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 Anna: Revolting rhymes

Revolting rhymesRevolting rhymes, by Roald Dahl

This book is a little bit different. It has rhymes from fairy tales but they are REVOLTING. I love this book as it is funny, revolting, and not silly like some fairy tales. I would recommend this book to all children who like Roald Dahl.

5 stars

Reviewed by Anna from Karori and Karori Normal School , 8 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Nadia: Revolting rhymes

Revolting rhymesRevolting rhymes, by Roald Dahl

I LOVE the humor and the clever way Roald Dahl transforms ordinary fairy tales into gruesome rhymes. This is the most hilarious book I’ve EVER read!

5 stars

Reviewed by Nadia from Johnsonville and St Benedict’s School , 9 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Jessica: Revolting rhymes

Revolting rhymes , by Roald Dahl

an extremely funny book
filled with laughter for the whole family recommended for children age 4 – 12 or over
hilarious exiting but no rhyming I recommend it to anyone that asks

5 stars

Reviewed by Jessica from Cummings Park and Ngaio School , 8 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Billie: Revolting rhymes

Revolting rhymesRevolting rhymes, by Roald Dahl

The rhymes where funny and silly! I especilly liked the one about cinderalla and the one about the three little pigs. now red riding hood has a wolf skin hood and a pig suit case!
I recommend this book to all ages.

4 stars

Reviewed by Billie from Central City and Roseneath School , 8 years old

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