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Summer Reading

Please have a look at our Summer Reading Recommendations 2020 to inspire emerging readers to advanced readers of English, French, German, Spanish, or Russian. 

Titles in blue are available in the school library and may be borrowed during the academic year. Titles in purple have been added to the list in June 2020. Titles in red have been recommended by students.

Read what you like and like what you read: classics or comics, history or news, science or fantasy, digital or print…

Just keep reading!

2020-06-19T11:00:22+00:00June 19th, 2020|

Return Library Books!

All library books are due to be returned by Friday, 19 June. (Please do not wait until the last day of school!)

2020-06-17T06:17:16+00:00June 17th, 2020|

The Day Online News for Students

The St. George’s now has access to The Day, a news resource for students with daily articles on a wide range of current topics. Be sure to check out the translations of  articles into French, Spanish, German, Italian, and Polish!

IP authentication allows free access at school. For remote access, make sure you use the link in this post or from other library website pages.

2020-06-04T07:02:35+00:00June 4th, 2020|

Gale Schools Databases

St. George’s now has a subscription to the Gale Schools suite of databases, including Gale General Onefile, Gale Ebooks, Gale High School Edition, and Gale News. These databases may be used by then entire St. George’s community, but are best suited for senior school students. IP authentication provides free access at school. Use this password for remote access: stgeorges3579.

2020-06-04T06:52:49+00:00June 4th, 2020|

The Ickabog

J.K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter series, is releasing her latest book online. The Ickabog is now freely available to read! New chapters will be released every weekday from 26 May – 10 July. Readers aged 7-12 years old may submit drawings for a competition. Winners’ artwork will be featured in the book, which will be published in November.

2020-06-01T11:10:10+00:00May 27th, 2020|

Virtual Literary Festival

MyVLF is a virtual literary festival aimed at connecting authors and readers. Registration is free, and allows you to join discussions, listen to authors speak, and receive free access to ebooks.

2020-05-10T10:48:54+00:00May 10th, 2020|

Class of 2020

Former US President Barack Obama will address the graduates of 2020 in two separate online events, both of which will be video streamed live. “Graduate Together” airs on 16 May at 8 p.m. ET. “Dear Class of 2020” airs on 6 June at 12pm EST.

2020-05-08T11:32:32+00:00May 8th, 2020|

Return your library books!

If you are coming to school next week, please return all outstanding library books to the book trolley outside the library (main library) or the “Book Returns” box (chalet library). Families will not be fined for books that are returned late during Term 3.

2020-05-06T09:10:57+00:00May 6th, 2020|

More free ebooks on Covid 19

A new section on the Families page include links to free ebooks on Covid-19 in multiple languages. Books are sorted according to approximate maturity/reading level. This section will continue to be updated.

2020-04-30T13:37:56+00:00April 30th, 2020|

Free Netflix Documentaries

Netflix is offering free access to a selection of documentaries via its YouTube channel. These films are available to anyone: a Netflix account is not required!

2020-04-29T08:26:36+00:00April 29th, 2020|

Youth Poet Laureate’s Performance

Amanda Gorman, the U.S.’s inaugural youth poet laureate, offers words of inspiration to help get through this stressful time. Gorman performs one of her poems at the Los Angeles Central Public Library.

2020-04-27T16:20:33+00:00April 27th, 2020|

Book about COVID-19

My Hero is You, by Helen Patuck, is a free ebook for children about Covid-19. Sara misses seeing her friends at school, and feels lonely and scared at home. She flies around the world with a dragon, teaching people how to keep safe during the pandemic. The book will be translated into Arabic, Chinese French, Russian, and Spanish.

2020-04-22T07:02:06+00:00April 17th, 2020|
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