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Library: 30 January 2017

30 January 2017

When: Wednesday 15th February and Thursday 16th February
From 8am until 9.30am

Just a reminder that we are organising our very first Library Open Coffee Mornings. We’ve had some fantastic workshops in the past with regards to reading (organised by Ms Leanne and Ms Jane), so these mornings will be informal walk-in sessions, where you can meet the librarians, browse our extensive collection of books, ask questions with regards to (encouraging) reading, find out how to search/reserve books online using our system, and find out about recommended reading lists per age group.

If you are interested in coming, please fill in the Google form, which was sent to you by email or send me a quick email at astrid.ka@standrews.ac.th.

If your child is in High School, you are of course more than welcome to come but to make things easier for you, I will be available during the High School parents’ consultations in March to give you the opportunity to ask me any questions you might have with regards to reading, books, etc.


Sing-along Playgroup

Feel free to join us!

If you have a little one at home please feel free to join us every Tuesday at 8.15 am in the library for some nursery rhymes. It’s a lovely informal get together and a perfect way for your little one to get used to the school before he or she starts nursery. If you are thinking of joining us, please send a quick email with your interest to Mrs Astrid (astrid.ka@standrews.ac.th), so that she can ensure there’s enough snacks for everyone.

In addition, we are still looking for someone who can help out with the running of the playgroup, together with Mrs Astrid. If you are interested and are free every every Tuesday morning between 8.15 am and 9 am, please send her an email. Thank you.

Books of the Week

Early Years: Peek-a-Book Bunny
By: Holly Surplice

Hop along with Bunny and play peek-a-boo in this gorgeous rhyming hide-and-seek adventure from author-illustrator Holly Surplice! Bunny is having such a wonderfully exciting time during his forest game of hide-and-seek that he manages to miss most of his friends' hiding places. Young readers will delight in spotting all the hiding places as they follow along with Bunny.


Primary Fiction: H.I.V.E Book 3: Escape Velocity
By:Mark Walden

H.I.V.E. (Higher Institute of Villainous Education) is a top-secret school of applied villainy where children with a precocious gift for wrongdoing are sent to develop their talents into criminal mastermind. After all, 'villains have the best lines and wear the best costumes'. One small catch is that the children cannot leave until training is complete, six years later. With villainy comes a certain freedom of thought, and every year one student in particular will show exceptional talent - after all, it takes the best to produce the worst.

In Escape Velocity, pupils and staff at HIVE are horrified to discover that Dr Nero has been captured by the forces of HOPE, the Hostile Operative Prosecution Executive, the world's newest and most ruthlessly efficient security force. Three months pass without any news of his fate, and Number One has decided to appoint a sinister new headmistress for the school, somebody that the pupils and staff had thought that they'd seen the last of.
Meanwhile Otto is also struggling to cope with new abilities that are starting to manifest themselves; can he really be unconsciously interfacing with computers without physical contact? And if he is, what exactly do these new powers really mean?
The only way to find Nero and the truth behind the lies is to escape HIVE. Otto must get out, and take the risks which come with being a rogue agent. Then he just has to break into MI6.

All 8 books in the H.I.V.E series are now available from the library.


Primary Non-Fiction (age 6-8): Giggle’s Guide to: caring for your Gerbils
By: Isabel Thomas

In this book, Giggle the Gerbil reveals how readers should go about choosing pet gerbils, what supplies they will need, how to make a new pet gerbil feel at home, and how to properly care for pet gerbils, including feeding, exercising, and keeping a gerbil cage clean. Text is accompanied by clear, labeled photographs to further reinforce key concepts, and the use of an animal narrator also allows the book to be used to teach perspective.


High School Fiction: Departure
By: A. G. Riddle

From the author of the #1 bestselling The Atlantis Gene (also available in the library) comes a new novel in which the world’s past and future rests in the hands of five unwitting strangers in this definitive edition of A. G. Riddle's time-traveling, mind-bending speculative thriller.

En route to London from New York, Flight 305 suddenly loses power and crash-lands in the English countryside, plunging a group of strangers into a mysterious adventure that will have repercussions for all of humankind.

Struggling to stay alive, the survivors soon realize that the world they’ve crashed in is very different from the one they left. But where are they? Why are they here? And how will they get back home?

Five passengers seem to hold clues about what’s really going on: writer Harper Lane, venture capitalist Nick Stone, German genetic researcher Sabrina Schröder, computer scientist Yul Tan, and Grayson Shaw, the son of a billionaire philanthropist.
As more facts about the crash emerge, it becomes clear that some in this group know more than they’re letting on—answers that will lead Harper and Nick to uncover a far-reaching conspiracy involving their own lives. As they begin to piece together the truth, they discover they have the power to change the future and the past—to save our world . . . or end it.

A wildly inventive and propulsive adventure full of hairpin twists, Departure is a thrilling tale that weaves together power, ambition, fate, memory, and love, from a bold and visionary talent.

Book cover and review source: Amazon.com