Kids’ Club Review by Isabella: The curse of the Werepenguin

The curse of the WerepenguinThe curse of the Werepenguin, Allan Woodrow ; illustrated by Scott Brown

This book is a spooky scary book that will make you laugh out loud. When an orphan gets adopted by the local count who is supposedly the scare of the town. The orphan is surprised to see that he is just a boy about the same age as him. But when things take an unexpected turn of evens will the orphan ever be the same again or will he have the burden of the curse of a werepenguin for the rest of his life

4 stars

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

Kids’ Club Review by Isabella: The haunting

The hauntingThe haunting, Margaret Mahy

As 8 yr old Barnaby is continuously being spooked he and his older sisters head out on a mission to uncover the truth of the ghosts and their family. This book is definitely suited for older children

3 stars

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

Kids’ Club Review by Isabella: The house with chicken legs

The house with chicken legsThe house with chicken legs, Sophie Anderson

This book is amazing! As Marinka and her grand mother baba guide the dead. Marinka wants so much more than this life she has. But when her grand mother suddenly disappears Marinka must guide the dead on her own otherwise things could go horribly wrong…

5 stars

Reviewed by Isabella from Miramar and Seatoun School , 10 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 Jasmine: Max & the Midknights

Max & the MidknightsMax & the Midknights, Lincoln Peirce

This book is really funny from the first word to the last word. Max, Millie, Simon, Kevyn and Max’s Uncle. Go on a quest while hiding from evil king Ghastly. They find Magic wands, strange travellers and a mysterious tower were a child is crying.

5 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 Anna: The curse of the Werepenguin

The curse of the WerepenguinThe curse of the Werepenguin, Allan Woodrow ; illustrated by Scott Brown

Bolt is an orphan who wants to find his family. A 12-year-old baron wants Bolt to come an while Bolt thinks his is on his way to find his family, The baron is not who Bolt thinks he is and he bites Bolt. Bolt becomes a half boy, half penguin and there is worse to come…..I enjoyed this book as it was funny, easy to read, and enjoyable.

4 stars

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