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The library received 360 new books. Restocking our shelves and keeping current on our literature is an important mission of your library. Here are some of our favorites.

“March” a New York Times bestseller. March is one of the most important graphic novels ever created—an extraordinary presentation of an extraordinary life, and proof that young people can change the world.

“Hyperspace HIGH” —The school that’s out of this world.

“Mighty Jack”—A fantastic new take on a classic fairy tale.

Scan the QR code to view the full list


Idiom of the week: Best of both worlds

Come down to the library and write a sentence including the phrase or write about the history of the idiom of the week for a chance to win a prize from the HIS Café.

What is an idiom? An idiom is an expression not defined by the individual words in the phrase.

Last week’s idiom: Beat around the bush – meaning avoiding the main topic. Not speaking directly about the issue.

Lower School Winners:

Anna Grade 5 Mr. Mike

Featured book of the week: The curious incident of the dog in the night-time -- Mark Haddon

Christopher John Francis Boone knows all the countries of the world and their capitals and every prime number up to 7,057. He relates well to animals but has no understanding of human emotions. He cannot stand to be touched and he detests the color yellow. This improbable story of Christopher’s quest to investigate the suspicious death of a neighborhood dog makes for one of the most captivating unusual, and widely heralded novels in recent years.

Reading level: Extended Fluent, Grade 8-12

Check out what other HIS scholars are saying about the featured book of the week. Scan the QR code above to see Steven in action!


Have a book that you just love and want to share with our HIS community? Write a brief script and get recorded or submit your own video to Dr. Baxter in the Library and Media center.


HIS Book Fair

Last Wednesday through Friday, Hangzhou International School held our fall book fair. All students at HIS had the opportunity to view and purchase books. Our guests, Beijing Star Kids, were eager to share a wide selection of books for both lower and upper school students. Titles ranged across a variety of genres, including picture books, Chinese and English dual language readers, young adult novels and IB guides. The representative from Beijing Star Kids, Alex Goh, had this to say, “We believe it takes a community to bring together a great book fair. Parents, students, and teachers showed excitement for the books and led to a positive experience for all.”





Our Team


Matthew Baxter

Titles: Media Specialist
and Librarian

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