Kids’ Club Review by Gaurav: The worst book ever

The worst book everThe worst book ever, Elise Gravel

This book was just too kids it turns out that this book is a simple story. So really don’t judge this book by its cover. I think that this book is hard for five and six-year-olds to read and can’t be in this competition. This book finishes just before it starts and is not even too funny.

2 stars

Reviewed by Gaurav from Johnsonville and Raroa Normal Intermediate , 11 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Anna: The worst book ever

The worst book everThe worst book ever, Elise Gravel

This book is complicated. On one page, it is about a boring story with a princess and prince. It is full of spelling mistakes and is dull. On the other page, there are funny characters who are making comments about how boring the story is and how glad they are when it is ALL over. I thought this book was funny and the illustrations quirky. It makes you think about how some stories have the same plot. Is it the worst book ever? That’s for you to judge.

3 stars

Reviewed by Anna from Karori and Karori Normal School , 10 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Molly: The worst book ever

The worst book everThe worst book ever, Elise Gravel

This book is about the most boring (and possibly complicated) book ever. It is dry, uninteresting, and dull. The characters in the book are tired of the author’s boring style so fight against it. One side of the page has the boring story that is poorly written and full of typos, on the other are cute creatures complaining how bad the story is. I liked this book as it was weird and unusual. Small children would love this book as it is funny.

4 stars

Reviewed by Molly from Karori and Karori Normal School , 12 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Jessica: Klawde : evil alien warlord cat

Klawde : evil alien warlord catKlawde : evil alien warlord cat, by Johnny Marciano and Emily Chenoweth ; illustrated by Robb Mommaerts

This book was about an evil alien warlord cat and his owner. I liked this book because it was told from two perspectives, one from a cat, and one from a boy. I would recommend this book to people who like cats, space, or anything branching off that subject.

5 stars

Reviewed by Jessica from Miramar and Seatoun School , 8 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Ann: The worst book ever

The worst book everThe worst book ever, Elise Gravel

I think this book was so boring! Well kind of, on the left page of the book is not appropriate for children! so do not read this book.( I am serious!!!) well, if you are busting to read it, I recommend you to first close your eyes (or put on a face mask) and take out a black thick sharpie, open the book, feel for the left page and begin to scribble black all over it. Do not buy this book. I repeat: do not buy this book. I can’t believe I wasted my time reading this. Now I have to wash my eyes with soap. If I had to choose between reading this again or having all my teeth knocked out with a jackhammer, I would choose the second option. And by the way, count the pages kid. you must skip pages
37 & 38.

4 stars

Reviewed by Ann from Karori and Northland School , 7 years old

10 new junior comics to celebrate the new year!

Happy new year everyone! Head on down to your local branch, and celebrate the new year by getting your hands on 10 new junior comics in Children’s collection.

Enjoy!


Crush.

Jorge seems to have it all together. He’s big enough that nobody really messes with him, but he’s also a genuinely sweet guy with a solid, reliable group of friends. The only time he ever really feels off his game is when he crosses paths with a certain girl… But when the group dynamic among the boys starts to shift, will Jorge be able to balance what his friends expect of him and what he actually wants? When the group dynamic among Jorge’s friends starts to shift, he must learn to balance what his friends expect of him and what he really wants.


To dance : a memoir.

Ballerinas are young when they first dream of dance. Siena was six–and her dreams kept skipping and leaping, circling and spinning, from airy runs along a beach near her home in Puerto Rico, to dance classes at the School of American Ballet, to her debut performance on stage with the New York City Ballet while working with ballet legend George Balanchine. Part family history, part backstage drama, this beautifully updated graphic memoir–which features a refreshed design and a brand-new scrapbook of Siena’s mementoes–is an original, firsthand look a young dancer’s beginnings. Siena Siegel is an author and former dancer who trained at the School of American Ballet. To Dance is her story.


 Maker Comics: Draw a comic.

With Draw A Comic!, you’ll learn to create and print your own comic books! Follow these simple steps to sketch out your story ideas and ink a comic page. Learn which art supplies are best for drawing comics–you can use a pen, a brush, or even a computer. With the help of a photocopy machine, you can even self-publish your own comics and share them with your friends!


Maker Comics: Create a costume.

The comic convention is just a few short weeks away. All Bea and Parker need now are great costumes… But won’t the supplies and materials cost a fortune? Not if Bea and Parker follow a few simple instructions from Costume Critter, the world’s cutest cosplayer! With Maker Comics: Create a Costume! you can create fun, easy, budget-friendly costumes. And you don’t have to start from scratch: A few simple modifications can transform thrift store clothes into a variety of costumes. Even mastering the sewing machine isn’t as hard as it looks! You can make amazing costumes–all you need are the right tools, a little know-how, and a lot of imagination.


Maker Comics: Fix a car.

Before you get behind the wheel, learn what’s going on underneath the hood. Follow along as Ms. Gritt covers all the basics of preventative maintenance and roadside repairs. Colorful diagrams illustrate the inner workings of complex parts and systems. With Maker Comics: Fix a Car! you can keep your automobile in tip-top shape!


Scare City.

Scare City is the hub where all of the world’s ghouls, ghosts and goblins dwell in perfect harmony. Like any other urban city, it’s bustling with working class folk and thriving with a sense of culture and community! It took the monsters centuries to overcome their differences and develop a realm in which they could live together in peace, but when a mysterious light begins to steal people in the night, paranoia takes hold, revitalizing ancient tensions between clans and causing Scare City to fall back into the hands of angry, pitchfork-wielding mobs! Its fate rests, unexpectedly, in the hands of a compassionate zombie-witch baker, Gina, who doesn’t want to see her home be torn apart by hate, and is willing to do whatever it takes to bring everyone together once again.


The White Snake.

Young Randall dreams of adventures until one day he’s sent off on a mission to discover the neighboring king’s secret. When he returns, he’s thrown in a dungeon and despairs until Princess Tilda — the power behind the throne – entices him to compete for her hand. Courage, determination — and Tilda’s trust in him – toss him from one adventure to the next as he dives for a ring at the bottom of the ocean and searches for a Golden Apple from the Tree of Life. BEN NADLER’s modern version in comics highlights the timeless truth at the heart of this Grimm Brothers’ fairy tale in a way that is sure to delight and resonate with today’s young readers.


Smurf Salad.

The Smurfs have been unhappy lately with their meals as prepared by Chef Smurf. When Chef Smurf suggests to Papa Smurf to investigate what’s causing Farmer Smurf’s crops to be wilted and stunted, Papa Smurf whips up a potion that works a bit too well, not even he can predict that his Smurfs will smurf into Veggie-Smurfs!


Teen Titans go! : weirder things.

“Let’s rock! Here we go with more adventures with the funniest teenage superhero gang around – the stars of Teen Titans Go! to the Movies! All the Teen Titans wanted to do was enjoy a fun night out at a concert… but their plans change when Terra shows up to terrorize the team! Will paper beat rock when Robin leads the Titans in an origami attack against Terra? Then, the Titans are shunned by social media elites when a bad after-action photo reveals them as poseurs! Can they finalize a successful stance in time to defeat their next great menace? Plus, it’s game night at Titans Tower as Robin oversees a session of Basements and Basilisks as Game Master. When Raven plays a portal-casting spell, a real portal opens up and sucks the Titans into a dimension where strange things are happening! Check out these adventures and more in TEEN TITANS GO!: WEIRDER THINGS.”– Back cover.


Adventure Time : Season 11.

In the aftermath of The Great Gum War, Finn, Jake, and the entire land of Ooo make some new and unexpected friends.