Kids’ Club Review by Ethan: The wonderful Wizard of Oz

The wonderful Wizard of OzThe wonderful Wizard of Oz, by L. Frank Baum (1856-1919,)

This book is a combination of excitement and suspense. This book has a plot that is easy to understand. The author made some creative characters, for example, the author has introduced flying monkeys and other creatures to the story. This is a perfect book for a 7-year-old. The Wizard of Oz is the best book for avid readers.

5 stars

Reviewed by Ethan from Brooklyn and , 9 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Nathalie: Fire girl

Fire girlFire girl, by Matt Ralphs

This is a very exciting book that varies from magic animals, known as farmiliars, to demon hunters. When you read it, you almost want to be sucked right into the book! I reccomend this book for 10 years and older.

4 stars

Reviewed by Nathalie from Khandallah and , 12 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Zack: The witches

The witchesThe witches, by Roald Dahl

This was an amazing book about a little boy who gets caught up with some experiments from the witches but gets turned into a mouse. How will he get revenge?

3 stars

Reviewed by Zack from Island Bay and South Wellington Intermediate , 11 years old

Kids’ Club Review by molly: The weirdstone of Brisingamen : a tale of Alderley

The weirdstone of Brisingamen : a tale of AlderleyThe weirdstone of Brisingamen : a tale of Alderley, by Alan Garner (1934-)

Colin and Susan were pursued over the Alderly moor by mythical monsters. They were saved by a wizard with the strange name of Cadelin Silverbrow. Cadelin Silverbrow watches over 140 sleeping knights who will wake up and defeat evil. But Cadelin Silverbrow has lost the weirdstone of Brisingamen which stops the knights from ageing. Will they find the weirdstone of Brisingamen? I rate this 5 stars because it is gripping and exciting. I think children 9+ should read this book.

5 stars

Reviewed by molly from Karori and Karori Normal School , 10 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Luke: The weirdstone of Brisingamen : a tale of Alderley

The weirdstone of Brisingamen : a tale of AlderleyThe weirdstone of Brisingamen : a tale of Alderley, by Alan Garner (1934-)

Colin and Susan are chased across Alderly Edge by creatures that are supposed to not exist. They find refuge with the Wizard Cadelin Silverbrow. Cadelin has an important job, he watches the sleep of 140 knights. This is a great fantasy book with a good solid storyline. I think children 8+ should read it.

5 stars

Reviewed by Luke from Karori and Karori Normal School , 12 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Cardi: The curse in the candlelight

The curse in the candle light, by Sophie Cleverly

It was SO good. It had lots of action and Ebony ( a girl at Rookwood school.) Muriel
( another girl at Rookwood school) is really the witch.

5 stars

Reviewed by Cardi from Brooklyn and Homeschool , 7 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Luke: The scent of magic

The scent of magicThe scent of magic, by Cliff McNish

The witches are collecting the most powerful, magical children on earth in order to defeat the leader of Wizards and Rachel. This is the second book in a trilogy, The Scent of Magic is an excellent series and I would recommend it to children 10+.

5 stars

Reviewed by Luke from Karori and Karori Normal School , 12 years old

Special Summer Reading Challenge Competition! Win some books!

Hope you have all been enjoying some of the wonderful sunny summer days and better still reading some of the fabulous books on our Summer Reading Challenge book list! Judging by the fantastic reviews that I have been reading, I know many of you have been wildly reading over the school holidays which makes me very happy! Now I know we all have a favourite books to read but I would really like to see some of the books being reviewed from the list that no one has reviewed yet soooo…. I’m going make a bit of an incentive for you. I have 5 books to give away for the first reviews I receive in on the following books, but you must have at least 3 sentences about the book in the review. They are all great reads and if you are a Harry Potter or a Northern Light fan you’ll especially enjoy these! Continue reading

Kids’ Club Review by Siddhesh: The Wizard of Oz

The Wizard of Oz, by L. Frank Baum

This book is funny, amazing, scary and has lots of adventures. It is my most favourite book ever. My favourite part of this book is when Dorothy goes on a mission to kill the Wicked Witch of the east. And when Dorothy is on her way to the Emerald city where the great wizard of oz lives.

5 stars

Reviewed by Siddhesh from Johnsonville and Amesbury School , 9 years old

Wild About Reading! Summer Reading Challenge

Yes it’s nearly time to Slip, Slop, Slap and read, relax and rummage through some fantabulous books! Summer Reading Challenge is just around the corner and have we got some great reads lined up for you this Summer!!!

So for those of you new to this and a reminder to the rest of us who feel like last summer was ages and ages ago, here’s what it’s all about…

Down at Wellington City Libraries we have chosen some of our favourite books, and hopefully some of yours, to see how many of them you can get through between the 1st of December to the 31st of January 2018. There are 60+ books on our list so plenty of variety. The idea is to read a book from the list then go to the Kid’s Page on our website, click on the Kids Club and start writing reviews. Even better you get prizes as well! Also each review puts you in the draw for an amazing book bag full of exciting books and things. Don’t belong to the Kids Club yet? It’s easy to join online check out the Kids Page to find out how.

So here’s a little preview of what’s in store for you this summer!

Ever thought of having a raven as a pet? Well that’s what happened to Arabel when her Dad (a London Taxi driver) finds a raven in the middle of the road one night and brings it. From there the crazy wild adventures begin, who knew a raven could reek so much havoc. Read about Arabel and Mortimer ‘s hilarious antics in one of the 4 books in the Arabel and Mortimer series with fantastic illustrations by Quentin Blake.

 

The Doomspell by Cliff McNish is an amazing fantasy trilogy which are a must for all Harry Potter and Northern Lights fans! “Rachel has been having disturbing dreams that start to feel too real. Then one day, she and her brother are ripped through a wall in her house and transported to a dangerous world ruled by a manipulative witch and her ancient underlings.” – Publisher

 

 

Moa by James Davidson. I don’t know about you, but I love reading comics and summer for me is the perfect time to hang out in a hammock with a great big stack of them! Moa is a laugh out loud series and the perfect thing for those hot summer days. “Ride along with Kiwi and Possum on their side-splitting adventures battling mythical creatures and dangerous hunters in colonial New Zealand! This treasury collection contains all five issues of James Davidson’s acclaimed comic series Moa, sure to delight readers of all ages.” – Publisher.

That was just a sneak peak of what’s in store for you over the holiday season and guess what there are another 57+ books to choose from! So keep an eye out at your local library and on our website for the Wild About Reading: Summer Reading Challenge booklet.

What: Wild About Reading: Summer Reading Challenge booklet

When: Available at your local Library from 18th November 2017