Thea Stilton and the tropical treasure, by Thea Stilton
Another exciting story set in the Bahamas on an island full of flamingos! There is an island of ghosts and there found a map to help them find the treasure. A classic fun story solved by the Thea Sisters.
Reviewed by Francesca from Khandallah and , 8 years old
Ghosts, by Raina Telgemeier
I personally enjoyed it. this was about two sisters named cat ( Catarina ), and her younger sister, Maya.
Reviewed by Lily from Tawa and , 9 years old
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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Reviewed by Peehoo from Johnsonville and Johnsonville School , 9 years old
Dial 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.
Reviewed by Holly from Johnsonville, 8 years old
A 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 by 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 Letters 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 stories 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 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.
The Bad Book by Andy Griffiths
‘WARNING! This book contains nothing but bad stories,
and bad riddles about bad characters doing bad things. It is a BAD book’- (inside cover).
Big Book of When.Read 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.
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.
Doctor 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.
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.
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.
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.
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+
Reviewed by Andrew from Karori, 11 years old
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.
Reviewed by Mia from Cummings Park, 6 years old
Goth Girl and the ghost of a mouse, by Chris Riddell
Ada had some weird friends, some half animal, some half human. There was a human headed chicken, a goat that eats books, and there was a monster that looked freezing cold. Lord Goth, Ada’s father, invited the weird animals so he could capture and shackle them. This book was really interesting.
Reviewed by Lynette from Newtown, 6 years old
Goth Girl and the ghost of a mouse, by Chris Riddell
Goth girl and the ghost of a mouse was interesting. Goth girl is very lonely at the castle and wants some friends. But when she meets the cabbages everything changes… I recommend this book for Vampire loving readers!
Reviewed by Seren from Tawa, 8 years old