Kids’ Club Review by Pippa: The Lightning Thief

The lightning Thief, by Rick Riordan

The Percy Jackson series, and intriguing book about a boy who has no idea that his father is a Greek god. But after a few years of being confused with, well, all sorts of things, he found the unbelievable truth about who he really is. This story has a lot of fighting and can be quite scary and disgusting at times, however its often a serious book.

If you like magic, this series is full of it.

5 stars

Reviewed by Pippa, from Tawa Library

Kids’ Club Review by Theodore: Percy Jackson and The Lightning Thief

Percy Jackson and The Lightning Thief, by Rick Riordan

This is a book that if you are into Hercules, Jason, or any other greek stuff read THIS.
I liked the way the author told you what was happening in the book, for example: The Naiads came out from the woods, I mean the literally came straight from the woods, I saw one melt out of a maple tree! Also, I learnt about 5 new greek gods! Percy was the son of Poseidon, so he could breathe underwater, and in water he heals his wounds, and could control the waves! Percy is a strong character. This book in the series is where Zeus’s master lightning bolt has been stolen!!!

5 stars

Reviewed by Theodore from Island Bay and Island Bay School , 9 years old

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

Kids’ Club Review by Mikayla: Aphrodite – Goddess of Love

Aphrodite – Goddess of Love, by George O’Connor

I liked this book because it tells you what Aphrodite did after she stepped onto land and till the end of the book and a few pages after In the book it features Eros, The mischievous Godling of love (Aphrodite’s son) Eris, the Goddess of Discord, Zeus, the King of Gods, Euphrsyne, Agalia and Thalia (The Charites) Hera, Zeus’ wife, Athena, the Grey-eyed Goddess and more. I would recommend this book to children aged 5-10 or if you like to read books about Greek or Roman Gods and Goddesses.

5 stars

Reviewed by Mikayla from Tawa, 9 years old

Top 10 Children’s e-Books February 2016

Overdrive has some pretty popular children’s titles right now.  It’s not in the Top 10, but Frank Cottrell-Boyce, of Millions fame has The Unforgotten Coat newly added to the overdrive selections, along with Diary of a Wimpy Kid and The 39 Clues series.  Found a favourite of your’s as an eBook? let us know in the comments.

 

1. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, By J.K. Rowling

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

3. The Crown of Ptolemy: Percy Jackson & The Kane Chronicles Crossover Series, Book 3, by Rick Riordan

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

5. The Mark of Athena: The Heroes of Olympus Series, Book 3, by Rick Riordan

6. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, By J.K. Rowling

7. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, By J.K. Rowling

8. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, By J.K. Rowling

9. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, By J.K. Rowling

10. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, By J.K. Rowling