Kids’ Club Review by Harshit Kumar: Howl’s moving castle

Howl’s moving castle / Jones, Diana Wynne

I rated this book 5 stars because it tells about three kids named Sophie, Lettie and Martha. Sophie was the oldest of all the daughters. They lived with their parents in market chipping, a town in the magical kingdom of Ingary but when their mother died, their father married a woman named Fanny. Then their father died and Fanny separated their kids. Sophie would work in a hat shop, Lettie would work in a cake shop and Martha would live with a woman. Then there was a castle that all people were afraid of. It belonged to a wizard called Howl. The people of the town were also afraid of the witch of the waste. One day, she discovers that she is in a horrid spell which transforms her into an old lady. She then decides to see the castle but when she went inside, she meets a new boy named Michael. He is a nice boy. She also meets a fire demon and she decides to strike a bargain to remove the spell. She then decides to help clean the house for Howl. One Day, they also meet Howl’s nephews. Their names were Megan and Mari. Then Sophie has a new dog, which is a dog man. Then, the witch of the waste figured out where the castle so they moved to Sophie’s house and they decided to open a flower shop.

5 stars

Reviewed by Harshit Kumar from Tawa and Hampton Hill School , 9 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Anna: Puzzle castle

Puzzle castlePuzzle castle, by Susannah Leigh

Puzzle castle is a book with lots of puzzles about castles. I really loved this book as I like nothing better than a good puzzle. Castles are pretty neat too. I think this is a 5 star book and is great if you are bored.

5 stars

Reviewed by Anna from Karori and Karori Normal School , 8 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Aadiv: Castles

CastlesCastles, by Annabelle Lynch

a very informative book about castles.what is that, why they were made, who used to live in them.i loved reading that book.

4 stars

Reviewed by Aadiv from Johnsonville and Churton Park School , 5 years old

New Back to school Non Fiction reads at the library!

The holidays are at an end. With school and winter rolling around the corner, it looks like the blues are about to set in. But have no fear, here’s another selection of new junior non fiction to enhance your knowledge base and make sure you ace at all your school subjects.


image courtesy of synedticsThe Kids’ Money Book.

Get smart with money while you’re still young! Fun, and informative, this useful guide can help put you on the path to managing your money, from earning it to saving, spending, growing and sharing it. Also features information about the financial crisis, bitcoin, and identity theft.


image courtesy of syndeticsThe recorded poems of Och Aye the GNu.

He’s a handsome young calf, he’s a wildebeest, too. But in Scotland they call him young Och Aye the G’Nu… Jimmy Barnes, Aussie rock legend and grandad, has penned this delightful collection of poetry for the young grandson he affectionately calls G’Nu… Read along with Jimmy in this treasured keepsake for sweet g’nus everywhere.


image courtesy of syndeticsPocket Change: Pitching in for a better world.

This book explores how growing a cabbage can fight poverty, how a few dollars can help ten families start their own businesses, and how running errands for a neighbor can help you learn to become a bike mechanic. It asks the question “What if you could meet all your consumer needs while, at the same time, get to know your neighbors and protect the environment?


image courtesy of syndeticsAdrift at sea: A Vietnamese Boy’s Story of Survival.

“Tuan and his family survive bullets, a broken motor, and a leaking boat in the long days they spend at sea after fleeing Vietnam. A true story as told to the author by Tuan Ho. Includes family photographs and a historical note about the Vietnamese refugee crisis”– Provided by publisher.


Cimage courtesy of syndeticsastle.

A beautiful book that showcases and contains text and detailed drawings follow the planning and construction of a “typical” castle and adjoining town in thirteenth-century Wales.