Kids’ Club Review by Anna: The bear ate your sandwich

The bear ate your sandwichThe bear ate your sandwich, Julia Sarcone-Roach

This is about a bear who smells some fresh berries. this leads him to a town where he sees a lot of interesting things. Then he sees a sandwich……..I thought this was a nice children’s book with beautiful illustrations. Young kids would love this book.

5 stars

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

Top 10 Children’s DVDs September 2017

Moana has been such a popular movie.  I’m sure that some people must have seen it more than once =)  The te Reo version of Moana that was showing for te wiki o te Māori must have helped make it one of the favourites.  It’s great to see New Zealand actors and singers take part.  Actor, Rachel House is also in the new Thor movie playing a very different role from Grandma Tala!

  1. Moana
  2. Beauty and the beast
  3. Strawberry Shortcake.
  4. Smurfs
  5. Trolls
  6. My little pony, friendship is magic.
  7. The LEGO Batman movie
  8. Ballerina
  9. The boss baby
  10. LEGO Nexo knights

Kids’ Club Review by Michael: Bear’s adventure

Bear's adventureBear’s adventure, by Benedict Blathwayt

Book about a bear that has an adventure at the beach. I like that bear gets sand castle build for him and he gets picked up by a seagull! He even visits the sunken wreck of the Titanic!! Good pictures and an even better map pictures. Enjoyable book for ages 5 and 6’s.

3 stars

Reviewed by Michael from Khandallah and , 6 years old

Top Ten Children’s Comics March 2017


So… library borrowers are big fans of Snoopy and Charlie Brown!

Did you know that there is a museum dedicated to Charles M. Schulz the Charlie Brown creator!  Snoopy was based on his childhood pet dog Spike. At the museum there is a mural showing the way Spike became the Snoopy character we all recognise today.

What would a comic character of your pet look like?  Let us know in the comments below =)

  1. Pokémon, by Hidenori Kusaka
  2. Peanuts, by Charles M. Schulz
  3. Big Nate, by Lincoln Peirce
  4. Tintin, by Hergé
  5. Asterix, by Goscinny and Udzero
  6. Garfield, by Jim Davis
  7. Adventure time, by Ryan North
  8. Amulet, by Kazu Kibuishi
  9. The Smurfs anthology, by Peyo
  10. Chi’s Sweet Home, by Kanata Konami

Top 10 Children’s DVDs February 2017

Rainy days ahead? Check out some of these favourite movie titles =)

Animal adventures and awesome animation.  Some of these movies are full of characters we’ve come to know and love over time and some are brand new ideas full of fun and adventure!  Ice Age : The great eggscapade tells the tale of a dinosaur egg hatching service, what could possibly go wrong? Easter is only a couple of weeks away, imagine a dinosaur sized Easter egg!

  1. My little pony, friendship is magic.
  2. Zootopia
  3. Finding Dory
  4. Ice age
  5. The BFG
  6. The secret life of pets
  7. Storks
  8. PAW patrol.
  9. Kubo and the two strings.
  10. Hotel Transylvania.

Kids’ Club Review by Alice: Courageous Canine

Courageous Canine, by Kelly Milner Halls

This book is about amazing animal heroes. Playful Pit bull Lilly who pulled her owner from the path of a train, two pods of friendly dolphins who saved swimmers from a shark and two gorillas who saved a baby. These are true stories of animals!

I think this book is so nice, it brings a smile to my face every time I read it. This book reminds me how grateful we should be for animals. I recommend this book to readers aged 7+

5 stars

Reviewed by Alice from Kilbirnie and St Patrick’s School , 11 years old