Hans Christian Andersen

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Celebrating Hans Christian Andersen!

Monsters United is back this April bringing to you a celebration on the life and work of world-renowned author, Hans Christian Andersen! His birthday on 2 April is also celebrated together with International Children’s Book Day!

Immerse yourself in Andersen’s stories and the fantasy genre through thematic storytelling sessions at our public libraries and online offerings such as special videos, activity packages and a curated book list.

For more trivia, fun facts and book recommendations, follow our Instagram page, Public Libraries Singapore as well!

Stories and Tales

  • Introduction to Hans Christian Andersen

    Introduction to Hans Christian Andersen

    Get to know the famous author better, as our librarian Sheena recounts the life and works of Hans Christian Andersen.

    (Click on the image to watch the video.)

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  • The Emperor’s New Clothes

    The Emperor’s New Clothes

    Join Teen Reading Ambassadors Hannah, Aveen, Jehvesh and James in this dramatised retelling of Andersen’s classic tale, “The Emperor’s New Clothes”.

    (Click on the image to watch the video.)

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  • Fantasy Reads

    Fantasy Reads

    Check out this curated collection of English and Mother Tongue fairy tale titles to discover Andersen’s magical worlds!

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    Fantasy eReads

DIY Activities

  • Activity Packages

    Take a deep dive into Andersen's famous stories through our activity packages containing fun lesson guides!

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  • S.T.E.A.M Tinker Sheets

    Discover the joy of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths (S.T.E.A.M.) through these printable activities featuring Camy, our fantasy-loving monster!

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    A Knight's Tale Fight like a Knight
    Find the Enchanted Path

    (Last updated on 8 May 2021)