Kids’ Club Review by Tulip: Harry Potter and the prisoner of Azkaban

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

Its harry’s third year at Hogwarts witchcraft and wizardry.
At first he blew up Dudley’s aunt, (uncle Vernon sister)
then, he catches the night bus which is really outstandingly weird
and he ends up in the leaky cauldron, where he finds out that a “Criminal” called Sirius Black escaped from azkaban which is a prison surrounded by soul sucking Dementors. they say he is coming for Harry! but when Ron is dragged into the Whomping Willow by a werewolf then Harry finds out the truth. The Dementors are trying to find Sirius and take him back. On the other hand, Buckbeak, the Hippogriff is committed to execution. Will Harry and his friends save the innocent lives?

4 stars

Reviewed by Tulip from Newtown and , 10 years old

New Non Fiction to begin the new year!

Welcome to 2017! A new year and  a new start. And so far, it looks very promising at the library with truck loads of new and amazing non fiction where the wonderful world of Harry Potter continues, and collides with an amazing world of fantastic beasts and hidden realms. Further worlds and realms are discovered where imagination takes flight, creativity comes to life, passions are invoked and where heroes, heroines, role models, leaders are discovered.


image courtesy of syndeticsAlbus Dumbledore.

The Harry Potter film collection continues with the complete guide to Albus Dumbledore. This book holds photographs, memories, and quotes from the eight Harry Potter films featuring Albus Dumbledore, looking the moments that made him a great wizard and Hogwarts headmaster, and how he guided Harry in his adventures.


image courtesy of syndeticsFantastic beasts and where to find them : magical movie handbook.

The spin off of the Harry Potter films comes to life with the release of the magical movie handbook: Fantastic Beasts and where to find them. This book featuring amazing photos and details from the film, this handbook highlights all of your favorite characters, locations, artifacts, spells, and magical moments from the movie.


Shakespeare Retold.

The wonderful world of William Shakespeare’s plays comes to life in this illustrated volume which features seven classic plays by William Shakespeare, retold by E. Nesbit in plain English – Great for those who aren’t fluent in Shakespeare’s language.



A Miscellany of Magical Beasts.

A world of magical, mythical creatures from around the worlds comes to life in this amazing book that details information about  giants, trolls, harpies, unicorns, and much, much more!




image courtesy of syndeticsVolothamp Geddarm’s dungeonology : an epic adventure through the Forgotten Realms.

Take a journey into the Forbidden Realms in this amazing book that provides information on how to best explore the treasure-laden dungeons, mysterious Underchasm, and Icewind Dale.



image courtesy of syndeticsThe curious guide to things that arent.

This guide is a toolkit for kids that teaches them how to think creatively  through deductive reasoning, listening skills, and imagination, as well as help kids then have to figure out the answers through detective work and a little creative reasoning.



image courtesy of syndeticsA world of Information.

This book is literally a world of information where essential facts are brought to life by stylish infographics and fascinating commentary! You will discover amazing facts and answers to life’s questions such as How much do clouds weigh? Who invented the pencil? How many ways can you tie a knot?


 The Book of Heroes. and The Book of Heroines.

National Geographic’s has done again with these two new books on heroes, heroines and role models. In The Book of Heroes, read and discover the true stories of superheroes, rebels, world leaders, action heroes, sports legends, and many more daring dudes, all of whom played their part to make their mark, make a contribution, and make the world a better place. While Timage courtesy of syndeticshe Book of Heroines covers everything you need to know about female superstars, war heroes, world leaders, gusty gals, and everyday women who changed the world. Both books contain engaging text, high-quality photographs and is a toolkit for every kid with a goal, hope, or dream they want to make a reality.




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

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

In the holidays Harry goes to the burrow, Ron’s place, with Hermione. Fred,Gorge,Harry, Hermione, Ron, Ginny, and Mr. Weasly go to the Quiddictch cup, Ireland v.s Bulgaria. Ron’s
favourite player is Viktor Krum, the seeker for the Bulgarian team. Voldemort’s mark is in the air after 13 years, and death eaters flame the area.

At Hogwarts Dumbledore announces that the triwizard tormament is this year, with beauxbatons and durmstrang, both academies for magic.Representing beauxbatons is Fleur Deco’ur , and durmstrang is… VIKTOR KRUM!!! Representing Hogwarts is Cedric Diggory… and Harry Potter? Suddenly, everything doesn’t feel right. Harry faces mermaids, fearsome dragons, and one great big maze.

5 stars

Reviewed by Keya from Central City and Johnsonville School , 9 years old

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

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

19 years later after the battle of Hogwarts…
Married to Ginny Weasley, Harry has 3 kids, Lily Luna, James Sirius, and Albus Severus. Albus is worried he might be sorted into slytherin. on the train Albus makes a friend called scorpius malfoy, who is rumoured to be voldemort’s son. together they jump of the Hogwarts express, meet Delphi ‘Diggory’, steal a time turner to bring Cedric Diggory back.

5 stars

Reviewed by keya from Central City and Johnsonville School , 9 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Tulip: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

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

Harry potters second year has been a wreck!
His amazing year starts with a rescue from the dursleys by his friend ron.
then he gets a warning from Dobby the house elf.
After they get seald out in muggle world so they cant go on the hogwarts xpress.
and that causes flaw when they crash into the whomping willow.
next it all starts again from 50 years ago……………

5 stars

Reviewed by Tulip from Newtown and Berhampore School , 10 years old

Kids’ Club Review by keya: Harry Potter and the prisoner of azkaban

Harry Potter and the prisoner of azkaban, by J. K. Rowling

In the boring muggle news, harry hears about an escaped murderer, Sirius Black, who just happens to be his GODFATHER!!! This news strikes him. he wants to know more, meanwhile, that is the least of his worries. dementors are surrounding the school. With such horrible bad memories of his parents, Harry needs to know how to fight them. with the help of Remus Lupin, the defence against dark arts teacher, he learns to conquer a full patronus. From a journey to the shrieking shack to a knot in the whomping willow, this book is AMAZING!!!

5 stars

Reviewed by keya from Central City and Johnsonville School , 9 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Keya: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

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

Another year at Hogwarts for Harry!
At summer Dobby, a house elf, comes to visit Harry to warn him not to go back to Hogwarts. He steals all the owls Hermione, Ron, and Hagrid send him, seals the barrier to the Hogwarts Express, which causes Ron and himself to follow the train in Ron’s dads flying Ford Angela. then, they have a slight incident with the whomping willow, in which Ron’s wand breaks. Join Harry in his encounters with Argus Flinch, the caretaker, some super giant spiders. A basilisk, a basilisk fang, a dairy, a bugler, and even Lord Voldemort himself!!!

4 stars

Reviewed by Keya from Brooklyn and Johnsonville School , 9 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Keya: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's StoneHarry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, by J. K. Rowling

Harry is a slightly insecure boy with no parents who are said to be dead in a car crash. He lives with his Aunt Petunia, Uncle Vernon, and cousin Dudley.

Then he starts getting letters from a mysterious person who knows exactly where he lives,
Uncle Vernon will stop at nothing to not let Harry read them.,well, apart from Hagrid,a half-giant comes in to tell Harry about his past. Harry, a boy that was yelled at half the time and was hardly unknown, turns into the boy who lived.

Harry goes under London, vanishes through a brick wall and boards the Hogwarts Express, meets Ron and Hermione, and can you believe the adventure’s just started?

5 stars

Reviewed by Keya from Central City and Johnsonville School , 9 years old

Top 10 Children’s eBooks December 2016

There no doubt in anyone’s mind that J. K. Rowling totally owns the December’s eBook Top 10.  The world of Harry Potter continues to inspire new readers, but also people love to re-read these books.  Re-visiting the books often reveals passages that were missed the first time round.  Or when you read a book at a different age you get new things out of the writing, and J. K. Rowling explores different aspects of her characters as the series expands through the school years.

But wait what is that at the end of the list? Squeaking in at the end… Thea Stilton.  The Thea sisters are out to solve the theft of a precious ring on a trip to Russia. A figure skating medal and a good reputation is at stake!

1.  Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, 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 Goblet of Fire, by J. K. Rowling

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

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

7.  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, by J. K. Rowling

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

9.  Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, by J. K. Rowling

10.Thea Stilton and the Lost Letters, by Thea Stilton

Top 10 Children’s non-fiction for November 2016

Star Wars fans are having a great lead into the holidays with the release of Rogue One. There are some great materials related to the space epic in the library, some of them remain exclusively in the library! The reference shelf has some amazing paper engineering – known as pop-up books.  If you don’t see the Star Wars : a galactic pop-up adventure on the shelf, ask at a desk and you’ll get to see the glowing lightsaber appear from the pages!


1.  LEGO Books, by Daniel Lipkowitz

2.  Minecraft ; The survivors’ book of secrets, by Stephanie Milton

3.  Harry Potter and the cursed child, by Jack Thorne, John Tiffany and J. K. Rowling

4.  Star Wars, by Adam Bray

5.  Star wars ; complete vehicles, by David West Reynolds

6.  Minecraft, by Nick Farwell

7.  Star Wars character encyclopedia, by Simon Beecroft

8.  Guinness world records 2016, edited by Craig Glenday

9.  Lego DC comics Super heroes character encyclopedia, by Simon Hugo

10.Minecraft hacks master builder, by Megan Miller