A cute and adorable little book that you can read and relax in a quiet yet cool place.
Reviewed by Fionuala from Island Bay and St Francis De Sales School , 7 years old
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
The Soccer Star, by Sally Rippin
I like this book because it is interesting. I recommend children over 5 both boys and girls for this book. if I could I would change the name to the soccer match.
Reviewed by Rosie from Island Bay and Houghton Valley School , 8 years old
Hey kids! Check out the latest instalment of top 5 junior non fiction of 2017! This post features books filled with tasty treats, help you master skills on how to be a professional football player and some good old folk tales fashioned folklore that teach moral lessons.
Jolly good food, indeed! Reading this cookbook makes my mouth water! With this cookbook, inspired by Enid Blyton’s stories, you master the perfect way to share the pleasure of making and eating food with your child. Jam packed full of yummy recipes, beautiful artwork and extracts from Enid Blyton’s writing that will inspire children – and the whole family – to get busy in the kitchen. Ideal for picnics, kids’ parties and barbecues. Librarian’s choice all the way!
Who is the greatest striker ever to play football? How do you do the Cruyff turn? Where is the perfect place is to put a penalty? How far do players run during a match? Goal! doesn’t just tell you the answers – it shows you. With bright, imaginative info-graphics and eye catching artworks, football facts leap off the page. Did you know that more than 40 million footballs are produced each year?! Packed with vital tips and tricks, as well as astounding, mind-boggling stats, from the origins of football to the FIFA World Cup, it focuses on information that won’t date. Goal! is a vibrant, visual guide to everything you need to know about the world’s most popular game – football!
In this Algonquin Indian version of the Cinderella story, the Rough-Face Girl and her two beautiful but heartless sisters compete for the affections of the Invisible Being. A beautifully told story that ensures that the good are rewarded and the wicked are punished. Librarian’s choice all the way!
The stories of dazzling magic and thrilling journeys tell of the creation of the nine worlds and follow Odin with his one eye, Thor with his mighty hammer and Loki the shape-shifting trickster on their adventures until the final great battle of Ragnarok. In this stunning collection of myths, the strange world of ancient magic, gods, giants and dwarfs is unforgettably imagined.
Crazy about Cats.
“Did you know that the fishing cat has partially webbed paws for catching fish? Or that pumas can leap over 15 feet into trees? There are roughly 38 species of cats today, each one superbly adapted to their environment – whether that be in the rainforest or the desert!”–Publisher.
Did you know there is a Scottish version of the David Walliams book Mr Stink? Translated by Matthew Fitt it’s called Mr Mingin, so you can decode the way they talk in Scotland. Your brains are marvellous things and in a few paragraphs it will all start to make sense. And you’ll have some great words to try out on your family and friends =)
Great save!, by Rob Childs (1950-)
As the children arrived at village school,they gazed proudly colourful banner hanging above the main door .”It looks brilliant!cried Hannah.It should do said Tom.we spent ages painting it .Rebceca sighing .I’ll be very sad if our little school really has to close .NO more school Tom said dreamily .I could story in bed all day ! They won’t let you do that was my faourite part .Its was my faourite book
Reviewed by Nashe from Tawa and , 7 years old
Hey Jack! The Winning Goal, by Sally Rippin
Good story about team work.
“’We make a good team.’” (p41)
Reviewed by Abigail from Tawa, 10 years old
Dirty Bertie – Mud, by Alan MacDonald
When Bertie gets in goalie for soccer he knows he will let his team down, he is hopeless at it. And his mum is watching! She doesn’t like him getting dirty…so what will happen?!
Reviewed by Brianna from Island Bay and St Francis De Sales School , 8 years old
Hey Jack-the winning goal, by Sally Rippin
Jack is really excited-he is going to try out for the soccer team.But then he finds out that he will be playing goalie.Jack doesn’t want to play goalie-he wants to kick goals! So when it’s game day,can Jack help the team?
Reviewed by Caitlin from Island Bay and St Francis De Sales School , 10 years old
The Winning Goal, by Sally Rippin
Jack wants to kick a goal in soccer. But he gets put in goalie. And there’s not much fun in goalkeeping, is there? Or, read the book to find out!
Reviewed by Brianna from Island Bay and St Francis De Sales School , 8 years old