Great Non Fiction: Little People, Big Dreams.

Hey Kids! Check out the biographic series called Little People, Big Dreams. This features inspiring and courageous women who defied the odds and became the most influential figures in history that inspired change.

Enjoy!

 

image courtesy of syndeticsMaya Angelou.

Maya Angelou spent much of her childhood in Stamps, Arkansas. After a traumatic event at age eight, she stopped speaking for five years. However, Maya rediscovered her voice through wonderful books, and went on to become one of the world’s most beloved writers and speakers. This inspiring story of her life features a facts and photos section at the back.”–Page 4 of cover.

A great biography to read that focuses on social injustice, racism, women’s rights and a courageous woman that defied all the odds and changed the course of history forever.

 

iamge courtesy of syndeticsCoco Chanel.

Read the inspiring story of famous French fashion designer Gabrielle Chanel, known as Coco Chanel, who led an extraordinary life, had many careers as a as a cabaret singer, seamstress, hat maker, fashion designer, businesswoman and iconic figure in the fashion industry, who became famous for  her timeless designs, trademark suits and little black dresses. A great biography and also provides further information about the history of women’s fashion.

 

images courtesy of syndeticsAudrey Hepburn.

Presents information about famous actress and iconic figure,  Audrey Hepburn, from her youth in Nazi-occupied Europe, training as a ballerina and a dancer, through her rise to stardom in some of the era’s most popular films, such as Roman Holiday, Breakfast at Tiffany’s and My Fair Lady, and to her dedication to UNICEF.

 

 

 

image courtesy of syndeticsAgatha Christie.

In the Little People, Big Dreams series, discover the lives of outstanding people from designers and artists to scientists. All of them went on to achieve incredible things, yet all of them began life as a little child with a dream. The book follows Agatha Christie, who taught herself to read at the age of five, on her journey to becoming the most famous crime writer of all time. This inspiring and informative little biography comes with extra facts about Agatha’s life at the back.

 

 

5 New Non Fiction before school starts.

Hey kids!

Another school term is about to start. Why not come down to the library and get some reading out of the way before all the homework piles up. Check out the latest new non fiction at Wellington City Libraries where you will learn all about cooking, animals, cat care and an inspirational woman that defied all the odds and became one of the most influential women in the law profession.

Enjoy!

image courtesy of syndeticsThe Barbie cookbook.

Join Barbie in the kitchen and whip up delicious meals for you and your friends! In this book, Barbie teaches you to cook over 40 mouth-watering recipes. Each recipe is easy to make and is shown in beautiful color photographs. You’ll find recipes for scrumptious snacks, marvelous main courses and delicious desserts.

 

image courtesy of syndeticsRuth Bader Ginsburg : the case of R.B.G. vs. inequality.

An inspiring true story about a courageous Jewish woman dubbed the unsinkable Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who despite countless injustices and discrimination against Jews, females, and working mothers, went on to become Columbia Law School’s first tenured female professor, a judge for the US Court of Appeals, and finally, a Supreme Court Justice. A librarian’s choice all the way!

 

image courtesy of syndeticsWho am I? : an animal guessing game.

Check out this book which gives readers clues so they can guess which animal will be revealed in a beautiful, full-spread illustration when they turn the page. Playful nouns, adjectives, and verbs describe the characteristics and movements of each animal. Fun and learning in rolled into one!

 

image courtesy of syndeticsI want a Cat.

A unique combination of an engaging story and information about how to choose, prepare and care for a kitten or cat.

 

 

 

image courtesy of syndeticsHow to play Guitar in 10 easy seconds.

Learn how to play the guitar in 10 easy lessons. This guide covers information such as how to hold a pick, find each chord, and improvise. Also includes exclusive internet backing tracks.

 

Kids’ Club Review by Anna: Samoan Heroes

Samoan Heroes, by David Riley

This nonfiction book is about heroes that are Samoan. It includes neuroscientists, rugby players, and basketball players. Some of the stories were really interesting although others I found a bit hard to read. Children who like nonfiction may like this book.

2 stars

Reviewed by Anna from Karori and Karori Normal School , 8 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Eslem: Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls

Good night stories for rebel girls : 100 tales of extraordinary women, by Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo

I thought this book was amazing. It taught me so much for instance I learnt that even if you have something wrong with you that doesn’t mean it should stop you from doing the thing you love the most and also even if you’re a woman WHO CARES! You can still do the things men can do and maybe even do it better!

5 stars

Reviewed by Eslem from Brooklyn and Otari School , 9 years old

Kids’ Club Review by ngaio: Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls : 100 tales of extraordinary women

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

I think goodnight stories for rebel girls is an awesome book. I gave it a 5 star rating because it had lots of fun stories for girls who want to grow up to be something amazing like a pirate or a pilot. I would recommend this book to people who like fun non-fiction stories.

5 stars

Reviewed by ngaio from Newtown and Berhampore School , 9 years old

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

by Elena Favilli

This book was amazing, I like knowing that there is a book out there that really supports girls\women. I like how the whole book is only made by women, the pictures, the stories, everything. I like how all those women made a difference to this world, imagine if women wouldn’t be able to go to school and not be able to vote! I think this book can be read by all ages.

5 stars

Reviewed by Millie from Island Bay and Amesbury School , 11 years old

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

Good night stories for rebel girls, by Elena Favilli

i loved this book because it has taught me so much about woman who have fought for their right espaly coy mathis who wanted to be treated like a girl even though they were a boy
it has courage and perseverance in this book

it has for sure been one of my top 5 favourites that i have read

5 stars

Reviewed by olivia from Cummings Park and St Benedict’s School , 9 years old

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

Good night stories for rebel girls, by Elena Favilli

I think this book is a great story because you can learn a lot about different woman that made a difference in the world. I always like to think that if those woman didn’t fight for some new rules they protested for, the world would be so different. Woman would not be able to vote and go to school. Imagine that!!! Personally I love school and I wouldn’t know what to do and I wouldn’t have as much knowledge as I have now.

Over all I love this book and it inspirers me to do things like they did.

So thank you to the woman that changed the world.

5 stars

Reviewed by Isabella from Kilbirnie and , 9 years old