Kids’ Club Review by Eden: St Grizzle’s School for Girls, Goats and Random Boys

St Grizzle‘s School for Girls, Goats and Random Boys, by Karen McCombie

I think this book is one of the funniest books I’ve ever read. When I started reading it I couldn’t put it down. I have read it more than five times and I want to read it again. I wish I belonged to St Grizzles!

5 stars

Reviewed by Eden from Tawa and , 8 years old

Top 10 Childrens comics September 2017

The results are in for the highest issuing comics … School antics and fantasy adventures are winners this time round.  The school holidays were a really popular time at the library and now the shelves are filling up again as people return their holiday reads.

There is a new smurf comic in the library collection!  Five short stories including how Smurflily came across the wall. What wall you want to know? You might have to reserve copy to find out because it’s quite a popular comic book!

Did you know that you can see the miniatures from the Thunderbirds series here in Wellington?  Weta Studio Tours will give you an idea of what your comic characters look like in 3 dimensions =)

  1. Big Nate, by Lincoln Peirce
  2. Pokémon, by Hidenori Kusaka
  3. Amulet series, by Kazu Kibuishi
  4. Garfield, by Jim Davis
  5. Peanuts, by Charles M. Schulz
  6. Adventure Time, by Ryan North
  7. The Smurfs, by Peyo
  8. Warriors series, by Dan Jolley
  9. Uncle $crooge and Donald Duck, by Don Rosa
  10. Thunderbirds, by Gerry Anderson

Wild About Reading! Summer Reading Challenge

Yes it’s nearly time to Slip, Slop, Slap and read, relax and rummage through some fantabulous books! Summer Reading Challenge is just around the corner and have we got some great reads lined up for you this Summer!!!

So for those of you new to this and a reminder to the rest of us who feel like last summer was ages and ages ago, here’s what it’s all about…

Down at Wellington City Libraries we have chosen some of our favourite books, and hopefully some of yours, to see how many of them you can get through between the 1st of December to the 31st of January 2018. There are 60+ books on our list so plenty of variety. The idea is to read a book from the list then go to the Kid’s Page on our website, click on the Kids Club and start writing reviews. Even better you get prizes as well! Also each review puts you in the draw for an amazing book bag full of exciting books and things. Don’t belong to the Kids Club yet? It’s easy to join online check out the Kids Page to find out how.

So here’s a little preview of what’s in store for you this summer!

Ever thought of having a raven as a pet? Well that’s what happened to Arabel when her Dad (a London Taxi driver) finds a raven in the middle of the road one night and brings it. From there the crazy wild adventures begin, who knew a raven could reek so much havoc. Read about Arabel and Mortimer ‘s hilarious antics in one of the 4 books in the Arabel and Mortimer series with fantastic illustrations by Quentin Blake.


The Doomspell by Cliff McNish is an amazing fantasy trilogy which are a must for all Harry Potter and Northern Lights fans! “Rachel has been having disturbing dreams that start to feel too real. Then one day, she and her brother are ripped through a wall in her house and transported to a dangerous world ruled by a manipulative witch and her ancient underlings.” – Publisher



Moa by James Davidson. I don’t know about you, but I love reading comics and summer for me is the perfect time to hang out in a hammock with a great big stack of them! Moa is a laugh out loud series and the perfect thing for those hot summer days. “Ride along with Kiwi and Possum on their side-splitting adventures battling mythical creatures and dangerous hunters in colonial New Zealand! This treasury collection contains all five issues of James Davidson’s acclaimed comic series Moa, sure to delight readers of all ages.” – Publisher.

That was just a sneak peak of what’s in store for you over the holiday season and guess what there are another 57+ books to choose from! So keep an eye out at your local library and on our website for the Wild About Reading: Summer Reading Challenge booklet.

What: Wild About Reading: Summer Reading Challenge booklet

When: Available at your local Library from 18th November 2017

Kids’ Club Review by Talamahina: Charlie Brown : here we go again : a Peanuts collection

Charlie Brown : here we go again : a Peanuts collectionCharlie Brown : here we go again : a Peanuts collection, by Charles M. Schulz (1922-2000,)

I think it is a great book with lots of humour. Some of the characters are really funny. Charlie Brown really hates the dreaded kite eating tree. Some of the drawings are really hilarious I crack up when I see them. I like the black and white beagle named Snoopy. He is funny and hangs out with birds.

5 stars

Reviewed by Talamahina from Tawa and , 9 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Aoife: “Slowly, Slowly, Slowly” said the Sloth

“Slowly, Slowly, Slowly” said the Sloth, by Eric Carle

I thought the pictures of the sloth on the front was really really funny. He has his mouth open and it’s like he going huh? It was pretty surprising when the sloth did something and the animals wanted to get him they couldn’t.

4 stars

Reviewed by Aoife from Tawa and , 7 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Aoife: Please Mr Panda

Please Mr PandaPlease Mr Panda, by Steve Antony

The part where he asks the ostrich but the ostrich says no, go away is funny. This is funny because most of the people wanted a doughnut. The part where he asks a whale is funny because the whale asks for all the doughnut s and some more.

4 stars

Reviewed by Aoife from Tawa and , 7 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Aoife: This is a ball

This is a ballThis is a ball, by Beck Stanton

It was funny when he said the opposite about the princess and the scary Monster. I also liked the one when he said the elephant was a dog even though he wasn’t a dog. It was funny at the end where he said this wasn’t the end of the book.

5 stars

Reviewed by Aoife from Tawa and , 7 years old