New Kids Fiction books for you to kick back and relax with (once you’ve finished your homework!)

School is back! so here’s 10 wonderful new kids fiction books for you to chose from, to help you get back into the swing of things! Grab them today from your local Library! 🙂

Image courtesy of SyndeticsBronze and Sunflower by Cao Wenxuan

When Sunflower, a young city girl, moves to the countryside, she grows to love the reed marsh lands – the endlessly flowing river, the friendly buffalo with their strong backs and shiny round heads, the sky that stretches on and on in its vastness. However, the days are long, and the little girl is lonely. Then she meets Bronze, who, unable to speak, is ostracised by the other village boys. Soon the pair are inseparable, and when Bronze’s family agree to take Sunflower in, it seems that fate has brought him the sister he has always longed for. But life in Damaidi is hard, and Bronze’s family can barely afford to feed themselves. Will the city girl be able to stay in this place where she has finally found happiness?


Image courtesy of SyndeticsMatt Millz by Harry Hill

Meet Matt Millz – Britain’s Youngest (and funniest!) Comedian! Matt may be small but he is truly mighty on the comedy circuit. Well, he is in his head anyway. When the school holds a talent show, Matt has the opportunity to demonstrate that he’s got the magical chutzpah quip to take him all the way to the Apollo. With the help of his diminutive manager, Kitty Hope, and his hapless form teacher, as well as the school brute, his heartthrob and Rob his best friend, Matt learns what it takes to be really funny . . . A hilarious new book from National TreasureT and real-life (very) funny man Harry Hill.


Image courtesy of SyndeticsMez’s Magic by Eliot Schrefer

Caldera has forever been divided into those animals who walk by night and those who walk by day. Nightwalker panthers, like young Mez and her beloved sister, have always feared daywalkers as creatures of myth and legend. Until the eclipse. Now Mez has discovered that she can cross the Veil and enter the daylight world. Her magical power has unknown depths, but she must rush to discover it after a mysterious stranger arrives at her family’s den, bearing warnings of a reawakened evil. Saving Caldera means Mez must leave her sister behind and unite an unlikely group of animal friends to unravel an ancient mystery and protect their rainforest home.


Image courtesy of SyndeticsArmstrong & Charlie By Steven B. Frank

“During the pilot year of a Los Angeles school system integration program, two sixth grade boys, one black, one white, become best friends as they learn to cope with everything from first crushes and playground politics to the loss of loved ones and racial prejudice in the 1970s”– Provided by publisher



Image courtesy of SyndeticsWinterhouse by Ben Guterson

Elizabeth, eleven, spends Christmas break at Winterhouse hotel under strange circumstances, where she discovers that she has magic, and her love of puzzles helps her solve a mystery.




Image courtesy of SyndeticsBah Humbug! by Michael Rosen

This Christmas, join Michael Rosen and Tony Ross with their unforgettable retelling of Charles Dickens’ beloved classic. In a school theatrical production of ‘A Christmas Carol’, the boy who plays Scrooge is extra nervous because his very busy father is in the audience. However, it’s likely his father won’t stay for the duration, due to business. As always. Will the classic story’s message of Christmas cheer and family love reach his father’s distracted heart?


IImage courtesy of Syndeticsvy by Katherine Coville

A young girl helps her grandmother care for magical creatures.





Image courtesy of SyndeticsGoodly and Grave in a deadly case of murder by Justine Windsor

The second page-turning adventure in this sharp-witted, magical mystery series. When reports come in that valuable magical objects are being stolen, Goodly and Grave are on the case, but just when they think they know whodunit their prime suspect turns up – murdered! Will Lucy be able to track the real villain without putting herself in deadly danger…? An page-turning mystery with a magical twist.


Image courtesy of SyndeticsGrover’s New Friends by Claire Garth

Grover McBane is a lucky dog. He has a new family, and he’s making friends at the park. But Grover’s owner, Annie, needs his help. A puppy called Peanunt has arrived at the animal shelter and is scared and confused. Thank goodness Grover and his new friends from the dog park are there to help! What will happen to Peanut? Where will he go?

Kids’ Club Review by molly: The weirdstone of Brisingamen : a tale of Alderley

The weirdstone of Brisingamen : a tale of AlderleyThe weirdstone of Brisingamen : a tale of Alderley, by Alan Garner (1934-)

Colin and Susan were pursued over the Alderly moor by mythical monsters. They were saved by a wizard with the strange name of Cadelin Silverbrow. Cadelin Silverbrow watches over 140 sleeping knights who will wake up and defeat evil. But Cadelin Silverbrow has lost the weirdstone of Brisingamen which stops the knights from ageing. Will they find the weirdstone of Brisingamen? I rate this 5 stars because it is gripping and exciting. I think children 9+ should read this book.

5 stars

Reviewed by molly from Karori and Karori Normal School , 10 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Luke: The ice sea pirates

The ice sea piratesThe ice sea pirates, by Frida Nilsson (1979-)

When her sister Miki gets kidnapped, her sister is faced with the task of finding her. Unfortunately some pirates have taken Miki and to find her. her sister is going to have to go to sea. This is a truly well written book that is a pleasure to read. I recommend this book to children 8+.

5 stars

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

Kids’ Club Review by Luke: The Lotterys plus one

The Lotterys plus oneThe Lotterys plus one, by Emma Donoghue (1969-)

Sumac lives in an odd house. She lives with four parents, a rat, a dog, and a parrot. Things are going well for her until her unpleasant grandfather comes to live with her and she has to give up her bedroom. Can she help her grandfather find a home where he actually belongs? This is a good book to read with a solid plot. It would make a great movie. Children 8+ would also enjoy it.

5 stars

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

Kids’ Club Review by Luke: The weirdstone of Brisingamen : a tale of Alderley

The weirdstone of Brisingamen : a tale of AlderleyThe weirdstone of Brisingamen : a tale of Alderley, by Alan Garner (1934-)

Colin and Susan are chased across Alderly Edge by creatures that are supposed to not exist. They find refuge with the Wizard Cadelin Silverbrow. Cadelin has an important job, he watches the sleep of 140 knights. This is a great fantasy book with a good solid storyline. I think children 8+ should read it.

5 stars

Reviewed by Luke from Karori and Karori Normal School , 12 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: Hannah’s night

Hannah's nightHannah’s night, by Komako Sakai (1966-)

Hannah wakes up but it is still dark outside. No one else is awake in the house. Hannah decides to do things she is not normally allowed to do like play with her sister’s toys and eat food out of the fridge. This is a nice children’s book and even though it is better suited to little children, it was still amusing to read.

5 stars

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

Kids’ Club Review by Molly: The Patchwork Bike

The Patchwork Bike, by Maxine Beneba Clarke

A book about a family, an African village, and a motorbike made up of weird, everyday things. I enjoyed reading this book as it had beautiful pictures. This book is suitable for little children.

5 stars

Reviewed by Molly from Karori and Karori Normal School , 10 years old