Kids’ Club Review by Lily: Ghosts

GhostsGhosts, by Raina Telgemeier

I personally enjoyed it. this was about two sisters named cat ( Catarina ), and her younger sister, Maya.

5 stars

Reviewed by Lily from Tawa and , 9 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Peehoo: A Good Night For Ghosts

A Good Night For Ghosts, by Mary Pope Osborne

A great book! And a spooky one indeed! This time Annie and Jack have t make Louis Armstrong to play music! Because he seems to be doing anything but music! Will he became a good musician? Well you’ill have to read the book just like me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


3 stars

Reviewed by Peehoo from Johnsonville and Johnsonville School , 9 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Holly: Dial a ghost

Dial a ghostDial a ghost, by Eva Ibbotson

wow! Really creepy, I really enjoyed it! The Snodde-Brittles are very evil and love making money, except for Oliver who is kind and caring, and welcomes people/ghosts in. Addie is my personal favourite because she loves animals and I love animals too.

4 stars

Reviewed by Holly from Johnsonville, 8 years old

Get your hands on these 6 new kids fiction books

Image courtesy of SyndeticsA Funny thing Happened on the Way to School by Benjamin Chaud

A humorous story about imaginative excuses for being late to school. Sophisticated picture book.





Murder Most Unladylike Image courtesy of Syndeticsby Robin Stevens

Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong set up a secret detective agency at Deepdean School for Girls to solve the murder of their Science Mistress, Miss Bell.






Jim’s LettersImage courtesy of Syndetics by Glyn Harper

A moving story of two brothers separated by the First World War, based on the thousands of letters sent by and to Anzac soldiers fighting at Gallipoli.





White Horse of Zennor and other storiesImage courtesy of Syndetics by Michael Morpurgo

“At the furthest edge of Britain where the sea gently washes over the land and myths brush against reality, lies Zennor. Set in a churchtown where men become beasts and ghosts roam freely, are haunting and unforgettable tales where magic lies around every corner.” -back cover.





The Leaky Battery Sets Sail Image courtesy of Syndetics Adventures of the Steampunk Pirates ; 1  by Gareth. P. Jones

Causing chaos wherever they sail, the robotic Steampunk Pirates are roaming the high seas, hunting for gold! But the evil Iron Duke has other ideas…He’s determined to capture the pirates in return for a handsome reward from the King.





Image courtesy of SyndeticsThe Bad Book by Andy Griffiths

‘WARNING! This book contains nothing but bad stories,

bad drawings,

bad poems,

bad cartoons,

and bad riddles about bad characters doing bad things. It is a BAD book’- (inside cover).



New Non Fiction: Amazing Facts.

Big Book of When.image courtesy of syndeticsRead this book and find out all the answers to questions such as when was the first text message sent and when did people start using clocks. This book also contains great photos, timelines, diagram and more than 801 fascinating facts.

image courtesy of syndeticsZoom In.
Move over Magic Eye and Actual size, Zoom In takes you on a journey where you encounter ordinary objects, like an eye or the head of a felt tip that are magnified a hundred times. Overall this book is a fantastic read full of amazing super-magnified images that will leave you guessing what they actually are.

image courtesy of syndeticsDoctor Who: How to be a Time Lord.
A must have read for all you Doctor Who fans. This ancient book contains thousands of years of time lord wisdom everything you need to know in order to become the next Doctor Who.

Girls who rocked the world.image courtesy of syndetics
Girls who rocked the world is the ultimate girl power book that pays tributes to many famous and influential young women that changed the world, such of Joan of Arc, Mother Teresa and Coco Channel.

Horrid Henry’s Ghosts.image courtesy of syndetics
Check out Horrid Henry’s guide to all the weird, wonderful, hilarious and horrid facts about anything and everything you have ever wanted to know about… Ghosts.

image courtesy of syndetics image courtesy of syndetics A Mob of Meerkats and Other Mammal Groups and A pod of Dolphins and other sea mammal groups.
Prepare to be overloaded with cuteness and amazing facts when reading these books about mammals. These books tell you everything you need to know about their habitat, how they communicate, find food and care for their young. Great resources to use for homework and projects about mammals.

Kids’ Club Review by Andrew: The screaming staircase

The screaming staircase, by Jonathan Stroud

Lockwood & Co. is set in a London infested with ghosts. This infestation is known to most people as ‘The Problem’.

Lockwood & Co. is a small organization among other bigger organizations. One of their cases goes wrong, and they are sued for $60 000. The only way they can pay this is by getting a well paying job.

And guess what? They do.

It’s just this job involves spending the night in the most haunted house in London…

Recommended for ages 10+

5 stars

Reviewed by Andrew from Karori, 11 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Mia: Spooked

Spooked, by Susannah McFarlane

An adventure to find if the ghost is real. Will the gadgets that Izzie made help them find the coins that have been lost from the kerrin chest? Will they find the right castles to go to each night and solve the clues? This is an adventure story about how the four girls who thought they were so scared of a movie at home went on a scary adventure with bats and ghosts.

5 stars

Reviewed by Mia from Cummings Park, 6 years old