ES Library Giving Tree

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It’s that time of year again!

The ES Library are excited to partner with the Migrant Children’s Foundation again this year to provide migrant children access to high quality, new books.

Last year we provided 250 children with beautiful new books of their own to keep forever.

If you would like to participate in our annual Giving Tree, please come along to the ES Library and learn more.

“Founded in 2009 by Helen Boyle, MCF is a UK registered charity that operates as a non-profit social enterprise in Beijing, China. We work with disadvantaged schools in Beijing and the surrounding areas to provide healthcare and educational opportunities to the children who attend them. The organisation is staffed by a dedicated team of long-term volunteers who organise events, manage MCF’s education and health programs and maintain relationships with migrant schools.”

Full instructions on how to participate

ES Library Giving Tree

小学图书馆捐书活动

Donate new books to students aged 2-6 years old who are supported by the Migrant Children’s Foundation

请捐赠新书给(2-6岁)年龄段儿童:为流动儿童基金会所支持帮助的儿童

ENGLISH OR CHINESE CHILDREN’S BOOKS

英文或者中文书均可

2ND-17TH DECEMBER

起止时间:122-1217

Instructions

捐赠说明

1. Choose one or more tags from the ES Library Giving Tree

1. 请从捐赠树上选择一张或几张标有年龄的小标签

2. Buy a book for the age of child on the tag/s

2.请购买您选择的那个年龄段儿童适合的书

3. Wrap the book and attach the tag/s

3.请把您选择的年龄标签附在包装好的书上

4. Return the wrapped book to the Giving Tree

4.请把包装好的新书放到捐赠树区

Check!

请再检查一下!

1. Is the book appropriate for the age of child on the tag?

1.您购买的书适合您选择的年龄段儿童阅读吗?

2. Is the book wrapped?

2.新书是否已经被包装好了?

3. Does it have a tag on it?

3.是否把年龄标签附在包装好的书上了?

Library Giving Tree bilingual instructions

 

Grade 5 Recommended Reading

Looking for recommendations for a 5th grade reader?

Try these brilliant books!

These titles span many different reading levels and are ALL very, very popular in our library.

Remember, if a child loves a book, they will keep reading. Children who keep reading, get better at reading!

Honoring interest + offering choice = reading success!

Letters to the right of the author name are the call numbers.

Look for those letters on the spine of the book.

Words in brackets indicate the genre shelf the book will be in.

Fiction

Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan – F RIO (Fantasy)

Warriors series by Erin Hunter – F HUN (Fantasy)

The Unwanteds by Lisa McMann – F MCM (Fantasy)

Keeper of the Lost Cities by Shannon Messenger – F MES (Fantasy)

Land of Stories by Chris Colfer – F COL (Fantasy)

Gregor the Overlander by Susan Collins – F COL (Fantasy)

George by Alex Gino – F GIN (Realistic Fiction)

Lemonade War by Jacqueline Davies – F DAV (Realistic Fiction)

Anything written by Gordon Korman – F KOR (Adventure or Animals or Science Fiction)

Dork Diaries by Rachel Renee Russell – F RUS (Humor)

TinTin/丁丁 by Herge – 741.5 HER/GN HER/CH 741.5 HER

Bone series by Jeff Smith – 741.5 SMI/GN SMI

Amulet series by Kazu Kibuishi – GN KIB/741.5 KIB

Real Friends by Shannon Hale – GN HAL

Any books by Raina Telgemeier – GN TEL (especially “Ghosts” and “Drama”)

 

Popular Non-Fiction books

Numbers to the right of the title are the call numbers. Look for that number on the spine of the book.

Yellow stickers over the spine label indicate harder books.

Red/pink stickers over the spine label indicate easier books.

“Amazing But True”, Guinness Book of Records, and other list books – 031

Mythology – 292

Minecraft – 793 to 795

Biographies of soccer stars and basketballers – 921 followed by athlete name (example: 921 MES for Lionel Messi)

Second World War – 940.53

History books – 940s

Grade 4 Recommended Reading

Looking for recommendations for a 4th grade reader?

Try these brilliant books!

These titles span many different reading levels and are ALL very, very popular in our library.

Remember, if a child loves a book, they will keep reading. Children who keep reading, get better at reading!

Honoring interest + offering choice = reading success!

Letters to the right of the author name are the call numbers.

Look for those letters on the spine of the book.

Words in brackets indicate the genre shelf the book will be in.

 

FICTION

Harry Potter series by J.K Rowling – F ROW (Fantasy)

DogMan by Dav Pilkey – GN PIL/741.5 PIL

39 Story Treehouse by Andy Griffiths – F GRI (Humor)

Diary of Wimpy Kid by Greg Kinney – F KIN (Humor)

Dork Diaries by Rachel Renee Russell – F RUS (Humor)

Goosebumps by R.L. Stine – F STI (Scary)

Captain Underpants by Dav Pilkey – ECB PIL

Ricky Ricotta by Dav Pilkey – ECB PIL

Keeper of the Lost Cities by Shannon Messenger – F MES (Fantasy)

The Unwanteds by Lisa McMann – F MCM (Fantasy)

I Funny by James Patterson – F PAT (Humor)

My Weird School by Dan Gutman – F GUT (Humor)

Anything written by Gordon Korman – F KOR (Adventure or Animals or Science Fiction)

Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume – F BLU (Realistic Fiction)

Wings of Fire by Tui Sutherland – F SUT (Fantasy)

Any books written by Roald Dahl – F DAH (Fantasy or Adventure)

Puppy Place series by Ellen Miles – F MIL (Animals)

Popular Non-Fiction books

Numbers to the right of the title are the call numbers. Look for that number on the spine of the book.

Yellow stickers over the spine label indicate harder books.

Red/pink stickers over the spine label indicate easier books.

Anything about animals but especially sharks and big cats – 590s

Minecraft – 793 to 795

Space vehicles – 629

Outer space – 523

Lego Creative books – 688

Joke and riddle books – 818

“Amazing But True”, Guinness Book of Records, and other list books – 031

Biographies of athletes – 921 followed by athlete name (example: 921 MES for Lionel Messi)

 

3rd Grade Recommended Reading

Looking for recommendations for a 3rd grade reader?

Try these brilliant books!

These titles span many different reading levels but are ALL very, very popular in our library.

Remember, if a child loves a book, they will keep reading. Children who keep reading, get better at reading!

Honoring interest + offering choice = reading success!

Letters to the right of the author name are the call numbers.

Look for those letters on the spine of the book.

Words in brackets indicate the genre shelf the book will be in.

Fiction

Cupcake Diaries by Coco Simon – F SIM (Realistic Fiction)

Timmy Failure series by Stephan Pastits – F PAS (Humor)

Dragon Slayers’ Academy by Kate McMullen – F MCM (Fantasy)

Amelia series by Marissa Moss – F MOS (Realistic Fiction)

Goosebumps series by R.L Stine – F STI (Scary)

iHero series by Steve Skidmore and Steve Barlow – F BAR (Adventure)

Notebook of Doom by Troy Cummings – ECB CUM

Dragon Masters by Tracey West – ECB WES

Owl Diaries by Rebecca Elliott – ECB ELL

Press Start! series by Thomas Flintham – ECB FLI

Anything by Raina Telgemeier – GN TEL

Geronimo Stilton series – GN STI or ECB STI

Squish series by Matt Holm – GN HOL

BabyMouse series by Matt Holm – GN HOL

Popular Non-Fiction books

Numbers to the right of the title are the call numbers. Look for that number on the spine of the book.

Yellow stickers over the spine label indicate harder books.

Red/pink stickers over the spine label indicate easier books.

Minecraft – 793 to 795

Animals – 590s

Rocks and minerals – 549

Lego Creative books – 688

Joke and riddle books – 818

“Amazing But True” and other list books – 031

Max Atiom science series – 741.5 MAX

 

Graphic Novels: Boosting Reading Achievement

This absolutely phenomenal list of websites dedicated to the importance of graphic novels has been taken from Pernille Ripp’s blog post: Why Graphic Novel’s Belong In All Our Libraries.

Take the time to explore the latest amazing research around reading and using graphic novels in the classroom and as pleasure reading.

Is a Picture Worth a Thousand Words? Determining the Criteria for Graphic Novels with Literary Merit

NCTE Diversity in Graphic Novels

Exploring Literary Devices in Graphic Novels

A Printable Educator’s Guide to Graphic Novels 

Ted Talk:  Jarret J. Krosoczka How a Boy Became an Artist 

Raising a Reader

Graphic Novels in the Classroom by Gene Luen Yang

Why Comics Belong in the Classroom – Gene Luen Yang TedX

A Place on the BookShelf for Graphic Novels by Jarret J Krosoczka

The Research Behind Graphic Novels and Young Learners

Comics Used for Therapy Database

Facebook group for teachers using comics

Dr. Debbie Reese’s Resource for Graphic Novels by Native Writers

Research: Graphic Novels in the Secondary Classroom and School Libraries

The Power of Manga, Comics, and Graphic Novel Through the Lens of AASL Standards

CBLDF Panel Power

Diversity in Graphic Novels via NCTE – fantastic compilation of links, sites, and resources
Graphic Novels to Keep by Dr. Laura Jimenez (Thank you also to Dr. Jimenez for the continued push to highlight more diverse titles)
Equally as important – Graphic Novels to Toss by Dr. Laura Jimenez (in fact, her whole blog is focused on critical work)

Professional Titles:
The Graphic Novel Classroom: Powerful Teaching & Learning with Images by Maureen Bakis

Class, Please Open Your Comics: Essays on Teaching with Graphic Narratives by Matthew L. Miller

Graphic Novels and Comics in the Classroom: Essays on the Educational Power of Sequential Art by Carrye Kay Syma

Understanding Comics:  The Invisible Art by Scott McCloud

Book Week Event: Visiting Author Bill Cotter

Don’t push the button!

We are so excited to welcome renowned picture book creator, Bill Cotter, to ISB as our LES visiting author during Book Week.

“In past lives Bill Cotter has been a gallant knight, a mean ol’ bear, a ninja with a secret, a slug, a majestic eagle, then a slug again. Now he is a renowned children’s book author and illustrator. When he isn’t drawing pictures, Bill enjoys playing the piano, looking for hidden treasure, walking on the moon, and riding unicorns across the rings of Saturn. His hope is to spread humor, art, and love throughout the universe.”

Come to the ES Library and see the amazing artwork that Bill’s books have inspired!

Book Week Event: Obido Book Fair

Who can resist the lure of a brand new book?

Obido book sellers will be in the Lower Gallery on Thursday and Friday of Book Week (25/26th April).

Students will be taken to the Book Fair by their teachers. Community members are welcome to visit the Book Fair at any time between 8am – 4:30pm each day.

The average cost of a book is 80RMB.

We encourage families to also browse with their children.

 

Book Week Event: Book Character Parade

Our final and most exciting event of Book Week is our Book Character Parade.

Do you have a literary character that you just LOVE?

Would you relish the chance to dress up as them for one day?

Well, now is your chance to impress the school community with your costume making creativity!

On Friday 26th April, at 8:25am, ES students and staff  will parade around Gym 1, flaunting their amazing, home made costumes for all to see.

Please bring along the book that your character is from.

We warmly welcome all families to watch the parade!

Home made costumes are strongly preferred.

To ensure feelings of safety for our students, no weapons or overtly scary costumes are allowed.

Here is some costume inspiration: Costume ideas (pdf)

Websites with ideas:

70+ Perfect Book Character Costume Ideas that Kids Cannot Resist

https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/holidays/halloween-ideas/g22127013/book-character-costumes/

Book Character Day: Great Ideas for Teacher Costumes

80 Favorite Book Character Costumes

Book Week 2019

The first annual school wide, ISB Book Week will be April 22-26th!

Reading for *both* pleasure and to gain reading mastery is extremely important in creating a culture of reading in school as well as at home. It is often easier to focus narrowly on skill based reading as it is measurable to assess progress. However, the latest educational research all points to the fact that readers who have choice over reading material and who find great pleasure in reading learn to read faster!

Therefore, Book Week is going to be full of exciting activities designed to promote reading as a pleasurable and fun experience for all the family.

Here is a snapshot of what will be a fabulous week…

  • LES Visiting Author – Bill Cotter
  • Book Character Costume Parade (26th April)
  • Read Alouds during all break times each day
  • Obido Book Fair (25/26th April)
  • Book Swap – bring in gently used books and swap them for “new to you” books
  • Reading Quotes Wall – write your favourite reading quote on the wall!
  • Continuous Reading Chair – witness faculty being reading role models!
  • Favorite Books Gallery – what does the ISB community love to read?
  • “This Book Changed My Life” video shoot
  • …and many more engaging activities to get students excited about reading!

Book Week Event: Mother Tongue Read Aloud

“Children are made readers of the laps of their parents.” Emile Buchwald

Parents, older siblings, teachers, ayis, grandparents, friends – every person who reads to a child helps to push that child’s reading to new heights.

This Book Week, we are encouraging all adults in the ISB community to come along and read their favourite picture book to ES students in the ES playground during morning recess. 

We welcome read alouds in any language as we all love a good story, whether it is read in our first language or third!

ISB staff, please sign up for a story slot here.

ISB parents, please email Ms. Bec to participate: rtaylor@isb.bj.edu.cn