Kids’ Club Review by Jess: Harry Potter and the half-blood prince

Harry Potter and the half-blood princeHarry Potter and the half-blood prince, J.K. Rowling

This book is about Harry Potter finding an interesting potions book that gives instructions on better ways to make potions. My favourite part of the book is when there is a big fight between the death eaters and the good wizards from Hogwarts. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes an adventure but doesn’t get too scared!

5 stars

Reviewed by Jess from Miramar and Seatoun School , 7 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Jess: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

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

This book is about Harry Potter going on adventures with his friends Ron and Hermione. My favourite part of the book was when there was a big battle at the Ministry of Magic. I was surprised when a main character was murdered. I would highly recommend this book to anyone interested in reading about a good adventure.

5 stars

Reviewed by Jess from Miramar and Amesbury School , 7 years old

5 New Non Fiction to read this summer.

Hey kids! Check out the latest new non fiction at Wellington City Libraries. Check out books about the wonderful world of ballet, the Harry Potter universe, yummy easy peasy recipes and so much more.

Enjoy!

image courteesy of syndeticsThe Magical World of Ballet.

Calling all budding ballet and dancer enthusiasts! Check out The Magical World of Ballet! A beautiful book that showcases gives a unique insight into this beautiful art form, seen through the eyes of The Royal Ballet. A must read book for anyone interested in ballet and dancing.


image courtesy of sydneticsHarry Potter & Fantastic Beasts: A Spellbinding Guide to the Films.

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is coming to theater’s November 16, 2018! Explore the new film series and it’s connections to Harry Potter with this beautiful handbook! Ages 8+


image courtesy of sydneticsEasy Peasy!: Real Cooking for Kids.

Easy peasy real cooking indeed! Check out this amazing cookbook where Mary Contini and Pru Irvine provide over 60 recipes guaranteed to tickle the tastebuds, featuring a huge range of mouth watering recipes, including a selection from other countries, not just Britain. My personal favourites, found this book, include green pea hummus, cool as cucumber salad, and ‘shrooms on toast. Hmmm, is it lunch time yet? A librarian’s choice all the way!


image courtesy of sydneticsJapanese Picture Dictionary.

Want to learn a language in the new year, Check out this Japanese Picture Dictionary. This dictionary contains more than 1,500 Japanese words and phrases you need to know, organised into 38 themes that range from “nice to meet you” to ‘At the market.” Another librarian’s choice all the way!


image courtesy of sydneticsAn anthology of intriguing animals.

Check out this amazing anthology of intriguing animals. Filled with amazing facts and eye catching illustrations about animals, including firm favourites such as dolphins, tigers and butterflies as well more unusual animals such as walrus, lemur and peacock. Highly recommended.

Kids’ Club Review by Aadarsh: Harry Potter : a journey through a history of magic.

Harry Potter : a journey through a history of magic.Harry Potter : a journey through a history of magic.,

This book is based on the Harry Potter book series. It has all of the information about magical creatures and people.

My favourite character is Harry Potter because he is the hero of the whole story. I liked it when they explained about the Defence against the Dark arts teachers because it had all of the teachers of the past and the future. The book also has original drafts of the Harry Potter books. I recommend this book to people who want to learn more about the wizarding world. 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 Aoi: Harry Potter and the prisoner of Azkaban

Harry Potter and the prisoner of AzkabanHarry Potter and the prisoner of Azkaban, J.K. Rowling

Sirius Black the mass muduer escaped Azkaban ”No one can escape Azkaban”- Hermione. It has been said that Sirius muduered 100 muggle people. Demthers attacked Hogwarts castle. Sirius sheaks in the castle …..later….. In Teatrees lesson in Harry Potter tea pot there is what Teatree fears. Super exciting book ever! I could’t stop reading this book.

5 stars

Reviewed by Aoi from Karori and Thorndon School , 8 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Aoi: Harry Potter and the goblet of fire

Harry Potter and the goblet of fireHarry Potter and the goblet of fire, J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter has been entered in the triewirezd tonarmet. ( 17 or over can only enter but Harry has been entered) Harry has passed three dangerous tasks to be the winner. Can Harry win the triewirzed tomaremot and deafet Lord Vordomort? I just could not stop reading because I wanted to know what was happening next. It was so exciting!

5 stars

Reviewed by Aoi from Karori and Thorndon School , 8 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Aadarsh: Harry Potter and the goblet of fire

Syndetics book coverHarry Potter and the goblet of fire / J.K. Rowling.

This book is about a wizard called Harry Potter. He has got two friends called Ronald aka Ron and Hermione. This is the fourth book of the Harry Potter series.

I would love to be in Hogwarts school of wizardry and witchcraft. My favourite part of the book is where Harry’s name is selected from the Goblet of fire to compete in the triwizard tournament. Harry is the only fourth year who gets to compete in the tournament. It is meant for older students.My favourite character is Hermione because she knows lots of spells and is always top in class.

I recommend this book for 8-10 year old children. 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