Top 10 Children’s Fiction May 2017

So the Heffley family are taking over the internet! And the movie theatre! And the Library… well they can be found everywhere, you can even make your own Heffley family!

Here’s one I created earlier =)

Do you want to become the expert on Diary of a Wimpy kid? Right here, you can find quizzes, crosswords and activities all based on Greg Heffley! (Find out the answers first and then impress your friends =) It’s not cheating – it’s research!)

So how are the other favourites looking? Fun, dramatic fantasy and clever detecting all play a part in this May list.

 

  1. Tom Gates series, by Liz Pichon
  2. Diary of a wimpy kid series, by Jeff Kinney
  3. Storey treehouse series, by Andy Griffiths
  4. Harry Potter series, by J K Rowling
  5. Where’s Wally? by Martin Handford
  6. The Secret Seven, by Enid Blyton
  7. Fantastic beasts and where to find them, by J K Rowling
  8. Gangsta Granny, by David Walliams
  9. Dirty Bertie series, by Alan MacDonald
  10. Demon dentist, by David Walliams

 

 

How do you think these measure up? Let us know in the comments =)

Top 10 Children’s DVDs March 2017

The library is home to some great rent-able movies. Animation featuring talking animals has taken a bold step with The Secret Life of Pets. There are some bold animals in here that have little respect for humans! Some scary scenes in here for sensitive younger viewers, so watch with a weather eye! And then there are the animals that love humans so much they make sure only the best happens to them.  In the movie Storks, the birds famous for delivering babies make sure that the little human they care for reaches the best possible home.

Is your favourite in the Top 10?

  1. My little pony, friendship is magic.
  2. Zootopia
  3. Pete’s dragon
  4. Finding Dory
  5. The secret life of pets
  6. The BFG
  7. Ice age.
  8. Strawberry Shortcake.
  9. Storks
  10. LEGO Nexo knights

Top 10 Children’s eBooks February 2017

Adventures, supernatural foes and heroes of all shapes and sizes fill the pages of the eBooks available through the library’s Overdrive service.  Harry Potter dominates eBooks!  Other titles creeping up the ranks are also books that are movies. The recent Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children has a great cast featuring Chris O’Dowd, as a moody Dad and Peculiars, Eva Green and Judi Dench get some amazing special effects treatments in their bird transformations.  So book or movie? How do you rate the film versions of these books?  Let us know in the comments?

 

  1. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: The Official Script Book, by J. K.  Rowling, John Tiffany and Jack Thorne
  2. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, by J.K. Rowling
  3. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone J. K. Rowling,
  4. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, by J. K. Rowling
  5. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, by J. K. Rowling,
  6. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, by J. K. Rowling
  7. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, by Ransom Riggs
  8. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, by J.K. Rowling
  9. The Hobbit, by  J. R. R. Tolkien
  10. Mockingjay: The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins

Kids’ Club Review by Julius: Stormasaurix

StormasaurixStormasaurix, by Mac Park

I like the book because they have amazing robots and machines. The good guys are Kai, bc BMC and they won over the stormasaurix. It’s a book about defeating the stormasaurix. A stormasaurix is a three headed dragon but it first started two..

5 stars

Reviewed by Julius from Tawa and , 8 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Peehoo: The paper bag princess

The paper bag princessThe paper bag princess, by Robert N. Munsch (1945-)

This book is really good but I think I am a little bit old for it. It’s about a princess a dragon and a paper bag. How can that all go together? Read and find out!!! I recommend it to children 6 to 9. Have Fun!

5 stars

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

Kids’ Club Review by Arav: Dragon quest

Dragon quest, by Allan Baillie (1943-)

Beautiful book with a great story. I loves dragons and knights. This beautiful book is about a boy and knight traveling afar to find a dragon. The pictures are not very bright, that makes it like back in time to the Dark Ages. Its a cool book.

4 stars

Reviewed by Arav from Johnsonville and West Park School , 6 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Enerel: The paper bag princess

The paper bag princessThe paper bag princess, by Robert N. Munsch (1945-)

This book has twenty-six pages and no chapters.

This is a magnificent story about how the princess saved the prince.

I think the author named it the “Paper bag princess” because a dragon blew her castle with fire and she was going to save Ronald prince but the only thing she could wear was the paper bag. The prince and princess did not marry because the prince said something mean. I learnt from this book that do not be mean like Ronald. I recommend this book people who are mean like Ronald.

5 stars

Reviewed by Enerel from Newtown and Newtown School , 6 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Hannah: The paper bag princess

The paper bag princessThe paper bag princess, by Robert N. Munsch (1945-)

I like this because of the lovely illustrations. It is about a princess called Elizabeth. She has to marry a prince named Ronald. But then one day a dragon takes away Ronald and breaks down her castle. She finds she is wearing a paper bag; that is why she called the paper bag princess. The book is good for anyone who likes picture books about princesses.

3 stars

Reviewed by Hannah from Cummings Park and Ngaio School , 6 years old