Reading Corner



Akcija “Ziedo grāmatu angļu valodā” pozitīvas attieksmes pret lasīšanu svešvalodā starp skolēniem veicināšanai.

Akcija norisinājās Oskara Kalpaka Liepājas 15. vidusskolas skolēna Krista Kormazova zinātniski pētnieciskā darba “Reading attitudes of form  9 – 12 students of Liepaja Secondary School No.15 in the foreign language learning process” ietvaros.

Grāmatas var atstāt Oskara Kalpaka Liepājas 15. vidusskolā Skolēnu līdzpārvaldē,

labdarības veikalā “Otrā elpa” Graudu iela 31/33, Liepājā,

kafejnīcā “Darbnīca” Lielā iela 8, Liepāja.


Author Title Year Vol No Key words / description
Sea Stories: About All Kinds of Ships 1968 Language exercise book with extracts from different stories about the sea from such authors as Mark Twain, James Gould Cozzens and Norman Raine.
The Cricket on the Heart 1958 A play adaptation of the “The Chricket on the Heart” by Charles Dickens
The Adventures of Robin Hood: The Ambush 1966 An extract adopted by MOL.
Adamson, Joy Born Free
A true and moving story about a lion cub raised in captivity and released in the wild. The book is illustrated with photographs from author’s personal collection.
Wyndham, John Chocky Many children have imaginary friends but one father becomes rather concerned that his son, Matthew, is a bit old to have one. His concerns deepen as his son becomes increasingly distressed and blames it on arguments with this unseen companion. As the story unfolds, it becomes clear that the friend is far from imaginary, but is an alien consciousness communicating with Matthew’s mind – a fact that is of intense interest to shadowy government forces. Chocky reveals that it is a scout sent from its home planet in search of new planets to colonise. Chocky, talking “through” Matthew, explains to his father, that in saving Matthew from a recent accident it has violated the rules of its scout mission and must end its link with him completely.
Capote, Truman
The Grass Harp
The novel tells the story of an orphaned boy and two elderly ladies who observe life from a tree. The story begins with Collin losing his parents and moving in with his aunts Dolly and Verena. Dolly is famous for her medicine, which she makes by going out into the woods and randomly picking plants. After an argument between the aunts, Dolly, Collin and their live-in servant Catherine go into the forest and decide to live in a tree house.
Breakfast at Tiffany’s In autumn 1943, the narrator becomes friends with a country girl turned New York socialite Holly (an “American geisha”). The two are tenants in a brownstone apartment in Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Holly (age 18–19) has no job and she lives by socializing with wealthy men, who take her to clubs and restaurants, and give her money and expensive presents; she hopes to marry one of them. Holly likes to shock people with stories from her personal life and her viewpoints on various topics.
Christie, Agatha Five Little Pigs 1979 Detective fiction. 16 years after Caroline Crale has been convicted of the murder of her husband, her daughter approaches Poirot to investigate the case. Poirot embarks optimistically upon an unprecedented challenge, but soon fears that the case may be just as cut and dried as it had originally appeared.
Christie, Agatha Short Stories 2001 A language exercise book with excerpts from 9 different novels.
Haggard, H. Rider King Solomon’s Mines 1885 Allan Quatermain, an adventurer and white hunter based in South Africa, is approached by aristocrat Sir Henry Curtis, seeking help for finding his brother, who was last seen travelling north into the unexplored interior on a quest for the fabled King Solomon’s Mines. Quatermain has a mysterious map purporting to lead to the mines, but had never taken it seriously. However, he agrees to lead an expedition in return for a share of the treasure, or a stipend for his son if he is killed along the way. He has little hope they will return alive, but dying in this manner at least ensures that his son will be provided for. They also take along a mysterious native, Umbopa, who seems more regal, handsome and well-spoken than most porters of his class, but who is very anxious to join the party.
Jerome K. Jerome
Tommy and Co.
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Collection of humorous short stories.
Jolly, Andrew Lie Down in Me 1971 A story of a young man who tries to find a proper burial place for his wife, who he married in defiance of his family, his community and his church. He carries his wife’s body through a long and tracherous trip while the resting place at the church is unsure. In the course of his search, the young man grows into manhood and discovers the true magnitude of his love and learns how to understand, accept and finally aid a community that had not understood him.
Thor, Brad Path of the Assassin 2003 After rescuing the President from kidnappers, Navy SEAL turned Secret Service Agent Scot Harvath shifts his attentions to rooting out, capturing, or killing all those responsible for the plot.
Singh, Simon Big Bang. The most important scientific discovery of all time and why you need to know about it 2004 The book discusses how different theories of the universe evolved, along with a personal look at the people involved.
Stack, Steve It is Just You, Everything’s not Shit. A Guide to All Things Nice 2007 A guide to all the things that make life great
Irvine, Ian Alchymist. The Well of echoes 2003 The Node has failed, rendering humanity’s battle clankers and the Aachim’s constructs useless. With the battle lost, hordes of alien Lyrinx are swarming from the tar pits of Snizort, intending to fall upon the survivors and destroy them to the last man.
Lewis, C. S. That Hideous Strenght 1986 The last book of “Space Thrilogy”
Lewis, C. S. The Chronicles of Narnia. The Silver Chair 1953 NARNIA… Where giants wreak havoc… Where evil weaves a spell… Where enchantment rules. Through dangers untold and caverns deep and dark, a noble band of friends are sent to rescue a prince held captive. But their mission to Underland brings them face-to-face with an evil more beautiful and more deadly than they ever expected.
Lewis, C. S. The Chronicles of Narnia. The Voyage of the Dawn Treader 1952 NARNIA… Where a dragon awakens… Where stars walk the earth… Where anything can happen. A king and some unexpected companions embark on a voyage that will take them beyond all known lands. As they sail farther from charted waters, they discover that their quest is more than they imagined and that the world’s end is only the beginning.
Cashore, Kristin Bitterblue. A Graceling Realm Book: Companion To Fire 2012 When Queen Bitterblue took the throne of Monsea, she was a child, and her advisers ran the kingdom for her. Now she is beginning to question theyr decisions, especially how they handle the legacy of her father.
O’Brien, Meg Crimson Rain 2002 Paul and Gina Bradley did all they could to create the perfect family. When they discover they could not have children of theyr own, they adopted twin girls. But something was terribly wrong.
Di Canio, Judy Belowed Warrior 1999 Jennifer wasn’t looking for a hearo, just a boarder to help make end meet. But Dar was lager-than-life in every respect.
Clancy, Tom The Hunt for Red October 1986 Marko Alexandrovich Ramius, a Lithuanian who has risen to high levels of trust in the Soviet Navy, intends to defect to officers and the experimental nuclear submarine Red October.
Follett, Ken Jackdaws 2002 D day is approaching. They don’t know where or when, but the Germans know it’ll be soon, and for Felicity “Flick” Clairet, the stakes have never been higher. A senior agent in the ranks of the Special Operations Executive (SOE) responsible for sabotage, Flick has survived to become one of Britain’s most effective operatives in northern France. She knows that the Germans’ ability to thwart the Allied attack depends upon their lines of communication, and in the days before the invasion, no target is of greater strategic importance than the largest telephone exchange in Europe.
Coben, Harlan Caught 2010 A 17 year old girl disapears. Her family hears nothing for three months and now everyone assumes the worst. Reporter Wendy Tynes is on a mission to identify and bring down sexual predators via atelevised sting operations. Her latest target: a social worker known as a friend to troubled teens.
Rankin, Ian Black and Blue 1997 Rebus is jugging for cases trying to nail one killer – who might just lead back to the infamous Bible John. And he’s doing it under the scunity of an internal inquiry led by a man he has just accused of taking bribes.
Hickman, Katie Daughters of Britannia. The Lives & Times of Diplomatic Wives 1999 Social history of the wives, daughters and sisters of men involved in diplomatic life.
Galsworthy, John The Forsyte Saga. Book Two. In Chancery Nobel Prize winning authors 2nd book of social satire The Forsyte Saga
Beck, Susan Elizabeth God Loves Me. Bible 1993 Lives of 66 of the Bible’s key characters
Berry, Carmen Renee, Traeder, Tamara Girlfriends. Invisible Bonds, Enduring Ties 1995 Inspiring stories of old friends, best friends, soulmates and confidants
Newenhuyse, Elizabeth Cody Little Book of Love Letters 1998 Collection of classic love letters
Curiks, J. Fables, Short Stories and Poems for Teaching Speech Habits with Exercise and Topics for Conversation 1969 The Dog and The Shadow, The Fox and the Crow, The Wolf and the Lamb, The Hare and the Tortoise, Caught in His own Trap, The Monkey Detective
Clayton, Jenny Cinderella
Mayson, Richard Port and the Douro 1999 Origins of Wine Trade, Vineyards, Traditions and Technologies of making port
Meredith, George
The Egoist
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The novel recounts the story of self-absorbed Sir Willoughby Patterne and his attempts at marriage; jilted by his first bride-to-be, he vacillates between the sentimental Laetitia Dale and the strong-willed Clara Middleton. More importantly, the novel follows Clara’s attempts to escape from her engagement to Sir Willoughby, who desires women to serve as a mirror for him and consequently cannot understand why she would not want to marry him. “The Egoist” dramatizes the difficulty contingent upon being a woman in Victorian society, when women’s bodies and minds are trafficked between fathers and husbands to cement male bonds.
Tolkien, J. R. R. The Lord of the Rings 1995 One volume edition
Chapman, Linda My Secret Unicorn. Starry Skies 2007
Le Tord, Bijou Joseph and Nellie 1986 A day in a fishing family
McMillan, Terry Getting to Happy 2010 Sequel to “Waiting to Exhale” (1995). The novel picks up 15 years after “Waiting to Exhale” ends. The novel follows the lives of 4 African-American friends. Savannah has since married but decides to divorce her husband and be single again at the age of 51. Bernadine is now friends with her ex-husband, but feels resentment towards her ex-husband which she must learn to let go of. She also suffers from an addiction to prescription pills which she goes to rehab to confront. Gloria deals with the heart-breaking death of her husband and the marital problems of her now adult son. Robin realizes that, at fifty, she has yet to accomplish one of the goals of her life: to wear a wedding dress. She keeps trying on men like shoes until she finds one that fits, and in the meantime is busy raising her teenage daughter.
Morse, Brian Nursery Tales 1994 The Three Billy Goats Gruff, Puss in Boots, The Three Little Pigs, Hansel and Gretel, The Gingerbread Boy, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, The Ugly Duckling, The Elves and the Shoemaker
Van de Bogart, Doris Introduction to the Humanities. Painting, Sculpture, Architecture, Music and Literature 1970 Summary and interpretation of the humanities (painting, sculpture, architecture, music, literature) from the 5th century B.C. to present. Chronological survey of each period: Greek, Roman, medival, Renaissance, Mannerist, Baroque, Classic, 19th century and modern.
Howell, Laura Silly Jokes 2003 Why don’t sceletons play music in church? They have no organs.
O’Hare, Mick Does Anything Eat Wasps? and 101 other questions Questions and answers from “New Scientist” readers in the magazine’s “The Last Word” column.
Burler, Jon, Vincent, Bruno Do Bats have Bullocks? and 101 more utterly stupid questions 2008 Questions and answers from “Old Git” column “Corrections and Clarifications”.
Sillitoe, Allan Key to the Door 1961 Key to the Door is the story of a young man growing up in the grim backstreets of Nottingham, England in the 1950s. He attempts to find a way of shaking off the stifling working class expectations that are thrust upon him from all sectors of society. After leaving school for a soulless job in a cardboard factory and forced into marriage with a woman he neither loves nor respects, he is finally called up for National Service and sent to Malaya during the Emergency where he finds himself an unwilling combatant against Chinese communists, whom he thinks of more as comrades in the class struggle rather than as enemies.
Small, Carlie The Amaizing, Astonishing, Incredible and True Adventures of Me! Charlie Small. The Puppet Master 2007 The amazing and true adventures of a 400 year old boy Charlie Small. In this book you will read what to do when an arctic wolf attacks, how to defeat the cruel Puppet Master and what it feels like to be a puppet.
Henson, Way The Dream Diary: Record and Understand Your Dreams 2005 Discover yourself by recording and translating your dreams.
Ousley, Odille, Russel, David My Little Blue Story Book 1965 Stories in This Book: Airplanes, Come and See, Susan and Father, Come and Play, Here Is Patsy, Pony Wants Something, Here We Go, Come and Look, Cakes and Cakes, The Play Dinner, Susan Wants to Play, The Play House, We Can Play Here, The Funny House.
Headlam, Catherine Science Encyclopedia 1993 In this book nine major subjects are covered: astronomy, chemistry, earth, sciences, electronics, life sciences, mathematics, physics, technology and biographies of important scientists.
Fox, Vanessa Bermuda 1994 It is what lies underneath the immediate beauty of Bermuda that supermodel Talia Geek discovers on her return to the island to investigate the suspicious death of her step-brother Jonathan. As Thalia gets nearer to the truth, Jonathan becomes only the first victim in a bizzare series of mudrers.
McNab, Andy Zero Hour 2010 When the beautiful 20 year old daughter of a Moldovian businessman goes missing, British intelligence are unusually interested in her safe return.
Prichard, Katharine Susannah Coonardoo 1929 The novel tells the story of an Aboriginal woman who was prepared since her childhood to be a housekeeper, but falls in love and has a romance with her owner, a white man. The author explains that the book is a work of fiction, however the characters and events are representing the life of Western Australia in 1920ies.
Lewis, Martin Money Saving Diet: The Money Diet 2005 In this book, Martin Lewis explains how to canny with your finances, and provides advice on payment of bills and ways to reduce spendings.
Latviešu – angļu vārdnīca 1982
Latviešu – angļu vārdnīca 1982
National Geography 1984 165 4 Far East, Calif. Mid-coast, Izu, Plain People, Narwhal Hunters, Blue Heron
National Geography 1986 196 3 Secrets of the Giant Panda, Sam Houston, Morocco’s Holy City of Fez, Narwhals, Tenn-Tom’s Troubled Waters, Britan’s Penny Way
National Geography 1989 175 3 Above China, Faulkner’s Mississippi, Wildlife Quest to South Georgia, Indian Burial Grounds, Trap-Jaw Ants
National Geography 1986 169 6 Snow Leopard, Immune System, Australia’s Tea and Sugar Train, Tolstoy, Bikini Atoll
National Geography 1987 172 1 Soybean, The Great Lakes’ Troubled Waters, Kathmandu, Bangladesh, Canada’s Queen Charlotte Islands, Tibmer Rattler
National Geography 1992 181 2 Eastern Wildlife, Alcohol, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, The Great Soviet Exodus, Pizarro, Conquer of the Inca, Persian Gulf Pollution
National Geography 1992 181 4 Vancouver, Spain, Blackwater Country, The Simpson Outback, Captives in the Wild
National Geography 1993 183 4 Cairo, Arctic Crow, Giant Crocodiles, Mauritius, Hurricane Andrew
National Geography 1992 182 6 Volcanoes, Route 93, Gatekeepers of Himalaya, Milan, Whale Sharks
National Geography 1988 173 3 Anchorage, China Passage by Rail, America’s Forgotten Century, Falkland Islands
National Geography 1996 189 4 Jerusalem, China’s Buddist Caves, Trout, The Anasazi, A Century of Research and Explorations, Aran Islands, Trango Tower, Himalaya
National Geography 1993 184 5 Taiwan, Kodiak, Alaska’s Island Refuge, The Olmec, Harlequin Ducks, The Red Sea
National Geography 1987 171 6 The Patowmack Canal, Tornadoes, Gray Whale, Laos, Waterton-Glacier, Rediscovery of a Frozen Escimo Family
National Geography 1992 181 5 India’s Wildlife, The Great Eclipse, Gardening, Georgia, DNA Profiling
National Geography 1989 175 4 Radiation, Sweden’s warship “Kronan”, Wild Sierra, Cartagena Nights, Cry of the Loon
National Geography 1986 169 2 Madrid, Grizzly Bear, Banaras, Tide Pools, Independence of Ndebele People
National Geography 1988 173 2 Australia, Sydney
National Geography 1988 173 1 History of Electricity, Industrialization in U. S., Discovering America, Galapagos Wildlife, Threats of Tourism in Galapagos
National Geography 1994 185 3 Shanghai, Simon Bolivar, Trinidad, Tobago, U. S. Air Force, Pakistan, Shangri-la
National Geography 1995 188 5 Tokyo Fish Market, Sperm Whales, The Basques, Squirrels, Oxford
National Geography 1994 186 1 Recycling, Boston, San Diego, Viruses, Northern Goshawks
National Geography 1992 182 3 Pushkin, African Slave Trade, Minnesota, Murals of Ancient Cacaxtla, Dolphins
National Geography 1994 185 1 Mascaws, Telescopes, Great Flood of 1993, Des Moines, Kyushu
National Geography 1991 180 1 The Wyeth Family, Beneath Arctic Ice, Docklands, London in the beginning of WW II, China Youth
National Geography 1987 171 1 Medical Vision, California Desert, Ice, Galloping Glaciers, Slovakia
National Geography 1989 176 3 Shakers, Crusade, History in a Box, Malawi, Himalaya Sanctuary, Aphids
National Geography 1989 176 2 San Diego, America’s Black Women, Oil, Alaska Spill, Elephant Talk, Old Havana
National Geography 1996 190 1 South Africa Parks, Olympics, Dinosaurs, Silver Bank, Syria
National Geography 1996 189 1 Neandertals, Edmund Fitzgerald, Utah, Arctic, Tapron, Earth’s Center, Puffins
National Geography 1994 186 3 Ireland, Mexico, Sonoran Desert, Japan, Crimea, Chana Coffins
National Geography 1986 170 5 Columbus, Landfall, Atlantic Track, 15th Century Manuscript “Nina”, Tokyo, ICRC, Sharks, Making of America Maps, Missing Planes, Red Cross
National Geography 1993 183 2 Mekong River, Venus, Pandas, South Africa, Maya, Appalacha
National Geography 1990 178 5 The Baltic Nations, Erie Canal, Antarctic Trek, Sudan’s Kingdom of Kush, New World Atlas, Cartography
National Geography 1998 194 1 Natural Hazards, Frogfish, Denmark, Origin of Birds, Yukon River, Inca Mummies
National Geography 1999 195 3 Sahara, Florida Springs, Steller’s Sea-eagles, El Nino, Exxon Valdez, Snapping Turtle
National Geography 1999 195 5 Caspian Sea, Wild Dogs, Whydah Pirates, Missouri Breaks, Ants and Plants, Rise of Life
National Geography 1999 196 1 Iran, Mars on Earth, Hornbills, Colors, Grand Staircase – Escalante, Humpbacks
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