Keep Reading All Summer Long with E-Books!

All books are due back in the library on May 26th but there are plenty of opportunities to read this summer! If you haven’t been to the Central Library near Victoria Park it’s FANTASTIC! I highly recommend getting a library card and being a regular visitor this summer. There are also book stores around Hong Kong, with the new addition of Eslite in Causeway Bay. If you haven’t been there, give it a visit. It’s an awesome book store!

And there’s always ebooks! Popular fiction ebooks can be found on OverDrive, fantastic picture books are at TumbleBooks, nonfiction titles are on Destiny Discovery and Big Universe has both fiction and nonfiction titles. Many of the nonfiction titles on Destiny Discover are interactive with videos, links, GoogleMaps, quizzes, etc. Very fun! All our e-books are available all day, everyday and they’re FREE!

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For a complete introduction to OverDrive, check out this blog post. Quick reminders: your username and password are both your student number. Yup, same number twice. Super simple! OverDrive has a great collection of popular fiction titles including Diary of a Wimpy Kid, books by David Walliams, Big Nate and more! Books available: beginner chapter books through grade 12.

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OverDrive: just a small selection of the awesome e-books available!

 Destiny Discover: Interactive Nonfiction

For fun, interactive nonfiction books, check out Destiny Discover. Our favorite e-books in Destiny Discover are Lightbox because they’re sooooo fun! They have exciting videos, photo slide shows, quizzes, GoogleMap links and more. Quick reminders: your username is your student number. Your password is the same password you use to get on the network at school, or for grade 3, 4 & 5 students, the password is 12345.

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Destiny Discover: LightBox e-books are interactive and fun!

 

Screen Shot 2016-05-31 at 2.16.08 pmTumbleBooks is a collection of super fun picture books! If you have kids who like picture books (and who doesn’t like picture books!) you really need to get over to TumbleBooks! They have a great collection of popular picture books that can be read aloud to students. They also have games and quizzes and other fun stuff going on! Take a look!

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TumbleBooks Library: A fantastic collection of picture books with a read aloud feature. Kids love TumbleBooks!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Big Universe is a collection of fiction and nonfiction books for grades K-8. We generally use it for nonfiction books to support the Units of Inquiry, but feel free to check out the fiction books, too!

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Big Universe: Just a few of the thousands of books available.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unfortunately I can’t post the username and password to any of these resources here because this is a public blog, but if you log into your Destiny account and click on the Home tab, you’ll see the login access for many of our online subscriptions, including TumbleBooks. As always, if you need help with any of these online services, don’t hesitate to email me at colleenwilliams@cdnis.edu.hk. I’m happy to help!

Enjoy your summer and happy reading!

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