Nord Anglia Education
St Andrews Bangkok
22 April, 2019

Primary School Library: BBA winners announced

Primary School Library: BBA winners announced Votes have been counted and the winners of this year’s Bangkok Book Awards have been announced. Full details are below. We also welcome new Library monitors this term and our ever-popular “Books of the Week” section is here to help you find some great books for your young readers.

The votes have now been counted and tallied and we are delighted to be able to share with you this year’s winning titles. There were three clear category winners this year and, for the first time ever, a tie for the winning book in one of the categories.

So, without further ado here are the results for this year. Drum roll please…...:

Picture Books

‘Morris Mole’ with 36.6% of the vote (1,379 total)

Younger Readers

‘Bad Guys’ with 38% of the vote (632 total)

Junior Books – tied!

‘The Blue Bottle Mystery’ with 23.2% of the vote (487 total)

‘Kick’ with 23.2% of the vote (487 total)

You can see the full results here.

Many thanks to everyone for taking part in the BBA reading and voting this year – here’s to another greater selection of books for next year. Many of the children and teachers at St Andrews International School Bangkok agree with the choices especially ‘Morris Mole’ which has proved a firm favourite. All the books are available in the Library for you to borrow and keep reading!

The books for 2020 have now been shortlisted and include some great stories. We will be getting these in the Library as soon as we can in August/September so that you can start reading them right away.

A warm welcome to our newest Library Monitors

We are delighted to welcome seven new Library monitors for this final term of the current school year. Peace, Nana G, Rivaan, Diya, Raya, Aditi and Krit have received their training and are ready to start this week. Their reasons for wanting to help in the Library include:

“I want to be helpful and to have challenges.”

“I love to help other people find books.”

“I like reading.”

“I want to take care of the books.”

Our entire team looks forward to helping their friends and peers in the Library at break and lunch times.

New Library timetable for KS2 break and lunch times

We will be implementing a 'split' break/lunchtime timetable for KS2 (Years 3,4,5 and 6) in the Library after the Songkran holiday. This means that Years 3 & 5 and Years 4 & 6 will come together at either break OR lunchtime each day as per the timetable below. Our intention is to create a calm and pleasurable experience for everyone who wants to research, explore and read new books in the comfort of the Library. KS1 will remain unchanged at this time.

Key Stage 2





Year 3 & 5

Year 4 & 6


Year 4 & 6

Year 3 & 5


Year 3 & 5

Year 4 & 6


Year 4 & 6

Year 3 & 5


Year 3 & 5

Year 4 & 6

Reminder of our Library rules

This is a good time to remind everyone about the basic rules which we need to reinforce in order to maintain a welcoming yet learning-oriented atmosphere within our Library during the school day. We respectfully remind parents, nannies and helpers that you are welcome to visit the Library between 7.00 and 8.00 a.m. and between 2.30 and 4.00 p.m. The Library is a timetabled teaching space between 8:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. every day and we thank you for your understanding and support with providing the best possible learning experience for all the children.

  • Turn cell phones off or on vibrate mode and take any calls outside.

  • Walk while using the library.

  • Use quiet, indoor voices only please.

Books of the Week

Welcome back to Term 3. We hope you all had a wonderful Songkran holiday with your families. Our selection this week has a bit of an animal theme and features a range of interesting stories for all ages and reading levels and can be found on the counter in the Library. Enjoy your reading.


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