Spydus Search Results - New Titles Junior Non Fiction https://hutt.spydus.co.nz/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/OPAC/BIBENQ?QRY=06601%5C%3E%20(ITMADTE%3A%20%22LASTMONTH-THISMONTH%22%20-%20MINOR%3A%20ITD16%20%2B%20(ITMCOL%3A1295124%20%20%2F%20ITMCOL%3A1295125))%20-%2006601%5C%3E%20(ITMADTE%3A%20%22%3C%20LASTMONTH%22)&QRYTEXT=New%20Titles%20Junior%20Non%20Fiction&SETLVL=SET&CF=BIB&SORTS=DTE.DATE1.DESC&NRECS=20 Spydus Search Results en © Civica Pty Ltd. All rights reserved. Volcanoes reshape earth! / by Charlie Light. https://hutt.spydus.co.nz/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/OPAC/BIBENQ?BRN=941047&CF=BIB Author: Light, Charlie<br />Published: New York : Gareth Stevens Publishing, 2021.<br />32 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.<br />Earth under construction<br />Earth's landscape is constantly changing, but some geological events have more explosive effects than others. This daring book introduces readers to the power of volcanoes, one of nature's most mesmerizing and disruptive features. Readers will discover how volcanoes form and why they erupt so dramatically. They'll learn about the most infamous volcanoes that have shaped Earth, from Mount Vesuvius's destruction of Pompeii in 79 CE to the disastrous 1980 eruption of Mount Saint Helens. Vivid photographs and graphic organizers expand upon key science concepts introduced in this accessible text. Interesting sidebars provide easy-to-digest sections of information, engaging even reluctant readers with fascinating facts.<br /><br />Taita Library - Junior non-fiction - 551.21 LIG - Onloan - Due: 04 Nov 2020<br />Wainuiomata Library - Junior non-fiction - 551.21 LIG - Available<br />War Memorial Library - Junior non-fiction - 551.21 LIG - Onloan - Due: 07 Nov 2020<br /> How earthquakes shape the earth / Aaron Carr and Megan Cuthbert. https://hutt.spydus.co.nz/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/OPAC/BIBENQ?BRN=941049&CF=BIB Author: Carr, Aaron<br />Published: New York, NY : AV2, [2021]<br />Published: ©2021<br />24 pages : illustrations ; 22 x 24 cm.<br />Shaping our Earth<br />This books introduces young readers to how earthquakes change the Earth's surface.<br /><br />Eastbourne Library - Junior non-fiction - 551.22 CAR - Available<br />Taita Library - Junior non-fiction - 551.22 CAR - Available<br />War Memorial Library - Junior non-fiction - 551.22 CAR - Onloan - Due: 16 Nov 2020<br /> 5 minute really true stories for bedtime / text by Jackie McCann, Jen Arena, Rachel Valentine and Sally Symes ; illustrations by Amy Grimes [and 9 others]. https://hutt.spydus.co.nz/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/OPAC/BIBENQ?BRN=942499&CF=BIB Author: McCann, Jackie<br />Published: Tonbridge, Kent : Britannica Books, imprint of What on Earth Publishing, 2020.<br />191 pages : colour illustrations ; 28 cm.<br />In this compendium of 5-minute really true stories about bedtime, you can go on a journey of wonder and learning to find out the answers to all these questions, and many more! Travel to Ancient Egypt to explore the beds of Tutankhamun, jet off into space to see how astronauts get ready for bed, or even plunge underwater to learn how hibernating turtles breathe through their bottoms! There are 30 amazing 5-minute stories, with all facts verified by Britannica. Lavishly illustrated on every page with specially commissioned artwork, and packed full of up-to-the-minute, expert information, this book is the ultimate brainy bedtime companion for children aged 4 to 8.<br /><br />Petone Library - Junior non-fiction - 032.02 MCC - In Process (Set: 22 Oct 2020)<br />War Memorial Library - Junior non-fiction - 032.02 MCC - In Process (Set: 22 Oct 2020)<br /> Generation hope : inspirational ways to save the world / Kimberlie Hamilton. https://hutt.spydus.co.nz/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/OPAC/BIBENQ?BRN=942887&CF=BIB Author: Hamilton, Kimberlie<br />Published: London : Scholastic, 2020.<br />157 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.<br />Generation Hopelooks at everything from climate change and plastic pollution to radical kindness and animal welfare. Facts, stats and practical tips for taking action are laid out in a clear graphic style, with issues explained in a bite-sized, easy-to-read way.<br /><br />Eastbourne Library - Junior non-fiction - 361.2 HAM - Available<br />War Memorial Library - Junior non-fiction - 361.2 HAM - Available<br /> Play like a girl : life lessons from the soccer field / Kate T. Parker. https://hutt.spydus.co.nz/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/OPAC/BIBENQ?BRN=943022&CF=BIB Author: Parker, Kate T.<br />Published: New York : Workman Publishing, [2020]<br />Published: ©2020<br />203 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.<br />Life lessons from the soccer field, from the bestselling author of Strong is the New Pretty. A bruised shin, a bloody nose. Racing across the field into the arms of your teammates. Leaping high to save a goal. Getting up at dawn to kick ball after ball into the net. Making friends for life. Teaching your younger sister how to dribble. Sharing cupcakes at practice on your birthday. Going to sleep in your jersey. That's what it means to be fearless, dedicated, confident, resilient, proud, persistent. It doesn't matter whether you're 3 or 63 - that's what it means to play like a girl.<br /><br />War Memorial Library - Junior non-fiction - 796.334 PAR - Available<br /> The screaming hairy armadillo and 76 other animals with weird, wild names / Matthew Murrie, Steve Murrie ; illustrated by Julie Benbassat. https://hutt.spydus.co.nz/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/OPAC/BIBENQ?BRN=943032&CF=BIB Author: Murrie, Matthew<br />Published: New York : Workman Publishing, 2020.<br />xviii, 154 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.<br />A fascinating compendium featuring over 70 unusual animal species. What's in a name? This lively, illustrated celebration is jam-packed with creatures notable for their bizarre, baffling, and just-plain-funny names. Meet the White-Bellied Go-Away Bird, whose cry sounds like someone screaming, "Go away!" Or the Aye-Aye, whose name means "I don't know" in Malagasy because no one wants anything to do with this bad-luck creature. Some are obvious, if still weird--guess what the Fried Egg Jellyfish looks like. Others sound like an inside joke: It's easy to figure out what was on the taxonomist's mind when he christened a fly he discovered Pieza Pie. Along the way you'll learn all about these curiously named animals' just-as-curious habits, appearances, and abilities.<br /><br />Naenae Library - Junior non-fiction - 590 MUR - Available<br />Wainuiomata Library - Junior non-fiction - 590 MUR - Available<br />War Memorial Library - Junior non-fiction - 590 MUR - Onloan - Due: 27 Oct 2020<br /> I ate sunshine for breakfast : a celebration of plants around the world / Michael Holland FLS & Philip Giordano. https://hutt.spydus.co.nz/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/OPAC/BIBENQ?BRN=943042&CF=BIB Author: Holland, M. (Michael)<br />Published: London : Flying Eye Books, 2020.<br />Published: ©2020<br />122 pages : colour illustrations ; 27 cm.<br />Enter the incredible world of plants to learn about the green machines of the natural world. Using just the rays of the sun, trees and flowers help create everything from rubber to honey. Find out the powerful science going on in every leaf, petal and stem with vibrant illustrations that will make you look at plants in a whole new way. From expert ecologist and educator Michael Holland, this illustrated compendium celebrates the plants in your life, from minty toothpaste to the floral names in your classroom. This comprehensive guide covers everything from the parts of a plant through to conservation, and also features DIY projects for young gardeners.<br /><br />Naenae Library - Junior non-fiction - 580 HOL - Onloan - Due: 02 Nov 2020<br />Wainuiomata Library - Junior non-fiction - 580 HOL - Onloan - Due: 03 Nov 2020<br />War Memorial Library - Junior non-fiction - 580 HOL - Onloan - Due: 29 Oct 2020<br /> Our extreme Earth : explore amazing habitats around the world / Anne Rooney. https://hutt.spydus.co.nz/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/OPAC/BIBENQ?BRN=943045&CF=BIB Author: Rooney, Anne<br />Published: Carlton, Victoria : Lonely Planet Global Limited, 2020.<br />95 pages : colour illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.<br />Lonely Planet kids<br />From the Atacama Desert to Costa Rica's Cloud Forest, journey to unbelievable, amazing, jaw-dropping habitats around the world and learn about the people and animals that have adapted to live in such extreme environments.<br /><br />Petone Library - Junior non-fiction - 577.5 ROO - Available<br />Wainuiomata Library - Junior non-fiction - 577.5 ROO - Available<br />War Memorial Library - Junior non-fiction - 577.5 ROO - Onloan - Due: 17 Nov 2020<br /> A to Z of dinosaurs and prehistoric animals / written by Nancy Dickmann. https://hutt.spydus.co.nz/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/OPAC/BIBENQ?BRN=943247&CF=BIB Author: Dickmann, Nancy<br />Published: London : QED, 2020.<br />120 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.<br />Explore the prehistoric world with this striking new book. A bright, contemporary design will engage young children's interest and maintain a fascination with dinosaurs for years to come. Each alphabet entry is accompanied by a short chunk of text, designed to appeal to young readers and encourage them to look closely at the images.<br /><br />Moera Library - Junior non-fiction - 567.9 DIC - Onloan - Due: 30 Oct 2020<br />Stokes Valley Library - Junior non-fiction - 567.9 DIC - Available<br />Wainuiomata Library - Junior non-fiction - 567.9 DIC - Onloan - Due: 07 Nov 2020<br />War Memorial Library - Junior non-fiction - 567.9 DIC - Onloan - Due: 06 Nov 2020<br /> Be your own man / by Jessica Sanders ; art by Robbie Cathro. https://hutt.spydus.co.nz/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/OPAC/BIBENQ?BRN=943249&CF=BIB Author: Sanders, Jessica (Social worker)<br />Published: [Rowville, Victoria] : Five Mile, 2020.<br />40 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.<br />Have you ever felt you should act a certain way or do certain things, just because you're a boy? This book encourages young boys to broaden their ideas about what it means to be a boy, and encourages them to feel free and proud to be who they truly are.<br /><br />Eastbourne Library - Junior non-fiction - 305.23 SAN - Onloan - Due: 03 Nov 2020<br />Stokes Valley Library - Junior non-fiction - 305.23 SAN - Onloan - Due: 16 Nov 2020<br />Wainuiomata Library - Junior non-fiction - 305.23 SAN - Onloan - Due: 14 Nov 2020<br />War Memorial Library - Junior non-fiction - 305.23 SAN - Onloan - Due: 17 Nov 2020<br /> Cash / Rashmi Sirdeshpande ; illustrated by Adam Hayes. https://hutt.spydus.co.nz/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/OPAC/BIBENQ?BRN=943260&CF=BIB Author: Sirdeshpande, Rashmi<br />Published: London : Wren & Rook, an imprint of Hachette Children's Group, 2020.<br />159 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.<br />A fascinating, witty and razor-sharp illustrated nonfiction book on MONEY: what it is, why it matters, how to make more of it and what to do with it when you do! This fun and accessible financial handbook will help boys and girls build their confidence, develop a positive money mindset and set themselves up for a better future. Having some dosh in your pocket can be really exciting. And when it's used as a force for good, those pennies have the power to change the world. But managing money can seem daunting, especially in uncertain times. This book is here to build your confidence, transform you into a money expert and look toward the future. Whether you want to become an entrepreneur, be a savvy shopper, save all your pennies or splurge on something you really want, children's author and former lawyer, Rashmi Sirdeshpande, is here to help you make the right decisions. Discover what money is, why it mattes, how to spend it and ways to make more of it in this fun and brilliant guide.<br /><br />War Memorial Library - Junior non-fiction - 332.024 SIR - Onloan - Due: 16 Nov 2020<br /> Castles / written by Laura Buller ; illustrated by Robert Ball. https://hutt.spydus.co.nz/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/OPAC/BIBENQ?BRN=943261&CF=BIB Author: Buller, Laura, 1952-<br />Published: London : Dorling Kindersley Limited, 2020.<br />144 pages : illustrations, maps ; 29 cm<br />Glimpse into the history of different castles around the world, the dramatic battles to conquer them, and the weapons that defended and defeated them. Travel through time and venture into the wonderful world of castles, from the earliest wooden fortresses to medieval stone strongholds.<br /><br />Naenae Library - Junior non-fiction - 728.8 BUL - Onloan - Due: 07 Nov 2020<br />Wainuiomata Library - Junior non-fiction - 728.8 BUL - Available<br />War Memorial Library - Junior non-fiction - 728.8 BUL - Onloan - Due: 05 Nov 2020<br /> The complete guide to space exploration / author: Ben Hubbard ; design and illustration: Dynamo Limited. https://hutt.spydus.co.nz/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/OPAC/BIBENQ?BRN=943264&CF=BIB Author: Hubbard, Ben, 1973-<br />Published: Carlton, Victoria : Lonely Planet Global Limited, 2020.<br />111 pages : illustrations ; 31 cm.<br />Lonely Planet kids<br />Prepare for blast-off! The Complete Guide to Space Exploration is your intergalactic ticket to the greatest journeys ever undertaken by humankind: the exploration of the universe. From the first telescope to the prospect of space tourism in the future, learn all about the history, achievements, practicalities, technology and future of space travel.<br /><br />Naenae Library - Junior non-fiction - 629.4 HUB - Onloan - Due: 13 Nov 2020<br />Stokes Valley Library - Junior non-fiction - 629.4 HUB - Onloan - Due: 09 Nov 2020<br />War Memorial Library - Junior non-fiction - 629.4 HUB - Onloan - Due: 10 Nov 2020<br /> Dare to be you / Matthew Syed ; illustrated by Toby Triumph. https://hutt.spydus.co.nz/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/OPAC/BIBENQ?BRN=943266&CF=BIB Author: Syed, Matthew<br />Published: London : Wren & Rook, 2020.<br />189 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm<br />What would you dare to try if you stopped worrying about fitting in? If you're the kind of person who thinks: I don't like standing out from the crowd ... I wish I could be more like the cool kids ... There's no point trying to change things ... then this book is for you. Because guess what? There's no such thing as normal. Drawing examples from sport, science and even business, Dare to Be You empowers young readers to follow their own path, love what makes them different and question the world around them. With You Are Awesome's trademark mix of hilarious text, stylish illustration, personal insights and inspiring real-life examples, including Greta Thunberg and Malala Yousafzai, Matthew Syed introduces children to the power of diverse thinking. When you stop doubting yourself, embrace change and let your kindness loose, you become your own action hero. This groundbreaking, practical and positive book will help kids develop the inner confidence to grow into happy adults who know - and, more importantly, LIKE - themselves.<br /><br />War Memorial Library - Junior non-fiction - 158.1 SYE - Onloan - Due: 17 Nov 2020<br /> Disney villains : the essential guide to the evilest of them all / written by Glenn Dakin and Victoria Saxon. https://hutt.spydus.co.nz/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/OPAC/BIBENQ?BRN=943269&CF=BIB Author: Dakin, Glenn<br />Published: London : Dorling Kindersley, 2020.<br />93 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm<br />When it comes to evil, the Disney Villains are the worst of them all! We root for heroes like Cinderella, Aladdin and Simba, but their foes are so full of attitude, cunning and mind-blowing powers that they have become truly iconic. Discover the dastardly deeds and the sneaky personalities behind the most feared Disney characters in this irresistible guide to Disney's greatest villains.<br /><br />Moera Library - Junior non-fiction - 791.43 DAK - Onloan - Due: 17 Nov 2020<br />Taita Library - Junior non-fiction - 791.43 DAK - Onloan - Due: 19 Oct 2020<br /> Hilda's Sparrow Scout badge guide / [text, Emily Hibbs ; illustrations, Victoria Evans]. https://hutt.spydus.co.nz/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/OPAC/BIBENQ?BRN=943290&CF=BIB Author: Hibbs, Emily<br />Published: London : Flying Eye Books, 2020.<br />75 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.<br />Gaining brilliant badges is an important part of being a Sparrow Scout. This guide introduces many popular level one badges, perfect for new Sparrows Scouts starting out. As well as learning practical creative crafts - like map-reading and star navigation in this guide, you'll discover tons of interesting facts about Trolberg and its surrounding wilderness, as well as some secret tips and tricks from your favourite blue-haired Sparrow Scout, Hilda! <br /><br />Stokes Valley Library - Junior non-fiction - 791.45 HIL - Available<br />War Memorial Library - Junior non-fiction - 791.45 HIL - Available<br /> The human body survival guide : your body is really gross - but also pretty awesome! / George Ivanoff. https://hutt.spydus.co.nz/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/OPAC/BIBENQ?BRN=943294&CF=BIB Author: Ivanoff, George<br />Published: [North Sydney, New South Wales] : Puffin Books, 2020.<br />176 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.<br />What's the biggest organ in the human body? Does your hair continue to grow after you die? What does a healthy poo look like?Don't worry, The Human Body Survival Guide has the facts and advice you need to survive living in your body!Our bodies, inside and out, can seem disgusting. There's blood and guts, burps and farts. We secrete spit and snot and sweat. Everywhere we go, we're shedding bits of ourselves. Skin. Hair. Nails. And our bodies are a breeding ground for germs, bacteria, fungus, lice and more.The Human Body Survival Guide will take you on a weird and wonderful journey, and teach you just how amazing and complex your body is.Hold on to your insides. Here we go!<br /><br />Eastbourne Library - Junior non-fiction - 612 IVA - Available<br />Naenae Library - Junior non-fiction - 612 IVA - Onloan - Due: 15 Nov 2020<br />War Memorial Library - Junior non-fiction - 612 IVA - Available<br /> Halloween ideas / written by Julia March and Selina Wood ; models by Alice Finch and Jason Briscoe. https://hutt.spydus.co.nz/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/OPAC/BIBENQ?BRN=943306&CF=BIB Author: March, Julia<br />Published: New York : DK Publishing, 2020.<br />70 pages ; colour illustrations ; 22 cm.<br />Use your LEGO collection to conjure up a giant bat, a ghost ship, a witch's house, and many more creepy creations. Plus, challenge your friends to spooky LEGO games. These Halloween-themed models and activities will keep you busy throughout the spooky season. Let the ghoulish fun begin!<br /><br />Petone Library - Junior non-fiction - 688.7 MAR - Available<br />Wainuiomata Library - Junior non-fiction - 688.7 MAR - Onloan - Due: 09 Nov 2020<br />War Memorial Library - Junior non-fiction - 688.7 MAR - Onloan - Due: 06 Nov 2020<br /> LEGO minifigure handbook / written by Hannah Dolan. https://hutt.spydus.co.nz/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/OPAC/BIBENQ?BRN=943307&CF=BIB Author: Dolan, Hannah<br />Published: London : Dorling Kindersley Limited, 2020.<br />207 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.<br />Meet the coolest LEGO (R) Minifigures ever! The strange, the spooky, and the silly - all of your favourite LEGO (R) minifigures are here. Go back in time with retro minifigures from the LEGO archives. Meet new characters from fun LEGO themes, including LEGO (R) NINJAGO (R), LEGO (R) City, and LEGO (R) Collectible Minifigures. Your guide to more than 300 awesome minifigures!<br /><br />Eastbourne Library - Junior non-fiction - 688.7 DOL - Onloan - Due: 03 Nov 2020<br />Naenae Library - Junior non-fiction - 688.7 DOL - Onloan - Due: 14 Nov 2020<br />Taita Library - Junior non-fiction - 688.7 DOL - Onloan - Due: 12 Nov 2020<br />War Memorial Library - Junior non-fiction - 688.7 DOL - Onloan - Due: 16 Nov 2020<br /> Lift-the-flap questions and answers about recycling and rubbish / Katie Daynes ; illustrated by Peter Donnelly. https://hutt.spydus.co.nz/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/OPAC/BIBENQ?BRN=943310&CF=BIB Author: Daynes, Katie<br />Published: London : Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2020.<br />11 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm.<br />Usborne lift-the-flap book<br />A fabulous overview of what happens to our waste, from stinking problems and hi tech sorting systems to the importance of make less rubbish in the first place. Includes top tips on how we can reduce and re-use.<br /><br />Petone Library - Junior non-fiction - 363.72 DAY - Onloan - Due: 08 Nov 2020<br />Wainuiomata Library - Junior non-fiction - 363.72 DAY - Available<br />War Memorial Library - Junior non-fiction - 363.72 DAY - Onloan - Due: 13 Nov 2020<br /> Marvellous magicians / Lydia Corry. https://hutt.spydus.co.nz/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/OPAC/BIBENQ?BRN=943315&CF=BIB Author: Corry, Lydia<br />Published: London : Thames & Hudson Inc., 2020.<br />43 pages : illustrations ; 31 cm.<br />A great magician never reveals their secrets, but Marvelous Magicians reveals the names of eight groundbreaking illusionists, both famous and lesser-known, who shaped modern magic. Through a magical blend of biography, history, and illustration, this book spotlights an array of magicians, including one of the first female magicians, Adelaide Herrmann; African American illusionist Richard Potter, "The Handcuff King" Harry Houdini, and Houdin, Houdini's namesake and inspiration. With two spectacular fold-out pages revealing the secret workings of the Automaton Chess Player and Howard Thurston's dramatic transformation of an empty box into a world of wonders, this book examines the early history of magic, the eight magic effects on which all tricks are based, the necessary components of a magician's toolbox, and the underrated role of the magician's assistant. The book's grand finale features advice on becoming a magician, an introduction to contemporary magicians from around the world, and an exploration of the hidden societies who have kept the secrets of illusions closely guarded for decades.<br /><br />Naenae Library - Junior non-fiction - 793.8 COR - Onloan - Due: 12 Nov 2020<br />Taita Library - Junior non-fiction - 793.8 COR - Onloan - Due: 04 Nov 2020<br />War Memorial Library - Junior non-fiction - 793.8 COR - Onloan - Due: 07 Nov 2020<br /> The mysteries of the Universe / written by Will Gater ; illustrated by Angela Rizza and Daniel Long. https://hutt.spydus.co.nz/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/OPAC/BIBENQ?BRN=943321&CF=BIB Author: Gater, Will<br />Published: London : Dorling Kindersley, 2020.<br />224 pages : colour illustrations, maps ; 29 cm.<br />From planets and asteroids to black holes and galaxies, every page will captivate young readers as they journey through the vastness of the Universe. Each celestial body is shown both photographically and illustrated, and children will love poring over the detailed close-up images. Engaging storybook-style descriptions of each object allow readers to delve into facts, myths, trivia, and key discoveries about the Solar System and beyond. Wonder at the rocky rings around Saturn, gaze at the fountains gushing from Jupiter's moon Enceladus, and marvel at mysterious interstellar visitors 'Oumuamua and Borisov. With reference pages packed with fascinating information, you'll go away knowing something you didn't before, and you'll return time and again. An attractive gift for children who can't get enough of astronomy, The Mysteries of the Universe is perfect for kids to explore by themselves or for bedtime stories. <br /><br />War Memorial Library - Junior non-fiction - 523.1 GAT - Onloan - Due: 13 Nov 2020<br /> Norse tales : stories from across the rainbow bridge / Kevin Crossley-Holland ; illustrated by Jeffrey Alan Love. https://hutt.spydus.co.nz/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/OPAC/BIBENQ?BRN=943326&CF=BIB Author: Crossley-Holland, Kevin<br />Published: London : Walker Studio, 2020.<br />93 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.<br />The extraordinary companion title to the critically-acclaimed Norse Myths: Tales of Odin, Thor and Loki, from a Carnegie Medal-winning author. Enter an ancient world of green glades and glaciers, where gods and goddesses spread their magic whilst rock-giants and mountain-trolls roam. This astonishing new collection of Norse tales from the award-winning Kevin Crossley-Holland with Jeffrey Alan Love's arresting illustrations will enthral readers of all ages.<br /><br />Eastbourne Library - Junior non-fiction - 398.209 CRO - Available<br />Naenae Library - Junior non-fiction - 398.209 CRO - Available<br />Petone Library - Junior non-fiction - 398.209 CRO - Available<br />War Memorial Library - Junior non-fiction - 398.209 CRO - Available<br /> The ocean book : explore the hidden depth of our blue planet / Derek Harvey ; consultant Dr Helene Burningham ; illustrated by Daniel Limon. https://hutt.spydus.co.nz/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/OPAC/BIBENQ?BRN=943327&CF=BIB Author: Harvey, Derek<br />Published: Carlton, Victoria : Lonely Planet Global Ltd, 2020.<br />164 pages : illustrations, maps ; 31 cm<br />Lonely Planet kids<br />Dive into the unexplored depths of the deep blue sea and discover its secrets with this trusty and beautifully-illustrated guide by Lonely Planet Kids. Meet the amazing animals, birds and plants that live in our oceans, the habitats in which they live, then learn about the harmful effects climate change, oil spills and plastic waste can have on them - plus, what you can do to help future generations! From the odd-shaped head of the great hammerhead shark to the hairy strips of baleen in a baleen whale's mouth, meet some of the ocean's oddest creatures and discover how they have evolved to live and thrive under the sea. Journey from the colourful coral reefs of the Indian Ocean to the wild waves of freezing Antarctica, covering everywhere from sandy beaches, deserted open seas and mile-deep trenches in-between. Learn all about the history of how the oceans came to be, as well as the sunken cities that were claimed by them, then understand just how powerful the force of water can be as you explore tides, waves, tsunamis and currents. After dropping anchor like the pirate Jack Sparrow on tropical, palm-fringed islands, end with a lesson on how humans have been using and abusing our oceans throughout the years, and what we can do to help protect them for the future. <br /><br />Petone Library - Junior non-fiction - 577.7 HAR - Onloan - Due: 31 Oct 2020<br />Wainuiomata Library - Junior non-fiction - 577.7 HAR - Available<br />War Memorial Library - Junior non-fiction - 577.7 HAR - Onloan - Due: 10 Nov 2020<br /> Roblox character encyclopedia / [written by Alexander Cox ; illustrations by Ryan Marsh, John Stuckey and Joe Bolder]. https://hutt.spydus.co.nz/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/OPAC/BIBENQ?BRN=943344&CF=BIB Author: Cox, Alexander<br />Published: London : Egmont, 2020.<br />143 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm.<br />A compilation of colourful characters from the world of Roblox. Learn everything there is to know about the inhabitants of the Roblox universe, from legendary developers and iconic game characters to YouTube stars and renowned staff members. There are over 100 different characters featured in the official Roblox Character Encyclopedia. Each profile details everything there is to know about the character, including their official biography, the games they love and even the avatar items they wear, so readers can mimic the style of their favourite Roblox personality. The book also comes with an exclusive Outrageous Builderman figure, making this the perfect addition to any Roblox fan's library.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">4 reserves</span><br /><br />Stokes Valley Library - Junior non-fiction - 794.8 COX - On Reserve Shelf<br />War Memorial Library - Junior non-fiction - 794.8 COX - Onloan - Due: 31 Oct 2020<br /> Star Wars extraordinary droids : big, small, usefull, friendly / written by Simon Beecroft. https://hutt.spydus.co.nz/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/OPAC/BIBENQ?BRN=943355&CF=BIB Author: Beecroft, Simon<br />Published: London : Dorling Kindersley Limited, 2020.<br />Published: ©2020<br />125 pages : colour illustrations ; 29 cm.<br />Find the droids you know and love and discover new favourites along the way. This Star Wars guide with a twist showcases a world of droids in close-up detail. Arranged from smallest to biggest, more than 50 droids of the galaxy are revealed with stunning photography and gorgeous artwork. The evocative descriptions will delight children and let them discover amazing droid facts, such as what tools R2-D2 uses and why GNK droids make a "gonk gonk" noise! Each page features fun droid facts and detailed close-up photographs for children to pore over, including firm favourites such as C-3PO and BB-8 as well as more unusual ones such as Professor Huyang, police droids, tiny probe droids, and new The Rise of Skywalker droid D-O. Star Wars Extraordinary Droids is a perfect gift for children who can't get enough of a galaxy far, far away. The book covers droids small (quiet, little mouse droids) and big (vulture droid starfighters), kind (memoir-writing PZ-4CO) and scary (droidekas), and will be a treasured favourite book to keep.<br /><br />Petone Library - Junior non-fiction - 791.43 STA - Onloan - Due: 09 Nov 2020<br />Taita Library - Junior non-fiction - 791.43 STA - Onloan - Due: 22 Oct 2020<br />Wainuiomata Library - Junior non-fiction - 791.43 STA - Onloan - Due: 30 Oct 2020<br />War Memorial Library - Junior non-fiction - 791.43 STA - Onloan - Due: 10 Nov 2020<br /> Tales of brave and brilliant girls from around the world / retold by Lan Cook, Rachel Firth, Sarah Hull and Andy Prentice ; illustrated by Josy Bloggs, Maxine Lee-Mackie and Maria Surducan. https://hutt.spydus.co.nz/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/OPAC/BIBENQ?BRN=943363&CF=BIB Author: Cook, Lan<br />Published: London : Usborne Publishing Ltd., 2020.<br />192 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.<br />Here are traditional tales from every corner of the globe, all featuring bold and clever heroines who battle dragons, fight sea serpents or save their village from monstrous thieves. This is a sequel to the best-selling title Forgotten Fairy Tales of Brave and Brilliant Girls. Diverse range of characters. Lively retellings for a modern audience.<br /><br />Eastbourne Library - Junior non-fiction - 398.09 COO - Onloan - Due: 14 Nov 2020<br />Wainuiomata Library - Junior non-fiction - 398.09 COO - Available<br />War Memorial Library - Junior non-fiction - 398.09 COO - Onloan - Due: 13 Nov 2020<br /> Timelines of everyone : from Cleopatra and Confucius to Mozart and Malala https://hutt.spydus.co.nz/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/OPAC/BIBENQ?BRN=943367&CF=BIB Published: London : Dorling Kindersley, 2020.<br />320 pages : illustrations ; 31 cm.<br />Following the smash hit Timelines of Everything, Timelines of Everyone stands out from other history books by focusing squarely on the biographies of a myriad of movers and shakers across millennia. This DK children's book boasts more than 130 visual timelines, covering kings and queens, humanitarians, scientists, inventors, explorers, activists, writers, artists, and more. Timelines of Everyone breathes fresh life into the biographies of the people you thought you knew, yet also finds new stories from previously overlooked or ignored voices. Did you know that President Franklin D. Roosevelt was defeated only once in 300 wrestling matches? Or that more women passed NASA's rigorous astronaut training tests for Project Mercury but were forbidden to fly into space? Or how about the fact that Einstein's last words were lost because his nurse didn't speak German? This fascinating title takes kids on a historical journey, revealing not just the incredible achievements, contributions, and adventures of historical luminaries, but also the lesser-known events that shaped them from childhood into old age. Filled with easy-to-understand visual timelines, vibrant illustrations, and a diverse range of historical figures, Timelines of Everyone is the must-have guide to the world's must-know names.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">1 reserve</span><br /><br />War Memorial Library - Junior non-fiction - 920.02 TIM - Available<br /> Whose bones? : an animal guessing game / by Gabrielle Balkan ; illustrated by Sam Brewster. https://hutt.spydus.co.nz/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/OPAC/BIBENQ?BRN=943373&CF=BIB Author: Balkan, Gabrielle<br />Published: London : Phaidon Press Limited, 2020.<br />1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations ; 21 cm.<br />A playful, informative introduction to bones for the youngest readers, by the author and illustrator of global bestseller Book of Bones. Set up as a guessing game with visual and narrative clues, Whose Bones? invites readers to examine six animal skeletons and guess to whom they belong. The answer is exposed in a vibrant, foldout reveal, accompanied by an explanation as to why each animal's bones and bodies are so special. It's a humorous, informative introduction to bones and anatomy, where young children learn about the bones in their own bodies by comparing them to those in animals.<br /><br />Moera Library - Junior non-fiction - 573.7 BAL - Onloan - Due: 03 Nov 2020<br />Naenae Library - Junior non-fiction - 573.7 BAL - Available<br />War Memorial Library - Junior non-fiction - 573.7 BAL - Check Returns Trolley<br /> Why do things die? / Katie Daynes ; illustrated by Christine Pym. https://hutt.spydus.co.nz/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/OPAC/BIBENQ?BRN=943374&CF=BIB Author: Daynes, Katie<br />Published: London : Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2020.<br />1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations ; 23 cm.<br />Usborne lift-the-flap book. First questions and answers<br />A beautiful and gentle look at the circle of life, using Christine Pym's gorgeous animals characters to explore the emotions and facts around death, with questions such as Is it ok to talk about dying? What happens when someone dies? Can I shout and cry and hide away? and How can I stop feeling sad? The latest in the wonderful First Questions and Answers series, this title covers an extremely tricky topic in a friendly and approachable way. Uses animal characters in the same way as First Q&A: What are feelings? This book helps parents and carers to find the words to explain death and dying to young children.<br /><br />Moera Library - Junior non-fiction - 306.9 DAY - Available<br />Taita Library - Junior non-fiction - 306.9 DAY - Available<br />War Memorial Library - Junior non-fiction - 306.9 DAY - Onloan - Due: 30 Oct 2020<br />