New Non Fiction: Homework Help, Sweet treats for winter and Boredom Busters!

One Day: Around the world in 24 hours.

This is a beautifully illustrated book that gives children an introduction to the idea of time and time zones. This book follows the story of 15 different children around the world and the time zones they live in throughout one day. There are 24 hours in a day, so there are 24 time zones. Discover and learn all about time zones around the world, how they work and what’s happening on one side of the world while the other side sleeps. This book is a great resource for homework help and assignments on time zones around the world.

 

 

Transport.

For anyone who wants to study and explore the history of cars, bicycles, scooters, trains and even an oil tanker, this is the book you must read! So hop on board and take an express journey through every vehicle and travel known to man and how each engineering milestone has changed and  transformed world history. This book is a great resource for homework help and assignments on the history of transport, vehicles and even a section on the history of the wheel.

 

 

 

A troop of chimpanzees, and other primate groups.

How do chimpanzees use tools? Why do chimpanzees groom each other? What does it mean when one chimpanzee grins at another? Find out all the answers to these questions and more by reading this book on chimpanzees and primates. You will also discover and get to explores the behaviors and daily life of a chimpanzee troop, as well as their habitat, environmental threats, and the advantages of group living.  Great for children of  Primary and Intermediate school age.

 

 

 

 

Explorer Tales.

This is a great series to read if you are interested in finding information about famous landmarks and destinations. These are great homework resources to use for projects on world exploration. This year marks the 60th anniversary of  Sir Edmund Hillary and  Sherpa Tenzing Norgay climbing to the  Mount Everest, why not have a read of one of the books from the series, Mount Everest. Reread and relive how Hillary and Tenzing being the first men to climb one of the most dangerous places to explore. How about exploring New Worlds? Read all about them in New Worlds, where you will read and learn all about famous first voyages to new and undiscovered lands and famous explorers like Christopher Columbus, Marco Polo and Captain James Cook. In South Pole, readers don’t just learn about this cold and dangerous location. They also learn about the explorers who went to great lengths to discover it! I think you will also like reading all about The Amazon, which is home to many amazing plants, animals (Jaguars that wait ready to pounce and piranha fish fish that strip the flesh off your bones in five minutes – Wow!) and land forms that runs over 6,000 kilometers across South America. You will also read stories about people who have explored and survived in the Amazon.

       

 

 

 

100 yummy things to cook and eat.

With winter around the corner, why not make some tasty treats and  goodies to share with your friends and family, like a good old fashioned apple crumble?, a spicy bean soup or vegetable casserole?  You will find the recipes and more in this book. This cook book, published by Usborne has 100 yummy sweet and savory recipes to choose from for some good old comfort food during the cold, blizzardy days and nights. There are also a lot of fantastic baking ideas for school fairs and gifts. I liked the recipes for Oranges and Lemons and Chocolate dipped fruit. I am fan of the recipes for Marzipan toadstools and chocolate nests. This is a book that can be enjoyed by both children, parents and adults.

 

Look inside a burrow.

This is a great picture book for young children (or for parents and teachers to read to children) about creatures that interact within burrow habitats. You will read and learn about all the different types of burrows. (I must confess I wasn’t aware there was more than one type of burrow.) Lots of amazing pictures of various types of animals that live in burrows, including a photo of a toad flicking its tongue, a close up of ants carrying food back to its nest and an even bigger close up of a centipede’s face!

 

 

The Usborne Big Book of Holiday Things to make and do.

School holidays may be a while away, but still now is the time to think ahead of ideas of banishing boredom in the long school holidays. How about reading this book from the Usborne Activities series? You are bound to find ideas for  seasonal activities for each holiday, such as reindeer wrapping paper and an Easter egg card, sit alongside things to make and do all year round including a coral necklace, a pirate cutlass and fairy wings. You will find  easy to follow step-by-step instructions and photos for each activity. Great book to use for gift ideas .

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Non Fiction for August

The holidays are over, but the new library books just keep on coming!

 

Here’s the newest non-fiction books:

 

It’s fun to draw monsters by Mark Bergin.

Love drawing? Love monsters? This is the book for you. An easy step by step guide to learning how to draw monsters with additional tips on illustrations and colouring.

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s fun to draw pirates by Mark Bergin.

Love drawing? Love pirates? This is the book for you. An easy step by step guide to learning how to draw monsters with additional tips on illustrations and colouring.

 

 

 

 

 

 

100 Great Scientists by John Farndon.

Read all about your favourite scientists including Leonardo DaVinci, Galileo Galilei, Issac Newton, Albert Einstein, Ernest Rutherford and how their science changed the world. A great book to read if you are doing science project and studying a famous scientist.

 

 

 

 

 

Millionaires by Clive Gifford

Read about all the famous millionaires around the world from Mark Zuckerberg (the creator of Facebook), Maddie Bradshaw (Snap Caps Inventor), Andrew Mason (Internet Entrepreneur) and even Oprah Winfrey (Talk show host and Media mogul) This book reveals everything you need to know about today’s most fascinating millionaires.

 

 

 

 

 

A first book of Nature by Nicola Davies, Illustrated by Mark Hearld

A beautifully illustrated book that captures the innocence and loveliness of nature throughout the seasons.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Taketakerau : The Millennium Tree by Marnie Asntis.

A recommended read! This book takes you through 2000 years of history in New Zealand and tells the story of a 2000 year old tree called Taketakerau – The Millennium Tree, an ancient puriri tree in the Hukutaia Domain, ten kilometres inland from Opotiki, in the Eastern Bay of Plenty, New Zealand. Great book to use for New Zealand History assignments.

 

 

 

 

 

Gorillas by Lori McManus.

Where do gorillas live? What do they eat? How intelligent are they? All the answers to these questions are found in this book. In addition to the answers, you will also find out lots of amazing facts about gorillas, see amazing pictures, including a picture of a pregnant gorilla and read about people who have worked with gorillas such as Dian Fossey and Francine ‘Penny’ Patterson. A great read from the ‘Living in the Wild: Primates’ series.

 

 

 

 

 

Orangutans by Buffy Silverman

Where do orangutans live? What do they eat? What threats do they face? All the answers to these questions are found in this book. In addition to the answers, you will also find out lots of amazing facts about orangutans, see amazing pictures and read about people who have worked with orangutans such as Birute Mary Galdikas and Ian Singleton. A great read from the ‘Living in the Wild: Primates’ series.