Kids’ Club Review by Cardi: Muddy paws

Muddy pawsMuddy paws, by Sue Bentley (1951-)

The puppy’s name is Storm. Really, Storm is a wolf, but he is in a disguise. Storm can do magic. He is helping a girl called Beth to have a happy time on her uncle and aunty’s farm. But she has a nasty cousin to help spoil it.
Can Storm help Beth on the farm?

5 stars

Reviewed by Cardi from Brooklyn, 7 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

Kids’ Club Review by shihan: The big bad fox

The big bad fox, by Benjam Renner

It is about a fox that is dumb and wants to get chicks but never gets them.The book has some cute characters,one dumb fox,20 or 30 angry hens,one dog,one seriously fat pig and one smart wolf.I love the dumb fox because he is funny.He always fails at getting the chicks.But one day the wolf helped him.They successed!But they didn”t get to eat them.I don’t think he is a bad fox.I do have a little empathy on him.

4 stars

Reviewed by shihan from Karori, 7 years old

5 New Animals Non Fiction: The Animal Planet Collection.

The Animal Planet collection invites you to go on a wild journey where you will meet awesome wild animals up close, see stunning photographs of animals in their natural habitat, learn how animals survive and thrive all around the world, and find out ways wild animals are just like us.

So what are you waiting for? Come on down to the library, and check out 5 books in the Animal Planet collection where young readers will discover nature.


image courtesy of syndeticsWild Animals.

A fun and interactive guide to wild animals. Young readers will explore sections about animal bodies, baby animals, food, play time, conservation and more.




image courtesy of syndeticsBaby Animals.

Brace yourself for cuteness overload! This book describes animal babies and their developmental behaviors, discussing cats, otters, raccoons, snails, and kangaroos.

AWESOME FACT: Baby ferrets are called kits.



image courtesy of syndeticsAnimals on the move.

Prepare to be amazed and spellbound when you see animals on the move that run, hop, slither, fly and climb in this amazing guide. Also detailed information about animals, such as frogs, worms, falcons, and cheetahs. Highly recommended!




image courtesy of syndeticsOcean Animals.

Dive into the exciting world of ocean animals where you will meet amazing marine creature up close  and learn how they survive and thrive in the watery wild.




image courtesy of syndeticsPolar Animals.

Chill out with amazing polar animals in this amazing book where you will meet incredible polar animals up close and how they survive and thrive in the North and South pole. This also contains information about the physical characteristics, behavior, and habitat of polar animals, including king penguins, narwhals, and reindeer.

Kids’ Club Review by Liana: Welcome to Dog Beach

Welcome to Dog BeachWelcome to Dog Beach, by Lisa Greenwald

Welcome to dog beach is a great book and it inspired me to get on with my life when something bad happens. The best thing I found with the book was how it explains how beautiful Seagate is I would love to go there someday if I could. The book is written very well I think people who are 10 -12 would like this book because she is around that age group and some of the things in the story might relate to them more than the other age groups

5 stars

Reviewed by Liana from Karori and , 11 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Charlie: The Princess and the Foal

The Princess and the FoalThe Princess and the Foal, by Stacy Gregg

I loved this book because Haya wants to start training for a horse race. It is a bit funny when Haya gets into trouble with her brother Ali. It is a bit sad when her mother dies in a helicopter crash. I love books by Stacy Gregg. I already have three books by her. Ali is a bit funny and loves to be with, tease and help Haya.

5 stars

Reviewed by Charlie from Brooklyn and , 9 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Isabella: Amelia Sparklepaw’s Party Problem

Amelia Sparklepaw’s Party Problem, by Daisy Meadows

I loved Magic Animal Friends – Amelia Sparklepaw’s Party Problem.

It is has three stories in it which is great!

Goldie (the cat) gets trapped in Grizelda’s (the witch’s) workshop and Amelia Sparklepaw comes to the rescue! The Gobbler eats the vine to untangle Goldie! Grizelda makes the Gobbler even BIGGER and Lilly and Jess make a magic potion to make the Gobbler small again and then their friends give them a surprise party. THE END. This was the best story ever.

5 stars

Reviewed by Isabella from Karori and , 6 years old