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Library: 27 March 2017

27 March 2017

We can now savor the sweet memories of Book Week, which came and went seemingly in a flash. Let’s look back at the many highlights… As always, we have some great book recommendations for you.

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Primary Book Week!!

What a fantastic week!! The library was buzzing with many of you enjoying our activities! We have definitely increased our Roald Dahl fans, especially after watching the very popular The BFG movie, based on the author’s book.

We will allocate all of your house points next week if you participated with any of our competitions, including our ‘Design our Book Week T-shirt’ competition. Please feel free to collect your drawing this Friday if you wish to do so.

A BIG thank you to everyone who donated and bought books from our used book-sale! We’ve raised THB13,000!!! All of the proceedings will go to the orphanage Baan Luuk Rak in Khon Kaen to contribute to the build of their new playground.

And now...which house has donated the most books??

Well done to KAREN!! You’ve donated 261 books and win 50 house points!! Closely followed by LAHU who win 40 house points by donating 197 books, 3rd place goes to AKHA with 30 house points (109 donated books) and finally YAO who donated 106 books and win 20 house points.

Books of the Week

Early Years: The Diggers

By: Margaret Wise Brown

Diggers

Animals and machines dig a journey of discovery in this hidden treasure from Margaret Wise Brown, author of the children’s classics Goodnight Moon and Runaway Bunny.

Primary Fiction (10+): Greenglass House

By: Kate Milford

GreenGlass

It’s wintertime at Greenglass House. The creaky smuggler’s inn is always quiet during this season, and twelve-year-old Milo, the innkeepers’ adopted son, plans to spend his holidays relaxing. But on the first icy night of vacation, out of nowhere, the guest bell rings. Then rings again. And again. Soon Milo’s home is bursting with odd, secretive guests, each one bearing a strange story that is somehow connected to the rambling old house. As objects go missing and tempers flare, Milo and Meddy, the cook’s daughter, must decipher clues and untangle the web of deepening mysteries to discover the truth about Greenglass House—and themselves.

Primary Non-Fiction: Eye Wonder: Cars
By: DK Publishing

Cars

From the thrills and spills of NASCAR to seeing cars of the past, concept cars, and fuels of the future, Eye Wonder: Cars, a new addition to the series, is perfect for young readers interested in automobiles and vehicles.
A precursor to DK's award-winning Eyewitness series, Eye Wonder was specially developed for children aged five plus, featuring astonishing photography exhibiting subjects within their natural setting, offering a whole new level of information through powerful images. The vocabulary is accessible to young readers, with the meanings of new, subject-related words clearly explained.
Reissued with a new jacket and eight new pages of mazes, look-and-finds, quizzes, and interactive activities, the new generation of Eye Wonder will capture readers' imaginations and give them a reason to delve even deeper into each book.

High School Fiction (12+): The Book Thief

By: Markus Zusak

Book Thief

The extraordinary #1 New York Times bestseller that is now a major motion picture, Markus Zusak's unforgettable story is about the ability of books to feed the soul. It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still. Liesel Meminger is a foster girl living outside of Munich, who scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement. In superbly crafted writing that burns with intensity, award-winning author Markus Zusak, author of I Am the Messenger (also in the library), has given us one of the most enduring stories of our time

Book cover and review source: Amazon.com
 
 

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