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”Don’t Go into the Library” – Alberto Ríos

Albert Ríos has won acclaim as a writer who uses language in lyrical and unexpected ways in both his poems and short stories, which reflect his Chicano heritage and contain elements of magical realism. ”Ríos’s poetry is a kind of magical storytelling, and his stories are a kind of magical poetry,” commented Jose David Saldivar in […]

I Love Reading to the Moon and Back – Book Recommendation

Students participating in the I Love Reading to the Moon and Back challenge need recommend one of the books that they read. Today Simon recommended I Varuhuset, by Ture Sventon. He said that, ”You never know what is going to happen next.” Simon said that the ending was perfect for the story. He also commented […]

Page by Page…

As part of the I love Reading to the Moon and Back challenge, Futuraskolan International Rådan students in grades 4, 5, 6B and 6R have read over 15 000 pages in less than one month! Yesterday their Swedish teacher added a third book to the ladder to moon. WOW! Keep up the amazing work, Rådan […]

Article: Why are Books that Shape?

A recent article on bookriot.com (<- click for the link) explores why books are a certain shape. It turns out that it is all down to the golden ratio. The golden ratio is an irrational number represented by the Greek letter phi (φ) that’s used to create geometries with what many people consider the most eye-pleasing proportions. Futuraskolan International […]

Using Up the Book Sale Money

Last December Futuraskolan International Rådan students held a used book sale that raised 4000:- SEK. The last few crowns were used to purchase two books from Witra Publishing: The Haven, by Simon Lelic, is about Ollie Turner and his adventures after a students go missing from a prestigious boarding school. Plastic Planet, by Georgia Amson-Bradshaw, […]

New Books in Portuguese

One of Futuraskolan International Rådan’s teachers is spending a year teaching in Cascais, Portugal. She stopped by for a visit recently and donated 4 books in Portuguese, which she, of course, bought at Déjà Lu, the second hand book store that donates all proceeds to the Portuguese Down Syndrome Association. Thank you! Déjà Lu is […]

Serie-ous Books!

As part of the I love Reading to the Moon and Back challenge, students are required to read a three-book series. There are several display shelves in Futuraskolan International Rådan’s library that are used to display new books, books based on a theme or books of the same genre. Last week, the shelves were used […]

IPC/IMYC Bookcase

The International Primary Years Curriculum is based on thematic units of learning , which are designed to appeal to children’s interests and help them to learn more about the world around them. Similarly, the International Middle Years Curriculum has themes and involves six weeks of learning based around a ‘Big Idea’, which aims to help […]

There’s a whole lot of Reading going on at Rådan!

Futuraskolan International Rådan has a unique reading challenge this year and everyone is really excited! This year, the students in grades 4, 5 and 6 will participate in the I Love Reading to the Moon and Back challenge. The students will count each page they read as one kilometre. Their teachers will keep track of […]

Spanish Books!

One of Futuraskolan International Rådan’s parents very kindly donated a lot of Spanish books for young learners. Thank you! This school year, Futuraskolan International Rådan is focusing on building up the Spanish and French book sections of the library.