Kids’ Club Review by Gaurav: The worst book ever

The worst book everThe worst book ever, Elise Gravel

This book was just too kids it turns out that this book is a simple story. So really don’t judge this book by its cover. I think that this book is hard for five and six-year-olds to read and can’t be in this competition. This book finishes just before it starts and is not even too funny.

2 stars

Reviewed by Gaurav from Johnsonville and Raroa Normal Intermediate , 11 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Isabella: The nature of Ash

The nature of AshThe nature of Ash, Mandy Hager

This book is fast paced and gritty ash is on the run as his world around him is blowing up. This book is good although there is some swearing in it so it is definitely suited for older kids.

5 stars

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

Kids’ Club Review by Jasmine: Wonder

WonderWonder, R.J. Palacio

I love this book it is just a wonderful storyline and I like how it tells it from different people’s perspective. At some points of the book it just super sad and others it really happy. I can really tell R. J. Palacio put so much emotion into writing it.

4 stars

Reviewed by Jasmine from Island Bay and Island Bay School , 9 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Gaurav: Wonder

WonderWonder, R.J. Palacio

This is book is just out of the stage for this type of competition. I just don’t have any words to describe it. The wonderful writing by RJ Palacio just made it even better. I recommend anyone to read it as is just a normal book to read.

5 stars

Reviewed by Gaurav from Johnsonville and Raroa Normal Intermediate , 11 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Ruby: Wonder

WonderWonder, R.J. Palacio

I loved the book. Wonder tells you that it doesn’t matter what’s on the outside, it just matters about what’s on the inside an easier way to say it is don’t judge a book by its cover. I would recommend this book for 10+ because you need to understand the message behind it. Maybe if you are quite a good reader and you are quite smart, you can probably read it.

5 stars

Reviewed by Ruby from Kilbirnie and Seatoun School , 9 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Isla: The bomb

The bombThe bomb, by Sacha Cotter ; illustrated by Josh Morgan

This book is about a boy who is trying to do the perfect bomb. He learns that sometimes you just need to do it your own way. Be yourself!

3 stars

Reviewed by Isla from Miramar and Seatoun School , 6 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Anna: The nature of Ash

The nature of AshThe nature of Ash, Mandy Hager

This book is about a boy who’s Dad dies and he has to go home from university. I found this book hard to read as it is probably suited for older children. My older sister loved it and she is 12. I think children 12 plus would enjoy this book.

3 stars

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

Kids’ Club Review by Eve: The worst book ever

The worst book everThe worst book ever, Elise Gravel

This book is about an orange spider and two other things. I like its title, because it says “the worst”. The thing I like about is: it is a fairy tale, a funny one. And I like the monster. I also like the prince’s t-shirt because in half of the book it says “I love hot dogs” and in the second half, it says “I love hamburgers”. And I did not think the prince was going to kill the monster. Also, during the story, two characters were playing chess.

5 stars

Reviewed by Eve from Karori and Karori West Normal School , 7 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Anna: The haunting

The hauntingThe haunting, Margaret Mahy

Barney Palmer is 8 years old and he finds out that a person in each generation of his family has supernatural powers and that he might actually be this person. Barney thinks that he is being haunted by his dead uncle and his sister Tabitha is determined to help him out. I really enjoyed this book although it was scary in places. It is well written and it is also a NZ book.

5 stars

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