Kids’ Club Review by Isabella: The curse of the Werepenguin

The curse of the WerepenguinThe curse of the Werepenguin, Allan Woodrow ; illustrated by Scott Brown

This book is a spooky scary book that will make you laugh out loud. When an orphan gets adopted by the local count who is supposedly the scare of the town. The orphan is surprised to see that he is just a boy about the same age as him. But when things take an unexpected turn of evens will the orphan ever be the same again or will he have the burden of the curse of a werepenguin for the rest of his life

4 stars

Reviewed by Isabella from Miramar and Seatoun School , 10 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Anna: The curse of the Werepenguin

The curse of the WerepenguinThe curse of the Werepenguin, Allan Woodrow ; illustrated by Scott Brown

Bolt is an orphan who wants to find his family. A 12-year-old baron wants Bolt to come an while Bolt thinks his is on his way to find his family, The baron is not who Bolt thinks he is and he bites Bolt. Bolt becomes a half boy, half penguin and there is worse to come…..I enjoyed this book as it was funny, easy to read, and enjoyable.

4 stars

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

Kids’ Club Review by Molly: The curse of the Werepenguin

The curse of the WerepenguinThe curse of the Werepenguin, Allan Woodrow ; illustrated by Scott Brown

Although this is another book about an orphan trying to find his family, it has a twist. Bolt is invited to Bulgaria by a Baron. thinking he was finally finding out about his family, Bolt discovers that the Baron is 12 and shouts all the time. He also bites and Bolt becomes half boy and half penguin. This is only the start of Bolt’s adventures. I thought this was a readable book, although a bit on the silly side. Children 8+ may like this book.

3 stars

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

Kids’ Club Review by Isabella: Sticking with pigs

Sticking with pigsSticking with pigs, Mary-Anne Scott

13 yr old Wolf feels more like a distant friend rather than a family member when his brother Davey is suddenly diagnosed with Addison’s disease. So when uncle Jem agrees to take him on a hunting trip he’s definitely excited. But when the trip turn out to be more than he bargained for Wolf feels uncertain he’ll make it out alive.

4 stars

Reviewed by Isabella from Miramar and Seatoun School , 10 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Victor: The sea book

The sea bookThe sea book, Charlotte Milner

It is a very fact full book from corral reef to Antarctica about sharks, turtles and how humans are affecting the ocean. It also tells you how to make a bag out of an old t-shirt.

5 stars

Reviewed by Victor from Karori and Karori West Normal School , 10 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Jessica: Fing

FingFing, David Walliams ; illustrated by Tony Ross

This book was about Fing and a girl called Myrtle. I liked the Fing ate everything and then did a giant poo. This book was really funny in the way that the story was told. I would recommend this book to everyone.

5 stars

Reviewed by Jessica from Miramar and Seatoun School , 8 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Ann: Whetū Toa and the magician

Whetū Toa and the magicianWhetū Toa and the magician, Steph Matuku ; illustrated by Katharine Hall

I thought this book was really interesting cause it is a magical book. my favurate part was when the magician said to let whetu toa be his stage assistent! the worst part in the book was when Errant the bunny let the carnivorous lamb out on to stage when whetu toa was on stage! I would recommend this book to people who likes magic shows.

5 stars

Reviewed by Ann from Karori and Northland School , 7 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Ann: Granny McFlitter, the champion knitter

Granny McFlitter, the champion knitterGranny McFlitter, the champion knitter, Heather Haylock ; (illustrated by Lael Chisholm)

i think this book is full of funny rhymes and it’s a really great story too, my favourate part was when granny McFlitter knitted the penguins lots of jumpers and coats. my least favourate part was when the ship sank and the penguins were oiled from head to toe! i recommend this book to people who is crazy at knitting just like granny McFlitter!

4 stars

Reviewed by Ann from Karori and Northland School , 7 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Anna: Sticking with pigs

Sticking with pigsSticking with pigs, Mary-Anne Scott

This book is about a teenager called Wolf who has a brother called Davey who becomes sick. His Dad has to look after Davey so Wolf feels forgotten until his uncle decides to take him on a pig hunt. This is no ordinary pig hunt, however. I found this book interesting, especially as it is a NZ one. It is suited for older children,

3 stars

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