Kids’ Club Review by Abi: Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief

Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief, by Rick Riordan

 

It all started when monsters started attacking him from all sides, he was accused of stealing Zeus’s master bolt from Olympus. What was he going to do? find out by reading Percy Jackson and the Olympians The lightning Thief.

5 stars

Reviewed by Abi from Kilbirnie, 9 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Keya: Beyond the grave

Beyond the graveBeyond the grave, by Jude Watson

Betrayed by their cousins, abandoned by their uncle, and with only the slimmest hint to guide them, fourteen-year old Amy Cahill and her younger brother, Dan, rush off to Egypt on the hunt for 39 Clues that lead to a source of unimaginable power. But when they arrive, Amy and Dan get something completely unexpected – a message from their dead grandmother, Grace. Did Grace set out to help the two orphans . . . or are Amy and Dan heading for the most devastating betrayal yet?

5 stars

Reviewed by Keya from Central City, 11 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Keya: The sword thief

The sword thiefThe sword thief, by Peter Lerangis

Amy and Dan Cahill have been located once again, this time in the company of the notoriously unreliable Alistair Oh. Could they have been foolish enough to make an alliance?

Spies report that Amy and Dan seem to be tracking the life of one of the most powerful fighters the world has ever known. If this fearsome warrior was a Cahill, his secrets are sure to be well-guarded . . . and the price to uncover them just might be lethal.

5 stars

Reviewed by Keya from Central City, 11 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Keya: One false note

One false noteOne false note, by Gordon Korman

THIS JUST IN! Amy and Dan Cahill were spotted on a train, hot on the trail of one of 39 Clues hidden around the world. BUT WAIT! Police report a break-in at an elite hotel, and the suspects ALSO sound suspiciously like Amy and Dan. UPDATE! Amy and Dan have been seen in a car . . . no, in a speedboat chase . . . and HOLD EVERYTHING! They’re being chased by an angry mob?!? When there’s a Clue on the line, anything can happen.

5 stars

Reviewed by Keya from Central City, 11 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Keya: The maze of bones

The maze of bonesThe maze of bones, by Rick Riordan

When Amy and Dan Cahill’s Grandmother, Grace Cahill, tragically passes away, the siblings are tossed into another world. At Grace’s funeral, Grace herself talks to them from a video. They either get to keep a million dollars and go, or join the hunt of the family, for 39 clues. Amy and Dan give up their million dollars for the race, but you never know what lies in wait for them.

5 stars

Reviewed by Keya from Central City, 11 years old

Kids’ Club Review by sam wells: People’s republic

People's republicPeople’s republic, by Robert Muchamore

Ryan is the mirror image of James Adams from series one. Robert Muchamore did an amazing job as I usually get board when the second series comes out and the cycle starts again but with someone new. Peoples republic is an excellent book with cool plot twists and exhilarating. definately deserves 5 stars

5 stars

Reviewed by sam wells from Wadestown, 12 years old

Top 10 Children’s DVDs for Summer 2018

There are some great sequels and spin-offs in the library film collection at the moment!  Cars and Despicable me are both in their third incarnation.  With more problems and robberies involving bubblegum these movies are entertaining, fun and who wouldn’t want to see more minions?!

Looking for some DVDs to watch in the school holidays? There were the most popular ones borrowed from the library over the summer months – give them a whirl:

  1. PAW patrol.
  2. Octonauts.
  3. Peter Rabbit.
  4. Despicable me.
  5. My little pony, friendship is magic.
  6. Moana
  7. Cars.
  8. The LEGO Batman movie
  9. The boss baby
  10. The emoji movie

Top 10 Children’s Fiction Summer 2018

Great children’s series with new additions! Author Rachel Renee Russell wrote her first book when she was still at school, she was around 10 years old! It was a birthday gift for her brothers.  The Dork Diaries books are inspired by her daughter Nikki and Erin.  Does one of those those names seem familiar?  Russell credits her daughters in authoring the books. Cool!

Have you ever written a book for anyone’s birthday?  It would be a such a great gift.  Or an terrible one if you wrote awful things. Maybe don’t write terrible things!

But definitely check out these popular authors for some great ideas:

 

  1. Diary of a wimpy kid, by Jeff Kinney
  2. Captain Underpants, by Dav Pilkey
  3. Storey Treehouse series, by Andy Griffiths
  4. Tom Gates, by Liz Pichon
  5. Dork Diaries, by Rachel Renée Russell
  6. The World’s Worst Children, by David Walliams
  7. Fantastic beasts and where to find them, by J. K. Rowling
  8. Harry Potter and the prisoner of Azkaban,  by J. K. Rowling
  9. Magnus Chase and the ship of the dead, by Rick Riordan
  10. The bad book, by Andy Griffiths