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    Panda Book Awards

    News

    26 Jul, 2017

    10 : 00

    • To instill an enduring love of reading and to take students on an exciting reading adventure, YCIS Chongqing will be taking part in a very exciting reading initiative called the Panda Book Awards during the first semester in the upcoming 2017-2018 school year.


      Every school year, the Panda Steering Committee promotes the Panda Book Awards reading initiative and publicizes lists of highly recommended books for readers in international schools in and beyond China. The four reading categories are: Younger Readers (EC3-grade 2); Middle Readers (grades 3-5); Older Readers (grades 6-8); and Mature Readers (grades 9-12). Each list consists of eight to ten titles that span a wide range of genres. Students are encouraged to read as many books from the list as possible and are invited to vote for their favorite book in the weeks after Chinese New Year.


      The Panda Book Awards initiative is now in its tenth year and its popularity has grown tremendously. During the first year, five international schools participated in voting. This year, fifty international schools joined the initiative, and over 7,000 students cast their votes.


      We wish all YCIS students an happy reading journey in the near future!