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Library: Creating new and unusual spaces

Makerspace workstations will be in the St Andrews International School Bangkok's Primary Library every Wednesday for Y4 & Y5...From Monday 27th November until Friday 1st December we will host our quarterly new and used Book Fair...Primary Books of the Week selections for you to enjoy...Get ready for High School Book Week!

Primary School Library

Last Wednesday Mr Jose (Year 5 teacher & KS2 Technology Coordinator) and the library team organised the very first Makerspace session in the library! It proved to be a great success!

What is a Makerspace? A Makerspace is a collaborative learning space where children can develop their digital information, technological and creativity skills in a hands-on environment.

We had lots of work stations, such as Makey Makey, Lego, Dash and Dot, Mindfulness Drawing and Digital Book Reviews.

It's currently running every Wednesday lunchtime for Year 4 and Year 5 children. We are hoping to expand it in the near future to all KS2 children and on a more frequent basis.

Book Fair

From Monday 27th November until Friday 1st December we will host our quarterly new- and used Book Fair. We welcome Paragon Asia for the very first time to our school! They will be here from Monday to Wednesday and will 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 second-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

Great for story-time (age 3+):
Piglet and Papa by Margaret Wild
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For all children who have wondered what their parents are thinking, this warmly illustrated book is perfect for bedtime and story hour. Piglet feels a little insecure—she has upset her papa. Does that mean he no longer loves her? Horse, Sheep, Donkey, Duck, and Dog all tell her that they love her—but they know someone who loves her a million times more! Who can it be? In this affectionate barnyard tale, Piglet’s loving relationship with her papa will comfort every child who has ever been naughty to get attention.


For younger readers (age 6+):
Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam: Up, Up and Away!
By Tracey Corderoy
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Three more stories of bravery and derring-do from our favourite baker boys! The much-loved picture book pair of pooches continue their adventures in a two-colour fiction format, ideal for children growing in confidence as readers and beginning to read alone.In the title story, Shifty and Sam lead the way in a wacky race that has been sabotaged by the one and only Red Rocket! But they soon thwart his dastardly ways and the rightful winner takes home the prize. When a mysterious parcel is delivered to the cafe, both Shifty and Sam claim ownership. A rift grows between the boys until a small knight rides to the rescue. Rich old Lady Poshington is staying at the fanciest hotel in town, just as a spate of burglaries takes place. Can Shifty and Sam go undercover to catch the thief?Brilliant stories hilariously told by Tracey Corderoy and beautifully brought to life by Steven Lenton's illustrations.


For older readers (age 9+):
The War I Finally Won
by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
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Her triumphant World War II journey continues in this sequel to the Newbery Honor–winning The War that Saved My Life.

When Ada’s clubfoot is surgically fixed at last, she knows for certain that she’s not what her mother said she was—damaged, deranged, crippled mentally as well as physically. She’s not a daughter anymore, either. Who is she now? World War II rages on, and Ada and her brother, Jamie, move with their guardian, Susan, into a cottage with the iron-faced Lady Thorton and her daughter, Maggie. Life in the crowded home is tense. Then Ruth moves in. Ruth, a Jewish girl, from Germany. A German? Could Ruth be a spy? As the fallout from war intensifies, calamity creeps closer, and life during wartime grows even more complicated. Who will Ada decide to be? How can she keep fighting? And who will she struggle to save?

Ada’s first story, The War that Saved My Life, was a #1 New York Times bestseller and won a Newbery Honor, the Schneider Family Book Award, and the Josette Frank Award, in addition to appearing on multiple best-of-the-year lists. This second masterwork of historical fiction continues Ada's journey of family, faith, and identity, showing us that real freedom is not just the ability to choose, but the courage to make the right choice.


The Cities Books
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Do you know where in the world you can buy drinkable gold; why an 'elephant's foot' is one of the most dangerous objects in the world; or where you might have to swim to school? Discover the answers to these questions and loads more mindblowing facts in The Cities Book, where readers aged 8+ are taken on an incredible world tour through 86 of the world's greatest cities.

Sister title to the bestselling The Travel Book, every page is packed with facts on city living, and gives kids a flavour of what it's like to grow up in each place featured. From food and festivals, to awesome architecture and amazing history - there's something for everyone. A mix of wow photography, beautiful illustrations and hand drawn maps bring each page to life. It's the perfect gift for curious kids everywhere.

All reviews and photos credit to Amazon.com


High School Library

Book Week Activities in the HS Library

High School Book Week is just around the corner. High School library staff have been working with teachers and students across campus to plan some exciting activities. This year, Book Week will run from Monday, 27 November to Friday, 1 December 2017. During this event, there will be a wide variety of activities going on in the library, so please keep an eye out for posters around school so you can stay up-to-date.

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However, right NOW you can now participate in our “Get Caught Reading” event, which is a contest for reading in strange places. Entries are open to everyone in school. Please submit a photo of yourself reading in strange places and send it to libraryhs@standrews.ac.th for a chance to be in the top three winners and earn 1 house point. Last call for entries will be 12 PM on 30 November 2017, with winners being announced on 1 December 2017.

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Should you have any questions/suggestions about High School Book Week, please feel free to contact the High School library at libraryhs@standrews.ac.th.

Book Donations

The High School Library and the English Department need your help. Our goal is to make the 2nd floor of the Gold Building to be a quiet reading space, and to help achieve this, we would like to you to donate any books that you no longer need. We welcome all kinds of books including fiction, non-fiction, and graphic novels. Your donations will help to build our new collection of reading materials. For further details of how to donate your books, please feel free to contact the High School Library at libraryhs@standrews.ac.th. Thank you in advance for your generosity and support in this cause.