原创寒假书单 : 在中英文书中探索万千世界
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推荐人：Ms. Helen Bowen
生态活动家阿比正与她的祖母在挪威海岸的一个小岛上度假。在开发并结识了人工智能设备 "月光 "之后，她希望组织一次全球抗议活动。在岛上，她了解到她的曾祖父拒绝了家族的捕鲸生计，而是创造了第一张鲸鱼歌曲录音。在他的启发下，阿比和月光翻译了鲸鱼的歌曲，发现了它们的故事。由于鲸鱼受到威胁，它们的数量正在迅速减少，阿比决心帮助它们……希望和绝望被包裹在冒险中。
推荐人：Ms. Jade Honey
喜剧之王! 这是一本关于两只鸽子和它们的克星 "坏猫 "的搞笑书。这是一本非常有趣和令人愉快的读物，插图也富有表现力。
推荐人：Mr. Dean Knowles
推荐人：Mr. Jordan Cochrane
推荐人：Mr. Cameron Honey
推荐人：Ms. Sera He
推荐人：Mr. Constantine Yu
推荐人：Ms. Ying Yuan
推荐人：Ms. Wendy Zheng
推荐人：Mr. Alex Sun
推荐人：Mr. Hang Lu
推荐人：Mr. Lambert Wang
推荐人：Ms. Sifan Kong
推荐人：Mr. Lucian Huang
推荐人：Ms. Ashley Sun
推荐人：Ms. Cissy Wang
Books are beacons standing in the vast ocean of time
guiding us and accompanying us as we grow
Harrow Zhuhai focuses on developing students' bilingual reading skills
and hopes that tehy will be able to read to stimulate
their imagination, interest in learning and ability to learn
As the winter holidays begin
the teachers at Harrow Zhuhai have carefully selected
a bilingual book list for students of all ages
The teachers hope that the students will not only
build up their vocabulary, learn the language
and help their Chinese and English writing through readings
these books will also serve to show the students
a rich global cultural background and enlighten with new knowledge
while developing your native language thinking
Come and see what the teachers recommend!
01 English Reading List
The Breadwinner by Deborah Ellis
A powerful heroine who survived in the most oppressive condition. The book is an award-winning novel about loyalty, survival, families and friendship under extraordinary circumstances during the Taliban’s rule in Afghanistan in the late 1990s. "All girls [should read] The Breadwinner by Deborah Ellis." ― New York Times
Recommended by Ms. Elise Li
The Curious Incident of the Dog
in the Nighttime
by Mark Haddon
It addresses issues such as divorce, learning difficulties and adolescence. It used a murder investigation through a mathematical mind to weave together a truly riveting story that you can’t put down.
Recommended by Ms.Helen Bowen
Head of Upper School
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion,
The Witch and The Wardrobe
by C. S. Lewis
This was one of the first books I fell in love with as a child. It is funny, sad, adventurous and sometimes a little scary. It takes you into a magical world, full of possibilities and surprises. It doesn’t matter if you are 8 or 80 years old, this story will capture your imagination.
Recommended by Ms. Jennifer Keogh
Head of English
The Last Whale by Chris Vick
Abi, an eco-activist, is holidaying with her grandmother on an island off the Norwegian coast. Having developed and befriended an AI device, Moonlight, she hopes to organise a global protest. On the island, she learns her great-grandfather rejected the family's whaling livelihood, instead creating the first whale song recording. Inspired by him, Abi and Moonlight translate the whales' songs and discover their stories. As whales are under threat, and with their numbers rapidly dwindling, Abi is determined to help...A book offers hope as well as despair, wrapped in an adventure.
Recommended by Ms. Jade Honey
Lower School Form Tutor
Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl
“Fantastic Mr. Fox” by Roald Dahl is a fun little book with bold and confident characters. Dahl’s celebrated writing style is fun to read and offers much for the imagination.
Recommended by Ms. Lydia Liu
Upper School English Teacher
Dave Pigeon (How to deal with bad cats and keep your feathers)
by Swapna Haddow
Comedy Gold! A hilarious book about two pigeons and their nemesis 'Mean Cat'. A very fun and enjoyable read with expressive illustrations.
Recommended by Mr. Dean Knowles
Lower School Class Teacher
Jack and Charlie: Boys of the Bush
by Jack Marcotte
The true story of two boys who live on the wild and rugged West Coast of New Zealand. Join Jack and Charlie as they go whitebaiting and fishing, panning for gold, chopping wood with their tomahawks, firing at targets with their bows and arrows, plucking ducks, camping in the bush and rafting down rivers.This book is a great introduction to their alternative lifestyle.
Recommended by Mr. Jordan Cochrane
World Football Club Crests
by Leonard Jägerskiöld Nilsson
After the World Cup, more and more students are talking to me about football! So why not have a look at the design, meaning and symbolism of the world's most famous club badges!
Recommended by Mr. Cameron Honey
Upper School Computing
/Art and Design teacher
The Crowd ：a study of the popular mind
by Gustave Le Bon
One of the greatest and most influential books of social psychology ever written, brilliantly instructive on the general characteristics and mental unity of a crowd, its sentiments and morality，ideas, reasoning power, imagination, opinions and much more.
Recommended by Ms. Sera He
Head of Math
What It Takes: Lessons in the Pursuit of Excellence
by Stephen A. Schwarzman
Grade8 and above
This is a very positive, frank and fun-to-read biography from one of the most successful business leaders in the world today. In this book, Stephen Schwarzman, the CEO and founder of BlackStone told his stories from school to the business world. It is a story-based business book which shed light on our contemporary business world, and great thinking patterns. For anyone who's interested in learning the skill and arts of excellence, this is a great book to read.
Recommended by Mr. Constantine Yu
Head of Marketing and Admissions
02 Chinese Reading List
The Adventures of Onionhead by Gianni Rodari
Grade 2 to 5
Gianni Rodari, one of the greatest children's writers of the 20th century, was awarded the International Hans Christian Andersen Prize, the highest award in the world of children's literature. In his children's literature, we feel as if we are in a real life situation, except that the protagonists of life have changed from human beings to individual fruits and vegetables. Reading his works, we feel as if the stories are happening around us, and that the stories in these fairy tales are the real experiences of people in real life. It is both realistic and beautiful. On the one hand, it gives us a glimpse of real life in the stories, and on the other hand, it tells us that although life is full of hopelessness, there is always a bright future ahead. No matter how hard life is, no matter how many setbacks and trials you go through, please believe that a bright and beautiful future will come. For the warmth and innocence of the heart is the greatest source of hope and light.
Recommended by Ms. Ying Yuan
Head of Chinese
Confucius Study Book for Primary School Students by Lou Shujian
Grade 3 to 4
This book tells the story of the stirring life of the great sage Confucius, giving a high level overview of his life's trajectory and the classic Analects, as well as introducing a few representative and important figures from his circle of friends. The book is organised into three divs on these themes: 'Confucius the Man', 'Fun Reading the Analects' and 'Confucius' Circle of Friends'. The book presents a rich image of Confucius as a man of flesh and blood, with love and regret, from interesting perspectives such as a gourmet and a music enthusiast, bringing young readers closer to this ancient sage.
Recommended by Ms. Wendy Zheng
Lower School Chinese Teacher
The Three Bodies by Liu Cixin
Grade 5 and above
As the first Chinese science fiction novel to win the Hugo Award (the highest award in the field of science fiction literature), Three Bodies is of epoch-making significance. This book will not only inspire students' imagination, but also stimulate their curiosity about science and the universe and give them a better understanding of the relationship between humans and the universe. It should enlighten the students on the Chinese thinking + magnificent imagery + human reflection.
Recommended by Mr. Alex Sun
Upper School Geographic Teacher
and Mr. Hang Lu
Upper School Science Teacher
Story of Your Life by Ted Chiang
Grade 8 to 9
Good thoughts make good stories. The title of the book is "The Story of Your Life". A person's life is like a third party telling a story. The author gives his answer. As the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis says, language determines the way people see the world, and this book is a perfect embodiment of this hypothesis. Non-linear language determines that the seven-limb bucket sees the world in a non-linear way as well. The text is also so marvellous in its claims about behavioural theory that the completion of behaviour is the embodiment of ritual, and that ritual is the future that has become a reality.
Recommended by Mr. Lambert Wang
Upper School Math Teacher
China in the Countryside by Fei Xiaotong
Grade 8 to 9
Since ancient times, China has been a purely rural and agricultural region, and the Chinese civilisation that emerged from it has a strong local flavour, very different from the Western civilisation where commerce and industry are the main economic activities. It is perhaps only by truly embracing and understanding this 'earthy' vernacular that we can more accurately understand the real China and, in so doing, understand ourselves as rooted in Chinese civilisation, a knowledge and understanding that is extremely scarce for our students.
Recommended by Ms. Sifan Kong
Upper School Chinese Teacher
The Family by Bajin
Grade 7 to 9
Mr. Ba Jin once said this in his preface: Youth is a beautiful thing, so let it be a source of inspiration to me. Youth is passionate, a capital of struggle, and Mr. Ba Jin's 'Home' gives you a sense of the power of youth. Mr. Ba Jin wrote this essay when he was young, and although Mr. Ba Jin did not feel very good about this essay in the end, it shows the true feelings of Mr. Ba Jin's heart when he was young. The whole text revolves around three people, Gao Juexin, Gao Jumin and Gao Juehui. The curtain opens on a realistic view of the feudal Republic. The main character, Juehui, is different from the others in that he has a more advanced mind, more delicate emotions and an unyielding heart. After experiencing too many sorrows and joys of the people around him, witnessing the lives of his brothers that are out of his control, and being stung by the superstition of feudalism that comes flying around, he is finally determined to leave this place that is called home, but is actually a "narrow cage". "The only person who can break the shackles of reality is you. The only person who can overthrow the shackles of reality is yourself, no one else.
Recommended by Mr. Lucian Huang
House Parent and Upper School Math Teacher
Hello, Art! By Masako Yuki
Grade 4 and above
The thirteen volumes of Hello, Art, the township jewel of the Japan Primary School system, introduce 13 foreign masters of art, including Van Gogh, Monet, Picasso and Gauguin, with a total of 165 classic paintings from around the world in 50 museums. The author uses a child's perspective to cut through the famous paintings, capturing the artistic characteristics of each painter and opening the door to abstract painting in a way that is full of scenes and dialogue, bringing children closer to the famous paintings and guiding them to immerse themselves in them and experience the beauty of art.
Five Thousand Years of Chinese Art by Yang Qi
Grade 5 and above
This book, Five Thousand Years of Chinese Art, is a general reading of art for the general public written by Professor Yang Qi of Tsinghua University. It included brilliant paintings, elegant heritage, and a journey into 5,000 years of beauty in 24 dynasties. To regain cultural confidence, one should start by understanding traditional Chinese art. The author, Yang Qi, is a professor in the Department of Art History and Theory at Tsinghua University's School of Fine Arts, and has long been dedicated to popularising art for the general public, hoping that traditional art will be taken seriously by the nation.
Recommended by Ms. Ashley Sun
Upper School Art and Design Teacher
Seeing by Chai Jing
Grade 7 to 9
Seeing is an autobiographical work about the ten-year journey of the famous journalist and presenter Chai Jing, which is both a personal confession of her growth and, to some extent, a memoir of the ten-year changes in Chinese society. In the intervening decade, Chai Jing can be found at the scene of almost every major event, including SARS, the Wenchuan earthquake and the Beijing Olympics ....... In the book, she records the moving details that are submerged in the grand narrative, leaving a personal footnote to the times. As always, Chai sees and records the individuals in the news who have left a strong impression on her life, each deeply embedded in the world, and no one can be a mere spectator. The people and events recorded in this book are their lives, as well as yours and mine.
Recommended by Ms. Cissy Wang
Upper School Chinese Teacher
The winter holidays are a good time to improve yourself
Let's spend our winter mornings, afternoons and evenings
swimming together in a vast sea of books,
feeling the pleasure and spiritual satisfaction that books bring to us.