Kids’ Club Review by Luke: Arabel and Mortimer

Arabel and Mortimer, by Joan Aiken (1924-2004)

This three in one novel is about a little girl called Arabel and a chaotic raven called Mortimer. Mortimer gets up to lots of mischief in zoos, cruise ships ands parks. Will everything work out? This book tremendously funny and easy to read so I rate it 5 stars. I think children 7+ should read this book.

5 stars

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

Kids’ Club Review by Petra: Arabel’s raven

Arabel's ravenArabel’s raven, by Joan Aiken (1924-2004,)

I thought it was really really good.It was funny and it had a great plot. My favourite character was Mortimer because he is curious and amusing to read about.

3 stars

Reviewed by Petra from Brooklyn and Other , 10 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Elsa: The cuckoo and the warbler: A true New Zealand story

The cuckoo and the warbler: A true New Zealand story, by Heather Hunt

I thought this book had brilliant illustrations and it was a good text style for any age My sister especially liked it because of all the birds. It was also a great way to get little ones to know about nature.

4 stars

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

Kids’ Club Review by Aoife: Some birds

Some birdsSome birds, by Matt Spink

I like the funny pictures of birds. The First time I read it I thought it said some birds poo. I really liked the designs on the birds.

4 stars

Reviewed by Aoife from Tawa and , 7 years old