Top 10 Children’s eBooks for June 2016

The Jungle book has reached the Top 10 for eBooks! Looks like heaps of people might have watched the movie and wanted to find out about the book.

The characters in the Jungle Book have great names from the Hindi language.  The name of Mowgli’s wolf mother Raksha means protection and Shere Khan means Tiger leader.

Can you find out what some of the other names mean? Let us know in the comments.

 

1. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, by J. K. Rowling

2. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, by J. K. Rowling

3. The Hobbit, by J. R. R. Tolkein

4. The Jungle Book, by Rudyard Kipling

5. The Lost Hero: The Heroes of Olympus Series, Book 1, by Rick Riordan

6. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, by J. K. Rowling

7. The Son of Neptune: The Heroes of Olympus Series, Book 2, by Rick Riordan

8. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, by J. K. Rowling

9. Cabin Fever: Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series, Book 6, by Jeff Kinney

10.Dog Days: Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series, Book 4, by Jeff Kinney

Top 10 Children’s Fiction for June 2016

Mid winter favourites reveal fans of some classic children’s authors. Enid Blyton and Roald Dahl are two very different authors creating very different worlds for their imaginary children and their readers.

The secret seven adventures were so popular that the translations inspired writers from other countries to develop the characters in their own stories.  Some of these were translated back into English some outlandish titles like… “The famous Five and the Z-Rays

1. Diary of a wimpy kid, by Jeff Kinney

2. Tom Gates series, by Liz Pichon

3. Storey Treehouse series, by Andy Griffiths

4. Where’s Wally? by Martin Handford

5. Dirty Bertie series, by Alan MacDonald

6. The Secret Seven, by Enid Blyton

7. Big Nate series, Lincoln Peirce

8. The hidden oracle, by Rick Riordan

9. Gangsta granny, by David Walliams

10. Matilda, by Roald Dahl

Top 10 Children’s Fiction May 2016

There are some terrific series in the lists for May.  Adventure, laughs and brave heroes of a young age taking on the extraordinary and the very ordinary – both can be pretty daunting!

There’s lots of reading going on with the long winter evenings, some of it will be the finalists in the New Zealand Post Book awards.  I wonder if any of these will make it into the Libraries’ Top 10??  Remember Hell Pizza are really keen to tempt you into expanding your world of imagination, wonder and delight by rewarding you with pizza!  Every seven books entitles a lucky reader (5-12 years old) to a free pizza. Yum!

 

Here’s your Top 10 novels for May 2016:

1.Diary of a wimpy kid, by Jeff Kinney

2. Tom Gates series by Liz Pichon

3. Storey Treehouse series by Andy Griffiths

4. Where’s Wally? by Martin Handford

5. Dirty Bertie series by Alan MacDonald

6. Percy Jackson series, by Rick Riordan

7. Ruby Redfort series by Lauren Child

8. Big Nate series by Lincoln Peirce

9. The Secret Seven, by Enid Blyton

10.Harry Potter and the philosopher’s stone, by J. K. Rowling

Kids’ Club Review by Mikayla: Aphrodite – Goddess of Love

Aphrodite – Goddess of Love, by George O’Connor

I liked this book because it tells you what Aphrodite did after she stepped onto land and till the end of the book and a few pages after In the book it features Eros, The mischievous Godling of love (Aphrodite’s son) Eris, the Goddess of Discord, Zeus, the King of Gods, Euphrsyne, Agalia and Thalia (The Charites) Hera, Zeus’ wife, Athena, the Grey-eyed Goddess and more. I would recommend this book to children aged 5-10 or if you like to read books about Greek or Roman Gods and Goddesses.

5 stars

Reviewed by Mikayla from Tawa, 9 years old

Top 10 Children’s e-Books February 2016

Overdrive has some pretty popular children’s titles right now.  It’s not in the Top 10, but Frank Cottrell-Boyce, of Millions fame has The Unforgotten Coat newly added to the overdrive selections, along with Diary of a Wimpy Kid and The 39 Clues series.  Found a favourite of your’s as an eBook? let us know in the comments.

 

1. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, By J.K. Rowling

2. The Son of Neptune: The Heroes of Olympus Series, Book 2, by Rick Riordan

3. The Crown of Ptolemy: Percy Jackson & The Kane Chronicles Crossover Series, Book 3, by Rick Riordan

4. The Lost Hero: The Heroes of Olympus Series, Book 1, by Rick Riordan

5. The Mark of Athena: The Heroes of Olympus Series, Book 3, by Rick Riordan

6. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, By J.K. Rowling

7. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, By J.K. Rowling

8. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, By J.K. Rowling

9. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, By J.K. Rowling

10. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, By J.K. Rowling

Kids’ Club Review by Faith: The lighting thief

The lighting thief, by Rick Riordan

The Lightning Thief is about a boy named Percy Jackson who is a Demigod (half God, half human ). Percy goes on a dangerous quest with Annabeth and Grover to find Zeus’s lighting bolt which was stolen.
My favorite part is when Percy battled Ares, God of war. This book ends with a cliff hanger so I advise you to borrow the next book too. There are a total of 5 books in the series. This book is the first.

4 stars

Reviewed by Faith from Brooklyn and Brooklyn School , 10 years old

Top 10 Children’s E-Books for October 2015

Fantasy saga fans have really taken to the E-Books.  Rick Riordan has become the favourite with his myth influenced series inspiring a lot of Wellington readers. There are some great resources in the library about Greek myths, non-fiction, comics, more comics,  audio books, movies and some other great stories.  If you’re enjoying the Rick Riordan Heroes of Olympus series try the Pegasus series by Kate O’Hearn (she has also written books on the Norse Myths).

Did you know that many of the heroes and heroines of the Greek myths were immortalised in constellations? Take a look here for some of their stories and place in the night sky.

1.   Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J. K. Rowling

2.   Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J. K. Rowling

3.   Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J. K. Rowling

4.  The Mark of Athena: The Heroes of Olympus Series, Book 3 by Rick Riordan

5.   The House of Hades: The Heroes of Olympus Series, Book 4 by Rick Riordan

6 .  The Lost Hero: The Heroes of Olympus Series, Book 1 by Rick Riordan

7.   The Son of Sobek: Percy Jackson & Kane Chronicles Crossover Series, Book 1 by Rick Riordan

8.   Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J. K. Rowling

9.   The Red Pyramid: The Kane Chronicles, Book 1 by Rick Riordan

10. The Son of Neptune: The Heroes of Olympus Series, Book 2 by Rick Riordan

 

      

Kids’ Club Review by Alan: Percy Jackson and the Greek gods

Percy Jackson and the Greek gods, by Rick Riordan

This is not like any other Percy Jackson books or Olympian books. Because in this story Percy reveals the horrible truth about the Greek gods and tells the stories about the Titans. I would normally rate a Percy Jackson book 5 stars but this book is pretty bloody, disgusting and also very gruesome. If you like this stuff I suggest you read it. But for the other guys I suggest you try not to imagine it happening because it is quite disturbing. Overall I think this is a good book with bad stuff.

3 stars

Reviewed by Alan from Kilbirnie, 11 years old