Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Welcome Ms. Yangsook Choi!

Look who is coming to KIS Jeju on Thursday, Feb. 16th… 
Ms. Yangsook Choi!
* born in Seoul, Korea
* immigrated to United States in 1991
* hobbies and other interests include gardening, sculpting, swimming, hiking, and traveling
* dedicated to telling stories of Asian people and traditions
* believes children’s stories should contain a positive message with the power to enhance their lives
* as an author, keeps an idea notebook and reads a lot

Being an author and an illustrator is her thing!

Here are some of the books that she has written...

Here are some of the books she has illustrated...
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To learn more, you can visit her website at...
If you want a book autographed, please follow these steps:

1. Buy one of her books.
2. Write your name and class clearly inside the front cover.
3. Hand in the book to the ES Library by Wednesday, February 15.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

A Boy and a Jaguar by Alan Rabinowitz

The fourth picture book being considered for the Morning Calm Medal this year is
Alan Rabiniwitz's A Boy and a Jaguar!

"Alan loves animals, but the great cat house at the Bronx Zoo makes him sad. Why are they all alone in empty cages? Are they being punished? More than anything, he wants to be their champion—their voice—but he stutters uncontrollably.  Except when he talks to animals…Then he is fluent.

Follow the life of the man Time Magazine calls, "the Indiana Jones of wildlife conservation" as he searches for his voice and fulfills a promise to speak for animals, and people, who cannot speak for themselves. This real-life story with tender illustrations by Catia Chien explores truths not defined by the spoken word." - Amazon review

You can learn more about the book at

Here is a short interview with the author to which you can listen:

You can learn about jaguars at National GeographicNational Geographic Kids UK, and the San Diego Zoo.

You can learn more about stuttering at

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Celebrating 45 years of Mr. Men books!

Great news! We now have our first ten Mr. Men books.  They are proving to be very popular.  We look forward to adding to our collection in the future.
Roger Hargreaves  was an English author and illustrator of children's books.  He is famous for his Mr. Men and Little Miss series. Did you know that these books have been a part of popular culture since 1971?  Did you know that they have sold over 85 million copies worldwide in 20 languages?  To learn more about Mr. Hargreaves, you can go to

You can visit the official Mr. Men and Little Miss website at
Have a look around their virtual Happyland! Characters, videos, books, games, news, and silly facts.