The sneetches and other stories, by Seuss
It is a very good book for kids 9 and under. it is about some of the sneetches had stars apon thars, and the plain belly sneetches had none upon thars.But, because they had stars,all the star belly sneetches would brag,we’re the best kind of sneetches on the beaches.This is a good book and it has uther storys in it to.
Reviewed by Isabella from Tawa, 8 years old
There are some great sequels and spin-offs in the library film collection at the moment! Cars and Despicable me are both in their third incarnation. With more problems and robberies involving bubblegum these movies are entertaining, fun and who wouldn’t want to see more minions?!
Looking for some DVDs to watch in the school holidays? There were the most popular ones borrowed from the library over the summer months – give them a whirl:
- PAW patrol.
- Peter Rabbit.
- Despicable me.
- My little pony, friendship is magic.
- The LEGO Batman movie
- The boss baby
- The emoji movie
Extra special treats (–not), by Liz Pichon
This book would be good for 7 year olds and over its about a boy named Tom Gates who is really in to drawing and goes to school with a really annoying person named Marcus. Who always brags about his star pupil badge one day at school they get snowed in and Marcus has to come home with Tom. Marcus is so annoying to Tom when Marcus goes Tom is so happy he’s gone.
Reviewed by finlay from Tawa, 11 years old
Great children’s series with new additions! Author Rachel Renee Russell wrote her first book when she was still at school, she was around 10 years old! It was a birthday gift for her brothers. The Dork Diaries books are inspired by her daughter Nikki and Erin. Does one of those those names seem familiar? Russell credits her daughters in authoring the books. Cool!
Have you ever written a book for anyone’s birthday? It would be a such a great gift. Or an terrible one if you wrote awful things. Maybe don’t write terrible things!
But definitely check out these popular authors for some great ideas:
- Diary of a wimpy kid, by Jeff Kinney
- Captain Underpants, by Dav Pilkey
- Storey Treehouse series, by Andy Griffiths
- Tom Gates, by Liz Pichon
- Dork Diaries, by Rachel Renée Russell
- The World’s Worst Children, by David Walliams
- Fantastic beasts and where to find them, by J. K. Rowling
- Harry Potter and the prisoner of Azkaban, by J. K. Rowling
- Magnus Chase and the ship of the dead, by Rick Riordan
- The bad book, by Andy Griffiths
The adventures of Captain Underpants : now in full colour, by Dav Pilkey (1966-)
I thought it was good because the pictures were better in full colour it was also hilariously funny. it’s different to most books because it has super funny bits I recommend it for 4 plus ages
Reviewed by Charlie from Karori, 8 years old
The BFG, by Roald Dahl
I thought it was confusing in some bits because of the gobble-funk (thats the mixed up words that the bfg speaks) I also thought that the giants was meant to be meant to be mean and not friendly. I recommend it for 6 and up.
Reviewed by Charlie from Karori, 8 years old
The outer space joke book, by Sean Connolly (1956-)
I chose this book because I mostly love telling jokes. I find this book really entertaining because it has funny jokes and I’ve told some to my parents. I also want to tell some to my friends. I also like it because the theme is about outer space which is interesting.
Reviewed by Julius from Tawa, 9 years old
The World’s Worst Children, by David Walliams
Lots of good stories about the very worst children ever. My favourite is Sofia Sofa who was so lazy all she wanted to do was sit on the sofa and watch TV. Sometimes I am like Sofia Sofa but not all the time!! I am glad there is not a story about me in this book.
Reviewed by Alice from Karori, 5 years old
The big bad fox, by Benjam Renner
It is about a fox that is dumb and wants to get chicks but never gets them.The book has some cute characters,one dumb fox,20 or 30 angry hens,one dog,one seriously fat pig and one smart wolf.I love the dumb fox because he is funny.He always fails at getting the chicks.But one day the wolf helped him.They successed!But they didn”t get to eat them.I don’t think he is a bad fox.I do have a little empathy on him.
Reviewed by shihan from Karori, 7 years old
There are some fantastic new additions to some great comic series here in the library. It’s great to see they have been so popular with readers over summer.
Bad Guys author Aaron Blabey is heading into the movie making business! Yes his award winning talents have caught the eye of DreamWorks Animation who have brought him along for the ride as executive director. One of my favourites of his is The Ghost of Miss Annabel Spoon. I know it sounds serious for a funny writer and illustrator of books but it’s good!
What was your favourite comic over the Summer? Let us know in the comments. In the meantime, here are the Top 10 most popular over summer:
- Garfield, by Jim Davis
- Big Nate, by Lincoln Pierce
- Amulet, by Kuzu Kibuishi
- Peanuts, by Charles M. Schulz
- Smurfs, by Peyo
- Pokemon, by Hidenori Kusaka
- Tintin, by Herge
- The Bad Guys, by Aaron Blabey
- My little pony, by Ted Anderson
- Adventure time, by Ryan North