Now that the Guinness World Records 2018 is all official and on the shelves you can see which record you want to go for! There are some impressive Christmas world records. If you were going for a record breaking number of lights for a home Christmas display you would have to top 601,736!
If your family force you to go to the beach you can take a world of interest with you! (The Star Wars books are still some of the most popular.) We’re waiting to see what will go on to the library shelves with the release of the new movie!
- Minecraft : Guide to exploration, by Stephanie Milton
- The LEGO books, by Daniel Lipkowitz
- First readers in Māori. various authors, published by Huia
- Minecraft : redstone Handbook, by Nick Farwell
- Harry Potter and the cursed child, by Jack Thorne, John Tiffany and J. K. Rowling
- Guinness world records 2018.
- Star Wars: The visual encyclopedia, by Patricia Barr
- Star Wars character encyclopedia, by Simon Beecroft
- Terraria, by Daniel Roy
- Pokemon : Classic collectors handbook, from Scholastic
Stink : solar system superhero, by Megan McDonald
I really loved reading this book. Some of the kids in the class thinks that Pluto is a planet and some said Pluto is not a planet, it’s a dwarf planet. Most part of the book was filled with how the teams tricking each other in a funny way.
Reviewed by Nora from Tawa and , 7 years old
Every wondered what’s out there when you look at the stars? Want to meet an astronaut? What was New Zealand like before humans arrived? What goes on in the mind of a robot?
You might just find an answer to these and many other fascinating questions if you come along to the Space and Science Festival at Onslow College, Johnsonville on Saturday the 13th of August from 12 noon to 4pm.
The Space and Science Festival is an event run by volunteers made up of scientists, astronomers, astrophotographers, engineers, mathematicians, technologists and many more people who all give up their time to help you gain greater understanding of the World and space around us both near and far.
This year Wellington City Libraries and Hutt City Libraries have got together and will have a room at the Space and Science Festival packed full of exciting things including robotics, stop/go animation, coding and lego construction. There will be lots of hands on stuff to get involved with including Red, our Nao Robot who can do all sorts of amazing things, even understand what you are saying!
The website for the festival is www.spacesciencefestival.org – you’ll need to get a ticket to get in (best to buy before you go) – Child: $10 or a Family Pass: $50.
The royal babysitters, by Clémentine Beauvais
Once again Holy and Anna try something new to go on the “Holy Moly Holiday.” While babysitting the 7 princes of Britland they try to survive the invasion losing 4 of the princes.
Reviewed by Avin from Johnsonville and , 10 years old
Legends of Zita the Spacegirl, by Ben Hatke
I was looking for a new series of books and found this..it’s a graphic novel. Zita is space girl who saves the world on different adventures. It is really cool and you get to meet all of the characters who help her (robots and friends). I didn’t the fighting parts. Recommend for 7 + ages
Reviewed by Francesca from Khandallah and , 7 years old
How many planets circle the sun? : and other questions about . . . our solar system, by Mary Kay Carson
A bit boring…not as good as other Space books (like My big book of Space). For older kids 10+
Reviewed by Francesca from Khandallah and , 7 years old
A UFO has just landed outside your bedroom window. Out steps an Alien. He’s green with a bright red ball glowing on the top of his cone shaped head.
He walks towards your window.!
He can see you.!
You can’t move!
What does he want?
He speaks and blue bubbles come out of his mouth – but you can hear his question inside your head.
“Tell me about Earth?”
WOW, what are you going to do? Jump out of your bedroom window and talk to it or turn tail and run away as fast as you can.
What do you think about Aliens. Do you think there are other beings living out in space? It’s a really interesting question and lots of people have different thoughts about it.
If you would like to learn more about Aliens you might like to check out some of these non-fiction books at the library.
Or maybe you like reading fiction stories about Aliens so why not take a look at these really spacey reads.
Is something out there!!!!!!!!!!
Looking for something to do for the holidays? Here’s what’s happening in the library.
During the school holidays we will be celebrating World Space Week by creating Space Movies!
Calling all Space, Film and Technology buffs! Bring your own device, or use one of our tablets to showcase Earth from space by creating a stop-motion animated film.
Here’s when the events are on at a library near you:
Mervyn Kemp (Tawa) Library: Wednesday 28 Sept, 11am
Miramar Library: Wednesday 28 Sept, 2pm
Khandallah Library: Thursday 29 Sept, 2pm
Johnsonville Library: Friday 30 Sept, 11am
Karori Library: Tuesday 4 Oct, 2pm
Wellington Central Library: Wednesday 5 Oct, 11am
Ruth Gotlieb (Kilbirnie) Library: Thursday 6 Oct, 2pm
Cummings Park (Ngaio) Library: Friday 7 Oct, 2pm
Some important notes:
- Please bring your own device if possible. The library will have a limited number of tablets that can be used on the day.
- If you bring your own device, it needs to be an Android or iOS tablet or smart phone with a camera
- Before the event, please download a free app called Stop Motion Studio on to your device.
- The event is free, and no bookings are required. However due to limited resources and library spaces, librarians may limit numbers on the day depending on how many people turn up.
- Suitable for ages 7+
Harry Potter in the Non-Fiction section? What’s going on?
As the new Harry Potter book came out in the format of a play, or script, it can be found with other theatrical greats in the literature section where the other plays hang out. The play version of The Witches by Roald Dahl hangs out there along with Shakespeare!
1. Minecraft, by Stephanie Milton
2. LEGO, by Daniel Lipkowitz
3. Minecraft, by Megan Miller
4. Star Wars, by David West Reynolds
5. Minecraft, by Nick Farwell
6. Harry Potter and the cursed child, by Jack Thorne, J. K. Rowling and John Tiffany
7. Star Wars character encyclopedia, by Simon Beecroft
8. Minecraft, by Matthew Needler and Phil Southam
9. Small scenes from a big galaxy, by Vesa Lehtimaki
10. How Maui found his father and the magic jawbone, by Peter Gossage
Planets, by Rebecca Baines
A bit too much information on each page. Good illustrations.
Reviewed by Francesca from Khandallah, 7 years old