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By Ms Marivic

The school library is a provider of information resources to meet the curriculum and information needs of the school. In order to support that need, our library is here with colourful and knowledgeable magazines to encourage reading for pleasure while supporting the school curriculum. Magazines are essential component of the library collection, are a really valuable resource for students’ recreational reading and provide professional reading for teachers.
Throughout the academic year, we have a range of magazines available for you to read in the library. More than 70 different titles of magazines are subscribed to,  regularly coming in by a weekly, monthly, bi-monthly or quarterly basis.  Aside from these, we have several online subscriptions of magazines for you to read at aconvenient time and place. There are also available national daily newspapers  such as  Bangkok Post, The Nation and โพสต์ทูเดย์  (Post Today – Thai language). This wide variety of resources can be read in the library or you can check them out for a couple of days for you to enjoy. So what are you waiting for, visit the library and access the latest information now!

     

Here is a list of the curriculum-relevant magazines organized by subject.

Art

  • Art 4D
  • Artists and illustrators
  • Ceramic Review
  • Computer Arts
  • Modern Painters
  • Crafts Magazine

English, Drama & Music

  • E Magazine
  • English Review
  • TBK
  • Teaching Drama
  • BBC Music
  • Down Beat
  • Music Teacher

Science & Psychology

  • Psychology review
  • Psychology today
  • BBC Focus
  • Biological Science Review
  • Chemistry Review
  • New Scientist
  • Physics Review

History & Religion

  • 20th Century History Review
  • Hindsight
  • History Today
  • New Perspective
  • RS review

Geography

  • Asian Geographic
  • Geographical
  • Geography Review
  • National Geographic
  • Wideworld

ICT & DT

  • iCreate
  • PC Plus
  • PC World
  • Designing
  • Engineering Designer

Languages

  • Authentik (French)
  • Chez Nous (French)
  • Hiragana Times (Japanese)
  • Chinese-thai studies monthly (Mandarin/Thai)
  • Ahora (Spanish)
  • Lemprod (Thai)
  • Sarakadee Magazine (Thai)

PE

  • Golf Monthly
  • International Gymnast
  • PE review
  • Swimming in Australia
  • World Soccer

Other titles

  • Empire
  • Nation
  • New Internationalist
  • Seventeen
  • Student Weekly
  • The Week
  • Time
  • Utne Reader
  • Newsweek
  • Economist

Junior library magazines

  • Aquila
  • Beano
  • Discovery Box
  • First News
  • TBK
  • Zoobooks
  • Allons – Y (French)
  • Que Tal (Spanish)
  • Go Genius (Thai)

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Books about Honesty – Junior Value of the Month

Honesty is November’s Value of the Month in Junior School, so here are some suggestions for books that Junior classes might like to look at.  All titles link to Shelfari reviews, to help you find out more about them.  You can check the library catalogue to see if these books are available here.

Pre-prep

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The Empty Pot by Demi

This is a great picturebook about an emperor who wants to choose someone to reign after him.  He gives all the children in the country a special seed, and asks them to come back the next year and show him what sort of plant they managed to grow.  It’s a lovely story that is not at all preachy, by one of Ms Josie’s favourite authors.

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A Tale of Two Wolves by Susan B. Kelly

This is an entertaining fairy-tale rewrite featuring the wolf who destroyed the three little pigs’ houses – or did he?

 

Prep

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Junie B. Jones is not a crook by Barbara Park

Junie loses her mittens, but finds something else in the lost property box – what should she do?  Junie is a really popular character here at Shrewsbury.

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The Lying Carpet by David Lucas

This tells the story of a conversation between a carpet and a statue – slightly strange but enthralling.  It’s a good way to introduce some of the reasons people lie, and whether lying can ever be a reasonable thing to do.

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Little Brother by Cory Doctorow

Review by Ms Crimp

  • Genre – teen fiction, adventure, tech, dystopia
  • Audience – Y9-Y13, and teachers too
  • Rating – 9/10

If you like adventure stories, and you’re a bit of a geek, this is the book for you!  Little Brother is one of the best books that I’ve read all year, with a great plot and a killer angle on the way society might be heading.  Set in San Francisco, it tells the story of a city where the government uses one terrorist act as the excuse to crack down on ordinary citizens.  Marcus Yallow refuses to stand for it, and starts using his techie skills to get around the government’s restrictions.  One of the best things is the way that Doctorow mainly sticks to technologies already in existance, so nothing that Marcus pulls off is unrealistic (unlike some of the things that Alex Rider does, for example…). Check the library catalogue to see if this book is in right now, or read some of the reviews on Shelfari .  Even better, Doctorow is allowing people to download Little Brother for free as an ebook – if you want to download it check out Cory Doctorow’s website .

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