Kids’ Club Review by Anna: Peace Warriors

Peace Warriors, by Raymond Huber

This book is about people who fight against war in a peaceful way. These are people who have said ‘no’ and have saved many lives. I liked this book as I really enjoy non-fiction and I learnt a lot about brave people. Children 8+ would also like to read this book.

5 stars

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

Kids’ Club Review by Henrike: Malala: the girl who stood up for education and changed the world

Malala: the girl who stood up for education and changed the world, by Malala Yousafzai and Patricia McCormick

If you like Biographies and inspirational people this is definitely the book for you. I personally don’t like reading myself but when I saw this book in the library, I couldn’t put it down! This book is the story of Malala Yousafzai’s life from when she was a little toddler in Swat, Pakistan to now in Birmingham, England. Ever since she was little, she loved school and learning. She was always outspoken for the right of girls to receive an education. That lead to her life being threatened. This book is the story of how she how she won the Nobel Peace Prize for her bravery and passion. I would highly recommend it.

5 stars

Reviewed by Henrike from Karori and Amesbury School , 10 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Francesca: The lion inside

The lion insideThe lion inside, by Rachel Bright

The lion inside was a very good book, I liked the characters….They were a bit like each other, it was like the mouse from alice in wonder land and the lion (with a few modification) from wizard of oz.

It was cute and fun.

4 stars

Reviewed by Francesca from Kilbirnie and Kelburn Normal School , 10 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Max: The lion inside

The lion insideThe lion inside, by Rachel Bright

This book is about a mouse and a lion. The mouse went to the lion to try and learn to roar and then when he got to the top the lion got a bit scared of the mouse and then they became friends and the lion laughed and the mouse didn’t learn to roar, he just needed to speak loudly. The thing I liked about this book was that they made friends and lived happily ever after and it was awesome. I think my friends would enjoy this book because it is a good story. I would give it five stars because they made friends.

5 stars

Reviewed by Max from Cummings Park and Ngaio School , 5 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Annabelle: The lion inside

The lion insideThe lion inside, by Rachel Bright

The Lion Inside by Rachel Bright is a book about a mouse that wants to know how to roar. He goes to the top of the mighty flat rock to ask the lion how to roar like him.

This is a picture book. The pictures were well done. I loved this story.

5 stars

Reviewed by Annabelle  from Newtown and Newtown School , 7 years old

Movie Review: Brave

Brave took home the award for Best Animated Film at last week’s Golden Globes and is one of the nominees for Best Animated Film in this year’s Academy Awards.

Pixar Animation Studios, the creator of Toy Story 3, whisks you away on an astonishing adventure in the Scottish Highlands  full of mystery, magic and tradition. Determined to make her own path in life, Princess Merida, a skilled archer and headstrong daughter of King Fergus and Queen Elinor  defies an age-old custom, where she competes against (and defeats) each of her suitors in an archery contest during the Highland Games by which she states she is “shooting for her own hand”, much to the outrage of the lords of the land and causes a rift between mother and daughter. Merida then acquires a magic spell from a witch the witch agrees to give Merida a spell to “change” her mother (into a bear) in the form of a cake. When chaos is unleashed in the kingdom as a result of Merida’s actions, she must harness all of her skills and resources to break the beastly curse before it’s too late, mend bonds “torn by pride”  and discover the meaning of true bravery.

From the kilt-wearing lords to the bagpipe music and traditional Highland games and Merida’s triplet brothers’ pranks and  endless attempts to steel sweets, This is a very entertaining mother/daughter movie and a celebration of Scottish culture.

Rated: 8/10.

Best for age groups 5 years and over.