I chose to get this book out because I do Jazz and I agree with the back of the book. Jazz is the best style of dance. it is easy and quick to learn. Anyway this story is about 4 friends, One dance school and a whole lot of drama. There is a new girl in her jazz class that is planning to only do Jazz at Silver Shoes, unlike Ellie who does Tap, ballet, lyrical, ballroom and of course, jazz! As a 10 year old she has problems. Jasmine, is in her class and she seems very annoying and a stickler for the rules…but of course she can handle it because she is the 10 year old Ellie who does tap, ballet, lyrical, ballroom and jazz at the best dancing school ever, Silver Shoes!
New Zealand Dance Week (NZDW) is annual event, organised by Dance Aotearoa New Zealand, to celebrate and promote dance in every form ranging from ballet, hip hop, swing and dance fitness. And this year Wellington City Libraries is joining in on the dance act for hosting some awesome events at the library! But why should grown ups have all the fun?
So for all you young budding dance enthusiasts out there, We have an amazing selection of books in our junior non fiction collection that will help improve your dance techniques, inspire your creativity and help get New Zealand dancing… just in time for NZDW!
Leap into the world of ballet with this beautiful guide and accompanying DVD!
The Book of Dance by Lorrie Mack.
The world of dance is yours to explore! Read all you need to know about dance and its history in this great and exciting book! This book allows you to discover the excitement of dance with all its magical rhythm, steps, costumes, music and dancers. You will also gain information on various types of dance, like ballet and ballroom. Also learn about popular productions from classical favorites, (The Nutcracker), Broadway (Singin’ in the Rain), Bollywood and even fresh dance styles that were inspired from the streets and clubs (Disco and Break dancing) and famous dancers of all time like Michael Jackson.
“This is the story of the haka “Ka Mate,” composed by Te Rauparaha who was a chief of Ngāti Toa Rangatira. Ngāti Toa chief Te Rauparaha is pursued by his enemies and fears for his life. At Lake Rotoaira, he is hidden in a potato pit, and Te Rangikoaea, a woman of great power, sits in front of its entrance. As he listens in the dark, Te Rauparaha hears his enemies, but they cannot find him, and he climbs back to the sunlight. As he recounts this adventure to his people, his words are repeated and the haka rings out, passed down from generation to generation”–Publisher’s information.
Hey Kids! More new non fiction in the Wellington City Libraries collection for your reading pleasure! Featured in this post are books about lego (and space!), awesome science projects good for your brain, where the world of mathematics and computers collides and much, much more!
What’s better than space or building with LEGO bricks? Building amazing space projects out of your LEGO bricks, of course! Brick by Brick Space provides more than twenty-five amazing projects to build with your LEGO bricks. Follow the easy step-by-step instructions to create space stations, satellites, planets, rocket ships, and more.
Irene Latham, who is white, and Charles Waters, who is black, present paired poems about topics including family dinners, sports, recess, and much more. This relatable collection explores different experiences of race in America. Great for ages 8 and up. Just in time for Race Relations Day.
Hot from the Maths Quest series, check out Attack on Circuit City, where you must thwart the attacks using your statistical knowledge. Finding the answers enables readers to advance through the story, learning more about maths – focusing on statistics – with every step they take. Clues are dotted along the way, and wrong turns will direct readers towards the right answer! Action, adventure and mathematics all rolled into one amazing book!
“Brain Lab for Kids is an interactive and hands-on book that takes readers on an exciting journey into the functions of the brain through enlightening experiments and creative activities.”– Provided by publisher.
Get an up-close look at all kinds of cool robots, from cyborgs and humanoids to robots in movies, with amazing images and mind-blowing facts. Also check out Coding, which ties in with the Robotics theme, and is packed with fascinating facts and amazing pictures from the world of coding.
Lonely Planet Kids has done it again with the latest release from the City Trails series all about Washington DC – Capital city of USA! Read this book and uncover of the best kept secrets, tourist attractions and more exciting information about Washington DC! Coolest attraction in this book is the house that looks like a watermelon.
Read this book and go backstage at the National Theatre and hear from experts on every aspect of stagecraft, from acting and directing to set building, costume design and prop-making. A definitive theatre book for anyone interested in theatre and acting.
A touching story about Japanese American children who corresponded with their beloved librarian while they were imprisoned in World War II internment camps. Prepare to have tissues on hand. A librarian’s choice all the way!
Moana has been such a popular movie. I’m sure that some people must have seen it more than once =) The te Reo version of Moana that was showing for te wiki o te Māori must have helped make it one of the favourites. It’s great to see New Zealand actors and singers take part. Actor, Rachel House is also in the new Thor movie playing a very different role from Grandma Tala!
Hey Kids! Welcome to the latest Junior Non Fiction blog post!
July and winter has finally hit and there will days where you want nothing more than to stay inside and hibernate with a hot cup of cocoa and a library book. (Hmmm, sounds like heaven to me!)
Once again, Wellington City Libraries has new “action packed” non fiction bursting through our shelves for your viewing and reading pleasure for boys and girls of all ages.
There are books where the world of Greek mythology, the world of Greek gods and goddesses and… superheroes collides. Not to mention the odd Greek word here and there; Superheroes are featured that boys and girls can look up to; there are books for girls in the sporting, dancing and superhero world, hmmm I think I detect a bit of a girl power theme going on and finally books that will help you find the right word for any given situation.
Lonely Planet kids has done it again with “How Cities Work.” This book allows kids the opportunity to explore the city inside, outside and underground, with lots of cool flaps to lift to see inside buildings, not to mention unfold pages to find out what is going on above your head and udder your feet. Overall a fantastic book that gives a full in depth account to city life as you have never seen it before, and already a popular book amongst kids, which is currently hot on the reserve list.
Lost for words? You can certainly find the right words in this book. “The Right Word” tells the story of Peter Mark Roget, a brilliant man who took his love for words and turned it to organizing ideas and finding exactly the right word to express just what he thought, who went on the be the creator of Roget’s Thesaurus, one of the most widely used reference books ever published. A biography and a thesaurus all in one, who could ask for more!
DID YOU KNOW: The word “Thesaurus” means “treasure house” in Greek.
Brace yourself, Batman and DC Comics fanatics, the latest Batman Character Encyclopaedia has made its way to the shelves at your local library. Discover all the powerful, strange and crazy characters from the world of Batman. Meet your favorite Super Heroes and learn all about the most fearsome super-villains.
“Keep faith. Trust to love. Fight with honor. But fight to win.” – Wonder Woman.
This is a motto worth remembering.
Finally a superhero that young girls can look up to! A guide to the world of demigoddess, Wonder Woman includes seventy-five years of iconic characters, major story arcs, and key issues, along with information on locations, enemies, and allies. This is a must have read for every comic fanatic and a great companion alongside The Gods and Goddesses of Olympus!
Also check the following trailers to Wonder Woman, which has just been released in theatres and Justice League, which won’t be released until sometime in 2018, down below.
Maria Tuta’ia, New Zealand international netball player takes you on journey to help you become or improve your skills in playing netball and perhaps ensure your career as a future silver fern, heehee. You will learn skills such as how to shoot goals under pressure, master passing accuracy and pull off the perfect dodge. “Features the basic skills every netballer should be familiar with, no matter what their position. Read about the story of netball as well as Maria’s own journey to becoming an international netball superstar”–Publisher information.
This book hold beautiful retellings of six of the world’s greatest ballet stories are accompanied by two story CDs read by Juliet Stevenson that is bound to enrich library collections and inspire young dancers. This book is in a word… GORGEOUS! A must have read for the budding ballerina and dance enthusiast.
One, two, three …lots! Find out in this beautiful and brilliant book how all living things – including us – are part of a big, beautiful pattern and depend on each other for survival. With beautiful words from Nicola Davies and exquisite illustrations by Emily Sutton, this groundbreaking book is certain to enchant and inspire children. Overall a fantastic read that that is suitable for young children and serves as an educational resource on biodiversity and conservation.
Calling all Minecrafters! Looking for a new challenge? Minecraft strikes again! This book presents information on the world of Minecraft, including how and where to play safely online, playing in creative and survival modes, and server plugins for advanced players.
Great book but could have done better about the book been longer because then it engages people into reading more like me I loved the way Ella is jealous it confuses me in a good way.Great Book.Thanks .
Reviewed by Molly from Karori and Karori West Normal School , 10 years old
Ella dreams of becoming the Fairy Queen in the ballet recital, but when Esther Grech gets the part what should Ella do?
This book was very good because it kept you guessing about what would happen next. Also the main character is clever and likable. It would have been even better if it had been twice as long. I recommend it for ages 6 plus.
Reviewed by Naomi from Miramar and Homeschool , 7 years old
I liked it when Zoe was sitting next to Ella at the gym. Because they’re best friends.
I liked it when Madame Fry said Ella could be a teacher. I like the pictures in the book because they’re so funny. I think my friends would like this book.
Reviewed by Alice from Karori and Northland School , 5 years old
Ivy and bean is a great,curious and adventurous fiction book. This book is part of a series and you do not have to read it in series because they are not connected. I could not get my hands of it. It was so interesting. It is about two best friends who go on adventures and have some hard challenges to complete and they wanted to do ballet but then they find out what there ballet teacher has planned and go to all sorts of trouble to get out of ballet. My favourite character in the book is Ivy because she is more girly that Bean. Bean is more sporty.The best and funniest part in the book was when they had to be squids in there ballet play and wear squid costumes. If I could rename the title I would call it Ivy and Beans crazy adventures. I think girls of age 7 and up would like to read it but young boys could enjoy it too. I really enjoyed reading it so I recommend you should read it too.