Kids’ Club Review by Francesca: The maze of bones

The maze of bonesThe maze of bones, by Rick Riordan

“The 39 Clues” books are part of a series written by a collaboration of many writers . This series is packed with adventure, battles and various creatures.

“Maze of Bones” is the first book in the series, It was written by Rick Riordan in 2008, This book started the chain… Maze of bones is about 2 kids Amy and Dan Cahil, Just before their grandmother, Grace Cahil’s death, she changes her will. At the Reading of her will, the lawyer announces to Amy, Dan and their other relatives, her will of 1 million dollars is prize…. to a clue hunt! Amy and Dan must compete in this Hunt and work against their other relatives in a fierce battle….

I recommend this book to 8+… ENJOY!!!!!

4 stars

Reviewed by Francesca from Kilbirnie and Kelburn Normal School , 10 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Ashutosh: The sword thief

The sword thief, by Peter Lerangis

I liked when dan typed:

ninja warrior images.
body painting and the tattoo was the belonging to slaves and prisoner of
Ancient Japan. some of design has been historical replication by ours tattoo artists all who is graduate of colleges in history diploma.

5 stars

Reviewed by ashutosh from Central City and Clifton Terrace Model School , 7 years old

Top 10 Children’s eBooks December 2015

eBooks are great for the holidays. The library is closed for 4 days over Christmas and  4 days over New Years, but your electronic library is always open. Overdrive and Borrow Box now both offer a return before the due date.  So for you voracious readers you can have up to 15 eBooks at one time, finish one, return and download another.

The ‘Recommended for you’ section at the bottom of the lending page will give you great ideas for more holiday reading.

If you’d like some more tips to expand your reading take a look at the Summer Reading Challenge. ¬†Post your reviews and win prizes!

 

1. The Son of Neptune: The Heroes of Olympus Series, Book 2, by Rick Riordan

2. Game On! by Lincoln Peirce

3. The Mark of Athena: The Heroes of Olympus Series, Book 3, by Rick Riordan

4. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, by J.K. Rowling

5. Big Nate Makes a Splash, by Lincoln Peirce

6. The House of Hades: The Heroes of Olympus Series, Book 4. by Rick Riordan

7. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, by J.K. Rowling

8. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, by J.K. Rowling

9. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, by J.K. Rowling

10. The Sword Thief: The 39 Clues Series, Book 3, by Peter Lerangis

7 books for adventurous readers

I love reading stories that take me to exciting places and ask me to solve a mystery or two! Often my go-tos are the  Famous Five and the Secret Seven. No doubt those books are full of fun, but it’s always cool to be adventurous with your reading and try something new. Here’s a list of adventure stories we reckon you’ll enjoy:

From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg

This cool kid detective story is available in Central library! You could reserve it on your library card and get it sent to your branch library for free! Here’s what the story is about:

‚ÄúWhen suburban Claudia Kincaid decides to run away, she knows she doesn‚Äôt just want to run from somewhere, she wants to run to somewhere ‚ÄĒ to a place that is comfortable, beautiful, and, preferably, elegant. She chooses the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Knowing her younger brother Jamie has money and thus can help her with a serious cash-flow problem, she invites him along. Once settled into the museum, Claudia and Jamie find themselves caught up in the mystery of an angel statue that the museum purchased at auction for a bargain price of $225. The statue is possibly an early work of the Renaissance master, Michelangelo, and therefore worth millions. Is it? Or isn‚Äôt it? Claudia is determined to find out. Her quest leads her to Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, the remarkable old woman who sold the statue, and to some equally remarkable discoveries about herself.‚ÄĚ Goodreads.

 

 

Fortunately, the Milk by Neil Gaiman

This funny story is available in pretty much all our libraries! You can also get a copy from our eLibrary collection.

‚Äú “I bought the milk,” said my father. “I walked out of the corner shop, and heard a noise like this: T h u m m t h u m m. I looked up and saw a huge silver disc hovering in the air above Marshall Road.”

“Hullo,” I said to myself. That’s not something you see every day.” And then something odd happened.

Find out just how odd things get in this hilarious story of time travel and breakfast cereal.‚ÄĚ Goodreads.

 

 

The search for WondLa by Tony DiTerlizzi

Wondla is a seriously cool series about a brave girl in a strange world! You can find a copy in our eLibrary, or get one from our many branch libraries!

‚ÄúEva Nine is a curious and sensitive twelve-year-old who has existed only in a subterranean home called Sanctuary, cared for by a robot named Muthr. Eva’s great desire is to go aboveground, and her wish comes true, though not as she had imagined. On the surface, Eva goes in search of other humans–she has never met one–and soon meets both friend and foe.‚ÄĚ Goodreads.

 

 

39 Clues, Maze of Bones by Rick Riordan

I‚Äôm sure you’ve heard¬†the¬†epic series 39 Clues! But maybe you didn‚Äôt know that we have copies of it on our eLibrary.¬†You can start from the¬†beginning with book one in the series:¬†The Maze of Bones. It’s available to borrow¬†in most of our libraries as well!

“Minutes before she died Grace Cahill changed her will, leaving her descendants an impossible decision: You have a choice Рone million dollars or a clue.

Grace is the last matriarch of the Cahills, the world’s most powerful family. Everyone from Napoleon to Houdini is related to the Cahills, yet the source of the family power is lost. 39 clues hidden around the world will reveal the family’s secret, but no one has been able to assemble them. Now the clues race is on, and young Amy and Dan must decide what’s important: hunting clues or uncovering what REALLY happened to their parents.‚ÄĚ Goodreads.

 

 

Reckelss by Cornelia Funke

Cornelia Funke has to be one of my all-time favourite authors! I loved her as a kid, her characters are so courageous and cool. Check out book one from one of her newest series: Mirrorworld. We have copies available in our libraries and eLibrary!

“Ever since Jacob Reckless was a child, he has been escaping to a hidden world through a portal in his father’s abandoned study … But life in this other world is about to change. Tragedy strikes when Jacob’s younger brother, Will, follows him through the portal. Brutally attacked, Will is infected with a curse that is quickly transforming him into a Goyl–a ruthless killing machine, with skin made of stone.

Jacob is prepared to fight to save his brother, but in a land built on trickery and lies, Jacob will need all the wit, courage, and reckless spirit he can summon to reverse the dark spell–before it’s too late.” Goodreads

 

 

Wildwood by Colin Meloy

I’m all about these kinds of¬†stories where amazing kids face impossible obstacles to save their family! This is a well-loved book from our collection, I seriously recommend checking it out if you haven’t already!

“When her baby brother is kidnapped by crows, seventh-grader Prue McKeel ventures into the forbidden Impassable Wilderness–a dangerous and magical forest in the middle of Portland, Oregon–and soon finds herself involved in a war among the various inhabitants.” Goodreads.

 

 

Artermis Fowl by Eoin Colfer

And of course¬†I had to mention the awesome¬†adventure series that is Artemis Fowl. I know you guys are probably very familiar with this series but you may not know that it is actually available in our eLibrary collection! So if you can’t get a hold of the next one in the series from one of our libraries¬†have a search¬†for it on¬†Overdrive.¬†I know I’ve done just that when¬†I can’t wait for my¬†reserve to come into the library!

Twelve-year-old Artemis Fowl is a millionaire, a genius‚ÄĒand, above all, a criminal mastermind. But even Artemis doesn’t know what he’s taken on when he kidnaps a fairy, Captain Holly Short of the LEPrecon Unit. These aren’t the fairies of bedtime stories‚ÄĒthey’re dangerous! Full of unexpected twists and turns, Artemis Fowl is a riveting, magical adventure.” Goodreads.

 

Top 10 Fiction for April

The weather is getting colder and wetter, which is perfect for curling up at home (or in the library) with a good book. Here are the most popular for April:

1. Diary of a wimpy kid series by Jeff Kinney (Have you read the latest one –Hard Luck?)

2. Dirty Bertie series by Alan MacDonald (Check out NEW title! It’s not in our libraries yet, but make sure you reserve it!)

3. Where’s Wally? series by Martin Handford

4. Conspiracy 365 series by Gabrielle Lord

5. Harry Potter and the philosopher’s stone by J. K. Rowling

6. The BFG by Roald Dahl

7. Breakaway by Jeff Hirsch (book two in the new 39Clues series!)

8. Doctor Proctor’s fart powder¬†series by Jo Nesbo

9. James and the giant peach by Roald Dahl

10. Judy Moody & Stink series by Megan McDonald (another new book in the series! It’s so new that you’ll have to reserve this one too!)

 

Kids’ Club Review by geogia: The maze of bones

The maze of bonesThe maze of bones, by Rick Riordan

This book is a must read! When Dan and Amy Cahill discover their family is one of the most powerful familys in history, and the power is hiddin all over the would, its a dangerous race. discover and have fun with this book. 8 and over.

4 stars

Reviewed by geogia from Island Bay, 7 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Zoe: The maze of bones

The maze of bonesThe maze of bones, by Rick Riordan

This book is about 2 people who go around the world looking for clues. I have read all the books in the series and i love all of them.Everyone should read all the books in the series.

5 stars

Reviewed by Zoe from Central City, 9 years old