7 New Non Fiction to read before the summer holidays end.

Happy new year!

Check out the latest new non fiction in the collection. Books about ancient warriors, Pokémon, animals and so much more! Get your hands on them before the summer holidays end.

Enjoy!

 

image courtesy of syndeticsAncient Warriors.

“Tracing the history of warriors from the Stone Age all the way up to the Crusades, fascinating facts and insights into tactics from the battlefield are revealed alongside kid-friendly, detailed illustrations. Delve into the lives of Alexander the Great, Joan of Arc, and Genghis Kahn. Follow the stories of Celtic warriors, Shaolin Monks, Vikings, Knights, and Samurai, all while learning about weaponry such as sword fighting, bow and arrows, martial arts and even poisonous beetles!” — Amazon.com

image courtesy of syndeticsRivers.

This breathtaking journey along the most important rivers in the world takes us from the Nile to the Amazon, the Mekong Delta to the Mississippi, the Murray to the Waikato. Our seas and rivers tell a compelling story about our planet.

image courtesy of sydneticsPokémon Ultimate Guide.

The ultimate guide to the Pokémon movies – revisit the exciting stories of 12 favourite films. Relive epic battles, visit key locations, meet the heroes and villains as well as uncovering facts and stats about Pokémon and find out about Legendary and Mythical Pokémon, too. Gotta catch ’em all!

image courtesy of syndeticsEarthquakes! : shaking New Zealand.

“Explains everything about the natural phenomenon, providing information for what to do during an earthquake and exploring some of the earthquakes through history”–Back cover.

image courtesy of syndeticsIncredible animal trivia : fun facts and quizzes.

“With fun pictures, cool design elements, and incredible facts, this trivia book will engage and excite readers who love animals and who love learning and sharing fascinating information with their friends.”– Provided by publisher.

image courtesy of syndeticsThe Cat Encyclopedia.

Sink your claws into some cat facts! Learn the history, behaviours, physical traits and special characteristics of cat breeds including Siamese, Persian, American Shorthair, Abyssinian, Maine Coon and many more. This guidebook gives cat lovers and owners an in-depth look at some furry feline friends. Charming photographs, fun facts and hands-on pet care tips make this is the ultimate cat-alogue!

image courtesy of syndeticsWhy can’t I feel the Earth Spinning?

Why Can’t I Feel the Earth Spinning? is an irreverent and informative introduction to tricky questions about science. How do we know what dinosaurs looked like? Why does medicine taste so bad? Why don’t airplanes fall down? Why Can’t I Feel the Earth Spinning? encourages children to start asking and answering questions for themselves. The book is structured around twenty-two questions. Each section explores the question and answer with detailed illustrations, photographs, or diagrams and then asks further questions on a similar theme. Children learn about how their bodies work, why trees’ leaves are green, why people dream, and whether “The Cloud” is really a cloud. Written with humor and full of fun illustrations, Why Can’t I Feel the Earth Spinning? is the perfect primer for young inquisitive minds and budding scientists.

Kids’ Club Review by Anna: Dog Man : a tale of two kitties

Dog Man : a tale of two kittiesDog Man : a tale of two kitties, written and illustrated by Dav Pilkey, as George Beard and Harold Hutchins

Dog Man is an excellent book .It is about a dog (who has a human body) who is also a police officer. An evil cat escapes from prison. Read more to find out what happens. I really enjoyed this book. It is funny and has great illustrations.

5 stars

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

Kids’ Club Review by samuel: Dog Man

Dog ManDog Man, written and illustrated by Dav Pilkey, as George Beard and Harold Hutchins

Dog man is a hilarious novel with goodies, baddies, and irritating habits. dog man always manages to make normal things in life very funny, and Petey the cat always escapes from prison☹️.

4 stars

Reviewed by samuel from Miramar and Seatoun School , 10 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Macy: Hairy Maclary’s showbusiness

Hairy Maclary's showbusinessHairy Maclary’s showbusiness, Lynley Dodd

Hairy Maclary’s Showbusiness, By Lynley Dodd, is a rhyming book for younger children, but all children will enjoy. Both genders will love this book, as the main character is a boy. This book is about a dog that is tied to a tree, he escaped the tree and entered the annual cat show. All and every cat were terrified of Hairy Maclary. Hairy Maclary was chased by all the hosts; finally Miss Plum caught him. It was a big mess after that chase! Hairy Maclary is very scruffy, therefore, he won the scruffiest cat prize. I would recommend reading this book because it has lots of catchy rhymes, this made it enjoyable to read. I wanted to keep reading the book because… What would the cats do to Hairy Maclary? I learnt that even if you’re not meant to get the prize, you can still have a chance; everyone has a chance. It made me feel overjoyed because Lynley Dodd is a great author, and this is another great book wrote by her. Other children would enjoy reading this book because it will teach them a lot. All Lynley Dodd’s books have lots and lots of repetition and rhymes, making her books exciting to read.

By Macy – (7)

5 stars

Reviewed by Macy from Khandallah and Khandallah School , 7 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Molly: Hannah’s Night

Hannah’s Night, by Komako Sakai

Hannah’s Night is about a little girl who wakes up and it is still dark. What should she do? While everyone is asleep, she goes and gets all the things out she is normally not allowed to use. I rate this book three stars. I would recommend this book for 5 plus.

3 stars

Reviewed by Molly  from Karori and Karori Normal School , 10 years old