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

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

This book inspires me.
One of my favourite women was Jane Goodall. Because I liked the picture and it was amazing to read about the relationships between her and the chimpanzees.
I think that this book is one of the best books of all time because everything is a true story.
I think think this book suits girls over 5.
But you might need to look up some words or places in a dictionary.
This book is packed with wonderful women and girls from Cleopatra (the last ruler of Egypt), to Misty Copeland (ballerina)

5 stars

Reviewed by Rose from Johnsonville and Johnsonville School , 10 years old

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

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

This book has many stories about amazing women from around the world who have done amazing things. Each story is only one page so the stories are short and you can read as many as you like.

I thought it was amazing! My favourite stories are about Cleopatra, Joan Jett and Coco Chanel.
I loved the variety.

This suits any age over three

5 stars

Reviewed by Sophia from Newtown and Newtown School , 7 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

Kids’ Club Review by petra: Oh Boy: A Storybook of Epic Men

Syndetics book coverOh boy : a storybook of epic NZ men by Stuart Lipshaw.

I really enjoyed this book because it tells you all about NZ men and what they did my favourite story in this book was Richie McCaw becaues I’ve seen him play and hes really good at playing rugby. I really liked the illustrations in this book because they helped break the writing in the book up so it didn’t feel dense when you were reading it I also just liked the drawings because they were really good.

4 stars

Reviewed by petra from Khandallah, 11 years old

5 More new junior non fiction to read by the end of 2018.

Hey Kids!

Check out the latest and greatest new non fiction in the junior collection at Wellington City Libraries.

New from the Lonely Planet series: Lonely Planet Brick City.

image courtesy of syndeticsLondon.

Lonely Planet and Lego partner up to bring this amazing guide full of fascinating facts and amazing stories about London from its delicious food, (spoiler alert: This guide shows you how to make fish and chips, and scones out of lego),  to its awe-inspiring landmarks!


image courtesy of syndeticsParis.

If you enjoyed London, then you will love Paris more. Discover the city of light’s… and love’s most famous city and attractions remade with lego bricks from skyscrapers, museum exhibits, delicious food, (including cheese and black forest gateau), and even poodles.


image courtesy of syndeticsNew York.

The series would not be complete without an extensive tour of New York, also know as the Big Apple. Check out amazing attractions made out of lego bricks ranging from the Brooklyn Bridge, yellow taxi cabs, hot dog carts and September 11 memorial.


image courtesy of syndeticsYoung Heroes.

Discover 101 extraordinary children from across the world. Featuring an inspirational selection of dedicated young people, this collection includes entertainers such as Taylor Swift and Daniel Radcliffe, sporting heroes like Pelé and Michelle Kwarn, and business entrepreneurs Tavi Gevinson and Jordan Casey. From the arts to STEM, politics to the environment, the one thing these impressive children have in common is their passion. It also includes suggestions and tips so that you, too, can be even more amazing!


image courtesy of syndeticsHow to think like an absolute genius.

Be curious! Be imaginative! Be determined! Develop your talents by drawing inspiration from the greatest of geniuses. In a world that changes quickly, the future belongs to those who have an open, flexible mind: like John Lennon, they will imagine the impossible; like Walt Disney, they will work as a team; and like Copernicus, they will be able to think backwards! If you’re worried you might not be up to the job, have no fear! This fascinating book will show you the way. Meet 27 geniuses from different eras and disciplines – artists, scientists, thinkers or writers — and learn from their “creative methods”. Packed with facts, games and activity ideas to boost your intelligence, creative, inventive, and critical thinking skills, this book will show you that you can become absolutely awesome at whatever you put your mind to!