Kids’ Club Review by Anna: the girl who drew butterflies: how Maria Merian’s art changed science

Syndetics book coverThe girl who drew butterflies : how Maria Merian’s art changed science / Joyce Sidman.
This is an interesting non-fiction book about an amazing person called Maria Merian who drew bugs from a young age. this is about her life and her contribution to science. She was amazing. I am a huge fan of this book as it is fascinating how a woman back then managed to achieve so much.

4 stars

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

Kids’ Club Review by Sadil: The bomb

The bombThe bomb, by Sacha Cotter ; illustrated by Josh Morgan

This is a story about a boy who wants to do the biggest bomb. But he can’t do it. His grandma told him to do it his own way and he did the biggest bomb. It is a good story.

4 stars

Reviewed by Sadil from Newtown and Kelburn Normal School , 6 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Seth: Ten rules of the birthday wish

Ten rules of the birthday wishTen rules of the birthday wish, Beth Ferry ; illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld

It was good. Because I liked the page where a little rabbit was giving a big t-Rex a hotdog. And I loved the wish page. I would definitely wish for the big bowl of ice cream. I like the book because it is about birthdays and birthdays are fun.

5 stars

Reviewed by Seth from Wadestown and Wadestown School , 5 years old

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

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

The stolen stars of matariki is a book all about two small children and their grandparents. In the beginning of the book, they go to the beach to attempt to collect fallen stars amongst the rocks. However, afterwards, they find out that two of the matariki stars have disappeared and devise a cunning plan to bring them back …

I think this book is great; it taught me a bit about matariki and a variety of Maori words all in a simple short story. Overall, I’d recommend the book to small children as it will help them learn about Maori words and matariki in an easy book.

4 stars

Reviewed by Jacob from Tawa and Tawa Intermediate , 11 years old