10 New Non Fiction to read during winter.

Hey kids! Winter is coming, and there are bound to be days where you will be spending more times indoors – whether it is at your local library or in the comfort of your own home. Luckily there is some awesome new non fiction available in the junior non fiction collection at your local library! Check out these books that will help you brush up on your English/grammar skills, prehistoric animals, and so much more!

Enjoy!

image courtesy of syndeticsPlanetarium.

Check out the latest book which is part of the “Welcome to the museum series”, a collection of books where the museum is open all hours!

Welcome to the planetarium! A book that houses a huge collection of astronomical objects and enables you to explore the universe in all its glory!

Hands down, one of the best books on planets!

Have a look at other books in the series, such as AnimaliumHistorium and Dinosaurium,

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image courtesy of syndeticsThe science of warfare : the ferocious facts about how we fight.

Want to learn the science of warfare? Then this is the book for you! This ferocious books of facts of how the best in warfare fight will tell you all you need to know. From medieval trebuchets and siege towers to the tanks and high-powered aircraft of today, it is an eye-opening introduction to the mechanics of warfare.

 

 

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Lizards.

Whether they already own one, or beg for one each Christmas and birthday, children love pets, and PET PALS is the perfect title for any pet-loving child out there. From where they sleep to what they eat, and how you can make them feel safe and at home, this book provides all the pet care advice you could possibly need. Adorable photos, and gentle, accessible text, makes this the perfect guide for all pet carers – whether they own a pet or not!

 

 

image courtesy of syndeticsAmazing transport : journey through the history of transport.

Fasten your seat belts and get ready to zoom through the history of transport and discover incredible facts about all kinds of vehicles along the way. With wonderfully intricate illustrations from Chris Mould, Amazing Transport tells the story of some of science’s most recognisable inventions in a way you’ve never seen before. Prepare yourself for the journey of a lifetime.

Hands down, one of the coolest books on transport I have ever seen! Ideal for anyone who is interested in transport and history!

 

 

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My first dictionary.

My first dictionary contains core words, with clear definitions, simple spelling tips and fun wordplay activities. This is a great book to help improve children’s reading, writing and spelling.

 

 

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My first thesaurus.

My first thesaurus is an easy-to-use word finder containing more than 100 key words and more than 1,000 secondary words, as well as synonyms and antonyms. Simple example sentences and amusing cartoons clarify and visually reinforce word meanings while making the process of discovery fun. The thesaurus can be used alongside its companion title, My first dictionary.

 

 

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Weather and the seasons.

This book is a good introduction to weather and the seasons, describing what is a cloud, why rainbows form, and how animals migrate for the winter, and includes four weather-related science projects.

 

 

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Taniwhasaurus : the true story of finding the dinosaurs of Zealandia.

Tells the story of Joan Wiffen, a self-taught fossil hunter who discovered the first evidence of dinosaurs in New Zealand.

 

image courtesy of syndeticsMaria Montessori.

New in the critically acclaimed Little People, BIG DREAMS series, discover the incredible life of Maria Montessori, the pioneering teacher and researcher. Maria grew up in Italy at a time when girls didn’t receive an equal education to boys. But Maria’s mother was supportive of her dreams, and Maria went on to study medicine. She later became an early years expert – founding schools with her revolutionary educational theories and changing the lives of many children. This moving book features stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, including a biographical timeline with historical photos and a detailed profile of the educators life.

Kids’ Club Review by Merga: Esio Trot

Esio TrotEsio Trot, Roald Dahl ; illustrated by Quentin Blake

It was a fantastic book it was surprising how mr hoppy bought 140 turtles that money overall it was a good book

5 stars

Reviewed by Merga from Johnsonville and Newlands School , 10 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Varsha: Hairy Maclary’s Rumpus at the Vet

Syndetics book coverHairy Maclary’s rumpus at the vet / Lynley Dodd.

This is a fantastic book written by Lynley Dodd.It’s about this dog Called Hairy Maclary who starts this chaos at the Vet .I think this is a great book for boys and girls aged 3 – 7 .It will certainly make them laugh their gut out.I found this book horribly hilarious ( especially the last page ).
My most favourite part is the end bit because I found it ultra funny when it started all over again.My least favourite part is when they described how sick the animals were because that feels kind of sad.My most favourite character is Cassie the bird because she always twitches Hairy Maclary’s hair which is super funny.

5 stars

Reviewed by Varsha from Johnsonville and Amesbury School , 9 years old

5 New Non Fiction about amazing animals and the weird and wacky things pets do!

Hey Kids!

Check out the latest new non fiction books about amazing animals and the weird and wacky things pets do!

Enjoy!

image courtesy of syndeticsSaving Fiona : the story of the world’s most famous baby hippo.

A delightful true story about Fiona, a baby hippopotamus who was born prematurely and raised by humans at the Cincinnati Zoo.  Includes general information about hippos as a species. Highly recommended for animal lovers!

 

 

image courtesy of syndeticsThe seal garden.

This nonfiction picture book is illustrated with stunning wildlife photographs and tells the story of harbor seals and other marine mammals seeking refuge in a seal garden in the Great Bear Sea.

 

 

image courtesy of syndetics50 wacky things pets do : weird & amazing things pets do!

“Have you ever wondered why your dog chases its tail or how your cat manages to land on its feet every time? 50 Wacky Things Pets Do takes an up-close look at all the weird and funny things our pets do, from dogs snacking on poop and guppies jumping out of tanks, to cats meowing and ferrets dancing happily. Paired with equally wacky illustrations, 50 wild and incredible facts are presented, along with educational information about each animal’s habits and personality quirks. Whether seriously strange or downright silly, these wacky facts are sure to delight kids while they learn all about pets and their peculiarities” — Amazon.com.

 

 

image courtesy of syndeticsQuest for the tree kangaroo : an expedition to the cloud forest of New Guinea.

Follow a group of explorers and scientists as they travel to Papua New Guinea to find a type of kangaroo that lives in trees.

Kids’ Club Review by Luis: Hey Jack The new friend

Hey Jack: The new friend, by Sally Rippin

Jack found a dog because the dog was lost. They had to keep the dog because they checked all of their neighbors and checked who owns it. The puppy only stayed for two nights. He was using towels to sleep on. On the last night Jack was sleeping on the puppies bed. Jack went to the puppies bed because he heard a barking noise he knew it was the puppy.And then they found the owner of the dog, it was Alf. He showed Jack and his Dad the other puppies inside a door and he had five puppies. One big puppy and one grey puppy and all of the other puppies were brown. I like this book because he has a new friend. If you don’t know what it is I will give you a clue it is cute and it chases cats if you don’t know what it is, it is a dog. I also like the book because i like cute puppies.

5 stars

Reviewed by Luis from Tawa, 7 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Avin: Rat Burger

Rat Burger, by David Williams

This is another amazing book by David Williams. After reading the book you should also check the movie out too. This book is about a girl with a wicked step mum that kills her first pet. The ending of the book is great since it is unpredictable. It is not scary at all since it is hilarious. Highly suggest this book to all ages. Very good book about friendships.

5 stars

Reviewed by Avin from Johnsonville, 11 years old

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 Nora: Lost puppy

Lost puppyLost 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!

5 stars

Reviewed by Nora from Tawa, 8 years old