Unicorns, Dragons and Dinosaurs at Khandallah Library!

On the last Friday of every month, the lovely librarians at Khandallah Library put on a special storytelling experience for the community. Every month there is a different theme, and different activities for the whole family to enjoy!

This month, on Friday 28 May at 10.30am, the theme for Khandallah Library’s special storytime is Unicorns, Dragons and Dinosaurs… Oh My! Come and enjoy the adventures of these fascinating and magical creatures. There will be funny, sweet, and touching stories to share, as well as the opportunity to try some gentle ‘unicorn yoga’ stretches, and colourful and creative crafts to try. Storytimes are fun and free, last about half an hour, and are aimed at preschool-aged children (three and four years old), but younger and older siblings are always welcome!

Drawn image of a baby dinosaur hatching from its shell, a small orange dragon flying in the sky, and a unicorn happily munching on some grass.

Join us on Friday at Khandallah Library for a magical storytime like no other!

You can find out what’s happening for Khandallah Library’s special storytime each month by checking the event calendar online, asking your local librarian, or giving the library a call on (04) 479 7535.

Kids’ Club Review by Ara: Phoebe and her unicorn : a Heavenly Nostrils chronicle

Phoebe and her unicorn : a Heavenly Nostrils chronicle / Simpson, Dana

Phoebe and her unicorn number 1
Get ready for an epic tale about a normal girl and a sparkle crazy unicorn! Phoebe and her unicorn is a well written graphic fantasy that 7 year olds will DIE FOR. Phoebe is a 7 year old who has a normal dweeby life as a part nerd. She gets bullied a lot by a girl named Dakota who is extra fashionable and sort of snotty. The unicorn / Marigold Heavenly Nostrils is a cool, sparkly, bright unicorn who is approximately around 13 years old? Phoebe and Marigold first meet when Marigold is staring into a puddle and gazing at her reflection ‘mesmerised’ by her reflection. This book is a graphic novel and I am going to rate it 3 stars because it was kind of not interesting at some points.

3 stars

Reviewed by Ara from Island Bay and Island Bay School , 10 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Ann: Phoebe and her unicorn : a Heavenly Nostrils chronicle

Phoebe and her unicorn : a Heavenly Nostrils chronicle / Simpson, Dana

This book is hilarious from start to end, it’s about a girl called Phoebe who skipped a rock across a pond and hit a unicorn in the face. This resulted in a forever lasting friendship between Phoebe and the unicorn named Marigold. My favorite part was when on Halloween, Phoebe met the candy-breathing dragon Todd who spits candy out of its mouth.

4 stars

Reviewed by Ann from Johnsonville and Northland School , 8 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Zoe Alves: Phoebe and her unicorn in The magic storm

Phoebe and her unicorn in The magic storm / Simpson, Dana

I quite like the book because its a comic and I adore comics. My favorite part was when phoebe said (probably pretty loudly) “Behold me World! I am Phoebe Unicorn rider!” It was hilarious. I was laughing hysterically. If I learnt something it would most probably be that Phoebe LOVES being in the center of attention.

5 stars

Reviewed by Zoe Alves from Johnsonville and Cashmere Avenue School , 8 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Harshit Kumar: Unicorn bowling : another Phoebe and her unicorn adventure

Unicorn bowling : another Phoebe and her unicorn adventure / Simpson, Dana

I rated this book 5 stars because it tells that Unicorn bowling is a strike. Phoebe and Marigold have fun hanging out together in this adventure. Max has invited Phoebe and Marigold to his party at a video game console area. Also Phoebe participates in the 4th grade talent show. In the talent show, she plays a made up song on the piano. Marigold goes to shimmer camp and Phoebe also goes there too. She meets her music camp friend Sue who is listening to Smooth Jazz. When they get back home, phoebe misses Sue a lot.

5 stars

Reviewed by Harshit Kumar from Tawa and Hampton Hill School , 9 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Harshit Kumar: Virtual unicorn experience : another Phoebe and her unicorn adventure

Virtual unicorn experience : another Phoebe and her unicorn adventure / Simpson, Dana

I rated this book 5 stars because it tells that Marigold heavenly Nostrils is a unicorn. It is sometimes harder for humans to understand unicorns so when Phoebe’s class are going to the science museum. Marigold gives Phoebe a virtual unicorn experience. Phoebe also performs in the school talent show. Phoebe learnt how to live without her phone when she dropped her phone in the bath tub full of water. She tries to fix the phone by putting it into a pile of rice. Phoebe also learnt about resilience, empathy and confidence.

5 stars

Reviewed by Harshit Kumar from Tawa and Hampton Hill School , 9 years old