Kids’ Club Review by Joshua: Minions. Evil panic

Minions. Evil panicMinions. Evil panic, Didier Ah-Koon, Renaud Collin

I thought this book was funny because the minions find a can with a label that says px-41 and they accidentally infected themselves with it. They become evil, so the other minions need to try to cure them. Will they be successful or not?

5 stars

Reviewed by Joshua from Tawa and , 10 years old

Top 10 Children’s DVDs September 2016

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Unpredicatble weather predicted for the school holidays? Set yourself up with some great movies and favourite series incase you get stuck indoors!

The Disney movie Zootopia has placed soooo many different animals together in one city.  Rookie cop, Judy, is the first bunny on the force meeting a huge range of characters that have their own ideas of who Judy is.  The directors of Tangled and Wreck-it Ralph have created a movie that looks at how different people treat each other.  Worth a watch this holidays.

bananas in pajamas1. Octonauts

2. My little pony, friendship is magic

3. Peter Rabbit

4. Zootopia

5. Bananas in pyjamas

6. Fireman Sam

cover image7. Inside out

8. Minions

9. Thomas & friends

10. Strawberry Shortcake

Top 10 Children’s DVDs for August 2016

dvd coverChildren’s animation has some really creative people doing fun stuff in this month’s Top 10.

The Octonauts are a great cross-over from screen to page with their puzzle books and picture books.  Beatrix Potter’s characters also have a to offer, stretching vocabulary in her classic Children’s tales.

Do you have a favourite book to screen character?  Let us know in the comments.

1. dvd coverOctonauts

2. My little pony, friendship is magic

3. Peter Rabbit

4. Fireman Sam

5. Bananas in pyjamas

dvd cover6. Strawberry Shortcake

7. Inside out

8. Minions

9. Legends of Chima

10. Hotel Transylvania

Top 10 Childrens DVDs July 2016

Long winter evenings are a great time to catch up with the latest movies.

It’s not just the one off movies people love to borrow from the library, there are the DVD series where you can follow characters through their many adventures. Building adventures with lego is great for your imagination and construction skills.  These building blocks have inspired quite a few series – do you know them all?

There’s: Legends of Chima,  Justice League, Ninjago Masters of SpinjitsuLEGO friends, Star Wars, Nexo KnightsBionicle and there’s a LEGO Scooby-Doo! Try saying all that in one breath!  Have I missed any? Let us know in the comments.

Here’s your Top 10 for July 2016: 

1. My little pony, friendship is magic

2. Inside out

3. Legends of Chima

4. Minions

5. Snoopy and Charlie Brown 

6. The good dinosaur

7. Strawberry Shortcake

8. Goosebumps

9. Geronimo Stilton

10. Rabbids invasion

Top 10 Children’s DVDs for June 2016

The Good Dinosaur is officially a favourite for DVD for this month and it’s great to see the awesomely funny ‘Inside Out’ making the list too.

If you’re looking for some great movies to watch on these cold wintery days, than look no further than this list!

Here’s your Top 10 list for June:

1. My little pony, friendship is magic

2. Inside out

3. Strawberry Shortcake

4. Minions

5. Snoopy and Charlie Brown : The Peanuts movie

6. Legends of Chima

7. Hotel Transylvania

8. Geronimo Stilton

9. PAW patrol

10. The good dinosaur

Top 10 Childrens DVDs March 2016

Never-never land has two film adaptations in this month’s Top 10!  Through Peter Pan and Tinker Bell, author J. M. Barrie has inspired so many authors that you can find references to them in comics, movies and other books all through the library (we even have a Russian language version!).  Even in musical scores Peter Pan magic pervades the library

1.  My little pony, friendship is magic

2. Inside out

3. Legends of Chima

4. Strawberry Shortcake

5. Minions

6. Home

7. Dragons

8. Pan

9. Cinderella

10. Tinker Bell and the legend of the NeverBeast

Top 10 children’s DVDs February 2016

The favourites have jiggled around a bit, but when you folk like something, you really like it!

Animation features strongly in the choices for Feb’s top 10. Developing the animated characters is a totally different story when you have the author on hand.  The Dragon Riders of Berk feature incredibly different dragons, not just their abilities and personalities but also the physical mechanics of how they would fly, walk and fight.  Take a look at how the ideas develop from drawings to the finished dragon. Have you invented your own dragon?  What does it look like? eat? how does it fly and land? Let us know in the comments.

1. My little pony, friendship is magic

2. Minions

3. Inside out

4. Legends of Chima

5. Dragons

6. Home

7. Strawberry Shortcake

8. Cinderella

9. Scooby-Doo! 13 spooky tales

10. Paper planes

Top 10 Childrens DVDs for January 2016

Road trips with DVDs? Turns out that it’s now a thing! There are some great DVDs in the Childrens collection to while away the easy summer hours. Our collection has classic series like Scooby-Doo and newer cartoon series following the Lego heroes of Chima, the ponies from the world of Equestria or the Strawberry shortcake gang.  Inside out from Pixar has had some great reviews, from the writer of Monsters, Inc., Wall-E and Up, Pete Docter, the little voices in Riley’s head are brought to life as she struggles with the move to a new city. The animation deserves a mention as Pixar uses a more cartoonish style this time round.  Heading to Tokyo in the next few months? you can catch the Pixar exhibition at The Museum of Contemporary Art

1.  My little pony, friendship is magic

2.  Minions

3.  Inside out

4.  Home

5.  Dragons

6 . Cinderella

7.  Scooby-Doo! 13 spooky tales

8.  Strawberry Shortcake

9.  Legends of Chima

10. Paper planes

Top 10 Children’s DVDs December 2015

There are some great new movies in December’s popular DVDs. Paper Planes is an Australian production that shows the joys of invention and team work (and how to make a cool paper aeroplane). Minions – the movie – shows the great and terrible journey the Minions had to follow to find their evil master mind Gru. Want to find your own Minion? Take a look at the seek and find book based on the movie

  1. My little pony, friendship is magic series
  2. Minions
  3. Strawberry Shortcake series
  4. Home
  5. Legends of Chima series
  6. Dragons 
  7. Inside out
  8. Cinderella
  9. Paper planes
  10. Scooby-Doo! 13 spooky tales series

Movie Review: Minons…or How the Minons met their boss.

Minons, or  as I would like to call it- How the Minons met their boss, is a spin-off/prequel to the Despicable Me franchise. Minions are small, yellow creatures who have existed since the beginning of time, evolving from single-celled organisms into beings who exist only to serve history’s most villainous masters.

After serving, (and killing) a T-Rex, an Egyptian pharaoh, Dracula, and Napoleon, and then going through stages of no master depression, the Minions (Kevin, Stuart and Bob) hitchhike to Orlando to attend Villain-Con, in hopes on  becoming the henchmen for Scarlet Overkill, the world’s first female (and diva) super villain.

However is she the world’s most villainous super villain?

Watch to the film to find out. Overall a great film for kids!