Kids’ Club Review by Zahra: On angel wings

On angel wingsOn angel wings, by Michael Morpurgo

This book is about a boy and he is going to see a baby. He is a shepherd and there’s an Angel called Gabriel. She tells his family that there is a baby born in Bethlehem and other angels come around singing.

I liked the book. My favourite characters were Gabriel and Mary. The pictures had some good details and the angels were pretty. The story was kind of funny. It reminded me of my school nativity play. And it also reminded me of stories from the Bible.

I learnt that some angels can be real.

If I could give this book another title it would be Going to Bethlehem. If I could give this book another ending it would be that the boy could babysit baby Jesus.

I recommend this book to children at primary school and grown-ups because they will find it interesting.

5 stars

Reviewed by Zahra from Karori and Samuel Marsden Collegiate School , 7 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Rebecca: On angel wings

On angel wingsOn angel wings, by Michael Morpurgo

This book was a nice easy to read story, that makes you feel happy and in the Christmas spirit. It was a cleverly written story with a twist at the end. I would recommend this book for any age.

4 stars

Reviewed by Rebecca from Kilbirnie and , 12 years old

The 12 Storytimes of Christmas

Wow I can’t believe it is that time of year already! Yes Christmas is just around the corner and it’s the time when we love to have special Christmas Storytime events at your Libraries, for all the family to enjoy. So pop on your pyjamas or favourite Christmas costume and head down to your local library for stories and songs to celebrate this festive season. Oh and while you’re there don’t forget to pick up your “Wild About Reading: Summer Reading Challenge” booklet!

 

What: The 12 Storytimes of Christmas

When:

Island Bay Library: 7th December, 10.30am

Mervyn Kemp (Tawa) Library: 7th December, 6.30pm

Brooklyn Library: 11th December, 6.30pm

Karori Library: 14th December, 6.30pm

Wadestown Library: 14th December, 6.30pm

Johnsonville Library: 15th December, 6.30pm

Newtown Library: 15th December, 6.30pm

Central Library: 16th December, 2pm

Miramar Library: 18th December, 6.30pm

CPK Ngaio Library: 18th December, 6.30pm

Ruth Gotlieb Kilbirnie Library: 21st December, 6.30pm

Khandallah Library: 21st December, 6.30pm

Kids’ Club Review by Aoife: Christmas chaos

Christmas chaosChristmas chaos, by Meredith Costain (1955-)

I thought her dog s costume was really funny. And I also thought the cards she wrote in the story were really sweet. I liked the poems she wrote too. The pictures were really funny too. I read it in two days.

5 stars

Reviewed by Aoife from Tawa and , 7 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Zahra: Operation Merry Christmas

Operation Merry Christmas, by Meredith Costain

This book is about Ella’s Christmas party. This time Peaches was trying to be nice. She invited people to her Christmas party but Ella and Zoe did not get invitations. Peaches may have run out of pink envelopes. You had to dress up in a costume like a chicken or you could dress up beautifully.

I like the book. I like reading the books in the Ella Diaries series. I liked the pictures in the book.

My favourite characters were Ella and Zoe. I didn’t like Peaches because she didn’t invite Ella and Zoe to her party. I also liked Georgia, Chloe and Poppy because they joined Ella.

I recommend this book to girls especially girls who want to write in their own diary.

5 stars

Reviewed by Zahra from Karori and Samuel Marsden Collegiate School , 6 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Michael: Christmas wombat

Christmas wombatChristmas wombat, by Jackie French

I like this book beacause I have the other book. it’s funny and the wombat thinks the chimney is a wombat hole. He finds a lot more carrots and doesn’t realise they are for the reindeer.

3 stars

Reviewed by Michael from Khandallah and Amesbury School , 5 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Caitlin: Christmas chaos

Christmas chaosChristmas chaos, by Meredith Costain (1955-)

This was a very quick book for me to read, it had pictures and it had easier words for younger children. Ella and Olivia are excited about Christmas, but then Ella isn’t so sure about it when things start going wrong. This book would probably be better for younger girls. I would recommend this ages 5+

4 stars

Reviewed by Caitlin from Island Bay and St Francis De Sales School , 11 years old