Green Storytime at Karori Library

Help the library celebrate around Earth Day by coming along to this special storytime all about the environment – and how we fit in it!

Come along for magical eco-stories including The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein and many beautiful new tales of sustainability and our relationship with nature.

We’ll also be making incredible zines about the environment!

Time: Saturday 27th April from 11am to 12pm

Place: Karori Library Children’s area

No registration required!

Here are some of our favourite books about the environment for you to check out!

Here we are : notes for living on planet Earth / Jeffers, Oliver
Well, hello.And welcome to this Planet.We call it Earth. Our world can be a bewildering place, especially if you’ve only just got here. Your head will be filled with questions, so let’s explore what makes our planet and how we live on it. From land and sky, to people and time, these notes can be your guide and start you on your journey. And you’ll figure lots of things out for yourself. Just remember to leave notes for everyone else… Some things about our planet are pretty complicated, but things can be simple, too: you’ve just got to be kind. (Catalogue)

If sharks disappeared / Williams, Lily
A nonfiction picture book tracing the repercussions of what would happen if sharks disappeared from our planet (Provided by publisher)

 

 

 

Where’s the elephant? / Barroux
“Where’s the elephant? Where’s the parrot? Where’s the snake?…And where are the trees? What starts as a game of jungle hide-and-seek quickly turns into something more significant in this charming, unique book by award-winning illustrator, Barroux. (Catalogue)

 

 

Think green and we hope to see you soon!

Kids’ Club Review by Tara: The dragonet prophecy

The dragonet prophecy, by Tui T. Sutherland

Clay has always thought he wasn’t the right dragonet for the job. Surely he couldn’t be the one. The actual dragonet for the prophecy was out there waiting probably. He wondered why they weren’t allowed out of their cave. Clay the mudwing, Tsunami the seawing, Sunny the sandwing, Starflight the nightwing and Glory the rainwing plan to escape but the real world isn’t as harmonious as Clay would have liked. At the moment Queen Oasis of the sandwings was killed so princesses Blister, Blaze and Burn have made alliances to kill their sisters and become queen. Can the dragonets of the prophecy end the war or will Pyrrhia fall to pieces…

I would give this book a 5/5 star rating because its funny, scary, exciting, lovely and adventurous. Will make readers of all ages jump with fright that their favourite characters will get caught and it makes you want to stay up late into the night reading this thrilling book.
By Tara

3 stars

Reviewed by Tara from Karori, 9 years old