Some wonderful new books to Spring into

Get your hands of these wonderful exciting new books!!!

Image courtesy of SyndeticsMaking the Team by J. Scott Savage

A mysterious private school has opened in town and Nick, Carter, and Angelo join forces with their rivals Angie, Tiffany, and Dana to uncover the mystery behind the school’s inhumanly good football team.

Image courtesy of SyndeticsTreasury of Bedtime Stories by Enid Blyton

Contains these wonderful Enid Blyton stories:

Moonlight and Starshine, Spells and Enchantments, Woodland Wonders, Fairyland Folk, Faraway Lands

Image courtesy of SyndeticsInto The Wild by Anh Do

I crawled onto the bank and collapsed, exhausted. From the dirt, I looked up in amazement at four dogs staring down at me. Was I dreaming? Had I gone mad? It all seemed very real. ‘You guys saved me!’ I said, as I sat up in my dripping clothes. ‘I owe you.’ When disaster separates Gwen from her family, she must fend for herself, all alone in the wilderness. Luckily, she’s not alone for long… When a wolf puppy, a Labrador, a Chihuahua, and a greyhound want to make friends, Gwen discovers talents she didn’t know she possessed. It will take all her new skills and strength just to survive. Does Gwen have what it takes to be leader of the pack


Image courtesy of SyndeticsDiary of an Awesome Friendly Kid by Jeff Kinney

In his first journal, middle schooler Rowley Jefferson, Greg Heffley’s sidekick, records his experiences and misguided decision to write a biography of Greg, who, in his own mind, is destined to become rich and famous.

Image courtesy of Syndetics Horrid Henry and the Mega-Mean Time Machine by Francesca Simon

Horrid Henry invents a time machine and promises to send his brother, Perfect Peter, to the future (as soon as Peter puts on one of Mom’s dresses). But when Peter gets there, it isn’t exactly what he had in mind. In fact, everything kind of looks the same


Kids’ Club Review by Anna: Diary of a wimpy kid : dog days

Diary of a wimpy kid : dog daysDiary of a wimpy kid : dog days, by Jeff Kinney

It was kinda boring. All Greg does is complain. The only good bits are the photo album at the end and (this was not my favourite) the bit about the Fourth of July. It’s a bit annoying when people from other places talk about their celebrations. You’re just like “dude, I have no idea what you’re talking about.” A couple of the other books from this series were OK, but this was pretty bad.

2 stars

Reviewed by Anna from Miramar and Miramar Central School , 10 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Sienna: Diary of a wimpy kid

Diary of a wimpy kidDiary of a wimpy kid, by Jeff Kinney

I found this book funny and I liked the personalities of the characters. The really liked the end where there is a thing called cheese touch. There is a piece of mouldy cheese by the basketball court and whoever touches it last gets the cheese touch. The only way to pass it on is to touch another person.

4 stars

Reviewed by Sienna  from Johnsonville and Newlands School , 9 years old

Kids’ Club Review by francesca: School daze

School dazeSchool daze, by Zack Zombie

this is great…a bit creepy! Fiction book, not game strategy. fun read! Zac zombie is the main character and his favourite things to do are play with friends Skeely, Slimey and Creepy…and eat cake! Recommend for ages 8 who like playing mindcraft!

4 stars

Reviewed by francesca from Khandallah and , 8 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Avin: TV star

TV starTV star, by Rachel Renée Russell

I love this book! It’s so inspiring that now I really want to be an actor. Rachel Renee Russell has done it again with another Dork Diary’s book. I now changed from reading 40 pages a day to 50 pages a day because I love reading the Dork Diaries book!

5 stars

Reviewed by Avin from Johnsonville and , 10 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Avin: Once upon a dork

Once upon a dorkOnce upon a dork, by Rachel Renée Russell

This book is amazing because Nicki goes on a great journey and for every page I feel like I’m with her. Nearly every time I finish my reading target for the day I just want to read more and see what happens! It was a bit boring since nearly the whole book is in a Fairy Tale.

2 stars

Reviewed by Avin from Johnsonville and , 10 years old

Top 10 Children’s Fiction January 2017

So it’s the holidays – who’s bored? and who is reading? Want to bring some of those tales into real life? Want something delicious to eat but it will totally disgust your younger/older, brother/sister/friend/cousin/relative staying over for the holidays? Well Roald Dahl (who I just learned to pronounce correctly, “Roo-aal”) invented snozzcumbers for his non-human eating giant, you may remember these from the movie! An edible version for humans can be found in Roald Dahl’s revolting recipes, page 12 =)

And what’s been really popular over the holidays…?

  1. Tom Gates series, by Liz Pichon
  2. Diary of a wimpy kid series, by Jeff Kinney
  3. Storey treehouse series, by Andy Griffiths
  4. Dork Diaries, by Rachel Renée Russell
  5. Harry Potter series, by J. K. Rowling
  6. The Secret Seven, by Enid Blyton
  7. Magnus Chase series, by Rick Riordan
  8. The BFG, by Roald Dahl
  9. Where’s Wally? by Martin Handford
  10. Ruby Redfort, by Lauren Child