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Library: A room with a view

The Primary School Library reflects on the success of Banned Book Week, while the High School Library opens the mezzanine floor.

Primary School Library

Banned Book Week

Our Banned Book Week was a great success! I can honestly say that I cannot remember ever having a display drawing so much attention before! A lot of children, and parents, were shocked that certain books had been banned somewhere around the world. It was a great way to underline the importance of freedom of choice and information in childrens books.

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Peaceful Library Environment

This year we’ve been reminding the children how the library is used, e.g. for quiet reading and drawing. This has been a great success and many children and parents are now enjoying a much quieter library environment during the school day and after lessons. Parents, we would like to ask for your support in promoting a calm environment. Firstly, by placing mobile phones on mute and popping out of the library if you wish to take a call. We would also like to ask that, although parents are more than welcome to enjoy the library's facilities during school hours, if classes are using the space then priority is given to student learning. We are very grateful for you helping us to keep the library such a pleasant place.

Books of the week

Great for story-time:
The Tiger who came to Tea by Judith Kerr

This classic story of Sophie and her extraordinary tea-time guest has been loved by millions of children since it was first published fifty years ago.The Tiger has been coming to Tea for 50 glorious years! Celebrate this incredible anniversary with this special celebration edition of the classic story in paperback.The doorbell rings just as Sophie and her mummy are sitting down to tea. Who could it possibly be? What they certainly don't expect to see at the door is a big furry, stripy tiger!This inimitable picture book is perfect for reading aloud, or for small children to read to themselves time and again. First published in 1968 and never out of print, it has become a timeless classic enjoyed and beloved by generations of children.

For the younger readers age 8+:
Undercover! (Emma Is on the Air #4) by Ida Siegal

This is Emma Perez, and I'm ON THE AIR! I found a clue about a "lost princess" in the Jefferson Market library, and now I'm using my extra-famous reporter-detective skills to go undercover and find her!

Emma Perez solved Javier's wormburger mystery, found Sophia's Lion costume, and tracked down her dance teacher's special tambora drum. Now she'll have to learn an extra-special reporter trick: how to go undercover to solve a case! Can she find the "lost princess" at her library -- without getting into big trouble?
It's time for a new edition of EMMA IS ON THE AIR!

For the older readers:
The Journal of Curious Letters (The 13th Reality) by James Dashner

What if every choice you made created an alternate reality? In The Journal of Curious Letters, Atticus Higginbottom, a.k.a. Tick, is an average thirteen-year-old boy until the day he receives a strange letter informing him that dangerous— perhaps even deadly—events have been set in motion that could result in the destruction of reality itself. Tick will be sent twelve riddles that, when solved, will reveal the time and place of an extraordinary happening. Will Tick have the courage to follow the twelve clues and discover the life he was meant to live? Tick’s journey continues in The Hunt for Dark Infinity! Mistress Jane and the Chi karda are back. Tick and Mistress Jane race to find the deadly Dark Infinity weapon. But who will destroy it—and who will become its master?

Non-Fiction
Staying Safe Online (Our Digital Planet)

Are you ever overwhelmed with the amount of information online? Find out how to navigate the online world easily and safely. Perfect for younger children who are just started to use the internet. It comes with large colourful photos and clear concise information.

All reviews and photos credit to Amazon.com

High School Library

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Reach for the sky

Our High School library opened the mezzanine last Friday. This area is expected to be mainly used by our IB students so that they can sit at ease while working on individual studies or group projects in the computer or sitting area. However this area is open to all students who would like to take advantage of the study space’s wide-open view from the mezzanine. Some students have already expressed their pleasure of being able to rest in a quiet, open space. The library will soon  accommodate more non-fiction books in the mezzanine for IB research projects related to their Extended Essay and Theory of Knowledge. At the same time, the High School library would like to ask our school community to recommend some books for their research and reading. Please feel free to send a list of your recommended books to libraryhs@standrews.ac.th.

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New Arrivals

Over the summer break, many new books have arrived and are on display on top of each bookshelf and the “New Arrival” bookshelf. You can read the book reviews on Amazon.com and/or bookdepository.com in our library system, Destiny. Please scan the QR codes if you want to see detailed information about the books. We hope you will enjoy them!

 

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