Book Review: The Movie Book, by Danny Leigh

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The art of film is complex – considering all the many details specifically put together to create a visual and story masterpiece for audiences to enjoy. Some go beyond their era, with different generations enjoying classic movies up until present time.

The Movie Book offers a unique insight in some of these popular favorites and quintessential flicks, giving the readers a different perspective in the conceptualization and creation of the movie they so love. Whether one is into filmmaking or simply an avid movie watcher, the readers of this book would most definitely enjoy the information offered by this book.

Anyone who will read The Movie Book will be treated to an array of information regarding classic film gems, including character backgrounds, plots, and even the director behind the listed creations, from which readers can get tips and information from. This book can inspire both students and teachers alike, to create a movie masterpiece of their own.

Borrow it now at the Non-Fiction (Intermediate) section!

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Book Review: Pax by Sara Pennypacker

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It meant that no matter how bad things got, we could always make ourselves new again.

Surely, all of us could relate to the feeling of having a pet – or even just wanting one. The story of Pax revolves around Peter and his friend, Pax, a fox, whom he adopted when it was still a kit. The story starts with their separation, because Peter’s father, a military man, has to bring him to safety before the war.

It’s quite heartbreaking for anyone to have to say goodbye to their animal friends. But this is simply the catalyst to an adventure of a lifetime, as both Peter and Pax find their way back to each other, crossing villages and forests just to be reunited again.

Pax showcases a friendship like no other; one that is willing to go through ups and downs, just to be with each other again. In this day and age, a person is considered lucky if they have a friend with whom they share a bond like this. This book also promotes the idea that we are not who our parents are; that sometimes, apples fall far from the tree. We are our own person, with our own feelings, choices, morals, and we act however we decide; this has nothing to do with our parents. We are our own persons.

This book is recommended to all of our readers, as it promotes good values and the integrity of God’s creation. Fifth and sixth graders will probably appreciate it more, as there are some words that might be a little too difficult for the younger boys to understand. Regardless, it is a book that transcends ages, and it would be good for anyone to read, both students and teachers.

Borrow it now from the Fiction (Intermediate) Section!

Come and build using our Lego Wall!

Just this month, we put up our very own Lego Wall in the EED LRC, and we are inviting everyone to come and build something using this wall!

The Lego wall for Kinder and Grade 1 boys was placed as a continuing effort to support the makerspace movement. Here, students can create something based on their imagination through the use of lego blocks. It can be used during their recess and lunch break. We believe that this will definitely be a great venue to develop creativity among the students in the EED.

Spiderman once said, “With great power, comes great responsibility.” This is why,  the Lego Wall can be played with by boys who can practice the virtues of peacefulness and respect inside the LRC.

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Author of the Month : JEFFREY BROWN

Born in 1975 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Jeffrey grew up reading comic books and dreaming of drawing them someday.  When he was 25 years old, he moved to  Chicago to pursue a degree in Master of Fine Arts from the School of the Arts Institute of Chicago.  But by the time he finished his MFA, he had abandoned painting and started drawing comics with his first autobiographical book entitled, “Clumsy” in 2001.  Aside from drawing comic books for publishers like TopShelf, Fantagraphics, Drawn & Quarterly, McSweeney’s, and Chronicle books, he also directed animated video for the band, “Dead Cab for Cutie.”  His art was also shown in galleries in New York, San Francisco, San Diego, and Los Angeles. 

Some of his comic book creation for children are:

  • Lucy and Andy Neanderthal (2016)
  • Lucy and Andy Neanderthal: The Stone Cold Age (2017)
  • Lucy and Andy Neanderthal: Bad to the Bones (2018)
  • Vader’s Little Princess (2013)
  • Star-Wars: Jedi Academy (2013)
  • Goodnight Darth Vader (2014)
  • Darth Vader and Son  (2014)
  • Return of the Padawan (2014)
  • Darth Vader and Friends (2015)
  • The Phantom Bully (2015)
  • Jedi Academy Journal (2015)

References:
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/45429.Jeffrey_Brown
http://www.topshelfcomix.com/catalog/jeffrey-brown

Book Review: My journey to the stars

My journey to the stars

by Scott Kelly

Illustrated by Andre Ceolin

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Have you ever wondered what it’s like to live in zero gravity? How Earth looks like from up above? How the Bahamas looks like in space? Or how it’s really like to spend a year in a space shuttle?

Join astronaut Scott Kelly as he tells us his adventures on how he became an astronaut, straight from his memories of playing in the garden with his Grandma and Pop Pop every weekend. This reminded him of a time when he took care of a plant in the International Space Station (ISS). He has a talent for finding trouble with his twin brother, Mark, who’s also an astronaut. He also shares about his real struggles while in school, him wanting to help people in need, and him wanting to become a doctor. He eventually managed to reach for his dreams to become an astronaut.

It’s all wrapped up in beautiful illustrations and accompanied with photographs from his childhood and magnificent shots of Earth from outer space that is going to give you an out-of-this-world experience. So, grab your spacesuits and dive into Scott Kelly’s adventures as he takes us into the stars!

Come and borrow this now at our Non-fiction (Primary) Section!