Kids’ Club Review by Nicole: Class A

Class AClass A, by Robert Muchamore

It is an fun book with lots of exciting scenes which include lots of action. I recommend this book for ages 10-12.

4 stars

Reviewed by Nicole from Kilbirnie and , 11 years old

Happy 20th birthday Ruth Gotlieb (Kilbirnie) library!

This week on Wednesday 22nd of FebruaryKilbirnie library plaque we celebrate 20 years since the current Ruth Gotlieb/Kilbirnie library opened its doors. Let’s take the opportunity to have a look back on the history of one of Wellington’s busiest branch libraries and the important role it has played in our community for many years.

Interest in the need for a Kilbirnie library was first raised with the Council in 1912, but it wasn’t until 14 years later in 1936 that the Lyall Bay library was opened on the corner of Wha Street and Onepu Road. The library operated there until 1983, when it moved to a new premises just down the road. Kilbirnie library 1997The new Kilbirnie library at 101 Kilbirnie Crescent was then built and opened in 1997. Three years later it was renamed as the Ruth Gotlieb library to recognise Mrs Gotlieb’s outstanding contribution to library services in Wellington. Ruth is still a regular library user, who enjoys visiting “her” library each week!

Here in Kilbirnie, we serve a diverse range of library patrons. We are a very multi-cultural suburb, with locals originating from all sorts of overseas locations, such as Asia, India and the Pacific.Kilbirnie library 2017 We also have high populations of both elderly residents and children, which is reflected in our users. Maybe you’ve even visited us with your class from school? The Kilbirnie library has a great collection with something for everyone, and a team of friendly librarians just waiting to help you find the perfect book. If you visit the Ruth Gotlieb library this week, be sure to wish us a very happy 20th birthday!







Kids’ Club Review by Francesca: Brigands M.C.

Brigands M.C.Brigands M.C., by Robert Muchamore

I love the CHERUB series, it’s such a thriller. You can never put it down it’s to good!
It’s so creepy and mysterious, It gives you little chills when you read and you always want to know more!

4 stars

Reviewed by Francesca from Kilbirnie and Kelburn Normal School , 10 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Kitty: The league of beastly dreadfuls

The league of beastly dreadfulsThe league of beastly dreadfuls, by Holly Grant

Anastasia is a normal 10 year old girl looking forward to her 11th birthday, everything seems almost perfect, It was almost like no human or animal could change that and that was true. but a vacum cleaner could…
Anastasia’s parents are tradgically killed by a vacum cleaner and is A is taken away to a insane asylum to live with to mysterious aunts she’s never met.

I loved this nook, I hope you will too, ENJOY!!!

4 stars

Reviewed by Kitty from Kilbirnie and Kelburn Normal School , 10 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Francesca: From the cutting room of Barney Kettle

From the cutting room of Barney KettleFrom the cutting room of Barney Kettle, by Kate De Goldi (1959-)

I love this book, It was so cool, it started of plainish, the intro was a pretty normal one, exept it wasn’t, It was the type of writing I would do….just a THOUSAND times better…. It drew me in and brought me into the book.

Barney’s character reminds me of something, I’m not sure what, He’s kind of refelcting me and everyone else in the world, he brings out all of our flaws, yets also the good things!

I loved it! 8+….ENJOY!!!

5 stars

Reviewed by Francesca from Kilbirnie and Kelburn Normal School , 10 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Francesca: Hilda and the Black Hound

Hilda and the Black HoundHilda and the Black Hound, by Luke Pearson

It was great I loved the plot and how things were their yet they weren’t, that when you thought something was this and then it turned out it was actually that, It was so confusing yet fun. I LOVED IT!


5 stars

Reviewed by Francesca from Kilbirnie and Kelburn Normal School , 10 years old