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Bangkok Book Awards shortlist 2019

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Bangkok Book Awards shortlist 2018

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Senior book review

Review by: Sand 10GW

          The Red Pencil is a novel written in verse which describes a life in Sudan of a 12 years-old girl named Amira. Her beautiful village and her family fills her life with peace and delight. Yet everyone in the village including her and her family had to lived in fear of the Janjaweed attack. And one day they came without warning, lighting the village on fire and destroying all the happiness and joy. On that horrific day, Amira had lost her beloved dad, everything is gone, except from ashes that is left behind from the burning village. Her, her sister and her mother along with the other villagers have to migrate and find a new home. After few nights of walking, they finally arrive at the new places called Kalma. At the camp she receives a red pencil and and yellow sheets of paper from a visitor named Miss Sabrina. This inspired her to draw and want to learn more.
          This book introduces me to the new aspect of living in small and peaceful village where there’s no noises and busy roads unlike in the city as well as what it is like to live there. I like this book because I think that the storyline is very interesting even though there’s some parts that are really sad such as the loss of Amira’s dad and the memories during the Janjaweed attack which I don’t really enjoy. Furthermore, in my opinion this book is easier to read than normal novels because of the way the book written in verse which makes the story flows and also easier to understand.

Senior book review

Review by: Arjyo 10GW

          Last of the Sandwalkers by Jay Hosler recounts the epic journey of Lucy, a beetle on a mission to make her big break in the science community. Lucy wants to be a part of something bigger than her small world inside a coconut. Lucy, with a host of friends (and one angry Professor from the University), journey outside of their familiar home to explore the wonders of the world around them. This fun filled graphic novel embodies the spirit of overcoming adversity.

          I thought this novel was so entertaining to read. Although Last of the Sandwalkers is fiction, there is so much to learn! I didn’t expect to pick up so many fun facts about insects; they really kept the book interesting. Personally, I loved that each character had their own personality, and no traits were repeated. Hosler did an amazing job of using personification to give life to his characters. By giving human characteristics to the insects, Hosler gives a fictionalised book details that allow the reader to comprehend and learn whilst enjoying a moving story. This form of fiction gives details on reality whilst sticking to a compelling storyline. It makes the reader engaged and allows them to gain knowledge of

          I would recommend this book to anyone that loves a good adventure, or enjoys the field of science.

My book review

Review by : Jenna 6JN

Name: Cinder   Author: Marissa Meyer

I liked this book because it was like a sci-fi version of Cinderella (as a cyborg). Luna (the moon) has a whole nation on it, and the true heir to the throne is absent because everyone thought she was dead – but is that false?

The story had lots of mystery and humour in it, so if you like mystery this will be the one for you. But sometimes it’s emotional, so if you don’t like books that are emotional, don’t read it. I think the age group would be 10+.

The first reason I liked Cinder was because of all the characters. They were all unique in their own way. They were hilarious, cute, kind, and most of all intelligent. If you ever read the book (which you definitely NEED to do), you will notice that there’s a whole series of books not just one. Each of them focuses on a different character with a whole book about them!

My second reason is that there were so many details that it made me follow along with the plot no problem. They showed exactly what they were doing, being precise in every way.

Lastly, I liked it because the author planned the whole series before she wrote the any of the books, so everything was organised and neatly planned.

Synopsis: A girl named Cinder is a cyborg from Earth. She doesn’t remember anything before she was 10. But she must unravel her past before she can continue into the future. Meantime, Luna’s (a nation on the moon) throne doesn’t have the true heir because they think she’s dead. But is it false?…

Top article from September’s magazine

We have 65 different magazines in the library , because these are a really important way to support students’ learning and other interests.  Here are some of the highlights from the magazines in September 2014.


PSY oct 14


Just Say It

There are plenty of healthy, strategic reasons we veer away from talking about serious subjects with our loved ones. But avoidance has its limits, and broaching tough issues – from sex to death- may be a safer and more productive than we imagine, if it’s done right.

Psychology Today. October 2014 p.52


HIS TOD sep 14


Pilgrims in a Strange Land

Mathew Lyons wonders whether the medieval world was as strange to those who lived in it as it is to us.

History Today. September 2014 p.55



NAT sep 14


The Evolution of Diet

Would eating like our Stone Age ancestors make us healthier ? Some  experts say modern humans should eat from a Stone Age menu. What’s on it may surprise you !

National Geographic. September 2014 p.30



HIG sep 14


Salted Lemon in Great Demand

Shio Lemon or Salted lemon has been introduced on many TV shows. The advantages include : It helps against summer fatigue, good for dieting etc.

Hiragana Times. September 2014 p.9





Which Type of Designer are You ?

Studio Dumbar’s Lisa Enebeis offers up the results of her anthropological research on the designer species.

Computer Arts. September 2014 p.24


Top article from June’s magazine

We have 65 different magazines in the library , because these are a really important way to support students’ learning and other interests.  Here are some of the highlights from the magazines in May 2014.

NAT GEO jun 14


The dogs of war

Out in front of america’s troops, combat canines lead the way onto the most dangerous battlefields on earth.

National Geographic. June 2014 p.26



Reinvent YourselfPSY jun 14

If it were easy to achieve our dreams. Everyone would do it. But deep flaws in the way we perceive both our futures and our values hold us back. Now experts in reinvention share the steps that can take you from a frustrating today to a fulfilling tomorrow.

Psychology Today. June 2014 p.54



TEA 54


Ready for your close up?

TV commercials, internet soap and video games are a world of opportunity for the working actor, so how can students prepare for a profession going digital?

Teaching drama. Summer term2 2013/2014 p.18



World cup 2014WOR SOC summer 14

World soccer’s guide to the 32 finalists, with opinions and predictions from our global network of correspondents, plus detailed squad lists and tactics.

World soccer. Summer 2014 p.20

Top article from May’s magazine

We have 65 different magazines in the library , because these are a really important way to support students’ learning and other interests.  Here are some of the highlights from the magazines in May 2014.

NAT GEO may 14


The Future of Food

By 2050 we’ll need to feed two billion more people. This special eight-month series explores how we can do that without overwhelming the planet.

National Geographic. May 2014 p.26

NEW SCI 3may 14


Special Report : Stem cell medicine

A revived cloning method has turned human adult cells into stem cells that can become anything you need, from neurons to cartilage.

New Scientist. May 2014 p.6

WOR SOC may 14


All 32 world cup coaches interviewed

Face to face with football’s crucial decision-makers.

World soccer. May 2014 p.52



ICR 133

Top ten keyboard shortcuts in iPhoto

Send your productivity into overdrive with these great time-saving keyboard commands.

iCreat. Issue 133 p.26



NEW INT may 14


Organ trafficking

Secretive and ruthless, the human traffickers controlling the kidney trade thrive on the desperation of the poor and the sick.

New Internationalist. May 2014 p.12

Top article from April’s magazine

We have 65 different magazines in the library , because these are a really important way to support students’ learning and other interests.  Here are some of the highlights from the magazines in April 2014.



Put the highlighter down : The smart way to learn

Revising doesn’t need to be a hard slog. Jamie Davies discusses revision strategies based on good psychological evidence.

Psychology Review. April 2014 p.6

How can a chemistry degree prepare you for a job?img-425100529-0011

Students often ask ‘What can I do with a chemistry degree?’ The answer almost anything you set your heart on.

Chemistry Review. April 2014 p. 14



Black Magic

Coal : It’s  Dangerous, It’s Dirty, and It’s the Future of Clean Energy.

Wired. April 2014 p.77


The race to be readyWOR SOC apr 14

Brazil’s stadium preparations continue to be beast with problems. But for the moment the 32 finalists are more concerned with fine-tuning their squads.

World soccer. April 2014 p.24



Why study literature?

Students of the arts and humanities sometimes face challenges about their choice of study. The poet John Birtwhistle explores how you might shape your response.

The English Review. April 2014 p.2


Top article from February’s magazine

We have 65 different magazines in the library , because these are a really important way to support students’ learning and other interests.  Here are some of the highlights from the magazines in February 2014.



Dance opportunities

A look at two organizations offering dance workshops for young people.

Teaching Drama. Issue 52 p.21


Protein secretionimg088

How do specific amino acid changes alter the function of proteins and cause disease when the protein is secreted from the cell? The author’s studies of human collagen mutations are helping us understand this complex structure-function relationship.

Biological Sciences review. February 2014 p.22




Red dread : The chemistry of a clean-up

Mark Hodson explains how chemistry was partly responsible for Hungary’s 2010 ‘red mud’ incident and how is was vital to the clean-up efforts.

Chemistry review. February 2014 p.16



img081Solar farms : Why do we need them?

Solar power has advantages for developed countries trying to source more electricity from renewable supplies, and for developing countries that lack a proper national grid and can use it locally. This article looks at large-scale harvesting of solar power – Where it is happening, how it works and its costs and benefits.

Geography review. February 2014 p.17


BBC MUC mar 14


How to write a tune

It may be one of music’s fundamental properties, but the art of  penning a memorable melody has long proved a notoriously elusive one. Stephen Johnson reveals the story and the secrets behind the humble tune.

BBC Music. March 2014 p.46