Kids’ Club Review by Jessica: Gym squad tumble

Gym squad tumbleGym squad tumble, [Meredith Costain, Danielle McDonald]

I liked this book because it was really exciting. The class was representing different countries and they did a gymnastics display. When they were doing it, Ella’s worst enemy gets hurt and she becomes the most popular girl at school. Ella, Zoe and Cordelia were really annoyed, but had to help her anyway.

5 stars

Reviewed by Jessica from Tawa and , 8 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Alice: The soccer star

The soccer starThe soccer star, by Sally Rippin ; illustrated by Aki Fukuoka

Jack was a little bit mean because he said girls can not play soccer ⚽️. The rest of the book 📚 was awesome 😻. The book is good for six years old and seven years old and the other Billie B Brown books are also good for six years old and seven years old.

5 stars

Reviewed by Alice from Cummings Park and , 6 years old

6 New Non Fiction to read before the holidays.

Hey kids! Check the latest new non fiction added to the Children’s collection! Featured in this are new biographies from the DK Life Stories series, world football records, and much more!


image courtesy of sydneticsHelen Keller.

Discover the inspiring story of Helen Keller, who overcame the odds by learning to understand and communicate with the world. Helen Keller lost her sight and hearing due to an early childhood illness and spent the first 6 years of her life unable to interact with other people. She remained isolated from the outside world until Anne Sullivan came to work as her teacher. In this biography book for kids ages 8-11, learn all about Helen Keller’s amazing life and achievements – how she learned to read Braille and speak, go to college, write books, and ultimately revolutionize the world through her activism on behalf of the deaf and blind.

image courtesy of syndeticsGandhi.

Discover the inspiring life story of Mohandas Gandhi, from early beginnings to  using his teachings of non-violence and civil disobedience to win his country’s freedom – and create a philosophy of peace and equality. Highly recommended.

image courtesy of syndeticsAnne Frank.

Discover the incredible story of Anne Frank, the courageous young writer who hid from the Nazis during World War II. Anne Frank’s diary is read by children and adults worldwide. It tells two stories- one of an extraordinary young girl living in hiding during one of the most fearsome times in history, and one of a relatable young girl facing the same questions and troubles that kids come up against today. Learn how both sides of this puzzle made up the person who is Anne Frank. Meet her family and friends, explore “The Annex” where they hid, and see her story put in historical context alongside information about World War II and the Holocaust, and Hitler and Nazi Germany.

image courtesy fo syndeticsAlbert Einstein.

Follow the remarkable life story of Albert Einstein, whose legendary genius and creative imagination made him one of the world’s most famous thinkers. His many theories and discoveries changed the way scientists think and work, and the way in which we look at and understand things. Learn all about Einstein’s family and education, his travels and troubles, and the special compass he was given as a young boy that first set him on the path to questioning the world around him.

image courtesy of syndeticsSTEM Lab.

This book presents over two dozen science activities demonstrating such scientific properties as forces and motion, chemical reactions, shapes and structures, and light and sound.

image courtesy of syndeticsThe Vision book of football records 2019.

10th edition of this popular, bright and quirky annual football records book. Crammed with records, facts, stats and amazing feats from the world’s greatest game, The Vision Book of Football Records 2019 is the perfect Christmas present for football fans of all ages. It includes an entry on every English league team and all the Scottish SPL clubs plus the major European and world clubs from Brasil to Barcelona and an all-star squad of current and former football legends.

image courtesy of syndeticsThe Book of Dragons: Secrets of the Dragon Domain.

Move over  Toothless from “How to train your dragon.”, and Smaug from The Hobbit, there’s a new lot of dragons in the world of literature!  The book for dragons charts the natural habitats of these mighty and ancient creatures. With amazing facts and eye catching pictures, you will be amazed by what you learn about these remarkable dangerous creatures.






Kids’ Club Review by Genevye: Go, Maddie, go!

Go, Maddie, go!Go, Maddie, go!, by Holly Bell

Maddie has to do a speach because she is a team captain for 2 teams . She gets the nerves but her best friend Olivia said that she has some breathing stuff to get rid of the nerves . Emma (her friend) said that she can help her write the speach . In the end she feels proud . I am definitely going to review more of these Forever Clover books .

5 stars

Reviewed by Genevye from Central City and , 7 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Molly: Samoan Heroes

Samoan Heroes, by David Riley

Samoan Heroes is a non fiction book about heroes that are Samoan. Heroes are people who have done really well at something like sport or psychology. I thought this book would be good for school. It is not the usual book I read, though. I rated it 3 stars.

3 stars

Reviewed by Molly from Karori and Karori Normal School , 10 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Anna: The Beginner’s Guide to Netball

The Beginner’s Guide to Netball, by Maria Tutaia

The beginners guide to netball by Maria Tutaia is a perfect guide for those wanting to learn how to play netball. It tells you all you need to know about netball. I am not a big fan of netball but we do have to play it at school so this book has been helpful. I would recommend this book to anyone wanting to learn to play netball.

2 stars

Reviewed by Anna from Karori and Karori Normal School , 8 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Luke: The beginner’s guide to rugby

The beginner’s guide to rugby, by Aaron Cruden

Although I intensely dislike rugby and would never want to play it, this book does give you the basic rules of the game. It is very easy to follow and if I am ever forced to watch a game of rugby, I might be able to follow it. This would be good for beginner players and for people who don’t know the rules and want to watch the sport on television. I am not one of those people!

3 stars

Reviewed by Luke from Karori and Karori Normal School , 12 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Anna: The beginner’s guide to rugby

The beginner’s guide to rugby, by Aaron Cruden

This book has the simple rules of rugby. If I was to play a game of rugby I would know how to play. I think this book would be great for people who want to learn how to play rugby.

3 stars

Reviewed by Anna from Karori and Karori Normal School , 8 years old