Summer Reading – Advice for Parents

Summer Reading

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Dear Parents and Wider Community Members,

Summer reading is about reading for enjoyment, so, where possible, let your child be in control of when and what they wish to read. 

For those returning to your home country over the summer, I recommend becoming a member of a local library. Even if you will not be in the same city long enough to borrow books, many libraries have an excellent range of eBooks which you will be able to access while holidaying and traveling around. If you have access to more than one library in your area, it is worth making enquiries to find one with a large eBook collection.

BCIS Parents can also access many eBooks and online databases via our library homepage . You will find all required log in information on the following table. 

If you are looking to buy books, I recommend using the Novelist database to help find the books your child might be interested in or follow the links below to popular book award shortlists. 

Children’s Book Council of Australia Award
Waterstones Children’s Book Prize
Carnegie and Greenaway Awards
Caldecott Medal

BCIS Parents looking for language maintenance hints for ELL students please see the information provided by Mr. Metzger 

Happy reading, and Ms. Richmond will look forward to seeing you in the ES library in August.

Glenn Fitzpatrick

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