Harry 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?
Reviewed by Tulip from Newtown and , 10 years old
Ollie’s Christmas reindeer, by Nicola Killen
A noise came outside which woke Ollie up. what could it be?
wanting and hopeful to find out, she followed the sound in the crisp snow wondering what could it be.
She begins a magical Christmas,
a unforgettable one
Reviewed by Tulip from Newtown and , 10 years old
Sophie Quire and the last Storyguard, by Jonathan Auxier
Wow! This book was a real gripper, it made me scared and happy and I almost fell off my bed! (Okay, people don’t normally say that but the saying goes “I was hanging onto my chair,” or falling off it, but I wasn’t sitting on a chair, I was reading in bed.)
Sophie loves loves LOVES books. (like me! EXACTLY LIKE ME!) To the point that it makes her dangerous (apparently). Her father owns a bookshop. She has no idea what happened to her mother as her father refuses to talk about her. So.
Peter Nimble is a cunning and very good thief. He has been so for most of his life. He can pickpocket any pocket and rob any house. He doesn’t have a mother or father either. (More can be found about him in the book Peter Nimble and his Fantastic Eyes). So.
Evil Inquisitor Prigg is trying to get rid of ALL storybooks, starting up a “No Nonsense” campaign. Sophie and her dad are in trouble. So.
Peter and Sophie quickly meet and become not friends, but not enemies either. They are sent on a quest to find four books – the Book of Who, What, Where and Why. (I think that’s right, anyway). It is a dangerous journey, especially since Sophie’s mum (as she finds out EVENTUALLY from her irritatingly quiet dad) was murdered by someone desperate to get to the Book of Who.
Sophie and Peter (and Sir Tode, a kind of horse cat) have to save the world before the world is destroyed forever, (NO BOOKS! NO BOOKS! NOOOOOOO BOOOOOKS!!)
Read this thrilling and heartstopping book to find out more!
Reviewed by Tiger from Cummings Park and , 11 years old
Artemis Fowl and the Atlantis complex, by Eoin Colfer
The atlantis complex is a great book, and my favourite in the Artemis Fowl series! Artemis Fowl has now got the atlantis complex – this is a psychosis common among gulit – ridden criminals and includes symptoms of obssessive behaviour, paranoia, delusions and in extreme cases multiple personality disorder. Causing Atemis to become nice instead of the evil mastermind he ususally is.
This means he can’t fight the robots attacking atlantis. It is an extreamly tense and funny book. I recommend it for 9+ because it can be confusing at times. This is no. 7 in the series, but you can read it out of order.
Reviewed by Caleb from Cummings Park and , 10 years old
Genie in a bottle, by Sarah Mlynowski
This time Abby and her little brother Jonah go into the story of Aladdin. Once again they mess up the story! Will they get home in time?
Reviewed by Peehoo from Johnsonville and , 11 years old
Adventures, supernatural foes and heroes of all shapes and sizes fill the pages of the eBooks available through the library’s Overdrive service. Harry Potter dominates eBooks! Other titles creeping up the ranks are also books that are movies. The recent Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children has a great cast featuring Chris O’Dowd, as a moody Dad and Peculiars, Eva Green and Judi Dench get some amazing special effects treatments in their bird transformations. So book or movie? How do you rate the film versions of these books? Let us know in the comments?
- Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: The Official Script Book, by J. K. Rowling, John Tiffany and Jack Thorne
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, by J.K. Rowling
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone J. K. Rowling,
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, by J. K. Rowling
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, by J. K. Rowling,
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, by J. K. Rowling
- Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, by Ransom Riggs
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, by J.K. Rowling
- The Hobbit, by J. R. R. Tolkien
- Mockingjay: The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins
Travelling with your library this summer? Our eBooks collection has such a great selection. Reading online or downloading a title is a great way to make sure you get all the books in a series.
Did you know that you can ask the library to add more books to the eBook collect? So if there’s something you really want to read online ask us to add it to the collection, and we’ll see what we can do. Either way someone will get back to you and let you know 🙂
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, by J. K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, by J. K. Rowling, John Tiffany and Jack Thorne
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, by J. K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, by J. K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, by J. K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, by J. K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, by J. K. Rowling
The Hobbit, by J R.R. Tolkein
Big Nate Makes a Splash, by Lincoln Peirce
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, by J. K. Rowling
The vanishing of Billy Buckle, by Sally Gardner
This book is AMAZING! I didn’t know there were books like this. The Summer Reading Challenge has helped me find lots of great authors. Thank you Wellington City Libraries for this great Challenge! 🙂
Reviewed by Peehoo from Johnsonville and Johnsonville School , 11 years old
Nobody likes a goblin, by Ben Hatke
It’s a cute little book. interesting pictures and the friendships between them are great!
It’s a sweet and funny read, it’ll get kids loving it!
Reviewed by Francesca from Kilbirnie and Kelburn Normal School , 10 years old
The mummy that went moo, by Karen McCombie
This book is great, however this book was more about ‘Thing’ than the mummy that went moo. The mummy that went moo is the tittle. ‘Thing’ is an animal who has wings. It is a combination of all sorts of animals and it can do magic. It’s name is ‘Thing’ because Jackson and Ruby don’t exactly know what ‘Thing’ is. Jackson and Ruby live next door and go to the same school.
Their class is going to the town museum for a trip, but when ‘Thing’ comes along without anyone knowing a catastrophe takes place…….
Reviewed by Tulip from Newtown and Berhampore School , 10 years old