DVD Review: A Dog’s Purpose.

A Dog’s Purpose.

A heart-warming movie about the eight life journey of Bailey/Ellie/Tino/Waffles/Buddy and Bailey.. again as he tries to find himself and his purpose in life.

This movie will make you laugh, make you cry, feel warm and fuzzy, and will make you develop an appreciation, as well as respect for the aptly named man’s, as well as woman’s best friend, which Bailey/Ellie/Tino/Waffles/Buddy and Bailey proves time and time again throughout the movie, clearly staing his purpose and teaching a few lifelong lessons along the way. Be prepared to have tissues on hand. I haven’t seen a better movie dogs since Red Dog. A librarian’s choice all the way!


Kids’ Club Review by Kimberley: Spooky House

Spooky HouseSpooky House, by Sally Rippin

I think it was a little spooky at first. Billie B Brown started secret mystery club. They didn’t have any mystery to solve, so Billie made one up and it’s about the spooky house down the road. Billie said there was a witch there but she wasn’t really a witch. The person who lived there is called Ms Wellington. She built things. When they went to her house at night, Billie left her mum’s basket there and they needed to back there to find it. There were lollies in the basket and Ms Wellington ate some of them.

5 stars

Reviewed by Kimberley from Johnsonville and , 8 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Kimberley: Code breakers

Code breakersCode breakers, by Sally Rippin

This book is nice because the secret mystery club has found a note. Everyone in the club has a turn to answer it. Billie got mad because she hasn’t got a note. At the end she had one and they all had a surprise. The surprise is a tree house. It has SMC on it.

5 stars

Reviewed by Kimberley from Johnsonville and , 8 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Arav: Messy Jesse

Messy JesseMessy Jesse, by Paula Bowles

Messy Jesse the dog likes making messes till he can’t find anything and his friends can’t find him. It is a very cute story about how it is best to clean up after making a mess or you might just lose yourself in it along with your friends and favorite things. I would recommend this book to all.

5 stars

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

Kids’ Club Review by Alice: Back to School

Back to SchoolBack to School, by Meredith Badger

This book is really enjoyable to read. In this book Chloe feels excited about going back to school but when she does not get to be in the same class with all her other friends and things start going wrong she doesn’t at all feel like going to school. I recommend this book to ages 6-11.

5 stars

Reviewed by Alice from Kilbirnie and St Patrick’s School , 11 years old

Top 10 Children’s DVDs December 2016

Its summer holidays! But we all know Wellington is tricksy when it comes to beaching weather, so having a couple of DVDs up your sleeve for a wet day is a good plan.

Movies and TV programmes with your favourite characters are a great way to fill in a few hours and inspire imaginative play. Do you have dress ups as your favourite characters?


bananas in pajamas1. Octonauts

2. Fireman Sam

3. Thomas and Friends

4. My Little Pony, friendship is magic

5. Peter Rabbit

6. Bananas in pyjamas

kidsblog27. Zootopia

8. Chuggington

9. Inside Out

10. The Angry Birds Movie


Top 10 Children’s eBooks July 2016

Travelling? Your library has your back! eBooks are available if you’re moving around the city, the country or around the world!

At the top of this month’s list are the tales of the well known wizarding school Hogwarts.  Four years ago a very dedicated lady built this incredible model out of Lego!  Check out the photos for the details inside and out.  But if you’re travelling and want to explore Hogwarts you could look through a virtual model.


Here’s your Top 10 list for July 2016

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

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

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

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

5. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, by J. K. Rowling

6. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, by J. K. Rowling

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

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

9. Old School: Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series, by Jeff Kinney

10. The Jungle Book, by Rudyard Kipling