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.
101 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.
Poetry for kids: William Shakespeare.
A collection of thirty-one of playwright and poet William Shakespeare’s most famous verses, sonnets and speeches.
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+.
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.
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.
Lost puppy, by Clara Vulliamy
I sooo love awesome adventures and this series of books was one of them. They the Dotti Detective was solving an cool case of a missing puppy. I enjoyed reading it, it was an adventurous book!
Reviewed by Nora from Tawa, 8 years old
Chi’s Sweet Home, by Konami Kanata
This was a really funny comic because when the cat was looking for his other owner he kept on bumping into these cats! I think it is good for kids 5 to 10.
Reviewed by Isabella from Tawa and , 8 years old
A Dog’s Purpose.
A heart-warming movie about the eight life journey of Bailey/Ellie/Tino/Waffles/Buddy and Bailey.. again as he tries to find himself and his purpose in life.
This movie will make you laugh, make you cry, feel warm and fuzzy, and will make you develop an appreciation, as well as respect for the aptly named man’s, as well as woman’s best friend, which Bailey/Ellie/Tino/Waffles/Buddy and Bailey proves time and time again throughout the movie, clearly staing his purpose and teaching a few lifelong lessons along the way. Be prepared to have tissues on hand. I haven’t seen a better movie dogs since Red Dog. A librarian’s choice all the way!
Great books to get your brains tingling! If you’re building a Minecraft empire or brushing up your acting skills with the Harry Potter script the top issuing non-fiction books have something you’ll love.
Batman and Lego fans are loving the new movie, The Batman movie : the essential guide, by Julia March and The Batman movie : the making of the movie, by Tracey Miller-Zarneke will give you inside knowledge into creating the new Lego legend. Want to build your own Lego Batman? Minecraft may be the creative space you’ve been looking for!
- LEGO series, by Daniel Lipkowitz
- Minecraft, by Stephanie Milton
- Hacks for Minecrafters, by Megan Miller
- Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, by Jack Thorne, John Tiffany and J. K. Rowling
- Minecraft, by Nick Farwell
- Star Wars character encyclopedia, by Simon Beecroft
- Minecraft : Construction Handbook, by Matthew Needler
- The Batman movie : the essential guide, by Julia March
- Dog, by Juliet Clutton-Brock
- Guinness World Records 2017, Craig Glenday editor in chief
Ratburger, by David Walliams (1971-)
ratburger is about a little girl called Zoe who is very sad because her pet hamster, Gingernut, died. Zoe lives in a flat with her dad and her awful stepmother, Sheila. Sheila is so lazy she asks Zoe to pick her nose for her!
When Zoe finds a baby rat in the corner of her room she can’t help keeping it. She names him Armitage and he becomes her replacement pet. How will she hide the rat from her disgusting stepmother and the pest exterminator, Burt?
As well as being a pest exterminator, Burt runs the local Burger store. Burt’s Burgers have always been appalling but have the children have never, ever thought of what’s in them?
Ratburger was a good book but it grossed me out a bit. There were some funny bits but some passages were quite revolting.
I would recommend it for ages 8-12
Reviewed by Sabeen from Johnsonville and , 10 years old
So… library borrowers are big fans of Snoopy and Charlie Brown!
Did you know that there is a museum dedicated to Charles M. Schulz the Charlie Brown creator! Snoopy was based on his childhood pet dog Spike. At the museum there is a mural showing the way Spike became the Snoopy character we all recognise today.
What would a comic character of your pet look like? Let us know in the comments below =)
- Pokémon, by Hidenori Kusaka
- Peanuts, by Charles M. Schulz
- Big Nate, by Lincoln Peirce
- Tintin, by Hergé
- Asterix, by Goscinny and Udzero
- Garfield, by Jim Davis
- Adventure time, by Ryan North
- Amulet, by Kazu Kibuishi
- The Smurfs anthology, by Peyo
- Chi’s Sweet Home, by Kanata Konami
I heart pets, by Meredith Costain (1955-)
Ella Diaries I Heart Pets is a great book that shows you that things can always workout when you want them to.
Reviewed by Ellie from Karori and Kelburn Normal School , 10 years old
Charley’s first night, by Amy Hest
Awwwww! this book was so adorable. I love dogs, so I was really looking forward reading this book.
On a snowy night Henry rescues a small puppy and brings him home. His parents allow him to keep the puppy he’s named Charley, as long as he promises to walk him, feed him, and that he sleeps in the kitchen. Henry agrees, but when Charley wakes up in the night, the sleeping in the kitchen promise becomes hard to keep.
I would really recommend this book to everyone. Its a very good story and I like the pictures in it too.
Reviewed by Arav from Johnsonville and West Park School , 6 years old
Overdrive has had a revamp! Are you liking the new layout?
Finding great titles that you can down-load and read remotely is a great way to carry your own personal library around with you. And it’s not going to squash your sandwiches like a dozen or so books would! So who did library children love in November? Authors whose first names begin with J. So if you’re a budding author, tried writing fan fiction maybe? And your name begins with J you could be in the Top 10 before you know it! If your name doesn’t begin with a J don’t despair – some very good authors who nearly made it into the Top 10, Neil Gaiman with Coraline and Francis Hodgson Burnett with The Secret Garden wrote popular books with really cool characters without a J anywhere in their names!
Our classic favourites have a new addition with Jaqueline Harvey’s Clemantine Rose, a girl who has a teacup pig! Unusual pets and great characters make this fun series to read through in the holidays. Have a look at Jaqueline Harvey’s blog for a choclatey recipe to try at home
1. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, by J. K. Rowling, John Tiffany and Jack Thorne
2. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, by J. K. Rowling
3. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince ,by J. K. Rowling
4. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J. K. Rowling
5. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, by J. K. Rowling
6. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, by J. K. Rowling
7. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, by J. K. Rowling
8. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, by J. K. Rowling
9. Clementine Rose and the Special Promise, by Jaqueline Harvey
10.The Hobbit, by J. R. R. Tolkien