Kids’ Club Review by Zahra: Charlotte’s web

Charlotte's webCharlotte’s web, by E. B. White (1899-1985,)

This book is about a girl named Fern who had a pig named Wilbur. They had a friend called Charlotte who was a spider. He was going to the fair. She made webs so Wilbur wouldn’t die. When it was nearly the end she died.

Fern and Wilbur were my favourite characters. I did not like the rat because he was being mean. The bad guys were the people and animals that wanted to turn Wilbur into bacon. I did not like the rotten egg.

I liked all the pictures and I liked it because Wilbur did not die. It was a funny story.

I learnt that some people can do nice things. Charlotte did nice things for Wilbur.

I think the animals seemed real. They talked but humans couldn’t hear them.

It was sad because Charlotte died. If I could give it a different ending it would be that Charlotte could meet her babies and she could survive.

If I could give it a different title it would be Charlotte’s Pig.

This is one of my favourite books. I recommend this book to boys and girls, all ages.

5 stars

Reviewed by Zahra from Karori and , 7 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Sam: A collection of Rudyard Kipling’s Just so stories

A collection of Rudyard Kipling's Just so storiesA collection of Rudyard Kipling’s Just so stories, by Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936)

I thought these stories were very similar because they were all about an animal, and most of the stories were telling how that animal got a feature of its body,like how the elephant got its trunk. This book was very much fun to read. I’ve only given it three stars because it was a bit repetitive. My favourite story was about the rhino because it was very humourous.

3 stars

Reviewed by Sam from Tawa and , 10 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Peehoo: A little princess

A little princessA little princess, by Frances Hodgson Burnett (1849-1924)

I really love this book! I’s got lots of feeling in it and when I started reading it I couldn’t put it down!!! It’s about a girl who’s father is a famous soldier- Captain Crew. He calls his only daughter his “Little Missus”. When Sara (little missus) get sent to school in England she is treated like a princess because of her money. But she is a sensible child and not spoiled. When her father dies the head teacher Miss Minchin makes her a servant. Can Sara get through this with lots of imagination and a mysterious friend? Read to find out! 10 stars!!! I recommend this book to girls 10+! Hope you enjoy it just as much as me! 🙂

5 stars

Reviewed by Peehoo from Johnsonville and Johnsonville School , 11 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Juliet: The BFG

The BFGThe BFG, by Roald Dahl

This book was lovely! Roald Dahl really hit the target this time! I love the BFG! He is so friendly! I kind of wish it didn’t have to go back to you, the librarians.I love the illustrations by Quentin Blake! I would recommend this book to Kitty, my sister.

4 stars

Reviewed by Juliet from Cummings Park and Queen Margaret College , 6 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Tatiana: A little princess

A little princessA little princess, by Frances Hodgson Burnett (1849-1924)

It is very good. It is really exciting when Sara sees that her room is changed. When her father died she had to be a servant in her school which was embarrassing. It was a very good moment when her father’s friend found her. I am happy when the headmistress’sister got really angry on her, because she was not fair with Sara. Bad people should always be punished.

5 stars

Reviewed by Tatiana from Karori and Karori West Normal School , 9 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Enerel: Miss Rumphius

Miss RumphiusMiss Rumphius, by Barbara Cooney (1917-2000)

This book is an award winner.

The book is about Miss Rumphius who made the world more beautiful. I understand from this book that you can make the world “more” beautiful. Miss Rumphius made people happy by planting Lupines.

I would do the similar thing. Recommended everyone.

5 stars

Reviewed by Enerel from Newtown and Newtown School , 6 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Arav: Charlie and the chocolate factory

Charlie and the chocolate factoryCharlie and the chocolate factory, by Roald Dahl

Love Love Love the book. I would recommend this book because it tells you about a good story that starts with a poor kid Charlie and turns into a star. This book is about five kids who win a chance to tour Willy Wonka’s mysterious candy-making operation. Every page was so exciting. I really liked the humour and the story had a good ending. I also liked the imaginary world inside Mr. Wonka’s factory. The hero Charlie was rewarded and the nasty spoiled children all got what they deserved. I loved the book and it also made me hungry for chocolates!

3 stars

Reviewed by Arav from Johnsonville and West Park School , 6 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Arav: Walt Disney’s Donald Duck : terror of the Beagle Boys

Walt Disney’s Donald Duck : terror of the Beagle Boys, by Carl Barks

One of the best of the comics I have read so far. This book includes the first appearance of the Beagle Boys, the first appearance of the Junior Woodchucks, Scrooge’s first dive into his money, and a terrific sea monster. I’m not sure if I’ll ever get tired of Donald Duck and Uncle Scrooge series. The short stories are fun too and the book was really colourful. I will recommend this book to all age group.

5 stars

Reviewed by Arav from Johnsonville and West Park School , 6 years old