6 New children’s non fiction to read over the school holidays

Last chance school holidays! We’re on the countdown to term 3. Here are some great new books to spend the last few days pouring over. Won’t your teacher be impressed!

image courtesy of syndetics Viva Frida.

This is a very beautiful book, complete with stunning illustrations provides information about the passionate and imaginative life of artist, Frida Kahlo.

 

 

 

 image courtesy of syndeticsHeroes, Gods and Monsters of Celtic Mythology.

A collection of retellings of Celtic myths and legends from Ireland, Wales, Scotland, England, the Isle of Man, and Brittany.

 

 

 

image courtesy of syndeticsAwesome Animals: Horses.

Horse mad? Then this is the book for you.  Check out all the fun facts and amazing true stories about record-breaking race horses, cheeky ponies and brave war horses.

 

 

 

Sharks and other deadly ocean creatures.image courtesy of syndetics

Sink your teeth into this read and chomp your way through all this amazing information about the most fearsome creatures ever to roam the oceans. You will encounter gentle giants, the most monstrous deep-sea dwellers and much, much more!

 

 

image courtesy of syndeticsPeeking Under the Bonnet.

What’s beneath the bonnet? Go on and have a peak inside! A must have book for all the car-mad boys and girls out there!

 

 

 

 

image courtesy of syndeticsProfessor Astro Cats atomic adventure.

 From the wind that rustles the trees, to the sun that keeps us warm, to the car that drives us around and the food that gives us energy to play, physics is all around us, all the time! So check out this amazing new book that will boost your knowledge all about Physics, while having fun along the way. Great resource for Physics  homework and projects.

Top 10 Children’s DVDs for June 2016

The Good Dinosaur is officially a favourite for DVD for this month and it’s great to see the awesomely funny ‘Inside Out’ making the list too.

If you’re looking for some great movies to watch on these cold wintery days, than look no further than this list!

Here’s your Top 10 list for June:

1. My little pony, friendship is magic

2. Inside out

3. Strawberry Shortcake

4. Minions

5. Snoopy and Charlie Brown : The Peanuts movie

6. Legends of Chima

7. Hotel Transylvania

8. Geronimo Stilton

9. PAW patrol

10. The good dinosaur

Top 10 Childrens DVDs for January 2016

Road trips with DVDs? Turns out that it’s now a thing! There are some great DVDs in the Childrens collection to while away the easy summer hours. Our collection has classic series like Scooby-Doo and newer cartoon series following the Lego heroes of Chima, the ponies from the world of Equestria or the Strawberry shortcake gang.  Inside out from Pixar has had some great reviews, from the writer of Monsters, Inc., Wall-E and Up, Pete Docter, the little voices in Riley’s head are brought to life as she struggles with the move to a new city. The animation deserves a mention as Pixar uses a more cartoonish style this time round.  Heading to Tokyo in the next few months? you can catch the Pixar exhibition at The Museum of Contemporary Art

1.  My little pony, friendship is magic

2.  Minions

3.  Inside out

4.  Home

5.  Dragons

6 . Cinderella

7.  Scooby-Doo! 13 spooky tales

8.  Strawberry Shortcake

9.  Legends of Chima

10. Paper planes

Kids’ Club Review by Menara: Hey Jack

The bumpy ride, by Sally Rippin

It’s a really nice story because I love how the story is set and how he has to ride the slowest pony but he has a lot of fun at the end.

5 stars

Reviewed by Menara from Johnsonville and West Park School , 7 years old

Top 10 childrens DVDs for June 2015

This June features Oscar winning Big Hero 6 in the rankings. Love this movie! Baymax and Hiro Hamada adventure around San Fransokyo. But can anything budge My Little Pony from pole position? Throwing down a bit a of a challenge here! Grab some of these hot DVDs for the school holidays.

1.   My little pony, friendship is magic

2. Legends of Chima

3. Strawberry Shortcake

4. SpongeBob SquarePants

5. Dragons

6. Dino Dan

7. Shaun the sheep

8. The Garfield show

9. Big Hero 6

10. Paddington

 

 

Top 10 children’s movies for May 2015

Which movie leads this month? Looking for something to watch on cold and week weekends or evenings? The My Little Pony fellowship is holding strong with a new adventure on the shelves. Also the new Paddington movie is strong in the ranks.  This film has excellent special effects and an endearing cast.

1.   My little pony, friendship is magic.
2.   Legends of Chima.
3.   Dragons
4.   Dino Dan.
5.   Strawberry Shortcake.
6.   SpongeBob SquarePants.
7.   Shaun the sheep.
8.   The BoxTrolls.
9.   Mickey Mouse Clubhouse.
10. Paddington.

Kids’ Club Review by Vita: War horse

War horseWar horse, by Michael Morpurgo

War horse is a great book about friendship, War and heroism. A horse called joey is forced to go to war leaving his best friend behind. Joey faces different conflicts on the way. The story is told from the horses point of view and from both sides of the trenches. I found it slightly repetitive because when one conflict gets resolved a new one comes along etc. This book is set in world war 1. Over all this is a great book and recommend it for older readers. This book is one of the best books I have ever read!
– Vita Ridgway school

4 stars

Reviewed by Vita from Central City, 10 years old