Kids’ Club Review by Natalia: The Librarian and the Robbers

The Librarian and the Robbers, by Margaret Mahy

I don’t think this could really happen. It had a good plot though, and was very touching. But I do like why the robbers captured the librarian. Librarians should be more valuable.

3 stars

Reviewed by Natalia from Central City and Kelburn Normal School , 10 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Helena: Ice Sea Pirates

Ice Sea Pirates, by Frida Nilsson

Captain Whitebeard is a grumpy old man with a very cold heart and a white beard. The only thing he wants is children. This story is exciting and action packed I love that I recommend it for ages 7+.

4 stars

Reviewed by Helena from Miramar and Holy Cross School , 9 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 Anna: Dragonfly song

Dragonfly songDragonfly song, by Wendy Orr (1953-)

This book is about Aissa (which means dragonfly) who’s adopted family is murdered. She is made to be a slave and cannot speak. This book was well written but I think it is more suited to children older than me as it took me a long time to read. My sister thought it was excellent. I would recommend this book to people 10+.

4 stars

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

Kids’ Club Review by Oscar Lyon: That’s not a hippopotamus

That’s not a hippopotamus, by Juliette MacIver

Good picture book, I liked the hippopotamus hiding in the pictures. When he put a sock on his nose pretending to be a elephant, that was my favourite.
Good for 3-4 year olds

3 stars

Reviewed by Oscar Lyon from Miramar and Seatoun School , 7 years old