LIS Reads – LIS Lê: 2013-2014

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LIS Reads – LIS Lê is Coming!!!!

It is my pleasure to announce that for the 2013-2014 school year, the LIS libraries will be coming together to bring you LIS Reads-LIS Lê. Ms. Katy and Ms. Kerrie-Anne have been working hard to select books and plan activities to bring the entire LIS community together for a year of reading! Check out the explanation in the letter we’re sending out to parents, teachers and students.

WONDERWe will start on September 6th with a kick-off party to celebrate our whole school read for the month of September of Wonder by R.J. Palacio.  As this book is not appropriate for some of the youngest members of our community, we have also selected an alternate read for them: Oh No, George! by Chris Haughton.  For our community members who prefer to read em Português, the alternate read for September is Uma Questão de Cor by Ana Saldanha. In each month that follows, there are book options in English and Portuguese for the different levels and interests level of the school.  You can see the secondary selections below.

Thanks to the generosity of the LIS PTA, the libraries will have several copies of each book for our community members to borrow; however, if you are traveling over this June-August break, we hope you will pick up copies for yourself and your family.  

Book Review: The Lost Hero

THREE NEW HEROES. ONE MISSING DEMIGOD.

A CURSE THAT THREATENS TO DESTROY THEM ALL …

LostHeroCoverCamp Half Blood is back with new adventures for the fans of Percy Jackson! This time we meet three new demigods, Jason, Piper and Leo. One day Jason wakes up and can’t remember anything, while his two friends Piper (who is his girlfriend) and Leo are shocked. That’s not the end, because several days later they figure out they are demigods and that they must save the world by rescuing the great goddess Hera! Not only that, but they seem to be part of the next Big Prophecy! These three new heroes will meet many new friendly gods and some which are not so friendly.

For those people that enjoy adventures filled with mystery and action, or for those who wish to see new and old demigods kick some monster butt, this is the book for you! I highly recommend this book; it is filled with mystery and action, it will keep you at the edge of your chair, and even stop you from sleeping at night.

AbelAvatarIf you like this book then I suggest you read the rest of the series:

  • Book 1: The Lost Hero
  • Book 2: The Son of Neptune 
  • Book 3: The Mark of Athena – Coming out in July 2013
  • Book 4: The House of Hades – Coming out in October 2013
  • Book 5: Coming out in 2014!

Review by Abel E., Year 10

This book will be available in the Secondary Library in September when the new book shipment arrives.  Until then, you can purchase these books online as an eBook through Amazon and iTunes.

Book Review: The Seventh Level

“Every step gets him closer to greatness or disaster.”

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Brief Summary

The book talks about a seventh grader called Travis Raines who found an envelope in his locker that says he is being chosen to be part of this secret society in school called “The Legend”. He must solve puzzles and mysteries but one question is not answered: who is sending him the letters? Travis Raines is a troublemaker and not a very bright boy but Is he the one making all of those pranks?

Recommendations

I would recommend this book for people who like to read books about mysteries and solving puzzles and problems.

– Review by Year 8 Student, Marcelo Fernandes

This book, The Seventh Level, is available in the secondary library, call # FIC FEL.

Book Review: Shrinking Violet

Image for educational purposes only

Image for educational purposes only

This book is about two twins who are really different: Violet is very shy.  She is always in Lily’s shadow, has few friends and she doesn’t really know how to make friends. Lily is popular at school; she has a lot of friends and goes to parties. But one day Violet founds something that Lily doesn’t have: she finds a pen pal, Katie! Violet is so happy to have a new friend until one day where she has to meet Katie.

She will learn how to be friendlier but she will also have some problems.

I really liked this book.  It is not really hard to read and not too long. I think girls will like this book a lot. You always want to know what is going to happen and you don’t want stop reading this book. Read it and I’m sure you’ll like it!

Rachele S. - Year 7 Library Assistant

Rachele S. – Year 7 Library Assistant

Thanks to Library Assistant Rachele S. for this review of Jean Ure’s book Shrinking Violet.

Kindle Connection: Book Tasting!

The coolest ASA in school for term 3 is the Kindle Connection, LIS’s very own eBook Club!  For our first meeting, you will have a “book tasting” where you explore several different samples to decide which book you will read first this semester.

Hungry For Books!

Hungry For Books!

Your choices are:

Artmeis Fowl by Eoin Colfer

Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld

When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead

Out of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper

Before you make your decision, read the descriptions above, watch the book trailers below and explore the samples on your Kindles.

Trailers

Book Tasting Selection

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