The blizzard challenge, by Bear Grylls
This book was a great book. It’s about a boy called Olly who went on a camp for the first time. On the first day he didn’t take part and didn’t like camp at all. However that night a compass comes and transports Olly to a mountain that is very cold. Bear is there to guide him but then the storm hits and they have to make a hole to protect themselves. Olly realises he is actually enjoying himself. He then goes to sleep and ends up back at camp. Olly then gives camp a fair go and ends up liking camp. If you like books that have lots of action then you should read this.
Reviewed by Jacob from Cummings Park and Ngaio School , 9 years old
The big adventure, by Sally Rippin
Today Jack was in happy mood because he was going to camp. When Jack got to the Camp site, he asked if he could go in the cool blue water. Then Jack found a cave and he got stuck. His Dad rescued him. The story is a little bit boring to me.
Reviewed by Aoi from Karori and Thorndon School , 7 years old
The big adventure, by Sally Rippin
I liked this book when I was five! I thought it was a very funny and inspiring book that gives children ideas about adventers they can do ( in this book) ! In this book Jack goes camping with his family and after he sets the tent up he wants to go swiming. at the beach the current in the water is very strong so Jack is only allowed in with dad or mum. But Jack wants to go exploring and gets stuck behind the tide! What will happen to Jack.
Reviewed by Billie from Brooklyn and Roseneath School , 8 years old
Worst camp ever!, by Meredith Costain (1955-)
Ella Diaries Worst Camp Ever is a great book. It’s about even when things look bad you can always turn them around
Reviewed by Ellie from Karori and Kelburn Normal School , 10 years old
Diary of a wimpy kid : old school, by Jeff Kinney
Absolutely hilarious! sometimes a little bit scary :> About a guy who LOVES video games named Greg. But then he goes on a week camp with NO electronics and has a crazy farmer who is undead. Good for people who like humour and twists.
Reviewed by Connor from Karori and Karori West Normal School , 11 years old
Herman’s vacation, by Tom Percival (1977-)
The book was funny. Henry and Herman are two best friends who want to go on vacation. Unfortunately, vacations cost money, and that’s one thing they don’t have. Henry is determined to find an affordable vacation for his best friend. When the hiking trip Henry planned doesn’t make Herman happy, Henry decides to bring the comforts of home to his friend.
Its a great story about friendship.
I loved this book and recommend it to everyone.
Reviewed by Arav from Johnsonville and West Park School , 6 years old
New releases galore on the Children’s fiction front! There is a new Tom Gates adventure, catch up with Liz Pichon’s hero at your library. And what could be on the 78th storey of Andy and Terry’s treehouse? Any one else find this series a really good way to learn their 13 times tables?
1. Diary of a wimpy kid series, by Jeff Kinney
2. Tom Gates series, by Liz Pichon
3. Treehouse series, by Andy Griffiths
4. Dirty Bertie series, by Alan MacDonald
5. Dork Diaries, by Rachel Renée Russell
6. Where’s Wally? by Martin Handford
7. The Secret Seven series by Enid Blyton
8. The BFG, by Roald Dahl
9. Matilda, by Roald Dahl
10. The hidden oracle, by Rick Riordan
Hey Jack – the big adventure, by Sally Rippin
Jack loves camping at the beach. he can put up a tent, make a campfire and go exploring! But will his adventures take him too far…?
Reviewed by Caitlin from Island Bay and St Francis De Sales School , 10 years old
Save Rafe -Middle School;6, by James Patterson
“Middle schooler Rafe Khachadorian faces his greatest challenge yet as he struggles to complete a week-long wilderness survival course to prove to his school administrators that he can succeed”– Provided by publisher.
The Complete Adventures of Johnny Mutton by James Proimos
The many adventures of Johnny Mutton — Johnny Mutton, he’s so him! — Mutton soup — Extras, extras, read all about it! Presents a collection of humorous stories about Johnny Mutton, the young sheep raised as a regular boy.
Archie Greene and the Magician’s Secret by D. D Everest
Archie Greene has lived with his grandmother since he was a baby, but when a mysterious package arrives on his twelfth birthday with instructions to take it to a strange bookshop in Oxford, he finds himself involved with a secret society of people who protect the world’s magical books, and discovers that he has family he never knew about.
Emily’s Tiara Trouble – The Anti-Princess Club;1
Talented ten-year-olds Emily, Bella, Chloe and Grace are sick of teachers assuming they are helpless princesses. When maths whiz Emily Martin’s mother enters her in the local beauty pageant, it’s the last straw – the four friends form the Anti-Princess Club, with the motto We Don’t Need Rescuing. Can they use their awesome skills to show the world that girls want to be valued for more than what they see in the mirror?
Lily Alone by Jacqueline Wilson
Lily Alone is a very good book and catches your attention. I think you should all read it. It’s really exciting and enjoyable. 5 Stars.
Review by Rebecca of Kilbirnie