Some great new kids fiction for you to read

Here’s some new and exciting kids fiction books which are now available from your local library!

 

Image courtesy of SyndeticsThe Callback by Maddie Ziegler

Harper McCoy, twelve, joins the school musical hoping to get past “dancer’s block,” but her Dance Starz teammates are not pleased, especially since they will soon compete against their biggest rivals, The Belles, in Regionals.
Punky Pineapple by Hil and JoshieImage courtesy of Syndetics

It’s a whole bunch of crazy in the fruit bowl! When Missy Starfruit goes missing, Punky Pineapple is on the case! But where could Missy Starfruit be? Punky and his friends will have to brave The Electric Waterfall, explore the Bottom Drawer and ski the slopes of the Freezy Freezer to find out!
Image courtesy of SyndeticsTen Nasty Little Toads by Steve Cole

In these delightfully humorous tales of a decidedly blackish hue, ten follysome toads can never change their beastly habits despite the efforts of goodly witch Madame Rana who reminds them ‘It’s never too late to change.’ The Toad With Square Eyes develops mutant thumbs and fingers and finds himself on the other side of the screen; Cherry Oddfellow, the Dirty Little Toad, is part-girl, part-mudslide; and Jeremiah Bratson, the Spoiled Little Toad, finds himself face-to-face with a perfect robot replica. Featuring toady facts, quizzes and games, this collection of tales is a warning to certain children that there must come an hour when they pay the price…

Oops I’ve done it again! by Chrissie Perry

Blabbermouth = a person who talks too much = Amelie Anderson Amelie is a blabbermouth. She’s not a bad kid – she’s just so bubbly that sometimes words fizz right out of her mouth! And then things go wrong. Terribly wrong. But she’s determined to fix all that. It’s time for a reputation make-over!
Image courtesy of SyndeticsGinger Green + Cousins = total chaos! by Kim Kane and Jon Davis

Ginger’s super-fancy cousins Tess and Tom are coming to stay for a whole week – all the way from New York City! Ginger can’t wait! But what happens when Tom and Penny turn into DOUBLE-TROUBLE?

 

Kids’ Club Review by Isla: Good night stories for rebel girls

Syndetics book coverGood night stories for rebel girls : 100 tales of extraordinary women by Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo.

The book is about great girls and women. My favourite story is called Coy Mathis, a transgender, It is about Coy likes girls stuff and turns into a girl. When school started the teacher said she could either use a boy’s bathroom or a disable bathroom. The parents asked the judge, and the judge said she could use whatever bathroom she wants. and they threw a big party.

5 stars

Reviewed by Isla from Karori and Karori West Normal School , 7 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Emma: Go girl: a storybook of epic NZ women

Syndetics book coverGo girl : a storybook of epic NZ women by Barbara Else.

I love it since I don’t know much about my peoples history so I got this book so one day I could be like them not be scared try new stuff. last but not least feel brave. when I grow up I have no idea what I was going to be. but the a million ideas clouded my head well not that much but quite a lot. thank you barbara else

5 stars

Reviewed by Emma from Tawa and Amesbury School , 8 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Lily: Good night stories for rebel girls

Good night stories for rebel girls, by Elena Favilli, Francesca Cavallo

Goodnight Stories for Rebele Girls is a really fantastic collection of stories about women who dared to stand up for what was right, be their own person and follow their dreams. It teaches us to stand up for ourselves and what we believe is right. It also teaches us to believe in ourselves and not to give up. So dare to be different like all of these women have and strive to make the world a better place.

3 stars

Reviewed by Lily from Kilbirnie and Seatoun School , 12 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Rose: Good night stories for rebel girls

Good night stories for rebel girls, by Elena Favilli, Francesca Cavallo

This book inspires me.
One of my favourite women was Jane Goodall. Because I liked the picture and it was amazing to read about the relationships between her and the chimpanzees.
I think that this book is one of the best books of all time because everything is a true story.
I think think this book suits girls over 5.
But you might need to look up some words or places in a dictionary.
This book is packed with wonderful women and girls from Cleopatra (the last ruler of Egypt), to Misty Copeland (ballerina)

5 stars

Reviewed by Rose from Johnsonville and Johnsonville School , 10 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Molly: Amazing women : 101 lives to inspire you

Amazing women : 101 lives to inspire youAmazing women : 101 lives to inspire you, Lucy Beevor and Sarah Green

Do you want to learn about 101 amazing women who fought bias to excel in their chosen field? if yes, this book is for you. For example, you could learn about Margaret Atwood who writes great novels (according to my mother) or Mary Leaky who found bones of an early human. I really enjoyed this book. It is important to learn about these women as it was hard for them to achieve what they did. I found it inspiring.

5 stars

Reviewed by Molly from Karori and Karori Normal School , 11 years old