Kids’ Club Review by Luke: Harry Potter and the cursed child

Harry Potter and the cursed childHarry Potter and the cursed child, by Jack Thorne

Harry Potter is now an overworked employee at the Ministry of Magic. His son Albus is in his forth year at Hogwarts and needs a time-turner so he can help Amos Diggiory get his son back, Cedric, who was killed by Voldemort in the Twizard Tournement. Does Albus achieve his goal? I rate this book five stars because it is a great play and a must read for all Harry potter fans. I think children 8+ should read this book.

5 stars

Reviewed by Luke from Karori and Karori Normal School , 12 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Ava: Harry Potter and the cursed child

Harry Potter and the cursed childHarry Potter and the cursed child, by Jack Thorne

When Albus Potter overhears a secret conversation, he and his friend Scorpius have an adventure they’ll never forget. With time turners, friendship and family, their life is about to turn upside down!
HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD is a great read, except for the fact that it is a script, not a stoy. With complicated characters and their emotions, you should definitely check it out!

4 stars

Reviewed by Ava from Island Bay and Island Bay School , 10 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Isabella: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, by Jack Thorne

It was amazing 👼🏼🐶👧🏽 probably because I’m a Harry Potter fan myself I loved all the characters my favourite is Harry himself it was funny and sort of serious at the same the plot is that albus is persuaded to try and save Cedrick diggory from dying in the triwizard tournament in Harry’s fourth year at Hogwarts.

By Isabella Kong age 8 at Seatoun school

5 stars

Reviewed by Isabella from Miramar and Seatoun School , 8 years old

Top 10 Children’s Fiction October 2016

Conundrums, convoluted doodles and confusion abound in this month’s favourite childrens fiction.

Puzzle books are high on the list where people pitch their skills of against skilled doodlers and designers creating cool adventures.  Detection and deceit are captivating our audience of young readers as they read through some of the great series found on our library shelves.  Great series that didn’t quite make the top 10 were Lincoln Peirce Big Nate and Thea Stilton (penned in her very own hand!)

Top 10:

1. Diary of a wimpy kid, by Jeff Kinney

2. Tom Gates Series, by Liz Pichon

3. Treehouse series, by Andy Griffiths

4. Puzzle Book series, by Susannah Leigh

5. Where’s Wally? by Martin Handford

6. Dork Diaries series, by Rachel Renee Russell

7. Dirty Bertie series, by Alan MacDonald

8. The BFG, by Road Dahl

9. The Secret Seven, by Enid Blyton

10. George’s marvellous medicine, by Road Dahl

Top 10 children’s non-fiction June 2015

Create and build. Online or IRL (in real life) children are loving blocks made of lego/bedrock/sandstone. Excellent resources to find and share at the library!

1. The LEGO ideas book by Daniel Lipkowitz

2. Minecraft hacks master builder by Megan Miller

3. Star Wars character encyclopedia by Simon Beecroft

4. Star Wars by David West Reynolds

5. The LEGO movie by Hannah Dolan

6. Lego Star Wars by Simon Beecroft

7. Maps by Aleksandra Mizielinska

8. Minecraft by Nick Farwell

9. Minecraft by Stephanie Milton

10. Lego official annual 2015