Kids’ Club Review by Petra: Snake and Lizard

Snake and LizardSnake and Lizard, by Joy Cowley

I thought it was a great story. I read it in less than a day. Even though it was short it still had a good plot and at the end you really wonder if skunk will make it across the river of death or not. I think Joy Cowley writes really well and I LOVE her books.

5 stars

Reviewed by Petra from Khandallah and Other , 10 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Molly: Moa

MoaMoa, by James Davidson

Moa is a graphic novel and is about Kiwi and Possum who have exciting adventures around NZ. Because this is a graphic novel and not a novel with chapters, I only rate it 3 stars. I would recommend this book to children 5+ who like graphic novels or are not so keen on reading chapter books. The illustrations were very good though.

3 stars

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

Kids’ Club Review by Luke: Cosmic : it’s one giant leap for all boy-kind

Cosmic : it's one giant leap for all boy-kindCosmic : it’s one giant leap for all boy-kind, by Frank Cottrell Boyce

This is a well written chapter book about a boy called Liam who goes to a theme park and under mysterious circumstances ends up in outer space. I really enjoyed this boy although it is more suitable for younger children. Frank Boyce is a fantastic author who really engages the reader.

5 stars

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

Kids’ Club Review by Genevye: Ghost town at sundown

Ghost town at sundownGhost town at sundown, by Mary Pope Osborne

This book was not terrifying at all actually , my big sister always says to me don’t judge the book by it’s cover. My favorite characters were Slim because he looked slim and his name was Slim That was so funny It was so funny that Slim called Annie Smiley and Slim called Jack Shorty . It was a bit sad because Lonesome Luke (a ghost) Slim said that Lonesome Luke had a gal which I think means girlfriend went back to east because she couldn’t take the Wlid West so she went back to east. It was a bit sad for that part . So Lonesome Luke always went to a hotel and played Red River Valley over and over again. This book was funny and sad at the same time . I really enjoyed it.

5 stars

Reviewed by Genevye from Central City and Churton Park School , 7 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Aoi: The desert challenge

The desert challengeThe desert challenge, by Bear Grylls

Bear Grylls is an amazing because he has had many real adventures and has written many good stories. He put a kid in the each story and the kid connected to his/her friend in the next story. I like it very much.

5 stars

Reviewed by Aoi from Karori and Thorndon School , 7 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Luke: The scent of magic

The scent of magicThe scent of magic, by Cliff McNish

The witches are collecting the most powerful, magical children on earth in order to defeat the leader of Wizards and Rachel. This is the second book in a trilogy, The Scent of Magic is an excellent series and I would recommend it to children 10+.

5 stars

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

Kids’ Club Review by Genevye: Dingoes at dinnertime

Dingoes at dinnertimeDingoes at dinnertime, by Mary Pope Osborne

This book is a awesome talented book because I learned heaps of facts again and again i always say this because the Magic Tree House Series Morgan gives Jack and Annie a research book so i learn heaps of facts from there like a wildfire is a threat to koalas , koalas are slow-moving and they can’t escape the smoke and flames . If you read this book you will get lots of facts from here . So this is why this book is a talented awesome amazing book.

5 stars

Reviewed by Genevye from Central City and Churton Park School , 7 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Aoi: The blizzard challenge

The blizzard challengeThe blizzard challenge, by Bear Grylls

I really like this book. When I am a grown up I want to do real adventures like Bear Grylls. He tell me when it comes to the wild mounts you have to be prepared or you might not survived. In the wild you’re stronger together.

5 stars

Reviewed by Aoi from Karori and Thorndon School , 7 years old