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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|

Families page

Families (sgislibrary.ch/families) is a new page on the St. George’s library website. It contains useful resources to help parents keep their children engaged, intellectually stimulated, and healthy during the school closure. Hyperlinks lead to freely available interesting, educational, and age-appropriate internet resources.

2020-03-31T08:39:37+00:00March 27th, 2020|

Copyright and Fair Use

Check out the new page on the SGIS library website about Copyright and Fair Use (sgislibrary.ch/research/copyright). It’s a good idea for teachers and students to have a basic understanding of these principles, especially during distance learning.

2020-03-31T08:35:46+00:00March 24th, 2020|

Tumble Books

As of today, all TumbleBooks ebooks and audio books are freely accessible to our school library until 31 August 2020! For SGIS login details, please see the communication to parents on 20 March, or contact the school librarian.

TumbleBookLibrary (www.TumbleBookLibrary.com): Junior School ebooks

TumbleMath (www.TumbleMath.com): Junior School math ebooks

TeenBookCloud (www.TeenBookCloud.com): Middle and Senior School ebooks

AudioBookCloud (www.AudioBookCloud.com): Audio books for teens & adults

2020-03-31T07:50:37+00:00March 20th, 2020|

Epic Digital Library

Epic (www.getepic.com), an online digital library for children up to age 12, is now offering our students free remote access at any time of the day, evening, or weekend from now until the end of June!

Epic offers 25,000 high-quality children’s books, audio books, learning videos, quizzes, and more. In addition to English materials, Epic also includes a selection of French, Spanish, and Chinese e-books. Epic is accessible on smartphones, tablets, or computers. (E-readers are no longer supported by Epic.)

Students in FS1 – Years 8 have Epic accounts at school. If you would like to free access to your child’s school account, please contact your teacher, tutor, or librarian. Using the “Students and Educators” login, enter the class code given to you by your teacher. Epic is available on laptops and tablets with internet connectivity. (E-readers are no longer supported.)

2020-03-31T07:39:21+00:00March 18th, 2020|

Keep Reading!

Don’t forget to access our excellent online resources while you’re studying at home! Links to Encyclopaedia Britannica School, Questia School, JSTOR (London Library), and Destiny Discover are on this page! Also, the Epic children’s digital library is available free of charge from Monday-Friday, 8h-16h, local time. (Email the school librarian if you need login details.) For advice on what to read, please click on our Summer Reading Recommendations 2019 on this page.

2020-03-16T08:21:14+00:00March 16th, 2020|

Business & Economics

Check out this week’s recommendations based on the theme “Business & Economics”:

Senior: Fortune Makers: The leaders creating China’s great global companies; A History of the United States in Five Crashes; Fifty Things that Made the Modern Economy; The Business Book; The Upstarts; Fairness, Responsibility, and Welfare

Middle: Managing Your Money; Poverty and Economic Inequality; The Houses We Build; The Food We Eat; Show Me the Money; Manchester United: The story behind the iconic business

Junior: Inflation, Deflation, and Unemployment; The Industrial Revolution; Fair Trade and You; The Stuff We Buy; Bake Sale; YouTube Channel

2020-03-06T14:39:57+00:00March 6th, 2020|

Health & Well-being

Check out this week’s recommendations based on the theme “Health & Well-being”:

Senior: Blame My Brain; Toxic Masculinity; Reproductive Rights; Are Graphic Music Lyrics Harmful?; The Effectiveness of Alternative Medicine; Teens: Cutting and Self-Injury

Middle: Positively Teen; Anorexia and Bulimia: Dangerous Eating Disorders; Drug Addiction and Substance Use Disorders; Sleep Disorders: What Keeps People Up at Night?; The Tween Book: A Growing-up Guide for the Changing You; Left Brain vs. Right Brain

Junior: What to Do When You Worry Too Much; A Journey Through the Digestive System with Max Axiom; What to Do When Your Temper Flares; Let’s Talk About Where Babies Come From; Human Body; Dealing With Bullying

2020-02-28T14:23:21+00:00February 28th, 2020|
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