So, in our last editions of the Family Lockdown Challenge, we’ve covered everything from reading and writing to building and doing. But did you know that the library is also your hub for movies and TV?
Enter Kanopy Kids. (Please note that logging in to Kanopy Kids requires an adult library membership. Click here if you do not have a current adult membership). Kanopy Kids is the library’s online streaming platform for kids’ movies, TV shows, animated storytimes, and more. The best part? It’s all free, and you have unlimited watch time. On the adult version of Kanopy, you get 6 watch credits a month, but on Kanopy Kids, it’s all movies, all the time.
Your challenge, should you choose to accept it, is to watch a movie or an animated storytime on Kanopy Kids as a family, and then create a response to it. You could draw a picture, write a review, reenact your favourite scene, do a fact file on your favourite character — the world is your oyster! We’d love to see what you come up with, so please get in touch with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram to show off your creative skills!
Explore and enjoy!
Starring Jules (As Herself), by Beth Ain
This was a great book. I loved Beth Ain’s imagination about thinking a fizzy ice-cream cone was a milk cup full of bubbles and Jules humming a jingle to it. A woman called Colby Kingston notices that and thinks that Jules is very entertaining, she thinks Jules can audition for a TV commercial (advertisement or ad) because she is a casting director!!! But there is a good news and a bad news, the bad news is she didn’t get the audition but the good news is she going to be in a spy movie!!! I think this book tells the message ‘Do something that people don’t do, because you might be suitable for advertisements and movies! I recommend this book for a wide range of ages.
Reviewed by Genevye from Johnsonville, 7 years old
TV Star, by Rachel Renee Russell
I love dork Diary’s they are kind of funny some times when something funny happens to Mackenzie
Reviewed by Krithika from Central City and Clifton Terrace Model School , 10 years old
TV Star, by Rachel Renee Russell
It was so cool and I didn’t expect that Nikki would have here own tv show and I was shocked when… Brandon gave Nikki five dollars for a kiss I was so discasted I closed the book and went to sleep and the today I got the book and read the
rest of it, then I wonder why I took it took a very short time to finish it the I got the book and looked at it again and then I relased…… It was nearly the end.
Reviewed by samhitha from Johnsonville and Amesbury School , 5 years old
Dork Diaries: TV Star, by Rachel Renne Russell
OMG, Nikki Maxwell is getting her own TV show! Nikki and her friend were spotted at their school talent show, and now a reality TV crew is following her as she heads for pop stardom. But having cameras wherever she goes isn’t always fun.
Reviewed by Peehoo from Johnsonville and Johnsonville School , 10 years old
Dork Diaries: Tales from the not so fabulous life, by Russell, R. R.
Dork diaries is about a girl called Nikki who moves to a new school and she is finding it hard to fit in. Mckenzie, her enemy, is inviting people to her party and Nikki does not get invited. A art show is also happening. Mckenzie tells everyone she is going to win but Nikki is determined to win the art show? Will Nikki succeed. I liked this book as it was easy to read. I gave it 5 stars
Reviewed by Luke from Karori and Karori Normal School , 10 years old