Top children’s fiction authors for May

Here’s a joke: Why did the librarian slip over? Because she was in the non-friction section!! Get it?

No one like falling over, so we aren’t going to talk about non-fiction today. This post is all about FICTION.

We love fiction, you love fiction, everyone loves fiction! So here are the most popular children’s fiction authors for this month, based on how many of their books have been borrowed from the library.


1. Daisy Meadows (Rainbow Magic, Magic Animal Friends series)

2. Geronimo Stilton (Geronimo and Thea Stilton series)

3. Enid Blyton (classics stories of adventure and bad behaviour)

4. Erin Hunter (Warriors series)

5. Sally Rippin (Billie B Brown and Hey Jack series)

6. Jeff Kinney (Diary of a Wimpy Kid series)

7. Adam Blade (Beast Quest series)

8. Jacqueline Wilson (amazing stories about different lives and adventures)

9. Liz Pichon (Tom Gates series, and picture books)

10. Rick Riordan (Percy Jackson series)

11. Roald Dahl (Charlie and the chocolate factory and other funny tales)

12. Andy Griffiths (Storey-treehouse series)

13. Megan McDonald (Judy Moody and Stick series)

14. Dav Pilkey (Captain Underpants series)

15. Francesca Simon (Horrid Henry series)

16. Alan MacDonald (Dirty Bertie series)

17. H. I. Larry (Zac Powers series)

18. David Walliams (Hilarious stories)

19. Jacqueline Harvey (Alice Miranda series)

20. Rachel Renee Russell (Dork Diaries series)

Kids’ Club Review by Theo: Deep waters: 24 hours to save the world– and finish his homework

Deep waters : 24 hours to save the world– and finish his homework, by H. I. Larry

This is a book about a spy boy who has to complete a mission in the ocean. In the way to it he has to complete other mini-missions, but is not like in the way, he has to go other ways so he wastes time. I like how the author writes the book because he makes the characters believable and also that he makes you believe you are there. I would prefer that Zac had to fight against nature. I like when Zac suddenly meets a squid, it’s a suspenseful moment.I would like to give the book 3 stars and a half.

3 stars

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

Kids’ Club Review by Cameron: Poison Island

Poison Island: 24 hours to save the world and walk the dog, by H I Larry

This is a spy book

(Spoiler Alert! This review reveals the ending of the story. Read on if you want to know what happens…)

Zac and his brother were cruising on a jumbo jet 30,000 feet above the ocean. Zac opened the door and jumped. Then they landed on a island. Zac and his brother searches for Dr Drastic (Dr Drastic is evil). Zac’s brother gets lost (Dr Drastic had taken him.) Zac finds a cave and enters it, at the end he finds a stream. He dives down and he finds Dr Drastic in there. Dr Drastic then goes to a volcano with a medicine in a bottle. That medicine would cure anyone or anything. Zac gets it off Dr Drastic and he sees his brother in a helicopter. He lets down a rope, Zac grabs it, his brother lifted him up and took them back home.

I would recommend this book to kids who likes spies or agents.

4 stars

Reviewed by Cameron from Johnsonville, 8 years old