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Garden International School Malaysia blog book review Mister Monster

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 teachers from our Primary EAL Department 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.

Happy reading!

The Wolves in the Walls by  Neil Gaiman

Garden International School Malaysia blog book review The Wolves In The Walls

“Ever wished your parents would just listen to you? This is a story of fear, confronting fear, and deciding what there is to be fearful of. “I love how the words and illustrations weave an imaginative story that leaves you with more questions than answers”. – Ms. Cuthbertson, Primary EAL teacher

 

Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White

Garden International School Malaysia blog book review Charlottes Web

“This is a tale of a little girl named Fern, with the help of a friendly spider, saved her pig, Wilbur, from the usual fate of fat little pigs. As a young girl, I also made friends with all the animals at my uncle’s farm, so I really enjoyed reading this book.” – Ms. Sonya, Primary EAL teacher

 

Handa’s Surprise by Eileen Browne

Garden International School Malaysia blog book review Handas Surprise

“In this story, Handa takes a surprise bowl of fruit on a journey to her friend, Akeyo. During her journey to Akeyo, lots of humorous events happen which leaves Handa surprised at the end. I love this book for its beautiful illustrations and multicultural theme. It also highlights the theme of friendship between the characters and how a friend in need is a friend indeed.” – Ms. Joseph, Primary EAL teacher

 

The Giving Tree by  Shel Silverstein

Garden International School Malaysia blog book review The Giving Tree

“As the title suggests, this is a heartwarming story of a generous and selfless tree. It reminds me of the people in our lives who love us unconditionally and who would often sacrifice themselves so that we will have no lack. And in turn, we learn to be grateful for what they have done for us and perhaps pass on the same loving and giving to others too.” – Ms. Mel, Primary EAL teacher

 

The Keys to the Kingdom series by Garth Nix

Garden International School Malaysia blog book review Mister Monster

“This is a gripping series full of mystery and adventure. I love how Garth Nix blends reality and fantasy to create such believable and immersive worlds.” – Ms. Cuthbertson, Primary EAL teacher

 

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne

Garden International School Malaysia blog book review The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

“I love books that draw upon real events and this unique viewpoint on the atrocities of the Holocaust was especially powerful and thought provoking. A tear jerker at the end and recommended for ages 10+”. -Ms. Jane, Primary EAL leader

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