Kids’ Club Review by Keya: The princess and the pearl

The princess and the pearlThe princess and the pearl, by E. D Baker

Do not be fooled by the name!!! this book is actually a really good book. When Annie’s Father and uncle fall ill with the deadly disease the creeping blue, and no doctor can cure them, Annie, her husband Liam, Adun and his wife Millie head out to skull cove to find the witch doctor Ting-tang, but then find out that the cure is a giant pearl held by a sea witch, Annie’s resistance to magic means she’s the only one who can battle the witch.

A great addition to the wide-awake princess series and a great 6th book.

4 stars

Reviewed by Keya from Central City and , 9 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Keya: Save me a seat

Save me a seatSave me a seat, by Sarah Weeks

Ravi is the new kid at Albert Einstein elementary school, and being Indian doesn’t help. When he meets Joe, he thinks Joe’s a bully, but first impressions are often wrong. This book’s very good, and I couldn’t take my eyes off it.

4 stars

Reviewed by Keya from Central City and , 9 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Keya: A question of magic

A question of magicA question of magic, by E. D Baker

Serafina is just a innocent normal village girl, that is, until she gets a letter from a great-aunt she’s never heard of. She sets of to find her home, only to come to realise that her great-aunt is actually the one and only, Baba-yaga! she now has to take over the role of Baba-yaga, and she realises that with every question she answers, she gets older. the only way to get young again is to drink the blue rose tea, which has spilt. Alek, her fiance, has the hard job of getting it and making the tea. Will he get back in time???

4 stars

Reviewed by Keya from Central City and , 9 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Keya: The girl who rode the wind

The girl who rode the windThe girl who rode the wind, by Stacy Gregg

After a incident involving a boy and his nose, Lola Champione (12) is sent on a trip to Italy with her Nonna, she hears about her Nonna’s past, revealing a dark shame that has hung over the Championes ever since the second world war, AND being chosen to ride in the palio, the most dangerous horse race in the world, is a great pressure to be put on her shoulders…

4 stars

Reviewed by Keya from Central City and , 9 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Keya: The princess and the page

The princess and the pageThe princess and the page, by Christina Farley (1973-)

Kiera is a word-weaver, people with the power to bring stories to life with a magical pen, but doesn’t know it until a near-successful robbery occurs, allowing her to find her grandmothers old word-weaver pen. Kiera and her best friend Bella enter a girls World competition, where you get to write your own fairy-tale, and she writes the end with her pen, and maybe it just might come true…

4 stars

Reviewed by Keya from Central City and , 9 years old

ComicFest is here!

Who likes comics? I do and I know where I’m going to be on Saturday the 6th of May from 9.30am to 5pm, at Wellington Central Library for ComicFest!

We have all sorts of fun activities on offer. Learn how to create your own comic book character, dress up as your favourite comic book character and enter the Cosplay competition, hear about how the new “Thunderbirds Are Go” movie was re-imagined for todays audience and lots of other exciting stuff.

Best of all there are free comics being given away and lots of exciting prizes to be won!

Don’t forget to check out all the wonderful comics and graphic novels that we have at the libraries. One of my favourites has to be Tintin by Herge. This comic hero has his faithful dog Snowy by his side and is aided in his adventures by a cast of colourful characters (see if you can spot Snowy at ComicFest.)

 

 

Syndetics book coverAsterix by Goscinny and Underzo of course is an all time classic and the names of the characters still make me laugh! Set in a little village in Gaul the comics tell the story of Asterix and his best friend Obelix and their numerous adventures through the ancient World. This comic series is one of the most popular all over the World.

 

 

 

Image from SyndeticsBut comics can also have little or few words and really focus on the story through the pictures. Polo: The Runaway Book by Regis Faller, tells an exciting story through colourful pictures taking you on an adventure over the sea and flying through the sky as the characters make friends with each other while searching for the stolen book.

 

 

Image from SyndeticsLittle Robot by Ben Hatke uses very few words to tell the story of a friendship between a lonely child and a small lost and confused robot. They both show initiative and courage to overcome another evil robot and save the day.

So why not try reading some of our fabulous comics here or better still try writing and illustrating your own!

Kids’ Club Review by Ruby: Rudolph shines again

Rudolph shines again , by Robert L May

I think that rudolph shines again is the beast book because it has more good words .I like how rudolph helps the poor bunnies .

5 stars

Reviewed by Ruby from Central City and , 7 years old