Kids’ Club Review by molly: The weirdstone of Brisingamen : a tale of Alderley

The weirdstone of Brisingamen : a tale of AlderleyThe weirdstone of Brisingamen : a tale of Alderley, by Alan Garner (1934-)

Colin and Susan were pursued over the Alderly moor by mythical monsters. They were saved by a wizard with the strange name of Cadelin Silverbrow. Cadelin Silverbrow watches over 140 sleeping knights who will wake up and defeat evil. But Cadelin Silverbrow has lost the weirdstone of Brisingamen which stops the knights from ageing. Will they find the weirdstone of Brisingamen? I rate this 5 stars because it is gripping and exciting. I think children 9+ should read this book.

5 stars

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

Kids’ Club Review by Luke: The weirdstone of Brisingamen : a tale of Alderley

The weirdstone of Brisingamen : a tale of AlderleyThe weirdstone of Brisingamen : a tale of Alderley, by Alan Garner (1934-)

Colin and Susan are chased across Alderly Edge by creatures that are supposed to not exist. They find refuge with the Wizard Cadelin Silverbrow. Cadelin has an important job, he watches the sleep of 140 knights. This is a great fantasy book with a good solid storyline. I think children 8+ should read it.

5 stars

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

Kids’ Club Review by Zoé: Finding Black Beauty

Finding Black BeautyFinding Black Beauty, by Lou Kuenzler

This book was so amazing ! If you love horses it’s the perfect book about the very special life of a special horse. It’s also about friendship and challenge. I liked this book from beginning to end, I laughed, I cried, I dreamed, it was awesome.

5 stars

Reviewed by Zoé from Brooklyn and , 7 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Julius: The lion and the mouse : and other Aesop’s fables

The lion and the mouse :             and other Aesop's fablesThe lion and the mouse : and other Aesop’s fables, by Doris Orgel

This is a book which has old fables but nice stories. I enjoyed the old fables. It was the first book of fables that I’ve read. It has moral lessons like don’t brag or else something will happen to you, don’t prank other people because if it happens for real nobody will believe you, you already have your style you don’t need to just snatch of other peoples, people who are fast brag but the slow one never gives up because if the fast one sleeps or have a rest, you could still catch up and win, if someone is taller than you if the big one is in trouble you can help him.

5 stars

Reviewed by Julius from Tawa and , 8 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Sophie: The hobbit, or, There and back again

The hobbit, or, There and back againThe hobbit, or, There and back again, by J. R. R. Tolkien (1892-1973)

This book is about a hobbit who just wants to stay at home eating his two breakfasts, two elevenses, two lunches, two teas and two suppers. Then,along comes Gandalf the Wizard who with the help of dwarfs persuades Bilbo Baggins (the hobbit and main character) to help the dwarfs retrive their stolen treasures and land. I would say this book is good for ages 7+

4 stars

Reviewed by Sophie from Karori, 9 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Hana: The Borrowers

The Borrowers, by Mary Norton

When Arriettty’s Father Pod is ‘seen’ they get some shocks and surprises. Some good, some bad…

A very good book. I also recommend ‘Arrietty‘.The anime film based on the borrowers.

H.

5 stars

Reviewed by Hana from Cummings Park, 10 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Tiffany: The Borrowers

The Borrowers, by Mary Norton.

Borrowers are like humans except they are more smaller. When Arrietty is ‘seen’ by a human boy she tells him all about the world of Borrowers. When Mrs. Driver finds out their are tiny people like rats living underneath the kitchen floor she intends to get rid of them. What will happpen to the Borrowers?! (Although I think the movie was better than the book, how about you?)

5 stars

Reviewed by Tiffany from Kilbirnie, 10 years old