New Non Fiction: The Ancient world and toilet humour.

You Can Get Sucked Down An Aeroplane Loo!

If you like Ripley’s Believe it or not, then you will love this book. You Can Get Sucked Down An Aeroplane Loo! will allow you to explore the greatest urban myths, legends and tales of all time and will fill you in once for all whether they are true or false. In other words, this is the book that will teach you how NOT to be a sucker. Overall I enjoyed this book, which was a barrel of laughs. I don’t think you will be surprised of shocked over which blunders are false, however I think the ones that are true will surprise you.

 

 

 

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Feel like a trip to the Ancient world? Be rest assured that you don’t have to call on Doctor Who to make sure the trip is possible when you have these awesome books right here. Usborne books have done it again with the Visitor’s Guide to Ancient Egypt and Ancient Rome, that is packed with essential time tourist tips on anything and everything you need to know about the Ancient world.

Ancient Egypt covers a wide range of information on how to behave at an Egyptian party and how to make a mummy, while Ancient Rome advises you one what to eat, where to go and how to come back on one piece.

Speaking of coming back in one piece…

 

 

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Why not check out this awesome handbook The Usborne Official Roman Soldiers Handbook, that provides all the helpful hints and tips on how to survive in Ancient Rome… and if you join the Roman Army. This book also reveals all the gruesome truths of life in the Roman army including what soldiers ate, what they wore and how they lived. Overall I think this book is an excellent read. I feel the witty illustrations complement the text which creates a friendly and accessible introduction to Roman history.

These books from Usborne series are ideal for anyone who is a fan of the Horrible Histories series and has a keen fascination for history.

 

 

 

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Just joking 5.

Looking for a joke book that is not going to bore you with endless knock, knock jokes? Look no further. This book presents a variety of jokes and facts, including knock-knocks, tongue twisters, riddles, silly animal photos and traditional question and answer jokes. Overall, I think it’s a fantastic book. Loved the jokes. I even managed to have a go at the tongue twisters, some easy, others take a lot of concentration.

Top 10 Non-Fiction for July

Lego dominates kid’s favourite  non-fiction books this month!

1.   Star Wars by David West Reynolds

2.   Ripley’s believe it or not! by Rosie Alexander

3.   Moshi Monsters by Steve Cleverley

4.   The LEGO movie  by Hannah Dolan

5.   Cool creations in 35 Pieces by Sean Kenney

6.   Moshipedia from Puffin

7.   Lego Star Wars by Simon Beecroft

8.   Guinness world records 2014 by Craig Glenday

9.   Pokemon ultimate handbook by Cris Silvestri

10. Matariki by Melanie Drewery

 


Top 10 Non-Fiction for June

Most popular facts for Children:

1.   Star Wars by David West Reynolds

2.   Star Wars character encyclopedia edited by Simon Beecroft

3.   Ripley’s believe it or not!  edited by Rosie Alexander

4.   Beware the Sith by Shari Last

5.   The horrible history of the world by Terry Deary

6.   The LEGO book by Daniel Lipkowitz

7.   Guinness world records 2013 by Craig Glenday

8.   Guinness world records 2014 by Craig Glenday

9.   Treasury of Egyptian mythology by Donna Jo Napoli

10. Wow! dinosaur by Douglas Palmer

Top 10 Non Fiction for May

Favoured fashionable facts

1.  Star Wars character encyclopedia by Simon Beecroft

2.  Ripley’s believe it or not! edited by Alexander, Rosie.

3.  Guinness world records 2014 edited by Craig Glenday

4.  The LEGO book by Daniel Lipkowitz

5.  Treasury of Egyptian mythology  by Donna Jo Napoli

6.  Moshi Monsters by Steve Cleverley

7.  The LEGO movie by Hannah Dolan

8.  See inside the First World War by Rob Lloyd Jones

9.  Art detective by Doris Kutschbach

10. Big book of papercraft by Fiona Watt

 

Top 10 non-fiction for February

Favourite facts children borrowed in February:

1.  Star Wars by David West Reynolds

2.  The LEGO book by Daniel Lipkowitz

3.  Ripley’s believe it or not!by Rosie Alexander

4.  Guinness world records 2013 by Craig Glenday

5.  Ara pūretaby Frances Goulton

6.  Pokemon black version & Pokemon white version handbook by Michael G. Ryan

7.  The horrible history of the world by Terry Deary

8.  Guinness world records 2014 by Craig Glenday

9.  Wow! dinosaur by Douglas Palmer

10.  The age of the dinosaurs (12 volumes) by Steve Parker

 

Top 10 non-fiction for January

Here are the most popular non-fiction books for this month. Looks like a couple of Christmas ones from December have sneaked into the list too!

1. Star Wars by David West Reynolds

2. Ripley’s believe it or not! by Rosie Alexander

3. Guinness world records 2013 by Craig Glenday

4. Kiwi kids sing favourite Christmas songs & Carols Linda Adamson

5. Star Wars character encyclopedia by Simon Beecroft

6. The LEGO book by Daniel Lipkowitz

7. Guinness world records 2014 by Craig Glenday

8. Horrible Christmas by Terry Deary

9. The official collectable figures guide by Richard Dinnick

10. The Usborne big book of big ships by Minna Lacey

Top 10 Non-Fiction for October

Impress your friends and family with awesome factoids by checking out October’s most popular non-fiction:

1 Star Wars by David West Reynolds

2 The horrible history of the world by Terry Deary

3 The LEGO book by Daniel Lipkowitz

4 Ripley’s believe it or not! by Rosie Alexander

5 The Usborne big book of big machines by Minna Lacey

6 Big book of papercraft Fiona Watt

7 Amazing giant dinosaurs Marie Greenwood

8 Pokemon ultimate handbook by Cris Silvestri

9 See inside the First World War by Rob Lloyd Jones

10 The girls’ book of crafts & activities by James Mitchem

 

Odd Stuff: What’s the dirtiest item in your house?

I bet you think it’s the toilet, right? Wrong!

A recent study done by UNICEF (United Nations Children’s Fund) that aims to draw attention to sanitation around the world has revealed some shocking facts – about a third of people reckon the toilet is the dirtest place in their home, but it’s actually more likely to be the arms of your sofas and your gaming controllers. Ew!

But it’s not just the inside of the house that you have to be worried about. Things found in the garden are super dirty too! Trampolines, bikes and footballs were shown to have high levels of bacteria on them.

So now that you know, would you rather lick the toilet seat or your games controller…?

Danger! Open with extreme caution!

Here is another great book about fearsome facts and startling stats. It is filled with peril, risk and suspense and believe me it is all true.

Find out about the most dangerous mathematical formula in history.

Discover the secret to surviving a savage shark attack.

Visit a fast food restaurant that serves up a deadly menu.

While reading this book I learnt a gross fact so be warned before you read this.

In 1804, American doctor Stubbins Ffirth performed some revolting experiments to test his idea that deadly yellow fever was not infectious. He drank bloody black vomit from a fever patient and rubbed it into his eyes. He didn’t get infected, so he considered his case proven. We now know that the disease is spread by mosquitoes.

Would you do that???

This is an awesome book. So go on, sneak a peek, I dare you!