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Children's Non-Fiction Reads
Friday 31 July 2020
With Conservation Week on the horizon, we have put together some new books from our non fiction collections to highlight.  Watch out for the special Book Nook which will have a conservation theme and you could win a cool prize from the Department of Conservation (DOC) by answering the quiz questions!
We have also created a new collection, Tiaki Tamariki | Nurturing Children which is in the Children's Area and aimed at any parents or those raising tamariki. 

In the meantime, browse through this selection and click on the covers to go to our catalogue. 
Happy reading!
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In this issue:
These great new kids books are now available for you to borrow or place on hold. Click on each cover to find the title.
Wild cities
By Ben lrwill and Harriet Hobday

These are the astonishing stories of the animals who are adapting to live in our urban world - and how you can help them to thrive. From the pitter patter of city penguins, to the screech of urban monkeys, the dive-bombing of a skyscraper hawk, to the splash of a nearby whale . . . discover the animals living alongside us, in our wild cities.
Animals and us
By various authors

Find out more about the animals of the world, how they adapt to survive and how they use tools just like us! From dogs and lions to kingfishers and atlas moths, this collection is packed full of fascinating facts about both familiar and more unusual animals.  The selection of texts has been based on children's favourite non-fiction topics, supporting national curriculum topics and providing phonics practice.
Ocean life
By Anita Ganeri

Discover some of the rarest and most threatened ocean creatures on Earth, from the tiny Knysna seahorse to the immense blue whale. Find out where they are found, what they eat, their life cycle and the reasons why their survival is at risk. Most importantly, learn how conservations efforts are aiming to reverse their extinction.
Survival and Extinction
By Charlotte Raby

Discover incredible stories of survival and extinction, from the life of dinosaurs and other giant animals to how to stay safe in extreme weather and the most essential resources humans need for survival.
Three kiwi tales
By Janet Hunt

SHORTLISTED IN THE NZ BOOK AWARDS for CHILDREN & YOUNG ADULTS
Wildbase Hospital in Palmerston North is a very special hospital for very special animals ... Janet Hunt focuses on the tales of three kiwi who have been treated there. The stories are fascinating and touching accounts of their different experiences at Wildbase, and the innovative approaches to their treatment and rehabilitation that were needed to ensure their eventual return to the wild. Linked to the wider issues of kiwi conservation, these tales introduce readers to the challenges and triumphs of caring for New Zealand's unique national icon. Includes general information on kiwi and the different species of them.
NEW COLLECTION for PARENTS
The Tiaki Tamariki | Nurturing Children collection brings together many useful and helpful books for parents and others who are caring for children.  It is much more convenient to have these books sited in the children's area rather than on the first floor so that they can be easily accessed.  Have a browse for some helpful information and tips next time you are in the library. 
Ka mauri nui te tamariki
Ka mauri roa te whānau
Ka mauri roa te hapū
Ka mauri ora te iwi
 
As children are nurtured
The family will flourish.
As relationships are enhanced
The people will prosper
FEATURED BOOK 

New Zealand Nature Heroes:  Inspiration and activities for young conservationists
By Gillian Candler

Featuring the stories of 15 inspirational New Zealand conservation heroes who have dedicated their lives to saving marine animals, birds, plants, insects, beaches and parks, this book is full of information for the budding conservationist.  There are activities for each subject area such as doing a bird count in your neighbourhood, taking a shore survey of marine-life, how to build a weta motel and more. Aimed at 8 - 12 year-olds, New Zealand Nature Heroes is an excellent read. 
These great new kids ebooks are now available for you to borrow or place on hold. Click on each cover to find this title.
 

A Journey Through the Hogwarts Curriculum
This spellbinding book takes readers on a journey through the Hogwarts curriculum, including Herbology, Defence Against the Dark Arts, Astronomy, Divination and more. Discover the truth behind making the Philosopher's Stone, create your very own potion and uncover the secret of invisible ink.


World’s Coolest Jobs: Discover 40 Awesome Careers
By Anna Brett

From dinosaur palaeontologist and snake-venom collector to water slide tester, Tower of London Ravenmaster, octopus keeper and panda nanny, discover the most fun, surprising and enjoyable jobs found on planet Earth - and see just how different and amazing the world of work can be.
New toys from the Rotorua Toy Library!   
We offer a range of regular programmes and special events for our young readers and their whanau, such as these:
Find out the times for all our regular programmes like He Aka Pikirangi, He Pī Ka Rere Adventurers and  He Pīpī Paopao First Steps for under 5 year olds HERE and all the information about our LEGO clubs HERE.
Conservation Week 15 - 23 August 2020
Come and find the Department of Conservation Book Nook in the Library during Conservation Week and enter the quiz to win an awesome prize!
Forest & Bird’s Kiwi Conservation Club | Hakuturi Toa (KCC) has been connecting Kiwi kids to New Zealand’s amazing wildlife and wild places. If you join up as a member, there are many opportunities to get involved in local conservation projects, enter competitions or become a Youth Reporter!  The Library holds the latest copies of Wild Things magazines (though there has been some disruption to supply this year due to COVID 19).  
“It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn't use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like "What about lunch?” - Winnie the Pooh
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