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Monthly Archives: September 2014


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The Numbers Of Nonfiction

Last week, we learned the differences between fiction and nonfiction books. We found out that the call number of a fiction book is different from that of a nonfiction book.

A fiction book has a call number that only contains letters,

e.g.

E
CAR

(the CAR stands for the first 3 letters of the author’s last name)

On the other hand, a nonfiction book has a combination of letters and numbers,

e.g.

E
567.9
HEI

(the number 567.9 stands for the subject of the book while the letters HEI stands for the first 3 letters of the author’s last name)

Many schools around the world are using numbers to organize their nonfiction collection. These numbers represent different subjects that each book may fall under. This system is called the…

Dewey Decimal Classification System (a.k.a DDC)

This library classification system was developed by Melvil Dewey.

The system organized books in the library by subject or unit of study. Basically, there are ten broad subjects that were assigned from the range of 000s to 900s.

Dewey Numbers Subject Remembering is Easy
100s Feelings Think of self. Who am I?
200s Religion Who made me?
300s Social Studies Who is my neighbor?
400s Language How can I talk to my neighbor?
500s Science/Math What is there to talk about?
600s Technology How can I use Science and Math?
700s Arts and Recreation Let’s take a break!
800s Literature Get serious again!
900s History/Geography How did it happen?
000s Room to Grow New discoveries

Now, it will be easier for us to locate books in the library!

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TIME Magazine Online Access!!!

Want to learn about current events and read whole articles about them? Do you need information about news of the previous years (decades even!) but do not have the physical resources? Worry not because you can now search the database of time.com!!!

Time Magazine

Read full articles about a particular TIME by logging in to the website! Some articles even offer photos and information not published in their issues! Just ask your friendly librarians for the username and password of the site for you to enjoy the unlimited information that TIME Magazine offers!

See you at the library!

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Story or Information?

We have learned that books in the library can be divided into two – the one that tells a story and the other that gives information. For us to better understand the difference between the two, we can refer to the table below:

Fiction Nonfiction
Tells a made-up
story.
Explains something.
The story comes from the
author’s imagination.
The book provides factual information.
Might have magical creatures or animals that can talk. Might have photos of real persons, animals, places, etc.
Tells stories about people who never existed in real life like Junie B. Jones, Amelia Bedelia, etc. Tells stories about people who really existed in real life like George Washington, Albert Einstein, etc.
The call number of fiction books may look something like:

E                      JF
CAR               STI

The call number of nonfiction books may look something like:

E
567.9               577.54
LAN                 CER

fiction nonfiction
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Book Requests are ALWAYS accepted!

Does a certain book interest you? Is it not in our library collection? Did a particular series catch your interest? A reference material? Will they be beneficial when added to our library collection?

Fret not! This is your time to take action and get to read those books! Share your love for reading! Request for the books that has caught your interests! Fiction, non-fiction, reference, graphic novels, etc. You may not be the only one who wants to get a hold of those materials.  ^_^

If you want them to be added to our collection, just click on the Book Request link above and tell us why we need to add them to our collection.

Reaching For Books

Now that the 35th Manila International Book Fair is approaching, we can request for your books faster! But, you can ALWAYS request for new materials ANYTIME, ANYWHERE!

We look forward to your requests!

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The 35th Manila International Book Fair

Get discounts on the books that you’ve always wanted!

Go to the 35th Manila International Book Fair (MIBF), which runs from September 17 to 21, from 10:00 in the morning until 8:00 in the evening. It is located at Halls 1-4 of the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City.

MIBF

 

There will be lots of activities and forums for students, parents, teachers and library professionals. Come and check it out! For more information, please visit their website at http://www.manilabookfair.com/.

See you there!

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Books, Books, and More Books for Sale!!!

Looking for good and cheap books to buy?

Go to the 35th Manila International Book Fair (MIBF), which runs from September 17 to 21, from 10:00 in the morning until 8:00 pm. It is located at Halls 1-4 of the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City.
MIBF

There will be lots of activities and forums for students, parents, teachers and library professionals. For more information, please visit their website at http://www.manilabookfair.com/.

See you there!

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Brotherband Chronicles

Brotherband Chronicles is a series written by John Flanagan. It is tied to the world of Ranger’s Apprentice but it has it’s own set of heroes who have their own set of adventure! Join Hal, Stig and their friends as they venture through different lands.

Brotherband Chornicles tells us that you don’t need to be all muscle to embark on a journey and be your own hero. How? Read the books and find out!

Brotherband Chronicles

 

Here’s a preview of The Outcasts:

They are outcasts. Hal, Stig, and the others – they are the boys the others want no part of. Skandians, as any reader of Ranger’s Apprentice could tell you, are known for their size and strength. Not these boys. Yet that doesn’t mean they don’t have skills. And courage – which they will need every ounce of to do battle at sea against the other bands, the Wolves and the Sharks, in the ultimate race. The icy waters make for a treacherous playing field . . . especially when not everyone thinks of it as playing.

Borrow the books from the CISM Library now!

Source: www.worldofjohnflanagan.com/

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Author of the Month : Roald Dahl

The Lower School Library is featuring Roald Dahl as AOM for September!

Roald Dahl was born in Llandaff, Southwells on September 13, 1916. He went to Repton School in England. His holidays were spent in Norway for his parents were Norwegian. When he was growing up, he rejected the idea of university to pursue a job that would take him to “a wonderful faraway place” as what had been explained in Boy.

In 1933, he joined the Shell Company, which sent him to Mombasa in East Africa. When World War II began in 1939 he became a fighter pilot and in 1942 was made assistant air attaché in Washington, where he started to write short stories. His first major success as a writer for children was in 1964.

Thereafter, his children’s books brought him increasing popularity, and when he died children mourned the world over, particularly in Britain where he had lived for many years.The BFG is dedicated to the memory of Roald Dahl’s eldest daughter, Olivia, who died from measles when she was seven – the same age at which his sister had died (from appendicitis) over forty years before. Quentin Blake, the first Children’s Laureate of the United Kingdom, has illustrated most of Roald Dahl’s children’s books.

Want to grab a copy of his books? Visit your LS Library now!

 

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Author of the Month: John Flanagan

 

John Flanagan

 

John Flanagan, author of the best-selling series Ranger’s Apprentice, grew up in Sydney, Australia. He worked in an agency before he became a full-fledged writer. He has written a number of books for young adults including Ranger’s Apprentice and Brotherband Chronicles.

John lives with his wife, Leonie, in the Sydney beachside suburb of Manly. They have three children. He is currently writing further titles in the Ranger’s Apprentice series.

Find out more about John Flanagan and his books at http://www.worldofjohnflanagan.com/. You can even play games as a character in his books at his website!

Also read the Ranger’s Apprentice series from the library! Don’t miss out on the adventure!

Get ‘em and read ‘em!

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