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.



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 Helena: First to the top : Sir Edmund Hillary’s amazing Everest adventure

First to the top : Sir Edmund Hillary’s amazing Everest adventure, by David Hill

This non-fiction book tells the story of Sir Edmund Hillary and how he climbed to the top of Mt Everest. He started out as a shy schoolboy, but as he got older he gained confidence and climbed the tallest mountain.

It’s an exciting story and I love the illustrations. I recommend this book for children who love history.

3 stars

Reviewed by Helena from Miramar and Holy Cross School , 8 years old

Kids’ Club Review by violet: First to the top: Sir Edmund Hillary’s amazing Everest adventure

First to the top: Sir Edmund Hillary’s amazing Everest adventure, by David Hill

Over all I really liked this book,I think this book is good for lots of ages. The illustrations were nice but my favourite thing about the book was that it had a mix of pictures and a good amount of reading. It also told a story, that was important so the story had a important meaning. At the end of the the story there was a time line I thought that was a smart idea. I really in joyed reading this book.

4 stars

Reviewed by violet from Kilbirnie and Berhampore School , 9 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Hannah: First to the Top

First to the Top, by David Hill

This is about Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay’s amazing everest adventure. It tells the story of when Sir Ed almost fell and Sherpa Tenzing saved him by using a rope and quick thinking. As well as climbing the mountain it talks about what else he did in his life. He was even made a citizen of Nepal. It is a good book for people interested in the famous mountain climber.

5 stars

Reviewed by Hannah from Cummings Park and Ngaio School , 6 years old