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

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

The stolen stars of matariki is a book all about two small children and their grandparents. In the beginning of the book, they go to the beach to attempt to collect fallen stars amongst the rocks. However, afterwards, they find out that two of the matariki stars have disappeared and devise a cunning plan to bring them back …

I think this book is great; it taught me a bit about matariki and a variety of Maori words all in a simple short story. Overall, I’d recommend the book to small children as it will help them learn about Maori words and matariki in an easy book.

4 stars

Reviewed by Jacob from Tawa and Tawa Intermediate , 11 years old

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

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

I like this book because of its culture and relevance to New Zealand and how it also includes pictures and Te reo. I love the mysterious feel the book has to it and how its a book where kids have to take action. I would rate it a 10/10 and thinks its a great book to have in schools and homes around NZ

5 stars

Reviewed by Lily from Kilbirnie and Hataitai School , 12 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Lily: How Māui fished up the North Island

How Māui fished up the North IslandHow Māui fished up the North Island, retold by Donovan Bixley ; advised and translated by Dr Darryn Joseph

This was another book I found out about at on the school trip. Before I had heard the story before but I loves Donovans book because of the bright illustrations and humorous in it. I love Maui’s cheekiness and how I was able to connect with him. I rate the book a 10/10 and would love to get a couple to read to my family at home!

5 stars

Reviewed by Lily from Kilbirnie and Hataitai School , 12 years old