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Learning in the Library Blog: 

Welcome to Term 3

Published Wednesday, April 24, 2013.
Last updated: Friday, May 03, 2013

Welcome Back Everyone

I hope that you had the chance to do some great reading over the holidays. Do share with us on the blog which books you have enjoyed. We have started the term of celebrating by giving out our awards for the winners of the 'Guess Who is Reading?' Competition. There have been lots of entries from all the year groups; if you haven't seen the photos yet have a look as you walk past the libraries. In the library we are all looking forward to a great term ahead. We'd like to wish  good luck to Year 11 and 13 for their final exams.

Ms Sal


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Alan Gibbons and Bangkok Book Awards.

Published Tuesday, April 02, 2013.
Last updated: Wednesday, April 03, 2013

What an exciting week we have had in the library. Firstly we are delighted to announce the winning titles of the Bangkok Book Awards.

After a total of 1,205 votes, here are the winners! 

Picture book Award

Winner - The Umbrella Queen by Shirim Yim Bridges (380 votes)

Highly commended - Hush by Minfong Ho (221 votes)

Junior Book Award

Winner - Tua and the Elephant by RP Harris (113 votes)

Highly commended - The White Elephant by Sid Fleischman (100 votes)

Teen Book Award

Winner - Behind the Painting by Siburapha (49 votes)

Highly commended - Escaping the Tiger by Laura Manivong (42 votes

Thanks to everyone who voted. This is what winning author Randal Harris had to say about being voted the winner of the Junior Book Award.

 “I'm thrilled, honoured and proud to have won the Bangkok Book Award. And I intend to brag about it to all my friends. Being selected by the readers is a great honour. Thank you so much.”

As if concluding the Bangkok Book Awards hasn’t been excitement enough enough, we have also had Blue Peter Award winning author Alan Gibbons, in school working with our students. Our children have absolutely loved listening to Alan speak. His charm, humour and wit has left them hungry to read his books. Alan has spoke warmly of many of our favourite authors, including previous visiting authors, Linda Newbery and Bali Rai. Children of all ages have loved listening to his inspiring stories, learning tips about creative writing and have left his sessions with a great desire to read and an understanding that there is definitely something out there for everyone to enjoy. We could ask for nothing more!  

All in all, with our wonderful visit from story teller Clive Pig, great work from our student junior librarians, World Book Day and wonderful reading initiatives and competitions we feel we have had a great term. It is time to have a well earned rest over the Songkran holidays – with a book of course!

Happy Reading!

Ms Sal

Head of Libraries.

 

 


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Great Feedback for our Libraries in Bangkok

Published Tuesday, March 26, 2013.
Last updated: Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Hi

A reminder that this Friday is the last day for voting for the Bangkok Book Awards. We have been thrilled that so many Patana students have taken the time to read and enjoy the books and vote and make a comment. Great job!

It is always nice when other people are complimentary about us too, so I thought I'd post this link, so you can see what this blogger feels about our creation of the Bangkok Book Awards. As you will see, it is very pleasing!

http://asiantheheart.blogspot.com/

Enjoy voting. Remember Alan Gibbons will be visiting next week so borrow or buy his books if you can. Also enjoy the photos of World Book Day posted outside both libraries.

Happy Reading!

Ms Sal


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Red Nose Day

Published Friday, March 15, 2013.
Last updated: Friday, March 15, 2013

Hi

Thanks to everyone for supporting World Book Day last week. It was very kind. We are all set to enjoy a different kind of fun today and are looking forward to the Red Nose Day celebrations. In both Secondary and Primary the range of charities and causes being investigated and having funds raised for them is impressive. Thanks to everyone involved.

On another, more specifically library note, we are very excited about Alan Gibbon's upcoming visit at the beginning of April. He will be working across all age groups. Alan has written a mountain of books in many genres. So far I have read fourteen of them and the diversity of style, content and message is amazing!

Alan's books will be on sale in the library soon. If you are a student who has to OWN the book rather than borrow from the library do pop by and invest in one or two titles. I am sure you will enjoy reading them. Alan's books range between 330 baht and 400 baht.

Happy Reading!

Ms Sal

The Library Staff are getting in the spirit of Red Nose Day Fun!

 

 

 


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Clive Pig going down a Storm!

Published Tuesday, March 05, 2013.
Last updated: Tuesday, March 05, 2013

We are now into the second day of our visit from storyteller Clive Pig. We had heard he would be good and he has certainly lived up to expectations! He is fantastic! Year 1 and 2 have been mesmorized by Clive's stories yesterday and today Year 7 came out of their session beaming. Clive is telling different stories to every single group of students so do share his stories and develop the wonderful oral traditiion of story telling!

Hopefully parents will all know about our special session for them on Thursday morning at 8.00 n the black box.  A fabulous way to celebrate World Book Day. Hope to see you all there.

 

 


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