Kidzscene & Heard

The Book With No Pictures

Tue, 23/06/2015

Do you need a laugh?

Then you need to read this book….or better still get someone else to read it to you.


The World of David Walliams!

Fri, 29/05/2015

Check out the very funny David Walliams' website for free games, activities, quiz’s, wordsearch’s and interviews.

Into the Storm by Stephen Potts

Mon, 23/03/2015
Into the Storm Cover


Jorja has reviewed Into the Storm by Stephen Potts.

A boy and his dad go on a boat trip and there is a fire on board and as the dad puts it out he gets knocked out.

My favourite quote was "everything happened in a blur".

This is an excellent book because it is full of adventure and mystery.


Tom Gates: Extra Special Treat (-not) by Liz Pichon

Mon, 23/03/2015
Tom Gates Extra Special Treat

Jorja reviews Tom Gates: Extra Special Treat (-not) by Liz Pichon.

There is a big storm coming and the cousins' power and plumbing has gone out. So they have to stay. Read it and find out the crazy twist.

Favourite quote "your daddy was a very hairy baby".

This book was excellent because it has lots of twists and surprises right around the corner.

More Tom Gates books by Liz Pichon.

The Mad, Mad, Mad Treasure Hunt by Megan McDonald

Mon, 23/03/2015
The Mad, Mad, Mad Treasure Hunt

Lexxie has been reading Judy Moody & Stink: The Mad, Mad, Mad Treasure Hunt by Megan McDonald.

Judy Moody & Stink are on a ferry going on holiday and pretend they are on a pirate ship. They do a treasure hut, crack the clues and pretend to be pirates. Every time you crack a clue you get a doubloon.  A doubloon is a gold coin.The treasure is a ride on a real live pirate ship.

More Judy Moody & Stink books.

Kaspar, Prince of Cats by Michael Morpugo

Mon, 23/03/2015
Kaspar Prince of Cats

Lexxie has been reading Kaspar, Prince of Cats by Michael Morpurgo.

Kaspar is a cat who lived in The Savoy Hotel in London with his owner Countess Kandinsky. The countess was killed in a car accident and Johnny Trott (one of the hotel's bell boys) decided to look after Kaspar in the servants quarters.

Johnny Trott saves a hotel guest's (Lizziebeth) life after she climbed out of a window on the roof. Lizziebeth's parents reward him and give him fifty pounds and a trip to New York and he takes Kaspar with him. 

They sail to New York on the Titantic! Luckily Lizziebeth, her family, Kaspar and Johnny Trott all survived the disaster. Lizziebeth's family asked Johnny to live with them forever in New York because he did not have family back in England to go back to.


On the Road to Tuapeka by Ben Brown

Mon, 23/03/2015

Kees has been reading On the Road to Tukapeka by Benjamin Brown.

The animals meet a strange little guy who is doing a bbq. He says "you're just in time for tea".  What he really means is they are the feast!!

Kees' Rating: 5 stars!

More books by Benjamin Brown.

Summer Reading Programme Photos

Tue, 27/01/2015

We had so much fun seeing you all over the summer holidays! There are some great photos of our events in our Flickr Album. So have a look and see if we've snapped one of you!

Heroes of Olympus: The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan

Mon, 22/12/2014
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Heroes of Olympus: The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan.

My time reading the lost hero was the most exiting time reading any book i would love to read it again.

The lost hero is about a demigod who weirdly appears on a bus with his memory wiped. His friends Leo and Piper think that they have had a long time with each other but the demigod did not have a clue who they were.

On the wilderness school then something weird happened, the beautiful blue sky turned into a horrible storm, the trio learn that the Greek and roman gods and mythical creatures are real very real and the trio embark on a journey to olympus and the gods.

Reviewed by Jack.

See what other Heroes of Olympus books we have!

Choose a book that's right for you!

Wed, 24/09/2014
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Members of the Flaxmere Young Readers’ Club met last week and talked about how they choose fiction stories that are right for them.  Here are their tips:

  • Look for favourite authors and genre (e.g. fantasy, mystery, pony stories, etc)
  • Find out what friends, family and librarians recommend
  • Do the title and cover seem interesting?
  • Read the blurb on the back cover to see if the story sounds good
  • Read the summary of the book on our catalogue:
  • Read the first page.   Do you understand what you are reading and want to keep reading?
  • Look for new book displays in the library
  • Are there more than 5 difficult words on a page?  If there are, then the book may be too difficult for you to read all by yourself.  An adult could read it to you though.
  • Look for reviews online, especially here on our Kidzscene blog

Fantastic tips!

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