Animal adventures and awesome animation. Some of these movies are full of characters we’ve come to know and love over time and some are brand new ideas full of fun and adventure! Ice Age : The great eggscapade tells the tale of a dinosaur egg hatching service, what could possibly go wrong? Easter is only a couple of weeks away, imagine a dinosaur sized Easter egg!
Looking for some good reads for when the weather turns bad? Here’s some great new fiction for you to try. Grab it from your local library before someone else does.
Warning Cry by Kris Humphrey
When a raven drops a white feather at the doorstep on the day of your birth, it is a symbol of your destiny. You are a Whisperer – a guardian of the wild. The kingdom of Meridina is under threat. When Nara and her leopard companion, Flame, receive the call to attend a Whisperers’ council of war, they begin the long journey north. But signs of the shape-shifting Narlaw are everywhere. Can Nara and Flame make it to the palace or will the demons reach them first? The future of the natural world is resting on their shoulders.
Star Wars; Tales from a Galaxy Far, Far Away by Landry Walker
A collection of six tales tells the other stories of some of the aliens that are seen in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”
From the Cutting Room of Barney Kettle by Kate De Goldi
An unnamed man in a hospital bed tells the story of thirteen-year-old film director Barney Kettle and his sister Ren, who are on a mission to film the story of their local street.
Adventures of the Steampunk Pirates; The Leaky Battery Sets Sail by Gareth P. Jones
Causing chaos wherever they sail, the robotic Steampunk Pirates are roaming the high seas, hunting for gold! But the evil Iron Duke has other ideas…He’s determined to capture the pirates in return for a handsome reward from the King.
Bloodlust and Blunders by Poppy Inkwell
Alana Oakley suspects her new neighbours are vampires. All the signs are there: they are deathly pale, too good at everything, and laugh derisively at vampire-lore with a knowing mwah-ha-ha. Khalilah, Maddie and Sofia hope Alana is right – everything they’ve read about vampires sounds so very cool and the new neighbours are so very hot… Despite her friends’ warped sensibilities, Alana is determined to reveal the neighbours’ bloody secret. If only her mum would stay out of trouble, Alana would have this mystery in the bag, but Emma is tangled up with Katriona and Ling Ling’s mission to Never Grow Old, avoid Chinatown’s resident loan shark- Fok Wee Mung, and meet Kylie Minogue.
Children’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.
3. Peter Rabbit
4. Fireman Sam
7. Inside out
Switched, by Sienna Mercer
This book is really good. It’s about vampires and bunnies. read the book for more info (nuh!)I recommend it for ages 10-up
Reviewed by Fiona from Tawa, 11 years old
Fortunately, the milk–, by Neil Gaiman
Fortunately the milk is a rad book. It’s about a ordinary dad who gets sent on a extraordinary adventure featuring aliens, pirates, volcano gods, vampires and dinosaur policeman! He and his companion professor steg are sent on a death-defying mad, and rad adventure. I would recommend it for 7 year olds and up. 5 stars!
Reviewed by Mitchell from Khandallah, 10 years old
Switched, by Sienna Mercer
Olivia and Ivy are soooo cool!
Reviewed by cally from Cummings Park, 8 years old
City of Glass: The Mortal Instruments: Book #3 by Cassandra Clare (Young Adult Fiction)
Clary and Jace have found that they belong with each other. But can they live with the fact that they can never be happy for they are siblings. Soon Valentine, the evil lord, is rising and trying to get the mortal instruments. A book far out of its time. A five star read.
Review by Zoe of Brooklyn