Quote of the week
“Books are the ultimate Dumpees: Put them down and they’ll wait for you forever; pay attention to them and they always love you back.”
– John Green, An Abundance of Katherines

Laugh Out Loud!

What do you call a fake stone in Ireland?
Find out the answer next week!

irelendLast week’s answer: They both need a good batter.

Author of the Week

Agatha ChristieAgatha-Christie

Agatha Christie is perhaps one of the well known authors in the world and also as the Guinness World Record holder for the World’s Best Selling Novelist with over 2 billion books sold worldwide. Her work is mainly focused on crime but once in a while, she paved her way to other genres such as romance.

She was born on September15, 1890 in Devon, England and was the youngest out of three girls. She grew up with the love for reading and would often write a poem or two. Although she was homeschooled, she had a broad range of knowledge. During her teenage years, she had to face a great loss with her father passing away.

Christie found herself a job as a nurse during the World War I and later started up her writing career with the release of her first book ‘The Mysterious Affair at Styles’. She married her first husband, Colonel Archibald Christie, during this time period but ended their relationship a few years later. She later on married Max Mallowan, a professor.

With her fame increasing day by day, she found herself breaking many records as well. And in 1971, she was given the honorary title, Dame.

Agatha Christie passed away on January 12, 1976 due to old age.  Although she may not be with us, her legacy will remain for generations.

Creative Corner

Calling out all the Bookworms across the country!bee
Welcome to Creative Corner where all creativity and fun exist. Each week we’re giving you the opportunity to write a short story or a poem related to the given topic and the best story or poem will be featured in our page next week (or the week after). So grab your pens, notebooks and thinking caps and let your imagination do the rest. And don’t forget to send it to The Nation when you’re done.
Happy writing Bookworms!

Topic: The Candy Wonderland

Deadline: September 19


Cartoon Corner


Kids’ Corner


Fun book to read

Mechanica – Betsy Cornwell

Book of the week

Stargirl – Jerry Spinelli


International Chocolate Day

Ever wondered what it would be like to have a whole day dedicated to the most finest, tastiest goodies in the world, namely chocolates? Well, turnsout there is a day for it as well. Actually two days.

International Chocolate Day is celebrated on September13 every year which is also the birthday of the founder of Hershey’s Chocolate, Milton S. Hershey. This day is celebrated by devouring chocolates and shops often have sales and promotions.

More chocolatey goodness

l The white chocolate that we eat isn’t made up of chocolate at all. You have been fooled, people! It’s actually made up of cocoa butter.

l The world’s largest chocolate bar was produced by Thortons and weighed 5,792 kg.

l Dogs are allergic to chocolate and it can even kill them. So make sure you don’t keep any chocolate bars in vicinity of your dog.

l Nutella, something that the whole world loves, was created accidentally when Italian pastry maker, Pietro Ferrero, tried to make an extra batch of cocoa.

Story Time


Wishing Tree – Nobel Wong


Compiled by
Kids’ Corner
Kalindi Wimaladharma
Royal Institute

Teens’ Corner
Hemangi Wimaladharma
Girls’ High School

Cartoon Corner
Kulindu Wimaladharma
Royal Institute