Top 10 children’s fiction February 2016

Diary of a Wimpy kid is still numero uno! Is it the allure of cartoon/comic content? Check out Jeff Kinney drawing his characters here!

The popular Liz Pichon with Tom Gates and Rachel Renée Russel with Nikki Maxwell (dork diaries) have great drawings as part of their stories too

1. Diary of a wimpy kid series, by Jeff Kinney

2. Tom Gates series, by Liz Pichon

3. Treehouse series, By Andy Griffiths

4. Harry Potter series, by J.K.Rowling

5. Where’s Wally? by Martin Handford

6. Dirty Bertie, by Alan MacDonald

7. Dork Diaries, by Rachel Renee Russel

8. Ruby Redfort series by Lauren Child

9. Big Nate series, by Lincoln Peirce

10. Awful Auntie by David Walliams

Drawings as part of the story are a great way to connect with characters and situations in a book. Has anyone checked out The Marvels? This beautiful book (the cover is smothered in gold leaf) tells the grand tale of shipwreck and adventure. Told in pictures, the first part of the book has expressive drawings that lead you through the story.  The written half pieces together the mysterious and wonderful story of the performing Marvel family.

Kids’ Club Review by Theo: Deep waters: 24 hours to save the world– and finish his homework

Deep waters : 24 hours to save the world– and finish his homework, by H. I. Larry

This is a book about a spy boy who has to complete a mission in the ocean. In the way to it he has to complete other mini-missions, but is not like in the way, he has to go other ways so he wastes time. I like how the author writes the book because he makes the characters believable and also that he makes you believe you are there. I would prefer that Zac had to fight against nature. I like when Zac suddenly meets a squid, it’s a suspenseful moment.I would like to give the book 3 stars and a half.

3 stars

Reviewed by Theo from Brooklyn and Karori West Normal School , 10 years old

Kids’ Club Review by lara: Ruby Redfrot

Ruby Redfort, by Lauren Child

personally i think ruby redfort is a great series full of adventure and never ending mystery, one thing you should know before i begin is that ruby redfort is a secret agent working for an HQ called spectrum who are basically under cover spies any way in this book ruby redfort was just living a her normal life of a 13 teen year old when someone tries to ruin it! read the book to find out!………..

5 stars

Reviewed by lara from Brooklyn and Brooklyn School , 10 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Saskia: Ruby Redfort- Feel the Fear

Ruby Redfort- Feel the Fear, by Lauren Child

The Ruby Redfort books are probably the best series I’ve ever read. These books are about a super smart 13 year old girl named Ruby Redfort, who was asked to be a member of a spy agency that no one knows about, not even her parents! She and her best friend, Clancy go on lots of dangerous adventures, taking risks that could get them dead. Ruby Redfort- Feel the Fear is a fantastic, moving book, packed full of mystery that makes you want to stay up in bed reading all night. I would recommend this book to ages 10+.

5 stars

Reviewed by Saskia from Miramar and Seatoun School , 11 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Avin: The Race

The Race, by Susannah McFarlane

Emma Jacks is a spy. She is training for the big race. Till one day her teacher takes her somewhere and trains. She does a small practice race like athletics, in the nearly end of the race Emma finds a duckling in her helmet! She cared for it so she put it in her pouch and continued the race! And she did it 5 seconds early. I liked this book because it was interesting. It showed to care for things and you might get what you want.

3 stars

Reviewed by Avin from Newtown, 8 years old