The story of Fish & Snail, by Deborah Freedman (1960-)
I liked the part where snail jumped into the water. Fish face looked funny when he went ohhhhhhh. When snail was on one page and fish was on the other page.
Reviewed by Aoife from Tawa and , 7 years old
The library is home to some great rent-able movies. Animation featuring talking animals has taken a bold step with The Secret Life of Pets. There are some bold animals in here that have little respect for humans! Some scary scenes in here for sensitive younger viewers, so watch with a weather eye! And then there are the animals that love humans so much they make sure only the best happens to them. In the movie Storks, the birds famous for delivering babies make sure that the little human they care for reaches the best possible home.
Is your favourite in the Top 10?
- My little pony, friendship is magic.
- Pete’s dragon
- Finding Dory
- The secret life of pets
- The BFG
- Ice age.
- Strawberry Shortcake.
- LEGO Nexo knights
Winter bees & other poems of the cold.
It’s a little early for winter but feel free to check out this amazing book on poems about how animals brave the longest and coldest season of the north and discover winter’s safe places for these hardy creatures – how they snuggle warmly and survive until spring’s warmth returns. Beautiful pictures, beautiful poems, who could ask for more.
Amber McEwan introduces the physical characteristics, habitat and behaviour of different species of New Zealand freshwater fishes. A great resource to use for projects in biology or New Zealand freshwater life.
Keep safe with….
Keeping safe: Online and Friends and Family.
The great thing about these books is they give excellent guidance on how to stay safe in a number of social situations and to assess whether they are in any danger and great for ages 9 years and over.
Keeping safe online takes you through all the tools that will help you stay safe online. Full of advice about how to spot fakes – people who aren’t who they say they are, what to do if you think you are being bullied and how to protect your personal details. This book is an essential guide for any child who uses the Internet, whether you access it on a computer, tablet or smartphone.
While Keeping Safe Friends and Family will help you stay safe because it is full of advice on what to do if you think you are in danger or have a problem you want to resolve, and also how to avoid or minimise danger in the first place.
Do you like poetry?
Do you like whitebait?
Combine these two together and you get The Whitebait Wriggle.
Reading this book I found out all about the life cycle of the whitebait. I learnt that what we describe as whitebait is actually the juvenile form of five species of New Zealand freshwater fish and they all lead an amazing and sometimes dangerous life.
What is really fun about this book is that it is written in verse.
Down at the beach
in the blue-green sea.
Where the waves swish the sand
and the birds fly free.
Swam five baby fish
and they all looked the same.
Tiny and wriggly,
whitebait was their name.
You can check out lots of great poetry books in the library and then maybe you can have a go at creating some of your own.