Kids’ Club Review by Charlie: The magic faraway tree

The magic faraway treeThe magic faraway tree, by Enid Blyton

I thought it was really funny because he is kind of deaf eg. is someone said to him “have a plum” he will say “oh have you hurt your thumb” in the book what happens is they are sad because they have to move house but ten they find that they love the new house and the wood behind it… I would recommend it for ages 5 plus because it isn”t scary at all it’s really exciting

5 stars

Reviewed by Charlie from Karori, 8 years old

Top 5 New Non Fiction of 2017 – Part Two.

Hey kids! Check out the latest instalment of top 5 junior non fiction of 2017! This post features books filled with tasty treats, help you master skills on how to be a professional football player and some good old folk tales fashioned folklore that teach moral lessons.

Enjoy!

image courtesy of syndeticsEnid Blyton Jolly Good Food.

Jolly good food, indeed! Reading this cookbook makes my mouth water! With this cookbook, inspired by Enid Blyton’s stories, you master the perfect way to share the pleasure of making and eating food with your child. Jam packed full of yummy recipes, beautiful artwork and extracts from Enid Blyton’s writing that will inspire children – and the whole family – to get busy in the kitchen. Ideal for picnics, kids’ parties and barbecues. Librarian’s choice all the way!

image courtesy of syndeticsGoal!

Who is the greatest striker ever to play football? How do you do the Cruyff turn? Where is the perfect place is to put a penalty? How far do players run during a match? Goal! doesn’t just tell you the answers – it shows you. With bright, imaginative info-graphics and eye catching artworks, football facts leap off the page. Did you know that more than 40 million footballs are produced each year?! Packed with vital tips and tricks, as well as astounding, mind-boggling stats, from the origins of football to the FIFA World Cup, it focuses on information that won’t date. Goal! is a vibrant, visual guide to everything you need to know about the world’s most popular game – football!

image courtesy of syndeticsThe Rough Face Girl.

In this Algonquin Indian version of the Cinderella story, the Rough-Face Girl and her two beautiful but heartless sisters compete for the affections of the Invisible Being. A beautifully told story that ensures that the good are rewarded and the wicked are punished. Librarian’s choice all the way!

 

image courtesyNorse Myths.

The stories of dazzling magic and thrilling journeys tell of the creation of the nine worlds and follow Odin with his one eye, Thor with his mighty hammer and Loki the shape-shifting trickster on their adventures until the final great battle of Ragnarok. In this stunning collection of myths, the strange world of ancient magic, gods, giants and dwarfs is unforgettably imagined.

image courtesy of syndeticsCrazy about Cats.
“Did you know that the fishing cat has partially webbed paws for catching fish? Or that pumas can leap over 15 feet into trees? There are roughly 38 species of cats today, each one superbly adapted to their environment – whether that be in the rainforest or the desert!”–Publisher.

Kids’ Club Review by Caitlin: The Secret Seven

The Secret SevenThe Secret Seven, by Enid Blyton

This is a great book about the secret seven. Seven kids get together and decide to start a club-The secret seven. But will it just lead them into danger?
Find out what Peter, Janet, Colin, Jack, George, Pam and Barbara will get up to on their first adventure!

4 stars

Reviewed by Caitlin from Island Bay and St Francis De Sales School , 11 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Caitlin: Secret Seven adventure

Secret Seven adventureSecret Seven adventure, by Enid Blyton

When the secret seven have their meeting, they find out that a priceless pearl necklace has been stolen! And right under their noses, too! Can the secret seven discover the thief before its too late?

4 stars

Reviewed by Caitlin from Island Bay and St Francis De Sales School , 11 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Caitlin: Go ahead, Secret Seven

Go ahead, Secret SevenGo ahead, Secret Seven, by Enid Blyton

After solving their last mystery, the Secret Seven think they’re on to something. But George soon gets into trouble, and its up to Scamper, the Secret Sevens dog, to protect the rest of the gang as they go off in search of some missing pedigree dogs.

3 stars

Reviewed by Caitlin from Island Bay and St Francis De Sales School , 11 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Caitlin: Secret Seven win through

Secret Seven win throughSecret Seven win through, by Enid Blyton

The secret seven have a new hiding place! But when an intruder disturbs their meeting, its up to the Secret Seven to find out who it is and maybe even stop them from stealing something? And maybe Jacks little sister, Susie could help?

3 stars

Reviewed by Caitlin from Island Bay and St Francis De Sales School , 11 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Caitlin: Three cheers, Secret Seven

Three cheers, Secret SevenThree cheers, Secret Seven, by Enid Blyton

After solving their last mystery, the seven are excited to finally have a break. but when peter goes looking for jacks model plane, he realises that there is a gas fire burning in one of the rooms. Who is hiding there and why? Maybe this is another mystery for the seven to solve!

3 stars

Reviewed by Caitlin from Island Bay and St Francis De Sales School , 11 years old