Top 10 Children’s fiction September 2016

It’s all about adventure this month! From the Classic authors Enid Blyton and Roald Dahl to the yet to be released latest Diary of a Wimpy kid, Double Down,  by Jeff Kinney. These children aren’t one’s to shy away when strange events come knocking at their door.

You don’t have to be kidnapped by giants or attend a magical school, some of these adventures happen in homes just like yours and to children just like you!

 

1. Diary of a wimpy kid, by Jeff Kinney

2. Tom Gates, by Liz Pichon

3. Storey treehouse series, by Andy Griffiths

4. Where’s Wally? by Martin Handford

5. Dork Diaries series, by Rachel Renee Russell

6. Dirty Bertie series, by Alan MacDonald

7. The BFG, by Roald Dahl

8. The Secret Seven, by Enid Blyton

9. Harry Potter and the philosopher’s stone, by J. K. Rowling

10. The enormous crocodile, by Roald Dahl

Top 10 Children’s fiction for August 2016

New releases galore on the Children’s fiction front! There is a new Tom Gates adventure, catch up with Liz Pichon’s hero at your library. And what could be on the 78th storey of Andy and Terry’s treehouse? Any one else find this series a really good way to learn their 13 times tables?

 

1. Diary of a wimpy kid series, by Jeff Kinney

2. Tom Gates series, by Liz Pichon

3. Treehouse series, by Andy Griffiths

4. Dirty Bertie series, by Alan MacDonald

5. Dork Diaries, by Rachel Renée Russell

6. Where’s Wally? by Martin Handford

7. The Secret Seven series by Enid Blyton

8. The BFG, by Roald Dahl

9. Matilda, by Roald Dahl

10. The hidden oracle, by Rick Riordan

Top 10 Children’s Fiction July 2016

Roald Dahl has two entries in the Top 10 this month.  Some of you may have been inspired from the movie The BFG to check out his books.

Roald Dahl’s imagination made more words than you’ll find in the dictionary! The BFG’s grasp of English “is a bit crumply” as he himself admits. Sometimes though a made-up word is the best kind to use! The oxford dictionary team seem to think so, this year the Oxford Roald Dahl Dictionary was published to celebrate the author’s 100th birthday!

Have you guys found Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes book yet?  We think Roald Dahl is pretty cool so we made up our holiday programmes around one of his tales of the BFG. Hope we get to see you at one of them.

Here’s your Top 10 for July 2016:

1. Diary of a wimpy kid, by Jeff Kinney

2. Tom Gates, by Liz Pichon

3. Dirty Bertie, by Alan MacDonald

4. Where’s Wally? by Martin handford

5. The Secret Seven, by Enid Blyton

6. The BFG, Roald Dahl

7. Ratburger, by David Walliams

8. Matilda, by Roald Dahl

9. Awful Auntie, by David Walliams

10. Demon dentist, by David Walliams

Top 10 Children’s eBooks July 2016

Travelling? Your library has your back! eBooks are available if you’re moving around the city, the country or around the world!

At the top of this month’s list are the tales of the well known wizarding school Hogwarts.  Four years ago a very dedicated lady built this incredible model out of Lego!  Check out the photos for the details inside and out.  But if you’re travelling and want to explore Hogwarts you could look through a virtual model.

 

Here’s your Top 10 list for July 2016

1. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, by J. K. Rowling

2. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, by J. K. Rowling

3. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, by J. K. Rowling

4. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, by J. K. Rowling

5. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, by J. K. Rowling

6. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, by J. K. Rowling

7. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, by J. K. Rowling

8. The Hobbit, by J. R. R. Tolkein

9. Old School: Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series, by Jeff Kinney

10. The Jungle Book, by Rudyard Kipling

Top 10 Children’s eBooks for June 2016

The Jungle book has reached the Top 10 for eBooks! Looks like heaps of people might have watched the movie and wanted to find out about the book.

The characters in the Jungle Book have great names from the Hindi language.  The name of Mowgli’s wolf mother Raksha means protection and Shere Khan means Tiger leader.

Can you find out what some of the other names mean? Let us know in the comments.

 

1. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, by J. K. Rowling

2. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, by J. K. Rowling

3. The Hobbit, by J. R. R. Tolkein

4. The Jungle Book, by Rudyard Kipling

5. The Lost Hero: The Heroes of Olympus Series, Book 1, by Rick Riordan

6. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, by J. K. Rowling

7. The Son of Neptune: The Heroes of Olympus Series, Book 2, by Rick Riordan

8. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, by J. K. Rowling

9. Cabin Fever: Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series, Book 6, by Jeff Kinney

10.Dog Days: Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series, Book 4, by Jeff Kinney

Top 10 Children’s Fiction for June 2016

Mid winter favourites reveal fans of some classic children’s authors. Enid Blyton and Roald Dahl are two very different authors creating very different worlds for their imaginary children and their readers.

The secret seven adventures were so popular that the translations inspired writers from other countries to develop the characters in their own stories.  Some of these were translated back into English some outlandish titles like… “The famous Five and the Z-Rays

1. Diary of a wimpy kid, by Jeff Kinney

2. Tom Gates series, by Liz Pichon

3. Storey Treehouse series, by Andy Griffiths

4. Where’s Wally? by Martin Handford

5. Dirty Bertie series, by Alan MacDonald

6. The Secret Seven, by Enid Blyton

7. Big Nate series, Lincoln Peirce

8. The hidden oracle, by Rick Riordan

9. Gangsta granny, by David Walliams

10. Matilda, by Roald Dahl

Top 10 Children’s Fiction May 2016

There are some terrific series in the lists for May.  Adventure, laughs and brave heroes of a young age taking on the extraordinary and the very ordinary – both can be pretty daunting!

There’s lots of reading going on with the long winter evenings, some of it will be the finalists in the New Zealand Post Book awards.  I wonder if any of these will make it into the Libraries’ Top 10??  Remember Hell Pizza are really keen to tempt you into expanding your world of imagination, wonder and delight by rewarding you with pizza!  Every seven books entitles a lucky reader (5-12 years old) to a free pizza. Yum!

 

Here’s your Top 10 novels for May 2016:

1.Diary of a wimpy kid, by Jeff Kinney

2. Tom Gates series by Liz Pichon

3. Storey Treehouse series by Andy Griffiths

4. Where’s Wally? by Martin Handford

5. Dirty Bertie series by Alan MacDonald

6. Percy Jackson series, by Rick Riordan

7. Ruby Redfort series by Lauren Child

8. Big Nate series by Lincoln Peirce

9. The Secret Seven, by Enid Blyton

10.Harry Potter and the philosopher’s stone, by J. K. Rowling

Top 10 Children’s eBooks May 2016

The Star Wars back stories are a great place to find those little tendrils that become the storylines for some of our favourite space faring epics.

Everyday obstacles can be just as epic.  The journal keepers of this world know how school, family and friends can be the source of trials and tribulation that can fill pages with intense action and adventure.

The diary of a wimpy kid ebooks let you keep up with the all the events with Greg and co.  You can take part in the adventures in  another form of online entertainment too try these Wimpy kid games out.

 

Here’s your Top 10 eBooks for May:

1.  Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, by J. K. Rowling

2.  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, by J. K. Rowling

3.  Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, by J. K. Rowling

4.  Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, by J. K. Rowling

5.  Star Wars: Prequel Trilogy: Collecting The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones, and Revenge of the Sith, by Patricia Wrede

6.  The Ugly Truth: Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series, by Jeff Kinney

7.  Star Wars: A New Hope: The Life of Luke Skywalker, by Ryder Wyndham

8.  Star Wars: The Rise and Fall of Darth Vader, by Ryder Wyndham

9.  The ACB With Honora Lee, by Kate de Goldi

10. Dog Days: Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series, by Jeff Kinney

Top 10 Children’s eBooks April 2016

Fantasy and adventure are the picks for those that read electronically.  You can stream or download titles easily using the Library apps from Borrow Box or Overdrive.  Where will your adventure take you?

Theme parks can recreate the magic of locations created in the imagination of authors and give you a taste of what it’s like to wander around in them. Universal Studios has recreated Daigon Alley and Hogsmeade complete with wands, butter beer and a fire breathing dragon atop of Gringotts.  Now the challenge is on! what amazing location in a book or comic would you like to see recreated? Let us know in the comments below.

 

1. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, by, J.K.Rowling

2. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, by, J.K.Rowling

3. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, by, J.K.Rowling

4. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, by, J.K.Rowling

5. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, by, J.K.Rowling

6. The Hobbit, J. R. R. Tolkien

7. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, by, J.K.Rowling

8. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, by, J.K.Rowling

9. The Ugly Truth: Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series, by Jeff Kinney

10. Mission Hurricane: The 39 Clues: Doublecross Series, by Jenny Goebel

Top 10 Children’s fiction April 2016

If you know what it’s like to pick other people’s noses or survive tinned tongue at the dinner table it’s highly likely you’ve read one the David Walliam‘s books in April’s Top 10.

Grandpa’s great escape proves you’re never too old to adventure, take a look at the author reading the book right here.  And when it comes to the trials of Zoe and the safety of her pet Armitage… prepare to be slightly (or maybe a bit more) disgusted by the characters in Ratburger.

Have you ever had to rescue one of your pets from dire circumstances? Let us know your adventures in the comments.

 

Here’s your top 10:

1. Diary of a wimpy kid, by Jeff Kinney

2. Tom Gates. by Liz Pichon

3. Storey-treehouse series, by Andy Griffiths

4. Dirty Bertie series, by Alan MacDonald

5. Where’s Wally? by Martin Handford

6. Big Nate series, by Lincoln Peirce

7. Grandpa’s great escape, by David Walliams

8. Captain Underpants and the sensational saga of Sir Stinks-A-Lot, by Dav Pilkey

9. Puppy love, by Rachel Renee Russell

10. Ratburger, by David Walliams