Kids’ Club Review by Carson: NZ shore and sea

NZ shore and seaNZ shore and sea, by Dave Gunson

This book talks about creatives coming from the sea, like crabs, oysters, and big whales. I like the Hermit crab the best. Its shell is very decorative, and different from other crabs. The shell protects them from getting eaten.

5 stars

Reviewed by Carson from Tawa and , 5 years old

Movie Review: Moana

Around the Christmas break, I went to see the movie, Moana on the big screen and it is in a word… AMAZING!

image courtesy of amazon.comA tribute to the Polynesian culture and mythology, and full of heroic exploits of the heroes and heroines that Kiwis will be familiar with, namely Maui, the demigod. The plot follows the adventure and journey of Moana , a spirited teenager, who like most Disney princesses has a lot on her plate. This involves sailing out on a daring mission to save her island, restore the heart of Te Fiti – the island goddess, fulfill her ancestors’ unfinished quest and save the world. During her journey, Moana meets the once-mighty demi-god Maui, and together, they traverse the open ocean on an action-packed voyage, encountering enormous fiery creatures against impossible odds. Once again, Disney has put together a movie of epic proportions filled with quirky and memorable characters, as well as an amazing cast, including Kiwi actors, Temuera Morrison, Jemaine Clement and Oscar Kightley. Kids, if those names don’t ring a bell, ask your parents and a Disney Princess in the form of Moana who embodies the qualities of an adventurous, headstrong, practically fearless, and physically capable heroine. An 8/10 all the way!

Also check out these youtube clips from the movie soundtrack: “How far I’ll go” and “You’re Welcome!”

Enjoy!

Kids’ Club Review by Tanushree: One smart fish

One smart fishOne smart fish, by Christopher Wormell

Long, long ago there were lots of beautiful fish. Some were big some were small, and some were cute and some were…. SCARY! But the smartest fish didn’t look smart but he was! He could do what no other fish could do. He couldn’t only do one thing and that was walk on the land. Read to find out how his dream came true!

5 stars

Reviewed by Tanushree from Johnsonville and Johnsonville School , 6 years old

Top 10 Children’s DVDs from October 2016

Rainy days and road trips mean time to catch up your favourite series on DVD. October’s top pick is the Octonauts! These guys have sooo many games on their web page.  As they are really popular at the moment you can always go online to borrow their eBooks. Overdrive have a great selection of children’s material that you can look up on the Easyfind catalogue or go through the app or webpage.

 

kids dvds11. Octonauts

2. Thomas & friends

3. My Little Pony, Friendship is magic

4. Fireman Sam

5. Bananas in pajamas

cover image16. Peter Rabbit

7. Zootopia

8. Strawberry Shortcake

9. Snoopy and Charlie Brown

10. Inside Out

Top 10 Children’s DVDs September 2016

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Unpredicatble weather predicted for the school holidays? Set yourself up with some great movies and favourite series incase you get stuck indoors!

The Disney movie Zootopia has placed soooo many different animals together in one city.  Rookie cop, Judy, is the first bunny on the force meeting a huge range of characters that have their own ideas of who Judy is.  The directors of Tangled and Wreck-it Ralph have created a movie that looks at how different people treat each other.  Worth a watch this holidays.

bananas in pajamas1. Octonauts

2. My little pony, friendship is magic

3. Peter Rabbit

4. Zootopia

5. Bananas in pyjamas

6. Fireman Sam

cover image7. Inside out

8. Minions

9. Thomas & friends

10. Strawberry Shortcake

Kids’ Club Review by Abigail: Diary of a sea lion

Diary of a sea lion, by Sally Sutton

This is the second book that I have read in the Sally Sutton Diary of series. I liked this book because it had sea lions in it. The story was adventurous and I would recommend it for people who like exciting amusing and surprising stories. However I have also found out the moral of story which is that if you are scared – be brave.

5 stars

Reviewed by Abigail from Karori, 7 years old