LIBRARY NEWS

September 2017

THE YEAR AHEAD

We're so excited!

We have so many great plans for the coming school year we can hardly contain ourselves... authors, events, expanded collections, book awards, and much, much more! Read all about some of the highlights below.

VISITING AUTHORS

We have some fantastic authors booked to come in this year. Unlike previous years, we are spreading the joy throughout the calendar so they are not all lumped into one week. We will order their books for the Library so the children can familiarise themselves with their work if they haven't already read some of them!

Chris Haughton

On Monday, 13th November, Chris Haughton will be visiting Peak School and giving 2 presentations of 40 minutes each. Chris is a UK based author & Illustrator. His first book, “Little Owl Lost” has been translated into 20 languages and has won awards in seven countries. In his lively presentations to kids, Chris reads some of his stories and shares the inspiration behind his work. He also shows his early drawings, explains how to make a book and even how to design toys. His presentations are very interactive and include artwork, puppets, confetti and dancing!

STUART REID

On Monday 5th February, Stuart Reid, author of the Gorgeous George books, will be performing his "Reading Rocks" event during the day and perhaps running some workshop, depending upon how we work this out nearer to the time. He has performed at 700 schools, libraries and book festivals and his one-hour presentations are designed to engage and inspire children, especially boys and reluctant readers, with the joy of books through audience participation, fun and energy.

ERIC LITWIN

On Tuesday 24th April, Eric Litwin will be visiting Peak School and giving 2 presentations of 40 minutes each. He is a song singing, guitar strumming, # 1 New York Times Best Selling author who brings early literacy and music together. He is the original author of the Pete the Cat series as well as the author of The Nuts and Groovy Joe. Eric's books have sold over 10 million copies, been translated into 15 languages, and won 19 literacy awards.

GOLDEN DRAGON BOOK AWARDS 2018

Shortlist has been announced

If you've been checking our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/peakschoollibrary/) you will know that the Librarians of Hong Kong have selected this year's shortlist of titles for the only children's choice book award in Hong Kong.


We will be encouraging the older children to read these independently, as well as reading the picture books to the younger students. You can do the same at home - books will be available in Bookazine to buy for your own collection, or available in the Library.


The books have been scrutinized and selected by Librarians across Hong Kong so the 18 books in the Primary School age range make a wonderful reading list (think Christmas presents folks!)


Voting takes place in March 2018, so there is plenty of time.

Golden Dragon Book Awards

For a complete listing of shortlisted titles from all age categories, click on the button.

NEW IN OUR COLLECTION

Magazines get a re-vamp

We've sorted through all our old magazines and repurposed the ancient volumes (up to the classrooms and art department), then subscribed to some fantastic new serials that are sure to lure our little treasures into the reading area! For those days when you just don't know what you feel like reading, magazines make a great alternative. Also great for perusing during wet-play lunch hours.

The joy of ebooks

We are always updating our e-book collection. It literally takes us a flick of the switch! So, when our discerning student readers make a suggestion we can tap into the Wheelers database, see if the book is available electronically, and then just buy it for the collection in front of their very eyes!

How do I access the E-books?

The video below explains how to get to our Peak School Library Ebook Collection.
Peak School Ebook Library

E-Book login

The E-Book login is the student's Planet Peak Username. The password is 'ebook'.
Take me there now!

Click the button to get straight to our e-book site and explore the titles.

world book day

Dont' forget that World Book Day is 1 March 2018.

We have some special events planned for Peak School so mark it in your calendar now!

looking for headspace?

Do you want to become involved in the Library?

Do you have a little bitty bit of extra time on your hands?

Do you have a need for a moment of peace and quiet in your day?


You might consider volunteering in the Library! Join our group of volunteers, make new friends, engage in a mindful activity, and see first hand all the wonderful titles that are in our collection. Email us: library@peakschool.net