Kids’ Club Review by Keya: Artemis Fowl [electronic resource]

Artemis Fowl [electronic resource]Artemis Fowl [electronic resource], Eoin Colfer

Artemis Fowl wants fairy gold. He wants to make the Fowl name better again, especially after the death of his father.

Now he’s succeeded in kidnapping Captain Holly Short, the only female LEPrecon officer. The ransom: one ton of 24 carat gold.

Julius Root, commander of LEPrecon, is furious, as he nearly always is. With the help of the sarcastic computer-genius centaur, Foaly, they devise a plan to get their captain back.

But will it work? Or will Artemis become rich once again?

4 stars

Reviewed by Keya from Central City, 11 years old

Here’s some great new kids fiction to read as Autumn starts to settle in

The warm summer days will be coming to an end, so what a great chance to read these great new fiction choices available through your library!

 

Image courtesy of SyndeticsUnexpected twist; An Oliver Twisted tale by Michael Rosen

Shona and her dad are moving house, and at Shona’s new school, the rules are pretty confusing; she keeps getting into trouble without realizing! It’s a lot like how it is for Oliver Twist, that boy she’s reading about in English class. After Shona is unexpectedly given a mobile phone, she begins to suspect there’s something fishy about the new boys she’s met. Where did the phone come from? And some gifts, she soon learns, aren’t exactly free…


Image courtesy of SyndeticsInto the Jungle by Matt Forbeck

The Harpers have lost one of their own, a legendary adventurer named Artus Cimber, keeper of the artifact known as the Ring of Winter. They’ve hired you to travel to the jungle-clad land of Chult and find him. If only you can manage it before the frost giants hunting for him do — and before the zombies that infest the lands get you…


Image courtesy of SyndeticsPearl the Proper Unicorn by Sally Odgers

Pearl, Olive and Tweet meet another unicorn! His name is Prince Percy and he is positively perfect in every way! But when mean, smelly gobble-uns take over the pond, can Prince Percy’s perfect magic help them? Or will Pearl’s magic be just what they need?


Image courtesy of SyndeticsThe Bridge Home by Padma Venkatraman

Four determined homeless children make a life for themselves in Padma Venkatraman’s stirring middle-grade debut. Life is harsh in Chennai’s teeming streets, so when runaway sisters Viji and Ruku arrive, their prospects look grim. Very quickly, eleven-year-old Viji discovers how vulnerable they are in this uncaring, dangerous world. Fortunately, the girls find shelter-and friendship-on an abandoned bridge. With two homeless boys, Muthi and Arul, the group forms a family of sorts. And while making a living scavenging the city’s trash heaps is the pits, the kids find plenty to laugh about and take pride in too. After all, they are now the bosses of themselves and no longer dependent on untrustworthy adults. But when illness strikes, Viji must decide whether to risk seeking help from strangers or to keep holding on to their fragile, hard-fought freedom.


Image courtesy of SyndeticsThe train to impossible places by P.G Bell

Join the journey to Impossible Places, where there’s magic at every stop… Suzy is surprised to find a grumpy troll building a railway through her house – especially when a gigantic steam train crashes into her hallway! This is the Impossible Postal Express, the trusty delivery service of the Union of Impossible Places, and Suzy becomes its newest recruit. And with her cursed first package, an Impossible adventure begins.–Provided by publisher.

Kids’ Club Review by Molly: Race to the end of the world

Race to the end of the worldRace to the end of the world, A.L. Tait

When Quinn gets selected to be a trainee mapmaker, his worst nightmare comes true. Suddenly he is sailing the world looking for evidence that the earth is round. Will he and his crew be able to do it? I really enjoyed this book because it was an adventure. I recommend it to children 9+.

5 stars

Reviewed by Molly from Karori and Karori Normal School , 11 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Aoi: Nathan Hale’s hazardous tales. Raid of no return : a World War II tale

Nathan Hale's hazardous tales. Raid of no return : a World War II taleNathan Hale’s hazardous tales. Raid of no return : a World War II tale, Nathan Hale

This book told me the facts of World War 2. Let me tell you some facts.
Nazi started War to take revenge on losing World War. They joined forces with Japan. Japan invented most of the world to 1939 – 1942. Japan invented China to Papua New Guinea. In 1941 Japan attacked Perl Harbor surprise attack on USA that dragged USA to War. At midway Japan lost against USA. In 1945 USA air of forces dropped 2 nuclear bombs on Japan. A week later Japan surrender and War was over. German had a secret weapon called V2-Roect powered by rocket engine. The V2-Roect was made Wernher von Braun was secretly moved to USA.
This book is very interested. This book tells you about world War 2.

5 stars

Reviewed by Aoi from Karori and Amesbury School , 8 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Millie: Northern lights

Northern lightsNorthern lights, Philip Pullman

Amazing! This book is about a girl named Lyra who when spying on her uncle, Lord Asriel she finds out about Dust, North Pole and the Aurora she wants to leave Jordan Collage to go with her uncle to the North Pole. Her uncle says she can’t go but when a woman with a golden monkey says she is going to the North Pole and she would like to take Lyra with her. Lyra’s life changes for ever. I would recommend this book to 10-14 year olds.

5 stars

Reviewed by Millie from Island Bay and South Wellington Intermediate , 12 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Anna: Escape to the Moon Islands

Escape to the Moon IslandsEscape to the Moon Islands, Mardi McConnochie

Will and Annalie’s father has disappeared so they gather up a crew of four and they set out on the Sunfish to find him. Will they find him or will they perish at the hands of pirates and storms? This book is full of adventure and excitement. I found it really hard to put down.

5 stars

Reviewed by Anna from Karori and Karori Normal School , 9 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Anna: Escape to the Moon Islands

Escape to the Moon IslandsEscape to the Moon Islands, Mardi McConnochie

Will and Annalie’s father has disappeared so they gather up a crew of four and they set out on the Sunfish to find him. Will they find him or will they perish at the hands of pirates and storms? This book is full of adventure and excitement. I found it really hard to put down.

5 stars

Reviewed by Anna from Karori and Karori Normal School , 9 years old