Kids’ Club Review by Bethany: Lynn Visible

Lynn VisibleLynn Visible, by Julia DeVillers

Lynn Visible is about a girl, named Lynn, who likes to express herself through the clothes that she makes and wears. Lynn decides to stop being unique, because of a bad fashion experience, but realises that being yourself and being happy with who you are is important, even if people think you’re strange and don’t fit in. There is nothing wrong with being unique.

5 stars

Reviewed by Bethany from Tawa, 9 years old

New Non-Fiction: Music, Myths and Fashion

The History of Modern Music.

Interested in having a career in the music industry, then this is the book for you! Part of the series: The Music Scene, this book explores the changes in modern music though the post-war decades from rock n roll (Elvis Presley) and folk music (Bob Dylan and Simon and Garfunkel) through to punk (The Sex Pistols), Indie pop (Green Day)and the enormous changes in technology today that have transformed the music world today. Also check out other book in the series: The Music Industry, Music, Fashion and Style and Performing Live.

 

 

 

 

 

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King Arthur.

King Arthur is the ultimate English hero. King of Camelot, Head of the Knights of the Round Table and wielder of the magic sword, Excalibur! Richard Brassey explores the history, the mystery and the legendary figures that populate the myths about King Arthur, including Morgan La Fay, Merlin and the evil Mordred. Richard Brassey’s unique gift for extracting truth from myth in a concise and insightful way makes this book the perfect introduction to King Arthur for young readers – and confused tourists!

 

 Learn to Speak Fashion.

Learn to Speak Fashion is about the ideas, skills and the fun behind thinking creatively about what you and others choose to wear. This book is the perfect guide to find tips on creating fashion from top designers, models and stylists. Also if you think you got what it takes to be a fashion designer? Then have a read of The Young Entrepreneurs Club: Fashion. All the information you need to becoming the next big thing in the fashion industry is in this exciting new read from the series: Young Entrepreneurs’ Club.

 

Basketball:  From tip-off to slam dunk – the essential guide.

A comprehensive guide on how to play basketball. You find in this exciting new read everything you need to know about how to get started, improve your playing style and hints and tips to help you master the sport.

 

 

 

 

 

Fairy Things to Stitch and Sew.

Love fairies? Love sewing?  Love arts and crafts? Then this is the book for you!, especially if you’re looking for ideas this year for Christmas gifts.  This enchanting book from the Usborne series is teeming with delightful projects which includes making fairy collages, bags, cards and pillows.

 

 

New Non Fiction for August

The holidays are over, but the new library books just keep on coming!

 

Here’s the newest non-fiction books:

 

It’s fun to draw monsters by Mark Bergin.

Love drawing? Love monsters? This is the book for you. An easy step by step guide to learning how to draw monsters with additional tips on illustrations and colouring.

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s fun to draw pirates by Mark Bergin.

Love drawing? Love pirates? This is the book for you. An easy step by step guide to learning how to draw monsters with additional tips on illustrations and colouring.

 

 

 

 

 

 

100 Great Scientists by John Farndon.

Read all about your favourite scientists including Leonardo DaVinci, Galileo Galilei, Issac Newton, Albert Einstein, Ernest Rutherford and how their science changed the world. A great book to read if you are doing science project and studying a famous scientist.

 

 

 

 

 

Millionaires by Clive Gifford

Read about all the famous millionaires around the world from Mark Zuckerberg (the creator of Facebook), Maddie Bradshaw (Snap Caps Inventor), Andrew Mason (Internet Entrepreneur) and even Oprah Winfrey (Talk show host and Media mogul) This book reveals everything you need to know about today’s most fascinating millionaires.

 

 

 

 

 

A first book of Nature by Nicola Davies, Illustrated by Mark Hearld

A beautifully illustrated book that captures the innocence and loveliness of nature throughout the seasons.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Taketakerau : The Millennium Tree by Marnie Asntis.

A recommended read! This book takes you through 2000 years of history in New Zealand and tells the story of a 2000 year old tree called Taketakerau – The Millennium Tree, an ancient puriri tree in the Hukutaia Domain, ten kilometres inland from Opotiki, in the Eastern Bay of Plenty, New Zealand. Great book to use for New Zealand History assignments.

 

 

 

 

 

Gorillas by Lori McManus.

Where do gorillas live? What do they eat? How intelligent are they? All the answers to these questions are found in this book. In addition to the answers, you will also find out lots of amazing facts about gorillas, see amazing pictures, including a picture of a pregnant gorilla and read about people who have worked with gorillas such as Dian Fossey and Francine ‘Penny’ Patterson. A great read from the ‘Living in the Wild: Primates’ series.

 

 

 

 

 

Orangutans by Buffy Silverman

Where do orangutans live? What do they eat? What threats do they face? All the answers to these questions are found in this book. In addition to the answers, you will also find out lots of amazing facts about orangutans, see amazing pictures and read about people who have worked with orangutans such as Birute Mary Galdikas and Ian Singleton. A great read from the ‘Living in the Wild: Primates’ series.

Forbidden Fashions

Have you heard of sumptuary laws? Well this is a special rule that controlled who could wear luxurious clothes and who had to dress in boring wool. Shocking! In China during the 1680’s, yellow clothes were banned for all except the emperor’s friends and family. In the 14th century only nobles in China were allowed to wear buttons because they were made out of jade. In England in 1337 King Edward III ruled that nobody less important than a knight could wear fur. Think it’s absurd? Beware! In 15th century Mexican law you were executed if you wore jewelry grander than was allowed! Craving for more fashion information? Check out the book “Would you believe…in 1500, platform shoes were outlawed?” Enjoy!