Kids’ Club Review by Shreya: The Precious Ring

The Precious Ring, by Anna Branford

This is an interesting book for children it is easy to read but it doesn’t matter Even I am 9 But I am still reading this book. I know That Lily wanted to keep the paddling pool but it was belonged to someone else so she could not have it .

3 stars

Reviewed by Shreya from Central City, 9 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Cardi: Pet Show Prize

Pet Show Prize, by Rosie Banks

I loved this book. Summer, Ellie, Jasmine and Trixi are this time off to Featherly Farm! But Queen Malice (the king of secret kingdom nasty sister) has stolen the girls talents! She tricked them into putting on ” friendship bracelets” that stole the talents. (see story Sparkle Statue to find out more). Ellie and Jasmine’s talents have been rescued, (see Sparkle Statue and Melody Medal) but Summer and Trixi’s talents are still missing! ( read this book and Twinkle Trophy). In this book, they get Summer’s talent back. Find out more in Pet Show Prize.

5 stars

Reviewed by Cardi from Brooklyn, 7 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Cardi: Melody Medal

Melody Medal, by Rosie Banks

 

I LOVED this book. In it, Summer + Ellie + Jasmine are of to the wonderful, magical world of Secret Kingdom, a were they have met unicorns, mermaids, pixes and lots more! This time they go to Serenity Island, and it is beautiful. In secret kingdom, it had been talent week, and the trophies are: the Sparkle Statue, the Melody Medal, the Pet Show Prize and the Twinkle Trophy. In the story, Sparkle Statue, Queen Malice takes away the girls talents! Ellie has lost her art talent, Jasmine has lost her talent for music and dancing, and their pixi friend, Trixi, has lost her talent for magic. In Sparkle Statue, Ellie gets her talent back and in this story, Jasmine gets her talent back too. The girls meet a girl called Octavia and she is making a music show. But then Queen malice comes! She ties Octavia up, and then she can not conduct the show! The girls try to stop her, but then Queen Malice lets her servants, the Storm Sprites, lose, and they start to spoil everything! And the king, King Merry, is still at sea and Queen Malice makes a storm and then he can not get to Serenity Island! The girls are about to do the show again and then the sea will stop being so stormy, but then Summer notices that the storm is blowing the instruments away! The girls get them back, but they a ruined. And the Storm Sprites are causing so much trouble. So then Trixi tells the girls to look for special flowers that make you go to sleep and in no time the Storm Sprites are sleeping! Then the girls make some new instruments and the show goes ahead! Then King Merry arrives and then Octavia is free and she gives Jasmine her talent!

5 stars

Reviewed by Cardi from Brooklyn, 7 years old

9 New Non Fiction just in time for winter.

Hey Kids!

Winter is around the corner and Wellington City Libraries is boiling hot… with some new and fantastic junior non fiction busting from the shelves! Books featured in this post are bestselling books that will blow your mind, get you thinking, unleash your creativity and hopefully change your life for the better! As always, our junior non fiction books always aim to keep you informed and entertain you all at once.

Enjoy!

 

image courtesy of syndeticsHarry Potter: A Journey through a history of magic.

Read this book and go an an icredible journey exploring the hisorty of the magic at the heart of the Harry Potter series, as well as explore a collection of magical artifacts featured in the Britisth Library.

 

 

image courtesy of syndeticsAmazing Brick Mosaics : Fantastic Projects to Build with Lego Blocks You Already Have.

Arts, crafts and Lego Bricks comes alive with this amazing book that contains fantastic mosaic projects to build and create with Lego blocks you already have. Highly recommended and a librarian’s choice all the way!

 

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Good night stories for rebel girls. 2.

The sequel to the sensational New York Times bestseller, Good Night Stories for Revel Girls is an entirely new collection of extraordinary women ranging from Queens, activists, ballerinas, lawyers, inventors, and so much more!

 

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How to think like a coder without trying.

Want to get into coding but don’t know where to start? This is the book for you! Full of puzzles and exercises that will help you think logically, as well as allow you to put into practice coding skills into everyday situations and opportunities.

 

 

image courtesy of syndeticsVietnamese childrens favorite stories.

The tales chosen for this book share the Vietnamese five great virtues: Nhan (Compassion), Le (Rituals), Nghia (Righteousness), Tri (Wisdom), and Tin (Trust). The author notes that her parents used traditional stories to teach children values and morals. Now the author, who is a story teller, uses the same tales to help Vietnamese children learn their traditional culture and values.

 

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50 things you should know about the Vietnam war.

“Between the late 1950s and the early 1970s, the United States was drawn into the longest war in its history. Find out how this major conflict developed, learn about the main battles, and meet the key figures on both sides”–Back cover.

 

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My first Orchestra Book.

Tormod the Troll loves music, but is tired of listening to the same thing repeatedly. He goes in search of more music and meets an orchestra.

 

 

image courtesy of syndeticsApes to Zebras: An A- Z of Shape Poems.

Shapes, animals, poetry and the alphabet are rolled into one with this gorgeous collection of animal poems! Featuring a full alphabet of animals, birds, and insects, with the odd extinct or imaginary creature thrown in, these beautiful shape poems are a perfect way to introduce children to poetry. Some funny, some serious, there is something here for everyone.

 

image courtesy of syndeticsJourneys : young readers’ letters to authors who changed their lives.

Read letters written by young people to authors about how books and poetry have shaped and changed their lives for the better.

Kids’ Club Review by Cardi: swan palace

Swan palace, by Rosie Banks

This book was amazing. Summer,Ellie and Jasmine are off to swan palace, but they find out that a wicked witch is frightening the swans! Oh, no! Summer notices that one swan has fur on it sticking up. Summer has found the swan QUEEN! The swan queen turns into a person and it has a crown made of feathers and it is so beautiful. It is on the front of this book. The king of Secret Kingdom has a bad sister called Malice. She let out Summers fairy tale bad guys and now they are in Secret Kingdom so the witch must be one of the bad guys! Jasmine has a plan. She knows that Malice wants the crown. She gets the witch and Malice to fight, but the crown brakes! Oh, no! And but wile the witch and Malice are fighting, they get her back into the book! I give this book 5 stars.

5 stars

Reviewed by Cardi from Brooklyn, 7 years old

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

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

I think that this book suites me, I recommend it for people who want excitement, adventure, fantasy & magic. if it had given me the number of ten stars i would press that many because its so good!

5 stars

Reviewed by Kimberly from Tawa, 10 years old

Some great new kids fiction for Term 2!

Term 2 is well under way, so take some time to sit back, relax and enjoy some of these fantastic new kids fiction books available through your local library!

 

 

Stanley will probably be fine by Sally J Pla

After fainting during a school assembly, Stanley uses his time in a safe room to begin drawing a comic book superhero and then enters a treasure hunt so that he can win passes to Comic Fest.

 

 

 

Image courtesy of SyndeticsStonebird  By Mike Revell

When ten-year-old Liam moves house to be closer to his dementia-suffering grandma, he’s thrown into an unfamiliar place, with a family that seems to be falling apart. Liam doesn’t remember what his grandma was like before she became ill. He only knows the witch-like old woman who snaps and snarls and eats her birthday cards. He wants to fix it, but he can’t. Walking his dog one day, Liam discovers an old stone gargoyle in a rundown church, and his life changes in impossible ways. The gargoyle is alive. It moves unseen in the night, acting out Liam’s stories. And stories can be dangerous things…Seeking revenge against the bullies at his new school, Liam tells a story about the gargoyle attacking them. When one of them ends up in hospital, a regretful Liam vows never to go near the gargoyle again. But his grandma’s illness is getting worse, his mum isn’t coping, and his sister is skipping school…What if the gargoyle is the only thing that can save Liam’s family?

 

 

The wishmakers by Tyler Whitesides

Ace unwittingly releases a genie from a peanut butter jar and gets unlimited wishes that he must learn to use with their consequences before all the world’s cats and dogs turn into zombies who will eat mankind.

 

 

Image courtesy of SyndeticsThe short but brilliant career of Lucas Weed by Chrissie Walker

“Lucas Weed hasn’t really made any friends at his new school, so when the ‘cool kids’ suggest he carry out a prank in class, Lucas thinks it might be his path to being accepted. And when the pranks keep getting more and more outrageous – and with videos uploaded to YouTube – Lucas Weed’s popularity soars! But after an embarrassing stunt that doesn’t quite go according to plan – in front of a very important person – Lucas decides it’s time to call it a day. But how?”–Publisher information.

 

 

Nothings fair in fifth grade by Barthe De Clements

A fifth grade class, repelled by the overweight new student who has serious home problems, finally learns to accept her.

 

 

 

 

Image courtesy of SyndeticsCave bear mountain by Jo Sandhu

At Cave Bear Mountain, Tarin is given tragic news about his Clan, and wants to return to them immediately. But Kaija and Luuka have discovered an astonishing truth about their mother. It seems the friends will be divided. But when the wolf cubs are kidnapped to fight in the Bear Festival. Only together will they have a chance of saving them.

 

 

Star friends: Secret spell by Linda Chapman

“Do you believe in magic? Maia and her friends do! And when they meet the Star Animals, a whole world of magical adventure unfolds. Lottie and her star animal, a squirrel called Juniper, must use their special powers to stop the forces of dark magic. Someone in the village is using dark magic and the Star Friends need to work together to figure it out who it is. But things keep going wrong! Sita is convinced a Shade is following her, Lottie is sure she’s going to fail her piano exam and Ionie thinks the others don’t want to be her friends. Only Maia seems her usual self. She needs to find out what is happening and how to stop it! Perfect for fans of My Secret Unicorn and The Rescue Princesses, and for Rainbow Magic readers looking to move on to a more challenging adventure.” –Publisher description.

 

Wings of fire; a winglets collection by Tui T Sutherland

“In Pyrrhia, every dragon has a story … Before the dragonets, beyond the war of the SandWing queens — the dragons of Pyrrhia each have their own story to tell. Like Fierceteeth, stuck in a SandWing prison, obsessed and full of thwarted ambition. Deathbringer, at the very beginning of his journey, desperate to prove himself. And Six-Claws, a loyal SandWing who will soon find out that loyalty comes with a price. Fly further into the dangerous territories of Pyrrhia than ever before to learn the secrets behind Wings of fire”.

Kids’ Club Review by Genevye: Rainbow Magic : Alyssa the snow queen fairy

Rainbow Magic : Alyssa the snow queen fairy, by Daisy Meadows

I looked at the cover- I read the blurb- I read the book.
OMG! This book was AMAZING! (This book has three stories in one)
I loved the stories from the start till the end! There were detailed illustrations, winter/spring objects and great plot! In this Rainbow Magic book. Kirsty and Rachel are helping Alyssa the snow queen fairy to find the three object, a magical snowflake , an enchanted mirror and an everlasting rose. My favourite object is the enchanted mirror because when someone look at the mirror, they’ll be confuse about what’s good or bad.
I loved this book, because there were detailed illustrations and it’s really fun to read.
I would recommend it to girls age 6-9 who like adventure books.
Come on! You know you want to read it!

5 stars

Reviewed by Genevye from Johnsonville, 7 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Kohaya: Harry Potter and the order of the pheonix

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

This is the BEST book ever. I’ve read it so much that my copy of it is worn out. My favorite part is the battle at the end when Harry and the DA fight the Death Eaters. I like that part because Neville gets brave (like a Gryffindor) and he fights Voldemort’s Death Eaters. It is a bit sad but the end isn’t too sad. Its a superlative book. Go on read it. What are you waiting for? Go on and read it. You know you want to read it.

5 stars

Reviewed by Kohaya from Brooklyn, 9 years old