Top 10 Children eBooks Summer 2018

eAudiobooks and eBooks are a great way to read what you want when you can’t get into the library.  Harry Potter is dominating the online borrowing at the moment.  A significant addition to the Top 10 is Wonder.  The book about dealing with difference at school has proved really popular in print, online and in movie theatres. The author uses four points of view to tell the story giving the reader an understanding how people are affected by August Pullman’s differences.

  1. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Parts One and Two, by J. K. Rowling
  2. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, by J. K. Rowling
  3. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, by J. K. Rowling.
  4. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, by J. K. Rowling
  5. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: Read by Eddie Redmayne, by J. K. Rowling
  6. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, by J. K. Rowling
  7. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, by J. K. Rowling
  8. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, by J. K. Rowling
  9. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, by J. K. Rowling
  10. Wonder, by R. J. Palacio

Top 10 Children’s Fiction Summer 2018

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:

 

  1. Diary of a wimpy kid, by Jeff Kinney
  2. Captain Underpants, by Dav Pilkey
  3. Storey Treehouse series, by Andy Griffiths
  4. Tom Gates, by Liz Pichon
  5. Dork Diaries, by Rachel Renée Russell
  6. The World’s Worst Children, by David Walliams
  7. Fantastic beasts and where to find them, by J. K. Rowling
  8. Harry Potter and the prisoner of Azkaban,  by J. K. Rowling
  9. Magnus Chase and the ship of the dead, by Rick Riordan
  10. The bad book, by Andy Griffiths

Kids’ Club Review by Anna: Harry Potter : magical places from the films : Hogwarts, Diagon Alley and beyond

Harry Potter : magical places from the films : Hogwarts, Diagon Alley and beyond, by Jody Revenson

This book is about places that Harry Potter has been in the films like the Chamber of Secrets and the Muggle’s house. It shows how the movie sets were designed and how the books provided lots of information. I really enjoyed this book because I have just finished reading the Harry Potter series (although Mum has not let me watch very many of the films).

5 stars

Reviewed by Anna from Karori, 8 years old

Top 10 Children’s Non-Fiction Summer 2018

So favourite reads over summer? Minecraft and LEGO top the billing!

Did anyone go to see the Brickman exhibition at Te Papa? Were you inspired? If you were we have the perfect creative outlet for you Let’s Go LEGO

Karori Library: First Saturday of each month, 2:30-3:30pm
Cummings Park (Ngaio) Library: First Thursday of each month, 3:30-4:30pm
Mervyn Kemp (Tawa) Library: Second Thursday of each month, 3:30-4:30pm

Where you can create with others like yourselves =)

  1. Minecraft, by Stephanie Milton
  2. Minecraft, by Craig Jelley author, Ryan Marsh illustrator
  3. LEGO, by Daniel Lipkowitz
  4. Terraria, by Daniel Roy
  5. Guinness world records 2018.
  6. Harry Potter and the cursed child, by Jack Thorne, John Tiffany and J.K. Rowling
  7. The LEGO ideas book, by Daniel Lipkowitz
  8. Good night stories for rebel girls, by Elena Favilli
  9. Star Wars, by Adam Bray
  10. Star Wars, by Patricia Bray

Kids’ Club Review by Jacob: Harry Potter and the chamber of secrets

Harry Potter and the chamber of secretsHarry Potter and the chamber of secrets, by J. K Rowling

This book was very exciting. My favourite part was when Harry faced the giant serpent and the serpent lunged at him with his fangs and Harry cut his fang off with his sword and killed the serpent. I also liked the magic diary where Harry could write things and the answer would magically appear. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes fantasy books.

5 stars

Reviewed by Jacob from Cummings Park and , 9 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Josie: Harry Potter and the cursed child

Harry Potter and the cursed childHarry Potter and the cursed child, by Jack Thorne

As a massave Harry Potter fan I really enjoyed this book as it showed all about Albus and Scorpius but I do think that it kind of ruins 19 years later from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows as you know that Albus is a Slytherin. But overall I think The Cursed Child was a brilliant book!

5 stars

Reviewed by Josie from Cummings Park and Seatoun School , 11 years old