Great Non Fiction: Little People, Big Dreams.

Hey Kids! Check out the biographic series called Little People, Big Dreams. This features inspiring and courageous women who defied the odds and became the most influential figures in history that inspired change.

Enjoy!

 

image courtesy of syndeticsMaya Angelou.

Maya Angelou spent much of her childhood in Stamps, Arkansas. After a traumatic event at age eight, she stopped speaking for five years. However, Maya rediscovered her voice through wonderful books, and went on to become one of the world’s most beloved writers and speakers. This inspiring story of her life features a facts and photos section at the back.”–Page 4 of cover.

A great biography to read that focuses on social injustice, racism, women’s rights and a courageous woman that defied all the odds and changed the course of history forever.

 

iamge courtesy of syndeticsCoco Chanel.

Read the inspiring story of famous French fashion designer Gabrielle Chanel, known as Coco Chanel, who led an extraordinary life, had many careers as a as a cabaret singer, seamstress, hat maker, fashion designer, businesswoman and iconic figure in the fashion industry, who became famous for  her timeless designs, trademark suits and little black dresses. A great biography and also provides further information about the history of women’s fashion.

 

images courtesy of syndeticsAudrey Hepburn.

Presents information about famous actress and iconic figure,  Audrey Hepburn, from her youth in Nazi-occupied Europe, training as a ballerina and a dancer, through her rise to stardom in some of the era’s most popular films, such as Roman Holiday, Breakfast at Tiffany’s and My Fair Lady, and to her dedication to UNICEF.

 

 

 

image courtesy of syndeticsAgatha Christie.

In the Little People, Big Dreams series, discover the lives of outstanding people from designers and artists to scientists. All of them went on to achieve incredible things, yet all of them began life as a little child with a dream. The book follows Agatha Christie, who taught herself to read at the age of five, on her journey to becoming the most famous crime writer of all time. This inspiring and informative little biography comes with extra facts about Agatha’s life at the back.

 

 

Kids’ Club Review by Genevye: Good night stories for rebel girls

Good night stories for rebel girlsGood night stories for rebel girls, by Elena Favilli

I think this facts book is an interesting book because it has a lot of stories from Elizabeth I to Serena Williams . The illustrations from this book look different to their real life photo , but the facts were the same . I thought this was an interesting book because it had like under their names were what job they had and when the writing finished it had their borned date and sometimes if that person died it will put a line to their death . Lastly , it was a good idea for the author to put a bookmark because sometimes people won’t finish in time . So i thought that was a good choice for the readers . Overall , this book should be rated 5 stars because it has a lot of effort in this book. This book should be recommended for 6 – 11 years old .

5 stars

Reviewed by Genevye from Central City and , 7 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Aoi: The book of bees

The book of beesThe book of bees, by Piotr Socha

This book is all about bees. The book tells that not only do bees provide with honey, but they also help us to grow lots of other delicious foods. Without bees to carry their pollen, some plants couldn’t make fruits or seeds. Apples, Pears, Plums, Cherries and Watermelons.

I think this book is very well written and lovely. I really like this book.

5 stars

Reviewed by Aoi from Karori and Thorndon School , 7 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Ava: Good night stories for rebel girls

Good night stories for rebel girls, by Elena Favilli

GOODNIGHT STORIES FOR REBEL GIRLS IS THE BEST BOOK EVER!!! Ever wondered if there are other women out there, almost as famous as the men, as well as who they are, and what they have done? Well this book shows you the answers! From Amelia Earhart to Maria Callas, from Cleopatra to Simone Biles, this book shows 100 of the most inspiring women in the world, all set out in a story tale fashion. I would give this book six, or even ten, stars if I could!

5 stars

Reviewed by Ava from Island Bay and Island Bay School , 10 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Alex: Good night stories for rebel girls

Good night stories for rebel girls, by Elena Favilli

This book is packed with 1 page stories about girls who have all done amazing things in their lives. For example, Manal Al-Shariff was the first woman to drive in Saudi Arabia. She was jailed twice, but kept encouraging other women in her country to just get out and drive. “If men can drive, why can’t women?”.
I recommend this book for every girl and woman I know. I loved it – it was very inspiring.

5 stars

Reviewed by Alex from Khandallah and Khandallah School , 8 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Millie: Good night stories for rebel girls

by Elena Favilli

This book was amazing, I like knowing that there is a book out there that really supports girls\women. I like how the whole book is only made by women, the pictures, the stories, everything. I like how all those women made a difference to this world, imagine if women wouldn’t be able to go to school and not be able to vote! I think this book can be read by all ages.

5 stars

Reviewed by Millie from Island Bay and Amesbury School , 11 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Isabella: Good night stories for rebel girls

Good night stories for rebel girls, by Elena Favilli

I think this book is a great story because you can learn a lot about different woman that made a difference in the world. I always like to think that if those woman didn’t fight for some new rules they protested for, the world would be so different. Woman would not be able to vote and go to school. Imagine that!!! Personally I love school and I wouldn’t know what to do and I wouldn’t have as much knowledge as I have now.

Over all I love this book and it inspirers me to do things like they did.

So thank you to the woman that changed the world.

5 stars

Reviewed by Isabella from Kilbirnie and , 9 years old