Kids’ Club Review by Eden: St Grizzle’s School for Girls, Goats and Random Boys

St Grizzle‘s School for Girls, Goats and Random Boys, by Karen McCombie

I think this book is one of the funniest books I’ve ever read. When I started reading it I couldn’t put it down. I have read it more than five times and I want to read it again. I wish I belonged to St Grizzles!

5 stars

Reviewed by Eden from Tawa and , 8 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Eden: Human body theater : a nonfiction revue

Human body theater : a nonfiction revue, by Maris Wicks

I love how Maris Wicks combined fiction and nonfiction to make this amazing story! With a skeleton narrator I find it impossible to get bored. If this book was the only book on earth and I was forced to read it I wouldn’t fuss at all. What an amazing book!

5 stars

Reviewed by Eden from Tawa and , 8 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Eden: El Deafo

El Deafo, by Cece Bell

I totally adore this book. I have read it over 10 times and I am still wanting to read it. I love it because it shows that even if you are different it doesn’t mean that you can’t do as much as others. Sometimes it even means that you can do things that others can’t. I love how Cece pretends that she is a superhero and she has super hearing which makes her invincible. It has some funny parts and some sad parts but everything is solved in the end. With the Phonic Ear (a machine that helps her hear) by her side nothing can stop her. Go Cece Bell!

5 stars

Reviewed by Eden from Tawa and , 8 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Esme: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Harry Potter and the Order of the PhoenixHarry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, by J. K Rowling

This 800 page book is very catchy and I suggest you read it. In fact, I suggest you read the whole series. The Order of the Phoenix is very interesting, entertaining and incredibly enjoyable. One of my favourite parts is the battle at the Ministry of Magic, which is at the end (page 706 to 754). The only disappointment is that some parts are tediously annoying, for example I find Chapter 30 (Grawp) a bit dull but it’s still worth reading.

5 stars

Reviewed by Esme from Central City and , 8 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Esme: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Harry Potter and the Deathly HallowsHarry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, by J. K. Rowling

Dark times have come to the wizarding world. “The Ministry has fallen. Scringeour is dead.” Harry is on the run to find and destroy Voldemort’s horcruxes. It’s finally time for Harry to meet his destiny. This is an entertaining, interesting, nerve-wracking book. I suggest you read it. I think you will enjoy it.

5 stars

Reviewed by Esme from Central City and , 8 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Michael: An armadillo in Paris

An armadillo in ParisAn armadillo in Paris, by Julie Kraulis

Fun read about an Armadillo on his travels. His grandad inspired him to travel and told him what is good to go and see around New York – I loved that book. I want to visit the Eiffel tower and Statue of Liberty. Good for kids who like to read about adventure or to read with your Dad or Grandpa at bedtime.

3 stars

Reviewed by Michael from Khandallah and , 6 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Tara: The brightest night

The brightest nightThe brightest night, by Tui Sutherland (1978-)

Wings of fire, book 5, The brightest night, A book report From Tui.T. Southerland re written in book report form by Tara.J. Williams, 8 years old.

This book is about a sandwing. Sandwings are dragons that have scales the colour of the dessert sand so that they can lie down and camouflage into the hot dessert sand. Their scales give warmth to those near them. They can survive a long time without water. Also at the top of their tail there is a poisonous barb and if it stings any dragon, sandwing or not, the venom still gets inside them. If they are not taken to a healer in 24 or less hours they will be …DEAD! The only cure is to get the juice from some cacti in the sandwing territory without getting caught otherwise they will KILL you! Once you have gotten the juice you smear it over the sting/scratch. The sandwings name is Sunny and she ventures to find the eye of onyx to stop the tribal war.

The main characters are Sunny, her three kidnappers which I will not be mentioning in this book report, Thorn/leader of the scorpion den/Sunny ‘s mom, Queen burn, (Clay, Starflight, Glory and Tsunami who are her four closest friends in the world because they are all in the dragonet prophecy together) and Flower who is a scavenger/human.

Premise and plot
Queen burns sisters are Queen blister and Queen blaze. They are the reason the War started in the first place because none of them challenged their mother, Queen oasis before she got killed by scavengers and according to the laws if none of them had challenged her for the throne before she had died then none of them could be Queen. So now the sandwings do not have a Queen. The Tribe is split into three quarters for who wants who to be…QUEEN! Also, whoever wears the eye of onyx, because it is a necklace becomes Queen_______ of the sandwings but It was lost during the start of the war. That is why Sunny is trying to find the eye of onyx to stop the war.

In the middle Sunny escapes from her kidnapers and takes the obsidian mirror. The obsidian mirror is a mirror that allows you to see any dragon you like and you also get to see what they are doing. The mirror was animus touched. An animus dragon is a dragon with special powers That can do anything, absolutely anything apart from making a dragon who is not an animus an animus and bringing the dead back to life. But when they use their powers they lose bits of their souls bit by bit until they go so crazy that that they massacred their whole family and anyone who tries to stop them.

In the end Sunny and her four best friends found the …EYE OF ONYX with the help of flower and gave it to Thorn/Sunny ‘s mum but Thorn is now called Queen Thorn of the sandwings.

Why I loved it
I loved it because it was exciting a little scary but mostly exciting which is why I would recommend this book for ages seven and up. P.S if you do not agree with me read it when you’re under the age of seven but you may find it a little scary.

5 stars

Reviewed by Tara from Karori and , 8 years old