Picture Books and DVDs for 2020!

Hey Kids! Check out the latest Children’s Picture Books and DVDs at Wellington City Libraries! Grab them before summer ends!

Enjoy!

The Pigeon HAS to Go to school!

The pigeon must go to school, but frets about math, learning the alphabet, heavy backpacks, and what the teacher and other birds will think of him.

The Cool Bean.

Everyone knows the cool beans. They’re sooooo cool. And then there’s the uncool has-bean … Always on the sidelines, one bean unsuccessfully tries everything he can to fit in with the crowd–until one day the cool beans show him how it’s done.

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The Bad Seed.

The bad seed changes his mind about being bad and decides that he wants to be happy.

The Good Egg.

When the other eggs in his carton behave badly, the good egg feels like he needs to be perfect.

Angry Cookie.

What happens when a little cookie gets up on the wrong side of bed? Prepare to fall absolutely in love with this irresistible cookie, crumbly chocolate chips and all. OH NO! Barbra the cactus won’t stop playing her recorder, the yummy strawberry toothpaste has run out, and now to top it all off Cookie has to have his hair cut!


PAW patrol. Pups chase a mystery.

No mystery is too big and no clue is too small in these 7 thrilling PAW Patrol cases! Join Chase and the whole pack as they work to discover who stole a special stargazing telescope, track down a mischievous phone thief and embark on an adventure to catch a mysterious werepuppy. Plus, the pups throw Chase a secret surprise birthday party!

 



image courtesy of amazon.comMaleficent. Mistress of evil.

Maleficent travels to a grand old castle to celebrate young Aurora’s upcoming wedding to Prince Phillip. While there, she meets Aurora’s future mother-in-law — a conniving queen who hatches a devious plot to destroy the land’s fairies. Hoping to stop her, Maleficent joins forces with a seasoned warrior and a group of outcasts to battle the queen and her powerful army.

 

Kids’ Club Review by Isabella: The house with chicken legs

The house with chicken legsThe house with chicken legs, Sophie Anderson

This book is amazing! As Marinka and her grand mother baba guide the dead. Marinka wants so much more than this life she has. But when her grand mother suddenly disappears Marinka must guide the dead on her own otherwise things could go horribly wrong…

5 stars

Reviewed by Isabella from Miramar and Seatoun School , 10 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Jasmine: Max & the Midknights

Max & the MidknightsMax & the Midknights, Lincoln Peirce

This book is really funny from the first word to the last word. Max, Millie, Simon, Kevyn and Max’s Uncle. Go on a quest while hiding from evil king Ghastly. They find Magic wands, strange travellers and a mysterious tower were a child is crying.

5 stars

Reviewed by Jasmine from Island Bay and Island Bay School , 9 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Isla: Max & the Midknights

Max & the MidknightsMax & the Midknights, Lincoln Peirce

This book is about some kids that were pretending to be knights. They called themselves the Midknights. My favourite part was when zombies came out of gravestones. I was a bit nervous because I wasn’t sure if they would be alright.

5 stars

Reviewed by Isla from Miramar and Seatoun School , 6 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Eve: The worst book ever

The worst book everThe worst book ever, Elise Gravel

This book is about an orange spider and two other things. I like its title, because it says “the worst”. The thing I like about is: it is a fairy tale, a funny one. And I like the monster. I also like the prince’s t-shirt because in half of the book it says “I love hot dogs” and in the second half, it says “I love hamburgers”. And I did not think the prince was going to kill the monster. Also, during the story, two characters were playing chess.

5 stars

Reviewed by Eve from Karori and Karori West Normal School , 7 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Gaurav: The haunting

The hauntingThe haunting, Margaret Mahy

This book turned out be better than I thought. The storyline was amazing and the story written just too good.I don’t recommend any age to read it as I didn’t find anything creepy or scary about this.

5 stars

Reviewed by Gaurav from Johnsonville and Raroa Normal Intermediate , 11 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Anna: A tangle of knots

A tangle of knotsA tangle of knots, Lisa Graff

This is a complicated book as it is told by different characters in it and it is a puzzle. Its about a magical world where everyone has a talent. Cady’s talent is cake baking. Cady is an orphan and goes on a mysterious journey to a mysterious house. The house holds important clues to her past. I really liked this book as it was well written and you wanted to find out what happens in the end.

4 stars

Reviewed by Anna from Karori and Karori Normal School , 10 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Anna: The haunting

The hauntingThe haunting, Margaret Mahy

Barney Palmer is 8 years old and he finds out that a person in each generation of his family has supernatural powers and that he might actually be this person. Barney thinks that he is being haunted by his dead uncle and his sister Tabitha is determined to help him out. I really enjoyed this book although it was scary in places. It is well written and it is also a NZ book.

5 stars

Reviewed by Anna from Karori and Karori Normal School , 10 years old