We are now in the Year of the Snake. I thought that I would start off the new year with a post on our latest non-fiction titles about snakes, and I was surprised and pleased to see that so many of our newer titles are from our World Languages collection.
We are fortunate at IST to have a diverse student population. In the elementary school, IST offers mother-tongue classes to our Danish, German, French, and Chinese students. In the secondary school, Language A classes are also offered in Korean. To support our international students, the library has a robust collection of books in languages other than English, and we are grateful for the support of our international parents who often donate books in their mother-tongues to us, either personally or through the auspices of their companies.
Here are some of our most recently added books on snakes in different languages to start off the Year of the Snake.
1. Nic BishopSnakes – Call number: 597.96 BIS
Award winning photographer and naturalist presents yet another wonderful non-fiction book, this time on snakes. Brilliant photographs and accessible text make this a book for lovers of snakes, nature, and photography of all ages.
2. 画蛇添足 : paint a snake with feet – Call number: WL CHI 398.2 PAI BL.
Bilingual book that encourages readers to seek the truth from facts.
3. 蛇年的礼物 The Gift of the Year of Snake
This book for the Year of the Snake features four folk tales about snakes from around the world. Illustrated with traditional paper cuts, this is a beautiful book to browse even if you cannot read characters.
4 and 5. Slanger and Kobra
Two books in Danish from the Første fakta series. Thanks to the Larssen family for transporting the series for us from Denmark. Our Danish collection is possible in large part to the generous donations and efforts of our Danish community.
6. Cobra Honorato : Snake Honorato
From the series Lendas Brasileras (Brazilian Legends) by famous Brazilian cartoonist, Mauricio de Sousa, this folk tale is about a snake called Honorato. We would like to thank the Brazilian community once again for their efforts in bolstering our Portuguese language collection. We can say without a doubt that we are the only international school in Tianjin with such a large collection of Portuguese language materials.
Happy Year of the Snake!
We hope you spend it reading!