Kids’ Club Review by Sebastian: Grandad’s guitar

Grandad's guitarGrandad’s guitar, by Janine McVeagh (1946-)

This was the best book I ever read, when grandpa died he gave his guitar to Kahu. Kahu learnt lots of songs, one about a donkey. It is based on a real story. I liked this book because it made me feel happy.

5 stars

Reviewed by Sebastian from Johnsonville and West Park School , 7 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Lucas: Harry Potter and the cursed child

Harry Potter and the cursed childHarry Potter and the cursed child, by Jack Thorne

I really enjoyed this book, I loved how Harry’s son Albus is not very much the same as Harry himself and even though the blurb is not very long it is very intriguing.
I think a person who loves fantasy and exciting books this will be one of the best you will get! I read it really quickly so that is a bit sad but it was one of the best books I have ever read.

5 stars

Reviewed by Lucas from Miramar and Seatoun School , 11 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Lucas: Demon dentist

Demon dentistDemon dentist, by David Walliams (1971-)

This book is so funny, the made up words, MAN! The Dentist is so evil, it is very gross though Alfie has not been to the dentist for 6 years! Eww! My favourite part was when the girl who had not talked for a whole term of being at school said “COME ON, GIVE THE OLD FART A BREAK!” To everyone for the Principal. David Walliams is favourite author, can’t wait till his newest one!

5 stars

Reviewed by Lucas from Miramar and Seatoun School , 11 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Lucas: Urban outlaws

Urban outlawsUrban outlaws, by Peter Jay Black

Wow! This book was amazing!
Meet Jack, part of the gang Urban Outlaws with Charlie, Obi, Slink, Wren. From a bunker beneath the city of London live 5 super amazing skilled orphans that go through tough missions to save the poor, they rob bad guys and give all of it to the poor or charity! Their latest mission is going to put them in big trouble. Del Sarto, one of the worlds richest, dirtiest, smartest criminal is right at their feet trying to get them for a computer that you can hack in to anything, according to Jack, it’s all his fault but together they can make it out alive, or can they!…

5 stars

Reviewed by Lucas from Miramar and Seatoun School , 11 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Caitlin: The playground problem

The playground problemThe playground problem, by Sally Rippin

I like how jack didn’t know what to do with his friends, but he solved this problem by playing with both friends on different days. It was interesting seeing how Jack solved the problem. And a useful way to solve this problem at school.

It was easy to read by myself.

The illustrations were amazing!

3 stars

Reviewed by Caitlin from Cummings Park and Ngaio School , 7 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Caitlin: The fish of Maui

The fish of MauiThe fish of Maui, by Peter Gossage (1946-)

I think Maui is a real trickster. I like it when Maui pops out and scares his brothers. I would recommend it to people from another country wanting to learn more about Maori traditions.

2 stars

Reviewed by Caitlin from Cummings Park and Ngaio School , 7 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Zahra: On angel wings

On angel wingsOn angel wings, by Michael Morpurgo

This book is about a boy and he is going to see a baby. He is a shepherd and there’s an Angel called Gabriel. She tells his family that there is a baby born in Bethlehem and other angels come around singing.

I liked the book. My favourite characters were Gabriel and Mary. The pictures had some good details and the angels were pretty. The story was kind of funny. It reminded me of my school nativity play. And it also reminded me of stories from the Bible.

I learnt that some angels can be real.

If I could give this book another title it would be Going to Bethlehem. If I could give this book another ending it would be that the boy could babysit baby Jesus.

I recommend this book to children at primary school and grown-ups because they will find it interesting.

5 stars

Reviewed by Zahra from Karori and Samuel Marsden Collegiate School , 7 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Charlie: Captain Underpants and the attack of the talking toilets : another epic novel

Captain Underpants and the attack of the talking toilets : another epic novelCaptain Underpants and the attack of the talking toilets : another epic novel, by Dav Pilkey (1966-)

Personally I have really enjoyed this book.It was a good step up from the first epic novel.This book was such a page turner you would only want to read one chapter but then you end up reading 4.I just always wanted to know what was going to happen to Caption Underpants.

The Flip animation was so fun. I loved seeing the characters and the fight scenes I had just read about come to life.It also just gave the book this little touch that made it like no other book.

Overall I really enjoyed this book even though I am a little past reading them.But I would recommend this book for 7-9 years of age or if you are finished book like hey Jack.

3 stars

Reviewed by Charlie from Miramar and Seatoun School , 11 years old