We welcome Paragon Asia for the very first time to our school! They will be here from Monday to Wednesday and sell the latest releases all age appropriate for our primary children. This is also a perfect opportunity to buy something for the holiday season. On Thursday and Friday we have invited Book Arena - a 2nd hand bookstore - to come and join us. So in other words, fantastic opportunities all around to buy some great books either for yourself, a friend or for your children!
We are still accepting donated books for our used-book sale. If you have any books, in a good condition, to donate, please drop them off at the Library and earn house points by doing so!
Books of the week
We received more than 100 new books last week!! Our “Books of the Week” gives you a very small preview.
Great for story-time (age 5+):
The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds
With a simple, witty story and free-spirited illustrations, Peter H. Reynolds entices even the stubbornly uncreative among us to make a mark -- and follow where it takes us. Her teacher smiled. "Just make a mark and see where it takes you." Art class is over, but Vashti is sitting glued to her chair in front of a blank piece of paper. The words of her teacher are a gentle invitation to express herself. But Vashti can’t draw - she’s no artist. To prove her point, Vashti jabs at a blank sheet of paper to make an unremarkable and angry mark. "There!" she says.
That one little dot marks the beginning of Vashti’s journey of surprise and self-discovery. That special moment is the core of Peter H. Reynolds’s delicate fable about the creative spirit in all of us.
For younger readers (age 7+):
Who gives a hoot? By Jacqueline Kelly
From Newbery Honor author Jacqueline Kelly comes Who Gives a Hoot?, the third title in her illustrated chapter book series for younger readers featuring the beloved characters from The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate.
Out in their boat exploring the San Marcos River, Callie and Granddaddy see all kinds of nature―fish, mockingbirds, ammonites, and more. But when Callie spots an owl in the water, she knows it's in trouble. With quick thinking and quick action, she and Granddaddy bring the bird aboard―but will they be able to save its life?
For older readers (age 9+):
Mr. Lemoncello's Great Library Race (Mr. Lemoncello's Library) by Chris Grabenstein
#1 New York Times bestselling author Chris Grabenstein is back with the third fantastically fun, puzzle-packed MR. LEMONCELLO adventure!
On your marks. Get set. Lemon, cello, GO!
Everyone’s favorite game maker, Mr. Lemoncello, is testing out his new FABULOUS FACT-FINDING FRENZY game! If Kyle can make it through the first round, he and the other lucky finalists will go on a great race—by bicycle, bookmobile, and even Mr. Lemoncello’s corporate banana jet!—to find fascinating facts about famous Americans. The first to bring their facts back to the library will win spectacular prizes! But when a few surprising “facts” surface about Mr. Lemoncello, it might be GO TO JAIL and LOSE A TURN all at once! Could Kyle’s hero be a fraud? It’s winner take all, so Kyle and the other kids will have to dig deep to find out the truth before the GAME is OVER for Mr. Lemoncello and his entire fantastic empire!
Filled with brand-new puzzles and games (including a hidden bonus puzzle!), this fast-paced read will have gamers and readers alike racing to the finish line because, like Mr. Lemoncello’s commercials say, IS IT FUN? . . . HELLO! IT’S A LEMONCELLO!
Guinness World Records 2018: Meet our Real-Life Superheroes
The record-breaking records annual is back and packed with more incredible accomplishments, stunts, cutting-edge science and amazing sporting achievements than ever before. With more than 3,000 new and updated records and 1,000 eye-popping photos, it has thousands of new stats and facts and dazzling new features.
There is so much to explore inside. Go on a whirlwind tour of the planet’s most amazing places, from the largest swamps to the deepest points on Earth. Find out what happens when you give an octopus a Rubik’s Cube, and why all you need to defend yourself from a crocodile is a rubber band! You’ll also find all your favorite records and categories such as Big Stuff, Collections, Mass Participation and Fun with Food, plus the year’s most significant sporting achievements.
All reviews and photos credit to Amazon.com
High School Library
This is a gentle reminder of book donations in High School. The High School library and the English Department would like to ask for your support. In order to make the 2nd floor in the Gold Building a quiet reading space, we would like to take this opportunity to ask you to donate any books that are no longer used by you or your family members at your home. Instead of using cellphones during break times and lunch times, our students will be able to read your donated books quietly. We welcome all kinds of books including fiction, non-fiction, graphic novels, and will make them become part of our new collection benefiting our students. We look forward to your kind donations. For further details of how to donate your books, please feel free to contact the High School Library at firstname.lastname@example.org
. Thank you for your donations in advance.