Kids’ Club Review by Aadarsh: Grace Hopper Queen of Computer code

Syndetics book coverGrace Hopper : queen of computer code / written by Laurie Wallmark ; illustrated by Katy Wu.

This book is about someone called Grace Hopper. She loves computer code.

I like Grace Hopper because she made computer code. My favorite part of a book is where she found a bug (a real one) in a computer system and from then on everyone calls computer problems bugs. I recommend this book to people aged from 6-10. I give this book a rating of 5 out of 5

5 stars

Reviewed by Aadarsh from Johnsonville and Churton Park School , 8 years old

5 More new junior non fiction to read by the end of 2018.

Hey Kids!

Check out the latest and greatest new non fiction in the junior collection at Wellington City Libraries.

New from the Lonely Planet series: Lonely Planet Brick City.

image courtesy of syndeticsLondon.

Lonely Planet and Lego partner up to bring this amazing guide full of fascinating facts and amazing stories about London from its delicious food, (spoiler alert: This guide shows you how to make fish and chips, and scones out of lego),  to its awe-inspiring landmarks!


image courtesy of syndeticsParis.

If you enjoyed London, then you will love Paris more. Discover the city of light’s… and love’s most famous city and attractions remade with lego bricks from skyscrapers, museum exhibits, delicious food, (including cheese and black forest gateau), and even poodles.


image courtesy of syndeticsNew York.

The series would not be complete without an extensive tour of New York, also know as the Big Apple. Check out amazing attractions made out of lego bricks ranging from the Brooklyn Bridge, yellow taxi cabs, hot dog carts and September 11 memorial.


image courtesy of syndeticsYoung Heroes.

Discover 101 extraordinary children from across the world. Featuring an inspirational selection of dedicated young people, this collection includes entertainers such as Taylor Swift and Daniel Radcliffe, sporting heroes like Pelé and Michelle Kwarn, and business entrepreneurs Tavi Gevinson and Jordan Casey. From the arts to STEM, politics to the environment, the one thing these impressive children have in common is their passion. It also includes suggestions and tips so that you, too, can be even more amazing!


image courtesy of syndeticsHow to think like an absolute genius.

Be curious! Be imaginative! Be determined! Develop your talents by drawing inspiration from the greatest of geniuses. In a world that changes quickly, the future belongs to those who have an open, flexible mind: like John Lennon, they will imagine the impossible; like Walt Disney, they will work as a team; and like Copernicus, they will be able to think backwards! If you’re worried you might not be up to the job, have no fear! This fascinating book will show you the way. Meet 27 geniuses from different eras and disciplines – artists, scientists, thinkers or writers — and learn from their “creative methods”. Packed with facts, games and activity ideas to boost your intelligence, creative, inventive, and critical thinking skills, this book will show you that you can become absolutely awesome at whatever you put your mind to!

Kids’ Club Review by Helena: Amazing women : 101 lives to inspire you

Amazing women : 101 lives to inspire youAmazing women : 101 lives to inspire you, Lucy Beevor and Sarah Green

This book is very interesting because it tells us loads of things about women we either know or don’t know, explaining their story, their journey and their life. From Lady Gaga to Amelia Earheart this book is chocka-block full with interesting lives!
I recommend this book for girls who need inspiration and leaders to help them persevere.
Reading these inspirational stories can keep you busy for hours on end!
My favorite story is of Hillary Clinton becaus no matter what anyone says about her gender she still follows her dreams!

5 stars

Reviewed by Helena from Miramar and Evans Bay Intermediate School , 10 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Izzy: Good night stories for rebel girls

Syndetics book coverGood night stories for rebel girls : 100 tales of extraordinary women / Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo.

Good night stories for rebel girls is a amazing book packed with interesting and inspiring stories, about 100 different rebel woman. These woman that Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo wrote about inspire everyone to believe in them selves and to set goals and try achieve them.

I recommend this book to kids 8 and up. I think it is excellent that people are continuing this idea of inspiring books and should keep it up.

5 stars

Reviewed by Izzy from Kilbirnie and Houghton Valley School , 10 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Anna: Good night stories for rebel girls

Syndetics book coverGood night stories for rebel girls : 100 tales of extraordinary women / Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo.

From Kate Shephard to Nancy Wake, this book is a collection of epic short stories about women who have changed the word. For instance, Cleopatra was the last Pharaoh of Egypt, and Kate Shepherd helped NZ women to be the first country in the world to vote. I really enjoyed these short stories. I think all ages (and both girls and boys) would enjoy this book.

5 stars

Reviewed by Anna from Karori and Karori Normal School , 9 years old