3 new non fiction for the new school year

Back to school already! The holidays always go so fast. But it doesn’t have to mean there are boring days ahead. heck out these new non-fiction titles that have just arrived in the library. Nothing boring here!

 

image courtesy of syndeticsKindy Kitchen.

Are you a fussy eater? This book will show you how to love your fruit and veges.  In Kindy Kitchen you’ll meet – and eat! – a rainbow fruit serpent, a pineapple crocodile and a cucumber frog, and you’ll discover a new flavour of fun with this amazingly entertaining and seriously adorable cookbook! With its delicious combination of illustrated rhymes and 30 juicy fresh fruit and vegetable recipes, Kindy Kitchen will keep those rumbling little bellies full of what nature intended!

 

image courtesy of syndeticsThe Travel Book.

Planning your next overseas holiday? Check out this amazing new travel book from Lonely Planet kids that will give you ideas on where to plan your trip. From amazing animals and super sights to fun festivals and fabulous food, this book is packed with hundreds of facts about very country on our planet.

 

 

image courtesy of syndeticsTreasury of Norse Mythology.

Check out all the amazing stories of intrigue, trickery, love and revenge in this amazing treasury of Norse mythology, including those of the thunder god Thor, the one-eyed god and Allfather Odin, and the trickster god Loki. The lyrical storytelling of award-winning author Donna Jo Napoli dramatizes the timeless tales of ancient Scandinavia.

 

 

 

 

 

 

6 New children’s non fiction just in time for Summer

Summer is coming (we promise!), which means long warm days to relax with a great read, or two! These have just hit the shelves, grab them while they’re hot!

 

Why Should I bother to keep fit?

This book offers children an approachable source of information on key subjects such as why keeping fit is good for you, how to choose the appropriate exercise regime and a how to stay healthy in day-to-day life.

 

 

Why shouldn’t I eat junk food?

This book describes food that is nutritious and healthy and food that does not have many nutrients.

 

 

 

Redstone : the unofficial guide to tips and tricks that other guides won’t teach you.

Packed with expert tips, cheats, and hacks on redstone. With over one hundred screenshots, Hacks for Minecrafters: Redstone shows exactly how the experts wield redstone power, and how you can construct some classic and crazy contraptions and machines. Detailed step-by-step illustrated guides will let every player use redstone to defend their buildings in inventive ways. A must read fro Minecraft fans.

 

Command blocks : the unofficial guide to tips and tricks that other guides won’t teach you.

By reading this book, kids will learn everything they need to know about manipulating and programming command blocks within Minecraft. This book also has tons of fun tricks and projects for making your own custom maps and mini-games. Another must read fro Minecraft fans.

 

Adventure Time: The making of awesomeness.

filled with quirky, vibrant, irreverent and eccentric images and information, Adventure Time’s weird and wonderful post-apocalyptic world has captured the hearts of fans young and old, worldwide. Great for ages 7 years and over.

 

The Tudors : kings, queens, scribes and ferrets.

This is a simple books that details the life and times of all the Tudor Monarchs, including Henry VIII and his six wives, Queen Elizabeth I’s victorious win against the Spanish Armada and special appearances from Christopher Columbus, William Shakespeare and a scribe’s pet ferret.

New Non Fiction: Sports, Inspirational Lives and objects… and bringing out your inner artist.

Netball.

A great book to read that tells you everything you want to know about Netball, one of the greatest and most popular sports played in Australia and New Zealand. In reading this book, you will learn everything there is to know about Netball including the history of the sport, the rules, training, clothing and equipment. Great for anyone who is a fan, plays  netball and/or wanting to play.

For more information about Netball, you visit the website, Netball New Zealand.

 

 

The Story of Buildings.

Anyone who is doing a project on the history of buildings and architecture will love this book! This book explains how and why famous buildings in history came to be built. The book also goes into further detail about how did people start making buildings, how did they learn to make them bigger, stronger and more comfortable? And why they decorated them in so many different ways. Great for ages 10 years and over.

 

 

Pastels.

As a child of the 80’s and 90’s, pastels were the norm of bringing out children’s inner artist. Thirty/twenty years later using pastels still hasn’t gone out of fashion. So what are you waiting for? Now is the Time to bring out your own inner artist! Have a big art project coming up? Bored with water colors and acrylic paints, Why not give pastels a go? This book will provide you with step-by-step guides show how to create a variety of projects using pastels.

 

 

Dare the Wind.

Girls, this is one book you need to read on inspirational women. This book tells the true story of one of the first female navigators, Eleanor Prentiss and her ship, the Flying Cloud who, despite battling raging storms, broken masts, and dangerously slow winds managed to complete its maiden voyage  from New York to San Francisco in a period (and world breaking record) of eighty nine days. Also will be thoroughly enjoyed by anyone who is interested in sailing and ships.

 

 

Florence Nightingale.

Children of all ages will enjoy this beautifully illustrated picture book written by celebrated author and artist Demi. This new picture book biography of Florence Nightingale beautifully portrays the story of Florence’s life and explores the long-lasting effects of her career, including her innovative and revolutionary ideas on medicine, emphasising the need of cleanliness in hospitals, nutritional values of hot food and organization of hospitals. Children will not only learn about Florence Nightingale’s inspirational life, but also the history of hospital and nursing practices that are still used today.

 

 

How the Beatles changed the world.

The Beatles are one of the most innovative and revolutionary bands that broke many world records and changed the face of music forever. Fifty years after the British invasion began, Martin Sandler explores The Beatles’ long-lasting impact on the world in this wonderful book. Overall I think you will be overly impressed and astonished by the amount of information held in this book about everything you thought you knew (and didn’t know) about The Beatles and their musical history. A great book for anyone who is a fan of The Beatles’ music and history.

You may also like The Beatles were fab (and they were funny).

FACT: “Hey Jude” was released in August 1968 as the first single from the Beatles’ record label Apple Records. More than seven minutes in length, it was at the time the longest single ever to top the British charts.

 

Kids’ Club Review by Max: Deadly diseases

Deadly diseasesDeadly diseases, by Nick Arnold

YOU BABY! this book explains all about the diseases and your bodys defence system. It was a really good book and i loved it.It was one of the horrible science series.I loved it.:):):)

4 stars

Reviewed by Max from Cummings Park, 8 years old

Calling all scientists!

Have you heard about The Great NZ Science Project? Now’s your chance to get behind science and help New Zealand decide how we use it to invest in our future. Explore areas of interest and join the debate. The future of science in New Zealand is in your hands.

Important and leading NZ scientists have teamed up with our best free-thinkers -you guys, to figure out what science areas NZ should be focusing and spending our money on.

There are lots of ideas and projects suggested in the areas of

In each of these areas you can find out about what’s happening, what could happen in the future and why it’s important for scientists to work in these areas. There are heaps of facts and videos to watch. The videos are really cool, I reckon you should watch them.

Then you get to vote and write your opinion on whether you support science developments in these areas, which areas you think are most important and, coolest of all, you get to tell the scientists what you think they should be working on.

If you have an idea for a project for NZ scientists you can suggest it and you never know, an awesome scientist out there might think it’s a good idea and start working on it -Cool!

 

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Kids’ Club Review by Sophia: The Gulps

The GulpsThe Gulps, by Wells, Rosemary.

This book is about the bunny family. The family ate a lot of unhealthy food. The little sister was the only one who ate healthy food. I really like this book because it has good pictures. It teaches me to eat more healthy food. I recommend this book.

5 stars

Reviewed by Sophia from Johnsonville, 5 years old