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We had a guest speaker from Salmon Publisher who published many non-fiction books.Mr Nutthapong Chaiwanitphon spoke with passion and experience, sharing valuable insights into the world of writing. Mr. Nut has shared his inspiration of writing and students enjoyed listening and asking him a lot of questions. Thank you Mr Nut!
September is finally here, and everyone’s back to school with a groove! After the very informative coffee mornings, it is my pleasure to introduce this month’s reading opportunities and celebrations for reading.
Already I can hear some students groan… “finally here”? they say! More like “it’s upon us! RUN! Hide!”
But don’t worry! Your library and librarians have lots of new things to teach you! And our favorite online apps TumbleBooks and Kids A-Z are here to help! We’re here to highlight some of our favorite book titles that coincide with holidays, events, remembrances, and favorite birthdays in September.
We’re all over the map this month. From International Day of Peace on the 21st to International Dot day on the 13th to Talk Like a Pirate Day on the 19th… there’s something for everyone!
I recently visited the Big Bad Wolf Book Sale at Impact Arena, and it was excellent! There was a huge range of books to choose from, but there’s only so much one man can carry, so I came back with around 60 new books and graphic novels for you guys to enjoy.
The books have all been added to the library system and are ready to be borrowed, so come along and pick one up from the NEW BOOKS shelf right near the entrance to the Secondary School Library!
Ben C. (aka Ben the Librarian)
In addition to our online resources, like TumbleBooks, Kids A-Z, IXL and Khan Academy, I am very excited to share PBSLearning’s
It is an interactive, skills targeted website with oodles and oodles of reading practice materials that are engaging and fun to use!
Summer is finally here!! Many students are still counting down the days until they too can exchange desks for bicycles, and homework for hobbies, and say goodbye to their classrooms until the new school year begins!
But that does NOT mean they have to say goodbye to TumbleBooks as well! As we are a TumbleBook subscriber, you can enjoy TumbleBooks all year-round, from any device!
As you may have heard, TumbleBooks has a brand new App! You can install it on most Apple and Android phones and tablets! Just search “TumbleBooks” in the iTunes App Store, or Google Play!
The app was designed to help subscribers access the collection at the click of a button! All you need is an internet connection. So after you log in the first time, the information will be saved on your device for a LOOONG time! Plus, the TumbleBookLibrary you see through the App is the EXACT same as the TBL you see if you had logged in through a browser on your phone or tablet.
As you can see, June is a busy month for interesting holidays, observances, and famous birthdays! We hope this newsletter inspires you to pick up a new book, or revisit an old favorite. Have a warm, safe, and happy June… Let the SUMMER BEGIN!
Apart from that nightly bedtime story, what else can you do to make sure your child gets off to a good start, gains independence and enjoys reading? There are lots of simple things you can do at home to help. Take a look at these top tips and try out some of the ideas to see what works well in your home. Why not start by listening to Julia Donaldson’s top tips for reading with your child?
We love reading, but how can we make sure that everyone loves reading?
We hope to inspire future readers by modeling positive reading postures and habits.
Here are the links to Oxfrod Owl’s wonderful site: