Summer Reading List

13 July 2017
Summer holidays are the perfect time to escape from the struggles of the school year and a wonderful time to read books with your children! Whether it's a trip to the beach, a flight overseas, or another adventure that awaits you this summer, these books will always keep your family entertained, no matter where in the world you are!

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory -- by Roald Dahl

“Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a singular delight, crammed with mad fantasy, childhood justice and revenge, and as much candy as you can eat.”

Tuck Everlasting -- by Natalie Babbitt

“Beautiful and descriptive language is the strength of Babbitt's fantasy about Winnie and her encounter with the Tuck family, who cause her--and readers--to ponder an important question: What would it be like to live forever?”

Brown Girl Dreaming -- by Jacqueline Woodson

“Includes 7 new poems, touching and powerful, each poem is both accessible and emotionally charged, each line reflects a glimpse of a girl’s soul as she searches for her place in the world.”

Wolf Totem -- by Jiang Rong

“The Wolf Totem is an epic about wolves as well as an original work that brings a dramatic shock to the circles of business, culture and academic circles. This work is not only a paean, but an eulogy to wolves as well.”

Dear Andre -- by Long Yingtai

“This book is intent on solving the generation gap between mother and her son, it consists 36 letters from the mother and son, to be read by two generations. The topics they discussed have covered many fields, such as political movement, individual right, death, love and so on. It is highly recommended for those who look for wise parental skill.”

The Straw House -- by Cao Wenxuan

“It's a juvenile novel. A boy named Sangsang goes to Yau Ma Tei Primary School for six years, during which he witnesses and sometimes plays a part in lots of seemingly ordinary but actually touching stories.”

The Selfish Gene -- by Richard Dawkins

“Who should read this book? Everyone interested in the universe and their place in it. It describes with great skill a new face of the theory of evolution. The presentations are remarkable for their clarity and simplicity, intelligible to any schoolchild.”

The Origin of Species -- by Charles Darwin

“The publication of Darwin’s The Origin of Species in 1859 marked a dramatic turning point in scientific thought.it revolutionized science, philosophy, and theology.”

The Disappearing Spoon -- by Sam Kean

“Why did Gandhi hate iodine ? How did radium nearly ruin Marie Curie's reputation? And why is gallium the go-to element for laboratory pranksters? Sam Kean comes incredible stories of science, history, finance, mythology, the arts, medicine, and more, as told by the Periodic Table.”

Let’s get lost in the imaginative illustrations and unforgettable stories.

Enjoy your reading, and happy holidays!

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