Kids’ Club Review by Genevye: The naughtiest girl in the school

The naughtiest girl in the school, by Enid Blyton

It was amazing! It’s about a spoilt and selfish girl called Elizabeth Allen and she gets sent to boarding school because her babysitter needs to go to a new family and her mum and dad were going somewhere. Elizabeth whines and tries to make her mum change her mind, but it doesn’t work. When she gets there she already planned that she would be naughty and selfish so she can get sent home. Then a monitor called Rita ,who is very kind, says to Elizabeth to be nice and be friends with a lonely girl called Joan. They become friends, and Elizabeth never even thought about being rude, lots of other things happen, but it’s really amazing. Come on…. you know you want to read it.!

5 stars

Reviewed by Genevye from Johnsonville, 7 years old

Some great new kids fiction for Term 2!

Term 2 is well under way, so take some time to sit back, relax and enjoy some of these fantastic new kids fiction books available through your local library!

 

 

Stanley will probably be fine by Sally J Pla

After fainting during a school assembly, Stanley uses his time in a safe room to begin drawing a comic book superhero and then enters a treasure hunt so that he can win passes to Comic Fest.

 

 

 

Image courtesy of SyndeticsStonebird  By Mike Revell

When ten-year-old Liam moves house to be closer to his dementia-suffering grandma, he’s thrown into an unfamiliar place, with a family that seems to be falling apart. Liam doesn’t remember what his grandma was like before she became ill. He only knows the witch-like old woman who snaps and snarls and eats her birthday cards. He wants to fix it, but he can’t. Walking his dog one day, Liam discovers an old stone gargoyle in a rundown church, and his life changes in impossible ways. The gargoyle is alive. It moves unseen in the night, acting out Liam’s stories. And stories can be dangerous things…Seeking revenge against the bullies at his new school, Liam tells a story about the gargoyle attacking them. When one of them ends up in hospital, a regretful Liam vows never to go near the gargoyle again. But his grandma’s illness is getting worse, his mum isn’t coping, and his sister is skipping school…What if the gargoyle is the only thing that can save Liam’s family?

 

 

The wishmakers by Tyler Whitesides

Ace unwittingly releases a genie from a peanut butter jar and gets unlimited wishes that he must learn to use with their consequences before all the world’s cats and dogs turn into zombies who will eat mankind.

 

 

Image courtesy of SyndeticsThe short but brilliant career of Lucas Weed by Chrissie Walker

“Lucas Weed hasn’t really made any friends at his new school, so when the ‘cool kids’ suggest he carry out a prank in class, Lucas thinks it might be his path to being accepted. And when the pranks keep getting more and more outrageous – and with videos uploaded to YouTube – Lucas Weed’s popularity soars! But after an embarrassing stunt that doesn’t quite go according to plan – in front of a very important person – Lucas decides it’s time to call it a day. But how?”–Publisher information.

 

 

Nothings fair in fifth grade by Barthe De Clements

A fifth grade class, repelled by the overweight new student who has serious home problems, finally learns to accept her.

 

 

 

 

Image courtesy of SyndeticsCave bear mountain by Jo Sandhu

At Cave Bear Mountain, Tarin is given tragic news about his Clan, and wants to return to them immediately. But Kaija and Luuka have discovered an astonishing truth about their mother. It seems the friends will be divided. But when the wolf cubs are kidnapped to fight in the Bear Festival. Only together will they have a chance of saving them.

 

 

Star friends: Secret spell by Linda Chapman

“Do you believe in magic? Maia and her friends do! And when they meet the Star Animals, a whole world of magical adventure unfolds. Lottie and her star animal, a squirrel called Juniper, must use their special powers to stop the forces of dark magic. Someone in the village is using dark magic and the Star Friends need to work together to figure it out who it is. But things keep going wrong! Sita is convinced a Shade is following her, Lottie is sure she’s going to fail her piano exam and Ionie thinks the others don’t want to be her friends. Only Maia seems her usual self. She needs to find out what is happening and how to stop it! Perfect for fans of My Secret Unicorn and The Rescue Princesses, and for Rainbow Magic readers looking to move on to a more challenging adventure.” –Publisher description.

 

Wings of fire; a winglets collection by Tui T Sutherland

“In Pyrrhia, every dragon has a story … Before the dragonets, beyond the war of the SandWing queens — the dragons of Pyrrhia each have their own story to tell. Like Fierceteeth, stuck in a SandWing prison, obsessed and full of thwarted ambition. Deathbringer, at the very beginning of his journey, desperate to prove himself. And Six-Claws, a loyal SandWing who will soon find out that loyalty comes with a price. Fly further into the dangerous territories of Pyrrhia than ever before to learn the secrets behind Wings of fire”.

Kids’ Club Review by Genevye: Ballet Dream

Ballet Dream, by Rosie Banks

I thought this book was quite adventurous . Of course in every Secret Princesses book , Princess Poison is spoiling wishes and making evil plans she thought was funny. But Mia and Charlotte defeated Princess Poison and her wicked plans are destroyed. Questions such as “How did you do that?” were always asked by the people who were being granted the wishes. I rate this book 5 stars because the character in the book showed bravery by saving the day and it teaches me to be brave when it comes to facing problem or disasters. I think you should read this book because it’s A – MAZING!

5 stars

Reviewed by Genevye from Central City, 7 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Genevye: Sleepover School

Sleepover School, by Rosie Banks

In this Secret Princesses adventure , Mia and Charlotte go to boarding school . A girl called Ashley meets them and tells them that she is really homesick . You guessed it . Princess Poison and her assistants Hex and EVA ( a robot ) are spoiling Ashley’s first day at boarding school . Will the girls save the day? Or will Princess Poison and her assistants get their way? Read this book to find out! I really enjoyed this book , it was funny and the description of the midnight feast makes my mouth watering. I recommend this book to ages 7 and up.

5 stars

Reviewed by Genevye from Central City, 7 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Anna: The other teacher

The other teacherThe other teacher, by Sally Rippin

Jack is getting a new teacher but he is very worried. What if the new teacher is terrible? What if he does not learn anything? This book is easy to read and I liked the story. I think children 6+ should read this book.,

5 stars

Reviewed by Anna from Karori and Karori Normal School , 8 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Leo: Diary of a wimpy kid

Diary of a wimpy kidDiary of a wimpy kid, by Jeff Kinney

Diary of a wimpy kid is about a boy named Greg Heffley . It is a very good series.Diary of a wimpy kid is hyperactively funny. I recommend it to 8 to 1oooooooo years! I like it because you can get a good experience of somebodys life !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

4 stars

Reviewed by Leo from Central City and Kelburn Normal School , 8 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Luke: School of the dead

School of the deadSchool of the dead, by Avi (1937-)

Tony has befriended the mysterious Jessica. Jessica wants to help Tony get rid of the ghost of the penda boy, which he keeps seeing. Is Jessica being genuine or is she up to something more sinister? I rate this 5 stars because it is gripping and easy to read. I think children 9+ should read this book.

5 stars

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