Karori BookBusters Recommendations

We had a wonderful session at Karori BookBusters this week.  Thank you everyone for coming along and sharing all your fantastic book reviews!  Make sure you keep submitting your reviews on our new Kids’ Club – we love hearing about all the books you’re reading – and it’s a great way to share recommendations with other kids too!  Here are the books the Karori BookBusters have been enjoying this month:


Tawa Library Bookseeker reviews

Here is what Tawa Bookseekers have been reading in the past month.

 Nicholas has been reading The Witches by Roald Dahl. This is a story about all the witches in England gathering together for a big conference. They want to rid the whole world of children. Nicholas thought this was an awesome book and he said that it has helped him with his reading. He gave the book 10 out of 10.


Matthew has been reading The adventures of Captain Underpants by Dav Pilkey.  He said that he has been reading the 3rd in the series and that this book is very funny. There are some aliens that come to earth and the principal of the school asks Captain Underpants to save the word. Matthew thinks this book is best for boys.


Gabriella has been reading Danny, the champion of the world. Danny loves his dad but he discovers that his dad has a deep, dark secret. He likes to poach pheasants and one night he gets into a lot of trouble and Danny has to save him. Gabriella likes the bit were they put sleeping potion into some raisins to feed to the pheasant and it makes them all fall out of the trees. She thinks this book is good for both boys and girls.


Liam has been reading Just Shocking by Andy Griffiths. This book has a collection of short stories. Liam said that the stories are really funny and he would recommend this book to all his friends.

Tawa Library BookBuster Reviews

Check out Tawa BookBuster reviews for this month.

Natalie has been reading a book called The Enchanted Wood by Enid Blyton. It is part of a series called Magic Far-away tree. The tree changes every time and each story is different.  Natalie’s favourite part is where Saucepan (one of the characters) turns into a rabbit.


Hayden has enjoyed reading a series called The 39 Clues. This month he has read 3 books in the series, numbers 1, 4, and 6. He likes the 4th book the most because it has Egyptian statues in it and they make fake statues to trick other people with it.  His favourite part is when they go into the Egyptian tombs and the lights go out. The statue has poison darts under her fingernails and they have to avoid her.


Alicia has been reading Judy Moody gets famous  by Megan MacDonald. Everyone in her family has been on T.V. or radio except Judy.  She has a plan to get herself on the T.V. but it is not a very nice plan. Alicia gave this book 9 out of 10 stars.


Jack has been reading Geronimo Stilton’s book Kingdom of Fantasy. This is the 2nd book in the series. Geronimo enters a spaghetti eating contest and breaks the record. He falls asleep at home and dreams of the Kingdom of Fantasy where he has to choose a heart. But it has to be the right heart or else he would lose his own. Jack really enjoyed this book.


Bethany has been reading a book called Miss Popularity by Francesco Sedita. It is a story about Cassie Knight who goes to school in Texas and is very popular and has lots of friends. Her family then move to Maine and she has to make new friends at her new school. This school is much harder for her and her classmates are not into fashion the way her old schoolmates were. Cassie’s new classmates make fun of her. Bethany really enjoyed this book and gave it 9 out of 10.

Kids’ Review by Sofia

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Flies Again by Frank Cottrell Boyce

This is a really good book. It is about a magical car called Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. When the Tootings family finds out that it can fly they go on heaps of adventures. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang has a mind of its own and is trying to find its missing parts. The Tootings go to Paris, The Sphinx and to a funny island. But will someone try to stop them? Here is a question: What is a lighting?
5 Stars
Review by Sofia of Hataitai



Kids’ Review by Jordan

The Story of Tracy Beaker by Jacqueline Wilson

The Story of Tracy Beaker is about a girl named Tracy. Tracy is waiting to be fostered,or for her mum to come and get her. Along the way Tracy meets a story writer, and her name is Camilla, or some people call her Cam. Tracy doesn’t like this boy at the foster home called Peter, but in the end Tracy makes good friends with Peter, and stops calling him “weaky Peter”. It is a really good book that I really enjoyed. 5 Stars.
Review by Jordan of Hataitai



Book review by Emily

I read Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. The authors name was JK Rowling. The best bit was when Harry was at Hogwarts, but the bad bit was when Malfoy was chosen to be a Death Eater and showed the mark of the Death Eaters. But the main characters were Harry and his friends. In the story Slughorn invites Harry and Neville for tea. I really like the fight with Voldemort but the funniest was when I saw a sign that said “Why worry about you-know-who when you should be worrying about u-no-poo!”


Book review by Emily from Karori BookBusters