I will not order any more books for leaving staff and students after May 8th. And until then I will only order books that are readily available in India, so no orders from Amazon for example.
The Book Fair starts today at the HS library and these are the timings:
Friday, April 24, 10 am – 7 pm
Saturday, April 25, 10 am – 4 pm
INTACT are staying in the HS library, upstairs in the reference section.
Scholastic have put up their books in the Media room.
All students must have their ID cards in order to be able to purchase books at the Book Fair. The limits to charge on the account is posted on KISnet.
If you find books that you think that we should have in the library, please come and tell me!
FlatWorld Knowledge provides textbooks that are free to use in their online version. They are on college level, but some of them could be useful for HL high school students as well.
There are books on Accounting, Economics, Finance, General Business, Information systems, Management and Marketing. Some are published in March 2009, but even more are on the way to be published this year.
There are several 1 minute long introduction videos on the site – a very quick way of learning a little more about what this is.
The textbooks are free, students can also buy downloads of a chapter or a whole book to listen to on there ipods.
Teachers can modify the books for their own class use if they want to! Students can highlight and share there thought on the books contents with others.
Now we’re talking Open textbooks!
Book orders will from now on, only be accepted through the forms available on the Library website. There are 3 categories:
- Personal books, to be charged on your personal account
- Books for the library through the department quota. (Through the Head of Department)
- Textbooks (Through the Head of Department and the VP)
Read more about requesting books and resources.
Stephenie Meyer has a list of books you should read on Amazon. If you are a fan, check it out.
The ES kids went all the way for series! Smart of them ;). And here is the list:
1. Captain Underpants series
2. Narnia series
3. Junie B. Jones series
4. Pirates of the Carribean
5. Laura Numeroff series
And here is the Top 5 wishlist for the High School library:
- Khaled Hosseini The Kite Runner
- Christopher Paolini Brsingr
- Lauren Weisberger Everyone worth knowing
- Yab Ugyen Dorji Of rainbows and Clouds
- Stephenie Meyer Twilight series
The following authors were also mentioned more than once: Stephen King, Rick Riordan, Robert Ludlum, Nicholas Sparks, J.K Rowling, Tim LaHaye, Roald Dahl, Clint Catalyst, Miyamoto Musashi, Chitra Banejee, Agatha Christie, George R. R. Martin, Meg Cabot, Manga in general, Tolkien
Thank you all who contributed!