Monday, 21 November 2011

Focus on Nonfiction

With so many grades focusing on nonfiction, I thought it was a good time to remind you of some great places to go on the Internet for information.

Check out these sites that we subscribed to for ebooks, downloadables, or printables of nonfiction titles.


Click here for links and login/password info. 
(This will only work from an email address)
Links are also on the Destiny homepage.

Scroll down on our Destiny homepage to find many links. You'll find some great websites under Research Tools- Where to Begin:
Here are some of my favorites:

Here are links for magazines and news sites for kids.

Books for Boys

Jon Scieszka, the very funny author of the Time Warp Trio series, The True Story of the Three Little Pigs, etc., has created a website just to get boys to read.

Check out his recommendations for different ages and genres.

Friday, 18 November 2011

Kishore Mahbubani

Professor Kishore Mahbubani visited the east campus today for the official opening of the Middle School/High School library, which is named after him. Kishore was Chair of our Board of Governors from 2005 to 2010 and oversaw the enormous changes that took place during that time. He seemed truly honored to have the library named after him. He shared that he would not be where he istoday if he had not discovered libraries and the joy of reading when he was 6 or 7 years old.

Photo thanks to Cheryl Yap of Raffles Institution, visiting teacher-librarian.

Thursday, 10 November 2011


The 11th day of the 11th month in 2011, 11-11-11, this fascinating date only comes around once every hundred years. To celebrate this amazing event, check out this site for some activities and ideas that you can use in your intermediate grade classroom.

Monday, 7 November 2011


We have many subscriptions for online resources available for our community. A list of links is included on the East Library Catalog homepage.

One new subscription is CultureGrams. CultureGrams provides concise, reliable, and up-to-date reports on more than 200 countries.

Usernames and passwords can be found here-
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