Chil­dren’s NON-FIC­TION

Australian Women’s Weekly NZ - - READING ROOM -

Sky High by David Hill, il­lus­trated by Phoebe Mor­ris, Pen­guin/ Ran­dom House.

The ex­ploits of avi­a­tor Jean Bat­ten fea­ture in this daz­zling pic­ture book about our Hi­neo-te-Rangi (Daugh­ter of the Skies). From her child­hood to her world record flights in the 1930s, Jean’s fear­less de­ter­mi­na­tion and fly­ing skills are vividly por­trayed. Ages 4-8.

Aotearoa: The New Zealand Story by Gavin Bishop, Pen­guin/ Ran­dom House.

Writer/il­lus­tra­tor Gavin Bishop cap­tures the defin­ing mo­ments of New Zealand his­tory, from Gond­wana­land to the present day, in his mag­nif­i­cent pic­to­rial homage to our na­tion. The tiny tasters of in­for­ma­tion amid the il­lus­tra­tions are per­fect for chil­dren aged 7-11.

An­nual 2, edited by Kate De Goldi & Su­san Paris, Pot­ton & Bur­ton.

An­nual was the hero book of 2016. It re­turns with a glo­ri­ous new mix of sto­ries, po­ems, es­says, comics, art, mu­sic and even a board game from a va­ri­ety of con­trib­u­tors. It’s a mis­cel­lany to dip into and en­joy in small bites or big chunks with some­thing for every­one! Ages 9-99.

All Aboard the Dis­cov­ery Ex­press by Emily Hawkins & Tom Adams, il­lus­trated by Tom Clo­hoshy-Cole, Allen & Un­win.

Take a trip back in time to learn about the story of trans­port. How­ever, ex­pe­di­tion leader Pro­fes­sor Pendle­ton has dis­ap­peared and his crew need your help de­ci­pher­ing the puz­zles to find him. In­ter­ac­tive fun for ages 8-plus.

Kuwi’s Kitchen by Kat Merewether, Il­lus­trated Pub­lish­ing.

French Toast Huhu Grubs, Parsnip Chips and Kuwi Ap­ple Puffs are just some of the recipes ju­nior chefs will love from Kuwi the Kiwi’s first cook­book. It makes healthy in­gre­di­ents fun and tan­ta­lis­ing, with clever tips to en­tice picky eaters. A bonus is the free kiwi cookie cut­ter.

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