Some exciting new kids fiction books for you to enjoy!!!

Here’s an exciting selection of the newest Kids Fiction books to hit the shelves at your local library!  Get your homework done and snuggle up warm with your duvet and one of these!

The Lost Staff of Wonders by Raymond ArroyoImage courtesy of Syndetics

When the storied Staff of Moses responsible for summoning the plagues of ancient Egypt vanishes from the museum in Perilous Falls, Will Wilder is suspect number one. As the river runs with blood, sharp-toothed frogs surround his home, and clouds of swarming gnats choke the streets, Will must rely on his supernatural ability, everything he learned from his training, and help from his friends, siblings, and Great-Aunt Lucille to find the missing staff and unmask the hidden evil before time runs out for all of them.

Image courtesy of SyndeticsBattle of the Heroes by Kate Forsyth

The quest comes to an end as Tom, Quinn, Elanor and Sebastian return to Wolfhaven with their four magical beasts and the gifts they bear. Will they be in time to stop Lord Mortlake’s deadly plot?



The Worst Years of My Life by James PattersonImage courtesy of Syndetics

Rafe Khatchadorian has enough problems at home without throwing his first year of middle school into the mix. Luckily, he’s got an ace plan for the best year ever, if only he can pull it off. With his best friend Leonardo the Silent awarding him points, Rafe tries to break every rule in his school’s oppressive Code of Conduct. Chewing gum in class – 5,000 points! Running in the hallway – 10,000 points! Pulling the fire alarm – 50,000 points! But when Rafe’s game starts to catch up with him, he’ll have to decide if winning is all that matters, or if he’s finally ready to face the rules, bullies, and truths he’s been avoiding.

Image courtesy of SyndeticsChitty Chitty Bang Bang Over the Moon by Frank Cottrell Boyce

When Big Ben takes off like a rocket after the World Cup, it takes a visit to the moon and the help of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’s previous owners, the Pott family, to save Chitty and Little Harry.



Stick Cat by Tom WatsonImage courtesy of Syndetics

While admiring the view of the city from his friend Edith’s apartment, Stick Cat notices that Hazel, the bagel maker, is in danger across the alley, and he devises a plan to rescue her.


Kids’ Club Review by Keya: The princess and the pearl

The princess and the pearlThe princess and the pearl, by E. D Baker

Do not be fooled by the name!!! this book is actually a really good book. When Annie’s Father and uncle fall ill with the deadly disease the creeping blue, and no doctor can cure them, Annie, her husband Liam, Adun and his wife Millie head out to skull cove to find the witch doctor Ting-tang, but then find out that the cure is a giant pearl held by a sea witch, Annie’s resistance to magic means she’s the only one who can battle the witch.

A great addition to the wide-awake princess series and a great 6th book.

4 stars

Reviewed by Keya from Central City and , 9 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Zahra: Charlotte’s web

Charlotte's webCharlotte’s web, by E. B. White (1899-1985,)

This book is about a girl named Fern who had a pig named Wilbur. They had a friend called Charlotte who was a spider. He was going to the fair. She made webs so Wilbur wouldn’t die. When it was nearly the end she died.

Fern and Wilbur were my favourite characters. I did not like the rat because he was being mean. The bad guys were the people and animals that wanted to turn Wilbur into bacon. I did not like the rotten egg.

I liked all the pictures and I liked it because Wilbur did not die. It was a funny story.

I learnt that some people can do nice things. Charlotte did nice things for Wilbur.

I think the animals seemed real. They talked but humans couldn’t hear them.

It was sad because Charlotte died. If I could give it a different ending it would be that Charlotte could meet her babies and she could survive.

If I could give it a different title it would be Charlotte’s Pig.

This is one of my favourite books. I recommend this book to boys and girls, all ages.

5 stars

Reviewed by Zahra from Karori and , 7 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Peehoo: It’s Raining Cupcakes

It's Raining CupcakesIt’s Raining Cupcakes, by Lisa Schroeder

Isabell has ALWAYS wanted to go out of her little town Oregon. When she’s sees a Baking Contest Advertisement that might take her to NYC she decides to work day and night for it.

I loved the way of was written! It was like I was travelling with Isabell! After a bit of research I found out that there’s 2 more books in the series! YIPPEE! I would definitely recommend this book to my friends and all of you who are reading this. 🙂

5 stars

Reviewed by Peehoo from Johnsonville and , 11 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Sabeen: Grandpa’s great escape

Grandpa's great escapeGrandpa’s great escape, by David Walliams (1971-)

David Walliams is my favourite author.This one is the book I most love about David Walliams because of the amazing adventures Jack and grandpa had
This book is about a twelve year old boy named Jack and his grandfather, who was a famous pilot during the second world war. However, as Grandpa slowly becomes older, he starts to believe that the war is still happening, so he starts calling his grandson ‘Squadron Leader’ and is always inventing plans to defeat .

One day, he disappears from his flat for a whole week and is found in the most unexpected place and at the most unexpected time. But, his condition is becoming worse every day and he is arrested by the police.. He got sent to Twilight Towers the mysterious old folk home but his grandson loves him so much so Jack and grandpa plans a great escape to get out of the Twilight towers.Then it all starts to go wrong .The staff is really spiteful at twilight towers and it was difficult to escape.His mum and dad want his grandpa to go to Twilight towers so he had to make secret visits during the night.Finally there plan was successful because of the wonderful relation they had.

I would rate this book a 10/10 because it feels like that you are in that situation.The category of this book is realistic fiction.
I would recommend it for 8-12 years readers who are really into that type of a genre

By Sabeen from Johnsonville library

5 stars

Reviewed by Sabeen from Johnsonville and , 10 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Elyse: When I am happiest

When I am happiestWhen I am happiest, by Rose Lagercrantz

The book is about a girl called Dani. She is happy many times in her life. So she has written a book about her life called My Happy life. This is the second to last day of Dani’s first year of school. Dani’s best friend Ella has moved to out of town but today something bad happens to Dani’s dad that makes Dani’s life go upside down.

I like this book because it is an interesting book and Dani is a friendly girl.
I think it should be good for children who are six year old and above.

5 stars

Reviewed by Elyse from Miramar and , 6 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Avin: Teresa

TeresaTeresa, by Deborah Abela (1966-)

This book is amazing. It was so interesting that every page I turned I wanted to read more. Teresa takes us along with her on her sad and exciting journey. At the end of the book it had left me on a cliff hanger. I wish there was more to the story.

5 stars

Reviewed by Avin from Johnsonville and , 10 years old