Here’s some great new kids fiction to read as Autumn starts to settle in

The warm summer days will be coming to an end, so what a great chance to read these great new fiction choices available through your library!

 

Image courtesy of SyndeticsUnexpected twist; An Oliver Twisted tale by Michael Rosen

Shona and her dad are moving house, and at Shona’s new school, the rules are pretty confusing; she keeps getting into trouble without realizing! It’s a lot like how it is for Oliver Twist, that boy she’s reading about in English class. After Shona is unexpectedly given a mobile phone, she begins to suspect there’s something fishy about the new boys she’s met. Where did the phone come from? And some gifts, she soon learns, aren’t exactly free…


Image courtesy of SyndeticsInto the Jungle by Matt Forbeck

The Harpers have lost one of their own, a legendary adventurer named Artus Cimber, keeper of the artifact known as the Ring of Winter. They’ve hired you to travel to the jungle-clad land of Chult and find him. If only you can manage it before the frost giants hunting for him do — and before the zombies that infest the lands get you…


Image courtesy of SyndeticsPearl the Proper Unicorn by Sally Odgers

Pearl, Olive and Tweet meet another unicorn! His name is Prince Percy and he is positively perfect in every way! But when mean, smelly gobble-uns take over the pond, can Prince Percy’s perfect magic help them? Or will Pearl’s magic be just what they need?


Image courtesy of SyndeticsThe Bridge Home by Padma Venkatraman

Four determined homeless children make a life for themselves in Padma Venkatraman’s stirring middle-grade debut. Life is harsh in Chennai’s teeming streets, so when runaway sisters Viji and Ruku arrive, their prospects look grim. Very quickly, eleven-year-old Viji discovers how vulnerable they are in this uncaring, dangerous world. Fortunately, the girls find shelter-and friendship-on an abandoned bridge. With two homeless boys, Muthi and Arul, the group forms a family of sorts. And while making a living scavenging the city’s trash heaps is the pits, the kids find plenty to laugh about and take pride in too. After all, they are now the bosses of themselves and no longer dependent on untrustworthy adults. But when illness strikes, Viji must decide whether to risk seeking help from strangers or to keep holding on to their fragile, hard-fought freedom.


Image courtesy of SyndeticsThe train to impossible places by P.G Bell

Join the journey to Impossible Places, where there’s magic at every stop… Suzy is surprised to find a grumpy troll building a railway through her house – especially when a gigantic steam train crashes into her hallway! This is the Impossible Postal Express, the trusty delivery service of the Union of Impossible Places, and Suzy becomes its newest recruit. And with her cursed first package, an Impossible adventure begins.–Provided by publisher.

Kids’ Club Review by Delta: Unicorn Riders – Quinn’s Riddles

Unicorn Riders – Quinn’s Riddles, by Aleesah Darlison

The best bit in this book was when the Unicorn Riders got Ula back. Ula is a unicorn owned by Quinn the main character. Something I learnt from this book was to never give up because you should always keep trying. I would recommend this book to my friends because it is very girly and my friends like unicorns. This book is similar to The Princess in Black by Shannon Hale and Dean Hale because they both have girl heroes on horses. I give this book three stars out of five.

3 stars

Reviewed by Delta from Tawa, 7 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Hannah: Princess in black seires

Princess in black, by shannon hale & dean hale

I liked that Frimplepants the unicorn can turn into Blacky the pony. It makes me feel happy when Princess Magnolia turns into the Princess in Black.

5 stars

Reviewed by Hannah from Brooklyn and Ridgway School , 7 years old

Top 10 Children’s DVDs September 2016

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Unpredicatble weather predicted for the school holidays? Set yourself up with some great movies and favourite series incase you get stuck indoors!

The Disney movie Zootopia has placed soooo many different animals together in one city.  Rookie cop, Judy, is the first bunny on the force meeting a huge range of characters that have their own ideas of who Judy is.  The directors of Tangled and Wreck-it Ralph have created a movie that looks at how different people treat each other.  Worth a watch this holidays.

bananas in pajamas1. Octonauts

2. My little pony, friendship is magic

3. Peter Rabbit

4. Zootopia

5. Bananas in pyjamas

6. Fireman Sam

cover image7. Inside out

8. Minions

9. Thomas & friends

10. Strawberry Shortcake

The Unicorn Riders

Do you like reading fabulous fantasy adventure books then check out this great series called The Unicorn Riders.

The Unicorn Riders live in a magical but dangerous kingdom called Avamay. There are four riders and they are each assigned to a Unicorn that is as unique as they are.

First there is Willow who rides Obecky a beautiful unicorn who has a black opal horn and has the gifts of healing and strength.

Then there is Ellabeth who rides Fayza who is very fast and can light the dark with her golden magic.

Next is Quin who rides Ula. These two can speak to each other using mind-messages and Ula can also sense danger.

Last there is Krystal who rides Estrella. Estrella has the gift of enchantment.

Working together these four ride as one to protect the people of Avamay with all their courage and skill.

I wish I had a unicorn!