Kids’ Club Review by Genevye: The Keeper of the Isis Light

The Keeper of the Isis Light, Monica Hughes

Olwen has been living with Guardian (a robot that Olwen’s parents programmed to take care of her before their death) on Isis since her parents’ death. They have been living there peacefully until settlers come. Olwen is ready to welcome them, but are they ready to meet her too?

At school, we had to choose 1 book out of 10 to read for our ‘book club’. I chose this book and I absolutely loved reading it! Although it only has 232 pages, it’s so interesting because this book is set in the future, and the way Monica Hughes has written it gives you mixed emotions. I definitely recommend this book for ages 10 and above.

4 stars

Reviewed by Genevye from Johnsonville and , 9 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Stella: Klawde : evil alien warlord cat

Klawde : evil alien warlord catKlawde : evil alien warlord cat, by Johnny Marciano and Emily Chenoweth ; illustrated by Robb Mommaerts

I thought it was a very funny book, and original too because usually cat are NOT evil alien space warlords! It reminds me a tiny bit of Garfield because of what he is like to Odie! I have one very important warning though: DO NOT read this to your cat. We don’t want them getting the wrong idea, do we…

3 stars

Reviewed by Stella from Karori and Karori West Normal School , 10 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Victor: Klawde : evil alien warlord cat

Klawde : evil alien warlord catKlawde : evil alien warlord cat, by Johnny Marciano and Emily Chenoweth ; illustrated by Robb Mommaerts

It is a very exciting book about an evil warlord cat which can talk.The humans think that he is an ordinary cat, but they are wrong.The only person on the world who know’s about it is raj. The only thing that i would like to change is: it says who’s prospective it was in every chapter. But you will get it.

4 stars

Reviewed by Victor from Karori and Karori West Normal School , 10 years old

5 great new fiction to read as warm summer days approach

mysthsIsn’t springtime wonderful?!

Birds are chirping and who knows what the weather is going to do! So head down to your nearest library and escape into some of these fantastic new books!

 

Aru Shah and the Song of Death by Roshani ChokshiImage courtesy of Syndetics

Accused of stealing the god of love’s bow and arrow, Aru has ten days to find the real thief or risk being kicked out of the Otherworld.


Image courtesy of SyndeticsPrincess Leia: Royal Rebel by Calliope Glass

Ever wonder how Princess Leia became the leader of the Resistance? When did she first join the fight against the Galactic Empire? What was her home planet like? How did she help destroy the Death Star? Who are her closest allies and greatest enemies? And how did she go from being a senator to a general? In this biography–filled with illustrations, character profiles, and fast facts–you’ll learn the complete history of Princess Leia and her fight to free the galaxy.

 


Lady Mary
by Lucy WorsleyImage courtesy of Syndetics

Mary Tudor’s world is turned upside-down when her father, Henry the Eighth, declares his marriage to her mother is over and that Mary isn’t really his child. How can he do such a thing? Banished from court and separated from her beloved mother, Mary realises her family will never be as she hoped. Alone for the first time in her life, Mary must fight for what is rightfully hers. Despite what anyone says, she will always be a princess. It is in her blood. But without her fierce mother by her side, will Mary find the strength? Is there anyone Mary can trust? And how will she survive?

 


Image courtesy of SyndeticsBeyond Platform 13 by Sibeal pounder

The Island of Mist is under siege and Odge Gribble and Prince Ben are in hiding. Desperate to find out why the mist is disappearing, Odge travels through the gump to Vienna, to find a mistmaker expert. But in yet another case of mistaken identity, Odge finds Lina, a nine-year-old girl looking for adventure. With the help of friends old and new, and some very interesting magic, Odge and Lina must discover the secret of the mist, before they lose their beloved island completely.

 


Tui Street Heroes by Anne KayesImage courtesy of Syndetics

Who can help when you’re faced with vicious creatures that are meant to be extinct or people who don’t care whether you live or die? The Tui Street kids are writing ‘hero’s journey’ stories at school, but soon find themselves involved in adventures more difficult than they could ever have imagined

 

 

9 New junior comics to read this spring!

Hey kids!

Spring on down to your local library and check six new junior comics added to the collection.

Enjoy!

Wolfie Monster and the big bad pizza battle.

Three monster brothers get into trouble in a wacky adventure to save their failing pizza parlor!

 

 

 


Red Panda & Moon Bear.

Red Panda and Moon Bear are used to handling lost cats and bullies, but they will need some new friends to deal with ghosts, robots, and alien invaders.

 

 

 


The white snake : a Toon graphic.

Young Randall dreams of adventures until one day he’s sent off on a mission to discover the neighboring king’s secret. When he returns, he’s thrown in a dungeon and despairs until Princess Tilda — the power behind the throne – entices him to compete for her hand. Courage, determination — and Tilda’s trust in him – toss him from one adventure to the next as he dives for a ring at the bottom of the ocean and searches for a Golden Apple from the Tree of Life. BEN NADLER’s modern version in comics highlights the timeless truth at the heart of this Grimm Brothers’ fairy tale in a way that is sure to delight and resonate with today’s young readers.

 


Minecraft.

Tyler is your everyday kid whose life is changed when his family has to move from the town he’s always known. Thankfully, Tyler has a strong group of friends forever linked in the world of Minecraft! Tyler, along with Evan, Candace, Tobi, and Grace have been going on countless adventures together across the Overworld and are in need of a challenge. They decide to go on the Ultimate Quest — to travel to the End and face off against the ender dragon!

 


image courtesy of syndeticsRuinWorld : eye for an eye.

Adventurers Rex and Pogo trek across the Ruinlands searching for treasure and magical artifacts, along with their not always faithful companions. It’s every adventurer for themselves in the Ruinlands! Join Pogo and Rex as they set out on a quest to hunt for valuable artifacts and magical weapons across the land. Along with plenty of not always faithful companions, our heroes must battle dangerous tribes of Toadies, survive giant stone Golems, and stop a catastrophic world-ending disaster, all while evading a cunning gang of thieves trying in a race to the biggest treasure of all time. Cartoonist Derek Laufman (Marvel Superhero Adventures) leads an unforgettable journey as Rex and Pogo misadventure their way across the Ruinlands, facing dangerous foes and fair-weather friends alike!

 


Plants vs. zombies : dino-might.

When Zomboss sets his sights on destroying the yards in town, it is up to the daring duo, along with Crazy Dave and his band of plants, to thwart his plans and claim victory once again!

 

 

 


Zero’s journey. Book two.

When Jack Skellington’s faithful pet Zero gets lost, the ghost pup must get the help of the residents of Christmas Town to find his way back. With Halloween plans on hold while Jack mounts a search, will they be reunited in time to save both holidays?

 

 


Rey and Pals.

What if Rey had not grown up alone on the dusty planet of Jakku, but instead had a galaxy of friends to share her adventures, all under the watchful eyes of Luke, Leia, Han and Chewie?

 

 


We are all me.

A poetic and lyrical picture book, bursting with color, about our interconnected world, from self to cells and seeds to sky

Flicks @ Six at Tawa Library

Come along to our free movie event on Thursday 20th June at Tawa Library. This month we have a double screening of the same movie You can choose either  4pm or 6pm.

This month our movie is set here on Earth in the very, very distant future. A small waste-collecting robot unexpectedly embarks on a space journey that will eventually decide the fate of mankind.

This film is rated PG.

You can call the library or talk to a librarian to find out what is playing each month.

Bring your own cushion for a comfy night in. Movies will play in the Children’s section of the library

 

 

Kids’ Club Review by Lily: How to bee

How to beeHow to bee, Bren MacDibble

I really enjoyed this book as it made me think about how this world would have to function without bees. Peony is a brave and all round kindhearted character who just wants the best for her and her family and I think that she is just the type of character that a story like this needs.

4 stars

Reviewed by Lily from Kilbirnie and Seatoun School , 12 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Lulu: How to bee

How to beeHow to bee, Bren MacDibble

Full of adventure about family, friends and passion. Great read and the only downfall is that it ends!

4 stars

Reviewed by Lulu from Kilbirnie and Seatoun School , 12 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Molly: Cosmic : it’s one giant leap for all boy-kind

Cosmic : it's one giant leap for all boy-kindCosmic : it’s one giant leap for all boy-kind, Frank Cottrell Boyce ; illustrated by Steven Lenton

Liam is extremely tall and often gets mistaken as an adult. One day he told some lies, went to a theme park, almost stole a car, and then ended up in space. I enjoyed reading this book as it was amusing and exciting. I would recommend it to children 8+.

4 stars

Reviewed by Molly from Karori and Karori Normal School , 11 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Molly: How to bee

How to beeHow to bee, Bren MacDibble

How to bee is about a called Peony who really wishes she was a bee. She lives on a farm and although life is hard, it is full of affection. Her mother and partner, however, turn up and ruin it all by taking her away to live in a city. Will she ever be able to get back to the farm? I thought this was a beautifully written book with a unique plot. I think it is suitable for children 9+.

5 stars

Reviewed by Molly from Karori and Karori Normal School , 11 years old