More new kids fiction has arrived, be sure take a look at this awesome selection!

How exciting, kids! Here are some new kids fiction books that you can grab from your local library. Whether you like Coding, music, horses or a bit of a mystery, there’s bound to be something here that’s for you.


Image courtesy of SyndeticsA Star in the Stables by Michelle Bates (Sandy Lane Stables series)

Jess is thrilled to discover that a film is being shot just down the road from Sandy Lane. She can’t wait to meet the lead actor, Bella Ford, who’s coming to the stables to learn to ride side-saddle for the film. But when Bella arrives and sets her sights on Jess’s pony, Skylark, suddenly Jess has to face a very difficult decision.



Spotlight on Coding Club! -Girls who Code; bk 4 by Michelle SchustermanImage courtesy of Syndetics

The girls in the coding club are preparing their voting app for the school talent show, but when they discover Erin is secretly suffering from anxiety they band together to find her help.





Image courtesy of SyndeticsLucky Button by Michael Morpurgo

A lonely boy struggles to cope with school bullies and caring for his mother, until a mysterious encounter reveals life in the Foundling Hospital in the eighteenth century and unravels a touching tale about the power of music. Beautifully illustrated by Kate Greenaway Medal-winning illustrator Michael Foreman.




The Inventors at No. 8 by A.M MorganImage courtesy of Syndetics

Twelve-year-olds George, the very unlucky third Lord of Devonshire, and his neighbor, scientist Ada Byron, join forces against a nefarious group of criminals who steal the map to a priceless family heirloom.





Image courtesy of SyndeticsThe Mona Lisa Key– bk 1;Time Castaways by Liesl Shurtliff

Mateo, Ruby, and Corey Hudson’s parents don’t have too many rules. It’s the usual stuff: Be good. Do your homework. And never ride the subway without an adult, EVER. But when the siblings wake up late for school, they have no choice but to break a rule. The Hudson siblings board the subway in Manhattan and end up on a frigate ship in Paris…in the year 1911. As time does tell, the Hudson family has a lot of secrets. The past, present, and future are intertwined—and a time-traveling ship called the Vermillion is at the center. Racing to untangle the truth, the kids find themselves in the middle of one of the greatest art heists of all time. And the adventure is just getting started.


Kids’ Club Review by Charlie: The Princess and the Foal

The Princess and the FoalThe Princess and the Foal, by Stacy Gregg

I loved this book because Haya wants to start training for a horse race. It is a bit funny when Haya gets into trouble with her brother Ali. It is a bit sad when her mother dies in a helicopter crash. I love books by Stacy Gregg. I already have three books by her. Ali is a bit funny and loves to be with, tease and help Haya.

5 stars

Reviewed by Charlie from Brooklyn and , 9 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Faith: The girl who rode the wind

The girl who rode the windThe girl who rode the wind, by Stacy Gregg

This book is about a 12 year old girl called Loretta ( also known as Lola ) who lives in New York. Her Father is a jockey and her Nona ( Grandmother ) is an expert on Horse Racing. One day, Nona announced that she is going bock to her home in Italy and Lola is going with her.

I quite enjoyed this book. Horse lovers would enjoy reading this book. My favourite part of the story is when Lola rode Ginger.

3 stars

Reviewed by Faith from Karori and Brooklyn School , 12 years old

Kids’ Club Review by pippa: The girl who rode the wind

The girl who rode the windThe girl who rode the wind, by Stacy Gregg

This book is a lovely story about a princess who got a foal for her birthday.Shes not a stuck up sort of princess but her mother died when she was born,her father (The king) is a serieos horseman and his daughter wants to be just like him.A few years later when the princesess foal is a horrse and ready to be ridden she practises everyday for a speical compotion.her team wins this compotion she fullfills her dream.

5 stars

Reviewed by pippa from Tawa and Greenacres School , 9 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Zahra: Pony school showdown

Pony school showdownPony school showdown, by Meredith Costain (1955-)

This story is about Ella who wants to have a pony. But her mum and dad wouldn’t let her have one. One day she could go to pony school. Some mean girls got the pony she wanted. She got a pony called Patches. Ella wrote in her diary about pony school.

I love this book because I’ve always wanted to have a pony. My favourite part was when Ella went to pony school and was talking about pony school.

My favourite characters were Zoe and her horse and Blondie and her horse and Zoe. I didn’t like the mean girls

It was funny because one mean girl fell in the mud and the other mean girl went flying around pony school and fell into the mud.

It is similar to My little pony stories

I learnt that you can tame your pony a lot and it is yours forever. If you are mean to ponies they go crazy and you might fall off.

I like the pictures because it looks like someone drew in the book. The book made me want to write and draw in my own diary.

I recommend this book to girls who want to ride ponies.

PS I want to have a pony too.

5 stars

Reviewed by Zahra from Karori and Samuel Marsden Collegiate School , 6 years old

Top 10 children’s comics for November 2016

The Pokemon phenomenon continues…

The animation, comic and app have captured the hearts and minds of many, so if you’re coming to the library for comics, reserve your copies to make sure you won’t be disappointed.

Did you know that Lord Evil has written an Adventure Time Encyclopaedia?!  Anything you want to know from about the land of Ooo (from the perspective of Lord Evil) can be found in it’s pages.  Luckily Finn, Jake and Marceline have put notes in the book when Lord Evil gets a bit over the top!


Here’s your November Top 10:

1. Pokemon, by Hidenori Kusaka and Yamamoto Satoshi

2. Big Nate, by Lincoln Peirce

3. Peanuts, by Charles M. Schulz

4. Garfield, by Mark Evanier

5. Asterix, by Goscinny and Udzero

6. Tintin, by  Herge

7. Amulet, by Kazu Kibuishi

8. Adventure time, by Ryan North

9. Chi’s Sweet Home, by Kanata Konami

10. My Little Pony, by Ted Anderson



Top 10 Children’s DVDs from October 2016

Rainy days and road trips mean time to catch up your favourite series on DVD. October’s top pick is the Octonauts! These guys have sooo many games on their web page.  As they are really popular at the moment you can always go online to borrow their eBooks. Overdrive have a great selection of children’s material that you can look up on the Easyfind catalogue or go through the app or webpage.


kids dvds11. Octonauts

2. Thomas & friends

3. My Little Pony, Friendship is magic

4. Fireman Sam

5. Bananas in pajamas

cover image16. Peter Rabbit

7. Zootopia

8. Strawberry Shortcake

9. Snoopy and Charlie Brown

10. Inside Out

Top 10 Children’s DVDs September 2016

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Unpredicatble weather predicted for the school holidays? Set yourself up with some great movies and favourite series incase you get stuck indoors!

The Disney movie Zootopia has placed soooo many different animals together in one city.  Rookie cop, Judy, is the first bunny on the force meeting a huge range of characters that have their own ideas of who Judy is.  The directors of Tangled and Wreck-it Ralph have created a movie that looks at how different people treat each other.  Worth a watch this holidays.

bananas in pajamas1. Octonauts

2. My little pony, friendship is magic

3. Peter Rabbit

4. Zootopia

5. Bananas in pyjamas

6. Fireman Sam

cover image7. Inside out

8. Minions

9. Thomas & friends

10. Strawberry Shortcake