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Bangkok Book Awards
The Bangkok Book Awards are run by a group of international school librarians in Bangkok. The award is designed to celebrate excellence in children's global literature and create a shared local community of enthusiastic readers.
Global Read Aloud
The Global Read Aloud project was created in 2010 with a simple goal in mind; one book to connect the world. From its humble beginnings, the GRA has grown to make a truly global connection with more than 4,000,000 students having participated
MS Library Council
The MS Library Council is made up of the MS Library Ambassadors. Their goal is to promote and support the love of reading and libraries.
During the semester they will be putting together booklists, displays, and other activities to promote reading.
- QRI Grade Level Rating
For older elementary students, the QRI (Qualitative Reading Inventory) assessment is given to assess grade level reading in both fiction and nonfiction. These scores don’t match up to specific books but are helpful to use as a guideline when asking for book recommendations and looking at the publisher’s reading levels.
- Publisher’s Grade Equivalent Rating
All publishers have their own system for evaluating reading levels. They indicate a grade level number such as 2.5 for the middle of 2nd grade. The confusing thing is that each publisher has its own system for evaluating and assigning a grade level. Use these as a starting point, not the be-all, end-all for reading level, since they are not normed.
The Lexile Measure indicates the complexity of text and assigns it a score from 0L to 2000L; it also measures the student’s actual reading ability. Students take an SRI test or a standardized reading test to get their Lexile number. To find books using the Lexile measurement, go to the Lexile site or the Scholastic site.
DON'T KNOW WHAT TO READ NEXT?
Go to this page to access sites that recommend books you may like to read next if you liked a particular title or links to sites with reading lists links to many of the prominent book awards.
Popular YA Authors
This page goes a list of Popular YA Authors. Click on an Author you love and it will take you to Destiny Discover and a collection of books by that author that we have in the library. Feel free to suggest other authors you would like to see on this page.
Authors who have visited the ISB Main Library during the past 2 years include:
We are in the process of working on an author's visit for the 2020/21 School Year!
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