Picture Books and DVDs for 2020!

Hey Kids! Check out the latest Children’s Picture Books and DVDs at Wellington City Libraries! Grab them before summer ends!

Enjoy!

The Pigeon HAS to Go to school!

The pigeon must go to school, but frets about math, learning the alphabet, heavy backpacks, and what the teacher and other birds will think of him.

The Cool Bean.

Everyone knows the cool beans. They’re sooooo cool. And then there’s the uncool has-bean … Always on the sidelines, one bean unsuccessfully tries everything he can to fit in with the crowd–until one day the cool beans show him how it’s done.

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The Bad Seed.

The bad seed changes his mind about being bad and decides that he wants to be happy.

The Good Egg.

When the other eggs in his carton behave badly, the good egg feels like he needs to be perfect.

Angry Cookie.

What happens when a little cookie gets up on the wrong side of bed? Prepare to fall absolutely in love with this irresistible cookie, crumbly chocolate chips and all. OH NO! Barbra the cactus won’t stop playing her recorder, the yummy strawberry toothpaste has run out, and now to top it all off Cookie has to have his hair cut!


PAW patrol. Pups chase a mystery.

No mystery is too big and no clue is too small in these 7 thrilling PAW Patrol cases! Join Chase and the whole pack as they work to discover who stole a special stargazing telescope, track down a mischievous phone thief and embark on an adventure to catch a mysterious werepuppy. Plus, the pups throw Chase a secret surprise birthday party!

 



image courtesy of amazon.comMaleficent. Mistress of evil.

Maleficent travels to a grand old castle to celebrate young Aurora’s upcoming wedding to Prince Phillip. While there, she meets Aurora’s future mother-in-law — a conniving queen who hatches a devious plot to destroy the land’s fairies. Hoping to stop her, Maleficent joins forces with a seasoned warrior and a group of outcasts to battle the queen and her powerful army.

 

Kids’ Club Review by Isabella: The curse of the Werepenguin

The curse of the WerepenguinThe curse of the Werepenguin, Allan Woodrow ; illustrated by Scott Brown

This book is a spooky scary book that will make you laugh out loud. When an orphan gets adopted by the local count who is supposedly the scare of the town. The orphan is surprised to see that he is just a boy about the same age as him. But when things take an unexpected turn of evens will the orphan ever be the same again or will he have the burden of the curse of a werepenguin for the rest of his life

4 stars

Reviewed by Isabella from Miramar and Seatoun School , 10 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Isabella: The house with chicken legs

The house with chicken legsThe house with chicken legs, Sophie Anderson

This book is amazing! As Marinka and her grand mother baba guide the dead. Marinka wants so much more than this life she has. But when her grand mother suddenly disappears Marinka must guide the dead on her own otherwise things could go horribly wrong…

5 stars

Reviewed by Isabella from Miramar and Seatoun School , 10 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Jasmine: Max & the Midknights

Max & the MidknightsMax & the Midknights, Lincoln Peirce

This book is really funny from the first word to the last word. Max, Millie, Simon, Kevyn and Max’s Uncle. Go on a quest while hiding from evil king Ghastly. They find Magic wands, strange travellers and a mysterious tower were a child is crying.

5 stars

Reviewed by Jasmine from Island Bay and Island Bay School , 9 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Molly: The bridge home

The bridge homeThe bridge home, Padma Venkatraman

This book is based in Chennai. Two sisters called Viji and Rukku runaway to Chennai but discover that it is very dangerous. They find shelter under a bridge and become friends with two boys. They make a fun life even though they have to search in trash. However, when illness strikes, Viji must decide whether to risk asking strangers for help or keeping the new life they have. I LOVED this book. It is well written and very hard to put down. The characters are well developed too. I recommend this book to children 9+ .

5 stars

Reviewed by Molly from Karori and Karori Normal School , 12 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Jessica: Fing

FingFing, David Walliams ; illustrated by Tony Ross

This book was about Fing and a girl called Myrtle. I liked the Fing ate everything and then did a giant poo. This book was really funny in the way that the story was told. I would recommend this book to everyone.

5 stars

Reviewed by Jessica from Miramar and Seatoun School , 8 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Eve: The magic school bus. In the time of the dinosaurs

The magic school bus. In the time of the dinosaursThe magic school bus. In the time of the dinosaurs, by Joanna Cole ; illustrated by Bruce Degen

This book we are talking about is in the Magic School Bus series. The series are about an imaginary and adventurous book. The book starts off that they want to find a Maiasaura. The thing I do not like about it is that there are too many speech bubbles. The thing I like about it is that it has a CD.

4 stars

Reviewed by Eve from Karori and Karori West Normal School , 7 years old