How to cook in 10 easy lessons, Wendy Sweetser
This book is about is about the main skills you need to learn to be able to cook any dish! These skills are boiling, blending, grating, e.g
The most cool thing about this book – that makes it quite interesting, is that it gives you examples of how to use each skill. For instance, the skill might be blending and one of the examples of how to use this skill would be showing you how to make a smoothie with various ingredients and measurements.
I really liked this book because of the interesting recipes and all the different skills you learn.
I hope that there is a cookbook somewhere out there that have recipes without eggs or nuts!
Enjoy cooking, eating and learning!
Reviewed by Siddhi from Tawa, 9 years old
Here’s some new and exciting kids fiction books which are now available from your local library!
The Callback by Maddie Ziegler
Harper McCoy, twelve, joins the school musical hoping to get past “dancer’s block,” but her Dance Starz teammates are not pleased, especially since they will soon compete against their biggest rivals, The Belles, in Regionals.
Punky Pineapple by Hil and Joshie
It’s a whole bunch of crazy in the fruit bowl! When Missy Starfruit goes missing, Punky Pineapple is on the case! But where could Missy Starfruit be? Punky and his friends will have to brave The Electric Waterfall, explore the Bottom Drawer and ski the slopes of the Freezy Freezer to find out!
Ten Nasty Little Toads by Steve Cole
In these delightfully humorous tales of a decidedly blackish hue, ten follysome toads can never change their beastly habits despite the efforts of goodly witch Madame Rana who reminds them ‘It’s never too late to change.’ The Toad With Square Eyes develops mutant thumbs and fingers and finds himself on the other side of the screen; Cherry Oddfellow, the Dirty Little Toad, is part-girl, part-mudslide; and Jeremiah Bratson, the Spoiled Little Toad, finds himself face-to-face with a perfect robot replica. Featuring toady facts, quizzes and games, this collection of tales is a warning to certain children that there must come an hour when they pay the price…
Oops I’ve done it again! by Chrissie Perry
Blabbermouth = a person who talks too much = Amelie Anderson Amelie is a blabbermouth. She’s not a bad kid – she’s just so bubbly that sometimes words fizz right out of her mouth! And then things go wrong. Terribly wrong. But she’s determined to fix all that. It’s time for a reputation make-over!
Ginger Green + Cousins = total chaos! by Kim Kane and Jon Davis
Ginger’s super-fancy cousins Tess and Tom are coming to stay for a whole week – all the way from New York City! Ginger can’t wait! But what happens when Tom and Penny turn into DOUBLE-TROUBLE?
Tom Gates: Biscuits, Bands and Very Big Plans, by Liz Pichon
If you like biscuits, and music and adventure, this will probably be for you. A lot of things happen to this boy. His doodling is very impressive. What makes me return to Tom Gates again and again is the humour and the funny pictures
Reviewed by Leela from Karori, 6 years old
Rat Burger, by David Williams
This is another amazing book by David Williams. After reading the book you should also check the movie out too. This book is about a girl with a wicked step mum that kills her first pet. The ending of the book is great since it is unpredictable. It is not scary at all since it is hilarious. Highly suggest this book to all ages. Very good book about friendships.
Reviewed by Avin from Johnsonville, 11 years old
Ella and Olivia cupcake catastrophe, by Yvette Poshoglian
I gave this book 3 stars because it tells you about teamwork, like how Olivia helped Ella baking cakes but still if the cakes turned out to be salty instead sweet but it still has a note about teamwork.
Reviewed by Shreya from Central City, 9 years old
Ten Minute No Bake Makes, by Annalees Lim
I loved this book and a popcorn recipe. Especially the chocolate in it. I love Craft Books!!!!
Reviewed by Georgie from Brooklyn, 5 years old
Make sure you come along to a delicious and scrumptious Storytime at Tawa Library this Thursday 7th September at 6pm.
This month our theme is all about food, so make sure you have something to eat before you come along otherwise you might get very hungry.
Suitable for ages 4 – 10 years these sessions run for 30 minutes.
See you there!
Can I eat that?, by Joshua David Stein
I liked this book because I like eating lots of different food. Some of it was easy to read but there were some really hard words as well.
Reviewed by Ethan from Miramar and Worser Bay School , 6 years old
A curry for Murray, by Kate Hunter (1967-)
This is a nice picture book about food and being a good neighbour. Molly was a very good cook. When she finds out her next door neighbour Maureen has been taken to hospital, she worries about Murray being on his own and left to fend for himself. She decides to make him a curry. Molly becomes known as the one to help others in the neighborhood out with a special dish. As word spreads, Molly ends up making meals for people from further away.
I really liked this book.
Reviewed by Arav from Johnsonville and West Park School , 6 years old
Alexis and the perfect recipe, by Coco Simon
This book was great. Alexis the main character makes me think of myself a little. I recommend this book to readers aged 8-13.
Reviewed by Alice from Kilbirnie and St Patrick’s School , 11 years old