Kids’ Club Review by Mikio: The meltdown

The meltdownThe meltdown, by Jeff Kinney

Started off with a great start but then it just happens to become a to funny story again, but most of it is just talking about anything really! I really enjoyed the first chapter in this book, but it’s just more better than good it’s amazing really I mean it.really I wish Rodrick was very annoyed that he wasn’t chosen for the responsibility for his younger brother.

5 stars

Reviewed by Mikio from Tawa and , 7 years old

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

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

Diary of a Wimpy Kid is an awesome book, and the illustrations/pictures are great! The book is funny, and it is a good book for 7+ year old children because it provides a good story with many books in the entire series.

5 stars

Reviewed by Jethro from Tawa and , 10 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Siddhi: The giving tree

The giving treeThe giving tree, Shel Silverstein

This book is a nice book because it is all about generosity and we all can learn from this. The tree was ready to give whatever and whenever she could.

Even though the boy did not give her anything except him being happy, she gave everything she had because it made her happy. She was a life-long friend.

Your life-long friend could be your classmate or your neighbour. Always show generosity to people when you can. If you do, not only will you make the other person happy, you will make yourself happy.

4 stars

Reviewed by Siddhi from Tawa and , 10 years old

6 New Comics to Read During Winter

Hey Kids!

Wellington City Libraries has a new shipment of junior comics and graphic novels! Get your hands on them just in time for winter!


image courtesy of syndeticsMaker Comics: Grow a Garden!

You can grow a garden — and it’s easier than you think! With the easy instructions inside this book, you can grow lettuce, carrots, tomatoes, peppers, and more. And you don’t need a backyard to be a great gardener — just a little bit of space and a lot of sunlight. Maker Comics: Grow a Garden! will walk you through each step, from seed to harvest.

image courtesy of syndeticsMarvel action : Spider-Man : bad luck. Book 3.

“Peter, Gwen, and Miles have learned to work together, but a sinister new enemy is about to tear them apart in this middle-grade-friendly graphic novel! After a devastating encounter with the Black Cat and her bad luck powers, the Spidey team is down on their luck and at each other’s throats. Will Peter, Miles, and Gwen learn to overcome their bad luck and work together again, or is this the end of the line for the Marvelous Spider-Trio?”–Provided by publisher.

image courtesy of syndeticsPoems to see by : a comic artist interprets great poetry.

This stunning anthology of favorite poems visually interpreted by comic artist Julian Peters breathes new life into some of the greatest English-language poets of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

image courtesy of syndeticsAstronauts : women on the final frontier.

“The U.S. may have put the first man on the moon, but it was the Soviet space program that made Valentina Tereshkova the first woman in space. It took years to catch up, but soon NASA’s first female astronauts were racing past milestones of their own. The trail-blazing women of Group 9, NASA’s first mixed gender class, had the challenging task of convincing the powers that be that a woman’s place is in space, but they discovered that NASA had plenty to learn about how to make space travel possible for everyone.”–Front flap.

image courtesy of syndeticsSnapdragon.

“Snap’s town had a witch. At least, that’s how the rumor goes. But in reality, Jacks is just a crocks-wearing, internet-savvy old lady who sells roadkill skeletons online–after doing a little ritual to put their spirits to rest. It’s creepy, sure, but Snap thinks it’s kind of cool, too. They make a deal: Jacks will teach Snap how to take care of the baby opossums that Snap rescued, and Snap will help Jacks with her work. But as Snap starts to get to know Jacks, she realizes that Jacks may in fact have real magic–and a connection with Snap’s family’s past.”–Provided by publisher.

image courtesy of syndeticsKaren’s witch : a graphic novel.

Karen Brewer’s imagination gets the best of her when she decides that her neighbour, Mrs. Porter – who has wild gray hair, wears black robes, and has a garden full of mysterious herbs – must be a witch.

Kids’ Club Review by Jennifer: Sweet Honey

Sweet HoneySweet Honey, Cathy Cassidy

this is about a girl who moves to australia for a fresh start new friends, strict new school, new boys….
she meets a cute boy on a beach and adds him on spiderweb (social media) but it turns out the guy she’s been messaging is not cute Riley from the beach!

this is a story about cyber bullying
I recommend this book for age 10+

5 stars

Reviewed by Jennifer from Brooklyn and , 5 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Hannah: Guts

GutsGuts, Raina Telgemeier

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. This book is the third book in the Raina series. This book is in a graphic novel format, which I really really love.
Raina is in fourth grade (year 5). The stomach flu (crypto) is going around. Raina catches it. Raina hates to vomit. But, a lot of things make her vomit. To make it worse, there is a mean girl who seems to hate Raina’s guts. How will Raina cope?
I recommend this book for ages 8+. I rate this book 5 stars.

5 stars

Reviewed by Hannah from Cummings Park and , 9 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Alice: Ivy + Bean and the ghost that had to go

Ivy + Bean and the ghost that had to goIvy + Bean and the ghost that had to go, written by Annie Barrows ; illustrated by Sophie Blackall

There is a ghost at Emerson school. Will Ivy and Bean have fun getting the ghost out of the bathroom? Of course they will have fun getting the ghost out of the bathroom at Emerson school! This book is really really good for 6 years old to 8 years old. I have read the first Ivy and Bean book. The Ivy and Bean books are really really good. The next Ivy and Bean book is called Ivy and Bean break the fossil record. In every Ivy and Bean there is a sneak preview of the next Ivy and Bean book. I rate the Ivy and Bean books ten out of ten. I really really love the Ivy and Bean books. I have only read the first and second Ivy and Bean book.

5 stars

Reviewed by Alice from Cummings Park and , 6 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Alice: Ivy + Bean

Ivy + BeanIvy + Bean, written by Annie Barrows ; illustrated by Sophie Blackall

The first book of Ivy and Bean series has no subtitle. The Ivy and Bean books are good for six years old to eight years old. They never want to be friends. But then something happens. I really really want to get all the other books in the series, there are 11 books. There are really really good pictures in the book. 😁

5 stars

Reviewed by Alice from Cummings Park and , 6 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Alice: My happy life

My happy lifeMy happy life, written by Rose Lagercrantz ; illustrated by Eva Eriksson ; [translated by Julia Marshall]

This book is called my happy life. The main character is Dani . Her best friend is Ella. Everything is really good, but then something happens that changes it all. This book is good for 4 years old to 6 years old.I really really love this book because I have read it about 10 times.😫

5 stars

Reviewed by Alice from Cummings Park and , 6 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Zoe Brown: Best friend showdown

Best friend showdownBest friend showdown, by Yvette Poshoglian ; illustrated by Danielle McDonald

The book was fantastic. Ella and Zoe’s school is getting a new school hall. Miss Baker tells
them to sell chocolates to raise money. Ella and Zoe think it’s a competition . Olivia helps
Ella to sell the chocolates.

5 stars

Reviewed by Zoe Brown from Tawa and , 6 years old