Summer Holidays: Recommended Reading!

Don’t hit the pause button on your child’s reading skills this summer. Browse our selection of recommended books for children from pre-school through to secondary from the librarians at Stamford American International School and St Joseph's’ Institution International (SJI).
Summer Holidays: Recommended Reading!
By Carli Allan
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Another great starting point are the shortlisted titles in the 2018-19 Red Dot Book Awards; this annual initiative is run by The International School Libraries Network (ISLN) in Singapore.

Books are chosen by a committee of teacher-librarians in Singapore, and eight titles in each category were announced in June.

Early Years

Room on Our Rock by Kate Temple 
7 Ate 9 by Laura Gowin
If You Plant a Seed by Kadir Nelson
Meerkat Choir by Nikki Greenberg
The Incredible Basket by Quek Hong Shin
Lots : The Diversity of Life on Earth by Nicola Davies
Lines, Squiggles, Letters, Words by Ruth Rocha 
Hello Goodbye Little Island by Leila Boukarim 

Younger Readers

Luna & Me : The True Story of a Girl Who Lived in a Tree to Save a Forest by Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw
Laugh Your Head Off by Various
Juana & Lucas by Medina Juana
The Elephant by Peter Carnavas
Weekends with Max and His Dad by Linda Urban 
Ninja Nani and the Bumbling Burglars by Lavanya Karthik 
Barking Up the Wrong Tree: Stick and Fetch Investigate by Philip Ardagh 
Super Moopers: Musical Markus by Fiona Harris

Older Readers

Who Let the Gods Out? by Maz Evans
Tin by Padraig Kenny
Illegal : A graphic novel telling one boy's epic journey to Europe by Eoin Colfer and Andrew Donkin 
What Elephants Know by Eric Dinerstein
Goldfish Boy by Lisa Thompson
Half-Truths and Brazen Lies: An Honest Look at Lying by Kira Vermond 
Finding Wonders : Three Girls Who Changed Science by Jeannine Atkins

Mature Readers

One Would Think the Deep by Claire Zorn
The Girl From Aleppo : Nujeen's Escape from War to Freedom by Nujeen Mustafa with Christina Lamb
Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesa Zappia
They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera
The Book of Dust: La Belle Sauvage (Book of Dust, Volume 1) : Deckle Edge by Philip Pullman
The Librarian of Auschwitz by Antonio Iturbe
Such A Lovely Little War : Saigon 1961-1963 by David Homel 
Piecing Me Together by Renee Watson

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