Kids’ Club Review by Josie: The clue in the diary

The clue in the diaryThe clue in the diary, by Carolyn Keene

This book was a great but easy read, the fire in the start of the book made the mystery start from the very first page! Honey sounded very cute, and I really felt sorry for mr Swenson when he was arrested! Ned Nickerson was a great addition to the characters as well!

4 stars

Reviewed by Josie from Cummings Park and Seatoun School , 11 years old

Let’s Go LEGO Schedule Update

With another new year comes another set of LEGO adventures for Wellington library-goers! We’re making some changes to the Let’s Go LEGO schedule this year, so check the days and times below to see when it’s on at your local library!

Khandallah Library: 1st Friday of the month, 3:30-4:30pm
Cummings Park (Ngaio) Library: 2nd Thursday of the month, 3:30-4:30pm
Mervyn Kemp (Tawa) Library: 2nd Thursday of the month, 3:30-4:30pm
Johnsonville Library: 2nd Friday of the month, 3:30-4:30pm
Karori Library: 3rd Saturday of the month, 2:00-3:00pm

Let’s Go LEGO is a free, interactive LEGO-based programme for children aged 5+. In Let’s Go LEGO, your creative skills will be put to the test as you use the library’s LEGO collections to design and build your masterpieces. Each session will have a different theme that will inspire you to hone your skills and become your library’s very own LEGO legend.

For more information, contact your local branch library.

Kids’ Club Review by Seri: The Bad Guys. Episode 2, Mission unpluckable

The Bad Guys. Episode 2, Mission unpluckableThe Bad Guys. Episode 2, Mission unpluckable, Aaron Blabey

This book was really good. It was really funny, and had lots of pictures, and they were saving chickens that were trapped, that aren’t free range. The snake just wanted to eat the chickens!

I read it by myself and with my sister, but mostly by myself. It made me laugh sometimes, and it was fun to do different voices in my head and when I was reading aloud for all the different characters.

by Seri the Bear

5 stars

Reviewed by Seri from Cummings Park and Wadestown School , 7 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Seri: Hero of the Sea: Sir Peter Blake’s mighty ocean quests

Syndetics book coverHero of the sea : Sir Peter Blake’s mighty ocean quests by David Hill ; illustrated by Phoebe Morris.

Sir Peter Blake was a sailor on the sea, and he was a very good sailor. He always loved the sea. One day he met a woman that he liked and then they went sailing together. He helped protect the environment. He married the woman, and they had children who liked the sea too and supported their father. But sadly one day he got killed by pirates who came onto their ship.

The pictures were really amazing. I liked this book!

5 stars

Reviewed by Seri from Cummings Park and Wadestown School , 7 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Josie: The secret of Shadow Ranch

The secret of Shadow RanchThe secret of Shadow Ranch, by Carolyn Keene

I enjoyed reading this book very much, the phantom horse was a very cool idea, and alice’s Father being missing was another part that I liked. The setting and the new characters where also part of the reason why I liked reading this book

This is the correct review, the other title was a mistake, I got my Nancy dress mixed up!

4 stars

Reviewed by Josie from Cummings Park and Seatoun School , 11 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Alexander: Dog Man : lord of the fleas

Dog Man : lord of the fleasDog Man : lord of the fleas, written and illustrated by Dav Pilkey as George Beard and Harold Hutchins

This is a comic book story. I thought this book was very funny. It really made me laugh when Petey (cat) tells his story and Li’l Petey interrupts all the time (in chapter two). These are easy to read. There are also pages at the back with step-by-step instructions on how to draw the different characters. I love those.

5 stars

Reviewed by Alexander from Cummings Park and Karori West Normal School , 8 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Alexander: Star Wars maker lab

Star Wars maker labStar Wars maker lab, Liz Lee Heinecke and Cole Horton

This book is an instruction manual for StarWars themed art&craft and science experiment fun. It has very clear easy to follow steps (and things that you mostly have at home). I really like the Lightsaber Duel. You can make your own light saber which looks like it has a real glowing blade. It is smaller than a real one though – so I am going to try and make a bigger one, I also love the R2D2 Holoprojector. I am going to make that next. You need a mobile phone for this, but I am going to try and make it with a torch and clear film.

5 stars

Reviewed by Alexander from Cummings Park and Karori West Normal School , 8 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Seri: Dog Man and Cat Kid

Dog Man and Cat KidDog Man and Cat Kid, written and illustrated by Dav Pilkey as George Beard and Harold Hutchins

Well, the man and the dog were outside and then they fell into a bush, and then the body of the dog was going to die, but his head was still alive. The head of the man was dead, but his body wasn’t, and then the nurse was like “I have an idea, that Dog, we can sew his head onto the man’s body!”

There was a baddie called Petey, and he tried to make the little cat go over to his side (the bad side). The little kitty made up jokes that all ended with diarrhoea.

5 stars

Reviewed by Seri from Cummings Park and Wadestown School , 7 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Seri: The gruffalo

The gruffaloThe gruffalo, written by Julia Donaldson ; illustrated by Axel Scheffler

There was a little mouse, and a gruffalo. All the animals tried to eat the mouse, but he just said “there’s a gruffalo who’d like to eat you. He’s coming to tea with me” but he didn’t think that the gruffalo actually existed. But he DID! Then at the end the gruffalo tries to eat the mouse!

5 stars

Reviewed by Seri from Cummings Park and Wadestown School , 7 years old