Kids’ Club Review by Matthew: Bad Dad

Bad Dad, by David Walliams

Frank’s dad was a professional banger racer who has a lot of bad luck. When he tries to make things better he ends up as a criminal. There are lots of funny times and some sad times in the book. I liked the pictures that went with the story.

4 stars

Reviewed by Matthew from Tawa, 9 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Hazel: Gangsta Granny

Gangsta Granny, by David Walliams

I thought this story was adventurous and sad. This story is about a boy called Ben and his boring Granny that smells like cabbage . Ben figured out that his Granny is a gangsta and they plan to steal the crown jewels. There is a sad twist at the end so if you want to know the rest of the story READ THIS BOOK!!!!!!!! =)=)=)=)

5 stars

Reviewed by Hazel from Tawa, 9 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Sofia: Captain UnderPants And the attack of the talking toilets

Captain UnderPants And the attack of the talking toilets, by Dav Pilkey

Two eight year old boys named George and Harold (they’re BFFs) accidentally create an army of talking toilets that want to destroy the city.
A great part of this book is the Flip-o-rama because it gives you a picture in your mind and you can make your ownSound affects while you flip the pages!
This book has no bad language so it is appropriate for all ages from 6 and older.

This is an extremely funny book with quite mischievous characters.

The moral of the story is: Never use things you don’t know about.

5 stars

Reviewed by Sofia from Brooklyn, 9 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Hazel: Billionaire Boy

Billionaire Boy, by David Walliams

I really enjoyed this book because it was cute, funny and exciting. This book is about a boy called Joe, whose dad made a bum-fresh company and they are really rich. Their life is great but all Joe wanted was a friend. At his fancy school they made fun of him because his dad made a toilet paper joe moves to a different school and finds a new friend. There’s a new girl that Joe really likes and she likes him. To find out what will happen next read this book.

5 stars

Reviewed by Hazel from Tawa, 9 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Nashe: Hotdog!

Hotdog!, by Anh Do

Hot dog by Ah do I really like this book because it is so funny when hot dog and his friends think that a duck was its mama . I think this book is a good book to read because it has some funny bits in it I love this book very much . This book is cool I like it The End

5 stars

Reviewed by Nashe from Tawa, 8 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Sam: The Getaway

The Getaway, by Jeff Kinney

as usual this book has no major plot twist this is the same as usual wake up jeff!!!
we want climaxes. only read if your dead boring

3 stars

Reviewed by sam from Wadestown, 12 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Jose: Captain Underpants and the attack of the Talking toilets

Captain Underpants and the attack of the Talking toilets, by Dav Pilkey

Some parts are very funny. There were these naughty kids called George and Harold. The story is all about toilets eating other people. Captain underpants got eaten by a toilet. The moral lesson is never copy bad people.

5 stars

Reviewed by Jose from Tawa, 7 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Jose: Dog Man

Dog Man, by Dav Pilkey

I like the book because it has the same author with the Captain Underpants book. The book tells us about polices and how they protect the universe. Also, there was small hotdogs that rule the universe. The moral of the story is never be mean to your dog.

5 stars

Reviewed by Jose from Tawa, 7 years old

Some great new kids fiction for Term 2!

Term 2 is well under way, so take some time to sit back, relax and enjoy some of these fantastic new kids fiction books available through your local library!



Stanley will probably be fine by Sally J Pla

After fainting during a school assembly, Stanley uses his time in a safe room to begin drawing a comic book superhero and then enters a treasure hunt so that he can win passes to Comic Fest.




Image courtesy of SyndeticsStonebird  By Mike Revell

When ten-year-old Liam moves house to be closer to his dementia-suffering grandma, he’s thrown into an unfamiliar place, with a family that seems to be falling apart. Liam doesn’t remember what his grandma was like before she became ill. He only knows the witch-like old woman who snaps and snarls and eats her birthday cards. He wants to fix it, but he can’t. Walking his dog one day, Liam discovers an old stone gargoyle in a rundown church, and his life changes in impossible ways. The gargoyle is alive. It moves unseen in the night, acting out Liam’s stories. And stories can be dangerous things…Seeking revenge against the bullies at his new school, Liam tells a story about the gargoyle attacking them. When one of them ends up in hospital, a regretful Liam vows never to go near the gargoyle again. But his grandma’s illness is getting worse, his mum isn’t coping, and his sister is skipping school…What if the gargoyle is the only thing that can save Liam’s family?



The wishmakers by Tyler Whitesides

Ace unwittingly releases a genie from a peanut butter jar and gets unlimited wishes that he must learn to use with their consequences before all the world’s cats and dogs turn into zombies who will eat mankind.



Image courtesy of SyndeticsThe short but brilliant career of Lucas Weed by Chrissie Walker

“Lucas Weed hasn’t really made any friends at his new school, so when the ‘cool kids’ suggest he carry out a prank in class, Lucas thinks it might be his path to being accepted. And when the pranks keep getting more and more outrageous – and with videos uploaded to YouTube – Lucas Weed’s popularity soars! But after an embarrassing stunt that doesn’t quite go according to plan – in front of a very important person – Lucas decides it’s time to call it a day. But how?”–Publisher information.



Nothings fair in fifth grade by Barthe De Clements

A fifth grade class, repelled by the overweight new student who has serious home problems, finally learns to accept her.





Image courtesy of SyndeticsCave bear mountain by Jo Sandhu

At Cave Bear Mountain, Tarin is given tragic news about his Clan, and wants to return to them immediately. But Kaija and Luuka have discovered an astonishing truth about their mother. It seems the friends will be divided. But when the wolf cubs are kidnapped to fight in the Bear Festival. Only together will they have a chance of saving them.



Star friends: Secret spell by Linda Chapman

“Do you believe in magic? Maia and her friends do! And when they meet the Star Animals, a whole world of magical adventure unfolds. Lottie and her star animal, a squirrel called Juniper, must use their special powers to stop the forces of dark magic. Someone in the village is using dark magic and the Star Friends need to work together to figure it out who it is. But things keep going wrong! Sita is convinced a Shade is following her, Lottie is sure she’s going to fail her piano exam and Ionie thinks the others don’t want to be her friends. Only Maia seems her usual self. She needs to find out what is happening and how to stop it! Perfect for fans of My Secret Unicorn and The Rescue Princesses, and for Rainbow Magic readers looking to move on to a more challenging adventure.” –Publisher description.


Wings of fire; a winglets collection by Tui T Sutherland

“In Pyrrhia, every dragon has a story … Before the dragonets, beyond the war of the SandWing queens — the dragons of Pyrrhia each have their own story to tell. Like Fierceteeth, stuck in a SandWing prison, obsessed and full of thwarted ambition. Deathbringer, at the very beginning of his journey, desperate to prove himself. And Six-Claws, a loyal SandWing who will soon find out that loyalty comes with a price. Fly further into the dangerous territories of Pyrrhia than ever before to learn the secrets behind Wings of fire”.