Top 10 Childrens DVDs for January 2016

Road trips with DVDs? Turns out that it’s now a thing! There are some great DVDs in the Childrens collection to while away the easy summer hours. Our collection has classic series like Scooby-Doo and newer cartoon series following the Lego heroes of Chima, the ponies from the world of Equestria or the Strawberry shortcake gang.  Inside out from Pixar has had some great reviews, from the writer of Monsters, Inc., Wall-E and Up, Pete Docter, the little voices in Riley’s head are brought to life as she struggles with the move to a new city. The animation deserves a mention as Pixar uses a more cartoonish style this time round.  Heading to Tokyo in the next few months? you can catch the Pixar exhibition at The Museum of Contemporary Art

1.  My little pony, friendship is magic

2.  Minions

3.  Inside out

4.  Home

5.  Dragons

6 . Cinderella

7.  Scooby-Doo! 13 spooky tales

8.  Strawberry Shortcake

9.  Legends of Chima

10. Paper planes

Top 10 Children’s DVDs December 2015

There are some great new movies in December’s popular DVDs. Paper Planes is an Australian production that shows the joys of invention and team work (and how to make a cool paper aeroplane). Minions – the movie – shows the great and terrible journey the Minions had to follow to find their evil master mind Gru. Want to find your own Minion? Take a look at the seek and find book based on the movie

  1. My little pony, friendship is magic series
  2. Minions
  3. Strawberry Shortcake series
  4. Home
  5. Legends of Chima series
  6. Dragons 
  7. Inside out
  8. Cinderella
  9. Paper planes
  10. Scooby-Doo! 13 spooky tales series

Top 10 Children’s DVDs October 2015

My Little Pony has been the most popular Children’s DVD for the last six months! Number two favourite, Shaun the sheep has been involved in a great art trail in London and Bristol called Shaun in the City.  Different artists painted up Shauns that were stationed all over the cities.  There was even a Sherlock Shaun! Have you been inspired to create art from your favourite show? let us know in the comments below =)

1.   My little pony, friendship is magic.
2.   Shaun the Sheep.
3.   Strawberry Shortcake.
4.   Legends of Chima.
5.   Home
6.   Cinderella
7.   Dragons
8.   Paddington.
9.   Scooby-Doo! 13 spooky tales.
10. SpongeBob SquarePants.

Awesome options for children to enjoy from our new books trolley

Image courtesy of SyndeticsThe Princess of Trelian by  Michelle Knudsen Princess Meglynne of Trelian will soon be named the princess-heir, next in line to be queen, but her link to the dragon Jakl makes the kingdom’s people more than a little uneasy.




Image courtesy of SyndeticsPrecious and the Zebra Necklace by Alexander McCall-Smith A photograph, a necklace and a missing family. A new pupil, Nancy, arrives at Precious Ramotswe’s school, and the two girls soon become firm friends. When Precious finds out that all Nancy has to remind her of her missing parents is a photograph and a necklace of beautifully carved zebras, she offers to help find them. This is the start of an exciting adventure that leads the two girls deep into the remotest parts of Botswana, where they meet an old lady who recognises the necklace and has some extraordinary news for Nancy.


Image courtesy of SyndeticsLongbow Girl by Linda Davies Merry Owen is desperate for her family to stay on their struggling farm in Wales, in the shadow of the Black Castle, owned by the de Courcys who have been enemies of Merry’s family for generations. Skilled in the family tradition of archery, Merry is happiest out riding – but when she finds an overturned tree and a buried chest containing an ancient Welsh text, it leads her into a past filled with treasure, secrets and untold danger



Image courtesy of SyndeticsGeorge by Alex Gino “When people look at George, they think they see a boy. But she knows she’s not a boy. She knows she’s a girl. George thinks she’ll have to keep this a secret forever. Then her teacher announces that their class play is going to be Charlotte’s Web. George really, really, REALLY wants to play Charlotte. But the teacher says she can’t even try out for the part . . . because she’s a boy. With the help of her best friend, Kelly, George comes up with a plan. Not just so she can be Charlotte — but so everyone can know who she is, once and for all” –provided by publisher


Image courtesy of SyndeticsThe Watcher Shadows on the Sea # 2 How did Wendy end up in such a place? Just a few months ago, she was enjoying life in Maine, supporting the American war effort. but she was kidnapped, then betrayed by her own mother, who is actually a Nazi spy. As a new Berliner – and now a German – Wendy is expected to speak in a language she’s never known and support a cause she doesn’t believe in. There are allies, though, among the Germans. Allies who have been watching Wendy since she arrived. And Wendy, along with her ne German Shepherd puppy, must confront them. Her life depends on it.

Top 10 Children’s DVDs for September

Just in time to finish up the school holidays!

The favourites are holding strong in the latest top ten.  Paddington just scrapes in.

If you enjoyed the Paddington movie take a look at the books we have by the original author Michael Bond.  A brand new piece of work from the venerable 88 year old author, Love from Paddington has just arrived in the library and is being prepared for borrowing!  The book is filled with letters of Paddington’s impressions of London life.   The Peruvian bear is a bit of a mascot for Paddington railway station in London, U.K.  Last year celebrity painted versions of the famous statue were dotted all around London fro the Paddington Bear trail. Take a look at these designs and see if they inspire you to create your own!

1. My little pony, friendship is magic.

2. Legends of Chima.

3. Home

4. Cinderella

5. Strawberry Shortcake.

6. Shaun the Sheep.

7. Dino Dan.

8. Dragons

9. Scooby-Doo! 13 spooky tales.

10. Paddington.

Top 10 Children’s DVDs August 2015

Fairy tales retold makes number four in August’s children’s movie faves. Cinderella has gone through so many adaptions! This is latest from Kenneth Brannagh as director (he did the first Thor movie) features a stella cast with Helena Bonham-Carter as the fairy godmother and Kate Blanchette. Brannagh is also slated as director for the new Artemis Fowl movie – based on the series by Eion Colfer. If I was a betting type I would defiantely back that movie as making the Top 10 when it hits the library shelves!

1.  My little pony, friendship is magic.

2.   Legends of Chima.

3.   Strawberry Shortcake.

4.   Cinderella

5.   Dragons

6.   Home

7.   Lego friends.

8.   Paddington.

9.   Dino Dan.

10.Mickey Mouse Clubhouse.




Top 10 children’s dvds for July 2015

Animation rules!  But wait – real people are acting in the new entry, at number 8: Alexander and the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day – I think some parents might have snuck this into the pile.  A funny tale of woe, we can all relate to the calamities that befall this family.  Jennifer Garner and Steve Carell have great comic timing and Ed Oxenbould a Bondi local boy has been showing great promise as a young actor.

1. My little pony, friendship is magic

2. Legends of Chima

3. Strawberry Shortcake

4. Dragons

5. Dino Dan

6. Big Hero 6

7. Paddington

8. Alexander and the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day

9. The BoxTrolls

10. SpongeBob SquarePants.

Top 10 childrens DVDs for June 2015

This June features Oscar winning Big Hero 6 in the rankings. Love this movie! Baymax and Hiro Hamada adventure around San Fransokyo. But can anything budge My Little Pony from pole position? Throwing down a bit a of a challenge here! Grab some of these hot DVDs for the school holidays.

1.   My little pony, friendship is magic

2. Legends of Chima

3. Strawberry Shortcake

4. SpongeBob SquarePants

5. Dragons

6. Dino Dan

7. Shaun the sheep

8. The Garfield show

9. Big Hero 6

10. Paddington



Top 10 children’s movies for May 2015

Which movie leads this month? Looking for something to watch on cold and week weekends or evenings? The My Little Pony fellowship is holding strong with a new adventure on the shelves. Also the new Paddington movie is strong in the ranks.  This film has excellent special effects and an endearing cast.

1.   My little pony, friendship is magic.
2.   Legends of Chima.
3.   Dragons
4.   Dino Dan.
5.   Strawberry Shortcake.
6.   SpongeBob SquarePants.
7.   Shaun the sheep.
8.   The BoxTrolls.
9.   Mickey Mouse Clubhouse.
10. Paddington.

Top 10 childrens DVDs for April 2015

Last month’s best loved childrens DVDs showed that oldies are goodies, with My Little Pony and the Legends of Chima claiming top billing. Grab these great DVDs for rainy winter indoor entertainment.

1.  My little pony, friendship is magic.
2.  Legends of Chima.
3.  Dragons
4.  Strawberry Shortcake.
5.  Dino Dan.
6.  SpongeBob SquarePants.
7.  The BoxTrolls.
8.  Shaun the sheep.
9.  Dinosaur train.
10. Despicable me.