Kids’ Club Review by Hannah: Pick Your Poison

Pick Your PoisonPick Your Poison, Lauren Child

This book is about Ruby Redfort, a code breaker for the spy agency, Spectrum. With the help of her butler/spy handler Hitch; she solves mysteries. Ruby comes face to face with villains. This book is thrilling and there’s lots of plot twists. This book is by Lauren Child who wrote Charlie and Lola, but the Ruby Redfort series is very different.
This book is good for ages 8 and half and older.

5 stars

Reviewed by Hannah from Cummings Park and , 9 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Keya: Once upon a crime

Once upon a crimeOnce upon a crime, by Michael Buckley (1969-)

For the first time since their parents were kidnapped, Sabrina and Daphne Grimm return to their hometown of New York City, to find the trickster King ,(Puck’s), family. But, the fairy-tale detectives get more than they bargained for in the Big Apple: wand-wielding fairy godfathers, swashbuckling Wall-Street pirates, subway-stealing dwarfs, and, worst of all, in the midst of all these urban everafters, a murderer.

4 stars

Reviewed by Keya from Central City, 11 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Nora: Lost puppy

Lost puppyLost puppy, by Clara Vulliamy

I sooo love awesome adventures and this series of books was one of them. They the Dotti Detective was solving an cool case of a missing puppy. I enjoyed reading it, it was an adventurous book!

5 stars

Reviewed by Nora from Tawa, 8 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Thomas: Dog Man

Dog ManDog Man, by Dav Pilkey (1966-)

This story is about a cop with a dog’s head called Dog Man!

Dog Man is the best out of all the other cops, because he can sniff out anything, can take down any bad guy and has a rivalry with a villain called Petey the Cat!

This book is in comic form and it makes me laugh out loud whenever I read it.

I would recommend it for ages 7 or 8 +.

5 stars

Reviewed by Thomas from Tawa and , 11 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Peehoo: The 13-storey treehouse

The 13-storey treehouseThe 13-storey treehouse, by Andy Griffiths

Andy and Terry’s 13-storey treehouse is the most amazing treehouse in the world! It’s got a bowling alley, a see-through swimming pool, a tank full of man-eating sharks, a giant catapult, a secret underground laboratory and a marshmallow machine that follows you around and shoots marshmallows into your mouth whenever you’re hungry.

Well, what are you waiting for? Come on up!

5 stars

Reviewed by Peehoo from Johnsonville and Johnsonville School , 11 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Peehoo: The 52-storey treehouse

The 52-storey treehouseThe 52-storey treehouse, by Andy Griffiths

Andy and Terry’s incredible, ever-expanding treehouse has 13 new storeys, including a watermelon-smashing level, a wave machine, a life-size snakes and ladders game (with real ladders and real snakes), a rocket-powered carrot-launcher, a Ninja Snail Training Academy and a high-tech detective agency with all the latest high-tech detective technology, which is lucky because they have a BIG mystery to solve – where is Mr Big Nose???

Well, what are you waiting for? Come on up!

4 stars

Reviewed by Peehoo from Johnsonville and Johnsonville School , 11 years old

Top 10 Children’s eBooks October 2016

So what were the most popular eBooks for October online readers?  Classics, modern and old feature in the Top 10,  British authors, J. K. Rowling, Tolkien and Kenneth Grahame are leading with their adventures taking their characters through dangerous encounters. Valuable friendships are the magic ingredient to these tales.  So keep your friends close people, who knows when adventure will knock on your door!

 

1. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by Jack Thorne, John Tiffany and J. K. Rowling

2. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, by J. K. Rowling

3. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, by J. K. Rowling

4. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, by J. K. Rowling

5. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, by J. K. Rowling

6. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, by J. K. Rowling

7. The Bungalow Mystery : Nancy Drew Mystery series, by Carolyn Keene

8. The Hobbit, by J. R. R. Tolkien

9. The Wind in the Willows, by Kenneth Grahame

10. Rodrick Rules : Diary of a Wimpy Kid, by Jeff Kinney

 

Top 10 Childrens DVDs July 2016

Long winter evenings are a great time to catch up with the latest movies.

It’s not just the one off movies people love to borrow from the library, there are the DVD series where you can follow characters through their many adventures. Building adventures with lego is great for your imagination and construction skills.  These building blocks have inspired quite a few series – do you know them all?

There’s: Legends of Chima,  Justice League, Ninjago Masters of SpinjitsuLEGO friends, Star Wars, Nexo KnightsBionicle and there’s a LEGO Scooby-Doo! Try saying all that in one breath!  Have I missed any? Let us know in the comments.

Here’s your Top 10 for July 2016: 

1. My little pony, friendship is magic

2. Inside out

3. Legends of Chima

4. Minions

5. Snoopy and Charlie Brown 

6. The good dinosaur

7. Strawberry Shortcake

8. Goosebumps

9. Geronimo Stilton

10. Rabbids invasion