Posts Tagged ‘non-fiction for kids’

Two great writing books I read this week

Two great books about writing, reviewed by a kid book blogger

Recently I’ve been writing a bit more of my own stuff, mostly short stories. When I found these books on my mum’s shelf, I decided to have a look at them to see if they could help me, and, unsurprisingly, they did! • On Writing by Stephen King Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton This is the first book…

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Review: The School Of Music

The School Of Music, reviewed by a kid book blogger

Title: The School Of Music Author: Meurig and Rachel Bowen (illustrated by Daniel Frost) Publisher: Wide Eyed Editions About the book: Have you ever wanted to learn how music works, what the different styles of music are or how to make your own music? Than you should read this book! Set out like an introductory…

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Review: Assassin’s Creed: A Walk Through History (1189-1868)

Assassin's Creed book reviewed by a kid book blogger

Title: Assassin’s Creed: A Walk Through History (1189-1868) Author: Rick Barba Publisher: Scholastic About the book: Have you ever wanted to know what life was like in the time of the Crusades or the Italian Renaissance? Filled with fun facts, historical artefacts, snapshots of important dates and people, then this book is for you. Based…

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Review: 50 Shades Of Grey Matter

50 Shades Of Grey Matter by Dr Karl, reviewed by a kid.

Title: 50 Shades Of Grey Matter Author: Dr Karl Kruszelnicki Publisher: Pan Macmillan Australia About the book: Have you ever wondered why it is dark at night? Have you ever walked into a room and immediately forgotten why you are there? Well this book holds the answers. Learn about the wonderful ways of science and…

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Review: The Doctor

The Doctor by Dr Karl, reviewed by a kid book blogger

Title: The Doctor Author: Dr Karl Kruszelnicki Publisher: Pan Macmillan About the book: Have you ever wondered why alcohol makes you speak louder? Or how to tell which part of a movie the audience is watching – without looking? Well, Dr Karl is your man. This collection of random science facts and questions, answered in…

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Review: Wordburger

Title: Wordburger: How to be a champion puzzler in 20 quick bites Author: David Astle Publisher: Allen & Unwin About the book: This book is about the English language. It teaches you how to understand and solve cryptic crosswords, and how to think outside the square when it comes to English. What I thought: I really loved this…

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6 books on my Christmas wishlist

With Christmas fast-approaching, it won’t surprise anyone to know that I’m hoping for books this year. Lots of books. As I do every year. These are the six books at the top of my wishlist this year – and, yes, it was hard to narrow it down to just six! • The Invention Of Hugo Cabret…

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Review: Adam Spencer’s Big Book Of Numbers

Title: Adam Spencer’s Big Book Of Numbers Author: Adam Spencer Publisher: Xoum About the book: This book contains all the weird, wonderful and wacky facts about the numbers 1 to 100. It includes quizzes and problems so that you can test your maths skills as you learn. What I thought: I thought this book was…

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Review: Steve Jobs Insanely Great

Title: Steve Jobs: Insanely Great Author + Illustrator: Jessie Hartland Publisher: Random House About the book: This graphic novel is about the life of the creator of Apple technology, Steve Jobs. I thought that it was really clever putting it into graphic novel format because it makes it easier to understand and it makes a…

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