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

Kids’ Club Review by Frankie: Bunnicula : a rabbit-tale of mystery

Bunnicula : a rabbit-tale of mystery, by Deborah Howe (d. 1979)

Good book… I enjoyed it. It was a fun and creepy mystery… It was pretty odd, and the series was a little foggy… The whole plot was very complicated yet simple…. It was almost like a new story,yet it was same old same old…

I’ve read lot’s of thrillers and mysteries so this was pretty normal to me, but it wasn’t.


3 stars

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

Kids’ Club Review by Ansh: Fantastic Mr Fox

Fantastic Mr FoxFantastic Mr Fox, by Roald Dahl

This book is about Boggis, Bunce , Bean( three farmers ) and Mr. fox.
Bean who is tall and lean is a turkey and apple farmer who doesn’t eat ,He only drinks apple cider.
Mr. fox he is so clever that every day he creeps down to the valley and helps himself to food from the farms.
I like this book because:
1. The book hooks you in. When you read a bit, you want to read more.
2. I like how there is a lovely song inside the book about the three farmers
Boggis and Bunce and Bean..
One fat, one short, one lean…
I recommend this book for people seven and up. If someone is younger, I recommend an adult or older brother or sister to read it to them unless they are a really good readers.
If someone likes this book I recommend them to read more books by Roald Dahl as he is a great author.

3 stars

Reviewed by Ansh from Johnsonville and Johnsonville School , 9 years old

Top 10 Children’s DVDs September 2016

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Unpredicatble weather predicted for the school holidays? Set yourself up with some great movies and favourite series incase you get stuck indoors!

The Disney movie Zootopia has placed soooo many different animals together in one city.  Rookie cop, Judy, is the first bunny on the force meeting a huge range of characters that have their own ideas of who Judy is.  The directors of Tangled and Wreck-it Ralph have created a movie that looks at how different people treat each other.  Worth a watch this holidays.

bananas in pajamas1. Octonauts

2. My little pony, friendship is magic

3. Peter Rabbit

4. Zootopia

5. Bananas in pyjamas

6. Fireman Sam

cover image7. Inside out

8. Minions

9. Thomas & friends

10. Strawberry Shortcake