Hey Jack: The new friend, by Sally Rippin
Jack found a dog because the dog was lost. They had to keep the dog because they checked all of their neighbors and checked who owns it. The puppy only stayed for two nights. He was using towels to sleep on. On the last night Jack was sleeping on the puppies bed. Jack went to the puppies bed because he heard a barking noise he knew it was the puppy.And then they found the owner of the dog, it was Alf. He showed Jack and his Dad the other puppies inside a door and he had five puppies. One big puppy and one grey puppy and all of the other puppies were brown. I like this book because he has a new friend. If you don’t know what it is I will give you a clue it is cute and it chases cats if you don’t know what it is, it is a dog. I also like the book because i like cute puppies.
Reviewed by Luis from Tawa, 7 years old
Rat Burger, by David Williams
This is another amazing book by David Williams. After reading the book you should also check the movie out too. This book is about a girl with a wicked step mum that kills her first pet. The ending of the book is great since it is unpredictable. It is not scary at all since it is hilarious. Highly suggest this book to all ages. Very good book about friendships.
Reviewed by Avin from Johnsonville, 11 years old
Here’s some more new non fiction just been added to the Children’s collection. Books that will keep you entertained for the start of term 2.
101 Dog Tricks.
Packed with step-by-step photos and training tips and techniques, 101 Dog Tricks, Kids Edition will teach you everything you need to know to involve your children in training the family dog.
Poetry for kids: William Shakespeare.
A collection of thirty-one of playwright and poet William Shakespeare’s most famous verses, sonnets and speeches.
Star Wars: Encyclopedia Of Starfighters and Other Vehicles.
Learn about over 200 of your favourite Star Wars vehicles, from the A-wing to the Y-wing. Want to know how the Millennium Falcon made the Kessel Run in such a short distance? Don’t know your X-wing from your Y-wing? Not sure what type of craft Slave I is? Look no further than the Star Wars Encyclopedia of Starfighters and Other Vehicles. Age 7+.
If you lived here : houses of the world.
Features detailed, bas-relief collage spreads of dwellings in other world regions and historical times to explain how different people live and have lived, from a village house in South Africa to a floating green house in the Netherlands.
When Paul met Artie : the story of Simon & Garfunkel.
Long before they became one of the most beloved and successful duos of all time, Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel were just two kids growing up in Queens, New York — best friends who met in a sixth-grade production of Alice in Wonderland and bonded over girls, baseball, and rock’n’roll.
Lost puppy, by Clara Vulliamy
I sooo love awesome adventures and this series of books was one of them. They the Dotti Detective was solving an cool case of a missing puppy. I enjoyed reading it, it was an adventurous book!
Reviewed by Nora from Tawa, 8 years old
Chi’s Sweet Home, by Konami Kanata
This was a really funny comic because when the cat was looking for his other owner he kept on bumping into these cats! I think it is good for kids 5 to 10.
Reviewed by Isabella from Tawa and , 8 years old
A Dog’s Purpose.
A heart-warming movie about the eight life journey of Bailey/Ellie/Tino/Waffles/Buddy and Bailey.. again as he tries to find himself and his purpose in life.
This movie will make you laugh, make you cry, feel warm and fuzzy, and will make you develop an appreciation, as well as respect for the aptly named man’s, as well as woman’s best friend, which Bailey/Ellie/Tino/Waffles/Buddy and Bailey proves time and time again throughout the movie, clearly staing his purpose and teaching a few lifelong lessons along the way. Be prepared to have tissues on hand. I haven’t seen a better movie dogs since Red Dog. A librarian’s choice all the way!
Great books to get your brains tingling! If you’re building a Minecraft empire or brushing up your acting skills with the Harry Potter script the top issuing non-fiction books have something you’ll love.
Batman and Lego fans are loving the new movie, The Batman movie : the essential guide, by Julia March and The Batman movie : the making of the movie, by Tracey Miller-Zarneke will give you inside knowledge into creating the new Lego legend. Want to build your own Lego Batman? Minecraft may be the creative space you’ve been looking for!
- LEGO series, by Daniel Lipkowitz
- Minecraft, by Stephanie Milton
- Hacks for Minecrafters, by Megan Miller
- Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, by Jack Thorne, John Tiffany and J. K. Rowling
- Minecraft, by Nick Farwell
- Star Wars character encyclopedia, by Simon Beecroft
- Minecraft : Construction Handbook, by Matthew Needler
- The Batman movie : the essential guide, by Julia March
- Dog, by Juliet Clutton-Brock
- Guinness World Records 2017, Craig Glenday editor in chief
Ratburger, by David Walliams (1971-)
ratburger is about a little girl called Zoe who is very sad because her pet hamster, Gingernut, died. Zoe lives in a flat with her dad and her awful stepmother, Sheila. Sheila is so lazy she asks Zoe to pick her nose for her!
When Zoe finds a baby rat in the corner of her room she can’t help keeping it. She names him Armitage and he becomes her replacement pet. How will she hide the rat from her disgusting stepmother and the pest exterminator, Burt?
As well as being a pest exterminator, Burt runs the local Burger store. Burt’s Burgers have always been appalling but have the children have never, ever thought of what’s in them?
Ratburger was a good book but it grossed me out a bit. There were some funny bits but some passages were quite revolting.
I would recommend it for ages 8-12
Reviewed by Sabeen from Johnsonville and , 10 years old
So… library borrowers are big fans of Snoopy and Charlie Brown!
Did you know that there is a museum dedicated to Charles M. Schulz the Charlie Brown creator! Snoopy was based on his childhood pet dog Spike. At the museum there is a mural showing the way Spike became the Snoopy character we all recognise today.
What would a comic character of your pet look like? Let us know in the comments below =)
- Pokémon, by Hidenori Kusaka
- Peanuts, by Charles M. Schulz
- Big Nate, by Lincoln Peirce
- Tintin, by Hergé
- Asterix, by Goscinny and Udzero
- Garfield, by Jim Davis
- Adventure time, by Ryan North
- Amulet, by Kazu Kibuishi
- The Smurfs anthology, by Peyo
- Chi’s Sweet Home, by Kanata Konami
I heart pets, by Meredith Costain (1955-)
Ella Diaries I Heart Pets is a great book that shows you that things can always workout when you want them to.
Reviewed by Ellie from Karori and Kelburn Normal School , 10 years old