Here are the books we love.
Some about friendship, adventure and magic;
Funny, scary, enchanting,
Sometimes dramatic, suspenseful and tragic.
We want to share them with you,
So you can experience yourselves,
The laughter, the sorrows, the thrills,
Adventures of people, witches or elves.
You will find them in bookshops, online, at home,
In our library or your classroom little nooks.
So don’t be shy, grab one of them,
And let’s spread the love of reading books!
The Year 1 teachers from Garden International School would love to share a few enthralling books that are totally worth putting down your iPad and becoming lost in various storylines.
You will find them in our Primary Library so if we have managed to awaken your interest, you can borrow these books anytime.
Hopefully you will find them as fascinating and engaging as we did.
Remember to check out our Book Recommendations board, situated on the ground floor between Year 1 and Year 2 area, for more suggestions on what to read.
The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark by Jill Tomlinson
“Plop, the Baby Barn Owl, is like every Barn Owl there ever was, except for one thing—he is afraid of the dark. “Dark is nasty” he says, and so he won’t go hunting with his parents. Mrs. Barn Owl sends him down from his nest-hole to ask about the dark and he meets a little boy waiting for the fireworks to begin, an old lady, a scout out camping, a girl who tells him about Father Christmas, a man with a telescope, and a black cat who takes him exploring. He realizes through these encounters that dark is super after all.” – Ann-Marie, Year 1 teacher
The Book With No Pictures by B.J. Novak
“You might think a book with no pictures seems boring and serious. Except . . . here’s how books work. Everything written on the page has to be said by the person reading it aloud. Even if the words say . . .
BLORK. Or BLUURF. I love this book because it is so silly,”- Ms. Catherine, Year 1 Teacher.
A Bear Called Paddington by Michael Bond
“Paddington Bear had traveled all the way from Peru when the Browns first met him in Paddington Station. Since then, their lives have never been quite the same . . . for ordinary things become extraordinary when a bear called Paddington is involved. I love this book because Paddington is always makes silly mistakes which make me laugh. I also like it because I can relate to Paddington. He travels alone to a new country and he grows up in London which is where I am from.” – Ms. Laura, Year 1 teacher.