Back to school means back to the library! We are excited to see all the students again and hear about their (reading) adventures this week.
Recently, I was reccomended a YA (Young Adult) novel titled The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise by Dan Gemeinhart. The way she talked about this book, I knew I had to read it! And I did… it was one of the best I have read in a long time. Full of emotion, but never overly dramatic. You’re living through happy and sad time with the characters, with their thoughts, ideas and decision making proccesses.The same colleague also recommended another book to me: Educated by Tara Westover (a memoir). Which, as it turns out, many of our staff members have read. I am only one third in, but it’s already worth my time. It is a heart wrenching account of someone who grew up not going to school, and her journey into the educational system. As well as many other things! Ah, I could talk about it for some time, but that’s not my point. My point is, often books that are recommended to you by someone (someone who knows you fairly well), are often the books you enjoy the most! (So thank you, Susan!).
This connects to our Learner Profile attribute this week: we will be practicing being effective communicators. We will focus on recommending each other books we have read, and our friends might enjoy. It can be books we have in the library, or titles we have at home. The idea is to inspire each other to read something new, something different!
Our displays this week will promote our anthology books and survival stories. Anthologies are books with a collection of stories in it. Sometimes these stories are organized by a theme (pirates, bed time, adventure). Perfect if you would like to try something new, or if you are interested in reading stories with a different voice, pacing, characters, etc. Our titles with survival stories are exciting, interesting stories and give us a great insight into someone else’s perspective.
We have new dates for our Board Games afternoons (please note that there are some changes to previously announced dates):
Yvonne will be at our school with Usborne Books on March 11th. If you would like to pre-order books, please email her directly: email@example.com. Browse the catalog here: https://org.usbornebooksathome.co.uk/ykenglishbooks/ The latest day to pre-order is Monday, February 24th.
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