Kids’ Club Review by Luke: The ice sea pirates

The ice sea piratesThe ice sea pirates, by Frida Nilsson (1979-)

When her sister Miki gets kidnapped, her sister is faced with the task of finding her. Unfortunately some pirates have taken Miki and to find her. her sister is going to have to go to sea. This is a truly well written book that is a pleasure to read. I recommend this book to children 8+.

5 stars

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

Kids’ Club Review by Molly: The great piratical rumbustification ; &, The librarian and the robbers

The great piratical rumbustification ; &, The librarian and the robbersThe great piratical rumbustification ; &, The librarian and the robbers, by Margaret Mahy

This book contains two stories. The Terrapins need a babysitter and call up a babysitting agency. What they get is a one-legged naval officer and a pirate party. In the second story a librarian is kidnapped and the only thing that will save her is raging measles. I loved this book, it was funny and the stories were completely crazy. Young children will also enjoy this book.

5 stars

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

Kids’ Club Review by Luke: The great piratical rumbustification ; &, The librarian and the robbers

The great piratical rumbustification ; &, The librarian and the robbersThe great piratical rumbustification ; &, The librarian and the robbers, by Margaret Mahy

Two brilliant stories about a pirate baby sitter and a kidnapped librarian. The stories are both funny and well written and I enjoyed them both. This book is suitable for young children who are learning to read but older children would still find them amusing.

5 stars

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

Kids’ Club Review by Luke: The weirdstone of Brisingamen : a tale of Alderley

The weirdstone of Brisingamen : a tale of AlderleyThe weirdstone of Brisingamen : a tale of Alderley, by Alan Garner (1934-)

Colin and Susan are chased across Alderly Edge by creatures that are supposed to not exist. They find refuge with the Wizard Cadelin Silverbrow. Cadelin has an important job, he watches the sleep of 140 knights. This is a great fantasy book with a good solid storyline. I think children 8+ should read it.

5 stars

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

Kids’ Club Review by Luke: The patchwork bike

The patchwork bikeThe patchwork bike, by Maxine Beneba Clarke

The Patchwork Bike is a lovely story about a family that lives in a village in Africa that owns a bike made up of really odd things. This book is suitable for children who love engaging illustrations and a feel-good story. I liked it a lot.

5 stars

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

Kids’ Club Review by Molly: The Patchwork Bike

The Patchwork Bike, by Maxine Beneba Clarke

A book about a family, an African village, and a motorbike made up of weird, everyday things. I enjoyed reading this book as it had beautiful pictures. This book is suitable for little children.

5 stars

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

Kids’ Club Review by Anna: The patchwork bike

The patchwork bikeThe patchwork bike, by Maxine Beneba Clarke

This book is about a girl who lives in a village and her brothers patchwork bike, which is made of lots of weird things. I liked this book as it was fun and had beautiful illustrations. I think it is suitable for little children because it is very easy to read. I still liked I though.

4 stars

Reviewed by Anna from Karori and Karori Normal School , 8 years old