Kids’ Club Review by Gabriella: Especially Amelia

Especially AmeliaEspecially Amelia, by Candy Harper

I LOOOVED this book it is amazing!
The Stawberry sisters series was recommended to me from a friend, and it is EPIC!
Thanks so much! (Note: There are three books in the series, Perfectly Ella, Especially Amelia and completely Chloe. The author is Candy Harper)

Anyway, I liked Especially Amelia because it was funny and interesting and really hooked me in!
Amelia is my favourite Strawberry Sister because she’s funny and witty , and Ella is a bit too quiet and Lucy is just 7 but she treats her friends badly and Chloe is a little disgusting!

Here is a quick ‘spoiler’
So Amelia is the oldest Strawberry sister who is in year 9 and her Best Friend Lauren has this disease that makes her tired all the time but Lauren is telling lies to Amelia!
There are lots of problems but it all works out in the end! She is in a big family of her mother, her three sisters (Ella, age 11, Chloe, age 12. and Lucy, age 7.) and herself! (age 14)

I have read Perfectly Ella and Especially Amelia and am going to read Completely Chloe. I would recommend these books to any girl aged 8-12 who likes fun books about families with happy endings.

So read it today, Candy Harper (the author) rocks!

5 stars

Reviewed by Gabriella from Johnsonville and , 10 years old

New Kids Fiction books for you to kick back and relax with (once you’ve finished your homework!)

School is back! so here’s 10 wonderful new kids fiction books for you to chose from, to help you get back into the swing of things! Grab them today from your local Library! 🙂

Image courtesy of SyndeticsBronze and Sunflower by Cao Wenxuan

When Sunflower, a young city girl, moves to the countryside, she grows to love the reed marsh lands – the endlessly flowing river, the friendly buffalo with their strong backs and shiny round heads, the sky that stretches on and on in its vastness. However, the days are long, and the little girl is lonely. Then she meets Bronze, who, unable to speak, is ostracised by the other village boys. Soon the pair are inseparable, and when Bronze’s family agree to take Sunflower in, it seems that fate has brought him the sister he has always longed for. But life in Damaidi is hard, and Bronze’s family can barely afford to feed themselves. Will the city girl be able to stay in this place where she has finally found happiness?

 

Image courtesy of SyndeticsMatt Millz by Harry Hill

Meet Matt Millz – Britain’s Youngest (and funniest!) Comedian! Matt may be small but he is truly mighty on the comedy circuit. Well, he is in his head anyway. When the school holds a talent show, Matt has the opportunity to demonstrate that he’s got the magical chutzpah quip to take him all the way to the Apollo. With the help of his diminutive manager, Kitty Hope, and his hapless form teacher, as well as the school brute, his heartthrob and Rob his best friend, Matt learns what it takes to be really funny . . . A hilarious new book from National TreasureT and real-life (very) funny man Harry Hill.

 

Image courtesy of SyndeticsMez’s Magic by Eliot Schrefer

Caldera has forever been divided into those animals who walk by night and those who walk by day. Nightwalker panthers, like young Mez and her beloved sister, have always feared daywalkers as creatures of myth and legend. Until the eclipse. Now Mez has discovered that she can cross the Veil and enter the daylight world. Her magical power has unknown depths, but she must rush to discover it after a mysterious stranger arrives at her family’s den, bearing warnings of a reawakened evil. Saving Caldera means Mez must leave her sister behind and unite an unlikely group of animal friends to unravel an ancient mystery and protect their rainforest home.

 

Image courtesy of SyndeticsArmstrong & Charlie By Steven B. Frank

“During the pilot year of a Los Angeles school system integration program, two sixth grade boys, one black, one white, become best friends as they learn to cope with everything from first crushes and playground politics to the loss of loved ones and racial prejudice in the 1970s”– Provided by publisher

 

 

Image courtesy of SyndeticsWinterhouse by Ben Guterson

Elizabeth, eleven, spends Christmas break at Winterhouse hotel under strange circumstances, where she discovers that she has magic, and her love of puzzles helps her solve a mystery.

 

 

 

Image courtesy of SyndeticsBah Humbug! by Michael Rosen

This Christmas, join Michael Rosen and Tony Ross with their unforgettable retelling of Charles Dickens’ beloved classic. In a school theatrical production of ‘A Christmas Carol’, the boy who plays Scrooge is extra nervous because his very busy father is in the audience. However, it’s likely his father won’t stay for the duration, due to business. As always. Will the classic story’s message of Christmas cheer and family love reach his father’s distracted heart?

 

IImage courtesy of Syndeticsvy by Katherine Coville

A young girl helps her grandmother care for magical creatures.

 

 

 

 

Image courtesy of SyndeticsGoodly and Grave in a deadly case of murder by Justine Windsor

The second page-turning adventure in this sharp-witted, magical mystery series. When reports come in that valuable magical objects are being stolen, Goodly and Grave are on the case, but just when they think they know whodunit their prime suspect turns up – murdered! Will Lucy be able to track the real villain without putting herself in deadly danger…? An page-turning mystery with a magical twist.

 

Image courtesy of SyndeticsGrover’s New Friends by Claire Garth

Grover McBane is a lucky dog. He has a new family, and he’s making friends at the park. But Grover’s owner, Annie, needs his help. A puppy called Peanunt has arrived at the animal shelter and is scared and confused. Thank goodness Grover and his new friends from the dog park are there to help! What will happen to Peanut? Where will he go?

Kids’ Club Review by Genevye: Royal Holiday : two magical adventures in one!

Royal Holiday : two magical adventures in one!Royal Holiday : two magical adventures in one!, by Rosie Banks

It all happens when a girl named Charlotte is on a summer holiday in Arizona with her family . She was taking selfies so she could show her bestie Mia . Before she went on holiday they discovered a palace named Wishing Star Palace . They was a princess called Princess Poison who was making wishes for herself when you are suppose to make wishes for other people and then Princess Poison kept spoiling people’s holidays . Charlotte and Mia were training to be Secret Princesses at the Wishing Star Palace . When they defeated Princess Poison which I don’t know when , they both got a half heart pendant each so they could teleport to each other . It was dark by then so she changed to her PJs and went to bed . Then she took out her pendant and she whispered I wish i could see Mia . Then she was at Mia . Overall , I think that was too much so I recommended this book to all ages . It was a fun book to read . It was very enjoyable.

5 stars

Reviewed by Genevye from Central City and , 7 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Ethan: The wonderful Wizard of Oz

The wonderful Wizard of OzThe wonderful Wizard of Oz, by L. Frank Baum (1856-1919,)

This book is a combination of excitement and suspense. This book has a plot that is easy to understand. The author made some creative characters, for example, the author has introduced flying monkeys and other creatures to the story. This is a perfect book for a 7-year-old. The Wizard of Oz is the best book for avid readers.

5 stars

Reviewed by Ethan from Brooklyn and , 9 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Leo: The 13-storey treehouse

The 13-storey treehouseThe 13-storey treehouse, by Andy Griffiths (1961-)

I like the 13 story tree house because it’s funny when andy introduced the tree house like this. Hello I am andy and this is my stupid friend terry . And I recommend this to all ages !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

5 stars

Reviewed by Leo from Central City and , 8 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Nathalie: Above World

Above WorldAbove World, by Jenn Reese

Above World is an exciting book, full of emotion and surprises. It makes you feel like you are actually inside the book! I think that it is definitely worth reading. it is the first book in the series out of three. I reccomend it for 10 years and up.

4 stars

Reviewed by Nathalie from Khandallah and , 12 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Nathalie: Fire girl

Fire girlFire girl, by Matt Ralphs

This is a very exciting book that varies from magic animals, known as farmiliars, to demon hunters. When you read it, you almost want to be sucked right into the book! I reccomend this book for 10 years and older.

4 stars

Reviewed by Nathalie from Khandallah and , 12 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Aoi: Just one more

Just one moreJust one more, by Joy Cowley

I really enjoyed reading this book. My favorites stories are the bag of smiles, The traveling bath and Do not wake the baby. Those stories are very interesting. I like Joy Cowley’s book very much.

5 stars

Reviewed by Aoi from Karori and Thorndon School , 7 years old