Kids’ Club Review by Merga: Esio Trot

Esio TrotEsio Trot, Roald Dahl ; illustrated by Quentin Blake

It was a fantastic book it was surprising how mr hoppy bought 140 turtles that money overall it was a good book

5 stars

Reviewed by Merga from Johnsonville and Newlands School , 10 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Varsha: Hairy Maclary’s Rumpus at the Vet

Syndetics book coverHairy Maclary’s rumpus at the vet / Lynley Dodd.

This is a fantastic book written by Lynley Dodd.It’s about this dog Called Hairy Maclary who starts this chaos at the Vet .I think this is a great book for boys and girls aged 3 – 7 .It will certainly make them laugh their gut out.I found this book horribly hilarious ( especially the last page ).
My most favourite part is the end bit because I found it ultra funny when it started all over again.My least favourite part is when they described how sick the animals were because that feels kind of sad.My most favourite character is Cassie the bird because she always twitches Hairy Maclary’s hair which is super funny.

5 stars

Reviewed by Varsha from Johnsonville and Amesbury School , 9 years old

5 New Non Fiction about amazing animals and the weird and wacky things pets do!

Hey Kids!

Check out the latest new non fiction books about amazing animals and the weird and wacky things pets do!

Enjoy!

image courtesy of syndeticsSaving Fiona : the story of the world’s most famous baby hippo.

A delightful true story about Fiona, a baby hippopotamus who was born prematurely and raised by humans at the Cincinnati Zoo.  Includes general information about hippos as a species. Highly recommended for animal lovers!

 

 

image courtesy of syndeticsThe seal garden.

This nonfiction picture book is illustrated with stunning wildlife photographs and tells the story of harbor seals and other marine mammals seeking refuge in a seal garden in the Great Bear Sea.

 

 

image courtesy of syndetics50 wacky things pets do : weird & amazing things pets do!

“Have you ever wondered why your dog chases its tail or how your cat manages to land on its feet every time? 50 Wacky Things Pets Do takes an up-close look at all the weird and funny things our pets do, from dogs snacking on poop and guppies jumping out of tanks, to cats meowing and ferrets dancing happily. Paired with equally wacky illustrations, 50 wild and incredible facts are presented, along with educational information about each animal’s habits and personality quirks. Whether seriously strange or downright silly, these wacky facts are sure to delight kids while they learn all about pets and their peculiarities” — Amazon.com.

 

 

image courtesy of syndeticsQuest for the tree kangaroo : an expedition to the cloud forest of New Guinea.

Follow a group of explorers and scientists as they travel to Papua New Guinea to find a type of kangaroo that lives in trees.

Kids’ Club Review by Luis: Hey Jack The new friend

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.

5 stars

Reviewed by Luis from Tawa, 7 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Avin: Rat Burger

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.

5 stars

Reviewed by Avin from Johnsonville, 11 years old

5 New Non Fiction for term 2

Hi Kids!

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.

Enjoy!

image courtesy of syndetics101 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.

 

 

 

image courtesy of syndeticsPoetry for kids: William Shakespeare.

A collection of thirty-one of playwright and poet William Shakespeare’s most famous verses, sonnets and speeches.

 

 

 

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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+.

 

 

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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.

 

 

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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.

 

 

Kids’ Club Review by Nora: Lost puppy

Lost puppyLost 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!

5 stars

Reviewed by Nora from Tawa, 8 years old

DVD Review: A Dog’s Purpose.

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!

7/10!!!

Top 10 Children’s Non-Fiction March 2017

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!

  1. LEGO series, by Daniel Lipkowitz
  2. Minecraft, by Stephanie Milton
  3. Hacks for Minecrafters, by Megan Miller
  4. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, by Jack Thorne, John Tiffany and J. K. Rowling
  5. Minecraft, by Nick Farwell
  6. Star Wars character encyclopedia, by Simon Beecroft
  7. Minecraft : Construction Handbook, by Matthew Needler
  8. The Batman movie : the essential guide, by Julia March
  9. Dog, by Juliet Clutton-Brock
  10. Guinness World Records 2017, Craig Glenday editor in chief