Kids’ Club Review by Jacob: Top of the class (nearly)

Top of the class (nearly)Top of the class (nearly), by Liz Pichon

It was a very funny book.

My favourite part was when buster told Tom all the funny nicknames for the teachers the funniest
nickname was for Mr Fullerman (mr fuller-bum). That nickname made me laugh out loud. If you like very funny books, you should read this book.

5 stars

Reviewed by Jacob from Cummings Park and Ngaio School , 9 years old

Step into Spring with this great selection of new kids fiction from your Library!

Image courtesy of SyndeticsRubies and Runaways by Janine Beacham

“During a service at Yorke’s Cathedral, a young boy bursts in, declaring that his sister has been kidnapped. Soon Rose finds herself tangled up in a mystery involving fake antiques, a maodorous factory and a secret society of chimney sweeps. Tea is brewing and so is murder…” – back cover.


Image courtesy of SyndeticsArchie Greene and the Raven’s Spell by D.D Everest

Archie Green and his friends have been rewritng the magic spells contained within books, but someone is using their power for evil.




Image courtesy of SyndeticsRowan Oakwing by E.J Clarke

“There’s a strange magic to London parks. When the sun sets and the gates are closed, tiny winged creatures come to life. The only way to meet them is to become one. And if you become one, there’s no way back. Rowan cries herself to sleep in Hyde Park and wakes up ten centimetres tall, with tiny oak-leaf wings. She’s about to go on an adventure in the hidden world of fairies and foxes. But Rowan’s quest will be perilous, with fearsome enemies at her heels. If she wants to get home, she’ll need to find the courage she never knew she had, and discover powers she’d never even imagined …” — Back cover. 


Image courtesy of SyndeticsLet’s Pretend We Never Met by Melissa Walker

If it were up to Mattie Markham, there would be a law that said your family wasn’t allowed to move in the middle of the school year. After all, sixth grade is hard enough without wondering if you’ll be able to make new friends or worrying that the kids in Pennsylvania won’t like your North Carolina accent. But when Mattie meets her next-door neighbor and classmate, she begins to think maybe she was silly to fear being the “new girl.” Agnes is like no one Mattie has ever met — she’s curious, hilarious, smart, and makes up the best games. If winter break is anything to go by, the rest of the school year should be a breeze. Only it isn’t, because when vacation ends and school starts, Mattie realizes something: At school Agnes is known as the weird girl who no one likes. All Mattie wants is to fit in (okay, and maybe be a little popular too), but is that worth ending her friendship with Agnes?

Kids’ Club Review by Olivia: The great expanding guinea pig & Beware of the Snowblobs!

The great expanding guinea pig & Beware of the Snowblobs!The great expanding guinea pig & Beware of the Snowblobs!, by Karen McCombie

I think You,me and thing is a really interesting book.The characters are all very unique and different but they make the story awesome.I recommend this book for kids to read themselves or have it read to them and I recommend it for ages 7+.It was funny and interesting and my favourite character is Thing which you can meet if you read the book.

4 stars

Reviewed by Olivia from Cummings Park and Raroa Normal Intermediate , 11 years old