Dirty Bertie – Pirate!, by Alan Mcdonald
Bertie has always wanted to be a pirate. One day, he’ll have his own ship. Bertie has a sworn enemy, Nick Roberts. Can he get revenge on him before it’s too late?
Reviewed by Caitlin from Island Bay and St Francis De Sales School , 10 years old
Puzzle pirates, by Susannah Leigh
it’s about a pirate called Joe who sets out on a tresure hunt with his uncle Buccaneer Bill and his crew to deadly Isle.When they get there Bill’s enemy Captain Cuttroat was already there.Then Joe came up with a plan.They would take Cuttroat’s ship and set sail to the ocean and leave the ship there. They took the tresure but got into a trap Cuttroat’s pirates had set an ambush but the marmaids they saved on the way sang a magical tune and Cuttroat and Cuttroat’s pirates fell asleep but the good pirates didn’t because the marmaids brother told them to ware shell headphones.In the tresure was a golden cuttlass the marmaids and they’re brother was onboard too.One marmaid said three cheers for pirate Joe.Cottroat and his pirates were stuck on deadly isle since thier ship was far out in sea.
Reviewed by Aryan from Central City and Thorndon School , 7 years old
Dirty Bertie: Pirate, by Alan macdonald
I liked it because it was an audio book and it was funny.
Reviewed by Kaiya from Karori and Karori West Normal School , 6 years old
A Funny thing Happened on the Way to School by Benjamin Chaud
A humorous story about imaginative excuses for being late to school. Sophisticated picture book.
Murder Most Unladylike by Robin Stevens
Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong set up a secret detective agency at Deepdean School for Girls to solve the murder of their Science Mistress, Miss Bell.
Jim’s Letters by Glyn Harper
A moving story of two brothers separated by the First World War, based on the thousands of letters sent by and to Anzac soldiers fighting at Gallipoli.
White Horse of Zennor and other stories by Michael Morpurgo
“At the furthest edge of Britain where the sea gently washes over the land and myths brush against reality, lies Zennor. Set in a churchtown where men become beasts and ghosts roam freely, are haunting and unforgettable tales where magic lies around every corner.” -back cover.
The Leaky Battery Sets Sail Adventures of the Steampunk Pirates ; 1 by Gareth. P. Jones
Causing chaos wherever they sail, the robotic Steampunk Pirates are roaming the high seas, hunting for gold! But the evil Iron Duke has other ideas…He’s determined to capture the pirates in return for a handsome reward from the King.
The Bad Book by Andy Griffiths
‘WARNING! This book contains nothing but bad stories,
and bad riddles about bad characters doing bad things. It is a BAD book’- (inside cover).
Pirates’ treasure!, by Mary Pope Osborne
My favourite part was when Cap’n Bones held up Jack and Annie with one hand! He was so strong. Polly the parrot also has a surprise for you 🙂
Reviewed by Elijah from Tawa, 5 years old
Seadogs : an epic ocean operetta, by Lisa Wheeler (1963-)
I like the big rough and tumble (fight) with the pirates. One of the characters day dreams he is a worm on a hook.
Reviewed by Talamahina from Tawa, 6 years old
The pirate-cruncher, by Jonny Duddle
I like the puppet that the pirate cruncher made to lure pirates into its trap. And there was an island that wasn’t an island, can you guess what it is?
Reviewed by Talamahina from Tawa, 6 years old
Stories of pirates, by Russell Punter
this book had three stories i will do the first story.the first story was about a pirate called Charlie that steeled money from other pirates
Reviewed by marcus from Johnsonville, 7 years old
Pinkbeard’s Revenge;The Adventures of Joe Schmo #4 By Greg Trine
Fourth-grade superhero Jo Schmo and her sidekick Raymond face Dr. Dastardly and Numbskull, who break out of jail and join forces with Pinkbeard’s band of time-traveling pirates in an evil revenge plot.
Undead Pets: Gasp of the Ghoulish Guinea Pig by Sam Hay
Joe is just an ordinary boy until he makes a wish on a spooky Egyptian amulet… Now he’s the Protector of Undead Pets and there’s a ghoulish guinea pig scrabbling about!
My New Zealand Story: Canterbury Quake by Desna Wallace
“Maddy is a typical 11-year-old girl living in Christchurch – her diary starts in early August with her desperation for a mobile phone, and talking about her best friend Laura, Glee and singing in the school choir, homework, teachers, her siblings … And then the first earthquake hits on 4 September and her world changes”–Publisher information.
The Spotted Dog Last Seen by Jessica Scott Kerrin
When a new book arrives at the library with a secret code written inside, Derek, with the help of his friends, follows the clues from one novel to the next and makes a discovery that may help him get past a terrible loss.
The Impossible Boy by Mark Griffiths
‘The X-Files meets Dr Who in this hilarious series from Mark Griffiths.
Somewhere in the small, dull town of Blue Hills, the impossible is happening. Inanimate objects are coming to life. Time travellers from the future are mingling unnoticed with the shoppers in the high street. School children are developing uncanny powers. Strange creatures are lurking within the grounds of a forgotten stately home. And with each of these mysteries comes a terrible threat that just might endanger the entire world…’ –www.Goodreads.com
Fortunately, the milk–, by Neil Gaiman
Fortunately the milk is a rad book. It’s about a ordinary dad who gets sent on a extraordinary adventure featuring aliens, pirates, volcano gods, vampires and dinosaur policeman! He and his companion professor steg are sent on a death-defying mad, and rad adventure. I would recommend it for 7 year olds and up. 5 stars!
Reviewed by Mitchell from Khandallah, 10 years old