Talk Like a Pirate!

Well “Shiver me timbers” and “Hoist the mainsail” it’s International Talk Like a Pirate day on Tuesday the 19th of September! So how good is your pirate language? Ever wanted to learn how to speak pirate? Well now you can through Mango Languages! If you go to My Gateway on the Library website: www.wcl.govt.nz/mygateway then select Mango Languages on the database, put in your library card number and surname, then select Pirate you’ll come up with the “Booty”! Soon you’ll be confounding your teachers and classmates by asking them to “Belay yer carsouin’ and haul wind smartly”. So try introducing yourself on Tuesday as “A fine gentleman of fortune, I may tell ye plainly” and see how many people turn tail and run before they have to walk the plank!

Want to find out more about the real pirates who sailed the seven seas? We have loads of books with information about what really happened on the high seas. There were many famous pirates such as Captain Kid and Blackbeard who I most definitely would not want to have met! But did you know that there were female pirates as well? Anne Bonny was one of the most famous and could handle a cutlass as well as any man. Lots of interesting facts to find out about pirates in this book, “The Everything Pirate book: A swashbuckling history of adventure on the high seas” by Barb Karg and Arjean Spaite.

Have you ever read “Treasure Island” by Robert Louis Stevenson? “When young Jim Hawkins is left a treasure map by the dying buccaneer Billy Bones, he sets sail on the Hispaniola in search of the island. Among the crew, the one-legged Long John Silver becomes his greatest friend, but Silver has a shocking secret in store, and when they reach their destination, Jim faces danger and adventure greater than he could ever have imagined.” A truly great read! Continue reading

Kids’ Club Review by Ethan: The hobbit : or, There and back again

The hobbit : or, There and back againThe hobbit : or, There and back again, by Charles Dixon (1954-)

The Hobbit was a very interesting book.Each chapter had a adventure.My favourite chapter was Fire and Water, when the dragon attacked Laketown and Dale.The protagonist of the story was Mr Bilbo Baggins. Guess which character in the book is in the Lord of the Rings? The premis of the story was that the dwares lost all there gold and now they are going to work together to destroy the dragon and reclaim the gold.I would recommend this book to 6th grade or older,unless a 5th grade person is a really good reader.

4 stars

Reviewed by Ethan from Brooklyn and , 9 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Thomas: The lion, the witch and the wardrobe

The lion, the witch and the wardrobeThe lion, the witch and the wardrobe, by C. S. Lewis (1898-1963)

This book is the second book in the series, The Chronicles of Narnia.
Four siblings named Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy, went to a foster home to stay away from the war. In their foster home, they found a mysterious wardrobe, which took them to a strange place where magical things happen…

I would recommend this book for ages 8+

5 stars

Reviewed by Thomas from Tawa and , 11 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Thomas: Lone wolf

Lone wolfLone wolf, by Kathryn Lasky

This book is the first book from the series, Wolves of the Beyond, and is a great book to read.

The book is about a wolf pup named Faolan, who was sent down the river because he was cursed, after being born with a twisted paw. He was then picked up and taken care of by a bear, and has many fun and dangerous adventures.

I would recommend this book for ages 8+

5 stars

Reviewed by Thomas from Tawa and , 11 years old

Kids’ Club Review by keya: Thirst

ThirstThirst, by Lizzie Wilcock

Kandra Hooke doesn’t need anything, or anyone. On the way to her sixth foster home, she experiences a crash involving her, a dead driver and a kangaroo, then, she makes her move. Armed with a backpack, some clothes, a drink bottle, and a frayed photo of a mother she hasn’t seen in years, she heads into a fatal desert. There’s only one thing in her way.

Eight year old Solomon.

5 stars

Reviewed by keya from Central City and , 10 years old

Kids’ Club Review by keya: Into the white : Scott’s Antarctic odyssey

Into the white : Scott's Antarctic odysseyInto the white : Scott’s Antarctic odyssey, by Joanna Grochowicz

This book is so boring! I usally read a book in two hours, but I coudn’t even reach 50 pages in a WEEK! I dared my friend to read a random page out of a book, and a few minutes later she said,
“I couldn’t even read a page, this book is SOOOO boring!” This book is a danger zone, DO NOT READ!

1 stars

Reviewed by keya from Central City and , 10 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Keya: Forget me not

Forget me notForget me not, by Ellie Terry

Calliope June (Snow) is moving for the 10th time. This she hopes to be the last. She longs to stay in one place long enough to make a friend, and when she meets Jinsong, she hopes her luck will change for good.

4 stars

Reviewed by Keya from Central City and , 10 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Bella: No, David!

No, David!No, David!, by David Shannon (1959-)

This book tells you what you should not do and their is a very funny part when David is naked and we can see his bottom!!!!!

i recommend this book for ages 5-9.

5 stars

Reviewed by Bella from Tawa and , 8 years old