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Sourcing booklists and books

Page history last edited by Katie Day 12 years, 6 months ago

My compiled lists for the East campus, so far....

 

 

Literacy and leveled reading -- for schools

 

 

 


GENERAL:

 

Finding books and making lists of them:

  • WorldCat -- which searches library catalogs all around the world.  It even lets you register (free) and save lists of books you find
  • GoogleBooks -- which also lets you create and save lists (assuming you have a Google account, e.g., Gmail)
  • LibraryThing -- my favorite tool for making lists of books -- links in to GoogleBooks information -- lists up to 200 books are free, beyond that you can sign up for a year (US$10) or for life (only US$25) -- well worth it....

 

Recommended books: 

 

Series information:

 

Compare prices, new/used, around the world -- and buy them, if you want:

 


 SINGAPORE:

 

  • Bookaburra Books — 20% discount — #02-03/04 in The Forum Shopping Mall, Orchard Road — Shop tel: 6235-9232 / Warehouse tel: 6286-1303 — Contact: Lynette Thomas or Cheryle Hum (lynette.thomas@bookaburra.com / cheryle.hum@bookaburra.com)
  • Page One Books — 10 % — 1 Harbourfront Walk #02-41/42, Vivo City — Tel: 6272 0822 - Email: Felicia Hong
  • Borders — 10% — Wheelock Place, Orchard Road — Tel: 6235-7146
  • Kinokuniya — 10% — Takishimaya Shopping Centre, Orchard Road — Tel:6737-5021 - Ph: 65-6276 5558   Email: Sarah Yip
  • Pearson Education Asia — 25% discount
  • Penguin Books — 20% discount
  • Oxford University Press — 20%
  • Pansing Distribution — 15%
  • APD Singapore Pte Ltd — 20%
  • PM Associates (Singapore)  Heinemann Books  Ph: 65-6732 9522  Email: Carolyn Lai
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  • As promised, here the contact details of 2 of my regular suppliers:

     

    Mavis Siregar

    Book Bait

    55 Seletar Hills Drive

    Singapore 807070

    Tel/Fax: 64810140

    Mobile: 97464749

    Email: mavissiregar@yahoo.com

     

    Mr MC Tong

    Teamway Enterprises Pte. Ltd.

    102F,  Pasir Panjang Road

    #08-10,  Citilink Warehouse Complex

    Singapore 118530.

    Tel: 62712164

    Fax: 62718791

    Mobile: 96864647

    Email: teamway_enterprises@yahoo.com.sg

     

    They are both quite prompt and responsible.  Mavis supplies most of my fictions and some non-fict titles.  Mr Tong supplies most of my IB materials and also other materials.  Mavis is now retired from NLB and does some bookselling now.  She used to select for NLB – she was with NLB for over 30 years and is very experienced and good selector.

     

     


     

    Local suppliers of magazines:

  • EmitAsia -- 791 North Bridge Road, Singapore 198759.  Contact:  Meryl Lee, meryllee@emitasia.com  Tel: 6382-0330; H/P: 96748300
  • Righteous International Subscription Services -- 71 Ubi Crescent #05-09, Excalibur Centre, Singapore 408571.  Contact:  Mike Tan, mike_tan@righteous.com.sg  Tel: 6323-1833; H/P: 9280-0959
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USA:

Recommendations

Annual:

 

Summary:

 

 General resources:

 

 

Suppliers:

  • Titlewave is a (free) database of books suitable for school libraries.
  •  Amazon: USA
  • Powells is a famous bookstore in the northwest which sells both new and used books in their stores.
  • Bookcloseouts is a bargain bookseller which often has hardcover editions heavily discounted, especially when the paperback edition has just been published; particularly good for children’s books.
  • Shen's Books -- specializing in multicultural books

 

Magazines:

 

 


UK:

 

Recommendations

Book Selector UK

BookTrustEd book recommendation search engine

 

 

Suppliers:

  • Amazon: UK
  • Letterbox Library, a non-profit workers co-operative dedicated to providing multicultural and non-sexist books for children.

 

 


 

AUSTRALIA:

 

Recommendations:

  • Victorian Premier's Reading Challenge booklists - 2008 - The Victorian Premier’s Reading Challenge booklists have been updated for 2008 Challenge. Additions have been made to the lists for Prep to Year 2, Year 3 and 4 and Year 5 and 6. There is now a list for Year 7 and 8, and a list for Year 9 and 10.

 

 

Suppliers:

 

 

NZ:

 

Recommendations

 

 

Suppliers:

 


CANADA:

 

Recommendations

 

 

 

Suppliers

  •  AmazonCanada
  • TinLids - Tinlids Inc. is a Canadian book wholesaler specializing in expert selection support for schools and public libraries.

 


OTHER:

 

Magazine vendors:

 

magazinecity.com -- from the US

Mags4Kidz -- in Singapore -- they offer all the Cobblestone Press magazines , e.g., Muse, Calliope, Cobblestone...

 

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