Book Club

Are you looking for a book club based in Asia?  I just ran one as one of our activities in celebration of World Book Week.  This kind of activity is quite popular in UK based schools because it is easier if most publishers are your neighbors, right? But do not fret, we can now enjoy the same activity in Asia through this new online bookstore A Bookstore Asia

Normally, prices are in USD but you can request for the local currency to make it more inviting to parents.  What I like about it, just giving them 5 orders, you get all the books in the catalog we distributed for free. I actually received some of our free books.

Oh by the way, they will ship the books straight to your student's home address. 

Offering free shipping in Asia, this could be the new Amazon of Asia.

STORY TIME: Storyteller Visit

We are ecstatic to have international storyteller, Dr. Margaret Read Macdonald to visit our school for advance celebration for our upcoming World Book Week and World Read Aloud Day.

The children got thrilled to see the face behind the books that they've been borrowing from the library, come into real life.  It's just magical.

Take a look at one of her storytelling session with our Year 2s.

International Book Giving Day

This coming February, instead of giving chocolates and flowers, why not give a book to random people that you will meet on the road.

It's the International Book Giving Day and join the fun of spreading knowledge.

Last year, I left a couple of copies of the book " The Lost Story Project" by Marisa Chayavivatkul at a mall in random places.  I hope it reached the good hands to pay it forward by reading it and doing the same thing this year.

Anyways, here's the official poster of this year event. Feel free to print and display around your library.

Get involved and spread the love of giving with this cool ideas from Book Giving Day website.

STORY TIME: The Best Books To Read ALoud

I have compiled the books I've used and recommended by other librarians. 
So sad I cannot fit it all in one page. So, I will need to come up with part 2 of this compilation.  

My personal favourites are:

Green Eggs and Ham 

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Where The Wild Things Are

Guess How Much I Love You

The Rainbow Fish

Boy’s Contrite Note Over Torn Library Book Brings Cheers

This story made me laugh but touched by the sincerity of the boy and felt really sorry for what he have done.


A young reader is earning kudos after 'fessing up to the Toronto Public Library in a handwritten note that he inadvertently damaged a borrowed book when he fell asleep while reading.

“I am sorry that a page ripped when it fell out of my bunk when I fell asleep reading. It won’t happen again. I’m sorry. From Jackson,” read the note inside a card addressed to “Library.”

The library posted the note on its Facebook page Saturday and wrote that it had been found in the book drop at the Main Street branch.

The library told ABC News that it didn’t know Jackson’s age.
According to the CBC News, the note accompanied a torn comic book that had been repaired with tape.

More than 3,700 people had liked the post as of Tuesday evening.
“How precious! Yay for kids that still read a book before falling asleep!” commented one poster, while another added: “You're so honest Jackson! Keep it up. Falling asleep while reading happens to everyone. So don't worry. I know the library will understand. And your gesture to be apologetic and honest is the most important lesson here. Thanks for inspiring us old folks.”

Vickery Bowles, the library’s city librarian, told ABC News in a statement that the response to the letter has been heartwarming.

“It’s clear that many people around the world have also been touched by Jackson’s sweet note. I think Jackson has reminded us – young and old alike – about the joy of reading, especially a good bedtime story!” she wrote.
An undated photo from a young boy who sent a handwritten apology note to the Toronto Public Library after accidentally damaging a comic book from its collection in Toronto, Canada.