Kids’ Club Review by Anna: The mapmakers’ race

The mapmakers' raceThe mapmakers’ race, Eirlys Hunter

The Mapmakers’ race is about five children who have entered a race with their mother. however, their mother goes missing before the race so they must do it alone. This is their last chance as they have no money. I really like this book as it was very interesting to read and gripping. I rate it 5 stars.

5 stars

Reviewed by Anna from Karori and Karori Normal School , 10 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Molly: The stolen stars of Matariki

The stolen stars of MatarikiThe stolen stars of Matariki, written byMiriama Kamo ; illustrated by Zak Waipara

When two children go eeling with their grandparents, they discover that two stars are missing from Matariki. They decide to go and find them. This is a lovely picture book with beautiful illustrations. It was interesting and engaging.

4 stars

Reviewed by Molly from Karori and Karori Normal School , 12 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Millie: Kristy’s great idea : a graphic novel

Kristy's great idea : a graphic novelKristy’s great idea : a graphic novel, [text, Ann M. Martin] ; by Raina Telgemeier

I enjoyed the book because it was very relatable and funny but at the same time telling a very exciting story. The book was a little confusing so it would probably be 10+. At some parts the book did get a tad boring but then it came back, still a very good book. 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

4 stars

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

Kids’ Club Review by Anna: The stolen stars of Matariki

The stolen stars of MatarikiThe stolen stars of Matariki, written byMiriama Kamo ; illustrated by Zak Waipara

Grandma and Poua take the grandchildren eeling and they discover that two stars are missing from Matariki. Will they find the stars? This is a lovely story that gives a lot of information about Matariki. I rate it 4 stars.

4 stars

Reviewed by Anna from Karori and Karori Normal School , 10 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Molly: Rumple Buttercup : a story of bananas, belonging, and being yourself

Rumple Buttercup : a story of bananas, belonging, and being yourselfRumple Buttercup : a story of bananas, belonging, and being yourself, written and illustrated by Matthew Gray Gubler

This book is about an unusual looking creature who is lonely and really wants to have a real friend. I liked this book as it is about friendship and the importance of having a sense of belonging. The illustrations were also beautiful.

4 stars

Reviewed by Molly from Karori and Karori Normal School , 12 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Molly: Fing

FingFing, David Walliams ; illustrated by Tony Ross

This story is about an entitled, spoiled girl who wants a Fing. The only problem is that her parents do not know what a fing is so they have to search for one. This is a hilarious story. I enjoyed it as it had an unusual story line. All kids would enjoy this story, regardless of whether they read it themselves or had it read to them. I rate it 5 stars.

5 stars

Reviewed by Molly from Karori and Karori Normal School , 12 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Molly: Lyla

LylaLyla, Fleur Beale

This book is about the Christchurch earthquake. Lyla is a Year 10 student when the EQ happens and her parents have to help out as her mother is a police officer and her father is a nurse. Lyla not only lets people come into her home but she helps the community in cleaning up the mess that was left behind. In addition, she has to deal with the fact that friends are missing. I thought this story gave a great insight into how teens cope with EQs .It was gritty and real and something I could relate to.

5 stars

Reviewed by Molly from Karori and Karori Normal School , 12 years old