6 New Non Fiction to read in the new year.

Happy New Year! Welcome to the first junior non fiction blog post of 2018! Featured are books all about science experiments, a follow up of successful women who changed the world and made history, history at its most horrible and entertainment thrown in for good measure.

Enjoy!

image courtesy of syndetics365 Weird Wonderful Science Experiments.

Whether you’re making your own slime, rockets, crystals, and hovercrafts or performing magic (science!) tricks and using science to become a secret agent, this book has something for every type of curious kid. Each experiment features safety precautions, materials needed, step-by-step instructions with illustrations, fun facts, and further explorations.

 

image courtesy of syndeticsMore girls who rocked the world.

“From the inspiring author of Girls Who Rocked the World comes another comprehensive collection of true, inspiring profiles of successful young women throughout history who made their mark on the world before turning twenty. Young women today crave strong, independent role models to look to for motivation. In the follow-up to the bestseller Girls Who Rocked the World, More Girls Who Rocked the World offers a fun and uplifting collection of influential stories with forty-five more movers and shakers who made a difference before turning twenty. From Annie Oakley and Queen Victoria to Malala Yousafzai and Adele–each with her own incredible story of how she created life-changing opportunities for herself and the world–you’ll get to know these capable queens of empires and courageous icons of entertainment. Also included are profiles of gutsy teenagers who are out there rocking the world right now and personal aspirations from today’s young women”– Provided by publisher. Also check out Girls who rocked the world.

image courtesy of syndeticsThe Big Earth Book.

Planet Earth. Four elements. Once incredible story. Get ready for a roller-coaster ride through history, geography, science and more. Take an amazing journey into the planet’s past and discover how four elements — earth, fire, air and water — created the world and everything that exists today. This book combines amazing facts with stunning photography and hand-drawn illustrations to bring our planet and its past to life in an exciting and engaging way.

IMAGE COURTESY OF SYNDETICSF2 Football Academy.

Take your football skills to the next level with the world’s biggest football YouTubers, the F2.F2: Football Academy features the greatest players, the biggest teams, and most jaw-dropping moments from across the football world, and teaches the skills and the tekkers it takes to be the best!Want step-overs like Sanchez? Or a pile-driver like Ibrahimovic? Or quick-feet like Messi? Let the F2 show you how. Filled with tips and hacks, as well as the inside track on your favourite stars: Pogba, Suarez, Aguero and the rest. With a free app that brings the book to life and shows you how to turbo-charge your tekkers, there’s not a moment to lose open, read, learn, download and get out on the pitch and practice. Love, peace and tekkers.

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 syndeticsHorrible Histories: 25th Anniversary Yearbook.

This is a must-have for all Horrible Histories fans. Packed with foul facts, gory games, dreadful jokes, quick quizzes and putrid puzzles, it’s a yearbook with rat-itude! Discover all the dreadful details about your favourite eras of history from the Rotten Romans, to the Terrible Tudors and the Gorgeous Georgians to the Woeful World Wars. History has never been so horrible!

 

Kids’ Club Review by Ruby: Beetle boy

Beetle boyBeetle boy, by M. G. Leonard

There are more species of beetle than any other order of animals, representing a quarter of living creatures on this planet. Why it has taken them this long to get starring roles in a children’s book is a mystery, although their appeal to younger readers is not. From a tiny ladybird alighting on a thumb, to a shimmering violet ground beetle scuttling out from an upturned rock, they are ideal objects of study for any nascent naturalist; not too slimy and less likely to sting than some other creepy-crawlies. And yet in literature it is other insects that have grabbed the top jobs so far. Aesop granted an ant wisdom

5 stars

Reviewed by Ruby from Miramar and Worser Bay School , 9 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Edward: George’s marvellous medicine

George's marvellous medicineGeorge’s marvellous medicine, by Roald Dahl

I liked this book because it was inventive and he made lots of different medicines. I didn’t like the grandma because I thought she was mean. It was relatively easy to read, and I liked how George just picked things up and put them in the pot. I found it exciting because I didn’t know what was going to happen when George gave his grandma the medicine.

4 stars

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

Kids’ Club Review by Amy: The marble maker

The marble makerThe marble maker, by Sacha Cotter

I would recommend this book for 4+ because anyone younger may get a little confused. I rated this book 3 stars because I found it a little boring but interesting.

By Amy Noble

3 stars

Reviewed by Amy from Miramar and Seatoun School , 9 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Isabella: The Marble Maker

The marble maker, by Sacha Cotter

I thought it was a cool and crazy book bucause she is very creative person. I didn’t like it because ut was a picture book and I am a more advanced reader than that.

2 stars

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