STA Used- and New Book Sale
What a fantastic week! A BIG thank you to everyone who donated books and to those of you who purchased them!! We have raised 12,700THB for Bangkok Refugee Centre. Thank you!
And now the House Points:
Christmas Tree Decorating
Last Thursday we put-up our Christmas Tree in the library with help from the PTG. As it’s our annual tradition, we left the decorating up to the children and what fun they’ve had! I have never seen a Christmas Tree being decorated so quickly and fabulously ever before!
Baby & Toddler Group
Please be aware that our Baby & Toddler Group will not meet this Tuesday but will continue again next term. Also, we are still looking for someone to lead our group now that Ms Sara’s son will be starting nursery. 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 are willing to learn them? If you feel this is something for you, please contact Astrid.
Books of the Week
Early Years: This book just ate my dog!
By: Richard Byrne
When her dog disappears into the gutter of the book, Bella calls for help. But when the helpers disappear too, Bella realizes it will take more than a tug on the leash to put things right. Cleverly using the physicality of the book, This book just ate my dog! is inventive, ingenious, and just pure kid-friendly fun!
Primary Fiction (age 9+): rent a Bridesmaid
By: Jacqueline Wilson
Tilly can’t believe it when her best friend Matty is asked to be a bridesmaid. In Tilly’s favourite daydream, she’s kitted out in the most beautiful bridesmaid dress, walking down the aisle behind a beautiful bride. The one wedding she’d really like to attend is her own mum and dad’s. But as that’s never going to happen, it’s time for Tilly to make her own dream come true – and put her bridesmaid services up for hire . . .
A fabulous, funny and moving story about the power of friendship from the mega-bestselling author of Tracy Beaker, Hetty Feather and Katy. Full of beautiful illustrations by much-loved illustrator, Nick Sharratt.
Primary Non-Fiction: A really short history of nearly everything
By: Bill Bryson
Enter the world of science as Bill Bryson unmasks the mysteries of the universe.
Did you know that:
• Every atom in your body has almost certainly passed through several stars and been part of millions of organisms on its way to being you?
• If you are an average-sized kid, you have enough potential energy inside you to explode with the force of several hydrogen bombs?
And—What happened to dinosaurs? How big is the universe? Why are oceans salty? Is a meteor going to hit us?
Tackling everything from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization, Bill Bryson’s inimitable storytelling skill makes the why, how, and, just as importantly, the who of scientific discovery entertaining and accessible for young readers.
High School Fiction: Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm
By: Philip Pullman
Two centuries ago, Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm published their first volume of fairy tales. Since then, such stories as “Cinderella,” “Snow White,” “Rapunzel,” and “Hansel and Gretel” have become deeply woven into the Western imagination. Now Philip Pullman, the New York Times bestselling author of the His Dark Materials trilogy, makes us fall in love all over again with the immortal tales of the Brothers Grimm.
Here are Pullman’s fifty favorites—a wide-ranging selection that includes the most popular stories as well as lesser-known treasures like “The Three Snake Leaves,” “Godfather Death,” and “The Girl with No Hands”—alongside his personal commentaries on each story’s sources, variations, and everlasting appeal. Suffused with romance and villainy, danger and wit, Pullman’s beguiling retellings will cast a spell on readers of all ages.
For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
Book cover and review source: Amazon.com