One of the great things about the Christchurch City Libraries Catalogue is that you can add your own book reviews.
One of the great things about South Christchurch Library eBook Club is that the kids in it LOVE to do book reviews. Can you see where this is going?
Recently we read some fantastic animal books and recorded some quick video reviews using Mojo Masks, an app that lets you wear a virtual mask while you record videos.
To see these awesome videos, click on the catalogue links, scroll to the bottom of the page and choose “Videos” under Community Activity. Why not make your own video reviews of books and add them to the catalogue?
ABC Zooborns by Andrew Bleiman
Top 10 Minibeasts: deadly and incredible animals by Jay Dale
Manukura: the white kiwi by Joy Cowley
Foxes by Sally Morgan
Birds by Terry J. Jennings
Killer Pets by Tony Hyland
And if you do add a video review to the catalogue, let us know in the comments below, so we can check it out!
I love each and every one of NZ author Fleur Beale’s novels, but End of the Alphabet has to be my favourite. It is the story of Ruby Yarrow; a fourteen-year-old girl who lives in the shadow of her younger brother Max. Max is smart, talented and adored by everyone. Ruby struggles at school and is always busy at home. She cares for her little brothers, cooks the dinner and cleans up after Max. One day her best friend Tia puts her foot down- she is sick of Ruby being a doormat. Her outburst gets Ruby thinking…does she want to live her life being treated second best? Of course not- so begins Ruby’s journey to find her backbone and start standing up to people.
This book is truly outstanding, one of my favourite of all time. Ruby is one of those characters that you can instantly relate to. If I could meet a character in one of my books I’d want to meet Ruby. She’s just so likeable and so easy to understand. As the book progresses it’s easy to see how Ruby has changed.
If you’re looking for a read that you won’t want to put down, choose End of the Alphabet! It’s a book that you’ll want to read again and again.
Reviewed by Tierney Reardon.
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