Kids’ Club Review by Luke: Hannah’s night

Hannah's nightHannah’s night, by Komako Sakai (1966-)

Hannah wakes up but it is still dark outside. No one else is awake in the house. Hannah decides to do things she is not normally allowed to do like play with her sister’s toys and eat food out of the fridge. This is a nice children’s book and even though it is better suited to little children, it was still amusing to read.

5 stars

Reviewed by Luke from Karori and Karori Normal School , 12 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Luke: The patchwork bike

The patchwork bikeThe patchwork bike, by Maxine Beneba Clarke

The Patchwork Bike is a lovely story about a family that lives in a village in Africa that owns a bike made up of really odd things. This book is suitable for children who love engaging illustrations and a feel-good story. I liked it a lot.

5 stars

Reviewed by Luke from Karori and Karori Normal School , 12 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Molly: Grandad’s guitar

Grandad's guitarGrandad’s guitar, by Janine McVeagh (1946-)

Kahu receives his granddad’s guitar for his birthday but he is not happy as he wanted to get a brand new one. His Nana, however, tells him about its history. The book is about all the guitar’s adventures. I liked this book as it was lovely. Sometimes second hand things mean so much more.

5 stars

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

Kids’ Club Review by Molly: The Patchwork Bike

The Patchwork Bike, by Maxine Beneba Clarke

A book about a family, an African village, and a motorbike made up of weird, everyday things. I enjoyed reading this book as it had beautiful pictures. This book is suitable for little children.

5 stars

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

Kids’ Club Review by Anna: Thunder Boy Jr.

Thunder Boy Jr.Thunder Boy Jr., by Sherman Alexie (1966-)

Thunderboy Jnr is named after his father but he wants his own special name. Will he and his Dad find him a new name? This is a nice story and has exciting pictures. It is a book for little children but big children will also enjoy it.

4 stars

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

Kids’ Club Review by Anna: The patchwork bike

The patchwork bikeThe patchwork bike, by Maxine Beneba Clarke

This book is about a girl who lives in a village and her brothers patchwork bike, which is made of lots of weird things. I liked this book as it was fun and had beautiful illustrations. I think it is suitable for little children because it is very easy to read. I still liked I though.

4 stars

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

Kids’ Club Review by Molly Morgan: That’s not a hippopotamus!

That's not a hippopotamus!That’s not a hippopotamus!, by Juliette MacIver (1972-)

That’s Not a Hippopotamus by Juliette Macliver is about a class that gone to the zoo and are looking for a hippopotamus. They look everywhere but one little boy has been trying to tell the teacher that he can see it. I found it a nice childrens’ story . I would recommend this to anyone 3 plus.

3 stars

Reviewed by Molly Morgan from Karori and Karori Normal School , 10 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Molly: Hannah’s Night

Hannah’s Night, by Komako Sakai

Hannah’s Night is about a little girl who wakes up and it is still dark. What should she do? While everyone is asleep, she goes and gets all the things out she is normally not allowed to use. I rate this book three stars. I would recommend this book for 5 plus.

3 stars

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