Top 10 Children’s non-fiction January 2016

 

Minecraft is still a heavy hitter in the new year library factual favourites! There are new releases of old titles with updates and few new tricks and a few newer titles. Take a look at the Hour of code tutorials – there’s one for minecraft!  Star Wars isn’t placing as highly as I would of thought with the new movie release, but you guys have been on holiday so I guess some delayed reaction is understandable.

The movie industry influence is extending with the Marvel character guide. Looking for backstory information? Looking for stats and powers of your Marvel superheroes and super villains? Then this book will give you the answers!

1.   Minecraft, by Stephanie Milton, Paul Soares, Jordan Maron and Joe Bolder

2.   Star Wars, by Dvaid West Reynolds

3.   Minecraft hacks master builder, by Megan Miller

4.   Minecraft : Redstone handbook, by Nick Farwell

5.   Minecraft. Construction handbook, by Matthew Needler and Phil Southam

6.   The LEGO ideas book, by Daniel Lipkowitz

7.   Star Wars rebels, by Adam Bray

8.   Minecraft blockopedia, by Alex Wiltshire

9.   Marvel Avengers : the ultimate character guide, by Alan Cowsill

10. Guinness world records 2016, by Craig Glenday

6 New Non Fiction to get you back into the back to school groove.

Complete Photo Guide to Bead Crafts.

This book provides information on bead crafting, including bead types, skills and techniques, and simple projects for parents and their children to practice essential skills. A great book to have on hand on a rainy day and during school holidays.

 

 

Space record Breakers.

Look inside this book and prepare to have the most mind-blowing records experience in the universe. Read this book and get information about  outer space and human space exploration, including the planet with the most moons, the first woman in space, and the closest star to the solar system. You will also get to find out which is the biggest known planet? What’s the hottest star? Who’s the most intrepid astronaut?

 

 

New from Eyewitness…

Dog.

Read this book and find out everything you need to know about caring for dogs, working dogs, from those that rescue people to those in the military and find out which dog breed is perfect for you as your family pet.

 

 

Ancient Greece.

This is an engaging and entertaining reference guide about Ancient Greece – perfect for younger readers. Discover epic tales of heroes and villains of the ancient Greek world. A great resource to use for a project on Ancient Greece and classical studies.

 

 

Gandhi.

Reading this book will allow you  to be a part of Gandhi’s extraordinary life story and relive a momentous chapter in history. See who Gandhi was as a person: from a time child to a freedom fighter and religious leader.

 

 

Cat.

Discover in this book how cats can hear the slightest noise and smell other animals in the dark, why cheetahs are the fastest land animals in the world and see the unusual and rare feline breeds, from the hairless Sphinx cat to the white tiger.

 

Guinness World Records day

Today is the 10th anniversary of Guinness World Records day – one of our most popular library books!

Around the world people will be trying to break and create records to celebrate the day. For a special event the world’s tallest and shortest men met and shook hands in London. The tallest man is Sultan Kosen from Turkey (who’s 2.51m tall), and the shortest is Chandra Bahadur Dangi from Nepal (at just 55cm tall). There’s a difference of almost 2m between them – wow!

Did you know that the Guinness World Records was created by the Guinness beer company to help drinkers solve disputes and arguments over facts? The first book of records was published in 1955 and has been going ever since.

You can search our catalogue for the latest Guinness World Records and have fun examining all the amazing records that people have created (you can borrow the 2013 edition as an ebook).

 

 

Top 10 Non-Fiction for July

Lego dominates kid’s favourite  non-fiction books this month!

1.   Star Wars by David West Reynolds

2.   Ripley’s believe it or not! by Rosie Alexander

3.   Moshi Monsters by Steve Cleverley

4.   The LEGO movie  by Hannah Dolan

5.   Cool creations in 35 Pieces by Sean Kenney

6.   Moshipedia from Puffin

7.   Lego Star Wars by Simon Beecroft

8.   Guinness world records 2014 by Craig Glenday

9.   Pokemon ultimate handbook by Cris Silvestri

10. Matariki by Melanie Drewery

 


Top 10 Non-Fiction for June

Most popular facts for Children:

1.   Star Wars by David West Reynolds

2.   Star Wars character encyclopedia edited by Simon Beecroft

3.   Ripley’s believe it or not!  edited by Rosie Alexander

4.   Beware the Sith by Shari Last

5.   The horrible history of the world by Terry Deary

6.   The LEGO book by Daniel Lipkowitz

7.   Guinness world records 2013 by Craig Glenday

8.   Guinness world records 2014 by Craig Glenday

9.   Treasury of Egyptian mythology by Donna Jo Napoli

10. Wow! dinosaur by Douglas Palmer

Top 10 Non Fiction for May

Favoured fashionable facts

1.  Star Wars character encyclopedia by Simon Beecroft

2.  Ripley’s believe it or not! edited by Alexander, Rosie.

3.  Guinness world records 2014 edited by Craig Glenday

4.  The LEGO book by Daniel Lipkowitz

5.  Treasury of Egyptian mythology  by Donna Jo Napoli

6.  Moshi Monsters by Steve Cleverley

7.  The LEGO movie by Hannah Dolan

8.  See inside the First World War by Rob Lloyd Jones

9.  Art detective by Doris Kutschbach

10. Big book of papercraft by Fiona Watt

 

Top 10 non-fiction for February

Favourite facts children borrowed in February:

1.  Star Wars by David West Reynolds

2.  The LEGO book by Daniel Lipkowitz

3.  Ripley’s believe it or not!by Rosie Alexander

4.  Guinness world records 2013 by Craig Glenday

5.  Ara pūretaby Frances Goulton

6.  Pokemon black version & Pokemon white version handbook by Michael G. Ryan

7.  The horrible history of the world by Terry Deary

8.  Guinness world records 2014 by Craig Glenday

9.  Wow! dinosaur by Douglas Palmer

10.  The age of the dinosaurs (12 volumes) by Steve Parker

 

New Non Fiction: Interesting facts, Noodlemania and Greek Mythology strikes again!

Noodlemania!: 50 Playful Pasta Recipes.

Forget two minute noodles. Check out Noodlemania. This cool book contains 50 playful pasta recipes that make dinnertime more fun and gives you an excuse to play with your food. This book has been cleverly written as the author, Melissa Barlow adds twists to dishes to indeed make them playful, for example making robots out of macaroni and pretzels, etc. However my personal favorites were making ladybugs (or ladybirds as we call them) out of tomatoes and black olives, making gnomes out of hard boiled eggs and tomatoes and purple pasta monsters… You have to read the recipe to find out how to make them, (one key ingredient being purple food coloring) This is one book you will go noodle crazy over!

 

 

 

How to be a dinosaur hunter : your globe-trotting, time-travelling guide.

Well Lonely Planet, you have done it again by releasing another awesome book! (not for parents.) Kids this is your chance to read everything you need to know about being a young explorer (and perhaps the next Bear Grylls), how to become a famous dinosaur hunter, covering what it was like in the age of the dinosaur, what clues to look for and what equipment to pack, Danger ratings show which dinos are safe to approach and which will eat you for lunch!

Another brand new read from the Country Series Book from Lonely Planets that  is not a guidebook and it is definitely not for parents. Great for ages 8 to 11 years. Also check out Not for Parents U.S.A. Everything you ever wanted to know.

 

 

The Odyssey.

You are in for a treat with the retelling of Homer’s The Odyssey, one of the greatest stories of  Greek mythology and literature of all time. Read all the exciting and thrilling adventures of the hero of the story, Odysseus as he faces a storm, shipwreck, terrifying monsters and the fury of the gods as he journeys home after the Trojan war. The question on everyone’s lips is will he ever make home and what happens when he does? In order to find out, you have to read the book.

You might also be interested in reading The Adventures of Achilles by Hugh Lupton, Daniel Morden and Carole Henaff.

 
Think Again.

This book with definitely make you THINK AGAIN about everything you thought you knew, but most importantly gives you all the gives you account of all the TRUE facts  about all the body bloopers, animal errors, science slip-ups, historic howlers, world wonders,  blunders and perhaps even some facts you may not find in Ripley’s Believe it or not and Guinness World Records. This book will also be good for homework and research as it covers curriculum-linked subject areas.

Also check out Ripley’s Believe It or Not Special Edition 2014 and Guinness World Records 2014.

 

 

 

Greek Myths Stories of Sun, Stone and Sea.

This book brings to life ten of the greatest stories from the world of Greek mythology starring meschievous gods and goddesses, brave heroes and heroines, and amazing magical animals. Read all about how spirited girls like Atalanta who can run faster than all her unwanted suitors only to be tricked by three golden apples,  the goddess Athena challenging the over-proud Arachne to a weaving contest and the deeds of heroes, such as Perseus’s killing of the Gorgon Medusa and rescuing the princess Andromeda from a dragon by turning it to stone.  This book also features the story of Orpheus and Eurydice. This is a treasure that will be enjoyed by kids of all ages.

 

 

 

Richard Hammond’s great mysteries of the world.

Are you a fan of mysteries of the world and  Richard Hammond? Well, you are going to love this book. Richard Hammond’s great mysteries of the world gives the low down of some of the greatest mysteries around the world and a crash course on how to an world explorer. Prepare to be taken on a journey to discover the truth behind the world’s strangest occurrences, explore the ancient pyramids, stonehenge and the Bermuda Triangle, hunt for werewolves, vampires, aliens and the Abominable Snowman. Overall this is a great book for all ages. A great resource to use for history homework and assignments.