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

Kids’ Club Review by Mia: Spooked

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.

5 stars

Reviewed by Mia from Cummings Park, 6 years old

Kids’ Review by Kate

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