Kids’ Club Review by Caitlin: Captain Underpants and the preposterous plight of the Purple Potty people : the eighth epic novel by

Captain Underpants and the preposterous plight of the Purple Potty people : the eighth epic novel byCaptain Underpants and the preposterous plight of the Purple Potty people : the eighth epic novel by, by Dav Pilkey (1966-)

These books are really good, funny and really entertaining. I like how theres drawings throughout the book and the author gets straight into the story. These books are probably more for boys but some girls could enjoy this too. I would recommend this book ages 6+

4 stars

Reviewed by Caitlin from Island Bay and St Francis De Sales School , 11 years old

Top 10 Children’s fiction April 2016

If you know what it’s like to pick other people’s noses or survive tinned tongue at the dinner table it’s highly likely you’ve read one the David Walliam‘s books in April’s Top 10.

Grandpa’s great escape proves you’re never too old to adventure, take a look at the author reading the book right here.  And when it comes to the trials of Zoe and the safety of her pet Armitage… prepare to be slightly (or maybe a bit more) disgusted by the characters in Ratburger.

Have you ever had to rescue one of your pets from dire circumstances? Let us know your adventures in the comments.

 

Here’s your top 10:

1. Diary of a wimpy kid, by Jeff Kinney

2. Tom Gates. by Liz Pichon

3. Storey-treehouse series, by Andy Griffiths

4. Dirty Bertie series, by Alan MacDonald

5. Where’s Wally? by Martin Handford

6. Big Nate series, by Lincoln Peirce

7. Grandpa’s great escape, by David Walliams

8. Captain Underpants and the sensational saga of Sir Stinks-A-Lot, by Dav Pilkey

9. Puppy love, by Rachel Renee Russell

10. Ratburger, by David Walliams

Top children’s fiction authors for May

Here’s a joke: Why did the librarian slip over? Because she was in the non-friction section!! Get it?

No one like falling over, so we aren’t going to talk about non-fiction today. This post is all about FICTION.

We love fiction, you love fiction, everyone loves fiction! So here are the most popular children’s fiction authors for this month, based on how many of their books have been borrowed from the library.

 

1. Daisy Meadows (Rainbow Magic, Magic Animal Friends series)

2. Geronimo Stilton (Geronimo and Thea Stilton series)

3. Enid Blyton (classics stories of adventure and bad behaviour)

4. Erin Hunter (Warriors series)

5. Sally Rippin (Billie B Brown and Hey Jack series)

6. Jeff Kinney (Diary of a Wimpy Kid series)

7. Adam Blade (Beast Quest series)

8. Jacqueline Wilson (amazing stories about different lives and adventures)

9. Liz Pichon (Tom Gates series, and picture books)

10. Rick Riordan (Percy Jackson series)

11. Roald Dahl (Charlie and the chocolate factory and other funny tales)

12. Andy Griffiths (Storey-treehouse series)

13. Megan McDonald (Judy Moody and Stick series)

14. Dav Pilkey (Captain Underpants series)

15. Francesca Simon (Horrid Henry series)

16. Alan MacDonald (Dirty Bertie series)

17. H. I. Larry (Zac Powers series)

18. David Walliams (Hilarious stories)

19. Jacqueline Harvey (Alice Miranda series)

20. Rachel Renee Russell (Dork Diaries series)

Top 10 Childrens fiction March 2016

There’s a great mix of new and classic authors in the  Top 10 for March. The Fantastic Mr Fox has some cool adaptations in the Library.  The film is available on DVD and…. as an outdoor movie coming up on April 16 at Kahurangi School in Strathmore. Got the Fantastic Fox buzz? if you’re interested in something on the theatrical side there’s the play!  Have you taken part in the play? Let us know in the comments.

 

Here are your Top 10 for March:

1. Diary of a wimpy kid, by Jeff Kinney

2. Tom Gates, by Liz Pichon

3. Storey Treehouse Series, by Andy Griffith

4. Dirty Bertie, Alan MacDonald

5. Where’s Wally? by Martin Handford

6. Big Nate, by Lincoln Peirce

7. Once Upon a Dork, by  Rachel Renée Russell

8. Harry Potter and the philosopher’s stone, J. K. Rowling

9. Captain Underpants and the sensational saga of Sir Stinks-A-Lot, by Dav Pilkey

10. Fantastic Mr Fox, by Roald Dahl

Top 10 Children’s fiction for January 2016

Summer holiday reading has paid off for Liz Pichon who has the potential to knock Diary of a Wimpy Kid out of the top spot with her amazing Tom Gates book series!

Wondering how authors become people who create stories? Lauren Child has a great website with some encouraging notes for those budding authors out there.  Ruby Redfort fans can pit their wits against code cracker for high security info or take the Spectrum test.  And… paper backs, check out the process for the cover shoots for Look into my eyes, Catch your death, Take your last breath and Feel the fear.

Ever redesigned the book cover for your favourite read? Let us know in the comments.

 

1. Diary of a wimpy kid, by Jeff Kinney

2. Tom Gates, by Liz Pichon

3. Treehouse series by Andy Griffiths

4. Dirty Bertie, by Alan MacDonald

5. Where’s Wally? by Martin Handford

6. Big Nate, by Lincoln Peirce

7. Ruby Redfort, by Lauren Child

8. Captain Underpants and the sensational saga of Sir Stinks-A-Lot, by Dav Pilkey

9. Demon dentist, by David Walliams

10. Magnus Chase and the sword of summer by Rick Riordan

Kids’ Club Review by Emma: Captain Underpants and the Perilous Plot of Professor Poopypants

Captain Underpants and the Perilous Plot of Professor Poopypants, by Dav Pilkey

George and Harold’s science teacher had quit. Professor Poopypants sees the ad, goes in and gets the jog. When Professor Poopypants tells everyone his name, they all laugh, and laugh and laugh… for an entire day! Professor Poppypants works on an invention, grows it to a giant size and tries to take over the world. He renames everyone and shrinks Captain Underpants! What happens next?

5 stars

Reviewed by Emma from Johnsonville and West Park School , 9 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Emma: Captain Underpants and the Invasion of the Incredibly Naughty Cafeteria Ladies from Outer Space

Captain Underpants and the Invasion of the Incredibly Naughty Cafeteria Ladies from Outer Space, by Dav Pilkey

Principal Krupp has just lost the cafeteria ladies because George and Harold had played so many pranks on them. The cafeteria ladies just had enough and quit. In came in the aliens disguised as cafeteria ladies. Mr Krupp hired them but the cafeteria ladies made a huge army of children zombie nerds. George, Harold and Captain Underpants have to stop the cafeteria ladies from destroying the planet. In the end, it all works out with Captain Underpants getting superpowers!

5 stars

Reviewed by Emma from Johnsonville and West Park School , 9 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Emma: Captain Underpants and the Attack of the Talking Toilets

Captain Underpants and the Attack of the Talking Toilets, by Dav Pilkey

Captain Underpants is back again! Mr Krupp has turned into Captain Underpants and saves the world from talking toilets. The talking toilets were dangerous as they ate the other teachers. Captain Underpants has to defeat the talking toilets with George and Harold but how?

5 stars

Reviewed by Emma from Johnsonville and West Park School , 9 years old