5 New Non Fiction to read by the end of 2018.

Hey Kids! Check out the latest junior non fiction at Wellington City Libraries!



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Business For Beginners.

‘Business’ means making and selling things or skills to anyone who wants them. But how do you come up with a business idea? And how do you make an idea work in real life? This books explores the practical world of making money, as well as explaining how businesses shape the world we live in and the way we live. Ages 8+.

image courtesy of sydneticsKieran Read.

A short biography, written in simple text, that tells the story of Kieran Read, captain of the All Blacks.

image courtesy of syndeticsFootball School Season 3: Where Football Explains the World .

This book is packed with awesome true stories, real science and fascinating facts and it’s all about football. Learn the maths behind the coin toss, how a good night’s sleep helps you perform better on the pitch, the history of trophies, the biology of the foot and about animal mascots from around the world. For ages 7+

image courtesy of sydneticsFootball Number Crunch: Figures, Facts And Soccer Stats: A Visual Guide to the Beautiful Game.

Longest unbeaten runs, goal-scoring streaks, record attendances, head-to-head player match-ups… every page of Football Number Crunch is a treasure trove of figures, facts and world football stats, from the biggest leagues to the most exciting tournaments on the planet.

image courtesy of sydneticsThe crimes of Grindelwald : the original screenplay.

“At the end of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald was captured in New York with the help of Newt Scamander. But, making good on his threat, Grindelwald escapes custody and sets about gathering followers, most unsuspecting of his true agenda: to raise pure-blood wizards up to rule over all non-magical beings. In an effort to thwart Grindelwald’s plans, Albus Dumbledore enlists Newt, his former Hogwarts student, who agrees to help once again, unaware of the dangers that lie ahead. Lines are drawn as love and loyalty are tested, even among the truest friends and family, in an increasingly divided wizarding world. This second original screenplay from J.K. Rowling, illustrated with stunning line art from MinaLima, expands on earlier events that helped shaped the wizarding world, with some surprising nods to the Harry Potter stories that will delight fans of both the books and films.” –Publisher description.

Kids’ Club Review by cardi: The enchantress returns

The enchantress returnsThe enchantress returns, by Chris Colfer ; illustrated by Brandon Dorman

I really liked this book. It is about a boy called Conner and a girl called Alex/Alexandra.
They go into a world called the land of stories, and the enchantress has returned. In the end, Alex becomes a fairy, and can do magic in the other Land of Stories books.
I so do this book 5 stars.

5 stars

Reviewed by cardi from Brooklyn and Homeschool , 8 years old

Kids’ Club Review by cardi: The hobbit

The hobbitThe hobbit, J. R. R. Tolkien

I liked this book. Okay, it was a bit scary, especially the part where there was goblins, and a bad guy called Golum. I think my favourite part was the end, where the hobbit’s house is being sold.
I think that children age 8 and over would be able to read this book without getting scared.

4 stars

Reviewed by cardi from Brooklyn and Homeschool , 8 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Ilona: Nevermoor : the trials of Morrigan Crow

Nevermoor : the trials of Morrigan CrowNevermoor : the trials of Morrigan Crow, Jessica Townsend

I love Nevermoor so much it is one of the most amazing books ever. If you liked Harry Potter you will love Nevermoor.
It’s about this girl who lives in a rich family but she is cursed. Then one day it all changes – she is sent to Nevermoor. She trains for trials but in the midst of things secrets begin to unravel.
There is another book in the series called Wundersmith. Haven’t read that one yet. 9+

5 stars

Reviewed by Ilona from Miramar and Seatoun School , 10 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Ilona: His dark materials : Northern lights ; The subtle knife ; The amber spyglass

His dark materials : Northern lights ; The subtle knife ; The amber spyglassHis dark materials : Northern lights ; The subtle knife ; The amber spyglass, Philip Pullman

It is about a girl called Lyra and her daemon companion which can take the form of any animal it wishes. If the daemon or human feels pain they both feel pain.
It’s about Lyra’s uncle who is an explorer who has discovered something people want. It’s top secret and she wants to join him. When her friend disappears she goes on a quest to find him. Some of the words are a bit confusing so I would recommend for a good reader 10 +. It is the first book in a trilogy. I think the writer is a very good writer and I recommend all his books. It is a movie called the Golden Compass.

5 stars

Reviewed by Ilona from Miramar and Seatoun School , 10 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Hunter: The BFG [electronic resource]

The BFG [electronic resource]The BFG [electronic resource], Roald Dahl ; illustrated by Quentin Blake

The BFG is a great book but roal dowl and the book could be a bit more better than the first book and all the other book and games.But the game is very interesting to play but there needs more time to play the great game and if you play the game with more people it is more fun and more interesting at the game and I hope he will love my comments that I have been done.and I hope he makes more money than the other man.and I hope my mum and dad will buy me a Nathan book in the summer and the yowl new year of 2019 and I hope every body like my comment and buy his book and I hope he will make a t-shirt .

3 stars

Reviewed by Hunter from Kilbirnie and Seatoun School , 8 years old

Some great new Summertime reading from the kids fiction shelves at your Library!

Summertime is in the air! These awesome new kids fiction books have arrived at your library!!!… so pop down to your local branch library to get your hands on these gems….


Image courtesy of SyndeticsChill of the Ice Dragon; Dragon Masters #9 by Tracey West

The Dragon Masters are still reeling from the desertion of Rori and her fire dragon Vulcan, when Mina, a Dragon Master from the far north, arrives with a problem–King Lars needs a fire dragon to defeat the Ice Giant who has frozen his kingdom; and so the Dragon Masters set out to find Rori and convince her to help.

Image courtesy of SyndeticsLenny’s book of Everything by Karen Foxlee

Lenny, small and sharp, has a younger brother Davey who won’t stop growing and at seven is as tall as a man. Raised by their single mother, who works two jobs and is made almost entirely out of worries, they have food and a roof over their heads, but not much else. The bright spot every week is the arrival of the latest issue of Burrell’s Build-It-at-Home Encyclopedia. Through the encyclopedia, Lenny and Davey experience the wonders of the world and dream about a life of freedom and adventure, visiting places like Saskatchewan and Yellowknife and the gleaming lakes of the Northwest Territories. But as her brother’s health deteriorates, Lenny realizes that some wonders can’t be named.

Image courtesy of SyndeticsHead Kidby David Baddiel

Bracket Wood is about to be visited by the school inspectors. But there’s one big problem: Ryan Ward. The maestro of practical jokes, Ryan has played so many tricks that in the end the Head Teacher just walks out. And then the new Head Teacher, Mr Carter, arrives. A man so strict even the teachers are scared of him. So imagine his surprise – and Ryan’s – when they swap bodies. Now Ryan is Head Teacher – and his mortal enemy is one of his pupils. It’s every naughty kid’s dream! But soon Bracket Wood School is in a total mess – and only its worst ever pupil can fix it…

Image courtesy of SyndeticsSquirm by Carl Pliaasen

Billy Dickens discovers that his mysterious father lives in Montana, so this summer Billy will fly across the country, hike a mountain, float a river, dodge a grizzly bear, shoot down a spy drone, and save his own father.

Image courtesy of SyndeticsThe First Adventures of Princess Peony by Nette Hilton & Lucinda Gifford

Once upon a time there was a dear little girl called Peony. That’s P.E.O.N.Y. And it’s me. I live in a Castle with my Dragon whose name is Totts. That’s T.O.T.T.S And that makes me a Princess if you really want to know. Princess Peony is not really a princess, but she does have a pet dragon, which means she’s kind of like a princess. In her first adventure, she must keep an evil troll (her brother) from trying to steal her dragon (dog)–and avoid being eaten by a bear, which is really hard work.