Top 10 Children’s fiction for August 2016

New releases galore on the Children’s fiction front! There is a new Tom Gates adventure, catch up with Liz Pichon’s hero at your library. And what could be on the 78th storey of Andy and Terry’s treehouse? Any one else find this series a really good way to learn their 13 times tables?


1. Diary of a wimpy kid series, by Jeff Kinney

2. Tom Gates series, by Liz Pichon

3. Treehouse series, by Andy Griffiths

4. Dirty Bertie series, by Alan MacDonald

5. Dork Diaries, by Rachel Renée Russell

6. Where’s Wally? by Martin Handford

7. The Secret Seven series by Enid Blyton

8. The BFG, by Roald Dahl

9. Matilda, by Roald Dahl

10. The hidden oracle, by Rick Riordan

Kids’ Club Review by leitaya: Dunger

Dunger, by Joy Cowley

Its mainly about William and Melissa wanted to go to Queenstown but they had to go and look after their Grandma and grandpa. As far as they are concerned this is NOT a holiday. I recommend its for 8-15 year olds.

4 stars

Reviewed by leitaya from Newtown and Newtown School , 8 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Thomas: The Long Haul

The Long Haul, by Jeff Kinney

This book is about Greg and his family going on a what seemed like six month holiday.

The main characters are Greg, his older brother Rodrick, Mum, Dad and his little brother Manny.

I think the funniest part of the trip was when Greg and Rodrick entered Rodrick’s shoes in a smelliest shoe competition and they won!

I think that the pictures in the book made it more exciting.

5 stars

Reviewed by Thomas from Tawa, 9 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Rose: Alice-Miranda on holiday

Alice-Miranda on holidayAlice-Miranda on holiday, by Jacqueline Harvey

I think Alice Miranda on holiday is a very entertaining book book for ages 7-10.
It isn’t my favourite book because it is a book which is an easier read then others and I like to read challenging books. Therefore I rate Alice Miranda on holiday a 4/5.

4 stars

Reviewed by Rose from Cummings Park, 11 years old