Some great new kids fiction to help get us through winter!

 

We are over halfway through winter now – yahoo! This is the perfect time of the year to snuggle up with a good book and hot chocolate. Try one of these new ones that the library has just bought.

 

A Twist of Tales by Julia Donaldson

A king hides a terrible secret under his crown … A marvellous dream inspires an epic journey … A clever girl outwits the king. Told in hyper-readable language and with full-colour illustrations.

 


 

Kensy and Max:  Undercover by Jacqueline HarveyImage courtesy of Syndetics

Kensy and Max are back in London for no time at all before things begin to heat up – quite literally. As a result, Granny Cordelia ships them off to Australia on an undercover mission. The twins find themselves planted in a posh Sydney school where first appearances prove to be deceiving. What seems like a straightforward assignment turns into something so much bigger. Kensy and Max must employ all their spy skills – the fate of their parents, and who they’ve been searching for, depends on it.

 

 

Image courtesy of SyndeticsWe’ll bite your tail, Geronimo by Geronimo Stilton

Professor Greenfur, the onboard scientist on spaceship MouseStar 1, has changed color from green to–orange! What’s going on? To find out, the spacemice travel to his home planet of Photosyntheson. There, they learn that all of Professor Greenfur’s relatives are being threatened by the nibblix, tiny aliens with very sharp teeth! Can the spacemice help in time?

 

Maximillian Fly by Angie SageImage courtesy of Syndetics

Maximillian Fly, a roach-human hybrid, helps two young humans escape from the Bartizan’s eye, only to find himself a key player in a deadly war between roaches and humans

 

 

Image courtesy of SyndeticsMeet Yasmin! by Saadia Faruqi

In this compilation of four separately published books, Pakistani American second grader Yasmin learns to cope with the small problems of school and home, while gaining confidence in her own skills and creative abilities.

Kids’ Club Review by Jiya: Bollywood burglary

Bollywood burglaryBollywood burglary, Geronimo Stilton

I liked how they did dances in the movie. They had to give more detail about what happened in the story. I got this book because it sounded interesting. First half was easy and second half was hard because the words were getting longer and there were silent letters in words.

4 stars

Reviewed by Jiya from Tawa, 8 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Nora: Thea Stilton and the great tulip heist

Thea Stilton and the great tulip heistThea Stilton and the great tulip heist, by Thea Stilton

I like this book because the Thea sisters keep on having to face challenges and in the middle of the story there is a problem they have to solve. My favourite part is when the Thea sisters and Jan have to figure out what the Black Tulip is and where the precious tulip bulb that Jan’s father made is hidden. I gave this book 4 stars because at the end of the second chapter there is a sudden mystery and I like books with mysteries and adventures.

4 stars

Reviewed by Nora from Tawa and , 9 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Aadarsh: Wedding crasher

Wedding crasherWedding crasher, [text by Geronimo Stilton]

This book is about a mouse called Geronimo Stilton. He is the publisher of The Rodent’s Gazette.

My favourite character is Benjamin Stilton because he helps his Uncle Geronimo any way he can. I liked it when a mouse didn’t want to marry one of Geronimo’s snooty relatives. I recommend this book to people who really love comedy and like Thea Stilton books. I give this book a rating of 5 out of 5.

3 stars

Reviewed by Aadarsh from Johnsonville and Churton Park School , 8 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Aadarsh: Slurp monster showdown

Slurp monster showdownSlurp monster showdown, Geronimo Stilton

This book is about a Space-mouse called Geronimo Stitonix. He is the captain of the MouseStar 1.

I like Thea Stitonix because she wants to go down on a planet called Mozzarellan more than Geronimo. I liked it when Geronimo fought the Slurp monster by tickling it and then bought it more friends so that it can’t be lonely. I recommend this book to people aged from 6-9. I give this book a rating of 5 out of 5.

3 stars

Reviewed by Aadarsh from Johnsonville and Churton Park School , 8 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Aadarsh: Don’t wake the dinosaur!

Syndetics book coverDon’t wake the dinosaur! by Geronimo Stilton.

This book is about a cavemouse called Geronimo Stiltonoot. He is the publisher of The Stone Gazette.

I like Hercules Poirat because he helps Geronimo out of sticky situations. I liked it when Trap imitated Tiger Khan’s voice and made the person who stole the Da vinci goblet come out and give it to him so that everyone won’t think that Geronimo is is the thief. I recommend this book to people aged from 6-10 to read. I give this book a rating of 5 out of 5.

5 stars

Reviewed by Aadarsh from Johnsonville and Churton Park School , 8 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Aadarsh: Wedding crasher

Wedding crasherWedding crasher, [text by Geronimo Stilton]

This book is about a mouse called Geronimo Stilton. He is the publisher of The Rodent’s Gazette.

My favourite character is Benjamin Stilton because he helps his Uncle Geronimo any way he can. I liked it when a mouse didn’t want to marry one of Geronimo’s snooty relatives. I recommend this book to people who really love comedy and like Thea Stilton books. I give this book a rating of 5 out of 5.

3 stars

Reviewed by Aadarsh from Johnsonville and Churton Park School , 8 years old