Star Wars Day back at the library… and May the forth be with you 2019!

Attention all Jedis, Bounty Hunters and Rebels! Star Wars Day is happening again on May the Forth, which is observed and celebrated by fans of the Star Wars franchise. While you’re at it, why not relive and check out the latest non fiction, (as well as Fiction, Audio CDs and movies,) all related to anything and everything from the Star Wars universe!

Enjoy!… and may the forth be with you!

image courtesy of syndeticsStar Wars : aliens, creatures & beasts.

This book is packed with information, illustrations and stories featuring all the amazing aliens, creatures and beasts from the Star Wars saga!

image courtesy of syndeticsStar Wars : 5-minute stories strike back.

Blast off into hyperspace with … twelve action-packed retellings that span the entire Star Wars saga–including two tales from Star Wars: The Last Jedi! Each of these exciting stories can be read in just five minutes.

This comprehensive visual dictionary is the perfect Star Wars book for getting to know the galaxy far, far away. Packed with more than 1,500 stunning images, it showcases major and minor characters including Princess Leia and Luke Skywalker, creatures, vehicles, weapons, props, and items of tech in unparalleled detail. The definitive companion to the Star Wars movies, Star Wars The Complete Visual Dictionary is a must-buy for the beginner and the die-hard Star Wars fan alike.
Offers young Star Wars fans projects and experiments inspired by the Star Wars universe, including instructions on making Jabba slime, Kyber crystals, and an Ewok catapult.
Recreate: Relive your favourite Star Wars moments — Expand: enlarge the Star Wars galaxy! — Challenge: Compete for fun with friends and family — Use it! Build treasures to keep or gifts to give.
This Star Wars encyclopedia profiles over 200 space ships and other vehicles. Find out about deadly starfighters, vast battleships, speeders, bounty-hunter craft, and many more iconic vehicles.
A visual guide to the movie offers a behind-the-scenes look into the lives of Han Solo, his allies and enemies, along with information on the planets, vehicles, and aliens he encounters.
Also check out the teaser trailer to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, produced, co-written and directed by J. J. Abrams. It will be the third installment of the Star Wars sequel trilogy, following The Force Awakens (2015) and The Last Jedi (2017), and the ninth and final episode of the main Star Wars film franchise.

“The saga comes to an end”… on December 19th 2019, and from the looks of this trailer, they definitely saved the best for last.

Kids’ Club Review by Ilona: How to bee

How to beeHow to bee, Bren MacDibble

This is set in the future. It is about kids who hand pick the fruit to pollinate. Peony’s mother works in the city and wants her to come and join her but Peony doesn’t want to. But her mother makes her and drags her to the city.
Peony begins to work as a maid for a girl who is terrified of the outside and doesn’t want to go to school.
Peony must convince her to step outside so Peony can get home.
It’s a tale of adventure, kindness and a sprinkle of love. I think girls and boys would like this story. 10+

5 stars

Reviewed by Ilona from Miramar and Seatoun School , 10 years old

Star Wars Day at the Library… and May the forth be with you.

Attention all Jedis, Bounty Hunters and Rebels! Star Wars Day is happening again on May the Forth which is observed and celebrated by fans of the Star Wars franchise. While you’re at it, why not relive and check out the latest non fiction, (as well as Fiction, Audio CDs and movies,) all related to anything and everything from the Star Wars universe!

Enjoy!… and may the forth be with you!

image courtesy of syndeticsThe last Jedi : the visual dictionary.

This book presents a guide to the characters, droids, aliens, and creatures of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” with details on costumes, weapons, and accessories.

 

 

 

Image courtesy of syndeticsStar Wars: Chronicles of the force.

This up-to-date companion to LEGO “Star Wars,” contains detailed information about the latest sets and minifigures and is illustrated with extensive photography. Ideal for Star Wars and Lego fans!

 

 

image courtesy of syndeticsStar Wars: Graphics.

Unravel the secrets of the Star Wars universe with this illustrated infographic book. Explore the final battles and explore the new planets. Read about the characters’ journeys and learn the hierarchy of the First Order.

 

 

image courtesy of syndeticsStar Wars, the last Jedi : incredible cross-sections.

Illustrations peel back high-tech layers to reveal the cockpits, engines, hyperdrives, and construction secrets of twelve vehicles from the Star Wars feature film, “Star Wars, Episode VIII, The Last Jedi.”

 

 

image courtesy of syndeticsStar Wars: Character Encyclopedia.

Go on a journey through the Star Wars galaxy, and learn all about its brave heroes and deadly villains. Meet a host of loathsome creatures, weird aliens, and loyal droids from the Star Wars saga.

 

 

 

image courtesy of syndeticsStar Wars: the Visual Dictionary.

Presents the Star Wars line of LEGO action figures and playsets, detailing a history of the toy line and how each playset connects to the events in the Star Wars films.

 

 

 

image courtesy of syndeticsStar Wars: Complete Vehicles.

For any fan who wants to explore the inner workings of the spaceships and vehicles of all six Star Wars movies, comes this fascinating expanded edition of a fan favourite, now with new cross-section artworks and a wealth of new photos.

 

 

Kids’ Club Review by Anna: Star Scouts

Star ScoutsStar Scouts, by Mike Lawrence

This book is about a girl called Avani who is kidnapped by Mabel the alien and saved from flower scouts, which she hates, Avani loves being a star scout as she finally fits in. But, her Dad does not know she has left Earth. I liked this book as it was a cartoon and was about space. It was a good story too. Children who like comic books will like this book too.

5 stars

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

Kids’ Club Review by Luke: Star Scouts

Star ScoutsStar Scouts, by Mike Lawrence

Avani is forced to do flower scouts but after flower scouts she gets teleported into a star scouts meeting. In star scouts, Avani finally feels like she belongs. However, she has to keep her dad from finding out that she is no longer on Earth. This is a graphic novel and I enjoyed reading it (especially for a change from chapter books).

5 stars

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

Kids’ Club Review by Luke: Cosmic : it’s one giant leap for all boy-kind

Cosmic : it's one giant leap for all boy-kindCosmic : it’s one giant leap for all boy-kind, by Frank Cottrell Boyce

This is a well written chapter book about a boy called Liam who goes to a theme park and under mysterious circumstances ends up in outer space. I really enjoyed this boy although it is more suitable for younger children. Frank Boyce is a fantastic author who really engages the reader.

5 stars

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

Kids’ Club Review by Genevye: Winning moves

Winning movesWinning moves, by Louise Park

I like the way that the students at SEAS have there own SpaceBerries . In this book I could know what the alien aquamantas ,were saying , because Addie was using her Translate app on her Spaceberry . But i know that aquamantas are not real . When Addie’s and I think Miya’s suit was melting they went back to the bay . Then they also had an another pair so they took it out of there pack and it was so funny because it had flowers and hearts! It was so funny , I was gonna choke . This is why this book is funny and talented . I love this book and i think you’ll love it when you read it . I recommend 7 – 11

5 stars

Reviewed by Genevye from Central City and Churton Park School , 7 years old