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Books this month (*th July 2011, due 11th August) – TTDI Library

August 14, 2011 Leave a comment

TTDI Library

  1. Factfinders Junior Atlas
  2. Gunung Berapi dan Gempa Bumi oleh Terry Jennings – it’s in Malay, so I thought it would appeal to M more, I like the science projects realted to volcanoes and geology/minerology in general. Havent’t done any, and boooks are due!
  3. Restless Earth by Terry Jennings – big, clear fonts, good diagrams and pics, covers a whole lot on volcanoes, types galore.
  4. Our Planet: Earth (Belitha Press) – I like the step-by-step  illustration on how Earth was formed
  5. Marvellous Maths – Multiplication (Cherrytree Books)
  6. Ginger by Charlotte Voake – kids are into cats now, but there’s a phrase in this book: “Naughty cat!”, H2 took a liking to saying it these days, esp. when he sees a cat! Oh well.

Books this month (11th July 2011, due 25th July) – TTDI Library

July 16, 2011 Leave a comment

TTDI Library

  1. The Rag Coat by Lauren Mills
  2. I am a Hippo by Linda Bygrave, Illustrated by Andy Cooke
  3. Mari Kita berpantun (2) oleh Zanariah Mohd. Dahalan, Ilustrasi oleh Ibrahim Mohd. Said (DBP)
  4. Little Tim and the Brave Sea Captain by Edward Ardizzone
  5. Siapa Pencuri oleh Jamilah Hj. Bujang
  6. Al-Qur’an untuk kanak-kanak oleh Dr.Abdul Rauf

Books this month (27th June 2011) – TTDI Library

July 13, 2011 Leave a comment

TTDI Library

  1. The Rag Coat
  2. Mari Berpantun (I) (DBP)
  3. Putih (DBP)
  4. Kisah Puteri Hang Li Po
  5. Mencari Telur Penyu
  6. The View

Books this month, 2nd visit (June 2011) – National Science Centre Library

June 21, 2011 Leave a comment

PSN/NSC Library

  1. Time to get up by Susan Hellard
    • a simple but excellent rhyming book, my kids  have basically memorised the whole book, I don’t talk to them in English, so that’s saying something..I think this and the Freddie toddler books have improved H’s English reading (she’s 4), interestingly the sheep illustration reminds me of the book ‘Sheep in a Shop‘, which we have (somewhere..*sigh*)
  2. Freddie Learns to Swim by Nicola Smee – H2, my boy, loves the whole Freddie series, that said I’ve only read to him the simpler of the lot, Freddie gets dressed (his fav), and freddie goes to the beach (our current read).
  3. Space and Planets (Time-Life’s Illustrated World of Science) – I didn’t notice M read this much, if at all.
  4. Maria’s Comet by Deborah Hopkinson & Deborah Lanino – I love this book for several reasons, the illustration, the fact it’s based on a real person,
  5. Math Magic: The Human Calculator Shows How to Master Everyday Math Problems in Seconds by Scott Flansburg – I had this book when I was in secondary and only got through the addition lessons before the book was put away while I went to boarding school, tak tau mana dah buku tu..sungguh happee to see it in the NSC library, M at 8 can do them, still we haven’t got through the book
  6. Birds,Birds,Birds (Natural Wildlife Federation)
  7. Astronomy Adventures (Ranger Rick's NatureScope) Astronomy Adventures (Natural Wildlife Federation)
  8. 50 Simple Things You Can Do to Raise a Child Who Loves Science & Nature (50 Simple Things Series) by Marion Brisk
    • liked it, good ideas, readable, easy reference, but still didn’t get me off the comp to do them..ha..except for egg floating, then I think I was only motivated when I saw pics in a blog about it, maybe I should just refer to that blog every week..
  9. Belair Active Science 5  by Patricia Young
    • said to be for ages 9-10, but with minor mod can be suitable for younger ages too. I like it as it has diagrams, readable, don’t have to refer other books to get started like one other book i just bought…
  10. rocket book
  11. dad’s Discovering geometry by Serra – quite good, but exercises are advanced,maybe some intermediate, and sporadic primary
  12. 5 equations that changed the world

Books this month (June 2011) – TTDI Library

June 21, 2011 Leave a comment

TTDI Library

  1. Multiplying and Dividing – Maths Magic by Clemson & Clemson
    •  some ok activities, good for a library shelf, wouldn’t buy myself
  2. A Child's Introduction to the... A Child’s Introduction to the Night Sky: The Story of the Stars, Planets, and Constellations–and How You Can Find Them in the Sky by Michael Driscoll, Meredith Hamilton (Illustrator)
    • the star map is for the northern hemisphere and is cellotaped in between the flap and front cover anyway, so no exploring the chart..haven’t see M reading it yet..
  3. Mengenali Planet by Jacqueline Mitton, Terjemahan Zubaidah Abdul Rahman
    •  just to expose to the Arabic naes of planets and for an easier read for M, some of the English books on this subject is a put off for her.
  4. Imran Kawanku by Ghazali Ngah Azia
    •  M read this and enjoyed it, a good book by a familiar author, I think I’ve read his books as a child, good for my 8 yo, not too many unknown words, just enough to increase her vocab.It’salso written in very good standard even classical Malay, a classic, not like most Malay novels currently spewed out, although good but still not A. Samad Said’s standard kwim?
  5. Peristiwa di Langkawi by Mohd. Tajuddin Hj. Abdul Rahman
    • meant for H to read, but really not enganging enough for a beginner reader
  6. Ancaman Bawah Tanah by Suriana Syazleen
    • two in one story and facts book in Malay about Earth Geology, good exposure to M for better understanding of the earth structure, volcanoes, earthquakes, rock types and earth’s position in the solar system. Note that  pluto is still a planetin this book!

So, I gave M a notebook for writing out the book title, author and to list new vocabulary to look up in the dictionary. No summarising or questions yet. She goes to school for most of the day, ,so not much time for exploring much.

Books this month -TTDI Library

May 22, 2011 Leave a comment

TTDI Library

Multiplying and Dividing – Maths Magic (Clemson & Clemson)
Janice van Cleave’s Geometry for every Kid
Pinocchio (Carlo Collodi, Chronicle Books)
How Rabbit Stole the Fire (Joanna Throughton, Puffin Books)
The Classic Grimm’s Fairy Tales
Angkasa Lepas (DBP)

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More Books

December 30, 2009 Leave a comment

Our current books from the library, I think we missed listing a few of our previous trips, oh well, here’s the current one:

1. Patterns by David Kirby (heinemann)
Recognising patterns is a fundamental mathematical skill I think one could start introducing at an early age. This book is set for kids ages 9+ but my M (6 yrs) have been working on the exercises with interest although some parts are quite hard, like the pascal’s triangle, all in all a good book!
2. In my Bag (froebel-kan co. ltd)
A board book introducing simple shapes, and engages readers to participate by identifying shapes in the room the characters are currently in.
3.Superstars by Jill Carter and Judy Ling
4.Little Fish goes exploring (illustrated by Gary Haines, Sandcastle books) – A touch and feel board book
5.Giant Treasury of Breer Rabbit (Derrydale Books)
I don’t care much for the breer rabbit series but my dad seems to have a soft spot for them.
6.Christmas time (Ladybird) – I don’t know why dad brought this book home, since we’re not Christians and don’t celebrate Christmas, and there’s already an overload of Christmas ‘happenings’ and advertisements in this country. I don’t feel the same when CNY comes, I don’t mind a bit of “kong si kong si” here and there and don’t feel like CNY is shoved down my throat. I seriously feel there’s a major overload of Christmas here when there are only about 9% christians, giving that hindus make up about 6% and the subdued deepavali adverts and celebrations do not compare at all to Christmas. Just give the celebrations its due ‘percentage’, I say.

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