Kids’ Club Review by Molly Morgan: Be prepared

Be preparedBe prepared, Vera Brosgol

Vera cannot wait for O.R.R.A, a Russian camp where she will finally fit in. O.R.R.A is not what she expected. Can she learn to fit in or is she destined to a miserable four week camp torture? I really enjoyed this book because it was an interesting read. I think kids 9+ would enjoy this book.

5 stars

Reviewed by Molly Morgan from Karori and Karori Normal School , 11 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Luke: Sunken forest

Sunken forestSunken forest, by Des Hunt (1941-)

If you want to read a great book about a boy and a giant eel called Elsa, then look no further. The Sunken Forest is about Matt who has to attend a camp that is based in the military because he was accused of stealing. That’s when the adventure with the Elsa starts. I really enjoyed this book, it has a strong story line and is interesting to read. Children 9+ would like this book.

5 stars

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

New fiction to devour

Here’s some great new Junior Fiction books for you to borrow from our Library shelves!;

Upside Down in the Jungle by Helen Phillips

Our world turned upside down when bird-freak Dad went to the Central American jungle and didn’t come back. All we have from him is the Very Strange and Incredibly Creepy Letter, which Roo swears is in code. So what does she want us to do?




Spy Camp by Stuart Gibbs

As almost thirteen-year-old Ben, a student at the CIA’s academy for future intelligence agents, prepares to go to spy summer camp, he receives a death threat from the evil organization SPYDER.




Runaways by Sherryl Clark

Cassie and her brother Jack are on the run from the past, from the future and from their failure of a family. But where can they go? And can you ever really run away?





Story’s End by Marissa Burt

(Sequel to Storybound) “A deadly Enemy has threatened the future of Story–and twelve-year-old Una Fairchild is the only one who can stop his plans and save the character world from destruction”–Provided by publisher.




Mirage by Jenn Reese

The desert is no place for ocean-dwelling Kampii like Aluna and Hoku, especially now that Aluna has secretly started growing her tail.