Top 10 Children eBooks Summer 2018

eAudiobooks and eBooks are a great way to read what you want when you can’t get into the library.  Harry Potter is dominating the online borrowing at the moment.  A significant addition to the Top 10 is Wonder.  The book about dealing with difference at school has proved really popular in print, online and in movie theatres. The author uses four points of view to tell the story giving the reader an understanding how people are affected by August Pullman’s differences.

  1. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Parts One and Two, by J. K. Rowling
  2. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, by J. K. Rowling
  3. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, by J. K. Rowling.
  4. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, by J. K. Rowling
  5. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: Read by Eddie Redmayne, by J. K. Rowling
  6. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, by J. K. Rowling
  7. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, by J. K. Rowling
  8. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, by J. K. Rowling
  9. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, by J. K. Rowling
  10. Wonder, by R. J. Palacio

Top 10 Children’s Fiction Summer 2018

Great children’s series with new additions! Author Rachel Renee Russell wrote her first book when she was still at school, she was around 10 years old! It was a birthday gift for her brothers.  The Dork Diaries books are inspired by her daughter Nikki and Erin.  Does one of those those names seem familiar?  Russell credits her daughters in authoring the books. Cool!

Have you ever written a book for anyone’s birthday?  It would be a such a great gift.  Or an terrible one if you wrote awful things. Maybe don’t write terrible things!

But definitely check out these popular authors for some great ideas:


  1. Diary of a wimpy kid, by Jeff Kinney
  2. Captain Underpants, by Dav Pilkey
  3. Storey Treehouse series, by Andy Griffiths
  4. Tom Gates, by Liz Pichon
  5. Dork Diaries, by Rachel Renée Russell
  6. The World’s Worst Children, by David Walliams
  7. Fantastic beasts and where to find them, by J. K. Rowling
  8. Harry Potter and the prisoner of Azkaban,  by J. K. Rowling
  9. Magnus Chase and the ship of the dead, by Rick Riordan
  10. The bad book, by Andy Griffiths

Kids’ Club Review by Gabriella: Perfectly Ella

Perfectly Ella, by Candy Harper

I have recently reviewed Especially Amelia.
The first book in the Strawberry sisters series is Perfectly Ella, which I read before.
It is really really good! (OK that is an understatement!)

In the book, there is a big family, with the Mum called Louise, and then four sisters! There is Amelia, age 13, Ella, age 11, Chloe, age 12, and Lucy, age 7.
Ella is really excited because she is starting Year 7 and her two best friends, Ashandra and Kayleigh will finally get to meet each other! But they don’t like each other. Ella tries hard to pull them together. Does she succeed? Well, read the book!

I liked this book because it was funny and interesting and AWESOME!
I rate it 5 stars/
I would reccomend it to girls age 8-12.

Come on, read it, you know you want to…

5 stars

Reviewed by Gabriella from Johnsonville, 10 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Nashe: Diary of a wimpy kid: Rodrick Rules

Diary of a wimpy kid: Rodrick Rules, by Jeff Kinney

I think this is an epic book for my age and other ages like ,5,7,8,9 . The reason that I red this book because that I love this book and the other issues of the book .it is a good and bad and funny at the sum time what I enjoyed was Rodrick was making a rock band and Greg as annoyed that he was making to much noise I Recommend that this book is the best buy sellers in the world lass I think that is the best book for kids the end .

5 stars

Reviewed by Nashe from Tawa and , 8 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Calla: Swing it, Sunny!

Swing it, Sunny, by Jennifer L Holm

Great book! I think ages 10 plus would enjoy this book because it’s a bit more mature for a graphic novel. It is a sequel to Sunny side up but I do think you can read it without reading the first one. This book was quite different. It wasn’t funny but it wasn’t sad. In this book a girl named Sunny’s life is put into a graphic novel. In this book her brother Dylan is sent off to a boarding school because he is have issues and it explains how sunny is feeling. Over all it was great read and I highly recommend it.

5 stars

Reviewed by Calla from Brooklyn and , 10 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Genevye: Smile

SmileSmile, by Raina Telgemeier

This book is about a six grader Raina who chases her friend Kelli so fast that she falls down and blood drips down her mouth to the floor and knocks down her two fronth teeth . In seventh grade a boy likes her so he kepe sitting next to her . A couple of girls kept saying “Raina likes a teeny old sixth grader!” Raina feels annoyed . Then she walks away then they say “Cry Baby!” which is very rude. She gets braces , fake teeth and other treatments . I really liked this book . I recommended people who like picture books , chapter books to read this .

5 stars

Reviewed by Genevye from Central City and , 7 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Gabriella: Especially Amelia

Especially AmeliaEspecially Amelia, by Candy Harper

I LOOOVED this book it is amazing!
The Stawberry sisters series was recommended to me from a friend, and it is EPIC!
Thanks so much! (Note: There are three books in the series, Perfectly Ella, Especially Amelia and completely Chloe. The author is Candy Harper)

Anyway, I liked Especially Amelia because it was funny and interesting and really hooked me in!
Amelia is my favourite Strawberry Sister because she’s funny and witty , and Ella is a bit too quiet and Lucy is just 7 but she treats her friends badly and Chloe is a little disgusting!

Here is a quick ‘spoiler’
So Amelia is the oldest Strawberry sister who is in year 9 and her Best Friend Lauren has this disease that makes her tired all the time but Lauren is telling lies to Amelia!
There are lots of problems but it all works out in the end! She is in a big family of her mother, her three sisters (Ella, age 11, Chloe, age 12. and Lucy, age 7.) and herself! (age 14)

I have read Perfectly Ella and Especially Amelia and am going to read Completely Chloe. I would recommend these books to any girl aged 8-12 who likes fun books about families with happy endings.

So read it today, Candy Harper (the author) rocks!

5 stars

Reviewed by Gabriella from Johnsonville and , 10 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Genevye: Flower power

Flower powerFlower power, by Yvette Poshoglian

Ella and Olivia are sisters . They nearly have a lot of things in common . In this book , Ella wants to grow some vegetables in her garden . But Olivia thinks it’s their garden! Actually that is true! They are both sisters so it’s their garden . Because Ella is the oldest sister she can’t just say it’s her garden right? So Olivia is feeling mad . When Ella is finish putting the seeds , she commands Olivia to water them . Because Olivia is angry she doesn’t . Everyday Ella keeps looking at her garden , and one day her dad touchs one and he says it’s dry . Then Ella has a good plan . Olivia can use her flower seeds to put them in the garden. Now Ella has changed . She thinks it’s their garden . So she calls Olivia and then they work together and plant them . I think Ella was an understanding person . I recommended all readers read this book .

5 stars

Reviewed by Genevye from Central City and , 7 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Genevye: The big sister

The big sisterThe big sister, by Sally Rippin

I think the author had a misunderstanding because i’ve read other Billie B Brown books and her mum has blackish brown hair also her dad and Billie but at the back of the book just borned Noah has blonde hair . I think that was a misunderstanding her was she just dreaming? Billie has an old teddy called Mr Fred . She and Jack were playing soccer so she put Mr Fred near a bush so he could watch . Mr Fred was Billie’s favorite teddy , she had it when she was just a baby . It started to rain so Bille and Jack ran inside to get some shade . But you know what she left outside? Mr Fred! when it was bedtime her mum was reading her a bedtime story then she had a funny look on her face Mr Fred! I left him outside! Overall , I nearly have told the whole story so um I rate this book 3 stars because the author had a misunderstanding , I recommend all Billie B Brown fans to read this book.

3 stars

Reviewed by Genevye from Central City and , 7 years old

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?