, children who are allowed to read a book of their own choice are 3 times more likely to be a frequent reader. These are astounding numbers and shows the huge impact of allowing your child to browse and pick the books that they would like to read. 

So if you hear your child drag their feet about having to read something, think about what might be the reason for this. Could it be that they're being forced to read something they do not enjoy reading in the first place? 

With that in mind, the next time you're about to express disapproval for your child's choice of book from the library or the bookstore, remind yourself that allowing them to pick their own books makes it more likely that they'll read the book and enjoy the activity of reading itself. 

And the most important thing is, the earlier you allow your child to browse and select a book they'd like to read, the better!

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We are moving!

Posted on June 10, 2017 by My Imagination Kingdom | 0 comments

Dear customers, 

It has been an honour and a privilege serving you in our beautiful store these last 3 years. During this time, we have met many young readers and loving parents who have dropped by our store to meet local authors, attend our storytelling sessions or simply just to browse and purchase books from us. 

A few weeks ago, One KM informed us that we would have to move out of the current unit we are occupying due to commercial developments on their side. We tried everything we could to work out an arrangement that would allow us to stay in our current unit. Sadly, this was not something that we managed to do.

We would like to thank everyone who has supported us in one way or another - recommending us to your friends and family, inviting us to participate in the events you organise and making a choice to purchase books from us rather than all the different available options out there!

While we take a short break to get things up and running in our new space, please continue to support us by sharing this piece of news with other parents or teachers that you know.   

Our last day of operation in this existing unit will be the 25th June, Sunday. So do take the opportunity to visit us within the next 2 weeks before we bid farewell to this wonderful space! 

And last but not least, like us on our Facebook page to keep yourself updated on what's happening. We will be announcing the new store location as well as the re-opening date via Facebook!

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Join us for our opening!

Posted on October 19, 2014 by My Imagination Kingdom | 0 comments

Finally, after months of hard work, sweat and tears, we are pleased to invite you to join us on the 15th and 16th November for the store's official opening!  Our store will be located at the newly opened One KM shopping mall which is just a few minutes' walk from the Paya Lebar MRT station (11 Tanjong Katong Road). Come find us at #03-43 between the hours of 10am to 10pm for a fun-filled 2 days of storytelling and books-galore for your children!

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We are hiring!

Posted on June 25, 2014 by My Imagination Kingdom | 0 comments

We are very excited to announce that My Imagination Kingdom will be opening our very first bookstore 3 months from now! The store will be located at a new mall in the Paya Lebar area - OneKM and we hope you will visit us when the time comes.


With the opening of the store, we are now actively searching for people passionate about children's books and reading to form the core part of our retail team. 

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New Arrivals!

Posted on May 13, 2014 by My Imagination Kingdom | 0 comments

Remember the book we shared on 3D printing a while ago on our Facebook page? Well, "Leo The Maker Prince" is in-store now! Limited copies available, so don't miss yours.


In addition, we have some exciting new additions for parents and teachers as well as the latest Caldecott Honor book, "Journey" by Aaron Becker. Read on to find out more. 

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My Imagination Kingdom Parents & Children Reading Survey 2014

Posted on January 04, 2014 by My Imagination Kingdom | 0 comments

We have been preparing for this during the last 2 months and we are very excited to announce the launch of our very first survey on families' reading habits!

It has always been our desire to help more parents read aloud to their children more frequently and to help us track the results of these efforts, we will be conducting this survey on an annual basis to monitor that. The results of the survey will give us useful benchmarks and indicators about the reading behaviour of a typical Singaporean parent and their child/children so you can use that as a personal benchmark for your family as well. 

Read more here.Click here to start the survey.

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