Messy 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.
Reviewed by Arav from Johnsonville and West Park School , 6 years old
Back 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.
Reviewed by Alice from Kilbirnie and St Patrick’s School , 11 years old
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?
2. Fireman Sam
3. Thomas and Friends
4. My Little Pony, friendship is magic
5. Peter Rabbit
6. Bananas in pyjamas
9. Inside Out
10. The Angry Birds Movie
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
The second-best friend, by Sally Rippin
I am a big fan of billie b brown it was really cool.
Reviewed by calla from Tawa, 7 years old
The Jellybeans and the big camp kickoff, by Laura Joffe Numeroff
This book is about a group of friends called Jellybeans. My favourite part of the story was when they were toasting marshmallows,because I love eating them.
Reviewed by Kimberley from Central City, 5 years old
Spooked, by Susannah McFarlane
An adventure to find if the ghost is real. Will the gadgets that Izzie made help them find the coins that have been lost from the kerrin chest? Will they find the right castles to go to each night and solve the clues? This is an adventure story about how the four girls who thought they were so scared of a movie at home went on a scary adventure with bats and ghosts.
Reviewed by Mia from Cummings Park, 6 years old
Alice-Miranda #2: Alice-Miranda on Holiday by Jacqueline Harvey
I like this book because it’s about a seven year old girl who turns into a family detective. 4 Stars.
Review by Lilly of Strathmore
Candyfloss by Jacqueline Wilson
It all starts off when Floss gets news from her Mum and her stepdad: they are moving to Australia!!!! But there is one problem: Floss won’t get to see her real Dad. Floss decides to move in with her Dad and leave her Mum. Floss and her Dad have a hard time trying to live together. Floss has stinky clothes, makes friends with a nerd, and leaves the most popular girl in school. Floss’ Dad loses his job and ends up working as a truckdriver and living at his old friend’s house. With this exciting book you will be reading it every night again and again. A very good book. 5 stars.
Review by Kate of Otago
Driving a Bargain by Fleur Beale
Thomas’ rich best friend has always invited him to his super-cool-amazing-fun-filled holidays: Disneyland, Waterworld, even Hollywood Boulevard and Rodeo Drive. I think this is a really good book for 9-14 year olds. 5 stars
Review by Kalem of Mangere Bridge