Kids’ Club Review by Zahra: Revolting rhymes

Revolting rhymesRevolting rhymes, by Roald Dahl

This book is about fairytales but it has a little mix. The stories are changed into very funny rhymes.

I thought the book was amazing. The stories made me feel like I was there in the stories. Some of the characters were imaginary and some felt real. I liked the way it was written because it had rhyming words. It made me laugh. I loved it.

My favourite characters where are the girls like Cinderella, Goldilocks and Little Red Riding Hood. I didn’t like the bad guys. I really liked the pictures that went along with the stories.

If I could give this book another title it would be Fairytale Rhymes by Roald Dahl. I learnt there can be more than one ending to stories. I would recommend this book to friends because it was funny and I enjoyed reading it. There were no boring parts. Boys and girls of all ages would like this book. It was similar to other books by Roal Dahl except that it had rhymes.

5 stars

Reviewed by Zahra from Karori and Samuel Marsden Collegiate School , 7 years old

5 new children’s non fiction for Term 4

Term 4 has started and the library has some new and exciting non fiction books for your viewing and reading pleasure. This blog post features non fiction about celebrating diversity, unleashing your inner graphic novelist and techno wiz and  reciting poetry and nursery rhymes on a midsummer’s evening. Why not take a look at these books and decide a trip to the library is in order. Enjoy!

 

image courtesy of syndeticsPride: Celebrating Diversity and Community.

Read all about Pride Day, which is a celebration about embracing diversity and fighting for freedom and equality for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people around the world.

 

 

 

image courtesy of syndeticsHow to make Awesome Comics.

For the avid comic lover, this book could be considered the holy grail of comics! Read this book and get the chance to become a comic ‘Jedi’ master where your innovative ideas, plot and stories for comics comes to life! Learn how to invent awesome characters, tell thrilling stories and best of all, how to draw so you can make your very own awesome comic!

 

 

image courtesy of syndeticsA poem for every night of the year.

This is probably one of the most beautiful books I have seen all year in the junior non fiction collection. This is a magnificent collection of 366 poems to share for every night of the year. The poems – together with introductory paragraphs – have a link to the date on which they appear. Shakespeare celebrates midsummer night, Maya Angelou International Women’s Day and Lewis Carroll April Fool’s day. Perfect for reading aloud and sharing with all the family, it contains a full spectrum of poetry from familiar favourites to exciting contemporary voices.

 

image courtesy of syndeticsCreate with Code.

Collaborate with your friends and start your very own CoderDojo Nano club, with its own website! In this handbook, covering HTML, CSS and JavaScript, you will find clear, step-by-step instructions, followed up by open-ended prompts and challenges which encourage the reader to take the initiative.

 

 

image courtesy of syndeticsThe Puffin Book of Nursery Rhymes.

Complete with beautiful illustrations by Raymond Briggs, the much-loved creator of The Snowman, this favourite classic of nursery rhymes is now available for a whole new generation of children. With over 250 nursery rhymes, including both well-known favourites and hidden gems, this collection has something for every child.