Kids’ Club Review by Otto: Secret Ninja Force

Secret Ninja ForceSecret Ninja Force, by Julia March

Ninjago is awesome, and my favourite ninja is Lloyd. Being a ninja is hard, I really like this book, it’s my favourite book in the Island bay library, if I had to choose. The pictures look cool because they have a lot of detail. This book taught me some new things about Ninjago. I would recommend this book to all my friends.

5 stars

Reviewed by Otto from Brooklyn and Berhampore School , 6 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Anna: Granny McFlitter, the champion knitter

Granny McFlitter, the champion knitterGranny McFlitter, the champion knitter, Heather Haylock ; (illustrated by Lael Chisholm)

Granny McFlitter never stops knitting. One day there is an oil spill and all the penguins are covered in oil. To help the penguins, this knitting granny knits them jumpers is all shapes, sizes, colors, and patterns. Although this is a picture book, I really enjoyed this story as it was fun, practical, and well written.

4 stars

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

Kids’ Club Review by Isidora: Drama

DramaDrama, Raina Telgemeier

this book is super good its about a girl and two twins and a play that goes slightly wrong I recommend it for 8 years and up

5 stars

Reviewed by isidora from Brooklyn and Seatoun School , 10 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Adam: The Midnight Gang

The Midnight GangThe Midnight Gang, David Walliams ; illustrated by Tony Ross

I loved this book! I liked Tom the kid who gets hit by a cricket ball the best because he is so daring and courageous like when he tried to escape from his headmaster, the best parts of the book is when Tom is reunited with his parents after he is ready to leave the hospital and when he makes new friends (By the way, I loved the book so much that I finished it in one day, it took me 1 whole hour!)
I would recommend this to kids 9+

5 stars

Reviewed by Adam from Brooklyn and Thorndon School , 10 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Noah: Fing

FingFing, David Walliams ; illustrated by Tony Ross

I really enjoyed this book because it was a big journey for Mr Meek and at the end of the journey his daughter already had a fing. I never thought that the author could come up with this idea. The fings favourite biscuit is custard cream. My favourite part was when there was a spot the difference.

4 stars

Reviewed by Noah from Brooklyn and Seatoun School , 9 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Isabel: The stolen stars of Matariki

The stolen stars of MatarikiThe stolen stars of Matariki, written byMiriama Kamo ; illustrated by Zak Waipara

i liked how in the book they describe the stars as stolen. when they are just in the sky. and I like how it is teaching you about Matariki when the book is actually fiction. my five year old brother would love to read this book. I recommend this book to kids who have just started school. thank you for reading my review.
signed:
Isabel the great

4 stars

Reviewed by Isabel from Brooklyn and Ngaio School , 8 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Suzannah: The stolen stars of Matariki

The stolen stars of MatarikiThe stolen stars of Matariki, written byMiriama Kamo ; illustrated by Zak Waipara

I liked this story because it has a happy ending.

This story is about two children going and seeing stars. The next night there are only seven Matariki stars instead of nine. The children get the stars back in the sky and take their eels home from fishing.

I would recommend this book to children who are six and seven years old.

4 stars

Reviewed by Suzannah from Brooklyn and Samuel Marsden Collegiate School , 7 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Suzannah: How Māui fished up the North Island

How Māui fished up the North IslandHow Māui fished up the North Island, retold by Donovan Bixley ; advised and translated by Dr Darryn Joseph

I didn’t really like this book. I don’t understand how someone could fish up a whole island with their fishing hook. I didn’t like the picture on the front but the ones inside were okay. Maui’s brothers were really mean.

2 stars

Reviewed by Suzannah from Brooklyn and Samuel Marsden Collegiate School , 7 years old