Monday, June 27, 2011


Its a story about a little boy who has a certain family member who visits all the time and allways gives him kisses and he doesn't like them who doesn't have family like that anyway after a slow and painful recovery to an axcident will his heart change.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Chicken Licken By Gavin Bishop

“Goodness gracious me!The sky is falling. I must go and tell the queen.” What classic and Timeless words from the one and only Chicken Licken!!!! This is a great retell of one of our favourite tales known all over the world! Chicken Licken! This book is great for all ages, as a bedtime story or just for reading yourself! I love the illustrations in this book because they just help bring out the classic feel too the book, I rate this book 4 out of 5 stars!!!!

RATS!!!!!! By Gavin Bishop.

Miss Polly Piper's house is infested with rats, they are everywhere!!!
They put her off her breakfast, destroy her furniture and DISGUST her friends!
Will anyone ever be able to stop this mayhem before they eat her out of house and home???????? One morning, just a normal infested tireless morning there's a RAT-A-TAT-TAT at the door! Will this be the end to all the mayhem the rats produce??
Well...... READ IT TO FIND OUT!!!!!!! I rate this book a 4 out of 5 stars for its awesome illustrations and great wording!

The Little Tractor By Joy Cowley

I thought this was a fantastic book. It is about a little tractor working on a farm. In a few years it goes into a car sales. It gets bought by a guy who uses it to take his boat in and out of the water. The tractor geos on a adventure but to find were he geos you will have to read.

By Kyle
Madam Spry and the Secret Plans by Joy Cowley

I thought it was a great book. It was exciting, funny and I didn’t want to stop reading. This book is about Madam spry and her going. Mean while her dog is staving at home waiting for steak. Will he get steak when Madam a spry returns? I recommend this book for people aged eight to ten.

By Kyle

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

“Coming Up” is a story about two cousins who went to play at a river. Over the top of the river there was an old bridge. When a truck went over the bridge it fell into the river. The two cousins go to save the driver.

By Shannon

go horatio!

go horatio! by jack lasenby
is a good chapter book for people aged 9-10+
because it's about a girl that wants a puppy
then gets promised a kitten then gets a big
old cat that is not a wonderdog, but she wants
to train him as a wonderdog or a wondercat,
but then her brother goes on the computer and invites
over a movie stunter, but it's actually a girl called
hellan who had a dog called scuba and goes
overboard with training horatio and they get
thrown into a world of weirdness...

by leon

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Down the Back of the Chair

By Magaret Mahy

When Dad loses his keys little toddler Mary suspects that they are down the back of the chair. What else will they find down there, maybe a packet of pins or one of the twins down the back of the chair. This is a great read aloud book for ages three and up.

By Quintin.

The Cheese Trap

The Cheese Trap

Two little mice are hungry so they set off to find some cheese. On their way they are spotted by the old Grey Cat and she plans to catch them. What will they do?

Monday, June 20, 2011

Recycled- By Sandy McKay

Colin comes from a family of people who can't even recycle a peanut-butter container. How can a developing eco-warrior live like this? He can't! So he sets up recycling bins and after a lot of work his family finally start trying.

When his class go on a school trip to the local recycling centre he meets Paddy, the owner of the plant. Soon Colin starts working there in the weekends, for Paddy. When the Council threaten to close the recycling plant down Colin and his class soon begin helping, by setting up a protest on the day that Paddy is evicted.

What will happen to the towns only Recycling centre ?

This is a good book for Children between the ages of 10-12.

There is also a sequel to this book called 'Colin Goes Bush'.

By Sinead

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Three Little Pig

The Three Little Pigs
By Gavin Bishops

In this retake of the classic story by Gavin Bishop the pigs leave home but when the wolf eats the first two pigs how does the third fend for him self. And how will the wolf try and get the third little pig. For all ages 5 and up is my age recommendation.

By Tom
Hairy Maclary was eating his lunch one day when he heard a "WROWW-W-W-W-W-W-W."Hairy Maclary was off with a scatter got all his dog friends on the way. But what happens next?...

Caterwaul Caper is a childrens fiction book,
Written by Lynley Dodd. I think this book is great for all ages and girls and boys.

By Karen:)

The Little Tractor

The family farm has been sold and the family has to find a new home for Little Tractor. Not just any home will do for Little Tractor he needs a special home. Where will he go?

Chicken Licken
By Gavin Bishop

Chicken Licken is walking around when bang something hits him on the head. The sky is falling shouts chicken licken I must alert the queen and on his way he meets some friends of his but he also meets a mean stranger in this funny story for anyone 5 and up.
By Tom

Hairy Maclary Hat Tricks

All Hairy Maclary wanted was to play fetch but everybody was too busy to play with him until Miss Plum came along. One throw wasn't enough for Hairy Maclary. Fortunately for him there was a wedding and all the hats blew away and he finally got to play fetch.

I would recommend this book to both boys and girls of all ages and it is a really good read.

By Brianna

Lucky for Some

Lacey Turner is a city girl who moves to the country with her family. Her whole world turns upside down. She is the only girl in her class at school and is forced to play Rugby with the boys. So when her school has it's concert, she puts together a dance for her and the boys. Will the dance be a sucsess of will it fail? You will have to read it to find out. Lucky for Some is a good read. I rated it 4/5 and I think it is aimed for girls 10 and up.

By Tayla A

My Dad, the All Black. By Sandy McKay

Will is 12 years old and an outstanding rugby player. Everyone says that he gets his talent from his All Black father. After Will’s rugby team lose a game he wonders if he plays rugby because he loves the game or because everyone says he should? When Will’s Granddad dies, Will meets his Uncle Jim. Why has Jim stayed away from Will and his Mum for so long?

This is a good book because it tells you lots of facts about rugby and how it originated, and also information about the 1999 Rugby World cup. I think that this book would be good for children between the ages of 9-12

By Sinead
The Downhill Crocodile Whizz and other stories.
By Margaret Mahy

A monstrous man-eating plant is on the loose and Minnie, the girl with the magical green ear, comes to the rescue. Wonderful Red stretch-wool socks take Mr Snowgrass off to the Jellybean Day School for Clever Boys. This book is great for children five and up.
Watch out for Crocodiles on roller skates.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Hairy Maclary Showbusiness

Title: Hairy Maclary Showbusiness
Author: Lynley Dodd

One day Hairy Maclary went to a cat show with his owner, the owner tied Hairy Maclarys lead to a tree. Hairy Maclary wanted to go inside to see what all the meowing and other sounds were. Hairy Maclary broke the lead and ran inside. When he ran inside he made the cats meow even more and the owners, judges and all the spectators very unhappy.
But by the time judging came around guess who won the prize for the scruffiest cat...

By Karen

Find me a Tiger Review

Can you find me a tiger... lizard, seal, forg, lion, moth, crocodile, chick, polar bear, bird, flounder, fawn and a black cat? The're all in: Find me a tiger by Lynley Dodd if your looking for them. Instead of a story book, this is more of a find it book as your are looking for the animals hidden in the unique surroundings they blend into on each page of this great book. I would recommend this book to anyone who can read (this post). I rate this book a 4/5.

Title: Hairy Maclary Showbusiness
Author: Lynley Dodd

Hairy Maclary Showbusiness is about the adventures
of Hairy Maclary when he goes to a cat show. He was tied up
outside but he was curious as to what was going on inside. So he
decided to snap the lead and go inside. The people were not very
happy and were chasing him everywhere to try and catch him and
fortunately they ended up catching him before he completely trashed
the place. In the end he won a prize for being the scruffiest cat.
I strongly believe that you will enjoy this book and all the rest in the

By Brianna

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

End of the Alphabet

By Fleur Beale

Ruby Yarrow is a good girl who does lots of work at home for her mother. Her brother Max is supposed to help but Ruby thinks it's easier to do the work herself. Her friend Tia disagrees and thinks Ruby shold stop letting people walk all over her. Can she do it? Is she strong enough? End of the Alphabet is a great read with lots of twists and turns. I would rate it 4/5 and for girls aged 12 and up.

By Tayla A