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Library: 07 November 2016

07 November 2016

STA Used- and New Book Sale!

 

It’s here again! From Monday 28th November until Friday 2nd December we will have the first of this year’s STA Used and New Book Sales!!

Do you have any books at home you don't read anymore and that are still in good condition? Please feel free to donate them, so that we can add the books to our Used Book Sale! You will collect house points and ALL proceedings from the sale will go to the Bangkok Refugee Centre. Boxes for donating books can be found inside the library.

We will also welcome Kinokuniya back! A perfect opportunity to buy some presents for the all important days in December!

Both book sales will be open every day throughout the week from 7.30am until 4pm.

See you there!

 
 

Baby & Toddler Group

 

We are looking for a new member to replace Ms Sara for our Baby & Toddler Group!

Soon it's time for Ms Sara's son to join our Nursery group at St. Andrews, so we’ll sadly say goodbye to her and will be looking for someone to replace her.

Do you have some time on Tuesday mornings from 8.15am until 9am? Do you love spending time with little ones? And do you know your English nursery rhymes or willing to learn them?
If you feel this is something for you, please send an email to the library.

Come and join us tomorrow! If you would like to bring your young child to attend this group please contact Astrid in the library, so that we can ensure that there are enough snacks and facilities to cater for everyone.

 

Genre-fication

 

As previously mentioned, we are in the process of organising ALL our High School books per genre! I’m very pleased to say that we are in the final stages of amending our library system and students are now able to search books by genre.

Our final and also most time-consuming process is to physically change the shelves around, so that the books will also be displayed per genre.  We are planning to do this before the start of Term 2. Will keep you updated!

 

Books of the Week

 

Early Years: Tin
by Chris Judge

 

Tin is looking after his little sister Nickel one afternoon when she grabs hold of a balloon and floats away! Tin and his dog Zinc set off in hot pursuit as she floats towards the big city... Can they rescue Nickel before she goes too far? A wonderful bright-coloured illustrated book that will appeal to all children age 2 and up.


 

Primary Fiction: Usborne Illustrated Classics: Stories from Dickens
By: Charles Dickens

 

 

This is a beautifully illustrated collection of five best-loved classics from one of Britain's most famous writers, Charles Dickens, retold for younger readers. It includes "Oliver Twist", "Bleak House", "Great Expectations", "A Tale of Two Cities" and "David Copperfield" as well as a short biography of the great author himself. It is presented with internet links to find out more about the life and times of Charles Dickens


 
 

Primary Non-Fiction (age 9-12): The Big Illustrated Book of Transport: All about SHIPS, TRAINS, CARS & FLIGHT with photographs, artworks and 40 step-by-step projects and experiments!
by Chris Oxlade

 

 

People around the world look at photographs and videos to learn about exotic animals. We take these images for granted, but what goes into creating them? Find out what’s involved in being a wildlife photographer, the tools and skills you need, and the difficulties of photographing animals that don’t always cooperate.


 
 

High School Fiction (age 14+): Moth Girls
By: Anne Cassidy

 
 

 

Helplessly drawn like moths to the light, two girls go missing in an evocative and gripping tale . . .

They called them the Moth Girls because they were attracted to the house. They were drawn to it. Or at least that is what is written in the newspapers that Mandy reads on the anniversary of when her two best friends went missing. Five years have passed since Petra and Tina were determined to explore the dilapidated house on Princess Street. But what started off as a dare ended with the two girls vanishing. As Mandy's memories of the disappearance of her two friends are ignited once again, disturbing details will resurface in her mind.


 

Book cover and review source: Amazon.com

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