Kids’ Club Review by sam wells: People’s republic

People's republicPeople’s republic, by Robert Muchamore

Ryan is the mirror image of James Adams from series one. Robert Muchamore did an amazing job as I usually get board when the second series comes out and the cycle starts again but with someone new. Peoples republic is an excellent book with cool plot twists and exhilarating. definately deserves 5 stars

5 stars

Reviewed by sam wells from Wadestown, 12 years old

8 new children’s non fiction summer entertainment guide – Part Two!

The countdown to Christmas and the end of 2016 continues.  And the new children’s non fiction summer entertainment guide theme continues!

So for your reading pleasure, the library has some new non fiction available from your local library.

Check out books about what DreamWorks characters  like to eat for supper, fantastic guide on popular film and TV characters,  famous children’s authors and even more about Star Wars.

Also Kiwi Christmas song, Summer Wonderland by Ronan Keating  is now available to stream and download from all your favourite music streaming flavours. But you can’t bothered, check out the clip right here, complete so you can sing along and take part in the festive cheer while  strolling through a summer wonderland.

To recap, Summer Wonderland is a Kiwi spin on a much beloved classic Christmas carol Winter Wonderland, with a lyrical twist for the Southern Hemisphere and recorded for Air New Zealand.  This Christmas carol really showcases and beautifully captures the sprit and essence of a Kiwi Christmas of tucking into ham and pavlova, playing cricket, mozzie spray and tan marks. Check it out!

 

image courtesy of syndeticsThe Ultimate DreamWorks Cookbook.

Trolls has finally been released in theatres and to continue the celebration, check out the ultimate DreamWorks cookbook. Have you ever wondered about the secret ingredient in Mr. Ping’s noodles? Do you know how the Croods cook their dinner or how the penguins get their bellies filled? In the Ultimate DreamWorks Cookbook you can find the answers to all of these questions, and many more. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and desserts, all are featured in this fun and nutritious cookbook from DreamWorks.

 

image courtesy of syndeticsDoctor Who: A History of Humankind.

History and Doctor Who all rolled into one, Imagine that?! The doctor has corrected this Coal Hill School Hisotry textbook with his own notes and illustrations that is jammed packed full of the real history about our very special planet.

 

 

image courtesy of syndeticsThe Usborne Official Spy’s Handbook.

This one book that every potential spy needs to get it’s hands on. Covers everything that a good spy needs to know about secret codes, spy rings, dead drops, disguises, tracking, shadowing, hiding, sending message, decoding signal and observation skills.

 

 

image courtesy of syndeticsJeff Kinney.

Read all about the man who brought Diary of a Wimpy Kid to life! Simple text and full-color photographs introduce readers to Jeff Kinney.

 

 

 

image courtesy of syndeticsDr. Seuss.

Read all about the man who brought The Cat in the Hat, Horton hears a who and The Lorax to life! Simple text and full-color photography introduce beginning readers to Dr. Seuss.

 

 

image courtesy of syndeticsMoana.

Find out everything you need to know about the newest Disney heroine, Moana, and her hero Maui, on their incredible journey across the South Pacific. Discover the beautiful locations of Oceania, including breathtaking underworlds along with frightening sea creatures! This book is packed with stunning images of Moana’s quest and provides a fascinating, in-depth look at the most thrilling moments from the movie.

 

image courtesy of syndeticsTop 10 of everything 2017.

Move over, Guinness World Records, Top 10 of everything 2017, that ranges from video games, insects, movies, sports and so on, will enthral and amaze you for hours… not days… not weeks… but all year long!

 

 

image courtesy of syndeticsStar Wars Galactic Atlas.

Calling all Star Wars fans, here is you chance to explore a galaxy far, far away in this stunning guide to the worlds of Star Wars. This book is jam packed full of  superb full colour, covers everything from Alderaan and Naboo to Tatooine and Yavin 4, taking in the epic stories, strange creatures and glorious vistas of the entire saga. Check out the official trailer for the latest release from the Star Wars franchise: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, in which a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. Exciting!

 

Hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and a happy new year!  See you in 2017!

Top 10 Children’s Comics for May 2016

Join Charlie Brown, Peppermint Patty, Snoopy and the rest of the gang in their crazy adventures in and out of school and throughout the baseball season.  Come fly with Snoopy and Woodstock as they battle the Red Barron once again!  Other school capers in Big Nate’s adventures are ready for winter adventures. Prepare your snowball skills online

1. Tintin, by Herge

2. Peanuts, by Charles M. Schulz

3. Big Nate series, by Lincoln Peirce

4. Pokemon series by Hidenori Kusaka

5. Garfield, by Jim Davis

6. Adventure time, By Ryan North

7. Amulet, by Kazu Kibuishi

8. Chi’s sweet home, by Kanata Konami

9. Babymouse, by Jennifer M. Holm

10. Asterix omnibus, by Goscinny and Udzero

 

 

 

 

Kids’ Club Review by Tavish: CHERUB The Sleepwalker

CHERUB The Sleepwalker, by Robert Muchamore

An airliner has crashed and over 345 people are dead. Investigators suspect terrorism, but are getting nowhere.

A distressed 12 year old calls the investigators and says that his father might be to blame for the crash. It could be a breakthrough, but there was no evidence and the boy had a history of temper and emotional problems.

CHERUB would need its brightest agents to solve the puzzle.

5 stars

Reviewed by Tavish from Karori, 11 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Tavish: CHERUB The Fall

CHERUB The Fall, by Robert Muchamore

When an MI5 mission goes catastrophically wrong , James Adams will require all his training to get out of Russia alive.

Meanwhile, Lauren Adams is on her first solo mission, trying to uncover a brutal operation.

And when James does get back, he realises his nightmare is just beginning.

5 stars

Reviewed by Tavish from Karori, 11 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Tavish: CHERUB Class A

CHERUB Class A, by Robert Muchamore

Cherub’s go on missions that cannot be done by MI5 (the adult branch of British Intelligence) or the police.

James Adams is on his biggest mission yet; trying to catch Europe’s biggest drug dealer. He will need all his training to capture and put the man behind bars.
I recommend this book for kids aged 11-15.

4 stars

Reviewed by Tavish from Karori, 11 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Tavish: CHERUB Maximum Security

CHERUB Maximum Security, by Robert Muchamore

Cherub has put a lot of criminals behind bars. Now, for the first time, they have to break one out.
James Adams has to go inside sunbaked prison Arizona Max, chum up with a fellow inmate and bust him out. This would be James’s biggest mission yet. He would require all of his skills to be able to break out alive.

3 stars

Reviewed by Tavish from Karori, 11 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Tavish: CHERUB The Recruit

CHERUB The Recruit, by Robert Muchamore

James Adams’s life is turned upside down in a heartbeat when his shoplifting mum dies. He gets sent to a childrens home and after a while he wakes up at CHERUB Campus, the junior department of British Intelligence where children aged 10 – 17 go on dangerous missions to help the world. Little did James know that his first mission would turn into one of CHERUB’s biggest. I recommend this book for kids aged 11-15.

5 stars

Reviewed by Tavish from Karori, 11 years old

Kids’ Club Review by reuben: Class A

Class AClass A, by Robert Muchamore

i think it is a great book that i would recommend for kids over 9+ years old because it does involve drugs,fighting and real life things also i would recommend it for people that love action/thriller books that have many sequels to them. this is the second book of 16 book series.
ENJOY!
from reuben

4 stars

Reviewed by reuben from Brooklyn, 11 years old