Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Incredible New Books from Mary!

We received another incredible box of books from Mary in the USA this week! She has sent us some really amazing books that you are just going to love.
First of all, she sent us a hardcover boxed set of the Twilight series. Can you believe it? I tried so hard to get a hardcover copy of Twilight and couldn't manage it because it never caught on here when the book first came out, but Mary was able to get us a whole set of the series. Fantastic, right? Thanks Mary! Our Twilight books have been out all year as there are still many girls who haven't had a chance to read them so these books will be an added incentive for them to start! :-)
On top of that, one of the most popular books around is Fallen by Lauren Kate. You've probably noticed the cover on the bulletin board this year. A lot of girls enjoyed this novel and we have had a wait list most of the year. Well, you will be excited to know that Mary sent us a hardcover version of Fallen in her box this month! As well, she included the much anticipated second book, Torment in hardcover. BTW, I recently bought my own softcover copy of Fallen which I will donate in January so it looks like you will have a good chance of reading it in 2011. Feel free to add your name to the waitlist next year.
Mary also sent us some Teens' Top Ten books in Wintergirls by popular author Laurie Halse Anderson and Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater. I've been wanting to read shiver for a while now. It comes highly recommended and took #4 in the 2010 Teens' Top Ten. As well, Mary has added Patterson's Max which goes along with the Top Ten Maximum Ride novels. Now that we have numerous hardcovers in the series I'm expecting that they will really take off!
In addition, the box included a series by Frewin Jones that will likely be very popular. The books are The Faerie Path and The Lost Queen. The cover art is nice on these two and they are the kinds of books that tend to get picked up. I hope to hear a review of these from one of the girls next year.
I'd like to take this chance to thank Mary for her generosity. These books will be well-loved for years to come!

Sunday, 24 October 2010

How Can I Buy Some Great New Books?

There are two ways that I get most of my personal books (which I usually end up donating to the SRR). First of all, I'm a big supporter of Booker in Gadong. For those of you who haven't read my previous posts, Booker is the cheapest shop in the country and it has really started to develop a good collection of young adult fiction.

They actually have a wide selection of different books and authors and have stocked a lot of the books that I've been raving about and promoting at the SRR including many of the books from the Teens' Top Ten list.

When I took a group of the girls on a book-buying trip earlier in the year, we were absolutely shocked by the difference in prices. On a few books we looked at, Booker was actually 30 - 40% cheaper.

No, I don't work for Booker, but I'm just so pleased that at least one bookstore is trying its best to stock a variety of books for young adults and teens. The more people who buy those books from them, the more they will be able to stock. You get the picture.

I had visited a number of other shops in the past month and I had been wanting to buy a copy of hush, hush (recently voted #5 on the 2010 Teens' Top Ten list) but I didn't want to pay the crazy prices at the other shops. Anyway, I went to Booker last week and told myself, "If they have hush, hush I'm going to buy it." Sure enough, they had it and it was very reasonably priced. Watch this space for a book preview and review in the next couple of weeks!

The other way that I buy a lot of my books now is through a website called bookdepository. They have almost all of the books that you would expect to buy at Amazon, but there is a huge difference - at bookdepository shipping is free. For me that's huge! I used to spend as much on shipping as I did on the books whenever I ordered from Amazon. Also, I used to save up my money for three or four months and then order books to try to cut down on shipping. At bookdepository there is no shipping so I can order even just one book at a time whenever I want to. It's great.

Some people probably guess that bookdepository has more expensive prices than Amazon. That may be true sometimes, but not always. And, from my experience, when you factor in shipping, bookdepository has always been much cheaper. You might guess that shipping is slower with bookdepository, but I certainly haven't noticed any difference in shipping times so far - they seem to be pretty much the same. I recently ordered Maria V. Snyder's Storm Glass and it got here in only about two and a half weeks.

By the way, I've registered the SRR as an affiliate with bookdepository so if you click on our link below, we'll get a small commission on the order. It doesn't cost you anything to order through our link, but it can help us out a little bit. So far after 15 months as an affiliate we have about $20 in commissions saved up which will be enough to order a book or two.

Anyway, please help to support the SRR by clicking on the banner ad below if you are going to order any books from bookdepository. Thanks and happy shopping! :-)

The Book Depository

PS. For the girls in Form 5 who are broken-hearted because they must say good-bye to the SRR, there is still hope for you out there! Pick up books from Booker and Bookdepository and swap them with each other! :-)

Monday, 18 October 2010

Best of Luck on EOY Exams!

Hi girls,

I hope you all do well on your end of year exams. Good luck! And if you need to de-stress you can always drop by the English office to pick up a book! :-)

Mr Jason

BTW, here are a few pics of our recent Raya Celebration!

Daughters of the Sea - Book Preview


Hannah wants to be normal, but she’s not. The sea calls to her, and she can see a delicate tracing of scales on her legs. Billowing waves soothe her, but flat land makes her sick. She knows there’s something wild in her that’s different, wrong–and deeply thrilling.

Only one person seems to know who–or what–Hannah is. He’s a guest in the house where she works as a scullery girl, and his fascinated gaze follows her. She doesn’t understand his terrifying allure, or her longing. But even as the mystery deepens, Hannah is sure of one thing. A sea change is coming.

Amazon Review:

Orphan Hannah Albury, 15, the engagingly demure yet plucky heroine, has always been drawn to the ocean. Hired as scullery maid by the Hawleys, a wealthy Boston family, she embarks on a journey to understand and fulfill her destiny. Hannah is attracted to the family’s mysterious porcelain vases depicting sea creatures and even more so to Mr. Wheeler, an artist hired to paint the three Hawley daughters. He in turn hungers for and recognizes in Hannah what she doesn’t yet grasp. Meanwhile, the Hawleys’ psychotic eldest daughter, Lila, and her demonic cat, Jade, see Hannah as a threat; as she deciphers the secret of her identity, Hannah must ward off their perhaps supernatural attacks. The novel, first in a projected series, at first offers its early-20th-century history lesson in overly painstaking detail, especially the domestic staff hierarchy. Once Lila, Jade and Mr. Wheeler show up, the plot becomes gripping. A good bet for upper middle-grade and early YA readers. (Fantasy. 12 & up)

Stricken by a mysterious malady when she is sent westward on an orphan train, 15-year-old Hannah instinctively knows that she can be cured by proximity to the ocean. She returns to Boston and takes a position as a scullery maid in a wealthy household, where a young artist comes to paint a portrait of her employers’ three daughters. A mysterious, rather romantic figure, he seems to see into Hannah’s soul. Slowly, she becomes aware that she is transforming into a daughter of the sea. The first book in a series about sisters separated at birth, this novel has menacing, almost gothic overtones as well as a strong sense of time, place, and class distinctions. Elements within the painting, which sounds similar to John Singer Sargent’s Daughters of Edward Darley Boit, become pivotal points in the setting and the story. Nicely designed, this compelling novel has an attractive jacket illustration showing a rather modern-looking Hannah in her element, the sea.

— Carolyn Phelan, Booklist

Life As We Knew It - Book Preview

Teens' Top Ten #6 in 2007


When a meteor hits the moon and knocks it closer in orbit to the earth, nothing will ever be the same. Worldwide tidal waves. Earthquakes. Volcanic eruptions. And that's just the beginning.

Amazon Review:
It's almost the end of Miranda's sophomore year in high school, and her journal reflects the busy life of a typical teenager: conversations with friends, fights with mom, and fervent hopes for a driver's license.

When Miranda first begins hearing the reports of a meteor on a collision course with the moon, it hardly seems worth a mention in her diary. But after the meteor hits, pushing the moon off its axis and causing worldwide earthquakes, tsunamis, and volcanoes, all the things Miranda used to take for granted begin to disappear. Food and gas shortages, along with extreme weather changes, come to her small Pennsylvania town; and Miranda's voice is by turns petulant, angry, and finally resigned, as her family is forced to make tough choices while they consider their increasingly limited options.

Yet even as suspicious neighbors stockpile food in anticipation of a looming winter without heat or electricity, Miranda knows that that her future is still hers to decide even if life as she knew it is over.

Veteran author Susan Beth Pfeffer, who penned the young adult classic The Year Without Michael over twenty years ago, makes a stunning comeback with this haunting book that documents one adolescent's journey from self-absorbed child to selfless young woman. Teen readers won't soon forget this intimate story of survival and its subtle message about the treasuring the things that matter most—-family, friendship, and hope.--Jennifer Hubert

Notes: Thanks again to Mary for donating this book.

What Happened to Lani Garver - Book Preview

Teens' Top Ten #2 in 2003


Hackett Island has never seen anyone quite like Lani Garver. Everything about this new kid is a mystery: Where does Lani come from? How old is Lani? And-most disturbing of all-is Lani a boy or a girl? Claire McKenzie isn't up to tormenting Lani like the rest of the high school elite. Instead, she befriends the intriguing outcast. But within days of Lani's arrival, tragedy strikes and Claire must deal with shattered friendships and personal demons-and the possibility that angels walk the earth.

Amazon Review: Review

The folks on Hackett Island, near Philadelphia, are not too friendly to newcomers. Anyone the slightest bit different is eyed with suspicion, as Claire found out when she missed a year of junior high due to leukemia. Now she works hard at fitting in, following treacherous but popular Macy's lead, hiding her passion for the guitar, and never talking about her fear that her illness will return. Or her nightmares. Or her eating disorder. The boys of Hackett Island's "in" crowd are members of the "fish frat"--hunky sons of the local fishermen--and their horseplay even among themselves is brutal and edge-of-danger.

And then Lani Garver shows up at school, a tall, thin, strangely androgynous person. "No. Not a girl. Sorry," he says pleasantly when Macy questions him about his gender with vicious curiosity. But Claire, much to Macy's disgust, is drawn to Lani, and his wisdom and kindness begins to heal her. He takes her to Philadelphia to meet his artistic friends, talks sense to her about her eating disorder and her blind devotion to Macy, finds her a therapist. Who is this Lani Garver? He resists "boxes" like "gay." Even his age is a mystery to Claire. Strangest of all, could he be a "floating angel," as his friends at the hospital seem to believe? Meanwhile, the fish frat are closing in for the kill, and when their harassment turns lethal, Lani shows a terrible side of himself Claire has never seen.

Carol Plum-Ucci raises tantalizing questions around a fascinating character in this gut-clenching story that transcends the clich├ęs of the gay-bashing novel. (Ages 14 and older) --Patty Campbell --

Notes: Thanks to Mary for getting this one for us. This book is now available in the SRR.

New Books from Mary

Our generous book donor Mary from the United States has sent us another incredible box of books. For those of you who need some distraction from exam stress, you may want to stop by the English Dept office and have a look.

There is a lot to get excited about in this box. Our Cassandra Clare fans will be relieved that we got two more books from the Mortal Instruments trilogy. It is nice to have the big books with the beautiful covers now. Plus, this series has been so popular it has been difficult to get them out. Thanks Mary!

We also got two of the Maria V. Snyder books from her second trilogy. I'm reading the first book and when I'm done the trilogy will be ready to add to the collection. Mary's books are Spy Glass and Sea Glass (I bought Storm Glass from bookdepository last month).

Mary also sent us a copy of the American version of Snyder's Magic Study. Now that I see it up close, I have to say I really like the cover art. It's so nice to have an extra copy of this book. It is one of the most popular books in our collection and we will be promoting the series in January. Be forewarned, this book is only available at the SRR. You can not buy it here in Brunei! Of course, you could get it from BD.

We've also added three Teens' Top Ten winners: Life as We Knew It, Whatever Happened to Lani Carver, Looking for Alaska, and After. This is excellent news for students who are reading books off this list and I don't think I've read a book on the list that didn't totally impress me. Thanks to Mary for continuing our efforts to complete the Top Ten Collection which you can see by clicking here: TOP TEN BOOKS IN THE SRR.

If that wasn't enough, Mary also picked up copies of two requested books. Elsie in 9A requested Beastly and Amanda in 9F suggested we get a copy of The Giver.

We also got another copy of the very popular Evermore by Alyson Noel as well as another big copy of Stephenie Meyer's New Moon. Stephenie's books are still very hard to get a hold of. We have multiple copies, but they are always signed out. They will be even harder to come by as we get closer to the release of the final movie!

Once again, I'd like to thank Mary for her incredible generosity. She has really helped keep the excitement going this year. I hope I have this right - Mary has donated a total of 51 books this year! That's HUGE. Especially considering a lot of them have been large hard cover copies of popular books. You can see Mary's list HERE.

1 Clare, Cassandra City of Bones
2 Clare, Cassandra City of Ashes
3 Flinn, Alex Beastly
4 Forman, Gayle If I Stay
5 Green, John Looking For Alaska
6 Lasky, Kathryn Daughters of the Sea: Hannah
7 Lowry, Lois The Giver
8 Meyer, Stephenie New Moon
9 Nix, Garth Sabriel
10 Noel, Alyson Evermore
11 Pfeffer, Susan Life as We Knew it
12 Plum, Carol Whatever Happened to Lani Garver
13 Prose, Francine After
14 Snyder, Maria V. Sea Glass
15 Snyder, Maria V. Spy Glass
16 Snyder, Maria V. Magic Study

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Book News

First of all, the third book of Hunger Games is on its way. Peta sent us copies from bookdepository on pre-order so they should be here soon. If you haven't read Hunger Games then you are in for a real treat. It is a really great book and you will enjoy it for sure (you should read my review NOW!).

We have copies of books one and two in the SRR already and they have been enjoyed by many students this year. Sorry, but they tend to get passed around to different friends within a class. If you can't wait to get them from SRR, there are limited copies at Booker, Gadong. They even put two copies of Mockingjay on the shelf a couple of days ago (I'm not sure how they got it before us!). Grab them before they are gone!

The cool orange covered version of Catching Fire at Booker sold in a matter of days - I wonder if it was bought by one of my blog readers. :-) I knew I should have grabbed it! LOL

In other exciting news, as you may have noticed in my earlier post, one of our school's most popular writers - Maria V Snyder - has told me that she is sending us six autographed books! What an incredibly generous writer! Meanwhile, her Magic Study, Poison Study, Fire Study books continue to be requested on a daily basis at the school. For those of you who were hooked on her books, Mary and I have teamed up to get you a set of Maria's newest series - the Glass Series.

This is amazing: I ordered the first book called Storm Glass on August 28th and I picked it up from the post office today - 10 days! Wow, bookdepository can be super fast sometimes!

Although I'm presently reading Harry Potter II, Percy Jackson I, and a couple of books about Ancient Egypt, I think I'll have to read this one before I pass it on to the SRR. I feel another waitlist coming on. Anybody interested?

Thanks to Mary for sending out Sea Glass and Spy Glass today. They should arrive here soon and be ready for when we return to school following the Hari Raya holidays.

Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

Book Blurb:
You can't stop the future.
You can't rewind the past.
The only way to learn the secret... is to press play.

Clay Jensen returns home to find a strange package with his name on it. Inside he discovers several cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker- his class mate and first love- who committed suicide two weeks earlier.

Hannah's voice explains there are thirteen reasons why she killed herself. Clay is one of them. If he listens, he'll find out why.

All through the night, Clay keeps listening- and what he discovers changes his life...

A lot of students have been eager to read this book so when Peta's shipment of two copies arrived this week I just had to read a chapter to see what it was like. Of course, I couldn't put it down. Thanks again Peta for your generous donation. The books arrived yesterday from bookdepository!

It is a compelling book with an interesting writing style. I liked how the writer, Jay Asher, weaved the story together by having the main character listen to the tapes. Clay's reactions to what Hannah says on the tapes, at times, makes it seem as if the two are conversing. At the very least, it gives Hannah's story perspective and drives the story forward. In one night, Clay listens to the story of the girl he loved and he travels around the town where they live to significant places in Hannah's experiences leading up to her dark decision.

The content of this book is a bit disturbing. After all, the other main character, Hannah, has killed herself. That certainly ups the maturity level of this book but also makes it worth reading.

It doesn't glorify suicide at all. It doesn't make us feel that the character's choice was good and we don't get a feeling of justice when the other characters listen to her story. At times, in fact, I found myself feeling a bit annoyed and frustrated by Hannah and I had to wonder if that was partly by design. I'm not sure. She makes a lot of mistakes too. She isn't perfect. And her decision to end her life is a mistake. Ultimately, she did have friends and family who loved her even if she didn't always see that. The reader, in the end, is left with a feeling of great pity.

The main message in the book is powerful. It reminds us that we must be kind and caring towards others and that even the little things we do that aren't very nice can have a drastic affect on the people around us. By the time you finish reading this book, I guess that's what you take away from it - and that's a good thing.

There is some mature content here but it isn't titillating at all - it is the exact opposite. This is a warning to teen readers though. This book deals with harsh issues of American teenage life and isn't a "fun" read. However, it is very interesting and will appeal to those students who enjoy dramatic narratives.

4/5 stars

We now have 3 copies in the SRR available, but if you just can't wait I think Booker still has a copy (last seen on the top of the fiction bookshelf).

Sunday, 29 August 2010

Emperor: The Gates of Rome by Conn Iggulden

Amazon review:

'If you liked GLADIATOR, you'll love EMPEROR.' THE TIMES 'Great fun !

The great events and breathtaking brutality of the times are brought lavishly to life. Russell Crowe and Sean Bean's agents are surely already jockeying for the wide-screen roles.' GUARDIAN 'A brilliant story -- I wish I'd written it.

A novel of vivid characters, stunning action and unrelenting pace. It really is a terrific read.' BERNARD CORNWELL 'Stunning. It begins with hints of a mystery and continues as a galvanizing historical thriller. Words like "brilliant", "sumptuous" and "enchanting" jostle to be used but scarcely convey the way Iggulden brings the tale to life, or the compelling depictions of battle, treachery and everyday detail in a precarious world vividly re-created ! exhilarating.' Los Angeles Times

'The descriptions of combat in the circus, slaves in revolt, skirmishes in Greece, amputations and street fighting are all convincing.' TLS 'A rich and compelling novel that draws the reader into an extraordinary time and the life of an extraordinary man.' DAVID GEMMELL

You might be wondering why I haven't written many blog reviews lately. You may think I stopped reading. Actually, no. It's just I haven't been reading much YA lit lately.

I just went through an Ancient Rome phase. I started reading this really cool series of books by Conn Iggulden about the life of Julius Caesar and I just couldn't stop until I finished all four of them. They were really, really good.

There are a number of reasons why I loved this series. First of all, I'm fascinated by the man. I mean, it is so interesting to be able to learn about how Caesar came to be so famous. I liked reading a book that put me back in time. I could almost imagine what it would have been like to have lived in Caesar's time. As well, Iggulden managed to build a fascinating story without giving in to all the details.

I tried reading McCullough's books about Caesar, but she just made things way too complicated for me with all the characters. McCullough's books read like an encyclopedia entries. Iggulden's were written like an adventure story.

As well, Iggulden really brought the action to life. I've never written a book about ancient war before, but the way Iggulden described the fight scenes was so incredibly descriptive - it made brutal hand to hand combat sound beautiful.

Anyway, I thought it was worth writing a review just in case there were other readers who enjoy these types of books.

4.5/5 Stars

For readers who enjoy reading about Ancient Rome, I also highly recommend Philip Matyszak's Legionary: The Roman Soldier's Manual. I really enjoyed it. After reading Iggulden's book I was so curious about what life was like for the typical soldier and I found Matyszak's book to be of great interest - easy to read and full of fun facts!

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J.K. Rowling

I've just re-read Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone with my eight-year-old son, Nicholas and I'm so glad I got to share it with him!

I've probably told you this before, but I resisted reading HP for a very long time. I was certain I would not like it. "It's for kids," I thought. Wrong. About five years ago, I picked up the first book just to see what all the fuss was about. I was amazed from the first page.

Rowling's book is really for everyone. It is truly amazing. The writing is pure genius and the story keeps pulling you forward so you never want to put the book down.

I rarely read books a second time, but I'm wondering if maybe it's time to do that. I think I appreciated every little bit of this book more with my second reading. Besides, it was so much fun seeing my son react to it - laughing and cheering throughout!

Forget about the movie. So many students say, "I've already seen the movie. Why should I read the book?" There's no contest here. The book is so much better than the movie. The movies are good. There's no doubt about that. But it just can't compare to the joy of reading the book.

If you've never read the series, you should get started now! You could read them all before the final two movies come out (the first one in December?). We have the complete collection in the SRR and we have about 20 copies of book #1.


5/5 Stars

Gone by Michael Grant

Book Blurb:

In the blink of an eye.

Everyone disappears.


Everyone except for the young. Teens. Middle schoolers. Toddlers. But not a single adult. No teachers, no cops, no doctors, no parents. Gone, too, are the phones, internet, and television. There is no way to get help.

Hunger threatens. Bullies rule. A sinister creature lurks. Animals are mutating. And the teens themselves are changing, developing new talents—unimaginable, dangerous, deadly powers—that grow stronger by the day.

It's a terrifying new world. Sides are being chosen and war is imminent.

The first in a breathtaking saga about teens battling each other and their darkest selves, gone is a page-turning thriller that will make you look at the world in a whole new way.

I blogged about this book a while ago. Incredible book. Seriously. From the first chapter I was hooked on Grant's premise. Imagine: A bunch of teenagers are sitting in a classroom when, suddenly, their teacher disappears. Soon they figure out that all the people above the age of 15 are completely gone.

For some kids this would be a kind of heaven, well, until reality sets in.

That's so cool. What would happen if something like that happened? What would the kids do? Will they be good little boys and girls? Will they organize themselves somehow? Will somebody step up to be the leader? How will they survive? Grant explores this and much more, taking the reader on a wild ride. There is more to this story than I can tell you. You'll just have to read it; I'd hate to spoil the fun for you!

Although I felt a bit ripped off by the ending of this one, I really enjoyed it a lot. I've donated my copy to the SRR already so you should grab it if you get a chance. I highly recommend it. If you liked Hunger Games, you'll enjoy this one.

One of the best books I've read in a long time!

4.5/5 stars

Hunger by Michael Grant

Book Blurb:
It's been three months since everyone under the age of fifteen became trapped in the bubble known as the FAYZ.

Three months since all the adults disappeared.


Food ran out weeks ago. Everyone is starving, but no one wants to figure out a solution. And each day, more and more kids are evolving, developing supernatural abilities that set them apart from the kids without powers.

Tension rises and chaos is descending upon the town. It's the normal kids against the mutants. Each kid is out for himself, and even the good ones turn murderous.

But a larger problem looms. The Darkness, a sinister creature that has lived buried deep in the hills, begins calling to some of the teens in the FAYZ. Calling to them, guiding them, manipulating them.

The Darkness has awakened. And it is hungry.

The sequel to Gone was really great. I plowed through all 560 pages this weekend and loved it. I'm totally fascinated by the whole situation and I'm enjoying Grant's characters.

I liked that we had a chance to see how this world develops. I've always been fascinated by this sort of Lord of the Flies idea. I mean, if there were no adults around, what would happen? Are children basically good? Would they help each other? Things really heat up in this second book of the trilogy.

In particular, I like the way certain ideas start to gain momentum in this book. For example, the kid who ran the McDonald's is now dreaming of starting up some sort of currency. However, rightly so, the other kids are suspicious of his intentions. What will Albert do once he becomes a business tycoon. As well, friction is developing and two separate groups are going to battle it out, and I don't mean the rich kids from the private school (although they are back and badder than ever in the second book as well).

BTW, our copy is an uncorrected proof of the book which was sent to us by our generous book angel Mary from the United States. Thanks Mary! This is a special book and many of our girls will enjoy it.

Great book. Highly recommended.

4.5/5 stars

Thursday, 26 August 2010

Poison Study number one!!!

Hi girls,

We have a lot of new and exciting books, but I'm pretty sure that the number one series of books in the school is still the study series by Maria V. Snyder!

This series of books took off when Peta donated them to us last year. The girls in 5C and 5D picked this one up and passed it around. It became so popular that Peta even sent us a second set.

We still rarely see them being returned so we know they are being shared within the classrooms. Fire Study was returned this morning and it was on the SRR shelf for about two minutes, then three girls from 9A yelled, "It's here!" and then it was gone.

Did you know that Maria V Snyder wrote another trilogy after the Study Series? All three books are out already and I will try my best to order them once we have some book funds available to order them. The books are Storm Glass, Sea Glass, and Spy Glass.


Sunday, 22 August 2010

Mockingjay Out Aug 24th

Wow, it's finally coming out!

Those of you who have read the Hunger Games series (and loved it) will be happy to know that the wait is over. Mockingjay, the final book in the trilogy, will be out August 24th.

We are very lucky because Peta has already ordered us two copies from bookdepository so we should get them in just a couple of weeks! Yay! Thanks so much Peta.

In the lead up to the release, the book blogging community is starting to get really excited. If you are a fan of the series, have a look at Steph Su's (always interesting and informative) blog:

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

New Cassandra Clare Book - Enter and Win

Steph Su is putting up a copy of the new Cassandra Clare book in a contest. I hope you will all enter to win it!!! Go to her blog and fill out the entry form today:

National Debate Competition

Congratulations to the STPRI Debate Team for their win over the SMSAB team today! Well done girls! Lindy, Ruth, and Najeeha did a great job for us today and we look forward to seeing them go into the next round. Also, thanks to the rest of the team members who came out to show their support. We have such a great team and I keep telling everyone how lucky we are to have so many girls interested in competing. Our school is very unique that way.

I was surprised to see some of my former students today (yes, I moved from SMSAB just three years ago). I was really proud to see the boys I taught were on the school's debate team. Congratulations to them for joining the competition. I thought they did very well. It was really nice to see Muiz and Azlan (my former students) and Fahkri (a student I knew and brother of another former student - Nabilah). I still have fond memories of my time at SMSAB and I continue to wonder how my former students are doing. I hope one of them will read this and add me to Facebook!!!

Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Great New Books from Mary!!!

Our American book angel, Mary, has done it again. In July, she sent us two big boxes of 24 incredible books. She has managed to get her hands on a lot of the books that are very popular in the SRR and has been able to get many coveted hardcover books for the collection. Thanks so much Mary! We really appreciate all the amazing books you've been sending us! This should really cause stir in the SRR.

After watching The Lightning Thief movie I was hoping to read the series. I'm happy to say that Mary has sent us a whole collection of the books. If you enjoyed the movie as much as I do, you are sure to enjoy this set.

Looking for Alaska placed #4 on the 2005 Teens' Top Ten list so it will likely be a very good read. Of course Green has really established himself because he took #1 in 2009's list with Paper Towns. This is one author you may want to check out.

Shannon Hale has also established herself with The Goose Girl (#7 in 2004) and River Secrets (#7 in 2007). Perhaps she is another popular author worth looking at. I can't wait to hear a few reviews on these books.

Picoult, Dessen, Westerfeld, and Kinsella need no introduction. Their books already have a following at the school so these will all be snapped up the minute they hit the shelves. Enjoy!

Here is a list of the books that Mary sent in July:

  • This Lullaby - Dessen
  • Looking for Alaska - John Green
  • Twenties Girl - Kinsella
  • The Undomestic Goddess - Kinsella
  • New Moon - Meyer
  • Brisingr - Paolini
  • My Sister's Keeper - Picoult
  • The Pact - Picoult
  • Plain Truth - Picoult
  • The Last Olympian - Riordan
  • Specials - Westerfeld
  • Firegirl - Abbott
  • City of Glass - Clare
  • The Handbook of Pirates - Deary
  • River Secrets - Hale
  • Emma Burning - Hale
  • The Goose Girl - Hale
  • Eldest - Paolini
  • Maximum Ride: Saving the World - Patterson
  • The Final Warning - Patterson
  • The Lightning Thief - Riordan
  • The Sea of Monsters - Riordan
  • The Titan's Curse - Riordan
  • The Battle of Labyrinth - Riordan

Great New Books from Peta!!!

Hi everyone,

I've been meaning to update the blog for weeks. I wanted to announce some great new additions to the collection this week. In July, Peta sent us another 10 amazing books for you to enjoy. In particular, I think you will be interested to know that she has sent two hardcover copies of Stephanie Meyer's new book The Second Life of Bree Tanner. I just know that these books will be very, very popular.

As well, the girls who loved Cashore's Graceling will be happy to know that Peta also sent us book #2 called Fire.

Another great book worth noting is the #1 book from the 2009 Teens' Top Ten list by John Green called Paper Towns. It actually won against competition from Breaking Dawn and The Hunger Games. I was so eager to find out what all the fuss was about so I read it yesterday. Great book!

As well, Peta has managed to close up the final book on our 2004 Teens Top Ten list of books with the addition of the pirate adventure called Curse of the Blue Tattoo by LA Meyer. Have a look at our complete collection HERE.

Also, here is the complete list of Peta's July donations:
  • The Second Life of Bree Tanner (two copies)
  • Fire
  • Paper Towns
  • Curse of the Blue Tattoo
  • Endymion Spring (hc)
  • Ghost Stories
  • Speak
  • Usborne Big Book of Puzzle Adventures
  • Ryland's Footsteps

These are wonderful books that have been added to the collection. Thanks so much Peta!!!

Friday, 2 July 2010

Great New Books!!!

You will all be happy to know that we just got to big book shipments from our incredible supporters Peta from the UK and Mary from the USA.

Stay tuned for the book announcements and previews in the coming week - we have some amazing new titles for you!

Thanks to Peta and Mary! You continue to amaze us with your incredible generosity!!!

Also, if you have seen Eclipse, please let us know what you thought of it. I'm curious to know if it is good.

Monday, 28 June 2010

Faerie Wars Part 2 and 3

Hi girls,

Every year we ask the students to help us expand our collection and you donate $1 for the SRR. Well, we had a bit of fun spending a tiny bit of that money before the holiday. A few eager readers and I borrowed the school van and went off on a shopping tour to a few bookstores.

First of all, let me just say a big thank you to the staff at Booker in Gadong for all their support and for developing their stock of young adult books. Booker now has the best selection in the country. It's because of people like our students who love books that I think they have started to stock the books we like. Also, I'm pleased to say their prices seem to have come down a bit.

Books at Booker are certainly much more reasonable than any other store in the country. We were absolutely shocked to discover that many of the books were 30% more expensive at that other chain shop that we all shop at! We still pay more for books here than in any other country in the world, but things are beginning to look up. Keep buying books and then, hopefully, the businessmen in the country will be able to cut their prices!

Anyway, we managed to get some more of the Mr Midnight books (they are still the best value for money) and we were able to fill a few holes in our collections. We picked up book 2 and 3 of the Faerie Wars books. So many girls read the first book and enjoyed it. They kept asking me about them so I just had to get them.

Also, in the next few weeks, try visiting the school library! We managed to get some new books for the library and they should be on the shelves soon. We got some of the best books you can imagine. We even got a copy of Hunger Games and Graceling. Can you believe that? I'll try to post a list soon.

More New Books

Yay, we have lots of new books coming to the SRR in the next few weeks.

First of all, Peta ordered a nice new copy of what looks like an amazing book that one a prize at The Times. It's Incarceron by Catherine Fisher.

Here is the blurb:

Imagine a living prison so vast that it contains corridors and forests, cities and seas. Imagine a prisoner with no memory, who is sure he came from Outside, even though the prison has been sealed for centuries and only one man, half real, half legend, has ever escaped.
Imagine a girl in a manor house in a society where time has been forbidden, where everyone is held in a seventeenth century world run by computers, doomed to an arranged marriage that appals her, tangled in an assassination plot she both dreads and desires.
One inside, one outside
But both imprisoned.
Imagine a war that has hollowed the moon, seven skullrings that contain souls, a flying ship and a wall at the world's end.
Imagine the unimaginable.
Imagine Incarceron.

That sounds interesting, doesn't it?

Peta has also sent us a couple of other books. One is a very cool picture book called A Shakespearean Theater which I think all the lit students are going to enjoy. I know I like it a lot. She also sent a book by Robin Sharma called "Discover Your Destiny" which was a request from a girl in one of the other classes ( I think Miss Karen is her teacher) and I hope I'm able to find her so she can take the book out.

Thanks again Peta for your generosity! It's always amazing to get your lovely packages with all the Spongebob stickers on them. BTW, you are still famous! The bulletin board at our school continues to get a lot of attention!

Sunday, 30 May 2010

Trapped in an Elevator

On Thursday I talked to the the 9A class about the idea of writing a narrative with an "elevator" setting. We discussed the idea that the main complication could be that it gets stuck between floors. Then we thought about a variety of characters that could be stuck in the elevator.

1. What if a murderer were one of the characters? Better yet, what if a man and girl were trapped together and she notices he has blood on his hands. The girl gets very nervous and her imagination takes over. Later, the man gets off the elevator and picks up two big cans of red paint - he's a painter! Great twist don't you think?

2. We also thought about the possibility of a boyfriend and girlfriend getting trapped and what could happen with them or the idea that a girl and boy who don't know each other end up on the elevator. The girl has had a secret crush on the boy for some time, but in the end she discovers he isn't that nice and she is no longer interested in him.

3. We also imagined the possibility of a famous person being on the elevator. The other person could be a crazed fan, somebody who doesn't know the famous person, or somebody who doesn't like the famous person. This was similar to the roleplay we did with the characters on an airplane earlier this year.

I mentioned that one of my favourite tv shows of all time is Friends and that there is an episode where Chandler (my favourite character) gets stuck in a bank with a famous model. Chandler is so funny! He feels so awkward and nervous. You have to see this! Click here to go to YouTube and watch the video: Chandler and the Famous Model on YouTube

Can anybody think of other good examples of unusual characters who were forced to spend time together by circumstances?

Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Even More Books - this time from me!

Well, everyone is in the spirit of giving today so I'm donating three of my favourite hardcovers!

Collins' Hunger Games is incredible and a lot of students are begging for book two. It's here! I bought this one in the Chicago airport in December and it is absolutely stunning. I hope you enjoy it. Hunger Games took #3 in the 2009 Teens' Top Ten List and you can bet Catching Fire will be in the top ten for 2010.

Wake is another amazing book. I reviewed it last year and I still feel some of the content is a bit mature, but it is just too good to keep from the shelves of the SRR. Enjoy everyone! You can read my review HERE. By the way, it's #7 on the Teen's Top Ten for 2009.

With the popularity of Harry Potter and the fact that the new movie will be out in the near future - there will be a demand for HP books again I'm sure. I have fond memories of pre-ordering this book and rushing off to the bookstore to get it and then reading it as I walked out of the shop. Deathly Hollows is beyond awesome. It took #2 on the 2008 Teen's Top Ten list. Yeah, I know, that's stupid. You shouldn't even utter the names Rowling and Meyer in the same breath.

Enjoy girls.

Books Donated by Mary

The following books have been donated by our generous book angel Mary from the USA:

1 Abbott, Firegirl Firegirl
2 Ahern, Cecelia Rosie Dunn
3 Anderson, Laurie Halse Twisted
4 Anderson, Laurie Halse Speak
5 Anderson, Laurie Wintergirls
6 Anderson, Laurie Prom
7 Asher, Jay Thirteen Reasons Why
8 Beddor, Frank The Looking Glass Wars
9 Brashares, Ann Girls in Pants
10 Brashares, Ann The Last Summer of You & Me
11 Bray, Libba A Great and Terrible Beauty
12 Bray, LIbba Beauty Queens
13 Brooks, Kevin The Road of The Dead
14 Cabot, Meg Princess Diaries
15 Cabot, Meg Princess In The Spotlight
16 Cabot, Meg Princess In The Spotlight
17 Cabot, Meg Princess In Love
18 Cabot, Meg Princess in Waiting
19 Cabot, Meg Princess in Waiting
20 Cabot, Meg Princess in Pink
21 Cabot, Meg Queen of Babble Gets Hitched
22 Cabot, Meg She Went all the way
23 Cabot, Meg Nicola and the Viscount
24 Cabot, Meg The Mediator: Shadowland
25 Cabot, Meg The Mediator: Ninth Key
26 Cabot, Meg Haunted (Mediator #5)
27 Cabot, Meg Twilight (Mediator #6)
28 Canfield, Jack Chicken soup for the Teenage Soul on Love and Friendship
29 Carter, Ally Heist Society
30 Carter, Ally Cross My Heart
31 Carter, Ally Cross My Heart
32 Carter, Ally Hope to Spy
33 Cast, P.C. Marked
34 Cast, P.C. Betrayed
35 Cast, P. C. Betrayed
36 Cast, P.C. Chosen
37 Cast, P.C. Hunted (House of Night)
38 Cast, P.C. Untamed
39 Cast, P. C. Tempted
40 Cast, P.C. Tempted
41 Clare, Cassandra City of Bones
42 Clare, Cassandra City of Bones
43 Clare, Cassandra City of Ashes
44 Clare, Cassandra City of Ashes
45 Clare, Cassandra City of Glass
46 Clare, Cassandra City of Fallen Angels
47 Clare, Cassandra Clockwork Angel
48 Davis, Heather Never Cry werewolf
49 Deary, Terry The Handbook of Pirates
50 Dessen, Sarah This Lullaby
51 Dessen, Sarah The Truth About Forever
52 Dessen, Sarah This Lullaby
53 Dessen, Sarah Just Listen
54 Dessen, Sarah Just LIsten
55 Dessen, Sarah Someone Like You
56 Dessen, Sarah Lock and Key
57 Dessen, Sarah Dreamland
58 Dessen, Sarah Along for the Ride
59 DiCamillo, Kate The Magician's Elephant
60 Downham, Jenny Before I die
61 DuPrau, Jeanne The City of Ember
62 DuPrau, Jeanne The People of Sparks
63 DuPrau, Jeanne The Prophet of Yonwood
64 DuPrau, Jeanne The Diamond of Darkhold
65 Fisher, Catherine Incarceron
66 Fitzgerald, Becca Crescendo
67 Flinn, Alex Beastly
68 Forman, Gayle If I Stay
69 Fredericks, Mariah The true meaning of cleavage
70 Gaiman, Neil The Graveyardbook
71 Garcia, Kami Beautiful Darkness
72 Grant, Michael Hunger (Uncorrected Proof)
73 Grant, Michael Lies
74 Grant, Michael Gone
75 Green, John Looking for Alaska
76 Green, John Looking for Alaska
77 Green, John Looking for Alaska
78 Green, John An Abundance of Katherine
79 Hale, Shannon River Secrets
80 Hale, Shannon Emma Burning
81 Hale, Shannon The Goose Girl
82 Headley, Justina Chen North of Beautiful
83 Jones, Frewin The Faerie Path
84 Jones, Frewin The Lost Queen
85 Kinsella, Sophie Twenties Girl
86 Kinsella, Sophie The Undomestic Goddess
87 Kenyon, Sherrilyn Night Pleasures
88 Lasky, Kathryn Daughters of the Sea: Hannah
89 Lasky, Kathryn Blood Secret
90 Lauren, Kate Fallen
91 Lauren, Kate Fallen
92 Lauren, Kate Torment
93 Lowry, Lois The Giver
94 Lowry, Lois Gathering Blue
95 Marr, Melissa Wicked Lovely
96 Marr, Melissa Ink Exchange
97 Marr, Melissa Love is Hell
98 McMann, Lisa Fade
99 McMann, Lisa Fade
100 McMann, Lisa Fade
101 Meyer, Stephanie Twilight
102 Meyer, Stephenie New Moon
103 Meyer, Stephenie New Moon
104 Meyer, Stephenie New Moon
105 Meyer, Stephanie New Moon
106 Meyer, Stephanie Eclipse
107 Meyer, Stephenie Breaking Dawn
108 Meyer, Stephenie Breaking Dawn
109 Meyer, Stephanie Breaking Dawn
110 Meyer, Stephenie Eclipse
111 Meyer, Stephenie Eclipse
112 Nix, Garth Sabriel
113 Noel, Alyson Evermore
114 Paolini, Christopher Eldest
115 Paolini, Christopher Brisingr
116 Patterson, James Saving the World & other Extreme Sports
117 Patterson, James School's Out Forever
118 Patterson, James Max
119 Patterson, James The Final Warning
120 Patterson, James Angel
121 Pfeffer, Susan Life as We Knew it
122 Picoult, Jodi My Sister's Keeper
123 Picoult, Jodi My Sister's Keeper
124 Picoult, Jodi The Pact
125 Picoult, Jodi Plain Truth
126 Picoult, Jodi Salem Falls
127 Plum, Carol Whatever Happened to Lani Garver
128 Prose, Francine After
129 Riordan, Rick The Lightning Thief
130 Riordan, Rick The Lightning Thief
131 Riordan, Rick The Sea of Monsters
132 Riordan, Rick The Sea of Monsters
133 Riordan, Rick The Titan's Curse
134 Riordan, Rick The Titan's Curse
135 Riordan, Rick The Battle of the Labyrinth
136 Riordan, Rick The Battle of the Labyrinth
137 Riordan, Rick The Last Olympian
138 Riordan, Rick The Last Olympian
139 Riordan, Rick The Red Pyramid
140 Rowling, J.K. Harry Potter: And the Sorcerer's Stone
141 Rowling, J.K. Harry Potter: And the Sorcerer's Stone
142 Rowling, J.K. Harry Potter: And the Sorcerer's Stone
143 Rowling, J.K. Harry Potter: And the Sorcerer's Stone
144 Rowling, J. K. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
145 Rowling, J. K. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
146 Rowling, J. K. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
147 Rowling, J.K. The Chamber of Secrets
148 Rowling, J.K. The Chamber of Secrets
149 Rowling, J. K. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
150 Rowling, J. K. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
151 Rowling, J. K. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
152 Rowling, J. K. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
153 Rowling, J. K. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
154 Rowling, J. K. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
155 Rowling, J. K. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
156 Rowling, J. K. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
157 Rowling, J. K. Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince
158 Rowling, J. K. Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince
159 Rowling, J. K. Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince
160 Rowling, J. K. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
161 Shreve, Susan Blister
162 Shriver, Lionel We Need to Talk about Kevin
163 Snicket, Lemony The Eratz Elevator
164 Snicket, Lemony The Grim Grotto
165 Snicket, Lemony The Penultimate Peril
166 Snicket, Lemony The End
167 Snyder, Maria Storm Glass
168 Snyder, Maria Sea Glass
169 Snyder, Maria V. Sea Glass
170 Snyder, Maria V. Spy Glass
171 Snyder, Maria Spy Glass
172 Snyder, Maria Poison Study
173 Snyder, Maria V. Magic Study
174 Snyder, Maria Magic Study
175 Snyder, Maria Fire Study
176 Snyder, Maria Inside Out
177 Sparks, Nicholas The Lucky One
178 Sparks, Nicholas The Lucky One
179 Sparks, Nicholas A Bend in the Road
180 Sparks, Nicholas The Guardian
181 Sparks, Nicholas Message in the bottle
182 Sparks, Nicholas At First Sight
183 Stiefvater, Mattie Shiver
184 Stine, R. L. Dangerous Girls
185 Wells, Rosemary When No One Was Looking
186 Westerfield, Scott Specials
187 Westerfield, Scott Uglies
188 Westerfield, Scott Pretties
189 Whitman, Emily Radiant Darkness
190 Stine, R. L. Monster Blood Goosebumps
191 Stine, R. L. A Shocker on Shock Street Goosebumps
192 Stine, R. L. Say Cheese and Die - Again Goosebumps
193 Stine, R. L. Ghost Camp Goosebumps
194 Stine, R. L. The Cuckoo Clock of Doom Goosebumps
195 Stine, R. L. Returne of the Mummy Goosebumps
196 Stine, R.L. Bad Hare Day Goosebumps
197 Stine, R.L. Calling All Creeps Goosebumps
198 Stine, R.L. Egg Monsters From Mars Goosebumps
199 Stine, R.L. The Curse of Camp Cold Lake Goosebumps
200 Stine, R. L. The Girl Who Cried Monster Goosebumps
201 Stine, R. L. The Haunted School Goosebumps
202 Stine, R. L. Monster Blood IV Goosebumps
203 Stine, R. L. Mostly Ghostly Goosebumps
204 Clamp Angelic Layer Manga
205 Clamp Angelic Layer Manga
206 Clamp Magic Knight Rayearth Manga
207 Clamp Magic Knight Rayearth Manga
208 Clamp Magic Knight Rayearth Manga
209 Clamp Magic Knight Rayearth II Manga
210 Clamp Magic Knight Rayearth II Manga
211 Clamp Magic Knight Rayearth II Manga
212 Fujishima, Kosuke Oh My Goddess: Ninja Master Manga
213 Fujishima, Kosuke Oh My Goddess: 1-555-Goddess Manga
214 Fujishima, Kosuke Oh My Goddess: Love Potion #9 Manga
215 Fujishima, Kosuke Oh My Goddess: Miss Keiichi Manga
216 Fujishima, Kosuke Oh My Goddess: The Queen of Vengeance Manga
217 Hamazaki, Tatsuya Hack: Legend of the Twilight Manga
218 Hamazaki, Tatsuya Hack: Legend of the Twilight Manga
219 Hirano, Toshiki Shaolin Sisters Manga
220 Hirano, Toshiki Shaolin Sisters Manga
221 Katsura, Asuka Petite Cossette Manga
222 Katsura, Asuka Petite Cossette Manga
223 Patterson, James Maximum Ride Manga
224 Riordan, Rick The Lightning Thief Manga
225 Ueda, Hajime FLCL Manga
226 Ueda, Hajime FLCL Manga
227 Manga Enroute: Sent May 2011 Manga
228 Anzai, Nobuyuki Flame of Recca Manga
229 Be-PaPas Revolutionary Girl: Utena Manga
230 Clamp Shirahime-Syo Manga
231 DeFilippis & Weir Luna: Amazing Agent Manga
232 Hajime, Ueda Q.Ko-Chan The Earth Invader Girl Manga
233 Hatori, Bisco Ouran High School: Host Club Manga
234 Hidaka, Banri Tears of A Lamb Manga
235 Ice Kunion 2005 Ice Kunion Sampler Manga
236 iida, Haruko Crescent Moon Manga
237 Koge-Donbo Kamichama: Karin Chu Manga
238 Mizushiro, Setona X-Day Manga
239 Nanase, Aoi Angel Dust Manga
240 Okamoto, Keiko Corrector Yui: Corrector Initialize Manga
241 Okuda, Hitchi No Need for Tenchi (Mother Planet) Manga
242 Sadamoto, Yoshiyuki Neon Genesis Evangelion Manga
243 Saiga, Reiji Real Bout High School Manga
244 Saito, Chiho Utena: Revolutionary Girl Manga
245 Sugisaki, Yukiru D. N. Angel Manga
246 Sugisaki, Yukiru D. N. Angel Manga
247 Sugisaki, Yukiru D. N. Angel Manga
248 Sugisaki, Yukiru D. N. Angel Manga
249 Sugisaki, Yukiru D. N. Angel Manga
250 Tomino, Yoshiyuki Brain Powered Manga
251 Tomizawa, Hitoshi Aliennine Emulators Manga
252 Tokyopop The rising Stars of Manga Manga
253 Tokyopop Power Rangers Ninja Storm Manga
254 Ueyama, Michiro Zoids (Chaotic Century) Manga
255 Yeo-Jin, Jan Saint Marie Manga
256 Cooney, Caroline Twins Point Horror
257 Ellis, Carol Camp Fear Point Horror
258 Ellis, Carol Silent Witness Point Horror
259 Ellis, Carol The Stepdaughter Point Horror
260 Ellis, Carol The Window Point Horror
261 Hoh, Diane The Train Point Horror
262 Hoh, Diane Nightmare Hall: Dark Moon Point Horror
263 Hoh, Diane Prom Date Point Horror
264 Hoh, Diane The Invitation Point Horror
265 Hoh, Diane The Train Point Horror
266 Hoh, Diane The Night Walker Point Horror
267 Hoh, Diane Last Breath Point Horror
268 Kilworth, Garry The Rain Ghost Point Horror
269 Littke, Lael Prom Dress Point Horror
270 Littke, Lael The Watcher Point Horror
271 Lowry, Lois The Giver Point Horror
272 Nixon, Joan Lowery A Deadly Game of Magic Point Horror
273 Smith, Sinclair The Boy Next Door Point Horror
274 Smith, Sinclair The Waitress Point Horror
275 Stamper, J. B. Tales for the Midnight Hour Point Horror
276 Stine. R. L. The Baby Sitter III Point Horror
277 Stine, R. L. The Babysitter IV Point Horror
278 Stine. R. L. Beach Party Point Horror
279 Stine. R. L. Beach House Point Horror
280 Stine. R. L. The Dead Girlfriend Point Horror
281 Stine. R. L. Hit and Run Point Horror
282 Stine. R. L. Twisted Point Horror
283 Stine, R. L. The Overnight Point Horror
284 Stine, R. L. The Girlfriend Point Horror
285 Stine, R. L. The Boyfriend Point Horror
286 Stine, R. L. Let's Party Point Horror
287 Stine, R. L. Phone Calls Point Horror
288 Stine, R. L. The Babysitter II Point Horror
289 Stine, R. L. The Perfect Date Point Horror
290 Stine, R. L. The Prom Queen Point Horror
291 Stine, R. L. The Snowman Point Horror
292 Stine, R. L. Night Terrors Point Horror
293 Stine, R. L. I saw you that night Point Horror
294 Stine, R. L. The Hitchhiker Point Horror
295 Stamper, J. B. More Tales for the Midnight Hour
296 Stamper, J. B. Tales for the Midnight Hour
297 Stamper, J. B. Still More Tales For The Midnight Hour
298 Stine, R. L. All Night Party
299 Stine, R. L. Cheerleaders: The Second Evil