7 New Non-Fiction for the school holidays

Hey kids! Check out the latest new children’s non-fiction in the library collection for the first week of the school holidays. Featured in this blog post are books about amazing and inspiring women; music legends, minecraft and lego.

Enjoy!

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Amazing women: 101 lives to inspire you.

Discover the stories of 101 extraordinary women of our time. Featuring an international selection of female figures, this carefully curated collection highlights those who have achieved significantly in their fields, ranging from science and politics to sport and the arts. Empowering and inspiring accounts of female pioneers include the likes of JK Rowling, Rosalind Franklin, Beyonce Knowles, Marie Curie, Malala Yousafzai, Angela Merkel and Serena Williams. A beautiful package that rejoices in the remarkable and crucial contributions women have made to our society.

 


image courtesy of sydneticsWomen’s suffrage.

“When people think about the women’s suffrage movement, things like voting rights and protests may come to mind. But what was the movement all about, and what social change did it bring? This engaging nonfiction book, complete with black-and-white interior illustrations, will make readers feel like they’ve traveled back in time. It covers everything from the history of women’s rights in the U.S. to women’s suffrage movements across the world, and more. Find out interesting, little-known facts such as how the suffragists were the first people to ever picket the White House and how the nineteenth amendment granting women the right to vote passed by only one vote when a legislator changed his vote to “yes” after receiving a letter from his mother telling him to “do the right thing.” The unique details, along with the clever interior illustrations, make this series stand out from the competition”– Provided by publisher.

 

image courtesy of syndetics Star Wars: Maker Lab.

Offers young Star Wars fans projects and experiments inspired by the Star Wars universe, including instructions on making Jabba slime, Kyber crystals, and an Ewok catapult.

 

 

 

image courtesy of syndeticsMusic Legends: 40 inspiring icons.

Learn how 40 famous artists and bands became the greatest and memorial legends of their generation, going on to inspire and create new generations and musical sounds. The title doesn’t mince words when it comes to “inspiring.” Hands down, the best guide to the greatest musical acts of all time.

 

 


image courtesy of sydndeticsMinecraft: Guide to PVP Minigames.

When it comes to making minigames for Minecraft, the only limit is your imagination. The official Minecraft Guide to PVP Minigames is full of inspiring minigames for you to rebuild in your own world. Whether you prefer non-PVP combat games like arrow golf and elytra ace or games that let you battle other players like spleef and sky wars, there’s something for everyone.

 

 


image courtesy of syndeticsMinecraft master builder world tour.

Thanks to this truly interactive, step-by-step guide, aspiring master builders can make amazing structures that push the limits of the imagination. From theaters to bridges, every masterpiece here is based on a real construction. Travel to five continents to erect an African palace, an Asian pagoda, a European clock tower, an Australian beach hut, an American diner-and, for a world-class difficult project, an entire mountain village. You’ll get plenty of tricks and tips from expert Minecrafters to help you improve your skills, along with enough fun facts and trivia to delight any Minecraft fan!

 

image courtesy of syndeticsThe LEGO neighborhood book : build your own town!

Check it out, lego fans! A new, fantastic guide full of ideas using lego blocks, not just to create buildings, but also unleash your interior designer skills to create furniture, light fixtures, and so much more!

Singing performance and workshop with the Manawa Ora Children Community Choir

How exciting! A children’s choir will be doing a performance and singing workshop in the central Library, and you can come along!

The Manawa Ora Children Community Choir is a group of young singers who comes together each week to learn music from around the world. In this choir, children are accepted, celebrated and empowered, as they learn to sing in parts and in different languages. They then share their love of music with others by singing at rest homes and community events, and for the first time they will be singing in the library!

Come along and join in for a free interactive performance and workshop!  Children, parents, and grandparents are all welcome. Bookings aren’t required.

 

Saturday 23rd June, 2 – 3 PM,

Wellington Central Library, Ground Floor. at the Wellington Central Library.

 

Kids’ Club Review by Cardi: Melody Medal

Melody Medal, by Rosie Banks

 

I LOVED this book. In it, Summer + Ellie + Jasmine are of to the wonderful, magical world of Secret Kingdom, a were they have met unicorns, mermaids, pixes and lots more! This time they go to Serenity Island, and it is beautiful. In secret kingdom, it had been talent week, and the trophies are: the Sparkle Statue, the Melody Medal, the Pet Show Prize and the Twinkle Trophy. In the story, Sparkle Statue, Queen Malice takes away the girls talents! Ellie has lost her art talent, Jasmine has lost her talent for music and dancing, and their pixi friend, Trixi, has lost her talent for magic. In Sparkle Statue, Ellie gets her talent back and in this story, Jasmine gets her talent back too. The girls meet a girl called Octavia and she is making a music show. But then Queen malice comes! She ties Octavia up, and then she can not conduct the show! The girls try to stop her, but then Queen Malice lets her servants, the Storm Sprites, lose, and they start to spoil everything! And the king, King Merry, is still at sea and Queen Malice makes a storm and then he can not get to Serenity Island! The girls are about to do the show again and then the sea will stop being so stormy, but then Summer notices that the storm is blowing the instruments away! The girls get them back, but they a ruined. And the Storm Sprites are causing so much trouble. So then Trixi tells the girls to look for special flowers that make you go to sleep and in no time the Storm Sprites are sleeping! Then the girls make some new instruments and the show goes ahead! Then King Merry arrives and then Octavia is free and she gives Jasmine her talent!

5 stars

Reviewed by Cardi from Brooklyn, 7 years old

9 New Non Fiction just in time for winter.

Hey Kids!

Winter is around the corner and Wellington City Libraries is boiling hot… with some new and fantastic junior non fiction busting from the shelves! Books featured in this post are bestselling books that will blow your mind, get you thinking, unleash your creativity and hopefully change your life for the better! As always, our junior non fiction books always aim to keep you informed and entertain you all at once.

Enjoy!

 

image courtesy of syndeticsHarry Potter: A Journey through a history of magic.

Read this book and go an an icredible journey exploring the hisorty of the magic at the heart of the Harry Potter series, as well as explore a collection of magical artifacts featured in the Britisth Library.

 

 

image courtesy of syndeticsAmazing Brick Mosaics : Fantastic Projects to Build with Lego Blocks You Already Have.

Arts, crafts and Lego Bricks comes alive with this amazing book that contains fantastic mosaic projects to build and create with Lego blocks you already have. Highly recommended and a librarian’s choice all the way!

 

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Good night stories for rebel girls. 2.

The sequel to the sensational New York Times bestseller, Good Night Stories for Revel Girls is an entirely new collection of extraordinary women ranging from Queens, activists, ballerinas, lawyers, inventors, and so much more!

 

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How to think like a coder without trying.

Want to get into coding but don’t know where to start? This is the book for you! Full of puzzles and exercises that will help you think logically, as well as allow you to put into practice coding skills into everyday situations and opportunities.

 

 

image courtesy of syndeticsVietnamese childrens favorite stories.

The tales chosen for this book share the Vietnamese five great virtues: Nhan (Compassion), Le (Rituals), Nghia (Righteousness), Tri (Wisdom), and Tin (Trust). The author notes that her parents used traditional stories to teach children values and morals. Now the author, who is a story teller, uses the same tales to help Vietnamese children learn their traditional culture and values.

 

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50 things you should know about the Vietnam war.

“Between the late 1950s and the early 1970s, the United States was drawn into the longest war in its history. Find out how this major conflict developed, learn about the main battles, and meet the key figures on both sides”–Back cover.

 

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My first Orchestra Book.

Tormod the Troll loves music, but is tired of listening to the same thing repeatedly. He goes in search of more music and meets an orchestra.

 

 

image courtesy of syndeticsApes to Zebras: An A- Z of Shape Poems.

Shapes, animals, poetry and the alphabet are rolled into one with this gorgeous collection of animal poems! Featuring a full alphabet of animals, birds, and insects, with the odd extinct or imaginary creature thrown in, these beautiful shape poems are a perfect way to introduce children to poetry. Some funny, some serious, there is something here for everyone.

 

image courtesy of syndeticsJourneys : young readers’ letters to authors who changed their lives.

Read letters written by young people to authors about how books and poetry have shaped and changed their lives for the better.

5 New Non Fiction for term 2

Hi Kids!

Here’s some more new non fiction just been added to the Children’s collection. Books that will keep you entertained for the start of term 2.

Enjoy!

image courtesy of syndetics101 Dog Tricks.

Packed with step-by-step photos and training tips and techniques, 101 Dog Tricks, Kids Edition will teach you everything you need to know to involve your children in training the family dog.

 

 

 

image courtesy of syndeticsPoetry for kids: William Shakespeare.

A collection of thirty-one of playwright and poet William Shakespeare’s most famous verses, sonnets and speeches.

 

 

 

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Star Wars: Encyclopedia Of Starfighters and Other Vehicles.

Learn about over 200 of your favourite Star Wars vehicles, from the A-wing to the Y-wing. Want to know how the Millennium Falcon made the Kessel Run in such a short distance? Don’t know your X-wing from your Y-wing? Not sure what type of craft Slave I is? Look no further than the Star Wars Encyclopedia of Starfighters and Other Vehicles. Age 7+.

 

 

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If you lived here : houses of the world.

Features detailed, bas-relief collage spreads of dwellings in other world regions and historical times to explain how different people live and have lived, from a village house in South Africa to a floating green house in the Netherlands.

 

 

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When Paul met Artie : the story of Simon & Garfunkel.

Long before they became one of the most beloved and successful duos of all time, Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel were just two kids growing up in Queens, New York — best friends who met in a sixth-grade production of Alice in Wonderland and bonded over girls, baseball, and rock’n’roll.

 

 

Kids’ Club Review by Keya: VIP : I’m with the band

VIP : I'm with the bandVIP : I’m with the band, by Jen Calonita

Twelve-year-old Mackenzie “Mac” Lowell’s dreams have come true. Thanks to her mom scoring the coolest job EVER, Mac is going from boy band fanatic to official tour member of her favorite group, Perfect Storm. Good thing she’s brought along her journal so she can record every moment, every breath, and every one of lead singer Zander Welling’s killer smiles in written detail and daydreamy doodles.

But between a zillion tour stops and pranks gone wrong, Zander and his fellow band members, Heath Holland and Kyle Beyer, become more like brothers to Mac. When the boys’ differences start to drive them apart, can Perfect Storm’s biggest fan remind them why they’re perfect together? It’ll be up to Mac–and her comic-book alter ego, Mac Attack–to keep the band together and on the road to stardom.

Chronicling her experiences on tour, Mac’s journal springs to life with black-and-white illustrations and comic-book panels throughout its pages.

4 stars

Reviewed by Keya from Central City, 11 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Luke: Grandad’s guitar

Grandad's guitarGrandad’s guitar, by Janine McVeagh (1946-)

A picture book about a boy called Kahu who gets a guitar for his birthday. He is very upset as he wanted a new one. But then he finds out his granddad’s guitar. What adventures has the guitar had? This is a lovely, heart-warming story suitable for most age groups. I rated it 5 stars.

5 stars

Reviewed by Luke from Karori and Karori Normal School , 12 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Molly: Grandad’s guitar

Grandad's guitarGrandad’s guitar, by Janine McVeagh (1946-)

Kahu receives his granddad’s guitar for his birthday but he is not happy as he wanted to get a brand new one. His Nana, however, tells him about its history. The book is about all the guitar’s adventures. I liked this book as it was lovely. Sometimes second hand things mean so much more.

5 stars

Reviewed by Molly from Karori and Karori Normal School , 10 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Genevye: Note Perfect

Note Perfect, by Yvette Poshoglian

I chose this book to read because i saw the cover and Ella and Olivia were playing instruments . Not that i chose this book that was it about instruments I play the piano too . Their teacher Ms Knowles , also made a song called Junior Band Jitterbug . She put Junior Band because Ella and Olivia joined that band to learn the music . Now for the jitterbug . I thought that Jitterbug was a good name for the song because when I finished reading this book at the back i saw that will their concert get jitters . The jitterbug had jitter in it not jitters . When they were playing Junior Band Jitterbug i liked the song . Overall I think this book should be recommended for 6 plus .

5 stars

Reviewed by Genevye from Central City and Churton Park School , 7 years old