Kids’ Club Review by Peehoo: Operation bunny : the Fairy Detective Agency’s first case

Operation bunny : the Fairy Detective Agency's first caseOperation bunny : the Fairy Detective Agency’s first case, by Sally Gardner

When Emily Vole inherits an abandoned shop, she discovers a magical world she never knew existed.
But a fairy-hating witch, a mischievous set of golden keys, and a train full of brightly colored bunnies are just a few of the surprises that come with it.

I really liked this book and finished it in 2 days! I can’t believe how glued to it I was!

5 stars

Reviewed by Peehoo from Johnsonville and Johnsonville School , 11 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Francesca: Operation bunny : the Fairy Detective Agency’s first case

Operation bunny : the Fairy Detective Agency's first caseOperation bunny : the Fairy Detective Agency’s first case, by Sally Gardner

Wings and co, is an interesting story a bout a young orphan who’s been shunned every since she revealed she had brown eyes and black hair… Her parents had adopted her from a crime scene, she was the apple in their eye, until she didn’t have blond hair and blue eyes which her mother wanted, SO the decided that she should be a maid like child. She did all the washing and cleaning. Her parents were expecting triplets, so things were about to go even more down hill for her…….. Until a special surprise jumbles things up.

Read the book to find out more.

4 stars

Reviewed by Francesca from Kilbirnie and Kelburn Normal School , 10 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Sam: Horrid Henry’s haunted house

Horrid Henry’s Haunted House, by Francesca Simon

I loved this book because it’s scary, it’s funny and really cool. Horrid Henry and his cousin thought the house was haunted but it wasn’t. The ghost was really a CD player, the poking thing was Horrid Henry. My favourite part was on page 54 when Henry shot a CD player with his goo shooter- he thought the CD player was a pirate or a ghost. My favourite picture was of Steve running away. I would recommend this book to my friends.

5 stars

Reviewed by Sam from Kilbirnie and Roseneath School , 6 years old

Kids’ Club Review by hunter: Ghost knight

Ghost knightGhost knight, by Cornelia Caroline Funke

The main characters are Jon,Ella,The Beard and an old grannie.
The story is that Jon goes to high school and apparently the town is haunted with GHOSTS. So they go on a action paked adventure fighting ghosts.

5 stars

Reviewed by hunter from Miramar and Holy Cross School , 9 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Tulip: Goosebumps: Slappy’s tales of horror

Goosebumps :             Slappy's tales of horrorGoosebumps : Slappy’s tales of horror, by Dave Roman

This comic was good and a bit scary. it has 4 different tales but i was only able to read 2. i recommend people that have nightmares to read it in day not at night. but people that risk it, it is tottaly fine (as long as you dont get nightmares). it has good coloured pictures. want to know what the storys are? read it to find out….

4 stars

Reviewed by Tulip from Newtown and Berhampore School , 10 years old

Kids’ Club Review by liam: The sleeper and the spindle

The sleeper and the spindleThe sleeper and the spindle, by Neil Gaiman

Has a mythical vibe to it. A few horror scenes along the way. I really liked the way the characters worked together to make life better for everyone. Great twist at the end. Suspense included. Amazing illustration from chris riddell. Great writing from Neil Gaiman.

4 stars

Reviewed by liam from Miramar and Amesbury School , 11 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Lara: Frost Hollow Hall

Frost Hollow HallFrost Hollow Hall, by Emma Carroll

This Book is about a Adventures girl called Tilly who has a mysterious dreams about a boy stuck under the ice in a lake in Winter by a house that there are rumors from the village it is haunted. This book is intruging and exciting , making you really feel for the characters losses and and gains .

4 stars

Reviewed by Lara from Karori, 12 years old

Top 10 Children’s DVDs for August 2016

dvd coverChildren’s animation has some really creative people doing fun stuff in this month’s Top 10.

The Octonauts are a great cross-over from screen to page with their puzzle books and picture books.  Beatrix Potter’s characters also have a to offer, stretching vocabulary in her classic Children’s tales.

Do you have a favourite book to screen character?  Let us know in the comments.

1. dvd coverOctonauts

2. My little pony, friendship is magic

3. Peter Rabbit

4. Fireman Sam

5. Bananas in pyjamas

dvd cover6. Strawberry Shortcake

7. Inside out

8. Minions

9. Legends of Chima

10. Hotel Transylvania