Friday, 15 June 2018

New Books - True Stories


Here are the latest true stories to come into the Library.

Wildboy - The story of Brando Yelavich, who walked around New Zealand with only what he could carry on his back. (Has been a TV series)

Malala’s Magic Pencil and Free as a Bird - Both of these stories are about Malala Yousafzai, who stood up for girls being educated and was shot by the Taliban.


Anzac Animals - 20 stories of animals who helped out during WW1 and WW2. Monkey, turtle, dogs, horses, camel and even a kangaroo.

How the Sphinx got to the Museum - The story of how a sphinx created for the Pharaoh Hatshepsut, destroyed by her stepson Thutmose III, discovered in pieces by an archaeologist from NY Metropolitan Museum, is brought to be on display at the Museum.

Escape to Freedom - Stories of children from Vietnam, the Congo, Iraq, Burma, Rwanda, Liberia, Cambodia, Bosnia, Somalia and Syria who have escaped their situations and sought freedom.

The Little Refugee - This is the story of author Anh Do (writes the Weirdo series) who came from Vietnam to live in Australia as a refugee. He calls himself Australia’s Happiest Refugee.

Stories for Boys who Dare to be Different - 100 one page stories of famous and not-so-famous men from the past to the present, who made the world a better place through compassion, generosity and self-belief. Some of those included are: Dynamo, Barack Obama, Patch Adams, Alan Turing, Bill Gates, Confucius, King George VI, Jamie Oliver, Jim Henson to name a few.

Kickin' it with Winston Reid -The story of how a young kiwi footballer achieved his dream of playing in the English Premier League.

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