In a month's time school year 2009-2010 will commence and I need to buy new set of school materials for my 2 kids, 1 in Kinder Level and 1 in Grade 3. National Bookstore is our favorite store to buy their school things. It gives different selection of pencils and pens as well as other supplies and materials for school and corporate needs. I do prefer those that really write smoothly and the leads are dark for my kids. I dislike pencils that can be easily broken and the writings are kind of blurred or unreadable because it is too light. Staedtler pencils passed my personal preferences because of its great leads. Other pencils' leads easily get broken while Staedtler is not. It is strong and durable. The writings are perfect. It is loud in dark, readable and writes so smoothly. I understand that these pencils are being used by college students who are in engineering and architectural courses because of the different variants of its leads (from lightest to darkest leads) but I do too prefer it for my kids.
I am buying 20 pieces of Staedtler Art. Nr. 100-3B for the coming school year of my kids.