6 New Non Fiction to read before the holidays.

Hey kids! Check the latest new non fiction added to the Children’s collection! Featured in this are new biographies from the DK Life Stories series, world football records, and much more!

Enjoy!

image courtesy of sydneticsHelen Keller.

Discover the inspiring story of Helen Keller, who overcame the odds by learning to understand and communicate with the world. Helen Keller lost her sight and hearing due to an early childhood illness and spent the first 6 years of her life unable to interact with other people. She remained isolated from the outside world until Anne Sullivan came to work as her teacher. In this biography book for kids ages 8-11, learn all about Helen Keller’s amazing life and achievements – how she learned to read Braille and speak, go to college, write books, and ultimately revolutionize the world through her activism on behalf of the deaf and blind.

image courtesy of syndeticsGandhi.

Discover the inspiring life story of Mohandas Gandhi, from early beginnings to  using his teachings of non-violence and civil disobedience to win his country’s freedom – and create a philosophy of peace and equality. Highly recommended.

image courtesy of syndeticsAnne Frank.

Discover the incredible story of Anne Frank, the courageous young writer who hid from the Nazis during World War II. Anne Frank’s diary is read by children and adults worldwide. It tells two stories- one of an extraordinary young girl living in hiding during one of the most fearsome times in history, and one of a relatable young girl facing the same questions and troubles that kids come up against today. Learn how both sides of this puzzle made up the person who is Anne Frank. Meet her family and friends, explore “The Annex” where they hid, and see her story put in historical context alongside information about World War II and the Holocaust, and Hitler and Nazi Germany.

image courtesy fo syndeticsAlbert Einstein.

Follow the remarkable life story of Albert Einstein, whose legendary genius and creative imagination made him one of the world’s most famous thinkers. His many theories and discoveries changed the way scientists think and work, and the way in which we look at and understand things. Learn all about Einstein’s family and education, his travels and troubles, and the special compass he was given as a young boy that first set him on the path to questioning the world around him.

image courtesy of syndeticsSTEM Lab.

This book presents over two dozen science activities demonstrating such scientific properties as forces and motion, chemical reactions, shapes and structures, and light and sound.

image courtesy of syndeticsThe Vision book of football records 2019.

10th edition of this popular, bright and quirky annual football records book. Crammed with records, facts, stats and amazing feats from the world’s greatest game, The Vision Book of Football Records 2019 is the perfect Christmas present for football fans of all ages. It includes an entry on every English league team and all the Scottish SPL clubs plus the major European and world clubs from Brasil to Barcelona and an all-star squad of current and former football legends.

image courtesy of syndeticsThe Book of Dragons: Secrets of the Dragon Domain.

Move over  Toothless from “How to train your dragon.”, and Smaug from The Hobbit, there’s a new lot of dragons in the world of literature!  The book for dragons charts the natural habitats of these mighty and ancient creatures. With amazing facts and eye catching pictures, you will be amazed by what you learn about these remarkable dangerous creatures.

 

 

 

 

 

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

Syndetics book coverGood night stories for rebel girls : 100 tales of extraordinary women by Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo.

The book is about great girls and women. My favourite story is called Coy Mathis, a transgender, It is about Coy likes girls stuff and turns into a girl. When school started the teacher said she could either use a boy’s bathroom or a disable bathroom. The parents asked the judge, and the judge said she could use whatever bathroom she wants. and they threw a big party.

5 stars

Reviewed by Isla from Karori and Karori West Normal School , 7 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Emma: Go girl: a storybook of epic NZ women

Syndetics book coverGo girl : a storybook of epic NZ women by Barbara Else.

I love it since I don’t know much about my peoples history so I got this book so one day I could be like them not be scared try new stuff. last but not least feel brave. when I grow up I have no idea what I was going to be. but the a million ideas clouded my head well not that much but quite a lot. thank you barbara else

5 stars

Reviewed by Emma from Tawa and Amesbury School , 8 years old

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: Good night stories for rebel girls

Good night stories for rebel girls, by Elena Favilli, Francesca Cavallo

Goodnight Stories for Rebele Girls is a really fantastic collection of stories about women who dared to stand up for what was right, be their own person and follow their dreams. It teaches us to stand up for ourselves and what we believe is right. It also teaches us to believe in ourselves and not to give up. So dare to be different like all of these women have and strive to make the world a better place.

3 stars

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