Kids’ Club Review by Hunter: Pokémon : classic collector’s handbook : official guide to the first 151 Pokémon

Pokémon : classic collector's handbook : official guide to the first 151 PokémonPokémon : classic collector’s handbook : official guide to the first 151 Pokémon, by

Pokemon is a great book about the best pokemons in the world. The people that are in a row of lines Cher for the Pokemon the Pokemon is about to get very angry with the pokemons. Thay start to atack them. The people run for there life the crowd goes wild . The Pokemon are all right but the only thing that has been a bad is the people are hurt and the school is broken in half and the world is cracked in half so everyone rolls in the hole then that die.colourful pictures and lots of reading. Hunter 7 years old seatoun

4 stars

Reviewed by Hunter from Miramar and , 7 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Lara: This is where it ends

This is where it endsThis is where it ends, by Marieke Nijkamp

I thought that this was a great book. It was a little scary sometimes. It shows the perspective of 4 people when someone comes to school with a gun. Most of the school is trapped in the hall and can’t get out. this book includes terror, betrayal, and heroism. I would recommend this book for anyone aged 13-16.

4 stars

Reviewed by Lara from Tawa and , 10 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Malia: Count me in

Count me inCount me in, by Bernadette Hellard

I thought that netball gems was a good story. It was about a girl called sahar that was starting a netball team and found it hard to fit in. my favorite part was when sahar had her first netball game she was really good and got lots of intersepts . I thought that was very unexpected.

4 stars

Reviewed by Malia from Tawa and , 10 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Holly: Three cups of tea

Three cups of teaThree cups of tea, by Sarah Thomson

I was hooked on this book from the first page. I wasn’t so sure about it at first but it is a very inspiring book, and I recommend age 9+ to read it. It is about how this guy called Greg Mortenson climbs the second highest mountain in the world, and on the way down he takes a wrong turn, and ends up in a town called Korphe, and he sees the way they teach their children, which is outside, and sometimes in the rain and cold wind, and he doesn’t like it, so he decides to build a school for the village’s children.


5 stars

Reviewed by Holly from Khandallah and , 10 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Holly: Sorry about me

Sorry about meSorry about me, by Laura Dockrill

I really like this series now, Darcy is very imaginative and creative, and I love the mix of drama and the way that she sees the world, which is noticing all the little quirky, weird, and mostly funny things about people and the way people live and do things.I can’t wait to read her next book!


4 stars

Reviewed by Holly from Khandallah and , 10 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Keya: Save me a seat

Save me a seatSave me a seat, by Sarah Weeks

Ravi is the new kid at Albert Einstein elementary school, and being Indian doesn’t help. When he meets Joe, he thinks Joe’s a bully, but first impressions are often wrong. This book’s very good, and I couldn’t take my eyes off it.

4 stars

Reviewed by Keya from Central City and , 9 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Peehoo: Sprinkles and secrets

Sprinkles and secretsSprinkles and secrets, by Lisa Schroeder

This is a sequel to the book “It’s Raining Cupcakes” which I also wrote about a few days back. Anyway, this book talks about how Sophie (the main character’s bff) is kind of jealous that Isabell gets to go to NYC while she does maths tests. Read to find out if they will patch up their friendship.

5 stars

Reviewed by Peehoo from Johnsonville and , 11 years old

School Journal Exhibition & ComicFest!

Imagine being 110 years old! Well that’s how old the School Journal is turning in May and to celebrate Wellington Central Library is having an exhibition about the School Journal as part of the cool ComicFest 2017.

The School Journal was first published in May 1907, the same year New Zealand became a dominion and it has been going ever since. It’s packed full of stories, cartoons and articles by New Zealanders and many of the people who write and illustrate it are now famous all over the World! The School Journal has helped New Zealanders to find their own voice and has given us an opportunity to show who we were and what it is like to live in Aotearoa.

Over last 40 years comics have been a big part of the School Journal and many comic writers and illustrators have made there “bread and butter” through its pages.

Ask your parents or grandparents what they remember about the School journal and chances are they will have fond memories to tell you. Why not bring them down to Central Library to help prompt their memories.

The exhibition is on now and will run until the 9th of May. Better still come down for ComicFest on the 6th of May, grab some free comics and join in with the many free activities on offer. So hurry on in and find out more about the School Journal and all the amazing people who have contributed to it.