Kids’ Club Review by Luke: The beginner’s guide to rugby

The beginner’s guide to rugby, by Aaron Cruden

Although I intensely dislike rugby and would never want to play it, this book does give you the basic rules of the game. It is very easy to follow and if I am ever forced to watch a game of rugby, I might be able to follow it. This would be good for beginner players and for people who don’t know the rules and want to watch the sport on television. I am not one of those people!

3 stars

Reviewed by Luke from Karori and Karori Normal School , 12 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Anna: The beginner’s guide to rugby

The beginner’s guide to rugby, by Aaron Cruden

This book has the simple rules of rugby. If I was to play a game of rugby I would know how to play. I think this book would be great for people who want to learn how to play rugby.

3 stars

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

Kids’ Club Review by Isabella: Beginner’s guide to rugby

Beginners’ guide to rugby, by Aaron Cruden

If you like rugby this is a must read for you. It has exercises for you and loads of information on rugby
I recommend this book for age 7+

5 stars

Reviewed by Isabella from Miramar and Seatoun School , 8 years old

6 New Non Fiction to step into spring with – Part Two.

Hey Kids! September and spring has finally sprung! Not to mention, new junior fiction has also sprung into the library collection. Check new books that will shatter your senses, get boys into reading with he promise of rugby, wrestling and exploration, where girls can journey into mythology where they become the heroines rather than being saved by the heroes and  much more!

Enjoy!

image courtesy of syndeticsRipley’s Believe it or not! : Shatter your senses.

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Shatter Your Senses! is filled with thousands of strange stories, bizarre feats, and hair-raising oddities from around the world. Discover the sport of underwater ice hockey or marvel at the flower that bloomed in space-it’s all weird and all true! Bursting with vibrant and eye-catching photos, as well as submissions from our dedicated readers, this book is a must-have for every Ripley’s fan.

 

image courtesy of syndeticsThe WWE Book of Top 10s.

A must read book for boys! From the greatest champions to memorable matches and everything in between, the best of WWE is ranked once and for all. Let the countdown begin!

 

 

 

image courtesy of syndeticsGirls, Goddesses and Giants.

Handsome princes need not apply – these girls are doing it for themselves! In these stories it’s the girls who save the day through their courage, cunning or kindness – whether they are facing up to wolves, demons, dragons, enemy tribes, or the sun itself! A selection of brilliant folk tales from Africa, the Americas, Asia and Europe make this a really inclusive anthology of girl power, stunningly illustrated in papercut style.

image courtesy of syndeticsRugby The History.

Who brought the game of rugby to New Zealand? How did the All Blacks get their name? What are the rules of wheelchair rugby? Find out how rugby evolved from a game played by English schoolboys to become one of the most popular sports in the world! Read how rugby spread throughout New Zealand and the Pacific, including: the greatest matches and the greatest players; Rugby at the Olympics and Paralympics; and a chapter on women’s rugby.

image courtesy of sydneticsThe Quest for Z: The True Story of Explorer Percy Fawcett and a lost city in the Amazon.

“The true story of the British explorer Percy Fawcett, who set out on a doomed expedition to find a lost city in the Amazon jungle”– Provided by publisher. It’s hard to imagine in these days of Google earth that explorers would go off into the unknown on quests to find lost cities only talked about in legends but many did and the mystery of the expeditions disappearance is still not solved.

image courtesy of syndeticsWhat is a Monarchy?

What is a Monarchy and how does this political system work? This fascinating book looks at different aspects of Monarchies, explaining what they are, how they have come about and giving examples of such political systems in the world today. Age 9+

 

 

image courtesy of syndeticsMythology.

This is an intriguing and captivating introduction to the culturally diverse world of mythology. Discover everything from creation myths, the origin of humans, and mythical beasts, to gods and goddesses – and explore how different mythologies explain the mysteries of our world. Find out about the supernatural powers of the gods, the mystical powers of shamans, the purpose of the Native American Sun Dance, and the story behind the stunning medicine beaver mask. Discover who swallowed the Sun god Ra, the secrets of the towering totem pole, how many animals make a Chimera, who had snakes for hair, the magical powers of Thor’s hammer, and much, much more! With stunning photographs of masks, jewellery, and sculptures, Eyewitness Mythology offers a unique view of mythology and its gods, goddesses, heroes and monsters. See Native American love dolls, a fire-breathing dragon, African trickster Eshu, and the one-eyed Cyclops. Includes a fact-filled wall chart perfect for bedrooms or classrooms.

Top 10 Children’s non-fiction November 2015

Star Wars is causing a bit of sizzle in the air at the moment.  Always popular in Children’s non-fiction there is a special anticipatory feeling around the new movie.  The summer reading challenge has joined the buzz with the Central Library activity featuring make a light saber, visit the children’s desk for materials and instructions.  Visit all the libraries and complete the other activities to go in for a prize.

 

Other movie characters are explored in the Minions seek and find book, full of great illustrations.  November Rugby World Cup fever reached the top ten with rugby related material whisking out the door. Minecraft and rugby? How does that work you might ask?  Well Rotorua Intermediate gave it a go.

Have any of your own block work you want to show off? Let us know in the comments

  1. The ultimate unofficial encyclopedia for Minecrafters by Megan Miller
  2. Minecraft by Stephanie Milton
  3. The LEGO ideas book by Daniel Lipkowitz
  4. Star Wars by David West Reynolds
  5. Star Wars by Adam Bray
  6. Minecraft by Nick Farwell
  7. Minecraft by Matthew Needler
  8. Minions by Trey King
  9. The story of the All Blacks by Kevin Boon
  10. Star Wars character encyclopedia by Simon Beecroft

New Non Fiction: Lego, Moshi Monsters, Rugby World Cup and Star Wars… The mania continues!

Lego Fanatics, brace yourself… Lego Mania is back on the kids blog with two awesome books for your entertainment, to inspire your Lego creativity… and addiction.

Hands down, Lego Bricks has been the best thing since sliced bread!

image courtesy of syndeticsThe Official Lego Annual 2015. This book is… in a word… so cool! Jam packed with puzzles, activities, super stories and much more. This book is your one stop shop to Lego entertainment. A must have read for all you Lego fans!

 

 

 

 

 

image courtesy of syndeticsLEGO legends of Chima character encyclopedia. Venture into the exciting world of LEGO Legends of Chima and discover everything there is to know about this mysterious land, plus collect your new and exclusive minifigure. Another must have read for you Lego fans… and Legends of Chima fans.

 

 

 

 

image courtesy of syndeticsimage courtesy of syndeticsMoshi Monsters: The All-new Moshlings Collector’s Guide. Moshi Monster fanatics, brace yourselves1 Monstro City is packed with brand-new Moshlings! The All-New Moshlings Collector’s Guide contains Buster Bumblechops’ essential guide to exactly who they all are, where they hang out, what they like and dislike and how you can collect them. A must have/read for all Moshi Monsters fans!

But wait, there’s more! I think you will also enjoy Moshi Monsters: The Official Annual 2015 guide, which is a treasure-trove of monsterific fun and one stop shop to Moshi Monster entertainment! It’s stuffed with puzzles, facts, makes, comics, and guides to Monstro City. Another must have/read for all Moshi Monsters fans!Jammed pack full of puzzles, facts, makes, comics, and guides to Monstro City.

 

 

Star Wars Rebels : The Visual Guide.image courtesy of syndetics

Even a tiny spark of rebellion can ignite a blazing inferno, well this exciting new Star Wars book proves that theory correct. Prepare to return to a galaxy far, far away… because Wellington City Libraries is in possession of the new Star War Rebels: The Visual Guide, which takes you back to the very beginning of the epic struggle between the empire. This book doesn’t fail to disappoint with its jam packed knowledge about new daring heroes, sinister villains, never before seen vehicles and exciting new worlds, Ooh! I am tickled pink with excitement! A must have read for all you Star Wars fans… you might have to tear it out of my hands first, haha!

 

 

image courtesy of syndeticsWorld Rugby Records.

On September 13, the All Blacks take on the Springboks – their last game in New Zealand before next year’s Rugby World Cup. Why not check this awesome second edition of World Rugby Records in preparation for both events. World Rugby Records is a unique celebration of rugby excellence, featuring not only a host of records from teams and tournaments around the world (in all the game’s formats), but also the stories behind them and a series of potted biographies on some of the greatest players ever to have played the game. Great for anyone who is a fan of Rugby World Cup.

 

Welly Word Art – free event

We’re kicking off the upcoming school holidays with an amazing event – Welly Word Art! Don’t miss this one!

Central Library, Monday 30th September at 2pm.

There will be amazing performances, games, competitions and crafts. We even have Small Blacks TV presenter Nua Finau coming along to play some games with you.

 

We have heaps of cool activities happening during the school holidays. Check out our Kids Events page for info.