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Library: Book orders and Breathing Space

The waiting game begins as our Scholastic book orders are processed. Our High School Library trials the Breathing Space policy.

Primary School Library

Scholastic Book Club

Thank you to those of you who have placed your book order with Scholastic. You earned our school lots of rewards, which will go towards classroom resources! So a BIG thank you!

The book order has now closed and Scholastic will start processing the orders this week. We are anticipating delivery to our school in approximately two weeks time and will distribute the books to the children accordingly.

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Books of the week

Great for story-time:
The Book with No Pictures by B.J. Novak

A #1 New York Times bestseller, this innovative and wildly funny read-aloud by award-winning humorist/actor B.J. Novak will turn any reader into a comedian.

You might think a book with no pictures seems boring and serious. Except . . . here’s how books work. Everything written on the page has to be said by the person reading it aloud. Even if the words say . . .

BLORK. Or BLUURF.

Even if the words are a preposterous song about eating ants for breakfast, or just a list of astonishingly goofy sounds like BLAGGITY BLAGGITY and GLIBBITY GLOBBITY.

Cleverly irreverent and irresistibly silly, The Book with No Pictures is one that kids will beg to hear again and again. (And parents will be happy to oblige.)

For younger readers (age 8+):
The Curious Cat Spy Club by Linda Joy Singleton

Kelsey helps catch a runaway zorse (horse + zebra) with the help of the nicest and most popular girl in school, Becca. The two are walking home when they happen upon a litter of kittens trapped in a dumpster and Leo is the only person around who can help get them out. The three unlikely friends decide to work together to help solve animal crimes with their secret club.

For older readers (age 9+):
An Eagle in the Snow by Michael Morpurgo

England, 1940. Barney’s home has been destroyed by bombing, and he and his mother are traveling to the countryside when German planes attack. Their train is forced to take shelter in a tunnel and there, in the darkness, a stranger― a fellow passenger―begins to tell them a story about two young soldiers who came face to face in the previous war. One British, one German. Both lived, but the British soldier was haunted by the encounter once he realized who the German was: the young Adolf Hitler.

The British soldier made a moral decision. Was it the right one? Readers can ponder that difficult question for themselves with Michael Morpurgo's latest middle-grade novel An Eagle in the Snow.

Non-Fiction
Science Encyclopedia: Atom Smashing, Food Chemistry, Animals, Space, and More! (Encyclopaedia) by National Geographic Kids

Food chemistry, atom crashing, wave power, food chemistry, and robots! These are just a few of the topics covered in this fantastic new science encyclopedia, which presents a comprehensive overview of physical and life sciences from A to Z. Super smart and kid-friendly, it’s packed with full-color photographs, weird but true facts, amazing statistics, do-it-yourself experiments, plus profiles of scientists and National Geographic's explorers who rock the world of science. Keep up with the changes happening all around us with this stellar science reference book.

All reviews and photos credit to Amazon.com

High School Library

Breathing Space Policy

The High School library would like to remind students of the “Breathing Space” policy which asks all students to keep their phones in their lockers between the beginning of Registration, at 7:45, and the end of lessons, at 2:30, each day. We fully support school efforts of working out how we can all best work together to ensure that our students can learn to use ICT appropriately, but not allow this to detract from our “safe, happy, supportive” environment in the library.

Books of the Week

As always, you can read the book reviews on Amazon.com, bookdepository.com, or in our library system Destiny. Please scan the following QR codes if you would like to see the detailed information of this week's book recommendations. We hope you will enjoy them!

 

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