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The latest news and information from The King’s School Library; November 2011. Library Information The Library is open from 08:30am and closes at 15.45. At lunchtime, we are open from 12:35 to 13:20. Please remember that the Library is only open to certain year groups at lunchtimes: Monday: Yrs 7, 8, 11, 12, and 13 Tuesday: Yrs 9,10,11,12 and 13 Wednesday: Yrs 7, 8, 11, 12 and 13 Thursday: Yrs 9, 10, 11, 12, and 13 Friday: Open to anyone who wants to read or complete homework. Warhammer club is on Tuesday after school, until 17:30. Please keep the noise down in the Library to keep a suitable working atmosphere.

Book Reviews Please do send us your book reviews. Thanks to all the people who have sent in book reviews so far this year, please keep reading and reviewing! Usually, all reviews are posted on the Library Blog ( Have a look at the reviews below: Book Review: Easy Peasy Chinese This book written by Elinor Greenwood is a very easy to read introduction to Mandarin Chinese. The bright and interesting pages reveal lots about Chinese culture and language. Both characters and pinyin are shown clearly with memory aids, pictures and vocabulary lists. This is an interesting book for not only those beginning in Mandarin but anyone interested in foreign culture. The book comes with a CD which is very useful for listening and learning pronunciation. RH 8E

Ideas for the newsletter If you have any ideas for the Library newsletter please let the Library Team know. We welcome contributions to the newsletter!

Book Review: An Apple a Day An Apple a Day is a book all about proverbs and explaining them. It has a long list of proverbs and then goes into detail explaining each of them.

James Kearney 17/11/11 “When you sell a man a book you don't sell him just 12 ounces of paper and ink and glue - you sell him a whole new life.” -Christopher Morley

For example, have you ever thought about the proverb "You've got to eat a peck of dirt before you die"? Caroline Taggart explains how the unit measure, a peck is about 9 litres - basically an awful lot of dirt to eat! And take "when in Rome, do as the Romans do". Caroline Taggart explains how really, this is just basic courtesy! And did you know that the Japanese version for "once bitten, twice shy" is "One year bitten by a snake, for three years afraid of a grass rope"? I would really recommend this book. A good read, really interesting, with some good humour in it too!

Create your own bookmark Lost your old bookmark, and tired of using scrap paper as a bookmark? Have a look at the Guardian Children’s Books Website, where you can print off bookmarks. ildrens-books-site Revision


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Library Shop

Your Favourite Book

The Library Assistant’s operate a small stationery shop. We sell all sorts of stationery- rubbers, pens, ink erasers etc. The shop is at the Library Assistant’s desk, next to the fiction section, at the back of the Library.

What is your favourite book of all time? Let the Library know!

National Novel Writing Month Did you know that it’s National Novel Writing Month at the moment? Since 1999, National Novel Writing Month has been taking place. Everyone who joins in has a month to write a novel. So, maybe it’s a little late to apply this year, but keep your eyes peeled next year for the event.

Merry Christmas! This is our last Library Newsletter for 2011, so all the Library Team wish you a wonderful Christmas! Watch out for the next newsletter in 2012!

Year 7 Reading Challenge The Reading Challenge is now well underway! Let us know your thoughts on the different books, and send us a review if you want to!

James Kearney 17/11/11 “When you sell a man a book you don't sell him just 12 ounces of paper and ink and glue - you sell him a whole new life.” -Christopher Morley

2011-2012 Term 2 Newsletter  

The King's School Library Newsletter; Term 2.