5 New Non Fiction to Read During Winter

Hey kids! Check out the latest new non fiction at your local library. Books featured in this post range from animals; buildings, trees and what it takes to be a Jedi! Just in time for the winteriest time of the year!

Enjoy!


image courtesy of syndeticsStar Wars Use The Force!: Discover What It Takes To Be A Jedi.

A fun, non-fiction chapter book where children can learn all about the Jedi. So, you want to learn what it takes to be a Jedi? Are you sure? Star Wars: Use the Force takes you on a thrilling, fact-filled and fun journey that shows what it really takes to be a Jedi. For ages 6+.


image courtesy of syndeticsThe Secret Life of Trees: Explore The Forests Of The World, With Oakheart The Brave.

Listen to ancient tales from Oakheart the Brave, the oldest and wisest tree in the forest, and be inspired by the magic and mystery of nature. Combining non-fiction with a splash of fantasy, this is a book you will get lost in, time and again.

image courtesy of syndeticsThe Not Bad Animals.

A funny non-fiction book starring misunderstood animals from around the world. Children will learn facts about a collection of different creatures as Sophie Corrigan’s unique artwork and hilarious text dispels facts about animals who have been given a bad rep! Ages 5-10.

image courtesy of syndeticsBuilding A Home.

A non-fiction picture book packed with action and vehicles for children who enjoy discovering how things are made. With action-packed artwork from Klas Fahlen and a gentle narrative text by Polly Faber, find out all about the people, machines, processes and tools involved in breathing new life into an old building. For ages 4+.

image courtesy of syndeticsAnimal antics.

Have you ever wondered how ants carry up to 50 times their body weight? Or why sloths move so slowly? Discover the answers to these questions and more as you laugh along at the hilarious pictures in this fun non-fiction book for kids. Animal Antics is jam-packed with funny photos of animals in action. Look out for goats popping up in unexpected places, zebras and chimpanzees grinning for the camera, and adorable chipmunks with bulging cheeks. Alongside high quality images, each page features mind-boggling facts about your favorite animals, including how they get around, what they like to eat, and how they stay cool or keep warm. Children will love this fresh glimpse into the lives of loads of weird and wonderful animals.

 

Kids’ Club Review by Eve: The magic school bus inside the Earth

The magic school bus inside the EarthThe magic school bus inside the Earth, by Joanna Cole ; illustrated by Bruce Degen

This book is about an adventure. And in that adventure they go inside the earth. The thing I do not like about it, is that it has too many speech bubbles. And they also go shooting out of a volcano. The volcano also erupts. And in some scenes, ms. Frizzle and the school bus change.

3 stars

Reviewed by Eve from Karori and Karori West Normal School , 7 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Sadil: The sea book

The sea bookThe sea book, Charlotte Milner

This book is about the sea and marine life. The sea gives us food and oxygen. I learnt how I can help protect the sea.

5 stars

Reviewed by Sadil from Newtown and Kelburn Normal School , 6 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Lauren: STEM lab : 25 super cool projects : build, invent, create, discover

Syndetics book coverSTEM lab : 25 super cool projects : build, invent, create, discover / Jack Challoner.

STEM Lab was a good book if you like experimenting with stuff. I made the Spaghetti Tower which stayed up for a while. There are other things I would like to try in this book. I would recommend it to people who like trying new things, and if it seems too difficult, get an adult to help you.

3 stars

Reviewed by Lauren from Johnsonville and Churton Park School , 9 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Molly: the girl who drew butterflies: how Maria Merian’s art changed science

Syndetics book coverThe girl who drew butterflies : how Maria Merian’s art changed science / Joyce Sidman.

Back in the 17th century, it was really hard for a woman to succeed. This was not the case for Maria Merian who was considered to be the first ecologist. Maria was really talented at drawing bugs and her work documented the life of butterflies. I am not a huge fan of non-fiction books but this was really interesting and the book had beautiful illustrations.

4 stars

Reviewed by Molly from Karori and Karori Normal School , 12 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Anna: the girl who drew butterflies: how Maria Merian’s art changed science

Syndetics book coverThe girl who drew butterflies : how Maria Merian’s art changed science / Joyce Sidman.
This is an interesting non-fiction book about an amazing person called Maria Merian who drew bugs from a young age. this is about her life and her contribution to science. She was amazing. I am a huge fan of this book as it is fascinating how a woman back then managed to achieve so much.

4 stars

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