Children’s Top 10 eBooks January 2017

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

Kids’ Club Review by Tulip: The mummy that went moo

The mummy that went mooThe 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…….
What happened?……….

4 stars

Reviewed by Tulip from Newtown and Berhampore School , 10 years old

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

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

This is a very good book, with amazing description! It is about a little boy called George, who decide’s to make a magic medicine for his grandma to get her back for all the horrible things she has done to him. He uses (nearly) everything in the house. He fills his saucepan up with all the ingredients, and with a little boil and a stir, the medicine will go into grandma’s mouth, and the magic will begin!
It’s really an awesome book.
I loved it!

5 stars

Reviewed by Arav from Johnsonville and West Park School , 6 years old

Top 10 Children’s Fiction January 2017

So it’s the holidays – who’s bored? and who is reading? Want to bring some of those tales into real life? Want something delicious to eat but it will totally disgust your younger/older, brother/sister/friend/cousin/relative staying over for the holidays? Well Roald Dahl (who I just learned to pronounce correctly, “Roo-aal”) invented snozzcumbers for his non-human eating giant, you may remember these from the movie! An edible version for humans can be found in Roald Dahl’s revolting recipes, page 12 =)

And what’s been really popular over the holidays…?

  1. Tom Gates series, by Liz Pichon
  2. Diary of a wimpy kid series, by Jeff Kinney
  3. Storey treehouse series, by Andy Griffiths
  4. Dork Diaries, by Rachel Renée Russell
  5. Harry Potter series, by J. K. Rowling
  6. The Secret Seven, by Enid Blyton
  7. Magnus Chase series, by Rick Riordan
  8. The BFG, by Roald Dahl
  9. Where’s Wally? by Martin Handford
  10. Ruby Redfort, by Lauren Child

Kids’ Club Review by Juliet: Harper and the Circus of Dreams

Harper and the Circus of DreamsHarper and the Circus of Dreams, by Cerrie Burnell

This book was firework fabulous! I loved it! (I said ‘firework fabulous’ because it’s New Year)! I loved the illustrations by Laura Ellen Anderson! They are so realistic! I really absolutely loved the story (made up by Cerrie Burnell). It had a great plot and AMAZING characters. I really appreciate all the hard work Laura Ellen Anderson and Cerrie Burnell put into Harper and the Circus of Dreams. I would recommend this book to all my friends at Ngaio School.

5 stars

Reviewed by Juliet from Cummings Park and Queen Margaret College , 6 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Dylan: Nobody likes a goblin

Nobody likes a goblinNobody likes a goblin, by Ben Hatke

From looking at the title and the cover picture, I thought this book was going to be stupid. I liked it. It wasn’t scary. The goblin had a friend called skeleton. They were best friends. I liked goblin and skeleton. My favourite part was when they all defended goblin. I wish I could have defended goblin too. Lots of people ended up liking goblin. The goblins liked him because they were goblins too. The skeleton liked him because he knew him from kindergarten. I wanted the book to be longer.

5 stars

Reviewed by Dylan from Brooklyn and Kelburn Normal School , 5 years old