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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: Bite off more than you can chew

Lower School Winner: Karen from Ms. Doherty Grade 5: “I bit off more than I could chew when II tried to swim four laps in five minutes”

Upper School Winner Hao Ming Grade 8 “I wanted to play games and relax on Saturday, but I bit off more than I could chew with all my unfinished school work.

Featured book of the week: Because of Winn-Dixie

This unforgettable novel is about a lonely girl whose life is transformed by her friendship with a scruffy dog. The girl, Indi Opal Buloni has just moved to a trailer park in the small town of Naomi, Florida, with her father. Opal christens a dog Winn-Dixie, after the supermarket she meet him at. Find out more about the adventures that Opal and Winn-Dixie have in this award winner book.

Reading level: Fluent, Grade 3-8

Check out what other HIS scholars are saying about the featured book of the week. Scan the QR code above.



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 video to Dr. Baxter in the Library and Media center. Your submission rewards a point to your dragon house!


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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