Kids’ Club Review by Molly: Samoan Heroes

Samoan Heroes, by David Riley

Samoan Heroes is a non fiction book about heroes that are Samoan. Heroes are people who have done really well at something like sport or psychology. I thought this book would be good for school. It is not the usual book I read, though. I rated it 3 stars.

3 stars

Reviewed by Molly from Karori and Karori Normal School , 10 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Anna: The Beginner’s Guide to Netball

The Beginner’s Guide to Netball, by Maria Tutaia

The beginners guide to netball by Maria Tutaia is a perfect guide for those wanting to learn how to play netball. It tells you all you need to know about netball. I am not a big fan of netball but we do have to play it at school so this book has been helpful. I would recommend this book to anyone wanting to learn to play netball.

2 stars

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

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 Luke: The Beginner’s guide to Netball

The Beginner’s guide to Netball, by Maria Tutaia

This book is a basic book on how to play netball. I am personally not into netball but it gave a pretty good idea of the rules of the game. It was simple and easy to follow. Should I ever be made to play netball, I would now know how. This book would be great for children who are just learning the game.

4 stars

Reviewed by Luke from Karori and Karori Normal School , 12 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

Top 5 New Non Fiction of 2017 – Part Two.

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.

Enjoy!

image courtesy of syndeticsEnid Blyton Jolly Good Food.

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!

image courtesy of syndeticsGoal!

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!

image courtesy of syndeticsThe Rough Face Girl.

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!

 

image courtesyNorse Myths.

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.

image courtesy of syndeticsCrazy 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.

Kids’ Club Review by Nashe: Great save!

Great save!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

3 stars

Reviewed by Nashe from Tawa and , 7 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.