The Lorax, by Dr Seuss
The Lorax is a great story made by the genius kids rhyming book author, Dr Seuss. The Lorax is about a kid called Ted who loves a girl called Audrey. They live in a town called Thneedville. All Audrey wishes is to see a real tree. Theendville is made of plastic and has no nature.Ted is confident to find Audrey a real living tree. Ted meets a man called the Once-ler who tells Ted everything. A mini baby man called O’Hare (who owns the air) tries to stop Ted from getting a tree. Will Ted get a tree? Find out in The Lorax. By the way they have made the Lorax movie, so watch it now.
Reviewed by Thomas from Karori, 8 years old
Hoot, by Carl Hiaasen
this book is really boring. i do not like it.
Reviewed by Aparna from Central City, 10 years old
Ivy + Bean : what’s the big idea?, by Annie Barrows
I enjoyed this story by Annie Barrows.This story was telling about global warming.Ivy and Bean were worried because the animals were in danger due to the environment getting less cold.Bean and Ivy had to find a solution to the problem.Nancy and her friend did not care about nature.At the end ,Ivy and Bean found a solution!!!!
I really liked the part when they found a solution.Children should read this story because it has facts —-but fun facts about nature…
Reviewed by Tuhina from Central City, 6 years old
Hoot, by Carl Hiaasen
It was a good book because I didn’t know what side I should support, when an outlaw breaks into Mother Paulas pancake house. I can recommend it and am now sad that I have finished it.
Reviewed by Darcy from Kilbirnie, 10 years old
Have you heard about The Great NZ Science Project? Now’s your chance to get behind science and help New Zealand decide how we use it to invest in our future. Explore areas of interest and join the debate. The future of science in New Zealand is in your hands.
Important and leading NZ scientists have teamed up with our best free-thinkers -you guys, to figure out what science areas NZ should be focusing and spending our money on.
There are lots of ideas and projects suggested in the areas of
In each of these areas you can find out about what’s happening, what could happen in the future and why it’s important for scientists to work in these areas. There are heaps of facts and videos to watch. The videos are really cool, I reckon you should watch them.
Then you get to vote and write your opinion on whether you support science developments in these areas, which areas you think are most important and, coolest of all, you get to tell the scientists what you think they should be working on.
If you have an idea for a project for NZ scientists you can suggest it and you never know, an awesome scientist out there might think it’s a good idea and start working on it -Cool!
The Great NZ Science Project is on Facebook and Twitter for you to like, follow, post and comment.
Hoot, by Carl Hiaasen
Yeah, a Mother Paulas pancake house in your neibour hood may sound pretty good to you, but what would you think if I said that their were endangered baby owls burrowing on the site. This is a story about, friendship, secrets, owls and pancakes.
This was a good book and I really enjoyed it. The auther really made you feel for every character in the book. I would reccommend to anyone betweent the ages of 7 and 13.
Reviewed by Marina from Miramar, 12 years old
Hoot, by Carl Hiaasen.
Hoot was an terrfic book. It will bring you lots of entertainment. Rob Eberhardt, Beatrice and a mysterious boy with a nickname named Mullet Fingers. Beatrice, his stepsister gave him his name because Mullet Fingers could catch a Mullet with his bare hands. It’s impossible to catch one. Or is it. Three of them are out to save the burrowing owls from bulldozers. Will they win or will they fail to save the owls?
Reviewed by Tiffany from Kilbirnie, 10 years old
White dolphin, by Lewis, Gill.
Kara’s mother has disappeared for a year now, and all Kara is left with to remember her by is a Dolphin shaped memory stick.and the family’s boat, Moana.Soon a boy called Felix moves into the small fishing town.Felix and Kara slowly become friends and together try and make people stop the dregging the reef.but Powerful people don’t what them to succeed…
This book is good for people who like Dolphins and would like to find out about the how to save some sea creatures that are endangered.
Reviewed by Isabelle from Karori, 10 years old
Every year a group called Landcare Research ask people to do a survey of the types and number of birds found in your garden.
This year the Bird Survey Week is June 30th – July 8th. All you have to do to join in is print off the form and watch your garden for 1 hour only during the week, and note down the birds you see. Fill in the form and pop it into a letter box. You can even print off a bird identification guide so you can find out the names of the birds you spot.
The info found out by this bird survey is really important- scientists will know if the number of birds is going up or daown, and which types of birds are in different places in New Zealand. They can compare the results from this year to last year and see what has changed.
New Zealand’s birds are really amazing and often very unique in the world. We have loads of books in the library about NZ birds. Here’s my favourites:
Wellington’s own native bird sanctuary, Zealandia, is full of rare and special NZ birds. Go for a visit or check out their bird info online. If you’re lucky you might get to spot a Kiwi – cool!
A day to celebrate the environment? That’s right – World Environment Day (WED) is an annual event that aims to get people from all around the world to come together to ensure a cleaner, greener and brighter outlook for themselves and future generations. Its all about taking positive action to protect our environment and make it better.
There are heaps of thins you can do – organize a neighborhood clean-up, stop using plastic bags and get your community to do the same, plant a tree or better yet organize a collective tree planting effort, walk to school or your friends house (instead of driving), start a recycling drive . . . the possibilities are endless.
Want to know more about the environment? Try these: