Kids’ Club Review by Alex: George’s marvellous medicine

George's marvellous medicineGeorge’s marvellous medicine, by Roald Dahl

This book written by Roald Dahl is full of humour, mischief and magic.
George is a smart boy with a very un-smart and grumpy Grandma and he decides to teach her a lesson. From the bathroom he mixes toothpaste, shaving cream and deodorant. He adds perfume, floor polish and flea powder among other things to make Georges Marvelous Medicine. What will it do to Grandma? You have to read to find out…but whatever you do, don’t try to make his medicine at home!

4 stars

Reviewed by Alex from Khandallah and Khandallah School , 8 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Alex: Good night stories for rebel girls

Good night stories for rebel girls, by Elena Favilli

This book is packed with 1 page stories about girls who have all done amazing things in their lives. For example, Manal Al-Shariff was the first woman to drive in Saudi Arabia. She was jailed twice, but kept encouraging other women in her country to just get out and drive. “If men can drive, why can’t women?”.
I recommend this book for every girl and woman I know. I loved it – it was very inspiring.

5 stars

Reviewed by Alex from Khandallah and Khandallah School , 8 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Michael: An armadillo in Paris

An armadillo in ParisAn armadillo in Paris, by Julie Kraulis

Fun read about an Armadillo on his travels. His grandad inspired him to travel and told him what is good to go and see around New York – I loved that book. I want to visit the Eiffel tower and Statue of Liberty. Good for kids who like to read about adventure or to read with your Dad or Grandpa at bedtime.

3 stars

Reviewed by Michael from Khandallah and , 6 years old

Light Stories @ Khandallah Library

This month’s evening event at Khandallah Library is Light Stories! Diwali, Matariki, Guy Fawke’s Day, the Lantern Festival, Halloween, even the LUX Light Festival here in Wellington — many cultures have special festivals that celebrate or feature exciting spectacles of light and colour throughout the year. Join us (in your pyjamas if you like!) for an evening of stories and crafts celebrating festivals of light from around the world. Suitable for children of all ages.

Where? Khandallah Library, 8 Ganges Road, Khandallah
When? Thursday 26th October, 6:30pm

For more information, contact Stephen at Khandallah Library, 479 3575.

Celebratory lights

Many cultures hold special festivals in celebration of light and colour throughout the year.

At Khandallah Library, we host special events for children and their families on the last Thursday of each month at 6:30pm. Keep an eye on the Kids Blog and the library noticeboard to find out more!

Kids’ Club Review by francesca: School daze

School dazeSchool daze, by Zack Zombie

this is great…a bit creepy! Fiction book, not game strategy. fun read! Zac zombie is the main character and his favourite things to do are play with friends Skeely, Slimey and Creepy…and eat cake! Recommend for ages 8 who like playing mindcraft!

4 stars

Reviewed by francesca from Khandallah and , 8 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Francesca: Dog Fight

Dog Fight, by Donovan Bixley

Good new book series about cats and dogs that go on crazy adventures in the olden days. The visit countries like Switzerland, Paris in France. I like their crazy inventions. illustrations are good. Recommend it to age 8+

4 stars

Reviewed by Francesca from Khandallah and , 8 years old