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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|

Once Upon a Crime

Check out this week’s recommendations based on the theme “Once Upon a Crime”:

Senior: D.O.G.S.; Murder on the Orient Express; Crime and Punishment; Incarceration of Minors; Crime, Punishment and Protest; Incarceration: Punishment or Rehabilitation?

Middle: First Class Murder; Framed; The Medusa Plot; Illegal; The Death Penalty; Cruel Crime and Painful Punishment

Junior: Gangsta Granny; The Mystery of the Invisible Thief; The Mysterious Cheese Thief; The Dark Web: The Covert World of Cybercrime; Investigating a Car Crash; Forensics

2020-02-21T11:43:58+00:00February 21st, 2020|

Math & Technology

Check out this week’s recommendations based on the theme “Math & Technology”:

Senior: Professor Povey’s Perplexing Problems; Slicing Pizzas, Racing Turtles, and Further Adventures in Applied Mathematics; College Mathematics Through Baseball; Learn to Program with Scratch; Data Mining; Artificial Intelligence: Building Smarter Machines

Middle: Code Like a Girl; The Dark Web: The Covert World of Cybercrime; Digital Data Security; Piracy from the High Seas to the Digital Age; Computer Coding for Kids; The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl

Junior: If… A Mind-Bending Way of Looking at Big Ideas & Numbers; Bio-Inspired Transportation and Communication; Bionic Bodies: High-tech Body Science; Artificial Intelligence; Jack and the Geniuses: At the Bottom of the World; Codes and Codebreaking

2020-02-07T12:35:59+00:00February 7th, 2020|

Sweet Reads

Check out this week’s recommendations based on the theme “Sweet Reads”:

Senior: Lovely War; Pride; Love, Simon; Field Notes on Love; Ethel & Ernest; Hidden Surprise Cakes

Middle: Puppy Love; Love Lessons; Notes from a Totally Lame Vampire; Cherry Crush; The Truth Behind Soft Drinks; Eat This! How Fast Food Marketing Gets You to Buy Junk (and how to fight back)

Junior: The Chocolate Chase; Love Stinks; Saving Winslow; Love and Chicken Nuggets; Madame Pamplemousse and the Enchanted Sweet Shop; Cookbook for Girls

2020-01-31T11:44:26+00:00January 31st, 2020|

Art Attack

Check out this week’s recommendations based on the theme “Art Attack”:

Senior: The History of Photography; Decorated Skin: A World Survey of Body Art; Ways of Seeing; The Power of Comics; The Reckoning: Women Artists of the New Millennium; Graphic: Inside the Sketchbooks of the World’s Great Graphic Designers

Middle: The Art of Origami; The Usborne Introduction to Modern Art; Creating the Cover for your Graphic Novel; Complete Book of Drawing; Chasing Vermeer; The Guggenheim Mystery

Junior: The Usborne Complete Book of Art Ideas; Vincent van Gogh; Famous Paintings; Roman Things to Make and Do; Leonardo da Vinci; The Mona Mousa Code

2020-01-24T14:42:47+00:00January 24th, 2020|

Earth Week

Check out this week’s recommendations based on the theme “Earth Week”:

Senior: Junk Raft: An ocean voyage and a rising tide of activism to fight plastic pollution; Development, Land Use, and Environmental Impact; The Economics of Clean Energy; Climate Change and Population Displacement; Eyes Wide Open: Going behind environmental headlines; The Paris Climate Agreement

Middle: The Climate Change Crisis; Renewable Resources and You; Biodegradability and You; Recycling and You; Defining and Discussing Climate Change; Planet Protection

Junior: Analyzing Disappearing Habitats; Climate Change and Food Production; Natural Resources Eco Facts; Climate Change Eco Facts; Pollution Eco Facts; Biodiversity Eco Facts

2020-01-17T09:51:55+00:00January 17th, 2020|

Science: Fiction and Fact

Check out this week’s recommendations based on the theme “Science: Fiction and Fact”:

Junior: The Extreme Climate; Cell Life With Max Axiom; All About Physics; The Day She Saved the Doctor; Jack and the Geniuses at the Bottom of the World; Secret Coders

Middle: Biology: Understanding Living Matter; Smash: Exploring the mysteries of the universe with the Large Hadron Collider; Scientific Revolution: How science and technology shaped the world; Jinxed; The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl; George and the Ship of Time

Senior: Reality is Not What it Seems; Tense Bees and Shell-Shocked Crabs: Are animals conscious?; 30-Second Theories; Never Let Me Go; Killer T; Otherworld

2020-01-10T14:28:02+00:00January 10th, 2020|

Chill Out With a Good Book

Check out this week’s recommendations based on the theme “Chill Out With a Good Book”:

Junior: Alice-Miranda in the Alps; Snow Tales; The Big Snow; The Snow Jewel; Crystal the Snow Fairy; Snowboard Superpipe

Middle: Endling: The Last; An Eagle in the Snow; The Snow Spider Trilogy; Julie of the Wolves; Ultimate Snowboarding; The Call of the Wild

Senior: Cold War Capitalism; Brief Answers to the Big Questions; The Dead of Winter; Looking for Alaska; Wintergirls; Let it Snow

2019-12-16T14:52:26+00:00January 4th, 2020|
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