Monday, December 3, 2018

November Reviews from St Kilda



I'm reading the ten year, 35 million copies sold edition. This book is about a boy who lives on a farm but finds a stone, a blue stone  in a magical forest known as the spine. Later, the stone turns into a into a baby dragon (I won't tell you how). Since there are magical laws, if you touch a baby dargon - you will become a rider. You get this thing on your palm, it's like a blue circle which they can use for magical abilities, like communicating with their dragon. Turns out another boy, the local storyteller Brom is also a rider but has disguised his mark...

Rated: 5/5 Reallys "It's a really good book, the best I've ever read"


It's the best book in the world, I like it more than Harry Potter. It's about this girl called Morrigan, who is fated to die on her eleventh birthday, because she was born on Eventide. She attends this auction where people bid for kids to join their companies. Anyway, she gets a bid from a Jupiter North, but he doesn't show up and a bid from Ezra Sqwall. Mr, Jones, his accomplice comes to talk to her but then disappears. Then Jupiter finally comes. On her eleventh birthday, just before midnight, he takes her away in a giant machine and they go through the face of a clock, which is really awkward. They go to this huge land and Jupiter says she can come and live in the hotel with him and Finnestra and she meets a dragon rider and a really naughty boy and it's really fun. Weird stuff starts happening at the Hotel Deucalion. She keeps on thinking it's because of her curse... 

Rated: 5/5 Reallys "In the reviews it says it's like Harry Portter, ALice in WOnderland and Doctor Who and I totally agree."


It's about these orphans Anders and Raina. Anders takes the form of an Ice wolf, so he guards the city. Raina takes the form of a scorch dragon, which is practically impossible. He thinks that they're not related and she gets taken away by the dragons and he gets taken away by the ice wolves.  Ice wolves aren't allowed to leave their pack, it's part of their loyalty, so he has to try and save Raina, but if he does, he will start another war...

Rated: 5/5 Reallys: "It's really good I've been waiting for the next book forvever"



It's about a girl who is a detective, and she and her best friend go on a school trip to Adventure Camp. But there's a girl who is saying weird things and they decide to investigate.

Rated: 5/5 Reallys "it's a good book. I just like detective book and I really liked it"



It's more of a girl book but I just like it. There are five stories in this book. I'm going to review the last story, called The Worst Gymnast. It's about how Jemma or Jem, goes to gymnastics at level 6 and really enjoys it but her coach Michael yells and shouts a lot. He's very confident. One day she did a forward roll and accidentally kicked him in the face! He got a blood nose. That was very unfortunate and near the end she enters a gymnastics contest.

Rated: 4.5/5 Reallys "The author used some interesting word choices and the characters were good"


It's a very funny book. It's about this guy, his name is Delphine Cooper. He lives a normal life and then there's Nate Bannister, who is a genius and smarter than Einstein. He makes lots of inventions and the Red Death Tea
Society is trying to hunt him down. He makes lots of inventions to try and slow them down. Every Friday the 13th, instead of doing something incredibly smart, he does three things that are incredibly dumb. One time he turns a cat invisible, but it gets bigger as well and you need special googles to see it and it's the size of a jumbo jet. There's a car that talks too and a talking dog. There are two other books.

Rated: 5/5 Reallys "It's one of the funniest books to me"


It's about these seven creatures, who go on a rocket ship to stop this evil scientist from destroying the world. Then they borrow a spaceship to go to the moon because there's this cuteray which makes evil doings stop.

Rated: 5/5 Reallys "It's a funny book"



It's about this evil scientist called Dr Marmalade who hides himself as this guinea pig, but he's actually an alien. He traps all of the animals, Wolf is the boss of the gang and wants to be a hero, but then Legs, the spider tries to put everyone in an escape pod. but when he tried to navigate them back to space, there was a setting that was bothering him, but snake told him to just hurry up,and Salacious pressed okay so it took them 65 million years to get back to earth!

Rated: 5/5 Reallys "It thought is was really funny, It was really good comedy"


Pri lives in the town of Dunn's Orchard, it's a town not an orchard, there are no orchards in sight. When a new girl asks him why it has that name, he decides to uncover the truth..

Rated: 4.5/5 Reallys "It's really good, I haven't finished it yet"



Monday, October 29, 2018

and the winners are.......

Port Phillip Library Spring School Holiday 2018 Writing Competition



The wait is over! Here are the winning entries from our recent library writing competition. All entrants were given this opening line to get them started: CRACK! BANG!’ went lightning on a stormy night. 

Category 1 : 7-8 years


Category 2 : 9-10 years
Category 3 : 11-13 years
Thanks to all who entered and for your imaginative stories. Congratulations to those who won a Readings book voucher!