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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|

International Unicorn Day!

Celebrate International Unicorn Day 2020! On 9 April eighteen authors of unicorn books will be live streaming readings and demonstrations throughout the day. See the International Unicorn Day website for a schedule of events, links, activities, and ideas!

2020-04-08T07:43:27+00:00April 8th, 2020|

Bear Hunt!

No Easter Egg Hunt this year? How about a Bear Hunt instead??

Students and staff of St. George’s International School are invited to collaborate on publishing our very own ebook! Our book is inspired by We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury.

Submit to the librarian a photo of a teddy bear hiding in or around your house. Make sure you include your name and the location of the teddy bear! mbromo[at]stgeorges.ch

2020-04-02T12:43:01+00:00April 2nd, 2020|

Dad Jokes

Did you ever notice that Dads tell really corny jokes? Check out 10 classic “Dad Jokes” on the new library website page for Families (sgislibrary.ch/families).

Does your Dad tell goofy jokes? Submit one to the librarian, and we’ll publish it on the library website!

2020-03-31T09:24:16+00:00March 31st, 2020|
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