Green Storytime at Karori Library

Help the library celebrate around Earth Day by coming along to this special storytime all about the environment – and how we fit in it!

Come along for magical eco-stories including The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein and many beautiful new tales of sustainability and our relationship with nature.

We’ll also be making incredible zines about the environment!

Time: Saturday 27th April from 11am to 12pm

Place: Karori Library Children’s area

No registration required!

Here are some of our favourite books about the environment for you to check out!

Here we are : notes for living on planet Earth / Jeffers, Oliver
Well, hello.And welcome to this Planet.We call it Earth. Our world can be a bewildering place, especially if you’ve only just got here. Your head will be filled with questions, so let’s explore what makes our planet and how we live on it. From land and sky, to people and time, these notes can be your guide and start you on your journey. And you’ll figure lots of things out for yourself. Just remember to leave notes for everyone else… Some things about our planet are pretty complicated, but things can be simple, too: you’ve just got to be kind. (Catalogue)

If sharks disappeared / Williams, Lily
A nonfiction picture book tracing the repercussions of what would happen if sharks disappeared from our planet (Provided by publisher)

 

 

 

Where’s the elephant? / Barroux
“Where’s the elephant? Where’s the parrot? Where’s the snake?…And where are the trees? What starts as a game of jungle hide-and-seek quickly turns into something more significant in this charming, unique book by award-winning illustrator, Barroux. (Catalogue)

 

 

Think green and we hope to see you soon!

Kids’ Club Review by Seri: Hero of the Sea: Sir Peter Blake’s mighty ocean quests

Syndetics book coverHero of the sea : Sir Peter Blake’s mighty ocean quests by David Hill ; illustrated by Phoebe Morris.

Sir Peter Blake was a sailor on the sea, and he was a very good sailor. He always loved the sea. One day he met a woman that he liked and then they went sailing together. He helped protect the environment. He married the woman, and they had children who liked the sea too and supported their father. But sadly one day he got killed by pirates who came onto their ship.

The pictures were really amazing. I liked this book!

5 stars

Reviewed by Seri from Cummings Park and Wadestown School , 7 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Lily: How to bee

How to beeHow to bee, Bren MacDibble

I really enjoyed this book as it made me think about how this world would have to function without bees. Peony is a brave and all round kindhearted character who just wants the best for her and her family and I think that she is just the type of character that a story like this needs.

4 stars

Reviewed by Lily from Kilbirnie and Seatoun School , 12 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Molly: How to bee

How to beeHow to bee, Bren MacDibble

How to bee is about a called Peony who really wishes she was a bee. She lives on a farm and although life is hard, it is full of affection. Her mother and partner, however, turn up and ruin it all by taking her away to live in a city. Will she ever be able to get back to the farm? I thought this was a beautifully written book with a unique plot. I think it is suitable for children 9+.

5 stars

Reviewed by Molly from Karori and Karori Normal School , 11 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Anna: How to bee

How to beeHow to bee, Bren MacDibble

Peony wants to be a bee. She lives on a farm and it is a hard life but there is love. One day her mother turns up and takes her away to live in the city to be a servant to a rich family. Will Peony ever be able to come back to the farm? I thought this book was captivating and I had trouble putting it down to do other things. It had a great plot and Peony was very brave, like all girls should be. I recommend this book to children 9+.

5 stars

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

Kids’ Club Review by Akane: Hero of the sea

Syndetics book coverHero of the sea : Sir Peter Blake’s mighty ocean quests by David Hill ; illustrated by Phoebe Morris.

I liked when Peter Blake met Pippa because they both loved adventures and sailed a lot around the globe. It was interesting when they wore red socks. it was funniest when the elephants wore red socks too. Peter won the world ‘s Yacht races because he was a great sailer. He was a good sailer.

5 stars

Reviewed by Akane from Karori and Thorndon School , 5 years old